SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
The Hidden Cameras, HAU, 8pm
Though his band is based in Canada, in the late 2000s, Joel Gibb, the frontman for The Hidden Cameras, found himself dividing his time between Toronto and Berlin. Like so many others before him, he found the city is full of creatives and – unlike his home back in Toronto – not quite as distracting.
Be that as it may, there was still a good four-and-a-half year gap between the release of The Hidden Cameras’ last album, “Origin:Orphan,” which came out in September of 2009, and “AGE,” released this month. Perhaps this is because, as Gibb recently shared in an interview, he doesn’t write songs as much these days.
An abbreviated European tour, aptly titled “The Coming of AGE”, is currently underway, and The Hidden Cameras will play Berlin as the last date before heading across the Atlantic for some shows in Canada.Natalye Childress
Hebbel am Ufer, Stresemannstraße 29, 10963 Berlin; 030 25 90 04 27; U: Hallesches Tor; admission €19,80.