Laura Carbone & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” VideoThursday, September 13, 2018
Listen and watch the accompanying music video below.
09/19 Hamburg @ Reeperbahn Festival.01/09 Düsseldorf @ Tube01/10 Leipzig @ Naumanns01/11 Hamburg @ Molotow (Upstairs)01/13 München @ Backstage Club01/14 Nürnberg @ Club Stereo01/15 Wien (A) @ Chelsea01/17 Frankfurt @ Nachtleben01/18 Köln @ Stereo Wonderland / Subway01/19 Berlin @ Berghain Kantine01/20 Hannover @ Lux
“The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” is out 9/14 on Berlin label Duchess Box Records.
Chinesische Banken erwägen Einstieg bei NordLBThursday, September 13, 2018
Widerstand der deutschen Politik.
Zudem waren auch vor der Privatisierung der HSH Nordbank chinesische Investoren als Interessenten gehandelt worden. Am Ende wurde die Landesbank von Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein dann jedoch von einem Konsortium um die US-Finanzinvestoren Cerberus und JC Flowers übernommen – eine Entscheidung, welche inzwischen für Ärger sorgt.
Die unter faulen Schiffskrediten ächzende NordLB sucht seit Monaten nach einer Lösung für ihr Kapitalproblem und prüft dabei auch, die Bank für privates Kapital zu öffnen. Die Kernfrage ist, wie man Geld in die Bank stecken kann, ohne dass es zu einem Beihilfeverfahren der EU-Kommission mit harten Auflagen kommt.
Ein Sprecher des niedersächsischen Finanzministeriums bekräftigte am Donnerstag, die NordLB arbeite in enger Zusammenarbeit mit ihren Eignern intensiv an einem umfassenden Konzept zur Stärkung der Kapitalquoten und zur Weiterentwicklung des Geschäftsmodells. „Dabei werden unterschiedliche Szenarien, Maßnahmen und Modelle durchgespielt und intensiv geprüft. Es gibt derzeit noch keine Vorfestlegungen oder Entscheidungen.“ Niedersachsen ist mit gut 59 Prozent größter Eigner der NordLB, die Sparkassen des Landes halten rund 26 Prozent, Sachsen-Anhalt fast sechs Prozent.
theartsdesk in Cologne: urban boutique on the RhineThursday, September 13, 2018
The pure festival part is the same new talent, for an audience mostly from our region, close to the Dutch border and the Belgian border. But people travel from Berlin, Hamburg, elsewhere in Germany too.For a Brit abroad, no matter how great the musical discoveries theres a nagging thought that if one of these bands did seem a goer for the UK, would they see any point in giving it a go? Britains departure from the European Union is accompanied by doubts about any future arrangements – a twin-track hazard.Amongst c/o Pops attendees is the German-born Nina Radojewski, who works as a composer-singer but also has a day job with AIM, the British company representing independent music organisations. She knows about crossing bordersNina says she moved to the UK due to it being connected to Europe as well as the US, and the Commonwealth countries – it has a bigger network than Germany. Really worrying is that in the UK we may not be able to take full advantage of the European single market, and the uncertainty about the movement of people is also really worrying – losing the ability for artists to tour and develop their foundations. Up-and-coming independent acts are going to have a problem. I hold a German passport, but Im aware that it may not be possible for British artists to move forward – the possibility of needing a visa, and how expensive that may be. The costs are going to add up. No one knows what is going to happen and no one can tell you if there is an agreement what it is going to look like. It might not be feasible for me to work in the UK any more.Thats the effect of the European Union – easy travelling, easy working, easy to make moneyThere is, though, a sense that continental Europe is moving on; accepting the UKs choice and not cluttering its collective head with related anxieties. The good news for us is that only certain types of German music have ever been an export mover in the UK, continues Ralph. The European music market has changed over the last decade, its not so dominated by the UK. There is a very strong French music market. Eastern Europe too. Sometimes you find a gateway when a French band is, say, popular in Estonia. There is a strong presence of non-UK music which gives German bands the opportunity to be successful in markets other than the UK. Thats the effect of the European Union – easy travelling, easy working, easy to make money.With this appraisal firmly lodged in the bonce, its hard not to wonder what a fantastic-as-such band like Essens International Music might miss out on if the British market becomes less easy to access. Of course, they will find audiences wherever they play but the UK feels a good fit for them as their approach takes Pink Flag (the song, not the album) by Britains Wire and runs with it to the nth degree. Concomitantly, our opportunities to enjoy them may be reduced too.Its not just Germans flying their musical kites at c/o Pop. The pick of the outlanders are Please The Trees (pictured right), a terrific and terrifically bizarre trio from the Czech Republic who marry American Music Clubs desolation with an early Spacemen 3 heft. The Netherlands The Homesick arent as extreme, b...https://theartsdesk.com/new-music/theartsdesk-cologne-urban-boutique-rhine
Grand opening Saturday at Shoppes at Lafayette to feature floral food and funThursday, September 13, 2018
Williamses and edible flowers. Other friends are providing a charcuterie board, and Two Teaspoons Bakery of Hamburg will provide a cake for the evening. A flower crown workshop will be held during the grand opening celebration, but Stephanie Williams said that it is best to sign up in advance at www.whisperandbrook.com. Whisper and Brook will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, the store can be reached at 973-862-6401.