Thu, 02/19/2015 - Zurich, 19.2.2015: An open book, saintly songs & gaucho food

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    Protest Song: The Music Monkeys

    During my little trip I came across a jam session in the middle of nowhere. One of the musicians gave me a cd with their...
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    Take a 19 year old from Nottingham, have him sing a rollicking thumper of a tune and set the video on the streets of...
  • Ron’s Favourite Song: 110% by Jessie Ware

    Sounding like a blissed-out Sade who has discovered the summer joys of electropop, 110% by Jessie Ware warms you on the...
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    Despite the feral nature of the lead singer in the video, American Dream by Electric Guest grooves along like a West Coast...
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     Sounding just like the distant echo of the summer days to come, Lay Your Cards Out by Poliça is intense and...
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    As the dark days of winter wrap their arms tighter around us, Assembly by Elephant sounds like a sunbeam breaking through...
  • Ron's Favourite Song: These Days by Ane Brun

     Her vocals sound as fragile as glass but the music has the strength of a thunderstorm. These Days by Ane Brun confuses...
  • Ron's favourite song: From Berlin to Nairobi and back

    I’d call NRBLN-BLNRB a fruitful culture clash. The Gebrüder Teichmann and the Goethe-Institut Nairobi initiated...
  • Ron's favourite song: Kindness

    Last week I came across the mysterious artist Kindness. His latest song Cyan seems to move from my ears directly to my legs...
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    Nanna Øland Fabricius dreamed, like many girls, of a career as a ballerina. But a back injury burst that bubble....
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Metronomy and you

Metronomy and you

Metronomy have always been an odd proposition. They’re a band very much of the here and now but have a sound that has a strange amateurish 70’s vibe. They also bring the funk but filtered through a particularly English stiff...
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Gonna party like it’s your birthday

It’s Gonzo Club’s 1st birthday this weekend but it didn’t want to celebrate alone, so instead it’s decided to have a freaky 3-way with a couple of other birthday celebrants.  Tonight,, Zurich’s internet radio station, is two years old and has invited The Shit, Urban Junior and Jack Stoiker along for the ride.  On Friday, Halbstark also hits the terrible twos. Mr Gold, Hang the DJ and friends will be there to entertain you. 
Thursday 8 pm & Friday 10.30 pm, Gonzo Club

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Flogging a dad horse

Part of the reason I’ve always liked Tom Waits has been his unique sound and vision of what music can be, but I think I’ve discovered his long lost German cousin in The Dad Horse Experience. Dad Horse Ottn, who essentially is The Experience, comes on like a preacher from the dark side of heaven, converting you with his banjo, kazoo and songs of weirdness and redemption. Kafi für Dich may not seem the place for your musical salvation but, then again, where does? Free entry.
Friday 8:30 pm, Kafi für dich

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Cycle city

Strange as it may sound, not everything great happening in Switzerland happens in Zurich. Occasionally, there is an event outside of our city walls that make a small journey worthwhile, and Bike Days is one such event. Whether you’re into rattling old bikes as a cool way to get around town or as a high specification machine to glide along the roads of Switzerland, you’ll find something here for you. BMC/MTB/BMX contests, bike market, 120 exhibitors/350 brands with djs and night bike displays.  It takes place in Solothurn over the whole weekend and I have 2 x 2 tickets to give away. Email me.
Friday to Sunday 10 am to 2 am, Rythalle/Baseltor, Baselstrasse, 4500, Solothurn

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Culture clash

At Pfingstweide this Saturday is a dj tag-team extravaganza. In the red corner we have djs Tube & Berger, German producers of the finest electronica.  Starting out as a charity enterprise to help children in Africa, they’ve since produced some outstanding tracks and even broken through into mainstream circles. In the blue corner stands djs Kruse & Nürnberg, kings of the deep house scene and go-to names for any remix action. This is a clash of the titans and may the dance floor win.
Saturday 11 pm, Pfingstweide

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Creative flea markets
The Langstrasse area, in Kreis 4 and 5, is known for both its multicultural scene and its design community. As such, it plays host every year to Kreislauf 4 + 5, when 90 or so stores and studios open their doors to show their works and give the public an opportunity to speak with the designers. This weekend,   you can also visit one of several small flea markets which are located at the corner Josefstrasse/Hafnerstrasse, corner Neugasse/Ackerstrasse, corner Neugasse/Röntgenstrasse, corner Ottostrasse/Josefstrasse and at the corner Hafnerstrasse/Ausstellungsstrasse.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm, Kreis 4 & 5
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Exotic dinner show

Treat yourself to exotic food and a relaxing massage! On Wednesday, 9th of May, you can get away from your hectic daily life at Nüschelerstrasse 31. Our chefs swiftly prepare fresh dishes in front of you. At the same time you can enjoy a hand or neck massage by the Asia Spa-Team. And the Balinese dance performance immerses you fully in the Asian world.

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Sir Mixalot

Like a magpie snatching up the shiny objects that catch its eye, Sir Richard Bishop doesn’t fit into any musical genre but rather takes the best bits of every thing he hears and absorbs them into his own sound.  Whether it’s rock, jazz, gypsy-folk, flamenco, Middle Eastern, or North African you get the idea this guy is a musician in the purest sense of the word. Music, not a type of genre, is his sound and to define it one way would be to lose something another way. He plays at El Lokal this Monday.
Monday 8 pm, El Lokal

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As Mexican as it gets
Location Langstrasse: Two masked men approach me, actually they are Luchadores (which are Mexican wrestlers) but instead of fighting me, they press a flyer into my hand. Behind one mask hides Patrick, the driving force behind La Catrina, who grew up in Mexico and misses REAL Mexican food. As no one else fills that gap, he decided to open the first original Mexican Cantina in Zurich: El Luchador.
Konradstrasse 69, 8005
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Good to know

Whenever spring arrives I wish I had a garden so I could grow my own fresh vegetables. My perfect solution: Dunkelhölzli. There I order a seasonal vegetable subscription, tell them how much I need per week and where I would like to pick up my order. This way, I get my seasonal food every week from May until December – and discover plants I never ate before. And I also get a chance to get my fingers dirty, as every subscriber helps out on the field for about 2 days per season. For 1-2 person, 2 kg vegetables per week, 630 francs per season.

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Ghost soul
One would think that the creative community in New York would provide the perfect ground to produce a record. This doesn’t seem to be the case for Doe Paoro. She turned her back on the city and adjourned to a meditation trip.  During her travel she found the needed inspiration for her debut album Slow to Love. The recorded tracks she describes as ‘Ghost Soul‘, which ranges somewhere between post-dub step, pop and soul. A bit like a mixture between Lykke Li and James Blake. Listen
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Green art
Authorities are not fond of graffiti. Artist Strook doesn’t have this problem. His images consist of lines and spaces which he draws with a high-pressure cleaner on existing moss. So he actually cleans the walls, but leaves something for the eye. Surprising, what a little water can do. More
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