Krautrock on the Block
Die Roten Punkte are ready to rock their lipstick-smeared, white-painted faces off for your viewing pleasure. The irreverent loudmouths behind impossibly catchy tracks like “Ich Bin Nicht Ein Roboter (I Am A Lion)” and “Burger Store Dinosaur” are bringing their show Super Musician to Tricklock Company’s celebrated Revolutions Festival on Jan. 17 and 18 at 8pm. Combining cabaret, Kraftwerk and “Flight of the Conchords” with a healthy dose of family dysfunction, Die Roten Punkte’s farcical Europop shtick has endeared them to fans across the globe. If they remind you of the White Stripes, it’s not exactly an accident—their band name translates to “the Red Dots,” and Astrid and Otto claim to be orphaned siblings from Germany. Melodramatic and improbable origin story, check! Catch Die Roten Punkte at UNM’s Experimental Theater X (inside Popejoy at 203 Cornell SE) starting Friday. Tickets are $20 (youth/student/senior) and $25 (everyone else); see tricklock.com/revolutions for more info. (Lisa Barrow)
Friday Jan 17, 2014
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Featuring Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) and their indie, Europop sound.
Highlighting the region’s heritage as a crossroad for global exchange and artistic innovation. The festival is produced by Albuquerque’s oldest professional ensemble theatre company, Tricklock Company, and this year’s event will feature a variety of performers including artists from France, Berlin, Spain, Nepal, Haiti, Burundi/Tanzania, and Puerto Rico!Die Roten Punkte (Germany) Astrid and Otto are Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dot). Orphaned as kids when Astrid was 12 and Otto was 9, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never looked back. WINNER Best Comedy Montreal & Victoria Fringe (Mainstage Performance)