In German doing something in vain is to do it ‘Für die Katz’ . A visit to Kunst!Rasen on Friday evening was also ‘for the cats’ but certainly not in vain, as local felines MiaoMio and Norwegian ‘Super Felines’ Katzenjammer made the stage in Bonn their territory for an evening of Pop/Rock/Indie/Gypsy Punk/Folk/Cabaret Music.
It’s been a while since we reported on Bonn’s best all-girl band MiaoMio, and things have certainly changed since I last caught them playing opposite Bonn Main Station in 2010. For one thing they are now 50% male. Drummer Sarah is raising a daughter born last October and bassist Eva Marxen is studying hard.
With a new drummer (Jan) and bassman Stephan Kater the ‘new’ Band played a short set at the Rheinau on Friday, with Sarah Brasack on keys and of course vocals and guitar from Anika Auweiler. Dogged by technical problems from the moment that ‘Lauf’ began their set, they still made for an enjoyable evening with a sound that seemed to my ears at least to be rather rockier than previously.
No technical problems though on the video below, where the Band contribute music to Cologne Director Kim Anderson’s film ‘Warum Glühwürmchen Leuchten’:
With the Ladies Football World Cup kicking off on June 26 it’s timely that the girls of Bonn Indie Band MiaoMio have just released their entry for the Competition Theme. “Fußballkönigin” is the title of the song:
TIP: Anyone wanting to see Anika and Co on a stage rather than a football field should head to Kult41 in Bonn on Saturday 11 June.