SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
A Tribute to The Beastie Boys, Kastanienkeller, 10pm
Few groups are able to supersede the conventions of genre, but The Beastie Boys is one example of a musical act capable of uniting the bros and the nerds, the punks and the hip-hoppers, the pretentious and the simple-minded.
A large part of this is due to the diverse musical influences and stylings of the group, which – unknown to many – actually started in 1981 as a hardcore punk band.
By the mid-80s, the group had morphed into the three-man line-up most people know as the Beastie Boys today: Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, and Adam “MCA” Yauch. That line-up persisted until 2012, when, shortly after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MCA passed away due to cancer. Since then, the band has ceased to perform, although the surviving members are working on penning an autobiography of the group.
But there’s still no doubt of the widespread influence The Beastie Boys have had on music all around the world, which is why a group of local(ish) musicians have teamed up to pay tribute to the music of their youth. Cat N Guyen, The Dropout Patrol, Kid Ikarus, mOck, The Friedrich Briel Experience, and Wello Rausch share their take on a couple of tunes by the Beasties, and there’s also a DJ set later on by 3nt3n m3n and tunes from flachlandoptik. Natalye Childress
Kastanienkeller, Kastanienallee 85, 10435 Berlin; U: Eberswalder Straße; admission: €4-7.