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…

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…

Patti Smith comes to Munich next summer!

Patti Smith comes to Munich next summer!

Patti Smith is visiting Munich in the summer of 2020, specifically, the 19th of July, and we can’t be more excited about it. Musician, writer, poet… she is one of the most iconic figures of punk-rock. Albums like Horses are an important part of music history, and songs like Gloria, People Have the Power, Land: Horses or Because the Night are undeniable anthems. She will play at Tollwood festival in Olympiapark and the tickets are now on sale for 56,5 €. More information at the Tollwood website. *Header picture: Patti…

Zero Gravity: An outer space exhibition

Zero Gravity: An outer space exhibition

Can you imagine how was life on earth before Neil Amstrong put a foot on the moon? Probably most of the people who were watching the first astronauts landing on the satellite didn’t imagine that they would see something like that. This event changed the perception of the future and as a consequence, films, architecture, music, and other arts were influenced by this situation. Space travels, the moon, other planets, and the universe were everywhere, and artists like Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Annie Leibovitz or Robert Rauschenberg dedicated some of their works of…

Upcoming concerts 2020

Upcoming concerts 2020

January: Monday 20: Lower Dens (Milla). (Edited: The show has been cancelled) The band of Jana Hunter comes back with a new album called “The Competition” about capitalism and its social consequences in our lives. Wednesday 29: Angel Olsen (Münchner Kammerspiele). The Northamerican diva will present her last album, All Mirrors. Her incredible voice and lyrics are incredibly charming, like a dream. Friday 31: Kevin Morby (Feierwerk) The Northamerican songwriter was supposed to play in November, but due to health problems he has postponed his concert to the end of…

Exhibition: Typisch München

Exhibition: Typisch München

It’s always good to know the history and anecdotes of the city where you live and discover some curious facts, personalities, and places. The Münchner Stadtmuseum proposes an exhibition about typical things from Munich, called Typisch München. In the exhibition, you will learn about more than 850 years of history, see how their citizens used to live and how they live today, what belongs to the city and what makes it unique. This is a permanent exhibition you can visit from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm….