Mig Music News

Oregon will release live-album on the Moosicus label


Credit: Patrick Hinely, Work/Play®

The legend has it that the four Oregon musicians met at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. However, it is documented that at least guitarist/pianist Ralph Towner and bassist Glen Moore were on stage with US singer/songwriter Tim Hardin. But three more years had to pass before Oregon really got off the ground musically. Colin Walcott and Paul McCandless completed (more…)

German “Krautrock” – legend Karthago live at “Rockpalast” TV


In the 1970s, the Berlin based rockgroup Karthago achieved great successes and “belonged to the elite of the German rock scene” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Foreign music magazines, like “Sounds UK” or “New Musical Express” expressed similar views, calling Karthago “The best German rock band of the 70’s” (NME). In 1978, Karthago split up for the first time. In 2003, the band reunited with the (more…)

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Live @ Rockpalast 1980 and 1981


Started in 1976 as a Deep Purple cover band, the four Northern Irish school friends, singer and guitarist Jake Burns, guitarist Henry Cluney, bassist Gordon Blair and drummer Brian Faloon, discovered punk in 1977. After Blair’s departure from the band, he was replaced by Ali McMordie, the name “Highway Star” no longer seemed appropriate for a snotty punk band and so from then (more…)

“Split II”: Rare live album of Tony McPhee’s Blues Band on M.i.G.


With the Groundhogs, Tony McPhee wrote British blues rock history from the 1960s onwards. Along with Neil Young, he is one of the founding fathers of grunge rock. Still today records like “Thank Christ For The Bomb”, “Hogwash” or “Split” belong in every well-kept collection. Julian Cope, the British “Krautrock” expert and former frontman of The Teardrop Explodes, once said: “The way Tony (more…)

John Hartford New Live-Album


In 1967 John Hartford recorded the album “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” together with the Byrds. The album is seen as a milestone in rock history, it was the birth of the new genre country rock, nowadays also called Americana. Without this album, future successes of bands like the Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco and the Eagles, or artists like Jackson Browne and Alison Krauss (more…)

Hans Zimmer Gifts Memorial Plaque For Electronic Beats Studio


A memorial plaque was unveiled on December 4, 2020 on the school building in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Pfalzdorfer Straße 30, donated in 2020 by Grammy-Awrad winner Hans Zimmer and Bernd Kistenmacher. This studio was founded by Konrad Latte, director of the Berlin Baroque Orchestra, and built and managed by Swiss avant-garde composer Thomas Kessler. Bands like Agitation Free, Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel as (more…)

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