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Die Roten Punkte – Kunst Rock (Art Rock) (Die Roten Punkte)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Die Roten Punkte is a band I have wanted to see for a long time and they did not disappoint. This rivalrous sibling duo supposedly hailing from Berlin, are cabaret’s answer to the White Stripes. And unlike with some of their fellow cabaret acts, their original songs are actually really good; with their diverse material, from songs about vegetarian dinosaurs and banana houses, to an intense rock-opera about their childhood, they made me want to jump out of my chair and dance. Otto shreds the guitar like a legend and Astrid bashes the drums in a way that delights my inner riot grrrl – they truly are rock stars. Their most “avant garde” piece was the highlight, and is guaranteed to be different every night.

Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug (not 19), 8.55pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Samantha Strachan]