Film School (Indie/Shoegaze, US) + Alice Gift | Donnerstag 14.09.23 | Kantine am Berghain

Donnerstag 14.09.2023
+ Special Guests:

Einlass: 19.00 Uhr
Beginn: 20.00 Uhr
Tickets im Vorverkauf
Abendkasse: 20,00 Euro

Kantine am Berghain
(Berlin-Friedrichshain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof)


In 2001, Greg Bertens (aka Krayg Burton) recorded a moody, shoegaze-colored bedroom album called „Brilliant Career“. The spare, introspective pop was a soothing antidote to the rave scene then dominant in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Over the years, through a couple different lineups, FILM SCHOOL has continued to buck trends and expand their sound into the effects-swathed psych rock (and powerful live sets) they are known for today, well ahead of the recent shoegaze renaissance, drawing frequent comparisons to bands like Slowdive and Catherine Wheel. Recordings have featured guest appearances by members of Pavement and My Bloody Valentine among others.

In addition to Bertens, current band members include Noël Brydebell (vocals), Nyles Lannon (guitar), Jason Ruck (synths), Justin LaBo (bass), and Adam Wade (drums). After releasing an EP on Scott Kannberg’s Amazing Grease label in 2003, Film School signed with the legendary Beggars Banquet, toured abroad with The National, and played shows with Swervedriver before going on hiatus in 2011. Five years later, what was meant to be a one-off gig for a birthday party inspired the band to formally regroup, leading to the release of the EP „June“ (2016), LP „Bright to Death“ (2018), LP „We Weren’t Here“ (2021), and the forthcoming full-length „Field xx“ for Felte Records in August 2023.

(Poisoned Wave/Berlin)

Nach dem Sommer meldet sich ALICE GIFT endlich mit einer neuen Platte zurück.

„Nothing Against Uplifting But…“ wird im September auf dem Pariser Label ‚Icy Cold‘ erscheinen und hochwertige B-Seiten und Raritäten der französischen Berliner bieten. Entsprechend den neuen elektronischen Klängen, die darauf zu hören sind, wird der Künstler bei seinen nächsten Shows mit neuer Maschinenunterstützung in einer Duo-Formel auftreten.

NEUE RELEASE: ‚Nothing Against Uplifting But…‘ (Vinyl, CD, Digital) erscheint bei ICY COLD im kommenden Herbst.