A Far Cut Above the Average “Corner Kniepe”: Martinique Restaurant & Bar

Berlin has traditionally been known for its many restaurants, bars, and cafès, among other things, but in this modern age of intense gentrification and money demanding change in some areas, Martinique Restaurant & Bar is actively resisting that trend. Where historical neighborhoods are losing their souls and hearts with the huge influx of people arriving […]

A Surprise Celebration for Pete Wyoming Bender At Rickenbacker’s Inn, Sept. 14th

  Along with most of our usual group of native bros, Kunu, Rob and Zam, as well as Gian Luca Morleni of Three Kings on the Hill, Paul Schwingenschlögl and Jorn, on September 14th, the day after his band’s gig at A-Trane, one of the most famous and well-respected jazz clubs in Europe, Pete Wyoming […]

Daddy Hemingway & Bad Bitches Club Gig, Puro Sky Lounge-Berlin, Germany

It was part of the usual crew, the “Zam Crew” as it’s been dubbed. We rolled at the Daddy Hemingway gig at Puro Skye Lounge, at the Europe Center in Berlin, Germany on Friday, 26 July 2013. The band: Daddy Hemingway (vocals, kazoo), Tex Morton (lead guitar, vocals), Lena Lovely (bass guitar, vocals), and Zam […]

“Peace & Verdigris”: At Neu Kirchenhof Von St. Nikolai & St. Marien, A Graveyard

My schedule is always challenging, both personal and professional. Especially with so many complications involving bureaucracy, health, family, finances, if I choose to assess myself, I find I’m often exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. But I’ve always been a person who told myself, whatever happens, “You can make it.” That simple statement is my life […]

“Moved by Blues” -The Pete Wyoming Bender Band, Rickenbackers Music Inn

Compared to many private venues in Berlin, Rickenbackers Music Inn is generously spacious enough to accommodate a sizeable crowd in its many nooks and cranies while still maintaining a very intimate atmosphere. Yet when you have a crowd that swelled to the size the legendary Pete Wyoming Bender Band drew on Sunday night, 31 March? […]