SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Glenn Jones, Monarch, 8pm
Glenn Jones – the rock musician, not the R&B performer – began as a guitar player in his teenage years, later continuing to form experimental rock band Cul de Sac in the late 80s. But 10 years ago, around the time Cul de Sac put out its last album, Jones branched off on his own and started a solo career. The decade since has seen him release five albums, the most recent of which is this year’s My Garden State, out on Thrill Jockey.
Though he plays both acoustic and electric guitar, Jones is perhaps best known for his association with American Primitivism, a style of playing that involves fingerpicking and which is closely related to the country, blues and folk music genres. This technical playing, combined with Jones’ lyrical storytelling, make for a strikingly personal collection of 10 tracks that run the gauntlet of both skill and emotion. Natalye Childress
Monarch, Skalitzer Straße 134, 10999 Berlin; 030 61 65 60 03; U: Kottbusser Tor; admission: € TBC.