D/B Presents: The Fresh & Onlys / Chuck Johnson @ Monarch Berlin | Wednesday, 26.06.2013

The latest of many marvels to come out of San Francisco, that inexhaustible source of bands that insists on reproducing almost all the aspects of pop and rock from times past, answers to the name of THE FRESH + ONLYS.
D/B Presents: The Fresh & Onlys / Chuck Johnson @ Monarch Berlin | Wednesday, 26.06.2013
They have been invited to All Tomorrow’s Parties, joined Deerhunter for a UK tour and played standout performances at the Woodsist festivals in NY and Big Sur.

Keeping with their notorious urgent pace THE FRESH + ONLYS have released seven-inches, tapes, LPs and EPs for labels like In The Red, Mexican Summer, Woodsist, Castle Face, Sacred Bones and Captured Tracks before coming out with their latest release called “LONG SLOW DANCE” on Souterrain Transmissions.

The Fresh & Onlys | Waterfall

Infectious melodic hooks, led by singer Tim Cohen’s hazy romanticism, and the incessantly propulsive rhythms of Shayde Sartin and Kyle Gibson evoke moody swagger that jangles with 80’s guitar pop like the Go-Betweens, Jacobites, or early R.E.M.

Guitarist Wymond Miles sonic textural sprawl full of desert guitar-noir phrases call to mind Morricone or The Bad Seeds hanging a dark cloud over the poppy catchiness of their songs. Joining San Franciscos garage pop circles together with Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, THE FRESH + ONLYS may not be your favorite secret to keep much longer.

Chuck Johnson | Crows In The Basilica

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on American Primitive fingerstyle guitar, experimental electronics, and minimalist composition.

Johnson has performed with Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowsi, Peter Kowald, Miya Masaoka, and Pauline Oliveros, among others. He views his current work – both electronic and acoustic – as folk minimalism. In addition to solo performance, Johnson collaborates with Danishta Rivero in the electroacoustic duo Blood Wedding, and he lectures in Computer Music and Music Technology at University of the Pacific.

This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to win@digitalinberlin.de with “Fresh & Onlys / Chuck Johnson” as the subject.

The Fresh & Onlys / Chuck Johnson  LIVE
presented by Since The Devil Is Gone I Mostly Feel Lonely, Digital in Berlin, Byte FM

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

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