“The gig and club scenes are two separate worlds that rarely collide, and yet they create the same orgiastic escape designed to satisfy the very core of the human condition: the deep desire to express, unite and belong.” Get to know the new club mjut at Leipzig East during “Off the Grid,” 9 Nov.
“I pause now, and rewind ‘Glass’ several times to breathe in old memories that taste and smell like gold Marlboros. Flash cards of faces and streets are part submerged in the reverb of this music. I feel so much gratitude swelling through my heart.”
When Michael found himself in the elevator with the right guy at Oper Leipzig, he thought he’d take a shot and told him he had written a song cycle. As he continued his pitch, it took a while for him to realize the answer had been “yes.”
“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.”
“The rocker without a band. The cellist in search of fun. The vocalist with all the stage. The sideman without a spotlight. Touring together to show their other sides.” Owl-Eye-Ring at Noch Besser Leben, 1 March. Read the interview and insights by Adam Carrington.
Hamburg quintet Torpus & The Art Directors gave a “very musically rich” performance at Leipzig’s WERK 2 earlier this month, and Erik Braga was there to listen, photograph and write.