Gourmandise and Groove

Describe a perfect day. Well, that’s a no-brainer for us. Inevitably, it’s going to include friends, perfect weather, really good music (live if possible) and really delicious food (in a non-bourgeois atmosphere). Which means there are quite a few perfect days coming up, because our favourite delivery service client is going on a Bites & Vibes Summer Tour. Which means: all of the above. The best restaurants from the foodora portfolio are presenting their culinary creations in a street food format. Hand-made pasta, juicy burgers, exotic curries or pimped deli classics can be enjoyed while sauntering along – and that’s going on in 5 German cities. The street food markets in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf and Cologne are accompanied by acoustic delicacies. Selected live acts and DJs deliver the beats to match the bites. The culinary kick-off is taking place this weekend in the capital. So we’ve already started reducing our daily food-intake to make room for fermented super-cabbage from Fräulein Kimchi, vegan Donuts by Brammibal, literarily inspired burger creations by Schiller Burger and further foodie surprises. That will, we rejoice, be a perfect day!
Bites & Vibes by foodora Summer Tour | July 16th Berlin, July 23rd Munich, July 30th Düsseldorf, July 31st Hamburg, August 13th Cologne  | Facebook


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 14. Juli 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , Keine Kommentare


The 2 Minute Interview

Brando is actually called Marlon, who would have thought! Ok, so tall, dark, handsome…, we’ll take him! What’s much more important, the boy can sing! About things, with words, humour and brains. Born in Berlin, raised at Lake Constance, now back home, at the Boxi (Boxhagener Platz) and its surroundings.  That’s were his first album „Nur der Anfang“ (Just the beginning) was created, which we’re playing up and down here every day because it is full of text and poetry, because it makes us think, hope and feel in the now. So now we want to know more and are going to ask. Bring it on!

Name: Brando
Age: 30
Home: Berlin
Profession: Musician
Shoe size: big
Favourite quote: „The more lavish the plan, the more complicated the deed.“ Erich Kästner
Contact: brando.audio | Youtube

What does Berlin sound like?
Always different.

If your album is just the beginning, what’s next?
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

A decision you’ll never regret:
Having recorded this album. Despite all the difficulties, the detours and the long time it all took – all the hassle was so worth it.

Who or what inspires you?
A lot of my music is about stories and the description of a world of images in which they all take place. A lot of inspiration comes from films that combine a fascinating story with strong images. From independent and underground to mainstream – from ‚Jess Franco‘ to ‚Tony Scott‘ or ‚Christopher Nolan‘ – from ‚City of God‘ and ‚She Killed in Ecstasy‘ to ‚Star Wars‘ or ‚Blade Runner‘.

What do you sing under the shower?
Now matter how hard I listen every day – it’s just so loud in there, I can never understand. Really.

Island, iPod, just three songs. Which ones?
If I ever end up on an island, nothing will matter anymore anyway. So: „Billie Holiday – Warpaint“; „Sugar Man – Rodriguez“; „Crimson – Morcheeba“ or „Maggot brain – Funkadelic“.

What did you dream of last night?
That Russel Westbrook and Oklahoma City Thunder won the NBA-Championship. But I have that dream every night.

Which characteristics do you appreciate in a person?
Honesty & loyalty.

What did you want to grow up to be as a child?
Something fun that I’m good at.

With which famous person would you like to go out for drinks?
Marlon Brando or Cara Delevigne.

What would you cook for us if we came to visit you?
Spaghetti à la reality TV. When are you coming? Tell me quick!

What are you afraid of?

When was last time you tried something new and what was it?
I recorded an album recently.

What should no one know about you?
I can be a really disgusting nerd when it comes to music and films.

What question should we have asked?
What questions? Why isn’t there a synonym for synonym? How much does a house weigh? Can Gargamel really turn Smurfs into gold?

Last words:
Cordon Sport.

Photo: Caspar Hees


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 18. Mai 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Ceci n´est pas du Jazz

The “Schlesi”, the gateway to Kreuzberg, is always good for a jam. Those who pitch their musical tent here in a sunny moment are rewarded by an instant audience gathered around them within seconds. Which makes this area an excellent geographical entrée into the XJAZZ-Festival, taking place from May 5th to 8th. Starting in the afternoon, visitors can dive into the contemporary continuation of Jazz. Because XJAZZ is just more than Jazz. It’s Jazz magnified by x. It’s Jazz in x different shapes and sizes.  It’s a hybrid of various influences, a crossover from related types of music. The festival presents over 80 concerts in 11 clubs (and one church) and a musical range from traditional Jazz to Funk, Soul and Hip Hop to singer/songwriter melodies and new classical music. Of course, we are aware that this leaves visitors exquisitely spoilt for choice. So we went and hand-picked a few acts from this kaleidoscopic bouquet and are giving away 1×2 tickets for them. Those of you looking for music that “sounds like a hug, a kiss feels” will find it at the cinematically inspired session of German-American-Persian Malakoff Kowalski  on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Lido. Friends of contrasts will love the combination of intimate lyrics and driving beats of Me & my Drummer (Friday, 9 p.m., Emmauskirche). Hip Hop Aficionados should head for the Prince Charles at 11 p.m. on Thursday. The trio Green House Expansion is playing the logical connection of Jazz and Hip Hop, lyrically led by the first Hip Hop artist ever allowed to perform in the legendary Blue Notes Jazz Club: MC Stimulus. If you feel like dancing, we’ll send you to the Bi Nuu at 11 p.m. on Thursday to experience the international ensemble Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions – instrumental music made for hoofin’ it. Or, our final offer: The temporary, dynamic and musical collaboration of greats such as Casper Clausen, Martyn Heyne or Greg Haines. »The Group« will be filling the Lido with their spherical sounds at 12.30 a.m. on Friday. If you want to go to one of these concerts, send an email headlining ‚AND ALL THAT JAZZ‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de. Everyone else will find some other amazing acts in the elaborate programm on offer at XJAZZ (Sophie Hunger! Miss Kenichi!! Nightmares on Wax!!!). Because Jazz ain’t just Jazz ain’t just Jazz.
XJAZZ Berlin | 5th to 8th Mai in 11 clubs und 1 church | www.xjazz.netFacebook | Events


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 04. Mai 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

It’s a piano thing



It’s a piano thing

March 28 is Piano Day – and what a magical day it will be! Last year, Nils Frahm, musician and piano-loving composer with a prosperous penchant for musical experiments, first initiated this festive day in honour of the piano for everyone to participate and get involved in. Now, we’re about to celebrate Piano Day for the second time round: concerts and events throughout the world will pay homage to the keyboard instrument – as in Berlin, as in the lobby of the lovely Michelberger Hotel. Starting on the stroke of midnight, 21 artists will come together for a 24-hour piano marathon. Light-handedly played classical music, experimental electronic sounds, juicy jazz melodies or soft and gentle one-handed virtuosity – either way, the piano is enchanting, touching and moving. Surely, the appearance of Tom Adams will be an emotional highlight. At a concert in the summer of 2014, Nils Frahm had asked pianists in the audience to step on stage to play on his self-built piano. The Englishman followed up on the request and went on to touch the audience’s heart with a fairylike performance. Nils spontaneously joined in and the rest is history! We’re super-excited and look forward to listening, dreaming or – whoever can – playing along.


24 Hour Piano | Michelberger Hotel, Warschauer Strasse 39-40 | pianoday.org | michelbergerhotel.com | Facebook


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 23. März 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Sleep no more


Sleep no more

British composer Max Richter calls his piece SLEEP his »personal lullaby for a frenetic world«. The experimental composition premiers during an overnight performance at Kraftwerk Berlin on 15 of March. Musicians will perform the 8-hour piece scored for piano, strings, vocals and electronics and designed to send the listener into a soft slumber. Wrapped up in blankets or nestled in sleeping bags, the audience is welcome to slowly drift off into a land of dreams. With this extraordinary project Richter intends to explore the effect music has on the subconscious mind. We’re more than willing to help…Although SLEEP is just one of the artistic and discursive experiments featured during MaerzMusik –Festival for Time Issues. The second edition will take place from 11 to 20 March aiming to trace digital forms of time, explore non-analogue temporalities and examine „what happens to our time?“ – a frequently asked question within the rapidness of capitalism. Epic questions demand epic answers, or an epic debate at least. And so, from 19 to 20 March and with a duration of 30 hours, „The Long Now“ is the closing event of the festival. In this „place for the enduring present“, is where avant-garde concerts, contemporary performances, electronic live acts and visual-sonic installations merge to a greater whole. We can let ourselves float from sound to sound as we dare to forget time. If you’d like to join us in this self-experiment send an email titled „THE TIME. THE TIME!“ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de. We’re giving away 1×2 tickets for the The Long Now. Sweet dreams.
MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues | 11 to 20 March 2016 | Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 170, 10179 Berlin |  www.berlinerfestspiele.de


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 24. Februar 2016 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare



Benjamin Clementine is a genius, an elemental force of music, a revelation. We’ll just leave it at that for now. The young Englishman recently still earned his pay as a musician on the streets of Paris, and when he sings, it is with such passion and fervour, his voice leaving you completely spellbound and questioning everything you believed in just moments before. It’s distinctive, intense and always surprising. For weeks, we played his song Cornerstone (and watched the video) over and over again in our office. On December 12th, Benjamin Clementine will be playing at Hamburg’s Mojo, and on December 15th, he’ll be on stage at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic. A passionate experience hard to beat. Tickets are 36 Euro each, both concerts start at 8pm. To mark the occasion – and out of sheer anticipation – we’re giving away a pair of tickets for both cities. Send an email titled ‚FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST‘ tohurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de and let us know which city you’re in. We’ll see you there.
Benjamin Clementine Konzert | Sat, 12.12., 8 pm| Mojo, Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg | Tue, 15.12., 8 pm | Kammermusiksaal Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin |Tickets



Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 09. Dezember 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare



The 2 Minutes-Interview

berge (Mountains) and their music always stir our emotions either leaving us in high spirits or moving us to tears. Their song »10.000 Tränen« (10.000 Tears) is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of tormented and enfeebled animals and was quite rightly a big hit last year. When we first saw the duo Marianne and Rocco play live at our muxmäuschenwild mini-summer-festival during the World cup in 2014, we were sold/ we knew we had fallen for them. All the way. This weekend, they’ll play a charity gig at the WABE in Berlin and perform songs from their album VOR UNS DIE SINNFLUT. We managed to catch up with them and had a nice little chat about the challenge Thai-curry-loving city slickers face when engaged in Indian temple dance, real concerts and everlasting songs. May they both move mountains.


Name: Rocco Horn | Marianne Neumann
Age: 36 | 28
City: Berlin | Berlin
Job: musician | musician
Shoe size: 47 | 39
Favourite note: 288,33 Hz :) | a
Contact: I maintain it… |info@hoertberge.de



If you could change the world over night, where would you start? R: With myself!
M: That’s a very difficult question and I feel truly incompetent to give a meaningful answer. I would probably try to deglobalise the world and take away everybody’s smartphones. It would be so exciting to see what happens when everyone is forced to actually communicate with one another in the here and now


A good deed for everyone to do before the year is over: R: Tell a friend or a family member why you think they are special.
M: Make Christmas presents yourself or buy them from small regional stores. And tell your parents you love them.


Who or what inspires you? R: Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Bruce Lee, my son and you.
M: Genuine and authentic people inspire me immensely.


Which concert will you remember forever? R: My first Steve Vai concert.
M: My first concert without my parents and with my best friend Rosa: ECHT at the Columbiahalle. We felt incredibly cool.


Your song for eternity? R: That’s a mean question, I could easily make a Top Five list… hmmm… „Right Now“ by Van Halen, or „Live Is Wonderful“ by Jason Mraz, or „Transatlanticism“ by Death Cab for Cutie, and and and …
M: Nothing is forever. Songs are no exception.


You will be reborn. As what? R: I hope not…at least not on an existing planet.
M: I hope will not be reborn too many times, it kind of get’s old after a while…But if had to choose, then please make me a tiger.


What makes you feel that you live in the right city? R: Because nothing is drawing me away.
M: Because I can be creative and free and I meet like-minded people everywhere.


Your next vacation: Mountains or Ocean? R: Um, both! :) Really!
M: Ocean.


What did you dream of last night? R: A friend of mine won a motorcycle!
M:  Of warm, far away places and vacation.


What did you want to be when you were a kid?

R: I didn’t want to be anything. I was quite happy with the overall situation
M:  All I remember is that I didn’t find the idea of pursuing the same work every single day to be very appealing. So, considering that, I’ve been very lucky.
What have you been planning to do for a while but somehow don’t manage to do it? R: I usually manage to do the things I set out to do. I even got round to taking some time off now.
M: To pursue plans with discipline and meditate every day. 

With which band would you like to go on tour? R: Great question! Trevor Hall!!! And Berge, as strange as that might sound.
M: Clueso.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home? R: Probably a veggie Thai curry with coconut milk and rice.
M: I’d probably make a lentil curry.


What are you afraid of? R: I don’t understand the question…
M: Sickness.


When did you last try something new and what was it? R: Last night – but telling you WHAT would be rather inappropriate here…
M: I started Indian temple dance three months ago and regularly go to classes now. It’s really quite difficult and new, and you have to be extremely focused, but I enjoy it.


What should no one know about you? R: This is a trick question, isn’t it?
M: That I get bored sometimes.


Which question should we have asked? R: What should everyone know about me!? ;)
M:  Where to buy our current album VOR UNS DIE SINNFLUT.


Last Words: R: I leave them to Marianne.
M: Bye-bye!

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 09. Dezember 2015 | Tags: , Keine Kommentare

A kingdom for my living room!

A kingdom for my living room!

When the lights are down low, an edge of anticipation is in the air and the band is right in front of you. So close, you could almost touch them, if you stretched out your hand just a little further…oh, sorry – they really are that close! Welcome home, welcome to your concert. Sofar (songs from a room) is bringing the magic back to music by preserving what usually gets lost in gigantic event locations: genuine and essential attention. In meanwhile 184 cities worldwide, Sofar regularly organizes small concerts where rising artists perform for a curated audience in selected private spaces. Check out their website www.sofarsounds.com for details on up-coming events. If you’ve had enough of concerts complemented by ohhh-the-drummer-is-sooo-cute- comments and permanently stretched out arms with a mobile-device-extension, Sofar Sounds is the right place for you. The concept is simple but stirring: music needs attention. Undivided attention. And that’s why the intimate Sofar gigs are made for genuine music lovers. No drivel, no Whatsapp-coverage, no distraction. It’s all about the music. Three surprise-acts perform in front of a selected audience. Likewise, the secret venue is revealed only one day in advance. Keeping everything super-secret in order to be super-hip is not the point here. The aim is to give an acoustic experience the platform it deserves: a benevolent, appreciative and respectful space. Just like in Berlin on October 23rd. So, if you’re in the mood for a unique and magical night, you might just get lucky/ you just might be in luck: we’re giving away a pair of guest list tickets (spontaneous applause appreciated, wink)! Send an email titled SOUNDS OF SILENCE to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de. If you don’t get in this time, don’t despair! There’ll be many more concerts to come… Register online for updates. Oh and by the way, most Sofar Sounds gigs are streamed live – not quite like the real thing, but Sofar so good!

Sofar Sounds Berlin | Friday, 23.10.15, 8pm | location will be announced on short notice | www.sofarsounds.com

written by Anja Vatter | Picture: Caro Pierotto by Zuzanna Gerulewicz



Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 21. Oktober 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare





The 2 Minutes-Interview

Oh Romano, alias MC Ramon, alias Cornerboy, alias Left Coast alias Dayton the Fox alias  the blonde angel from Köpenick, whose flaxen braids have the power to make hosts of electro, metal and hiphop fans dance, nod or bob to the beat. “Jenseits von Köpenick” is the name of his freshly pressed album, which is being celebrated with good reason. We met the blond bard for a chat and asked him intimate questions that go beyond metal jackets and bottom-spanks. Is that really the plural of bottom-spank? Is that even a word? Whatever, Romano, please take command and enlighten us regarding stained gangster corduroys, steel rooms and Petersburg’s squirearchy. P.S. Köpenick really is beautiful folks and happiness is just a step away.


Name: Romano
Age: Counting the years in jail?
City: Köpenick
Job: Questionanswerer
Shoe size: Too big for this world
Favourite line: „Charming, dominant, distinctive“
Contact: Death Row Records


Who do you think is the best looking singer in town?
I have no idea. But in my childhood it was Frank Schöbel.


Do you always go to the same hairdresser’s?
Yes. I have my hair trimmed every three months. And they always serve champagne and coffee there, too.


UndNiemalsVergessenEisernUnion – duh!


Why is Köpenick better than everywhere else?
Because I live there.


What poster used to hang over your bed?
George Michael.


What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A gangster or policeman. Both of them work at night.


The best invention of mankind?
The coffee machine.


What are ashamed of?
Leaving the house without wearing perfume.


Tell us a joke!
Klaus comes home to Gabi and says: I’m supposed to bring a urine-, sperm- and stool sample to the doctor’s tomorrow. “ Gabi enthusiastically answers: “Well, just take your corduroy trousers then!”


Would you like to say hello to anyone?
Yes, 2Pac.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?


Whose famous bottom would you like to spank?
Kim Kardashian’s.


What are you afraid of?
Of the Stahlraum. A track on my album. Listen to it.


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Ballet – three years ago. I love it!


Which super power would you like to have?
Make people dance by rubbing my braids together.


What should no one know about you?
That I’m actually from St. Petersburg and have a title of nobility.


Which question should we have asked?
Are you the sacred leader of a cult?


Last Words:
I live by my own rules.









Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 16. September 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Sea + Air


Sea + Air

The 2 Minute Interview

On the road for three years non stop through the European continent marked by change playing 600 concerts in 22 countries, the Greek-German couple Eleni Zafiriadou & Daniel Benjamin built bridges of melodies and sound between cities, countries and cultures.  SEA + AIR’s new album EVROPI documents the current state of Europe – at times in a way prophetic way but also with a wink. We asked each of them what it’s like being a couple that works and creates art together. Well, then it was all about frozen pizza, public disputes and luminaries. But read for yourself… We sure love them to bits! By the way: SEA + AIR are on promo tour for their new album right now and will be paying at Klunkerkranich on Monday, at Übel und Gefährlich in Hamburg on Tuesday, and at Cord in Munich on Wednesday. We’re giving away a pair of guest list tickets for each venue. Send an email titled ‚MY GHOST IS POP‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de and tell us where you’d like to go see them.
Name: Eleni Zafiriadou | Daniel Benjamin
Age: thirty-something | 36
City: Freakin’ awesome | Freakenhausen
Job: Performer | Composer
Schuhgröße: 39 | abnormally large!
Favorite note: Can’t stand alone. | 500 Euro note
Contact: seaandair.net

Would you rather dive or fly?
E: Dive.
D: Fly.

You will be reborn as what?
E: A leopard.
D: As me again, but with an illuminated body.


Who do you admire?  
E: Real characters.
D: The cashier at the supermarket.


You are a couple that lives and works together. What is the greatest challenge?
E: To keep one’s calm.
D: Staying peaceful.


Are your live performances better or worse after a (private) fight?
E: That depends on the song we’re playing.
D: We only argue in public, never in private.


You’re allowed to listen to only one song for the rest of your life. Which one?
E: Arvo Pärt – Fratres
D: U2 – The Unforgettable Fire (affirmative nod, editor’s note.)


Which moment changed everything?
E: The first word.
D: The moment I heard „Darn Floor – Big Bite“ by Daniel Amos.


If you had to choose between being deaf or mute, which would it be?
E: Mute.
D: Mute.


Where did you grow up?
E: At my grandmother’s.
D: I don’t know. One day, I was 6’4 ft.


What is luxury for you?
E: Quality time.
D: Freedom.

Which piece of art would you like possess?
E: Seascape (Wave) by Gerhard Richter
D: A big farm.
If you could change the world overnight, where would you start?
E: With us people.
D: With me. Wait a minute – I can actually do that. haha


With which famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have coffee?
E: My great-grandmother.
D: I don’t like coffee. I’d only grimace and not be able to say a word.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
D: Fakes – a Greek lentil soup.
E: Frozen pizza.


Which super power would you like to have?
E: Being invisible.
D: The power to heal wounds.


A city, a country and a river beginning with the letter „L“:
E: Leipzig, Lala-Land, Love
D: Leipzig, Latvia, Lech


What was the last thing that really moved you?
E: David Lynch’s The Elephant Man.
D: „One Time“ by The Roots


What should no one know about you?
E: The answer to this question.
D: I’ll have no more secrets after this interview…


Which question should we have asked?
D: What makes you happy?
E: The question of „why“.


Last Words:
E: Peace be with you!
D: Something I always like to have. haha (Sure thing! editor’s note)

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 20. August 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare