Madame Claude’s sister venue Marie Antoinette is back in Spring with a strong programme of quality events. Late March bears witness to Californian psychedelic legends Sun Burned Hand of The Man.
[audio:xxx-xxx.mp3]Support comes from the very excellent Cam Deas who plays a spellbinding brand of instrumental acoustic neo-folk on 12 string guitar.
Sunburned Hand of the Man are a band from Massachusetts that formed in 1997 from the remnants of the Boston psychedelic punk trio Shit Spangled Banner. They have an amorphous lineup, with composition and instrumentation potentially varying from gig to gig. They release records on the Eclipse Records label, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth’s label Ecstatic Peace!, as well as a number of smaller labels. In 2005 the band toured the United States to play Arthurfest in Los Angeles with Magik Markers.
They have shared bills with a wide variety of artists, from Sonic Youth, to Mission of Burma, to Hair Police, Six Organs of Admittance, to Sunn O))), to Four Tet with whom they have collaborated on two LPs.
Sun Burned Hand Of The Man
Cam Deas has released various EPs on CDr and cassette along with a handful of vinyl releases under the record labels Blackest Rainbow, Great Pop Supplement, Dead Pilot and Dirty Demos among others. His music ranges from solo composed and improvised guitar pieces to mixes of acoustic and electronic sounds, which “conjures up an air of ancient smoke-wreathed ritual with ghostly moans and 12 string acoustic guitar ragas that disappear into cascades of echo, haze and distortion.
Influences include the usual Takoma players such as Robbie Basho and John Fahey as well as minimalists such as Charlemagne Palestine and improvisors such as Derek Bailey.
Cam Deas | As Spring Fell From The Leaves
This is a truly progressive double-bill at an excellent venue and well worth checking out.
Sun Burned Hand Of The Man & Cam Deas LIVE
Monday, 28 March 2011 | 20:00 CET
Marie Antoinett | Bogen 47, Holzmarktstr. 15-18| 10179 Berlin