Albertine Sarges – live at Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg – October 21, 2021 – Reeperbahn Festival –
Albertine Sarges in concert at last years Reeperbahn Festival in Germany – recorded on October 21, 2021.
Whenever you make the conscious decision to go exploring for music and don’t really care where you land, you usually wind up somewhere better than you imagined. I was peeking in on the ESNS Festival in Groningen taking place, starting today and ran across the lineup of artists and bands slated to play. Confessing to not being all that familiar with Albertine Sarges, I ventured over to her website and did a bit of exploring and listening. And what I heard continues to convince me there is something going on in Berlin that really needs some diving into – a lot of good sounds and some very committed artists exploring taking place. And also the collective scene is very alive and well and the community spirit looks to be pretty infectious.
So I ran across Albertine Sarges’ bio and thought I would share it with you, in case you are just getting familiar with her and want to find out more:
“The universality of pop music can mean different things to different people. For Albertine Sarges – Berlin-born musician and producer – it’s a vessel that she uses for self-exploration and growth, never more so than on her album The Sticky Fingers (out in 2021 via Moshi Moshi Records). Approaching her take on feminist theory, musings on bisexuality, and mental health, AS musical endeavors move from Viv Albertine-inspired post-punk and kaleidoscopic dream-pop to quiet-loud guitar squall and Tune-Yards reminiscent vocal acrobatics. While AS maintains a sense of comedy in her approach, her music is also a platform to explore the self and contribute to the broader societal discourse. On stage, AS and her band take the audience through a surprising journey with twists and turns, displaying an insatiable mix of avant-garde pop, weird folk, magical flute, and impeccably groovy bass”.
It’s highly recommended that you head over to her website and check out her available albums.
In the meantime, have a listen to this appearance at Reeperbahn just a few months ago (everybody in the audience wore a mask, by the way).
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