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LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Spliff – 85555

In true PRE-web spirit, there’s unfortunately no website for Spliff, one of the most famous and influential bands of the Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) era, active from 1980 until 1984. Before Spliff, they were performing as Nina Hagen Band. In their formation as Spliff, Herwig Mitteregger (vocals, drums), Reinhold Heil (vocals, synths), Manfred Praeker[…]

3 Is A Band: Love Inks

In a city that hosts some of the biggest music festivals in the country, and with a very broad variety in musical genres, it’s hard to stand out and that is when “less is more” becomes more than just a saying! Calling Austin, TX their home, Love Inks seem to build their songs[…]

Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls plays an intimate show at Moscot

Last Thursday, Dee Dee, front woman of Dum Dum Girls, played an intimate semi-acoustic show at Moscot together with a fellow guitarist (who’s not in the band). Enjoy! = All concert photos by glamglare.com – Elke Nominikat and Oliver Bouchard ==

Song Picks of the Week

Our Song Pick of Monday is a beautiful slow and moody track by Sofie Letitre from the Netherlands. It elegantly changes pace half way through – let yourself be surprised. Head over to Soundcloud for a free download. Hm… it’s grey but humid-hot outside and I’m sticking with highly energetic[…]

Jet Trash – EP

Listening to the six tracks on Jet Trash‘s debut EP (no title other than “EP”), one already gets a feel where the four who form Jet Trash might be located at. The sound is definitely beach and surf-rock inspired, waves and beaches of the Pacific – and not the Atlantic. And bingo! Jet[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)

This song was on a mixtape (a real one on cassette), which had an enormous influence on my relationship with music (it also included Run-D.M.C’s It’s like that). I didn’t own or copied it, but somebody played it on a school summer camp and that is still a defining moment[…]

3 Is A Band: Screaming Females

When I attended 4Knots Festival recently, I was not prepared for who’d be playing next after the more mellow but equally cool UK trio Happyness (photos & review) and was absolutely blown away by this New Brunswick, NJ three piece! I think nobody that day matched the pretty intense and simply awesome[…]