Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Anne's Saw of the Day


"It's not how you fall, it's how you LAND!"
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Thanks to the guys from Asian Dub Foundation to remember me of this very true phrase! - Taken from "La Haine"

Sunday, 15 November 2009

"Band in the Hand" - NEW iPhone App


For all those iPhoners amonst you: A new iPhone app was released recently. It's called "Band in the Hand" and is perfect for music-lovers, as it lets bands stay in direct contact with their fans and vice versa.
The first band to utilize this app are Hoarsebox! Hoarsebox-fans who download "Band in the Hand" can expect quite something:
Currently, the app includes Hoarsebox news, songs, biographies and videos, and offers features such as ‘Ask The Band', which allows fans to send questions directly to the band. These questions are then answered by the band in a weekly video which is released via the application.
I guess there are even more features to come and also more bands using this app to communicate with their fans.
I think zealous Music-fans should definitely keep an eye on this.....
PS: This app is FREEEEEE!

Flowjob & Ihmes gig ahead

Long time no see, folks ;)
But here I am, back with some news. Fist of all: Flowjob & Ihmes are back on stage after a six-months' break. All fans of good, handmade acrobatic HipHop say "yeaah!" and you are all invited to join the party.
The gig is kickin' off next Saturday, Nov 21st at 9pm at the Speckdrumm, Ansbach.
Come one come all and be prepared for some bumpin' beats ;)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Anne's Saw of the Day


"Show your face in a strange place and throw a shape on a strange face."

- This is from a song performed by an Irish band. Unfortunately I don't know the title nor the band's name. Anyway, I just like that quote, it's probably a good instruction against boredom ;)

Friday, 2 October 2009

Party on in Montreal!


A couple of students from the UQAM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada were filming a little university party. I think the result went quite well ;)
Actually one of the best videos I've ever seen....without a single cut! The Black Eyed Pease should thank them for a great music video for "I Gotta Feeling".
Enjoy!


Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Hoarsebox are celebrating 250 Years of Guinness with a NEW Video!


Hoarsebox will only be one of many confirmed bands to play at the 250 Years Of Guinness Celebrations next week in Dublin. But they're spreading the word about that very nicely with a new video. "Hoarsebox with a Guinness head" - wanna have a look at that? Here you go:


But as I said, there quite a few other great bands playing in Dublin on Sept 24th. Amonst the confirmed headliners are Tom Jones, Kasabian(Kasabian!), The Kooks, Estelle and The Black Eyed Peas. More info here:



Hoarsebox will be playing two shows, together with the Coronas at The Bank on College Greenand together with the Capters at the Pygmalion.
The whole line-up can be read at But no matter what bands you are going to see on Arthurs Day, it'll surely be an unforgettible event.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Head-Banging Lessons with The Rapport


The Irish Indie-Rock band from Dundalk/Louth recently put a new music video online. The first non-live music video on their MySpace! "Solid Gold" is one of their most popular songs and the videoclip for it is also quite rocking. I particularly like the shots in the dark underground carpark (is it an underground carpark??) just before the "concert" begins. Really really well done, guys! And, as I'm reading that the band "has been described akin to a riot in a nightclub", I have to say: quite authentic as well ;)
And for you, my dear readers, have a look here, and don't forget to bang your heads:


Saturday, 5 September 2009

Fragile Child are releasing their album "Feuertaufe"


Finally the time has come for Fragile Child: The Ansbach based Goth-Rock band (www.myspace.com/fragilechild)are releasing their debut album on September 25th. The release party will take place at the well-known Vertigo in Fürth and should be very well-worth being there. Eventually the band managed to produce the album all by theirselves and can definitely be proud of it.
After all it has been quite a long way for them: from the one-man-project of Dennis Klinke who is arranging and writing most of the songs till the well-matiching three-piece band they are now.
Anyway, if you're not too busy with getting sober after the global 250 years of Guinness celebrations (yes, I kinda heard of that!), GO THERE and support good, unique, handmade and quite dark music ;)

Feuertaufe (Promo Trailer 2)


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Jethro Tull & Saori Jo in Nuremberg


Yep, the legend goes on and on and on .... this slogan of Jethro Tull's 40th Anniversary Tour is definitely true. They are just not getting tired of rocking every stage they're stepping on. The gig in Nuremberg on Sunday was one of the best gigs I've ever been on, great sound, great arrangements, great atmosphere! They just know their stuff, not like today's wannabe-rockstar-plastic-bands, who have good sound engeneers but no talent and feel great when a bunch of underaged teenage chicks keeps dangling after them.....
But Jethro Tull were not the only highlights of this evening; they were supported by the young French artist Saori Jo. I'm sure that her vigorous voice could raise a storm out of the blue; really impressive and sounding like Krezip's former singer Jacqueline Govaert and even a bit like Tina Turner. She wowed the audiece imediately and earned a lot of applause.
I'm a little bit ashamed, that I haven't known Mrs Jo before! If you'd like to get some more info about her check out Saori Jo on MySpace, enjoy the tunes!!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Anne's Saw of the Day


"The song "Fire In The Disco" was not performed by the White Stripes! This masterpiece is from the Electric Six published in 2003. And oh, by the way, this title is called "Danger! High Voltage"...
Still, when you think about it, it would be nice to know how the White Stripes would interpret it, wouldn't it?"

Friday, 31 July 2009

DAT20 Charts updated

Finally, some time to post the up-to-date DAT20 Charts (see right column also).

Hollywood Undead - Everywhere I Go

Billy Talent - Rusted From The Rain

Gossip - Heavy Cross

Expatriate - Home EP

Paramore - Ignorance

Blue October - Say It

Suicide Silence - Wake Up

Dune - Heat / Victim Of The City

Green.Frog.Feet. - It's Okay

Jet - She's A Genius

Alexisonfire - Young Cardinals

Florence And The Machine - Kiss With A Fist

Selig - Wir Werden Uns Wiedersehen

Scorefor - I Won't Admit It

Stimpack - Spiegelkind

Bloc Party - One More Chance

The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight

Maximo Park - Questing, Not Coasting

Jamie T. - Sticks'n'Stones

Dead By April - Losing You

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Everyone loves breaking guitars ;)


It's fascinating, that Google today found almost a Million (912.000 to be exact) entries at 5.33 MEST when you typed in "united breaks guitars", leave the quotation marks away, and you'll get aprx. 18.500.000 results.
Well Mr Carroll, that's quite a good amount of online publicity I'd say ;)

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Why we all should love Web 2.0

That's, why! This vid got it all in it: diggs, duggs, the "famous" RickRoll video, Chuck Norris, chatters' abbreviations, spelling errors, Photoshop, spammers, sexism, racism, the "very famous" David Hasselhoff advanatar (I really don't understand why so many internet users have this as their advantar....) and loads of "adult language".......
Gosh, how we love it!



Saturday, 11 July 2009

"United Breaks Guitars" - Now that's a complaint!

For those of you, who haven't seen it, YET: For Dave Carroll and his band the very last way of complaining about United Airlines was writing a song ... a quite good one I must say, even for people like me who are not into American Folk that much.
The video is currently spreading all over the blogosphere, and even big news magazines, like the German (!) "Spiegel" are meanwhile reporting about the tragic story of Dave Carroll's broken Taylor guitar and his 9-months-of-complaining-odyssey to get compensation from United. Enjoy!



PS: The full story can be read at Dave Carroll's homepage.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Must-see for this summer


This movie is my personal must-see movie for summer 2009, if only because of the music or because the protagonists are cruising around in an original Merc 280SE (and in the end even crashing it).
And yes, well, the story is quite realistic as well, isn't it?



Some people may think this is going to be a kind of grown-up-version of "Hey Dude, Where's My Car?" but I am wondering if this movie can be called "grown-up" at all. Probably not...
By the way, it appears that crashing classical cars in popular movies has become a new trend amonst film-makers. Just think of the first scene in the Star Trek trailer, in my opinion the far best scene in the whole movie after all...
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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Jethro Tull coming to Nürnberg!!!


Yes, even after 24 years Ian Anderson and his fellas are not getting tired of touring (Rock 'n' Roll!!!!). They are returning to Nuremberg's SERENADENHOF on August 16th 2009.
There are still some tickets left! Get them at www.argo-konzerte.de or call 01805/607070 (12ct/min).
And for some background info about the band, their official press release for the German tour:

1968 schließt sich eine Gruppe junger Musiker in Luton, Nord-London, zusammen. Hungrig im Herzen, verarmt und mit mit bescheidenem Optimismus emporgestiegen aus den Überresten verschiedener, erfolgloser, regionaler Bands. Mit allgemeiner Liebe zum Blues, gegenseitiger Akzeptanz und Offenheit gegenüber diversen Musikformen, begann der Erfolg bei einem kleinen, aber enthusiastischen Publikum in verschiedenen Pubs und Clubs Süd-Londons. Der Durchbruch kam als ihnen der feste Auftritt Donnerstagnacht in Londons berühmtem Marquee-Club in der Wardour Street, Soho, angeboten wurde.
Die frühen "Jethro Tull" veröffentlichten ihr erstes Blues-orientiertes Album, „This Was“, in den späten 1968igern, um sich dann mit mehr Eigenständigkeit und eklektischen Anstrengungen mit der Veröffentlichung von „Stand Up“ und einer Menge von Single-Veröffentlichungen, eingeschlossen „Living In The Past“, auf dem UK-Markt nach oben zu bewegen. „Benefit“, „Aqualang“ und „Thick As A Brick“ folgten, und der Erfolg der Gruppe wurde international. Verschiedene Bandmitglieder kamen und gingen, aber der charismatische Frontmann und Komponist, Flötist und Sänger, Ian Anderson machte weiter bis heute, die Band kontinuierlich durch ihre verschiedenen, musikalischen „Inkarnationen“ zu leiten. Jethro Tull war Mitte der Siebziger einer der erfolgreichsten Live-Acts weltweit, rivalisierend mit Led Zeppelin, Elton John und sogar den Rolling Stones. Wirklich überraschend für eine Band, deren hochgestochene und entfaltete, stilistische Extravaganz weit entfernt war von der Rock- und Pop-Norm jener Zeit.
Mit nunmehr über 30 Alben auf ihrem Konto und Verkäufen von mehr als 50 Millionen Tonträgern, haben die augenscheinlich unkommerziellen TULL nie aufgehört, zu den Fans der ganzen Welt … nah oder fern … zu reisen. Nach vierzig Jahren am Boden, ganz oben und verschiedenen Ebenen dazwischen performt TULL immer noch auf typische Art mehr als hundert Konzerte im Jahr. Ian Anderson und Martin Barre verbleiben im Zentrum einer Band mit manchmal wechselnden, aber immer hochbegabten, wenn nicht sogar exzellenten Musikern. Gegenwärtig: Doane Perry, Veteran-Drummer von TULL mit 24 Jahren Erfahrung, zusammen mit John O´Hara am Piano und Akkordeon und David Goodier am Bass. An vorderster Front begeistern sie das Publikum und führen das Vermächtnis von TULL´s Music fort mit seiner reichen Variation und tiefen Expression. Wo immer Fans … jung und alt … Rock, Folk, Jazz und klassisch inspirierte Musik für Erwachsene hören wollen.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Behind the scenes of "Rosey"


Director David Jackson talks about the making of Hoarsebox' quite outstanding music video for "Rosey".
This is a feature by the brilliant American video site

99dollarmusicvideos.com.

It's a bit short, but quite funny and worth watching with some witty anecdotes and tips for prospective movie-makers ;)


Monday, 22 June 2009

Digital Music News about the German Popkomm


I saw this article on Digital Music News written by publisher Paul Resnikoff today. And, as you may guess, I totally agree with him. Really really liked how he described the whole "situation" in the music indusrty at the moment, and hope, you will, too:

Be thankful that Popkomm got canceled. At least the organizers had the balls to wait till next year, and the honesty not to take your money. Instead of half-filled floors, half-filled panels, and lots of lost productivity, Popkomm is wisely taking a break. And that means that would-be attendees and advertisers can save the travel, setup, and time costs, and focus on their core businesses - at home. The cancellation may have been surprising, though the reasons are obvious. Piracy is just one part of the equation, one that squarely affects major labels, retailers (traditional, online, and mobile), and everyone else tied into the recording (and yes, publishing) industries. But suddenly, dumb money is nowhere to be found, and VCs are wisely being quite cautious around music. Doom-and-gloomy? No, just realistic. Either way, the silver lining is important to recognize. In the absence of hype-filled startups and bloated investments, the post-disruptive reality starts to arrive more quickly. The scrappy, bootstrapped startups you need to know about are just getting started - and they can't afford expensive conferences anyway. And what about the other mega-events? The pressure now shifts towards Midem, an event that was ill-attended in January. Will there be another South of France flyaway in January? Taking a year off is a serious move, but justifying this event is tough - especially following the Popkomm decision. In the new climate, leaner executives are increasingly questioning the wisdom of huge get-togethers like Popkomm and Midem. Are these serious business events with real dealmaking, or parties? And what about South-by-Southwest? A much different animal, SXSW still had a healthy crowd last March, albeit with far more college kids than industry executives. But SXSW has always been a local event, one less dependent on A&R and digital professionals. And the rest? Some of the smaller events will continue to struggle through, with lower-than-normal crowds. But the tenor of these events is also shifting - does anyone really need glowing show-and-tells from struggling companies? The frothy days are over, at least for now, and the less-romantic future belongs to leaner companies with sustainable models. Popkomm has wisely decided to stop pretending.


Sunday, 21 June 2009

Petition against new GEMA fees


The fees for the German collecting society GEMA are to be reorganised and, there is a public petition running against it at the moment. I personally think, that everyone, who likes good, handmade, independent music should support it. Why? A friend of mine wrote the following to give you the answer:

Es läuft zur Zeit eine Petition des deutschen Bundestages bezüglich der Neuregulierung der GEMA Gebühren bei Veranstaltungen und Konzerten. Der Vollständigkeit halber sei hierzu auf die Pressemitteilung der GEMA verwiesen:

http://www.gema.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/pressemitteilung/archive/2009//browse/7/select_category/13/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=790&tx_ttnews[backPid]=73&cHash=c5a0c13b5f

Um es kurz zu fassen worum es geht:

Durch die Neuregulierung der Gebühren stehen für Veranstalter Gebührenerhöhungen von bis zu 600% (!) im Raum. Hintergrund ist derjeninge das die GEMA erkannt hat das die Musikindustrie - wenn überhaupt - nur noch im Konzertbereich Geld verdient und auf diesem Wege versucht die "Urheber" mehr an diesen Umsätzen zu beteiligen.

Dieser noble unterstützenswerte Ansatz geht jedoch leider zu einem guten Teil an der Wirklichkeit vorbei. Wenn überhaupt kommt diese Gebührenerhöhung vielleicht noch den Top-Acts zu Gute.

Die meisten Veranstalter von kleineren bis mittleren Konzerten sind froh wenn Sie halbwegs auf Ihre Kosten kommen, bzw ein kleiner Gewinn übrigbleibt, der sich dann auch meist auf die Gagen / Merch der auftretenden Künstler positiv auswirkt. Die Gebührenerhöhung wird dazu führen das dieser Bereich wirtschaftlich enorm belastet wird. Und damit ist einer Gruppe am Allerwenigsten geholfen........den Urhebern, Musikern und Künstlern.

Wer diese Gebührenerhöhung unverhältnismäßig findet (so wie ich) kann sich gerne die Petition genauer unter folgendem Link durchlesen und sich beteiligen und diese ggf. unterzeichnen. Ab 50000 Unterzeichnern muss sich ein Ausschuss des Bundestages damit befassen. Sie läuft bis Mitte Juli.

https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/index.php?action=petition;sa=details;petition=4517

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Facebook bigger than MySpace!


Facebook has overtaken MySpace in the US. comScore stated that Facebook now has more members than MySpace.
Quite a turning point actually! In May Facebook had 70.278 million unique visitors whereas MySpace "only" had 70.255 million.
It remains to bee seen if and how this developement will affect the music scene (especially the smaller alternative and unsigned bands); I myself think that this is definitely an issue to keep an eye on over the next few months....

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Anne's Saw of the Day


"I just realized that Alicia Keys' song "Falling" does not only contain a little bit of the lyrics of James Brown's ballad "It's A Man's World", but actually sounds like a plain cover of it, if you listen carefully. Now I don't like Mrs Keys anymore.... "

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Life’s Soundtracks – “Sun Clouds & Rain”


Today’s soundtrack is for those summer days, that are not too sunny at all ;) You know the mood of a gathering thunderstorm? The sun, the clouds and finally the rain… these tracks sound like all three together. A bit rainy (listen to the guitar riffs ;)) a little bit depressive but still ... hmmmm ... light.
Let’s start with Venice Queen. I was told that some people don’t even know this great song by the RHCP. Well, we’re here to change that, right? And it has the sound of a beginning thunder storm in it, so it’s perfect for being the first song of this compi.
After that Radiohead’s There There also sounds a bit like falling rain to me and is a proper no. 2.
Bush also has to appear on a soundtrack about erratic summer weather. I personally think that all of their tunes would fit here, but I chose the two I like best, which are Solutions and Head Full Of Ghosts.
When you think of gloomy but chilling music most people also think of Muse’s tunes and of course they are featuring here as well.
And when you think of Muse, Placebo immediately is in your head as well. I myself tend to mix them up all the time ..., so here they are on no. 10 with their remarkable You Don't Care About Us.
Also, some of you may probably not know the German band MCF. They unfortunately split up a few years ago, but their music (and especially their live gigs) are unforgettable. Their song Lullaby really fits in the mood of “Sun Clouds & Rain”, so enjoy it on no. 8.
On no 12 and 13 I placed two songs by QOTSA, just in the same order as they appear on "R". You know them, and you know that they fit in a windy, rainy mood and there is actually nothing more to say about them (except that QOTSA rock as noone else, but I’m sure you knew that as well).
Then we got a second little musical “couple” here. On no. 14 there is Franz Ferdinand covering Air’s Sexy Boy and after that, I thought, the original performers should have a word as well. So I picked Talisman by Air to be no 15. I love this song, I just love it! It lets the sun shine even if it rains, and I guess, that’s what everyone of us needs from time to time.
Last but not least this compilation is concluded by an astonishing song from the Soundtrack of “The 5th Element”. It’s Little Light Of Love performed by RXRA and should lift up you mood like the first sunny spells after a rain storm ...

1. RHCP - Venice Queen
2. Radiohead - There There
3. Bush - Solutions
4. R.E.M. - The One I Love
5. Muse - Hysteria
6. The Strokes - 12:51
7. Bush - Head Full Of Ghosts
8. MCF - Lullaby
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Red Eyes And Tears
10. Placebo - You Don't Care About Us
11. Keane – Bedshaped
12. QUOTSA – Autopilot
13. QUOTSA – Better Living Through Chemistry
14. Franz Ferdinand - Sexy Boy
15. Air- Talisman
16. RXRA - Little Light Of Love



Wednesday, 27 May 2009

LCD Soundsystem about history and future


Mobile texts are the future Electronic Pop rocks!
Any doubts? Well I am sure, this interview with James Murphy and Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem can sort them out...


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

ROSEY for your screen ;)


Hoarsebox's first single - ROSEY finally has a music video. Colourful and funny and, again I have to say it, very very Hoarsebox ;)
Enjoy!
Hoarsebox - ROSEY music video

Sanity on appro?


I don't see any reason for a different post title am just too shocked about some reports I've just read.
The biggest German TV channel RTL is planning to kick off a show next week where parents "lend" their babies and infants to teenagers. Those youngsters are to look after them (in front of the live camera of course) in order to "test" how "adulthood" feels and what family life is about.
It's not only shocking for me how somebody could even think of such a format and that this idea was actually formed to a TV show. I think, that the fact, that after all there are some real, living, thinking people who are willing to "lend" their helpless infants to some youngsters, is even more alarming.
At least, I don't seem t be the only one enraged about this upcoming TV show. Various German authorities, associations and organizations were going to the barricades against "Adulthood on appro", the title of the show (see more info here)I even found an online campaign to collect signatures to hamper the broadcast at this page
. So far so good, a glimmer of light after all, but still I am asking myself

"Where is our society going anyway, when you have to tell people that such a thing is not right?"

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Clockwork Noise rock the balcony ;)


One more great band above the streets of Dublin: Clockwork Noise were performing on balcony.tv on Good Friday. "The Brink", on of their new songs, is very emotional and perfectly arranged; all in all, I thought, just a beautiful Easter present for all of you:
CLOCKWORK NOISE

If you are in the mood for some more tunes now, Clockwork Noise are playing at the Greystones Theatre on April 24th. Step by if you get a chance!
You'll also find some of their songs at Clockwork Noise's MySpace.
Enjoy and HAPPY EASTER, everyone!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Anne's Saw of the Day


"Bloggers are not the Avon counsellors of the 21st century."
(Taken from a book about Web2.0)

Great Flashmobbing


Yeah, flashmobs are still quite usual although the (media) hype about these fascinating mass events has been over for several years.
I saw this one on Facebook (thanks to Richie) and just couldn't stop laughing. It's absolutely brilliant how this one in Antwerpen worked out and to that it's really fascinating how such a "thing" can bring people together.




One more? Sure, I found this one on Youtube... this flashmob was staged at Great Central Station, NY and is also very amazing to look at:



By the way, if you are now in the mood for joining a flashmob in you town, check the global listings on Flashmob Today and find out when the crazy people come to you ;)

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Life's Soundtracks: All Time Good Time


The summer has arrived! Well, at least in good ol' Franconia ;) But even if your days are not filled with sunshine and cloudless skies at the moment, there are quite a lot of songs that make the sun shine anywhere. So, to get you all in a mood of sunny summer days, this week's compilation has become the All Time Good Time set of 17 great tunes to make your day.
And, sure, most of them are related to the summer, the sun and good times in general. Loving Is What I Got for example: feeling good across the board ;) Some tunes are taken from the Soundtracks of the German movies "Sonnenallee" (Get It On and Give Me A Ticket For An Aeroplane) and "Schule" (this movie is about what students do in the summer before their A-Levels, i.e. sex, drugs and going swimming ... The Only One I Know and Get Wild Tonight are perfect songs for this).
Also, I put some other older songs on it like Superman, Heaven Is A Halfpipe (What happened to OPM, by the way??) and Another Day Goes By, they are not played a lot, what I think is a real shame (after all I remember Dakota Moon being number one in the German charts for weeks some time back in the 90s....).
Others, like Bohemian Like You, Walking On The Sun or Allstar just never get boring (for the radio stations AND for myself ;) ) and so they should be included in this little collection as well.
Anyway, here we go, this is my "All Time Good Time" compilation - a soundtrack for your sunny day, and I hope you like it.

Sublime – Loving Is What I Got
David Jordan – Sun Goes Down
The Charlatans – The Only One I Know
Dynamo 5 – Get It On
Plewka – Get Wild Tonight
Mark Ronson – About To Get Ugly
OPM – Heaven Is A Halfpipe
The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
REM – Superman
Crazy Town – Butterfly
Dakota Moon – Another Day Goes By
Jefferson Airplane - Give Me A Ticket For An Aeroplane
Smash Mouth – Walking On The Sun
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Gorillaz – Be Happy Inc.
Smash Mouth – Allstar
Fat Boy Slim – Praise You


Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Youtube Germany starts blocking music videos


Sounds kind of familiar, doesn't it? About two weeks ago youtube started blocking music videos in the UK due to contractual disagreements with the English PRS.
Now nearly the same things are happening in Germany: YouTube's contract with the German collecting society GEMA is ending today and for the new one the GEMA are demanding 1 Cent per play of each music video (of GEMA artists). Too much for YouTube Germany, though. They claim that they would have financial losses with every play.
So YouTube will block all music videos on its German site until further notice.

So where to go now to watch some rockin' videos? Luckily some guys from Ireland had a good idea last year and established a video plattform just for music bands and their fans and called it MUZU.TV. They have no contracts with collecting societies, but direct ones with the artists resp. their (major) labels. Everyone is welcome to join and watch and upload music videos, interviews, fan videos, etc. MUZU. TV was an immediate success in Ireland last year and can now be watched from nearly everywhere (whereas the access to the site had been limited to Ireland and the UK for quite a time last year). And with the developements on YouTube it is becoming even more important as a platform for music lovers.
So why not have a look there? Click:



Saturday, 28 March 2009

Life's Soundtracks: Ars Electronica


Good evening, everyone!
As you may have noticed, it's Saturday night! I was in the mood for some electronic sounds to start the party night properly and went through my collection ... the result: a little playlist with some of the (I think most fitting) electronic tunes for tonight and of course I didn't want to withhold them from my dear readers ;) This will make the beginning for a little new streak of "Noisy Crumb": Life's Soundtracks with other genres and soundtracks to follow soon.
So if you feek a little like me this evening, i.e. electronic ;) , put those on your mp3-player and name the folder "Ars Electronica":

Fujiya and Myjagi - Paper Airplanes
Hybrasil- We Got Music
The Rapture – The Devil
Hot Chip – Shake a Fist
The Faint – The Geeks were Right
The Whip – Trash
Jape – Graveyard
Beck- Timebomb
Cut Copy – Lights and Music
MGMT – Electric Feel (UK Radio Mix)
LCD Soundsystem – Yr City's A Sucker
Chemical Brothers – Salmon Dance
Daft Punk - Voyager
Fujiya and Myjagi – Cassette

PS: Visit Linz!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

One more goodie to go for....


.... Hoarsebox just relesed a new single as well! "All I Need Now" is the second single taken from their EP "Cuckooland" and absolutely worth buying it! Even Dublin's Phantom 105.2 put it on their "Recommended" List.
With the new single, here come's a new music video as well ... I have to admit, I'm totally fascinated how they made it ... but see for yourself ... colourful, fancy, shrill ... Hoarsebox!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

We Like Disco - Yeah - Yeah - Yeah!


... there simply is no way around singing along with ITO's new single "I Like Disco".
Everyone who ever saw one of their live gigs since last year (when they started to include "I Like Disco" in their live shows) will surely agree that this is one of the best tunes this Dublin four-piece band has ever been performing.
And actually it's not too "Disco" after all .... no synths, no violins, if you were thinking of something like that. Just the overall avid, handmade and ass-kicking sound that makes a great alternative rock-band.
This Sunday (Mar 22nd) ITO are celebrating the release of "I Like Disco" with a special Lauch Party at Whelan's. Say "I like disco" at the entrance and you only pay admission of €5 (instead of €10).

More info at ITO's MySpace.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Monday, 2 March 2009

Noisy Crumb Radio Channel


www.blip.fm/noisycrumb
this is the new link to noisy crumb's radio channel on blip.fm.
At last you can listen to most of the songs and bands stated here. I have just started with the "blipping", so you can be sure, there's definetly more to come!

Enjoy! And thanks for tuning in ;)

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Empire Pics - February


Yes Folks, I'm still alive ;) Finally I woke up from my long beauty-sleep yesterday, just in time for February's Empire Party ..... good time for photographing, good time for posting! So here we go, a few impressions of a smashing-sweaty Empire:

Empire - The Alternative Party - Feb 28th 2009


Friday, 13 February 2009

This is ........ Hoarsebox!

No doubt at all! To be honest, I think that this new promotional video coulnd't be more authentic: colouful, funny, enthusiastic and everything but mainstream ;) Or, to describe it with Johnny Holden's words: "You can't actually have more fun with your clothes on...."
I really enjoyed watching, and I bet, you will too:

Hoarsebox EPK


BTW: Hoarsebox's next gigs are:

March 19th - Odessa Club, Dublin
March 27th - The Button Factory, Dublin,
April 14th - The Hotel Café, Los Angeles
NYC in April dates are to be confirmed....


keep checking their MySpace as well as their website.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Klaus Fischer is reading "Trips und Träume"

On February 15th Klaus Fischer will be reading a few chapters of his "Krautrock" novel at Cafe Kult in Würzburg.
The reading starts at 8pm and admission is free. Come one come all!
Mr Fischer knows the music business like the back of his hand. He used to be a music/media editor at several well known German newspapers like the "Frankfurter Rundschau". Currently he is head of PR at one of the biggest concert promotion comanies in Germany.


Trips und Träume... ...erzählt die Geschichte einer Jugend in den frühen 1970er Jahren. Eine Jugend zwischen Krautrock und Kiff. Es ist ein Roman über die Rebellion einer freakigen Kleinstadt-Szene gegen den Spießermief jener Jahre und darüber mit Hilfe der Musik auszubrechen aus der Enge der Provinz. Was haben Jugendliche damals gedacht und gefühlt, welche Musik hörten sie, welche Klamotten trugen sie, was waren ihre Träume und Hoffnungen? Auch geht es darum, was ist heute, mehr als 30 Jahre später, von den Idealen dieser „Generation Freak“ (wie ich sie nenne) übriggeblieben. Loyalität, Freundschaft und Liebe, aber auch Schuldgefühle, Unentschlossenheit und verpasste Gelegenheiten sind Themen, die den Roman wesentlich bestimmen – ebenso wie das Leben vieler Angehöriger jener „Generation Freak“, die für den Roman eine wesentliche Zielgruppe darstellt. Geprägt ist diese Generation von einer inneren Zerrissenheit, die daher rührt, dass Jugendliche, Anfang der 1970er Jahre zwischen 15 und 19 Jahren alt, zu jung für 1968 waren, und es ihnen nicht wirklich gelang eine eigene Revolte gegen das Establishment auszuleben.
Eintritt ist frei!

More info at www.tripsundtraeume.com (German)

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Everything is right with new shoes


No, for once this remark was not stated by a girl. It’s from a fun-loving song by Paolo Nutini, a Scottish singer and songwriter I recently discovered. “New shoes” appears on his album ”These Streets” from 2006 and was also released as a single. These tune really lifts your mood, whenever you listen to it.
And, most important: It’s about shoes and that nothing makes your day more than a brandnew pair! Well, I guess most girls will agree with Mr Nutini and am kinda convinced that this “understanding” song is the major reason for his huge success ;)
Anyway, I don’t want to withhold the very lively and quite witty lyrics from you. Enjoy!

Woke up cold one tuesday,
i'm looking tired and feeling quite sick,
i felt like there was something missing in my day to day life,
so i quickly opened the wardrobe,
pulled out some jeans and a T-Shirt that seemed clean,
topped it off with a pair of old shoes,
that were ripped around the seams,
and i thought these shoes just don't suit me.


Hey, I put some new shoes on,
and suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody's smiling,
it so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
but long on time,
slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
and i'm running late,
and i dont need an excuse,
'cause i'm wearing my brand new shoes.

Woke up late one thursday,
and i'm seeing stars as i'm rubbing my eyes,
and i felt like there were two days missing,
as i focused all the time,
and i made my way to the kitchen,
but i had to stop from the shock of what i found,
a room full of all my friends dancing round and round,
and i thought hello new shoes,
byebye them blues.

Take me wondering through these streets,
where bright lights and angels meet,
stone to stone they take me on,
im walking to the break of dawn.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The Whip are coming to Germany!


And they are bringing their "Electronic Sweat Music" to the following locations:

29 Jan 2009 - KELLER KLUB, Stuttgard
30 Jan 2009 - ATOMIC CAFE, Munich
31 Jan 2009 - KNAACK KLUB, Berlin
2 Feb 2009 - MAU CLUB, Rostock
3 Feb 2009 - GRUNSPAN, Hamburg
4 Feb 2009 - ZECHE Bochum,
5 Feb 2009 - RINGLOKSCHUPPEN, Bielefeld
6 Feb 2009 - SUBSTAGE, Karlsruhe

This is gonna be great, so get some tickets and go dancing ;)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Franz Ferdinand Album Release & Tour Dates

Jan 23rd 2009 - thats the date! Fans of Franz Ferdinand have been waiting for it for three years now: the release of their third album "Tonight". First song on it will - of course - be Ulysses, which is on top of the German Alternative Charts right now.


The Single "Ulysses" will be released next Friday with three or five tracks on it.
And Franz Ferdinand also announced four tour dates for Germany:

Sat, Mar 14th 2009 - Palladium Köln
Tue, Mar 24th 2009 - Docks Hamburg
Wed, Mar 25th 2009 - Columbiahalle Berlin
Thu, Mar 26th 2009 - Tonhalle München