It’s been a hard week. So take a leisurely walk with me – and occasional short tram ride – as we wind down to Summer in the City and the cool sounds of JazzTube in Bonn. You know you deserve it…
DJ, Rockband? Theatre? Cinema? Parov Stelar is all of this. It’s a DJ sampling the music, a theatre piece of trumpets and saxophones, a cinemascreen of flashy video clips, It’s also the pseudonym of the man sitting high up on the Kunst!rasen stage and creating the samples for the band to bring to life.
I couldn’t help thinking of him as some electronic puppeteer pulling the strings of the musicians below him. From the photo-pit to the high stage it was almost impossible to take a shot of the bandleader, but Marcus Fuereder, aka Parov Stelar was certainly weaving magic from his console in the Gods as Guest Reviewer Melo Mistura reports…
Congratulations to King King for a Right Royal Sweep of Awards at this years British Blues Awards. Congrats also to Laurence Jones for his Newcomer Award and Aynsley Lister for best Blues Song (‘Home’). Also a Congrats and ‘Get Well Soon’ to Mr Walter Trout for Best International Artist. More details on the RESULTS PAGE
Did I tell you how much good local music there is in Bonn? Several times? Well that’s because it’s true. More proof was Saturday’s celebration of the Regional Rock/Pop ‘Toys To Masters’ competition that got together talented bands to commemorate the competitions 20th birthday. 3 Songs caught two of the bands who rocked Alter Zoll – Dead Mans Eyes and Steal a Taxi
Parov Stelar Band – 24 August – Kunstrasen Bonn
It’s not the easiest of times for live music in Bonn right now. Even so, there are days when it really is a pleasure to be in this City and when when you realise there is still a lot to be very pleased about musically. One of those days was Saturday. A day of Sunny Skies and Flowers. To be more accurate -Sunny Skies Bonn’s best cover band, and Blümchenknicker – Bonn’s best band for being, well, different. If you wanted to show Bonn and it’s people at their Summery best then this was the opportunity.