Marc Hauser has again put together a great little package of acts for this year’s Congés annulés programme. Delano has tickets to give away to several shows.
While other venues take a summer break, Exit07 has scheduled some 23 events, including concerts, film screenings and a record fair, for its “Congés annulés” programme in August.
The “cancelled holidays” kick off with a packed bill on August 1 featuring two-drummer Portuguese experimental pop band Paus (photo), Californian retro-surf-psych The Growlers and the return to Luxembourg of London’s psychedelic Antimatter People after a show at Sonic Visions last November. The opening night is rounded off with a performance by Luxembourg’s own Binary & Dyslexic.
More new psychedelia comes courtesy of soulful garage trio Night Beats on August 3. The Seattle band’s sound is not too far removed from that of the artists they have spent the past few years supporting on tour: the likes of Wooden Shjips and one of the original psychedelic garage heroes, 13th Floor Elevator’s Roky Erickson.
Also in the first week of the programme is a show by Jeffrey Lewis. A keen observer of urban bohemia, and a veteran of the indie scene, Lewis has supported artists such as The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson (there’s that name again), Pulp and Devo. He plays here with his band The Jrams featuring Caitlin Gray on bass and Heather Wagner on drums.
Delano has two pairs of tickets to give away to lucky readers for each of these three shows. To win a pair, simply send an email with your full name and contact details to email@example.com. Depending on which show you wish to see, mark the subject field of your email “Congés Annulés-Opening”, “Congés Annulés-Night Beats” or “Congés Annulés-Jeffrey Lewis”--readers can enter all three draws.
Deadline for entry is Friday July 25 at 9 a.m. Winners will be notified by email on Friday. Watch out for more Congés annulés giveaways in next week’s Ten Things newsletter.
Exit07 (CarréRotondes), rue de l’Aciérie, Luxembourg-Hollerich