5 Great Gigs in September

Welcome to the very first edition of StageDive! I arranged a broad bouquet for September—from heavy guitar music to experimental R'n'B.

5 Great Gigs in September
36Birds plays a free gig in Zurich. Photo: Promo

Crippled Black Phoenix, MØL, Impure Wilhelmina

03.09.22 • Gaswerk, Winterthur • Tickets

Gaswerk invites you to a night full of heavy sounds. Three bands are lined up, all-powerful and somewhat atmospheric in their own regard. Starting with Geneva-based post-hardcore band Impure Wilhelmina, founded way back in 1995. Next are MØL, the undoubtedly most brutal name on the ticket. Prepare for a Danish blackgaze inferno. Headlining the evening is the British-Swedish post-rock quartet Crippled Black Phoenix.

Sam Himself & Odd Beholder

10.09.22 • Strandbad Tribschen, Lucerne • Tickets

Ante Konzerte organizes unique concert experiences in extraordinary locations. At the lido Tribschen in Lucerne, they've invited two Swiss Weekly5 veterans. Odd Beholder brings her shimmering electro-pop to the shores of lake Vierwaldstättersee while Sam Himself, a natural entertainer, puts a spell on you with his deep voice.

36Birds

17.09.22 • Stall 6, Zurich • free

Swiss-Congolese singer 36Birds started writing songs at the age of 15, heavily influenced by hip-hop and R&B. However, being a gay, brown man, he felt that the hypermasculine environment wasn't the right fit for him. He fell in love with techno and started to combine R'n'B elements with uncompromising rave—one could call it Rave'n'B. It promises to be a fascinating sonic experience.

Blanche Biau

23.09.22 • TapTab, Schaffhauen • Tickets

Schaffhausen's cellar club TapTab launches a new format: Dark Hall. A place for all dark, spheric, cool sounds. They've invited Blanche Biau, Zurich's new synthpop and shoegaze offspring, to usher in the premiere. It's a perfect opportunity to get to know a newcomer live on stage—and dance later during the afterparty.

Emilie Zoé

28.09.22 • ISC, Berne • Tickets

Not too long ago, Emilie Zoé was a hidden but beloved gem of Switzerland's sparkling music scene. Her approach to rock music is as unique as experimental, not bowing to the genre's conventions but exploring new paths. The immense power of her sound can only really be understood when it shatters down on you from the stage. Be there!