Reeperbahn 2012 Preview
Next weekend sees the 2012 installment of Hamburg's cultural event. Here we run down what we're looking forward to from the infamous red light district (note: 'women' isn't listed)
Sure, he's done a few things in his past, but haven't we all. My Burrows is a fully fledged individual member of the musical landscape now and we couldn't be happier. He's playing on a boat at Reeperbahn, so fingers crossed we don't get sea sick to get a first glimpse at his upcoming album.
Wham City's main man, his recent album 'America' was a glorious piece of electronica well worth checking out and sees the knob twizzler (not a euphemism) develop into a producer who'll long be able to stand the test of time.
Don't take the description of 'a camp Nick Cave' as anything other than a good thing. The pomp of the dancing girls and dramatic frontman should combine to make a more than guilty pleasure of a set.
Is he stoned or is he angry? It's hard to tell without meeting the guy, but we do know his uber stripped back 60s racket will get you dancing in the same way those kids from the films do. Get the gel out and grease back that hair before entry though,
Some other bits you should take a look at... because it's not just a music festival
A Wall Is A Screen
The Hamburg-based artist group A Wall is a Screen pulls back the Reeperbahn Festival of short films through the heart of St. Pauli.
Filmmaker Andrea Schuler and Oliver Ruts have created a documentary about three old but ageless tattoo legends, personalities that match not that the usual stereotypes of tattooed people.
Viva con Agua and FC St. Pauli
In the world's first social art gallery in a football stadium Viva con Agua, particularly young artists provides a worthy platform where they can show their work to a large audience.