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Last night Alex Zhang Hungtai, mastermind of Dirty Beaches played in Berlin at Kater Holzig with two friends as backup band and it was great. Much more aggressive and noisy than on the records. It worked very well with the extra e-drum and the saxophone. Sometimes I thought, wow, that’s the sound of PIL with more of his typical crooning vocals. Nice guys and a fucked up cover version by No Wave pioneers DNA as encore.

Oh and when I said it was great I didn’t mean most of the annoying audience.



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  1. By Dirty Beaches « Bis Aufs Messer Blog on 28 Aug 2012 at 1:34 pm

    […] pleasure. We’re super excited that Alex Zhang Hungtai is returning to Berlin after his glorious concert earlier this year. And of course he’s part of a 4-way split LP with U.S. Girls, Slim Twig and […]

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