Musicians in the Nuremberg area

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Hey everyone,

 

hope this is in the correct forum. I'm looking for people for a band! Mine sadly fell apart recently, and instead of hard rock, there's hardly any rock in sight.

 

I'm a singer, and up for most types of music - I do like mellow, progressive-type rock things and even electronic music as long as it has some real spunk, but mainly I'm into rock, metal, whatever you want to call it. (Fave bands include Tool, The White Stripes, Pantera, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, diff. types of Death and Thrash Metal, old-school Punk Rock, Blues...wide range, really)

 

Anyone in the Nuremberg area with some instrumental skills who'd like to start something?

Or is there perhaps a band lacking a singer who'd be interested?

 

Going up the walls right now, there's nothing going on it seems!

 

Sue

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You right sue...Not much of rock around...But there's much of rap stuff around...! One of the persons i know works on this kinda stuff and knows people who work in the music scene...especially rap..and a bunch of americans who r still working in military/army use their extra time in performing rap stuff..! Sometimes, they happen in some underground scenes or clubs ...and there are a couple of places in Nuremberg and Erlangen where they happen..! :-)

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Yeah, I'm starting to think the music scene is a bad place to be if you're not really into hip-hop, and/or a girl. Meh.

 

Looks like I'll have to spend my remaining time of studying on vocal training and then get the hell out of this place. Somewhere bigger.

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keep trying and dont give up ... there might not be that much in the way of rock visible at the mo but germans generally like rock metal etc... ps... there are good bands to be seen at "Hirsch" ( ´Hirsch is a venue where bands play in south Nürnberg) now and then! ive seen Saxon, Michael schenker,walter trout... Saxon are playing on december 13 i think at Hirsch again... and ive also sen top bands solo artists in Nürnberg like...Gary Moore. Joe Satriani... Van Halen.. Ozzy osbourne:.. U2.. Rolling stones...Aerosmith... to nmae but a few... and these bands would not have played if there wasnt such a rock following in this area... be patiant.. dont give up!!! see yaz

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Thanks!

I haven't really been giving up, I've kept looking. But I think lots of these people need a kick in the butt. Contacted some guys who had put out an ad, they were really interested and it sounded promising.

Replied to their email and asked when they'd like to meet and voila, nothing comes back. That's happened to me twice this week...

 

I've lived here nearly all my life so I know about Hirsch, but I've hardly been there to be honest. I know they have some good shows there but I somehow missed out on a lot of them. Actually Queens of the Stone Age played a secret, free show at a record store the other day and I didn't bloody go, either. But I am getting out more lately, so if there are some good concerts, I will check them out and perhaps I'll meet some people there who are more motivated to get jamming. Z-Bau and Luise are sometimes also nice places for smaller, unknown bands - but from my point of view, all of those places are so much in the middle of nowhere that it sucks to be going there by myself. Of course there are people who are into rock music in Nbg, this is the home of Rock im Park, after all. Have you been there?

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Hi Sue! I am a musician living in Nuremberg, and I was just telling a friend (back in the US) how I can't find any good live music around here. I'm going to Barcelona this weekend just for the purpose to see some. Was there in June and saw The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Chemical Brothers and others at a music fest.

 

Anyway, I mostly play guitar and attempt songwriting. I have been playing acoustic since I have been in Germany, because I don't know where I can turn on my electric without getting evicted. When I play electric it is loud. I also play a bit of piano, and drums. I like a wide range of music - in addition to what I mentioned above, I listen to a lot of WIlco, Beck, Eagles of Death Metal, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Spoon, Pixies, Supergrass. Not much metal though. Would have loved to have seen QotSA.

 

I have been itching to start a band doing something edgy, electric, and energetic, but also interested in doing anything musical. Drop me a note if you are interested in meeting,

 

Scott

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I can't find any good live music around here.

You have GOT to be fcuking joking. Where the hell have you been looking?

 

Quite apart from K4 Zentral Cafe (and Festsaal for bigger gigs) , Z-Bau, Roter Salon, Kunstverein, Stereo Club, O27 (in Fürth), Die Rakete, Hirsch, Löwensaal, MUZ-Club, Louise, and Desi (which is just the main stuff in Nuremberg and Fürth - Erlangen and the surrounding area have E-Werk, Posthorn, Weisses Ross, JUZ Feucht, JUZ Roth etc etc), all of which put on gigs from local to international, indie to punk to rock to Metal, just after you posted this there was a six-day festival with over 100 local bands, mostly rock, punk and indie in the now temporarily defunkt Dust Club. You might not be able to go to a gig every day, but most weeks you can go to a gig four days out of seven with a choice at weekends, And thats all just stuff with guitars in - If you want Hip-Hop, RnB or elektro theres more.

 

 

I'm going to Barcelona this weekend just for the purpose to see some. Was there in June and saw The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Chemical Brothers and others at a music fest.

Obviously the bands have to be booked to play Nuremberg or Erlangen and there are a lot that miss us out and go straight to Munich, but the white Stripes played here last summer (RiP) and played k4 three times before that. Ive seen Sonic youth at least four times in Nuremberg, but admittedly not recently (im not at all sure theyve been to Germany at all lately) The Chemical Brothers and the Flaming lips have also been here, PJ harvey hasnt been anywhere much recently.

 

 

Anyway, I mostly play guitar and attempt songwriting. I have been playing acoustic since I have been in Germany, because I don't know where I can turn on my electric without getting evicted.

In Nuremberg we have these things call "practice rooms" (Übungsräume) which are usually in old factories or air-raid Bunkers and where you can turn your Marshall Stack up to 11 and no-one bats an eyelid apart from your ENT specialist. Mine is in the middle of town at "Frauentorgraben" in a big old bunker. If you want to get hold of one then the best first stop is the "Musikzentrale" or "MUZ" who rent out a load of rooms, most of the music shops in Nuremberg either rent out their own rooms or know someone who does, just go and ask. If you just want somewhere to go occasionally, put a small ad in "Plärrer" or "Doppelpunkt" and see if anyone wants to share or has spare space. Thats the place to put your "want to join a band" ad too.

 

 

When I play electric it is loud. I also play a bit of piano, and drums.

There is a severe shortage of drummers in Nuremberg. If you want to join a band, I can probably put you in touch with four or five who play music you would like and desperately need a drummer (my emo band is currently too long dead to be revived easily, but we would need a drummer too - If you can half-way play and like stuff like The Editors, The Killers, Interpol and The Bravery get in touch with my ex-guitarrist who is looking to put together a new project) .

 

 

I like a wide range of music - in addition to what I mentioned above, I listen to a lot of WIlco, Beck, Eagles of Death Metal, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Spoon, Pixies, Supergrass. Not much metal though. Would have loved to have seen QotSA.

Seen 'em. In Nuremberg (Eagles of Death Metal were support). Missed them the other two times they played here. The last time was November 2007. What was that about "I can't find any good live music around here"? Youre looking in the wrong places matey. Wilco play Munich if at all, ditto JSBE. I cant remember where Ive seen Supergrass, probably Munich or Cologne, Im not sure if they ever came here. Pixies never really toured here at all, they only really played festivals both in the eighties and on the re-union. On the other hand. Nirvana played here in front of 25 people on their first European tour as support for TAD. At The Drive In played K4 the first time before they broke in front of 50 people, the second time there were nearly 1000 people standing outside without tickets :blink:

 

Who else do you need? Nomeansno? Fugazi? Bad Religion? TV on the Radio? Slayer? Morrissey? Maximo Park? Angry Samoans? Kaiser Chiefs? Anastasia?

 

 

I have been itching to start a band doing something edgy, electric, and energetic, but also interested in doing anything musical. Drop me a note if you are interested in meeting,

I assume you know MySpace but also assume that it hasnt ocurred to you to just enter "Nürnberg" in their search engine and see how many Bands from Nuremberg have "looking for guitarist" flags up. If you want to save some time, my MySpace page is at http://www.myspace.com/lokale_leidenschaften and although its a work in progress it aims to have as friends all bands, artists, labels and gig possibilities in the area. There are over 100 bands listed already and I remember distinctly that several have "members needed" messages up.

 

If you want to get in with other Americans rather than locals, get hold of my mate Doug from the very excellent "Verge", who have a posse of musical GIs who go to their gigs and can almost certainly point you in th e direction of new projects.

 

If the worst comes to the worst, send me a demo and Ill broadcast it and mention that youre looking for other members.

 

Otherwise, Iam assuming you have managed not to fall over the magazines "Plärrer", "Prinz" or "Doppelpunkt". The first two are the "TIme Outs" of Nuremberg and the third is a freebie version. All have extensive gig listings, often as far as Munich (paticularly Prinz) and all are used by local musicians to find each other via small ads. Plärrer and Prinz have online versions too. Also go to the MUZ, who can put musicians in contact with each other.

 

"I can't find any good live music around here"? Thats coz youre living in a hole, sonny :lol:

 

andy M

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Yeah, I'm starting to think the music scene is a bad place to be if you're not really into hip-hop, and/or a girl. Meh.

 

Looks like I'll have to spend my remaining time of studying on vocal training and then get the hell out of this place. Somewhere bigger.

Sue, Ive been looking for and promoting bands with girls in in and around Nuremberg for a while now and there are increasing numbers and some good ones. Check out "Willie Tanner", "Scientist", "Limo 2000", "Loro Loco", "Yellow Press" and "Wrong Kong" for examples of local bands of various guitar-based styles with female singers and "Sun Totcha", "Petula Plantsch", "Pleck Jack", "Toxic Loon" "Divamee" and "Backdoor Escape" for bands consisting entirely or largely of females. There are more male/female duos around than you could shake a stick at.

"Bands" in this case means groups playing original material. There are hundreds of cover and tribute bands with female singers, but they dont count in my world ;-)

 

andy M

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Hey Andy, thanks for the tips and the encouragement! Yes I know about all the places you list, but I still think that the music scene (at least for my taste) is lacking in Nuremberg. Yes there are good shows now and then, but it seems like I always miss them. I did catch Calexico here once. Whenever I'm in the mood for live music, and peruse the local ads, I almost always end up disappointed. And when I check the tours dates of my favs, they might hit Cologne or Berlin if Germany at all. But they seem to play England, Spain, France, and Italy much more. I know that Cologne, Hamberg and Munich have more happening, but Nuremberg is pretty weak IMHO. I guess I just need to keep my eyes peeled, and spend more time keeping up with the show listings so that I don't miss the good ones.

 

I am not a big fan of rock festivals. RiP usually has one or two acts that I am interested in, but the price and hassle of dealing with these types of events turns me off. I have never been to RiP though. I guess I should check it out just to see if it is the ordeal that people tell me.

 

As far as local music scene, I did dig a little more after my post here, and was able to find a good listing of local bands, and was surprised by the size of the scene here. I just never would have guessed it by what other musicians have told me about the scene here. It is encouraging to see that it's not as bad as I had thought. I do know about myspace, but no, I've never thought about searching Nuremberg there. I just don't have the patience for dealing with myspace and the signal to noise ratio it offers. I know there are better ways to find local musicians. musikzentrale seems to be a promising.

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The music scene in Nürnberg is kinda like taking a crap... at first it's pleasant, but then when you go to wipe the dingleberries away, it's never a clean break if you know what I mean.

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You guys need to check out bands like Verge and Trace. Two local bands that have really broken away from the traditional German rock sound.

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Both of whom have new (Trace) or relatively new (Verge) CDs available.

 

The two bands are very different though - Trace are more noise-pop / shoegazer along the lines of My Vitriol, Ride or poppier Sonic Youth whereas Verge are more in-your-face modern rock like Feeder or the Foos.

 

Both are excellent live bands. Check em out on Myspace.

 

andy M

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Ah you must be Andy from Radio Z out of Nurnberg.

Guilty as charged.

 

 

We met once albiet breifly.

Ok. Any clues on how & why?

 

andy M

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Hey Sue,

 

If you are still looking for band members, I could play the keyboard/piano :D Let me know...

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I'm always up for playing with people. message me.

 

I'm not a great guitarist but enjoy it. This is me playing <<

- mind you I prefer electric guitar or electric bass to acoustic.
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