Kiezsalon w/ Dent May & Koenraad Ecker at Musikbrauerei Prenzlauer Berg / Wednesday, 28.02.2018
Kiezsalon returns to the new year with self-described hotel bar lounge singer Dent May and Belgian sound-sculptor Koenraad Ecker. Dent May – aspiring daytime TV talk show host in his spare time – has been charming his way into the hearts of music fans since the release of his debut album The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label in 2009.
The Mississippi-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter, performer, and Dolly Parton enthusiast has since released two more acclaimed records, Do Things (2012) and Warm Blanket (2013), dropped the holiday smash “I’ll Be Stoned For Christmas”, and played hundreds of shows from Shanghai to Chicago. His latest album, Across the Multiverse, is an interstellar voyage of mythic proportions.
For nearly a decade, Dent May has crafted bright, homemade pop songs that pull from the past—disco, soft-rock, country-western, psychedelia, soul, funk—all with light-hearted wit and his distinct croon. Across The Multiverse, his fourth full-length album, finds the Mississippi native embracing a hi-fi sound with the sheen of his new surroundings in Los Angeles.
Koenraad Ecker is a sound sculptor, born in the small town of Bruges, Belgium, currently living in London. He is fascinated by the tactility of sound, the imaginary spaces created by music, the paradoxical qualities of silence and the narrative possibilities of editing. Thus far he has released 3 solo recordings : ‚Ill Fares the Land‘ (Digitalis 2014), ‚Sleepwalkers in a Cold Circus‘ (LINE 2015) and most recently a short EP called ‚Notes from the Panopticon‘ (Ecology Tapes 2015). He is part of two long-running duo projects: Lumisokea (releases on Opal Tapes, Eat Concrete and Alter) and Stray Dogs.
As a composer and performer he has worked on commissions for contemporary dance (for the Göteborgs Danskompani in Sweden, for Ina Christel Johannesen in Norway, for Stephan Laks at Springboard Montréal), for theatre (Jose Besprosvany/Théâtre du Parc Brussels and Walpurgis music theatre company) and A/V installations with Yannick Jacquet, a Swiss visual artist and co-founder of the AntiVJ visual label.
Dent May (US) LIVE + Koenraad Ecker (BEL)
Wednesday, 28th February 2018 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 20:30 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
There is limited capacity to the salon. Tickets only available at the door. Please be on time.