Scottish Folkrockers Break The Butterfly are just one of the excellent bands coming Bonn’s way this Summer at the Alter Zoll (21 August). A touch of Ireland is coming our way too musically, with Frankie Gavin from Galway. Gavin has played flute/fiddle for the likes of Mick Jagger and Elvis Costello (21 August).
Maybe you want to enjoy local musicians? No problem, just check out Antiquariat with Marion Preus (4 Sept), and Bonn Folk Club regulars shouldn’t miss Cynthia Nickschas (5 Sept).
The season kicks off on 8 August with Skurilli & Banda Senderos, and whilst the weather is in the lap of the Gods, good music is guaranteed!
The General Anzeiger’s Sommergarten tends to be coverband/Jazz based, so Blues on the roof is a rarity; In fact one of the few Blues shows there that I remember was by the late Lee Lozowick. It was something of a shock when merchandising Manager Anke Olowson pointed out that it took place in 2007. This time around it’s Lozowick’s band mates from Arizona, Shri, who serve up a generous helping of Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and even a bit of Robert Dylan.
How quickly time flies, Dylan’s proverbial jet-plane in fact. In front of me lays a crumpled booklet for Kunst!Rasen 2015 proclaiming ’11 top quality shows, offering a wide spectrum of contemporary music in under three weeks’ and finishing with the motto-cum-warning that ‘Kultur lebt davon, das Mann hingeht’ (The existence of Cultural Events is dependent on people visiting them).
How did Kunst!Rasen 2015 on stage actually match up to the Kunst!Rasen on paper? Here’s my look back…
That’s it for 2015 at Kunst!Rasen then. Only 22 days ago the young guns of Revolverheld were playing in the sunshine and here we were already with the rather older guns of Dream Theater firing a goodbye loudly and proudly. ‘Klassik Rocknacht’ 2015 might have lacked the star studded bills of years past like Deep Purple and Govt Mule in 2013 or Joe Bonamassa/Joe Satriani last year at Loreley but it was good to just hear some loud powerchords rip through the still evening air.