Keef Hartley Band and the Essener Pop & Blues Festival

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In the autumn of 1969 and twice more in 1970, three festivals took place in Essen’s Grugahalle on the initiative of the young Konrad Mallison with the “Essen Pop and Blues Days”, which presented a very large number of the best bands in the rock scene in its early stages. The thousands of hippies and freaks may not have been aware of this, (more…)

MIG Music announces an exciting series of releases from the rich legacy of one of the most significant drummers in rock history: Ginger Baker.

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Under the banner of the “Ginger Baker Archive,” we are thrilled to present music lovers worldwide with the first-ever complete release of the 1970 Beat Club recordings by the groundbreaking “Ginger Baker’s Airforce,” titled “What A Day,” scheduled for the end of May.

The next step, slated for the end of July, will be the CD release of Airforce II, featuring previously unreleased bonus (more…)

Rob Tognoni – New studio album “Rebel”

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The “Tasmanian Devil” Rob Tognoni is back. After his last album “Catfish Cake” was unfortunately released in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic and all touring ambitions of the exceptional Australian guitarist were thrown out of the window, Rob is back. On the road – this year his tour has already taken him through half of Europe – and in the studio (more…)

Teddy Lasry – Re-release of the successful and highly acclaimed 1976 album “e=mc²

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Paris-born Teddy Lasry was a member of the experimental French progressive rock band Magma, with whom he developed the genre of Zeuhl (= celestial music) and the artistic language of Kobaïan for the lyrics. With Magma, Lasry recorded the highly successful albums “Magma”, “2” (originally “1001° Centigrades”) and “Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh”. “Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh” was the commercial breakthrough for Magma, the band had (more…)

Guitar player Axel Heilhecker becomes new member of Agitation Free

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From left to right: Daniel Cordes, Michael Hoenig, Burghard Rausch, Axel Heilhecker, Lutz Graf-Ulbrich

We are happy to announce that we have been able to win the great guitar player Axel Heilhecker as a new band member for the planned Agitation Free concerts. With his soulful, virtuoso guitar style, documented on his numerous albums, various music projects such as with Harald (more…)

Electronic music icon Michel Geiss signs with M.i.G.

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His name may be less known in Germany, but in France’s music scene Michel Geiss is a solid institution. And this is not only due to his long-standing collaboration with Jean-Michel Jarre. As a sound designer, arranger, studio and stage musician, producer and sound engineer, he was involved in most of Jean-Michel Jarre’s projects from 1976 to 1995. The credit list of artists (more…)

Always “under steam”: Old and new stuff of Kevin Coyne will be released on the occasion of his 80th. anniversary

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“I had a nightmare boogie one last night / I dreamed I was trapped in a hall full of golden discs / Somebody said to me: *Which one is yours?* / And I had to confess I hadn`t got one”.
The nightmare Kevin Coyne describes in his song “Having a Party” (1978) was real. During his lifetime, the English musician, (more…)

OMAR & THE HOWLERS release new live album

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In 1973 OMAR & THE HOWLERS were founded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, by guitarist and vocalist Omar Dykes, Shortly after the musicians moved to Austin, Texas. However, the band disbanded because some members felt they could not make a living from music. But Omar decided to stay in Austin and looked for new feloow musicians. With “Big Leg Beat” the first longplayer was (more…)

Krautrock History – M.i.G. releases the complete recordings of SATIN WHALE in two box sets

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Good news for all fans of German progressive rock: This fall M.i.G. will be releasing the complete recordings of the Cologne based band SATIN WHALE. The musical retrospective includes all studio albums from 1974 to 1982 in the first box set. The second box set includes the soundtrack “Die Faust In Der Tasche” (1979, starring Manfred Krug and Ursula Monn), the live double (more…)

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