the music city of Hamburg by VYNL – #HamburgSounds

Bringing the sound of a city to life through a multimedia report and taking audiences on a journey to the world’s most creative and most musical cities: this is the declared goal of the new documentary series VYNL. And in their very first episode, the makers of VYNL will be focusing on Hamburg. In cooperation […]


Old Style Culture Club GRETE

by John Donson In 2012, the Hamburg-based American John Hughes started a weekly concert series at the Grete Margaretenkneipe/ Kulturverein in the lively Schanzenviertel district in Hamburg. Mostly comprised of local musicians, the Thursday Night live music program showcases the diversity of this beautiful city. From flamenco to free jazz, Syrian folk music to Argentinian [...]

Reeperbahn Festival 2017

by John Donson From 20-23 September 2017, Hamburg is celebrating it’s twelfth annual Reeperbahn Festival in more than 70 venues with over 800 events. As Europe’s largest annual club festival, the Reeperbahn Festival has become home to one of the world’s most important music industry meeting placees.. Boasting a roster of over 500 international artists [...]

The Markthalle

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The Markthalle is one of the top locations for live music in Hamburg. Having the capacity of 1,000 people, a who’s who of popular music have performed here before they began filling stadiums. A short list includes superstars such as Guns N’ Roses, U2, AC/DC, The Police, Dio, Run D.M.C., Phish, R.E.M., Scorpions, Suicidal Tendencies, [...]

Grosse Freiheit 36 – finest live music in Hamburg

Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg
The name „Grosse Freiheit“ has a long history in the center of Hamburg’s clubbing and party district St.Pauli. The street became famous for it’s large number of night clubs,  strip clubs and brothels.  At the same time the street became equally famous for it’s music scene.  The Beatles began their career at the Star-Club just [...]

Sarajane on tour in Hamburg

The former slaughterhouse turned rock & roll/indie music club, the KNUST is welcoming Hamburg’s own SARAJANE back to it’s stage at the beginning of November 2016.  The group celebrated the record release party for their debut album „#Step One“ last year. Originally from lower Saxony,  singer/songwriter SaraJane McMinn founded her band in Hamburg during her [...]

Operation Ton #10 Hamburg

Operation Ton #10 is a unique conference and festival for the future of music and all the questions that entails.    RockCity,  Hamburg’s center for popular music,  has organized a lively program this year including concerts, readings, lectures, films, light installations and discussions; a feast for the ears and eyes.   The festival is a meeting place [...]