The eclipsed rock towns check: HAMBURG

27. May 2015


The eclipsed rock towns check: HAMBURG

Tuesday, May 12th, a normal working day. In the Astra-Stube the Boxed In, in the friendly & competent The Little Unsaid, in the Cotton Club the Jailhouse Jazzmen, in the night asylum Douglas Dare, in the Hasenschaukel Fleming Borby play. There's a rock session at Barrock, a song slam at Molotow. In the Monopol Bar of the Cityhotel Bossa & Friends are guests, in the Knust Wellbad, and on the forecourt the Hamburger Kneipenchor shows what a Hamburger Kneipenchor is capable of. The Villagers perform in Altona's cultural church, in the Roter Flora No Omega, in the Prinzenbar Daniel Nitt, in the Nochtspeicher Graziella Schazad and in the Golem the European New York Quartet.

On the MS Stubnitz, fastened to Kirchenpauerkai, thisquietarmy let their large post-rock structures sound. More or less unknown artists in the field of Rock/Pop/Blues/Jazz in more or less small clubs. On other days other artists in other concert halls. Hamburg's reputation as Germany's city of rock music will manifest itself in 2015 not only in the big, widely acclaimed concerts of famous musicians in the mega hall O2 World, the smaller Alsterdorf sports hall, the CCH congress centre or even in the Imtech Arena, the venue of the Hamburg sports club.

On average, there are over twenty rock concerts every day in Hamburg. On Fridays and Saturdays it's over thirty. The skirt is also played out on a small scale, its variety especially on a small scale. In the small city of Hamburg, even the very largest have begun: The Beatles. The Fab Four neither grew up in Hamburg nor in the Hanseatic city, but went to school in it - figuratively as well as literally. From 1960 to 1962 the biggest pop band of all times gave concerts in Hamburg on more than 200 days, got together in the line-up Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr, got to know the photographer Astrid Kirchherr, who gave them the famous mushroom-head hairstyle, and the musician/artist Klaus Voormann, who designed the cover of "Revolver" and the "Beatles Anthology" albums - and made first recordings: as accompanying musician for Tony Sheridan in the cellar below the auditorium of the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium, Hamburg's second oldest school.

Lesen Sie mehr im eclipsed Nr. 171 (Juni 2015).