SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Admiralspalast, 8pm
While many bands that broke up in the 80s and 90s are just now reuniting for new albums or to capitalise on the upcoming festival season, some bands cut out the middle man and never stopped.
For Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 2013 marks the 30th year that the band has been playing together, with an average of one album to show for every two years of existence.
The most recent release is record number 15, Push the Sky Away, an album slated to come out later this month. The songs themselves are reflective of the way the Internet and access to create and obtain information have changed songwriting, with Cave’s curiosities instigating Google and Wikipedia searches, and, in turn, inspiring the lyrics.
The deeper question engrained in the tracks, of course, is how we keep sight of what’s true and what matters. When this Australian group–which lived in West Berlin during its formative years–returns to Berlin, perhaps there will be some answers, or maybe, more questions. Natalye Childress
Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, 10117 Berlin; 030 32 53 31 30; U + S: Friedrichstraße; admission: sold out – returns only.