A few weeks back I stumbled across Alpin Drums, a percussion/performance group.
When I booked the ticket I realized one of them was the percussionist from The Stimulators, a favourite band of mine.
So expectations where very high but easily matched by the guys on stage.
They where using everything from milk cans
to rubber toys and plastic tubing
and even swimming noodles
The whole set is here.
On May 10th, we went to listen to Peter Schneider and 'Sir' Oliver Malley,
two excellent guitarists playing blues together.
I have heard Peter many times as the band leader of the "The Stimulators",
so my expectations where high, but I was not disappointed.
Oliver is definitely a stage person:
Together they are a terrific team:
Even the barkeeper is impressive:
And they do mix excellent cocktails there, they even have really good espresso.
A few more images can be seen here: here.
Now I am waiting for their first CD.
All images with 50/1.8 or a Sigma 24/1.8.
Last year I went to three concerts of The Whiskey Foundation.
The first more by accident, I came for another band at a free concert evening and was totally surprised by the last act (and fighting with the broken AF of my newly acquired D750)...
In April and December I went there on purpose. The guys are great!
The sound often reminds me of the Doors even though it is new stuff written today.
For me the Munich Band of 2015.
Over the three concerts I could see how their stage presentation evolved. Initially the playlist was not built for a progression, but in the last concert they had that down perfectly.
And, the concert in December was performed at Clap Club, a demo or film studio from Arri, so the light was fabulous.
The December concert had an opening act by the street musicians the singer used to play with:
The Drummer, the beast:
One of the few moments where one could see the face of the bass player:
The keyboarder sounds a lot like Ray Manzarek:
The full set: