Posts Tagged ‘Frittenbude’

Jägermeister Wirtshaus Tour : Frankfurt

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A premier under time pressure: Just when Frankfurt should witness the first ever Jägermeister Wirtshaus Tour event not by land, but on a house boat called the Yachtklub, it was Good Friday and its official German party ban called Tanzverbot forcing the night to come to early midnight end. But the booked bands were professionals and Munich’s Frittenbude declared that they wanted to play until the boat would capsize. (Fortunately) this didn’t happen but the crowd did quickly turn sweatily wet anyway – big-game hunting instead of fly fishing. Then Tom Deluxx took over the helm and earned his swimming badge as well.

The next event on May 19 at Stuttgart’s Calwer Eck is going to be even bigger, since Bag Raiders, Peaches and aUtodiDakt form the line-up. The photos of Franfurt were taken by Geert Schäfer and the team of i-ref also filmed the whole party:

In association with Jägermeister.

Frittenbude : Jägermeister WHT Interview

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Finally: as mentioned yesterday there’s a first German band at the Jägermeister Wirtshaus Tour in Frankfurt and it’s also coming from Bavaria. So Frittenbude (translates as ‘chips stand’) were the ideal (e-mail) interview partners for a south-German specialities and spaetzle graters. Somewhere in between more serious topics such as Bollywood, their home label Audiolith plus the ideal ratio between partying and age came on the table. And singer/rapper Johannes “Strizi” told us, that there might some new solo material by him very soon!

Servus together! This year marks five years of Frittenbude – we congratulate! Do you celebrate with some typical Bavarian dishes besides the obligatory chips?
MARTIN: Bavarian, I should actually now this as a butcher’s son – Lebakaas (meat loaf)? Blutwurst (black pudding)? Leberspätzle (liver spaetzle)? Obatzda (Bavarian cheese creme)?
JAKOB: Maybe we drink “Hirn” (brain).
STRIZI: Since we are becoming fat more and more, there will definitely be nothing of the above. I would really prefer this new meat, which is no meat, but exactly tastes like it. Note: Tofu?)

Cooking has become a big male trend again. Do you sometimes cook for each other?
M: A clear NO.
S: I like to cook a lot, unfortunately mostly too much and as people confirm way too well. My huge beer belly, which is actually a meat belly, comes from this. But for these two rascals I won’t cook. That would be even better…
J: I experienced that Martin can better order than cook. And if it really comes to him cooking for me, I will think about it twice before. But I once ate a Bolognese made by Strizi and he sometimes tells me about his pasta maker and spaetzle graters. I’m really pleased about not knowing, whether I can cook or not. But if you consider warming up a Bavarian veal sausage, we quite often cooked for each other already.

The veal sausage is pretty proscribed outside of Bavaria. Could he please hold a plea for this calf’s head dish?
M: I allow myself a veal sausage every three weeks. Everyone should have tried it once at least. Our FOH guy from East Frisia (coastal Northern Germany) was scared of it, too, when he was forced to eat one. But we was amazed! He wanted to have one the next week again and maybe he’s already addicted…
J: Exactly… our mixer once called it a “complete meal”. Whatever is in there, it tastes fantastically! But I wonder, why the sausages are white.
S: Everyone, who likes eating meat, likes Bavarian veal sausages. It’s as simple as that. I defies me, that people are disgusted by it. Maybe it’s because they claim they are made from brain. But I can only comment that with: Guys, you should look, what’s in your wienerwurst first! The combination of a veal sausage, pretzels, sweet mustard and a wheat bear, oider (Bavarian slang for: ace)!

Lately, Jakob and Martin were busy recording and touring with Ira Atari and What did you, Johannes, do to fight boredom and loneliness?
M: Hannes? Are you sad and lonesome?
S: No, I didn’t get these things. There are other things, too, which make fun apart from music. I had to completely switch off to deal with what happened in the last year, visited some old friends and watched flamingos and kingfishers at Delta del Ebro. Furthermore, I was productive myself, too. Maybe you can listen to some things soon – if I’m happy with them.

Frittenbude : Bilder mit Katze (Video)

What inspired the mass choreography in your video “Bilder mit Katze”? Bollywood?
M: Errr no, it was more the Vogelhochzeit or the rainbow fish…
S: Yes, definitely the Vogelhochzeit.

In the opening scene on the street, we think, we can see you as the friends of the main actor (but maybe we are wrong).  Is that the general position you want to take over for your fans?
S: You are wrong. These are the real friends of the actor and Cpt. Clepto. Later, we briefly appear in the train. (Note: Then, we are wrong, yes, but at least we recognised the later before.) I consider us to be the big brothers of our fans, cuddling with them and being at hand with help and advice for them.
J: Yes, you are wrong. And Martin doesn’t even appear in the video, because as usual he got a double.

Today, a term very often, if not inflationarily used is “kultig” (iconic). “Bilder mit Katze” is a hymn to your label Audiolith. Did you ever have concerns about this may being a bit too much or did the “family” need such song?
M: Yes, they were there in the beginning. But our love is honest and sincere. The so-called “family” doesn’t need this of course. It supports the identification with the whole Audiolith-complex. Also for us.
S: To be frank here: we never thought about it. Now I have to say, I wouldn’t write it again as I did. It would be more something like: “Du kaufst der Frau, die du liebst, ein Shirt von Frittenbude, aber das, das doppelt so teuer ist als die anderen, und dir selbst auch noch zwei…” (“You buy the woman you love a shirt of Frittenbude, but the one twice the price as the others and also two for yourself…”)

Back to Bollywood: What do watch and listen to at the tour bus?
M: We once won a recreational love energy CD ROM at a Swiss TV show with Papa Wango. It features spiritual instruments such as guitars and flutes. We always listen to that when we’re in a bod mood. At every other time everyone is pupating himself in his iPod…
S: Word!
J: Sometimes I put on wale sounds or various meditation CDs. The music on them sounds almost as the most fresh and hippest current sound.

In another song, “Und Täglich Grüßt Das Murmeltier”, you sing  (although in a different kontext): “Doch wir sind längst schon über den Zenit hinaus.” (“But we are past our best by now”) Your music subsists to big parts on your nocturnal experiences at clubs. Do you think, you’ll ever get to old for such?
M: Yes, and in my eyes sadly way too early.
S: We consider the whole thing very objectively and soberly. I will turn 30 this year and you start thinking about such things at that point. But no one can cast out the partying of me. That’s too important for me. And apart from that a party’s is best when you have it with a not only mix-aged bunch of people…
J: Sometimes in life you turn younger, too.

On April 21 Frittenbude will play with Tom Deluxx for the Jägermeister Wirtshaus Tour at Yachtklub in Frankfurt am Main. You can win tickets for it on our site and via or Facebook.

In association with Jägermeister

Jägermeister Wirtshaus Tour x Frankfurt

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When the Jägermeister Wirtshaus Tour will come to Frankfurt’s Yachtklub on April 21, it will probably host it’s most crowded event by the now. In rustic houseboat atmosphere only 250 people will also witness a premier: Munich’s Frittenbude, spearhead of the Audiolith youth cult and popular remix producers, are the first German band to participate in this trip through Germany. Their two albums Nachtigall and Katzengold showcase a mixture of adolescent and semi-socio-critical-lyrics with rave beats and rock music – an entertaining sound they themselves describe as Schrabbel Brabbel (translated best as ‘gabble-babble’). Also watch out for an interview with them on our site tomorrow. The DJ entertainment is then taken-care-of by big-beat man Tom Deluxx, a notorious 12″ electro producer from Bordeaux, who will follow his French compatriot, Yuksek.

As before you can once again win 1×2 guestlist invites for the event, when you leave us a comment below until Monday midnight, April 18. The winner will be chosen random, so good luck! More invites can be won over at and Facebook.

And as a thematic treat and warm-up, we here have ten songs about wirtshäuser, pubs and taverns compiled for you. From Brecht and Schubert to Peter Alexander, from the Clash to Pulp – so your education shouldn’t come off badly.

Peter Alexander : Die Kleine Kneipe
Man redet sich heiß und spricht sich von der Seele
Was einem die Laune vergällt
Bei Korn und bei Bier findet mancher die Lösung
für alle Probleme der Welt
Originally sung by Pierre “Vader Abraham” in Dutch (“In het kleine Café aan de haven”), the German interpretation of this hymn to folksiness by Germany’s probably greatest entertainer never managed to top the German charts in 1976, although spending 33(!) weeks in a row there (longer than any other single by Alexander; the highest position was #2).

The Beautiful South : Liars Bar
Well, living with a lying man
Could never really hurt
But living with a drunk
Well, no-one deserves
Emerging from the former Housemartins (with Norman Cook alias Fatboy Slim), the British pop-act here analyses all the different creatures coming to a bar.

The Clash : (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
But it was Four Tops all night with encores from stage right
Charging from the bass knives to the treble
But onstage they ain’t got no roots rock rebel
It’s 1978 and on the last (and self-produced) single before The Clash’s debut album Joe Strummer sings about a disappointing reggae night at the legendary ballroom in London’s west.

The Doors : Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We’ve lost our good old mama
And must have whisky, oh, you know why
Later also covered by David Bowie, Brecht’s poem-turned-to-a-song, translated to English by Elisabeth Hauptmann and orchestrated by Kurt Weill for Mahagonny, never sounded more aptly than performed by the infamous Californian band.

The Infadels : Stories From The Bar
To start where I know I’ll never end this
Path, here with all my vices, I
Laugh, as they drum to the sound of the monkey voices
Past, where I left my toysingers

Delirium was with them when The Infadels recorded the mumbling finish of the still underrated We Are Not The Infadels.

Muff Potter : Wir Sitzen So Vorm Molotow
Wir sitzen so vorm Molotow
Und trinken Cocktails
Auf die gute alte Zeit
Seit an Seit mit den Genossen
Und Hans Dampf in allen Gossen
Und wir seufzen bis zur Heiserkeit
The by now dissolved Muff Potter are having the blues outside their favourite bar & club in Hamburg. Actually very British for a German band, isn’t it?

Pulp : Bar Italia
That’s what you get from clubbing it
You can’t go home and go to bed
Because it hasn’t worn off yet
And now it’s morning
There’s only one place we can go
In the mid-Nineties Pulp knew where to go to, when being around in Soho early in the morning.

Thin Lizzy : The Boys Are Back In Town
Friday night they’ll be dressed to kill
Down at Dino’s bar and grill
The drinks will flow and blood would spill
If the boys wanna fight you better let ‘em

The Irish always knew how to drink and in 1976 Thin Lizzy celebrated some fictional soldiers’ return to home with one of the most popular guitar tracks ever. Only ten years later came the point of no return for singer and bassist Phil Lynott: the musician died of the consequences of his year-long alcoholism.

Franz Schubert : Das Wirtshaus
O unbarmherz’ge Schenke,
Doch weisest du mich ab?
Nun weiter denn, nur weiter,
Mein treuer Wanderstab!

They say that the young Schubert used to pay his drinking bills with instantly composed songs whenever he ran out of money in the wirtshäuser around Vienna. In this sad and slow part of his 1827 Winterreise the protagonist however passes the tavern.

Tom Waits : I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You
Well the room is crowded, there’s people everywhere
And I wonder, should I offer you a chair?
Well if you sit down with this old clown, take that frown and break it
Before the evening’s gone away, I think that we could make it
And I hope that I don’t fall in love with you
Waits wrote many great songs about bars. One of his best is a rather complicated love story.

In association with Jägermeister.

Web tip: Concert videos via Noisey

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After founding the Creators Project and the Motherboard together, the VICE network and its partner firms Intel and DELL have now launched new media portal Noisey devotes itself to the live music experience, offering a half-documentary mixture of high-quality (not Youtube-jiterry) shots from the gig and background interviews with the protagonists and their environment. The focus lays on young bands and artists from altogether elven countries (from the US to China) including the likes of Das Racist, Yuck or Pictureplane.

Also featured are London’s Factory Floor, who’ll headline the for now last warehouse event by Dollop in town tonight. JD Twitch from Optimo will deejay afterwards. Watch the first of five videos on the band below and the rest over at Noisey. Also read an interview we recently did with Sam Lawrence, the man behind Dollop, here.