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Bei Nacht sind alle Katzen grau
March 2, 2009, 10:22 pm
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Nur eine nicht:


Mieze Katz -Frontfrau und Sängerin von Mia- ist der ewig durchgeknallte, bunte Paradiesvogel, plus eine Prise kindliche Verrücktheit, grenzenlosen Optimismus und einem leichten Dachschaden: sie malt sich neonleuchtend an und grinst unter ihrem Federhaupt in 2.000 Gesichter. Wie Mieze wollen alle sein. Einige Fans im Publikum tragen schon mal solidarisch ein ähnliches Outfit. Aber mal ehrlich: Heißt von denen einer Mieze Katz? – Da klafft doch eine gehörige Lücke im Grad an Zurechnungsfähigkeit.

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Cute blue-eyed indie-pop: Hanging out with Miss Kenichi
January 15, 2009, 4:13 pm
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Amongst the most pleasurable moments in life are these rare nights where a cold beer, a little stage with golden shimmering lampshades and a new unheard acustic sound awakens and amazes the inner ghosts, which would be rather well asleep at that time. An interesting new sound that brings the inner self back to a more concious state of mind: gazing and listening.

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Some Chords, some Tunes and a PowerPoint presentation – Sarah Bettens on Tour
November 21, 2008, 1:18 pm
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Knowing that she has never been the person of grand words or an overwhelmingly communicative behaviour, it should not have been so much surprising that she chose a tape recorder to connect her stage performance with the expectations of the listener, visually accompanied by some black and white PowerPoint slides. It were great words by great artists, mostly spoken a long time ago, mostly reflecting stardom or the music business in general. Once someone else finished his or her meaningful quote, Sarah played a couple of chords and started to sing again, which she is just great at, don’t get me wrong. However, as soon as the song was over and a shy smile later, the next PowerPoint slide lit up and some clanging speakerphone voice went off to say something meaningful again. 

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A Songbird with New Songs: Wallis Bird Rocked the Gleis 22!
November 19, 2008, 2:31 pm
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Whoever of you thought “Ah … nah, can’t come, got something else planned.” Well, … wrong decision people, wroooong decision!

Wallis was beyond great as usual. It took her two minutes to make the venue a dancing palace, people just loved her. About half of the set contained her new stuff and it never occured to me once that something sounded raw or unfinished. I am convinced that you don’t even need to buy the next album to get into the songs more, because they grow on you live in an instant. (Which does not mean that it wouldn’t be money well spent to actually buy the album.)

Wallis Bird and band

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How Neo-Folk met Jazz, Soul and 60s Sciencefictiontrash…
November 16, 2008, 8:03 pm
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… and gave birth to a new era of live performance.

The most stunning woman live, Joan Wasser

When I went to see Joan As Police Woman, I was prepared to see a good Neo-Folk / Indie-Rock concert and expected nothing else. As Joan sneaked through the crowd 20 minutes before taking the stage, ducking in a pink down cloak, I frowned a bit. 30 minutes later I decided to join the mesmerized crowd, just starring at what she dragged along with her on stage: an extraordinary bass player with the most beautiful eyes, heavy makeup and the most stunning breast hair and this little Mexican-looking drum wizard – both painting a wonderful acoustic picture of what could be Soul-Jazz / Avant-Garde, always in perfect timing and with just the right amount of arrangements … spilling nothing but joy.

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