Event Tip: Brockdorff Klang Labor @Helsinki Klub

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Founded in the 90s as a “living room orchestra”, Brockdorff Klang Labor soon started to integrate electronic instruments in their musical works and they first published four strictly limited tapes. One of them “Tausend Bunte Lichter” did earn exceeding reputation with its symbiosis of flute and beatboxing and made  them to pioneers of the electro-folk. That was the cornerstone of a remarkable development.

To cut a long story short: they still produce finest german electro music and you get the chance to hear them live: this Saturday, 2 March, they grace Zurich with a concert at Helsinki Klub (see our Finland – post from February 17). Make sure to buy your tickets in advance!

For lovers of Bratze, Saalschutz or Tocotronic.

Btw: If you prefer the combination of electronic and classical music, we got another happening for you next weekend: thonhalleLATE on Friday 1 March, where classic meets electro.


Event Tip: Caravan Palace @Kaufleuten

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This Friday night, Caravan Palace from Paris are going to rock Zurich!
No one will be able to stand still once they’ve started their “Electro Swing” and “Gypsy Jazz”.

It is an absolute must for crazy swing dancers and lovers of the golden 20s. Let yourself be carried away by their happy music.

Well then, see you at Kaufleuten on Friday night, January 18.

For lovers of: Parov Stelar, Swing Republic or Lyre le Temps.


Event Tip: Bat for Lashes concert @ Rote Fabrik

(Photos: Bat For Lashes, Facebook)

The London based Natasha Khan, known by her stage name as Bat for Lashes, is an English singer-songwriter and multi-intrumentalist. Her magical music bedazzles everyone, her voice is distinctive and her songs attest to a great deepness and emotionality.

Don’t miss her concert at Rote Fabrik this Sunday night, November 18.

Read more about her and other glamourous music girls @ ZüriTipp.

For lovers of Björk, Lykke Li, Florence + the Machine or Fever Ray.


Event Tip: Stadtsommer


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Summer in Zurich wouldn’t be summer in Zurich without the concert series Stadtsommer. Sponsored and organised by the city of Zurich, seven local bands get to choose a location to play for one night.

For all those not lying at the beach somewhere in the south, Stadtsommer is the place to listen to good music, mingle and enjoy a Zurich summer night. Free entrance.

myfriendfromzurich is especially looking forward to Fiona Daniel (July 28) and to the comeback of Baby Jail (August 1th). Have a look at the line up here.


Event Tip: Stolze Openair

Even after this long weekend, myfriendfromzurich can’t wait for the next – cause it’s time for Stolze Openair! For the eleventh time this means: Two days of good music, soccer, eating, drinking and relaxing – and all this right in the middle of town. We are especially looking forward to local musicians Anna Kaenzig and Dabu Fantastic.

Check line-up and location here.

A little goodie for those who can’t wait: The crew of the Stolze Openair created a playlist on Youtube.