Hi everyone. You’re possibly sinking in a flurry of Christmas parties, but if not, here’s a round-up of this week’s events.
There’s an interesting lecture being held at the Amerikahaus on Monday at 7pm, focused on Justin Trudeau’s first year in office in Canada. Entrance costs 10 € and the lecture will be led by journalist Klaus Prömpers.
The Wave Pictures are at Strom on Tuesday. They have a prolific discography, having released 15 studio albums, and are currently touring with their most recent album, A Season in Hull.
Middleton’s The Courteeners are celebrating a decade-long career (with Morrissey as a fan), and are playing at Strom on Friday night. They’re touring Europe with their latest album Mapping the Rendezvous, and their Munich show starts at 9pm.
Also on Friday, go and support local radio station M94.5 at the Kranhalle – they’re playing the top 20 songs of the year. It was recently announced that they might be relegated to internet-only, which is sad – they’re so good at fostering new talent.
If you’re after some last bits and bobs for Christmas, the handmade design market is on in Munich on Saturday afternoon. Stay up-to-date on Facebook here (as yet no specific location has been announced).
My favourite German band, Moop Mama, are playing a sold-out gig at the Muffathalle on Saturday. I have played Liebe to death, but still love the lyrics. They’ve become relatively high profile over the past year – releasing a song with Jan Delay and performing on Circus Halligalli, so it’s no wonder that there are no tickets left for the show.
On Sunday, Bavaria’s lovely Impala Ray is playing a sold-out show at the Ampere (hurrah for supporting local bands!).