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England to Leipzig: out of Mouth, an ELFLEIN

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The band’s new Leipzig line-up after Theresa Elflein's move from England to here. Photo © Mouth
The band’s new Leipzig line-up after Theresa Elflein's move from England to here. Photo © Mouth

“In England, it was just so hard to make ends meet, and I knew that it was unnecessarily hard because I could see my friends were doing so well here [in Leipzig]. They were living in these flatshare mansions, and still had so much free time to put into their music, and were actually making money from playing gigs. They were all doing what they wanted to.” – Theresa Elflein

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Rock & roll amputations with Jim & William

in Music/Reviews

“At the advent of the WGT festival, catching The Jesus and Mary Chain was my highest priority. The Reid brothers, Jim and William, are internationally-acclaimed figureheads, but also local heroes for a Paisley boy like myself who grew up around scheme rats with Dads with their records.”

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Gordon Raphael: rocking in the Noisy Chair

in Music/What's on
Gordon Raphael © Ruby James
Gordon Raphael © Ruby James

“Despite a career recording and producing household-name acts like The Strokes and Regina Spektor, ‘Sleep on the Radio’ is Gordon Raphael’s first full-length album, the first one with his songs and his name on the front cover.” (Interview & album review by Adam Carrington) Check out Gordon Raphael & the Half Full Flashes @ Leipzig’s Ilses Erika, Thu 10 May.

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“I make love through gritted teeth,” Part I

in Music/My Leipzig
Aliya Thon, © Stella Dohrmann
Aliya Thon, © Stella Dohrmann

“There is a curious weight of pure potential in situations like this.”

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Getting down with The Dawn Brothers

in Music

“If you’re looking to get silly, press play and call your momma / Cos you’ll be stayin’ out late for a swampy revolution.” Review and photo gallery: The Dawn Brothers at So&So, Leipzig.

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A voice in the ‘keller: Leipzig & Oi!

in Concerts/Music/My Leipzig
What do Oi! and punk music mean to Leipzigers? Our music writer shares his experience and insights attending a festival this month. (Photo: public domain)
What do Oi! and punk music mean to Leipzigers? Our music writer shares his experience and insights attending a festival this month. (Photo: public domain)

“Any genre of music named after a one-syllable grunt is not trying to be clever. The objective of Oi! is purely visceral, to be a soundtrack to a pressure release.”

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