Schlagwort Archiv: Dana Gavanski

Reeperbahn Festival 2022

These are special times we are living in at the moment. Amidst all the crises, are we ready for an exuberant music festival? Is Europe’s biggest club festival, where the global music industry and fans from all over the world meet, still as good as it was before the pandemic and before Brexit? Can one drift through the numerous clubs and events without hesitation? Or is the festival in danger of becoming a super-spreader event like SXSW last spring?

To be honest, I had my doubts. But after a two-year break, it was about time to see all the friends and colleagues again. The Reeperbahn Festival usually is a great get-together. A good opportunity to make new contacts and get fresh input. And of course, to see live shows by artists you already know and appreciate, but also to discover newbies. So far, the festival has always provided pleasant surprises. What about #RBF 2022?

Naima Bock

Luckily, my train wasn’t running late, so I was able to catch London singer-songwriter Naima Bock, who performed at Festival Village in the early evening on Wednesday. Bock’s debut album „Giant Palm“ is not the usual folk-inspired songwriter affair. It contains expansive arrangements, jazzy moments and, of course, her Brazilian background. Over 30 musicians participated in the recording. Now for the live performance at the Reeperbahn Festival, everything is stripped down. High up on the stage above the counter of the local drinks company „Fritz Limo“ we see Naima Bock with her acoustic guitar, accompanied by violinist Oliver Hamilton. This strange setting alone did not work well with her soul-searching music. Furthermore it is disturbed by heavy beats blaring from the rollerblade disco just a stone’s throw away. The clash of sounds was very unfortunate for the conversational intimacy Naima Bock usually creates. Clearly, she deserves better than that.

Dana Gavanski

Fortunately, Dana Gavanski’s performance later in the evening was booked at a more suitable venue: the hallowed walls of the neoclassic St. Pauli church. Of course, the reverby sound can be quite a challenge for an electrified ensemble, but Gavanski and her band sounded excellent. I would even say it was the perfect ambience for her stunning voice and her idiosyncratic songwriting, which comes across as elegant and tender. And it is palpable, how everyone is enjoying it: how the band easily connects with the audience – smiles are all around. My friend Dino, who’s hearing Gavanski’s music for the very first time mentions the innovative British act Broadcast. If this is an influence, it’s one of many. During the set we get to hear two cover versions: The sentimental The Kinks composition “Strangers” plus King Crimson’s “I Talk To The Wind”. Both tracks fit seamlessly into Gavanski’s own work. The cozy gig ends after midnight and is already my highlight of this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. But there are three more days to go!

This 17th edition of the Reeperbahn Festival is a pioneer in diversity and equality: 50% of the conference panels and 55% of the music line-up are female staffed. And it’s good seeing this positive change – even if the majority of the audience is still old and male, because that’s the music business, right? Anyway, there are 400 shows on and it’s impossible to see everything. Though some artists play two or even three shows. A good way to cope with it all is just to browse through the clubs, to go with the flow. The Reeperbahn Festival has very few established names in the line-up, it’s mainly for discovering new talents. But I have to confess: a lot of them don’t resonate with me. Some are simply trying too hard, others are just uninspired. A lot of it sounds and looks very much like coming straight out of the pop academy, made for the industry.

November Ultra

However, I was very relieved to discover at least one great artist on Thursday who I had never heard of before, but who seemed authentic and played a wonderfully intimate show at the plushy Imperial Theatre. She calls herself November Ultra, is hailing from Paris and sings soothing DIY lullabys with a soft voice and sparse instrumentation. Her performance started with a mini keyboard and from the very first second on, the audience was absolutely captivated by the tender melodies and overflowing emotions. In between songs the French artist was up for lovely banter, she made the audience laugh and animated to sing along. Although November Ultra only works with simple chords, her music came very close to the listener. A feeling that she conveys with her voice alone, so vulnerable and easy to relate to – it left a lasting impression on me and my friends.

Alex Lahey

Next up: Friday: The day-tickets were sold out and I feared that this means long queues outside the venues. The legendary Molotow was actually pretty packed when Alex Lahey played her solid indie-rock set at 5pm in the afternoon. This is the kind of event when you completely forget about time and space and just bob along with music. A lot of hair was shaken, a lot of hands in the air and wild applause when Lahey unexpectedly put away her guitar in exchange for a saxophone. She knew exactly what she was doing and where she was. At the end of the show she says, she loves playing music to people who love music. Adding, that everyone here is working. Well, yes: some of us are. But Alex Lahey made the most of it. Her live set was fun for everyone, working or not.

Kiwi Jr.

Later that night at the Molotow backyard, Kiwi Jr. played their very first show in Germany. I had this band from Toronto on my radar since they released their fantastic debut album “Football Money” in 2019. At first, the band seemed a little irritated, as if they didn’t quite know what to expect. Maybe because they had to take over the stage after an act that appealed to a completely different audience. Well, there was no need to worry about that. Kiwi Jr. had a couple of fans in the crowd happily dancing and singing along to the upbeat jangly indie rock tunes. They were just as fun and infectious as on record.


On the fourth day of the Reeperbahn Festival, a certain concert fatigue often sets in. I went to see a few gigs, but nothing really captivated me. Even so, it’s absolutely fine. I had my highlights with Dana Gavanski, Kiwi Jr. and November Ultra.

Now I’ve been back home for a few days and haven’t heard of a single case of Covid – phew! Brexit wasn’t an issue either, there were many artists from the UK performing in Hamburg. Almost everything was as good as it used to be. I am already looking forward to the sequel #RBF 2023. Early bird tickets are on sale here.


2nd October 2022

Heiter bis wolkig

Die Aussichten für Golden Glades sind heiter bis wolkig. Über Westschottland liegt ein stabiles Hochdruckdruckgebiet, das nur durch melancholische Regenintermezzi unterbrochen wird: Der klassisch geschulte C Duncan präsentiert mit «Alluvium» erneut seine schwelgerischen und texturreichen Klänge. Dem perfekten Pop dicht auf der Spur bleiben David Scott und seine Band The Pearlfishers, von denen einige Alben neu als Doppel-Vinyl erhältlich sind. Und die Glasgower Indie-Darlings Belle and Sebastian legen nach sieben Jahren ein neues Studioalbum vor, das selbst an grauen Tagen eine Portion Trost zu spenden vermag.

Heiter bis wolkig war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 18.05.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 19.05. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 21.05. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz & DAB+
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Belle & SebastianUnnecessary DramaMatador
The SmithsBigmouth Strikes AgainRough Trade
David Long & Shane O'NeillBruisedCountry Pylon Rec.
The StroppiesI'm in the WaterTough Love
The Wave PicturesBlink The SunMoshi Moshi
Melody's Echo ChamberEmotional EternalDomino
C. DuncanYou Don't Come AroundBella Union
C. DuncanHeavenBella Union
Eliza NiemiMurphysTin Angel Records
Martin CourtneyCorncobDomino
The PearlfishersUp with the LarksMarina Records
The PearlfishersAlways Running AwayMarina Records
SorryThereÕs So Many People That WantÉDomino
Man Behind TreeCalifornia ZephyrSubjangle
SpiritualizedBest Thing You Never HadBella Union
Bart DavenportWireless MoonTapete Records
Die SterneAlles was ich willPias
The Boys With The Perpetual NervousnessLook BackBobo Integral
Astrel KFlickering iDuophonic
Ghost PowerZome PrimerDuophonic
Dana GavanskiBend Away and FallFull Time Hobby
Robert WyattJust As You AreDomino
Butcher BoyDear JohnNeedle Mythology
The MuldoonsAudacityLast Night From Glasgow
Built to SpillGonna LoseSub Pop
Kathleen Hanna, Erica Dawn Lyle, Vice
Slack TimesLook At YouMeritorio
The Magic LanternEnoughHectic Eclectic
Charles WatsonReared In The WestMoshi Moshi

My Rock’n’Roll Friend

Aus einem besonderen Blickwinkel schauen wir heute zurück auf die Karriere der australischen Gitarrenband The Go-Betweens. Anlass ist das Buch «My Rock’n’Roll Friend» der britischen Musikerin und Autorin Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl). Als enge Vertraute hat sie sich an eine alternative Bandbiografie gewagt: Ihre Freundin und Wegbegleiterin Lindy Morrison bildete über viele Jahre an der Seite von Robert Foster und Grant McLennon den kreativen Kern der The Go-Betweens, doch sie traf als emanzipierte Schlagzeugerin auf viele Widerstände. Mit den Jahren wurde sie aus der Bandgeschichte quasi herausgeschrieben. Dies ist ein Umstand, der sich in allen Kunstformen immer wieder beobachten lässt: Frauen schrumpfen im Nachgang einer Bewegung zu Nebenfiguren. Tracey Thorn gelingt es mit ihrem Buch, die Balance wiederherzustellen. «My Rock’n’Roll Friend» ist ein sehr ehrlicher Bericht über Lindy Morrison – und über sich selbst.

My Rock’n’Roll Friend war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 09.03.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 24.02. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 26.02. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Eileen Gogan w/ Sean O'HaganWalking LanesDimple Discs
Everything But The GirlAnother BridgeBlanco Y Negro
Marine GirlsLove To KnowCherry Red
The Go-BetweensCarelessRough Trade
The Go-BetweensCattle and CaneRough Trade
Carole KingWhere You LeadA&M Records
The Go-BetweensThat WayRough Trade
The Go-BetweensBachelor KissesSire Records
The Go BetweensHead Full Of SteamBeggers Banquet
The Go-BetweensLove Goes On!Beggars Banquet
The Go-BetweensStreets of Your TownBeggars Banquet
The Go-BetweensRock And Roll FriendDomino
Toby GoodshankPrelude To FireBB*Island
Herman DuneMan On The RoadBB*Island
FriendsRiver SongAcme
Simon LoveI Love Everybody In The Whole WideÉTapete Records
Paul CherryIt Happens All The TimeSunset Music
Jerry PaperKno MeStones Throw
Love, BurnsStormy WatersKUS
Pina PalauJupiMouthwatering Rec.
SubterfugeThere Is A LightLess Records
SubterfugeWhy Do I Always Fail To WinLess Records
Darren HanlonLapsed
Partner LookDeutschlandTrouble In Mind
Sophisticated Boom BoomFrustrationTapete
The Shangri-LasSophisticated Boom BoomMercury
Sophisticated Boom BoomTrain To BoyscampTapete
The MindersThese DaysSpace Cassette Rec.
Dana GavanskiUnder the SkyFull Time Hobby
East SisterWendy The Other DayRed Brick Chapel
Kristine LeschperThe Opening Or Closing Of A DoorAnti- Records
Sad Eyed BeatniksOh HalloMeritorio / Paisley Shirt


Aktuelle Trends sucht man in der heutigen Ausgabe vergeblich, vielmehr soll es «zeitvergessen» zugehen. Dabei ist durchaus neues Material zu hören, etwa «Grizzly Peak» von The Dodos. Das Duo aus der Bay Area erfreut uns mit ungeraden Rhythmen und elaborierten Streichern. Tief verwurzelt im 60ties- und Psychedelic-Rock ist die kanadische Formation Polite Society – aufreizend abgeklärt, wie hier alte Sounds geschmackvoll und spannend verpackt werden. Zeitvergessen sind auch Musiker*innen wie Wyndow, Lucy Gooch und Aquaserge, die sich von historischer Avantgarde-Musik haben inspirieren lassen. Ein Hoch auf die Innovationen von Gestern und Vorgestern!

Zeitvergessen war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 01.12.21 – 19:00-21:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 04.12. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr und Montag, 06.12. 08:00-10:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz

MUNYAPour ToiLuminelle Records
Kate BollingerYards / GardensGhostly International
Hand HabitsFalse StartSaddle Creek
SubterfugeThe Good GoodLess Records
The DodosWith A GuitarPolyvinyl
The DodosSustainerPolyvinyl
Dana GavanskiLetting GoFull Time Hobby
Cate Le BonModerationMexican Summer
NaytronixIndigoOverseas Artists Recording
Tigers & FliesBenViolette Records
Guided By VoicesCherub and the Great Child ActorGuided By Voices Inc
Guided By VoicesThe Bell Gets Out of the WayGuided By Voices Inc
WyndowAll Cameras GoneSummer Critics
Lucy GoochOrthioneFire Records
Annie BoothTropicLast Night From Glasgow
Ducks Ltd.Always ThereRoyal Mountain Rec
PapercutsA Dull BoyPsychic Friends
Dean WarehamRed HollywoodDouble Feature Records
MattielJeff GoldblumHeavenly
Tracey ThornSimply Couldn't CareCherry Red
Gary OlsonA House In ProvenceTapete
The Ladybug TransistorFallen And FallingMerge
Polite SocietyThe Medusa MalfunctionSpiral Void
Polite SocietyGod's Electric FenceSpiral Void
AquasergeOnly (Version 2)Crammed Disc
RaveloeCatkinsOlive Grove
OvlovStrokesExploding in Sound
OvlovEat MoreExploding in Sound
Novelty IslandBlackcurrant SkyThink Like A Key Music
Emma Russack & Lachlan DentonDone My TimeBobo Integral
Richard Dawson & CircleCooksoniaWeird World


Golden Glades ByteFM Playlist

Musik kann als Rettungsanker fungieren in dem sie eine Welt bietet, in die es sich flüchten lässt. Sie kann uns Trost und Hoffnung spenden. Oder zumindest ein gutes Mittel gegen Langeweile sein (kommt natürlich auf die Musikauswahl an).

Auch für Musikschaffende selbst ist das Songschreiben oft ein Anker, der Halt gibt und Ordnung in eine chaotische Gefühlwelt bringt. So versteht sich das Debütwerk «Yesterday Is Gone» von Dana Gavanski als klassisches Trennungsalbum. Die Songs sind eine Abrechnung der serbisch-kanadischen Künstlerin mit sich selbst und ihrer jüngst gescheiterten Beziehung. Ihre sorgfältig und clever produzierten Tracks vermitteln ein Gefühl von Sehnsucht, aber auch von Aufbruch. Wir werden uns dem ausführlicher heute widmen.

Zuversichtliche Songs bieten uns in dieser Sendung weiterhin die Sophisti-Pop Band LAKE aus Olympia, WA und die liebenswürdigen Girlatones aus Melbourne.

Der Rettungsanker war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 08.04.20 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 11.04. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz


We the PeopleIn the PastAce Records
James ElkingtonNowhere Time (edit)Paradise of Bachelors
Nap EyesEven Though I Can't Read Your MindParadise of Bachelors
Stephen MalkmusCash UpDomino
Damien JuradoBirds Tricked Into the TreesLoose Music
Dana GavanskiSmall FavoursFull Time Hobby
Star Trip y Hank IdoryVuelves a
LAKEResolutionOff Tempo
Peel Dream MagazineEmotional Devotion CreatorSlumberland
Peel Dream MagazineToo DumbSlumberland
Jerry PaperQuicksandStones Throw
LithicsHandsTrouble In Mind
Stephen SteinbrinkCall You LaterHoly Page
Stephen SteinbrinkDeny Your CreatorLost Sound Tapes
Yani MartinelliWild And FreeFox Food Records
Dumb ThingsNo One Comes AroundBobo Integral
Soccer MommyBloodstreamCaroline/Universal
Gary OlsonGiovanna PleaseTapete
Alex IzenbergDisraeli WomanWeird World
Human BarbieDon't Run AwayPoor Man Records
Dana GavanskiYesterday Is GoneFull Time Hobby
Dana GavanskiWhat We HadFull Time Hobby
ElrichmanCop On A HorseBobo Integral
DropkickTomorrowBobo Integral / Sound Asleep
GirlatonesOutside Of OurselvesMeritorio Records
GirlatonesCan't ComplainMeritorio Records
Benjamin SchoosCatching in PassingFreaksville Music
Grimm GrimmThe Ghost of Madame
MalojianChinooksRollercoaster Records
Doug TuttleDarkness Under
The Hannah Barberas(I Wanna Go) OutSubjangle/Spinout Nuggets
Ian BroudieHome from HomeNeedle Mythology


Mit seiner neuen Platte The Neon Skyline knüpft Andy Shauf nahtlos an sein vorheriges Werk The Party an. Wieder haben wir es mit einem schüchternen Erzähler zu tun, der uns einen ganzen Tag lang mit durch sein Leben nimmt. Diesmal dreht sich alles um das Diner „Skyline“ im Szeneviertel Parkdale am Ufer des Lake Ontario, wo man sich trifft und trinkt. Wir lernen Shaufs Freundeskreis kennen, Charlie, Claire und die Barfrau Rose. Das Epizentrum der Konzeptplatte bildet ex-Freundin Judy. Sie ist es auch, die im Protagonisten die titelgebenden Nostalgiewellen auslöst. The Neon Skyline ist ein filmisches Spiel um Fakt und Fiktion. Die Bar gibt es wirklich, und Andy Shauf ist dort offenbar Stammkunde…

Für weitere Nostalgiewellen sorgen Dropkicks lupenreiner Schottenpop auf ihrem neuen Langspielwerk The Scenic Route sowie die Harmonieseligkeit von The Late Pioneers.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 12.02.20 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 15.02. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz


Remington Super 60The Highway AgainCafe Superstar / Z Tapes
Tom ChristieEveryone Wants the Same
Birgitta AlidaPastBlanca Records
YaehsunShow Me How to Loveself-released
Andy ShaufNeon SkylineAnti
Andy ShaufLiving RoomAnti
Dana GavanskiGood Instead of BadFull Time Hobby
LAKEMy Time, Your TimeHuman Sounds
DropkickA Matter of TimeBobo Integral
DropkickI'm Over You, GoodbyeBobo Integral
Pocket KnifeKick You In The FaceOlive Grove
Young Marble GiantsColossal YouthDomino
OKAY KAYAAscend and Try AgainJagjaguwar
The SufisCan't Go ThereBurger Records
Little FellowWave Of NostalgiaRed Brick Chapel
Cherry ParkeAll Around the
Alexandra SaviorThe Phantom30th Century Records
A Girl Called EddyBeen AroundElefant
Nap EyesMark ZuckerbergJagjaguwar
Pia FrausLove SportsSeksound / Vinyl Junkie
Pony del SolVille
Basic PlumbingKeeping Up AppearancesBasic Plumbing Records
Kiwi jr.LeslieMint Rec.
NutrientsAlways In BloomEarth Libraries
The Late PioneersLet Me Tell You How It HurtsSubjangle
The Late PioneersLeaving TodaySubjangle
Peel Dream MagazineNoveltyTough Love
HanemoonSunday AfternoonJigsaw
Graf Tati & Les AllesLeben kšnntetic trafic
The Highest SeaDreaming AwakeDuchess Box Records
The Innocence MissionI Would Be ThereBella Union
Isobel CampbellVulturesCooking Vinyl
The SaxophonesLamplighterFull Time Hobby

Like Yesterday

Playlist ByteFM Webradio für gute Musik Keine Sauregurkenzeit

Like Yesterday klingen viele Songs von heute. Dieser Rückgriff auf althergebrachte Strukturen und Sounds: ist das nun als zeitlos zu bewerten? Oder als hoffnungslos nostalgisch? Oder gar als reaktionär? Oft genug kommt es vor, dass das Klangmaterial allein keine zuverlässige Aussage mehr darüber zulässt, ob ein Song nun alt oder neu ist, denn manch heutige Musikschaffende sind historisch so gut informiert, dass das popmusikalische Zeitkolorit bis ins kleinste Detail rekonstruiert wird. Mit Like Yesterday wollen wir uns heute diesem Phänomen widmen und hören aktuelle Sounds, die sich aus vergangenen Tagen speisen, zwischen Sixties Beat, Krautrock und Power Pop.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 27.03.19 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 30.03. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr & Montag, 01.04. von 08:00-10:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz


Violet SwellsHere Comes YesterdayStrong Island Recordings
AnemoneOn Your OwnLuminelle Recordings
BeachtapeFix It UpPNKSLM
Justus ProffitLaughing On the InsideBar/None Records
Masha QrellaDay After DayStaatsakt
Ex HexTough EnoughMerge
The StroppiesPresent TenseTough Love
The StroppiesNothing At AllTough Love
Michael ParadiseGoldPowell Productions
Shy BoysDim The LightPolyvinyl
Faye WebsterRoom TemperatureSecretly Canadian
Salami Rose Joe LouisNostalgic MontageBrainfeeder
Gretchen's WheelAlways LoveFutureman Records
ElvaTailwindTapete Records
The DatesAny Other NiteBurger Records
William TylerFail SafeMerge
American FootballSilhouettesPolyvinyl
The Proper OrnamentsCrepuscular ChildTapete Records
Green SeagullSimeon BrownMega Dodo
The FernwehSunriseSkeleton Key
Lucille FursAnother LandRequiem Pour Un Twister
Lucille FursPaint Euphrosyne BlueRequiem Pour Un Twister
Paul CherryLike YesterdayFeeltrip
I Was a KingBubbleself-released
I Was a KingHatchetself-released
Von SparExtend The Song (w/ L¾titia Sadier)Tapete Records
Stephen MalkmusViktor BorgiaDomino
Tim Presley's White FenceFog CityDrag City
Dana GavanskiOne By OneFull Time Hobby
Bobby JamesonDo You Believe In YesterdayVerve
Chris CohenTwice in a LifetimeCaptured Tracks