HANS IM GLÜCK – Rebel Rebel

     |    Sunday August 3rd, 2014

Hans Narva is the nom de guitar of bassist Torsten Müller-Fornah, veteran of such beloved bands as East Berlin art punks Herbst in Peking and medieval-industrial rockers Inchtabokatables as well as Crack Collective, an innovative pairing of sound art with melancholy sprechgesang. Hans Narva combines the German everyman first name with a reference to the 

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The Fall and Rise of A BAND CALLED DEATH

     |    Thursday July 24th, 2014

Detroit Rock City: the town that brought the world John Lee Hooker, Motown, MC5 (MC is an abbreviation for Motor City, Detroit’s nickname), Alice Cooper, George Clinton and P-Funk, Madonna (although she went to New York to make it big), techno, Eminem and the White Stripes. While Detroit was still the world capital of the 

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LET’S GO TO THE RAT: Punk in Boston

     |    Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Opened in 1974, Boston’s Rat Club (short for “Rathskeller“, a specific kind of typically German pub located in the cellar of a town hall) quickly became a nexus for Beantown’s local punk scene and a magnet for visiting dignitaries from out of town. Willie “Loco” Alexander was a regular with his Boom Boom Band, as 

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TROUBLE in Paradise?

     |    Thursday March 20th, 2014

Not only has Berlin been a magnet for arty and non-conformist folk from all over the world, the city was also often almost a main character in the artistic works these famous expats created during or in response to their Berlin experience.  British author Christopher Isherwood wrote Goodbye to Berlin (1939) in remembrance of days 

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In-Edit Deutschland 2011

     |    Friday April 15th, 2011  |     1

By Andrew Horn The In-Edit Festival of music documentaries originated in Barcelona 8 years ago, and in recent years has begun appearing in other Spanish speaking countries, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. This month (April 2011) it had it’s first edition in Berlin, with showings at the Moviemento and the HBC. The program ranged from 

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