D/B Recommended: Christy & Emily @ Privatclub Berlin | Sunday, 12.02.2011

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Brooklyn based duo Christy & Emily release their third record, produced by Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust at Klangbad Studios in Scheer, Germany.

With “Tic Tac Toe” Christy & Emily extend the line of play to win the hearts of the West, with elegance and charm.

In Christy & Emilys music, we find unconventional rockers with Brazilian baiao rhythms seated in a psychedelic netherworld, suicide ballads invoking the sordid tales in the Harry Smith Anthology and chords borrowed from Schumann and Liszt with a chorus that nods to Brian Wilson.

Christy & Emily | Kings & Monsters

Christy learned to play guitar from a “Metallica – Ride The Lightning” tablature book, and started playing in bands during her stay at the Rhode Island School of Design. She got exposed to a lot of good and noisy bands going to shows at the now extinct Fort Thunder.

Christy also plays guitar and sings in a punk band called the Totallys that gigs regularly in NYC. In addition she was the drummer for a psych rock band called the Sumerians.

Emily is a classically trained pianist who has studied at the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory and Columbia University. In September 2009 her recording of the entire works of Anton Webern for soprano and piano with Jody Pou was released on the Shsk’h label to international acclaim.

She has contributed to the recordings and liveperformances of Brooklyn rock bands Oneida (Jagjaguar) and Oakley Hall (Merge) and has premiered the music of Elliott Sharp, Susie Ibarra, Matt Welch and many others.

Digital in Berlin recommended! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets for “Christy & Emily”. Just send a mail to win@digitalinberlin.de with “Christy & Emily” as the subject.

You can read our 11+3 interview with Christy & Emily here.
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Christy & Emily  LIVE

Sunday, 12 February 2012 | 19:00 CET
Privatclub | Pücklerstr. 34 | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg

christyandemily.com | privatclub-berlin.de
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