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Herman Düne live at Registratur, Munich, July 23, 2009

They sound for me like a combination of the best elements of antifolk bands like the Moldy Peaches, 60s girlie bands like the Shangri-Las or the Supremes, the Ennio Morricone Western flavour divulged by the sounds of bands like Calexico and the Friends of Dean Martinez, and a good does of the Beatles and the Velvet Underground.

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Iron and Wine performing at the Frequency Festival 2008

My second encounter with Iron and Wine was today, August 15 2008, at the Frequency Festival in Salzburg. Theodor W. Adorno once wrote: “Writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric,” (Kulturkritik und Gesellschaft 1: p. 303).

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Frequency Festival Day 1

The Frequency is an Austrian alt rock festival that attracts approximately 50 000 guests. It takes place near Salzburg It is not the greatest of all rock festivals – given the facts that: this year the headliners at Lollapalooza (USA) are among others Radiohead and Cat Power, the Benicassim f2008 estival (Spain) featured Leonhard Cohen, [...]