Our glocal music columnist Kapuczino today reviews “We Are Undone,” the 5th studio album of Californian indie band Two Gallants, excited that “tomorrow – Saturday, July the 4th 2015 – they’re entertaining us at Werk 2 in Connewitz. You couldn’t think of a better way than celebrating Independence Day with this amazing combo from San Francisco, about to arrive in Leipzig with their bags full of anti-gentrification anthems and lyrical weltschmerz to mark the occasion.”
This is the second part of our glocal live music expert’s explorations on an early summer Friday night in Leipzig: an account of her visit to the birthday party of Uni Leipzig’s radio station and review of the concerts there, ending with plenty of tips for what to do on the balmy nights yet to come in Leipzig.
LeipGlo’s Kapuczino explores today why German radio can be so uninspiring and repetitive, and why, living in Germany, you may not have heard of the awesome Alabama Shakes. Says our columnist: “Now that rock ‘n’ roll has been reinvented about 5,938,276 times already, this time it experiences a refreshingly down-to-earth and vibrant rendition in the shape of the southern-rooted Alabama Shakes.” They are now fortunately coming to Leipzig, so we get a chance to “meet” them live – June 30 at Conne Island.
It’s time to focus on the summer specialities that the local music scene in Leipzig has in store. One of our resident experts Sabine has already checked out the possibilities what to do for those endless nights and why Leipzig crowds are really endearing. If her reports cannot lure you out of your apartment, I don’t know what will. She starts out sharing her experience at a recent Element of Crime concert at Clara Park.
Via wit, history and video, our music columnist explores groundbreaking – and very cool – contributions to the fabric of classical music (and contemporary rock too) by Johann Sebastian Bach, timeless Leipzig celebrity, as Bach Festival approaches, 12-21 June.
Possible romantic inspiration – and cringe-worthy picks.