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Monday, 17.02.2014, 20:20
oh what a night...
Dan & Rachel (USA)
«Dan and Rachel is a twisted love-rock band from Brooklyn» it says on their website, danandrachel.com. (Shouldn't that rather better be «entwined?» croaks Hank, The Handsome Horny Heron).

Visit their site and a melee of tags inform: nord rock antifolk books comedy duo folktronica guitar punk synth drums synth pop twisted love rock ukulele Brooklyn... And while you're at it, download their newest «Unable to connect». Pay what you like, send it as a gift, but don't forget to include side B: «Bunch of Bugs». (Hopefully, they're not singing about cimex lectularius the bedbug, that little critter that rules all of New York City). Even if so, the work is a musical feast presented by this off-beat and supremely talented duo. Incidentally, Dan you might remember from his earlier appearance here with the superlative Creaky Boards. (It goes to show the good ones keep returning here if they don't die young.)

As the tags promise, you're in for quite a colorful kaleidoscopic and truly copasetic night, spanning the musical universe as only these two see, sing and play it. From anti-folk to punky and real loud dance beats on to gratuitous, hilarious commentaries and then swiftly to yanking you back in time with oldschool love songs. They've toured in over 20 countries, played Webster Hall in NYC, The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg and yours truly, el Lokal, ZH. Interesting also to see where their hearts are situated with their neighborhood sideproject YO RE MI, a yoga & music program for kids (yoremikids.com).

Kids, Brooklyn is sending you two of its very best to the island that's secretly ruled by a scraggly bird. So if you have a hard time connecting on Valentine's Day, you'll easily be able to connect (or entwine) with this twisted duo of love.

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