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Ezra Furman: this summer’s must-listen

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Our live music expert is in trouble this week. Busy schedules leave no room to experience live music, and the band she wishes to see most is not coming to Leipzig at all. So all she can do is listen to their record while commuting or working in the garden and watch out for future concerts.

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Zombies, Safi, art noise in Leipzig

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Our glocal live music columnist shares with us the unique adventure she had playing a rioting zombie in a music video for the noise rock band Safi, whose recently released second album, Janus, she calls “as two-faced as the Roman god who served as eponymist.”

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An Early Summer Night’s Eve in Leipzig, Act II (with photo gallery)

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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.

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An Early Summer Night’s Eve in Leipzig, Act I

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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.

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Music: “The Journey to Afrika began in Leipzig” (or a love letter of sorts to Dagobert)

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I have a confession to make and it feels much easier to do so now, in the aftermath of the WGT with its broad acceptance of the most fantastic quirks. My latest musical obsession is a Schlager singer. Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in dismissing entire genres of music, but since my late teens I was raised on strict diet of guitar-based Indie rock with the occasional pop classic strewn in. Ever since I had a clear-cut idea of what is cool and Schlager clearly wasn’t. In the case of Dagobert, however, there’s no way of denying it. There are catchy tunes, there are the sha-la-la choruses and German lyrics which were on my lips in a matter of a heartbeat.

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