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Mig Music is an independent record label based in Hannover, Germany, since 2009.
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Preview of the upcoming ROCKPALAST releases
Before the year is slowly drawing to a close and the weather is growing cold and ugly we hope that we can get you a little warmer – with a preview of the upcoming ROCKPALAST releases. The beginning (as well as the end of the Rockpalast year 2016) will be a special highlight – ASWAD with their superb concert from 1980. The British reggae band from London played on the 3rd of July at the WDR studio B in Cologne. At this point they had only released their first two albums (up to now that are nearly 30!). ASWAD is known to be one the most influential representatives of British Roots Reggae.
The next concerts in line to follow: CHAMPION JACK DUPREE amuses with a mixture of barrelhouse blues and boogie, stories and mostly saucy jokes. Bluesrocker GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS has enthusiastic fans dancing on stage in 1980, while Canadian rocker PAT TRAVERS and his band celebrate their big breakthrough with their 1976 show.
On December 16, 2016, just in time for Christmas, MIG Music is releasing the album “Heading North 53°N 8°E – Live in Bremen” by The Beat Farmers. Their rather peculiar mix of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, Americana, blues, folk- and country elements was called cowpunk. Key figure of the Beat Farmers was Country Dick Montana. When he did not sit behind the drum kit, he would play the entertainer – telling little stories, acting the joker or the cursing cow punker, and somewhat by the way, shine with fast runs and catchy riffs on the guitar. At times, a so controversial and nearly absurd character somewhere between a Waylon Jennings and a Johnny Rotten. Those he not only lived on stage but also took them into his private life, a bit like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Daniel Monte McLain, so his real name, lived at double speed over many years until one night on stage, he dropped dead from his drum stool. That was 21 years ago. This digitally remastered concert will be a wonderful possibility to hear the Beat Farmers again.
In Europe, we probably saw FLACO JIMÉNEZ first at the side of Ry Cooder, when he was touring with his 1976 album “Chicken Skin Music”. Since 2012 the meanwhile five times Grammy winner is a fellow of the World Heritage, the American Arts Foundation NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) honored him with their National Heritage Fellowship.
With the release of FLACO JIMÉNEZ‘ CD “Fiesta” on November 25, 2016 MIG Music is expanding its musical spectrum. Tex mex and southern styles can already be found in the catalogue but now we go further towards Mexico and folklore, with a musical style named conjunto. Conjunto rhythms sound more than familiar to European ears because they are known from German and Austrian folk music: polka and waltz. Both dances came to Texas in the 19th century with German immigrants and they wandered further and further south and over the border.