D E N A, the Bulgarian-via-Berlin singer behind last year’s addicting, uplifting “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools,” returns with another goofy music video, for “Thin Rope.” This one was filmed “half-documentary style” one night in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood, starring friends and whichever strangers they could lasso into joining in. D E N A’s odd, circa-2008 blend of M.I.A. and The Blow, topped off by holographic or thick-rope-adorned sweatshirts, isn’t for everyone, but her tracks are catchy as hell, and she looks like she’s having enough fun to counteract any grumps. She’ll play a slew of shows in Austin next week.
Monday March 11th
11:30pm – Berlin Calling evening show at German Haus
Icenhauer’s – 83 Rainey St
Wednesday March 13th
12:00pm – Disco Naivete/Crack In The Road Showcase (DJ Set)
BD Riley’s – 204 E 6th St
Thursday March 14th
2pm – Culture Vulture & Reprogram Multimedia Present: Daytime Debauchery
Elysium – 705 Red River St.
11pm – KITSUNE Official SXSW Showcase
The Tap Room – 311 Colorado St.
Friday 15th March
2:00pm – Wunderbar German Band On Board Boat Party
Dock Near S 1st St Bridge / Hyatt Regency
12am – Official show with Aerobic International Presented by Bond Music Group
Karma Lounge – 105 East 5th Street