German hidden music gems

German hidden music gems

As we are not from Munich, and we love music, we have been searching for new German bands from the local or the national scene since we arrive here. We knew some of them already like the fantastic Molly Nilsson or Mavi Phoenix but we discovered others on the way. For example, Gurr, who was the first German band we saw in concert in the city, or other amazing bands like Paar, San Antonio Kid, Fenster or International Music, just to name a few. We have created a list with…

The best festivals in Germany and in Europe this summer

The best festivals in Germany and in Europe this summer

We know that summer is still far on the horizon, but we need the motivation to overcome the low temperatures. This motivation is music, good weather, sunlight, swimwear, and glitter. Munich Surroundings Puls Open Air. From 4th to 6th of June at Schloss Kaltenberg. Festival pass 87,5 € without camping (you can buy an extra- ticket for a camping place). Puls Open Air always brings local German artists and other international indie bands. This year, some of them are Ok Kid, Ilgen-Nur, Girl in Red, Juju, and more. Not to…

Fleamarkets in Winter: Nachtflohmarkt & Kinderflohmarkt

Fleamarkets in Winter: Nachtflohmarkt & Kinderflohmarkt

It’s a fact that fast-fashion is one of the industries that is killing our planet. If you want to have a stylish look without destroying our natural resources, vintage clothes are always a good option. The Midnightbazar not only offers second-hand garments but also furniture, decoration, bikes, and other kind of objects. Concerts, drinks, and parties are also offered here. Celebrated every Saturday at Backstage club from 5 pm to 12 am, the entry to the flea market (2,80 € in advance) gives you free access to the club at…

Top Concerts February

Top Concerts February

Saturday 1st: The Lucky Punch (Backstage). Rock, psychedelia, and rays of sunlight in your ears. Monday 3rd: Ride (Strom). The legendary shoegaze band from the 90s will present their last album, “This Is Not A Safe Place” produced by the DJ Erol Alkan.   Wednesday 5th: Stereophonics (TonHalle). If you had sung “Make me feel like the one” once in your life, you know this is the place to be. Thursday 6th: Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (Kranhalle). This soul band offers a look to the past with lyrics of…

Edited: Lower Dens cancel their European tour

Edited: Lower Dens cancel their European tour

EDITED: Unfortunately we can’t continue with our raffle for the Lower Dens concert as they have cancelled the European tour due to health problems. Here you can see the band’s announcement. One of the most amazing bands of the last decade is coming to Munich in the next month of January. If you don’t want to lose the opportunity to see the project of Jana Hunter, we have good news for you! We are giving away one double ticket for the Lower Dens show on the 20th of January at…

Top Concerts January

Top Concerts January

Monday 13: Evelinn Trouble (Cucurucu). Free entry. This creative multi-talent woman from Switzerland makes catchy songs with undeniable charm. Friday 17: The Düsseldorf Düsterboys (Rote Sonne). A good soundtrack for winter: sad songs and calm melodies in German. Sunday 19: Soviet Soviet (Milla). The Italian post-punk band makes perfect bittersweet songs that, as one of their songs says, are endlessly beautiful. Monday 20: Lower Dens (Milla Club) CANCELLED. Lower Dens makes incredible catchy synth-pop music. The powerful voice of Jana Hunter and their meaningful songs with political and social messages…

Win tickets for Mikal Cronin!

Win tickets for Mikal Cronin!

We were lucky to see Mikal Cronin in Barcelona at Primavera Sound (one of the best festivals in Europe) a couple of years ago, and we can only say it was magic. The North-American musician has a prolific career and has collaborated with Ty Segall, White Fence, and other amazing artists. His last album, Seeker, which arrives after a 4-years break and a crisis, was conceived in a cabin with some mountains as a backdrop and recorded with Ty Segall’s Freedom Band. With these credentials, you can only expect good…

Orlando inspired by Virginia Wolf. An exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton

Orlando inspired by Virginia Wolf. An exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton

The Virginia Wolf‘s novel Orlando tells the story of an aristocrat who has lived through several centuries and one day, he awakes as a woman. The actress Tilda Swinton, who starred the Sally Potter’s film adaptation in 1992, was inspired by this novel and she curated a photographic exhibition about it with works from Zackary Drucker, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamal Nxedlana, Walter Pfeiffer, Viviane Sassen at the Aperture Foundation in New York. The artists play with concepts like gender, freedom, history, identity, and ethnicity. Apart from these…

Museums in Munich that have free entry (or almost)

Museums in Munich that have free entry (or almost)

Art should be accessible for everybody, so if you want to visit some of the museums of Munich for free or just for one euro, you only need to know when to go there and let yourself be inspired by amazing works of art. Haus der Kunst. Every first Thursday of the month this Brutalism building offers free entry for all its contemporary art exhibitions from 6 to 10 pm. After enjoying some art you can enjoy a glass of wine or a superb cocktail at its awesome Goldene bar….

Photography: O. Winston Link – Retrospective

Photography: O. Winston Link – Retrospective

The Kunstfoyer VKB offers this retrospective about the photographer and civil engineer O. Winson Link, who documented the life in North America when the steam locomotives were having their last days. The exhibition is full of images of the railway stations and all around them and comprises 120 photographies, sound recordings, and sketches from 1955 to 1960. Some pictures are like paintings, remind to artists like Edward Hopper or Charles Sheeler with a unique vision and capturing a special atmosphere. The exhibition has free admission and will be available until…