Dancing with Parov Stelar

DSC_6316 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…

 

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British Blues Awards

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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

Dead Men & Stolen Taxis in Bonn

DSC_5686Did 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

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Sunny Skies, Flowers and Sparklers in Bonn

DSC_5472It’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.

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