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Retrospective: our top stories of 2018

in Glocal/My Leipzig
top stories of 2018

2018 was an eventful year. Here we bring you the top 5 stories published by LeipGlo. They range from discrimination in Leipzig to the shameful Brexit.

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Feline and Strange: love and “Your Life”

in Dating/Music
Feline and Strange, Your life video still, videographer: Keren Chernizon
Feline and Strange, Your life video still, videographer: Keren Chernizon

Dating in our modern world is complicated. “And they lived happily ever after” is not as easy as the fairy tales told us.

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Drifter in Leipzig: “arms reaching for the sky, like trees”

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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga
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    Drifter at WGT 2018. Photo © Erik Braga

“That Drifter’s ‘Moonstones’ can be found floating around the internet with only scraps of streams and downloads says more about that doomed scuffle for attention indie artists are facing than about the quality of the music itself – because from the first listen I was floored.”

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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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WGT: Descent on Agra Park (and Dölitz)

in My Leipzig/What's on

“The population of Dölitz is 4,734. The number of tickets sold for this year’s WGT is somewhere in the region of 18,000, and the scale of change in neighbourhood demographics in Dölitz during this time is spectacular.”

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Feline and Strange: WGT virgins in the park

in Events/My Leipzig/Stage

“First I have to know what I’m going to say, then we have to find a way to make it sound beautiful. Beautiful can also be screaming at the audience!” Feline and Strange tell Adam Carrington what “goth” means in 2018. Catch them playing this evening, even if you don’t have a WGT wristband.

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