Otto & Astrid’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Explosion – Die Roten Punkte is playing:
March 18th at 7pm
March 21st at 7pm
The Experimental Theatre – The X
The Center for the Arts – UNM
Berlin’s prince and princess of art rock and Europop are returning to make a party with Albuquerque!
Utterly dysfunctional siblings, Otto & Astrid, from the cult band Die Roten Punkte will thunder through a night of their hits. And misses.
Otto & Astrid’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Explosion is one of the most irreverent and hilarious gigs you are ever likely to see. A lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between The B-52s, The Pixies, Kraftwerk and early Ramones with ridiculously infectious songs. Otto & Astrid are truly one of a kind.
Recently the teutonic twosome have been performing with Australia’s premier circus company ‘Circus Oz’ in Rock Bang: a circus rock opera – complete with acrobats, spectacular stunts, high falls and dancing robots. The pair have just completed a Canadian tour, a season in Edinburgh, a run at Soho Theatre in London, opened for Amanda Palmer and made a web series chronicling their rehearsals, which so far has had close to half a million views.
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. An Otto & Astrid gig is a wild, rock cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning pop songs, constantly interrupted by these squabbling siblings.
Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band.
★★★★★ “All you need to know is this: they’re hilarious.” CBC Canada