SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
David Bazan, Privatclub, 7pm
More than half a decade has passed since David Bazan eschewed his music projects, Pedro the Lion and the short-lived Headphones, and set out as a solo artist under his own name.
But in spite of this transformation on the moniker front, a tiger can’t change his stripes, a leopard can’t change his spots, and a lion certainly can try, but in this, will likely not succeed at changing his sound.
For long-time fans of Bazan, the packaging may be different but the contents are–for all intents and purposes–the same. And that’s not a bad thing. Regardless of how his music is presented, listeners are drawn in by Bazan’s delicately crafted songs and held in suspension by his brutal honesty.
Of course, the music may be the best part of the live show, but the freestyle Q&A session throughout is also certain to be a draw. If you have ever had a question for a musician, no matter how inane, show up to a Bazan show and ask away. Natalye Childress
Privatclub, Skalitzer Straße 85-86, 10997 Berlin; 030 61 67 59 62; U: Schlesisches Tor; admission: €8 / €12.