Ten German Love Songs

Songs can help language learners master a new language. But what about the language of love? These ten songs should help you with both. Which song is your favorite? Is there a German love song we should have included on the list? Tell us in the comments! Liebe by Sido Für immer Immer by Fettes [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|General, Music|3 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Cro

Cro at the Frankfurt Book Fair Open Stage. Photo coypright Frankfurt Book Fair/Peter Hirth Cro at the Frankfurt Book Fair Open Stage. Photo coypright Frankfurt Book Fair/Peter Hirth In case you don't know who Cro is:

By | October 15th, 2014|Frankfurt am Main, General, German Culture, Music|Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday: Cro

Music in Germany: Antifolk in Frankfurt

Phoebe Kreutz. Photo (cc) flickr user GeertBoog It was John Darnielle's dirty, fizzley, basement-boom-box recordings that first trained me to turn a deaf ear to scrappy guitar and to love music that did little more than tell a damn fine story. The Mountain Goats' early recordings are the music that macheted the way [...]

By | November 9th, 2012|Click Clack Gorilla, Frankfurt am Main, General, Music|1 Comment

Meet Mambo Kurt

“He’s this German guy who plays metal and pop covers on an electric organ,” my friend told me.  We were planning to spend an evening in Mannheim, and now that evening was going to include a concert by a man who calls himself Mambo Kurt.  Try as I might, I couldn’t imagine what was in [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|Click Clack Gorilla, General, German Culture, Music|5 Comments

Think festivals, think Germany!

After last week’s post about how Germany as a country is unexpectedly well-versed when it comes to BBQing, here’s another post about a thing that Germans are great at, but that isn’t really associated with them – yet. And that thing is: festivals. Now, when people hear the word festival, they tend to [...]

By | August 18th, 2010|General, German Culture, Hamburg, Living in Germany, Lost in Deutschland, Music|Comments Off on Think festivals, think Germany!

Echo Award Show Diary

Two weeks ago, a friend asked me if I wanted to work at this year’s Echo award show. The Echo is the most important German music award, and this year’s artist line-up was impressive: Rihanna, Depeche Mode, Gossip, and the list goes on. In charge of the backstage area, I coordinated when the [...]

By | March 6th, 2010|Berlin, General, Music|1 Comment