Weeks highlights

Tonight sees German alt rock band Sizarr come to Exit07 to play Luxembourg for the first time. Sizarr had just left their teens when they sold out national tours in Germany, shared stages with acts like Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective and Editors, and stole the limelight from SxSW to Sonar, from Iceland Airwaves to Germany’s own Melt.

“We all want the world to be beautiful. We want scribes and songbirds to tell us so – and sometimes they do and then it is. They point their pens and focus their lens where they will and surprise us to our soul. On Your Own Love Again is a record that does it to us, with songs from a spine-thrilling new place and a gifted young singer with her own musical logic”. On Thursday sees the much lauded Jessica Pratt play Exit07, she has been compared to folk artists such as Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Sibylle Baier and Karen Dalton.

On the other side of the music spectrum we have Steel Panther, who will be thrusting their way through their set at den Atelier on Friday night. Steel Panther have brought back the glam rock days of the 80s but with their own stereotypical parody angle on the genre and hilarious lyrics, which most will find offensive on almost all levels. If you’re a fan of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Poison, then no better way to get your weekend started than Steel Panther.

Also on Friday night techno legend Jeff Mills will be playing the Rockhal but in a change to proceedings he won’t be performing the Time Tunnel project as initially scheduled but instead a 3hr DJ set. I’ve been to a few Jeff Mills shows in my time and if you’re in anyway a techno fan don’t miss one of the true pioneers of the genre.

On Saturday night Norwegian punk rock band Honningbarna, who’s frontman rocks out with a cello as well as anyone can with a guitar, bring their energetic live show to de Gudde Wëllen. Although they mainly sing in their native tongue their energy will make everyone take note and watch. Great live act.

Now time for another EP release, this time from local indie pop band Tuys. There seems to be a real Foals influence running through some of the tracks I’ve heard from Tuys, so it will be interesting to see where they go with the new EP, which is aptly named “Carousel” referring to the band’s constant progress and artistic introspection.


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