‘Sound of the Cities. Eine popmusikalische Entdeckungsreise’.

Where was Punk invented? How did Drum ‘n’ Bass evolve? What was the atmosphere in Hippie-paradise San Francisco like in the Sixties? Music cities have a special vibe and are the birth place of legends.

German journalists Ole Loeding and Philipp Krohn have visited the 24 most important pop capitals and asked 160 artists, producers and experts why these places are unique.

Music pioneers like The Velvet Underground, Can, Tortoise, Allen Toussaint, Kurtis Blow, Eagle Eye Cherry, Faith No More, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Urge Overkill provided some deep insights into the music scenes of their city.

24 portraits of cities like NYC, London, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Chicago etc. and their musical legacy are the content of Loeding’s and Krohn’s new book:
‘Sound of the Cities. Eine popmusikalische Entdeckungsreise’.

It was released on Wednesday, September 23rd, and costs €22,95 (*Only available in German so far. They’re doing their best to get an English version out there as well.)

More info: www.facebook.com/soundofcities.

“I love San Francisco and I love L.A. Great places. They have romanticism for music and art in their own way. But I can give a shit about giving them credit for what we do. I don’t think they deserve it.” (…)

“San Francisco is a very cool city to be in. The problem with cool cities – if it’s Austin or New York or San Francisco, those are particularly cool cities – the top five places in the world are usually incredibly cold to a local band in trying to get something going.” (…)

“The most credit I can give the city is that we were doing the opposite of anything it wanted us to do. That’s the nature of your environment when you are growing up and you fucking hate everything around you. And your parents, school, teachers and the cops on the street: You just want to push it all away.”
— Robert Levon Been

Bid on chance to meet BRMC in London on Feb 3 at Electric Ballroom

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BRMC are giving you the opportunity to bid on a pair of tickets and meet and greets to their show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, part of the NME Awards Series on 2/3/14. All proceeds benefit Music For Relief‘s Philippine Typhoon Relief Effort.
Click here to place your bid.

Also, tickets to the show are now available to the public on Seetickets.com

YOUR BID SUPPORTS: Music for Relief

See Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and meet the band at NME Awards 2014 in London, England on February 3 at Electric Ballroom!

Get tickets to the rest of BRMC’s upcoming shows on the Tour Page:

12.6.13 – Hoh-Chi-Minh (Saigon), Vietnam @ Q4
12.8.13 – Khao Yai, Thailand @ Big Mountain Music Festival
2.3.14 – Camden, London @ Electric Ballroom (NME Awards Show)
2.5.14 – Bordeaux, France @ Krakatoa
2.6.14 – Toulouse, France @ Bikini
2.7.14 – Nantes, France @ Sterolux
2.8.14 – Rouen, France @ Le 106
2.10.14 – Lyon, France @ Radiant – Bellevue
2.11.14 – Reims, France @ La Cartonnerie
2.12.14 – Dijon, France @ La Vapeur Dijon
2.13.14 – Lille, France @ L’Aéronef
2.15.14 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
2.16.14 – Nancy, France @ L’Autre Canal
2.17.14 – Besançon, France @ La Rodia
2.18.14 – Clermont-Ferrand, France @ La Cooperative De Mai
2.20.14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX Centrum Voor Muziek
2.21.14 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Orangerie
2.22.14 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
2.24.14 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
2.26.14 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
2.27.14 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457

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