SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
La Luz, Kantine am Berghain, 8pm
If sultry vocals, fuzzy guitars and dreamy melodies are your thing, then La Luz is likely right up your alley. The four-piece band formed in Seattle, and though the city’s not exactly a surfing mecca, the band still manages to nail down the perfect melding of carefree surf tunes, twee-inspired riffs and polished, doo wop-y garage rock.
After 2012’s ‘Damp Face’ EP, the group put out debut album ‘It’s Alive’ on Hardly Art. The result is 11 tracks that are as aurally infectious as they are fun, a fact that is further cemented in the live shows, which – if they don’t already feature a dancing crowd – consist of the band doing what it can to make people move.
For La Luz’s brand of breezy pop, be sure to check them out when they stop off in Berlin… and don’t forget to dance. Natalye Childress
Kantine am Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin; S+U: Warschauer Straße; admission €12,50.