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Nilüfer Yanya: There's hope for british Pop

Nilüfer Yanya: There's hope for british Pop

Loving pop music sometimes leads to strange fears. When anticipation and fear of disappointment are in turmoil. Say you bought a brand-new album by an artist you really want to believe in without being too sure. That’s because so many artists only have a few tunes in them. So before cueing in side one of...
The Specials in Hamburg: Not just for sentimental reasons

The Specials in Hamburg: Not just for sentimental reasons

We came for three old men - but also got introduced to a young lady. The night the Specials played in Hamburg for the fourth time. Supporting herself Though we didn't get treated to the great The Tuts as a support band like on the UK Tour dates, the substitute was more then just ok. Because...
Nilüfer Yanya plays the Mojo in Hamburg

Nilüfer Yanya plays the Mojo in Hamburg

This is pop how it should be. Nilüfer Yanya plays the Mojo in Hamburg. A young girl creates her own sound, her own world: with touches of jazz chords, modern guitar sounds (think King Krule or The XX, funky rhythms, a somewhat punkish attitude and even small bits of drone. With a delivery that feeds...
D/triot: Label fraud at the Nochtspeicher?

D/triot: Label fraud at the Nochtspeicher?

What is Soul? Soul is musical label that is easy to stick onto but hard to explain. What may have come from the transition from religious to secular hymns by the likes of Ray Charles and Sam Cooke is nowadays part of the colours of a musical palette. While in the US the sound has...
ABC live in Hamburg - again!

ABC live in Hamburg - again!

ABC playing live in hamburg. Again - just like they did on February 2nd 1983. That night they performed "The Lexicon of Love" - this time, on Dezember 12th, 2016 they present the Viva Love Tour - from "The Lexicon of Love II". 
Punk in Germany - How Anarchy in the UK changed my life

Punk in Germany - How Anarchy in the UK changed my life

Many articles are already written about 40 Years of Punk - taking 1976 as the first time the scene reared it's pretty ugly head in london. On a different hand: here is my text about how i was infected by punk in Germany at the end of 1976 - and how it changed my life....
Kraftwerk: Vorsprunk by Technique

Kraftwerk: Vorsprunk by Technique

Boing, Boom, Tschak – the unmistakeable sound of German’s only real entry into international pop music is playing live in my hometown. The venue was originally built to hold „real“ concerts with big orchestras and big singers. So we are to remain seated. So far I’ve seen the Pet Shop Boys, Shirley Bassey and Amy...