Friday, August 14, 2015
We Are Gypsies: Alexander Hacke (of Enstürzende Neubauten) & Danielle de Picciotto (of Crime and the City Solution) / Chatoyant
Doors 9 pm; $10 suggested

Alexander Hacke was born in Berlin. His early teenage years were spent writing, performing and recording music under the pseudonym Alexander von Borsig. At age 14 (1980) he joined the German cult Band Einstürzende Neubauten, and he still performs with them today. For the past 35 years he has collaborated with countless artists of various genres and produces records and score music for theater pieces, feature films and documentary movies.

Hacke performed with Danielle de Picciotto in the outstanding Australian group Crime and the City Solution. Their current project We Are Gypsies is the musical embodiment of the couple's lifestyle: fleeing the gentrification of Berlin, they've pulled up roots and are traveling around the world, doing material based on the circumstances that forced their hand. In addition to the duo's music, they will be performing work from de Picciotto's recent solo record.

The cat's-eye refractory jams of Chatoyant kicks things off.