March 2013 picks: Chick Corea, Swans, Yamato

I decided to discontinue the calendar of events and reduce the noise by publishing monthly digests of the most interesting concerts, festivals and things to do in the town.

What’s going on in Brno in March 2013?

2/27—3/6: Cinema Mundi Film Festival @ various venues

The largest film festival taking place in Brno each year. According to its exceptional billingual site (heck, still not a rule!), the cinemeeting covers contemporary hits of established national cinemas as well as less known works from countries unfamiliar to the central-european audience. Check out the schedule.

Sat 3/2: Kid Koala (CAN) @ Fléda

8 p.m., 24 Štefánikova st., CZK 250 (pre-sale)/300

I saw the performance of this Canadian DJ and turntablist at Fléda back in 2005 and it was awesome. The tickets are unreasonably cheap!

Tue 3/5: Will Bernard Trio (USA/SK) @ Stará Pekárna

8 p.m., 8 Štefánikova st., CZK 150 (pre-sale)/190

A concert of souljazz & funkjazz trio of San Francisco Bay Area-based guitarist Will Bernard; part of Jazz Spring Festival.

Sun 3/10: Chick Corea and the Vigil @ Laser Show Hall Bobycentrum

7:30 p.m., 2a Sportovní st., CZK 390+

C.C. is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He has been nominated for 59 Grammy Awards out of which he has won 20. Part of Jazz Fest Brno.

Wed 3/13: Gerard Clark Blues Band (South Africa/CZ) @ Stará Pekárna

8 p.m., 8 Štefánikova st., CZK 120 (pre-sale)/150

African blues; part of Jazz Spring Festival.

Thu 3/14: Swans (USA) @ Fléda

8 p.m., 24 Štefánikova st., CZK 450 (pre-sale)/550, support: Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu

The legendary American noise/post-punk band is coming back to Brno after 27 (!) years, presenting their new album “The Seer”.

Tue 3/19: Paul Lieberman Quartet (USA) @ Stará Pekárna

8 p.m., 8 Štefánikova st., CZK 130 (pre-sale)/180

Modern jazz; part of Jazz Spring Festival.

2/18—3/26: One World Film Festival @ various venues

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival“, inspiring & connecting hipsters since 1999. Get the English version of the schedule.

Tue 3/19: Chinese National Circus @ Hala Vodova

7 p.m., 108 Vodova st., CZK 390+

Not my cup of tea but it definitely looks interesting:

Sat 3/23: Seed Night w Fantastikoi Hxoi (Greece) @ Kabinet Múz

9 p.m., 4 Sukova st., CZK 100 (pre-sale)/140

FANTASTIKOI HXOI is a re-edit project based in Athens that draws material mainly from obscure Greek psych and folk tunes, among other global music. Using samples from classic or totally forgotten tracks, FH creates a peculiar retro-futuristic sound through complete reconstruction or a drastic re-edit.

Mon 3/25 & Tue 3/26: “YAMATO – The Drummers Of Japan” @ Janáček Theatre

8 p.m. 1 Rooseveltova st., CZK 690+

“The best known drum orchestra in the world” celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Fri 3/29: MUAH! SPRING @ Kabinet Múz

9:30 p.m., 4 Sukova st., CZK 150 (pre-sale)/200

This volume of the party night popular among local hipsters presents MOD.CIVIL & STRANGELET & ELEKTRABEL & various DJs. Visit the event’s page to see the complete lineup.

Want to get cheaper tickets in pre-sales?

Try your luck in the respective venues, in Indies Store at 2 Poštovská st. (next to Alfa Café) or at