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The
Havels

Irena and Vojtech Havlovi were with us in Berlin last autumn for Michelberger Music. These gentle and sensitive musicians will be back at the hotel next week and will perform in our lobby on Friday 30 June. Working together as The Havels, this couple say very few words, but communicate expressively through their music. Bryce Dessner said this about them: “In the late 1980’s my sister Jessica heard two Czech ()

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Sunday was
a fun day!

Thank you to all who came to the hotel for our BBQ with The Sausage Man Never Sleeps. The weather was perfect, the music spot on (thanks Florian and Milena!) and the sausages were flying off the grill! Keep an eye out for more Sundays (and Mondays) like this in the hof – when the weather is fine we’ll light up the grill and continue the courtyard cheer!  

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The Odd Gig – Edition Two
Valentin Stip

For the second instalment of The Odd Gig on Monday 26th June, we’ll welcome to the hof Valentin Stip – Independent Musician, Interstellar Traveller and Co-founder of Booma Collective. The Odd Gig is a semi-regular evening at the hotel where we invite artists and DJs to play the records they might not normally have a chance to. The rarer stuff – more of a niche selection and perhaps not what ()

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The Sausage Man Never
Sleeps X Michelberger

Simon Ellery makes really good sausages – they can be found at Markhalle Neun, and we usually have something from his range on at lunch and always his black pudding on the dinner menu. This Sunday 18th June he’ll be here at the hotel for a BBQ together with us in the hof. He’ll be serving his wares straight from the grill with various accompaniments. On the menu: ‘Frog in the Straw’, steamed ()

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Aberdeen
Scenes

Thank you Matt for taking us on an unexpected and delightful ride to Aberdeen. With projections from Stefan Nadelman and Matt’s wonderful songs, it was a beautiful and memorable show!

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The Odd Gig – Edition One
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We’re excited to announce the first edition of The Odd Gig – a semi-regular evening at the hotel where we invite artists and DJs to play the records they might not normally have a chance to. The rarer stuff – more of a niche selection and perhaps not what might usually be expected of them. How exactly this develops will depend on each artist and of course therein lies the ()

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Aberdeen – A sci-fi
musical memoir

In 2007, Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) took a job as a forester in the dark, rain soaked logging town of Aberdeen on the Washington state coast. His plan was to disappear into the woods and escape his failed attempts at love and at life as a professional musician. But things take a turn toward the very strange after an eccentric local man named Andy Flood reveals a dark secret ()

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Thank you to
The Luyas…

…for a fantastic show. And of course to s t a r g a z e for joining in at the end. It’s not every day we have a 12 piece band in the lobby! Here are three songs filmed by ilan Cohen as well as a few photos.

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It’s time
to hybridize

Our friend and fellow funkhaus comrade Vincent Moon has just finished a very special project together with his wife Priscilla Telmon. For the past three years they have immersed themselves in an experimental-ethnographic study of current day spiritual cults in Brazil. They will soon begin presenting their incredible work around the world, and we’re delighted that one of their stops along the way this summer will be here at the hotel. Here’s some further information ()

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Tom Adams
Returns

We’re very happy to be welcoming Tom Adams back to the hotel next Tuesday evening. We first met Tom almost three years ago during a concert in our courtyard on a warm June night. Nils Frahm was presenting his new bespoke piano called the Una Corda, and after his performance invited any musicians in the audience to come on stage and try the piano for themselves. Tom accepted his invitation, and what followed was a ()