On Tuesday 19th March, Damo Suzuki, formerly the lead singer of German experimental rock band Can, will be heading to Birmingham to play a gig at the Hare and Hounds as part of his never-ending tour cycle.
Having began his musical career at the beginning of the 1970s as a busker to becoming an integral part of the experimental music scene being the frontman for his krautrock band Can, Suzuki endeavours to play authentically individual shows. Each of Suzuki’s gigs are entirely different from his other gigs in other cities because he does not travel with a permanent touring band. Instead, it is local musicians, billed by promoters, who perform alongside Damo Suzuki.
In March it will be by the Weird on Purpose Band who have been presented by This is Tmrw who back Suzuki. The Weird on Purpose Band are a collective of Birmingham-based musicians with great talent and character. Due to the nature of the style that Suzuki performs, with different musicians, this set will be certain to be unique, genuine and, simply put, a masterpiece of experimentation.
In addition to Damo Suzuki and the Weird on Purpose Band’s set, support will be provided by Health and Efficiency, a five-piece Digbeth band who formed in 2009. Merging genres within their music, you can be sure to pick up on elements of jazz, minimalism, punk rock, psychedelic folk and improvisation, to name a few, which makes their performances a fusion of melodic spontaneity, perfect for warming up the audience in advance of the night’s headliners.
Alongside the rest of the performers, the night will hold a DJ set from Coughing Pigeon, Brum Radio’s ‘cross-genre, cross-generational meeting of minds’. Having always explored music from across the world, of all styles, this DJ set from Coughing Pigeons will definitely be one to watch.
The evening’s bill will be unmissable; it’s uniqueness will prove to be an exciting performance that cannot be missed by fans of abstract, experimental or improvisational music.