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Internationales Sommerfestival 2018
John Maus:

Konzert / Support: Nick Nicely & L Twills

  • John Maus
    © Shawn Brackbill
  • L Twills
    © Jenny Schäfer
Music / Kampnagel
  • Tickets: pre-sale 26 euro / evening box 28 euro (50% discount with festival card)
  • Thu, 16.08.2018 22:00
    Kampnagel – KMH Tickets

John Maus creates the pop sound of the future using the half-awake memories of yesterday’s music.

The music of John Maus is often described as hypnagogic pop. Like his former band-mate and roommate Ariel Pink, he carries half-awake, lo-fi memories of forgotten genres out of the collective unconscious. After a six-year break during which he completed his doctorate in philosophy, the experimental pop-artist has now released a new album. In “Screen Memory,” Maus builds twisted gothic deconstructions out of baroque church music, synth sounds and his pathos-filled baritone voice, crafting a deep emotional resonance out of artificiality. With this conceptually rigorous balancing act, John Maus manages to create smart and damn great pop music. His intense physical performances make his rare live shows totally unique experiences. This is John Maus’ second ever concert in Hamburg, after his 2011 show in the Golden Pudel Club. Support comes from John Maus’ friend and popstar-not-popstar Nick Nicely with his project Forseeable Past and Hamburg based experimental-pop artist L Twills.


The music program of the International Summer Festival 2018 is presented by ByteFM, Spex - Magazin für Popkultur and Hanseplatte. 

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