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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Back from the Festival

as promised, heres my report on this years burg herzberg hippie convention in hessen (a county in mid-germany). my friends and i had a great time there – despite some weather-related troubles – and id just like to share a few impressions with you. i dont post all of the photos i took on the blog, otherwise the site would take ages to load. please use the link to the photobucket gallery at the end of the post. first of all, the concert schedule of this festival was

Thursday, 15th July
Freak City Band (5 pm)
Agua De Annique (7.15 pm)
Nektar (9.30 pm)
Lazuli (11.45 pm)

Friday, 16th July
The Flying Eyes (1.30 pm)
The Vals (3.45 pm)
Osibisa (6 pm)
Archive (8.15 pm)
Hawkwind (10.30 pm)
Astra (1.15 am)

Saturday, 17th July
The Brew (1.30 pm)
Triggerfinger (3.45 pm)
Roger Chapman and the Shortlist (6 pm)
Jeff Beck (8.15 pm)
new Model Army (10.30 pm)
Orange (12.45 pm)

Sunday, 18th July
Amsterdam Klezmer Band (12 am)

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Monday, 19 April 2010

The Ultimate Trash-Party!

 catching up with commenting on current events, here finally is my report on the concert of the trashmen in dusseldorf on saturday. i originally wanted to go to the concert held in cologne, three days before, but the friends i had invited to come with me said they could not come and so i decided to go to the dusseldorf show instead because it is nearer to where i live. in the end i was glad that i had made that decision, because the stone club in dusseldorf is a much nicer location than the sonic ballroom in cologne, to which i had already been last year. the place was larger and somewhat more decent, and before the show started they played the sonics as background music – how can you dislike a club where they play the sonics??

bob reed, robin reed (trashkid #1), tony andreason, dal winslow
a short introduction to the group: the trashmen were founded 1962 in minneapolis, minnesota, three of the four members coming from a group called jim thaxter and the travelers. the original lineup was steve wahrer on drums and (lead) vocals, tony andreason on lead guitar, bob reed …

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Friday, 26 March 2010

Folk and Fiddle in Cologne

 this is just the second issue in my series of concert reports, but again it is about the same artist as the first one. yesterday, on march 25th, eric andersen and his wife inge with italian violinist michele gazich as a special guest gave a small concert in cologne – and of course my friends and i were there to attend it. for more background information on eric and the concert before please see the post from the 14th february: today is the highway – and eric andersen is 67.
michele gazich, eric and inge andersen this time it was no private performance but an official one in a (very) small theater in cologne, and many people (in relation to the capacity of the concert room of course, which held no more than 50 to 60 people) and quite a handful of celebrities came, among them former rockpalast presenter alan bangs and german blues man richard bargel, who organized the event. what was special about this concert was that was to be recorded both on tape and video for a future release.
before my friends and i went to the theater we spent a nice afternoon in sunny …

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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Today is the Highway – and Eric Andersen is 67

 heres a little delayed report on a concert of folk singer eric andersen that i went to on the 6th february. i am only posting it now because i had to wait until i recieved the photos that a friend of mine had taken there – and because incidentally it is also andersens 67th birthday today.
the special thing about this concert is that it was a private performance held at a friends place, who owns an old copper forge with a former boiler house that had been renovated last year and is now used as a big hall for private events or art exhibitions. this friend of mine is a professional blacksmith and so he has made all the beautiful metal interior of this venue, like windows and staircase, himself (you can have a look at his works here, but unfortunately the site is in german only). another friend from this crowd however is a musician whos group had already played at that old boiler house (known as the “kesselhaus”), and he had met andersen, who lives in the netherlands for six years now, some time ago in cologne and asked him if he would like to come …

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