Support: Nurzery [Rhymes], Inversion; Venue: The Cave, Frankfurt (Germany)
By: Nina Mende
So I was back in the Cave again, let’s see if it will become home like
Virgin Oil in Helsinki did this August. Tonight was a rather strange line-up,
strange in the sense of non-fitting. After a chaotic but fun sound check the
first band began playing.
Inversion is a German band from Frankfurt. You cannot really put them into
a genre. Not, because I don’t like putting bands into genres, but because
they play punk, rock, jazz and everything. With a female vocalist sounding like
Guano Apes meets Amy Winehouse they rocked the still quite empty Cave for about
half an hour. She had a nice and strong voice, but I did not really watch the
gig because I was hanging at the bar with friends.
Up next was the local electro band Nurzery [Rhymes]. Nurzery [Rhymes] was started
back in 2000 and originally inspired by frontman Chris’ foray into DJing.
Joined in live performances by Franco and Mario, N[R] began lighting up stages
locally around Frankfurt as well as across the European industrial music scene.
The name Nurzery [Rhymes] incites a juxtaposition of a childlike innocence and
sense of naive security with utter terror. So very harsh electronic music with
voice distortion, the complete opposite of what we have just heard, but it was
still a great performance. Just the red light was a little bit annoying for
taking pictures, but, I didn’t care. And neither did the growing audience.
They danced and enjoyed the performance of Nurzery [Rhymes].
from Salt Lake City/Utah/USA. They play something like deathrock-punk combined
with some new wave and glam rock…. Sounds weird, but it was interesting
and fun. The audience seemed completely replaced, now the Cave was full with
punky people with these cool mohawks and funky hairdos and cool outfits. I really
admire this style. I just can’t get my hair like that or style like that,
it just doesn’t look right on me. The audience was dancing and moshing
to the music. After a little more than an hour Tragic Black finished their performance.
not always have to be one genre, it can be mixed like that as well.