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introWerk 2, Leipzig, Germany
21st November 2014
Letzte Instanz & Alice Roger

On November 21st it finally happened. After the album released in August and a short appearance at the M’era Luna festival, I was looking forward to the concert of LETZTE INSTANZ in Leipzig. In the drab grey November we went to the Werk 2. There I found a well-stocked hall filled with people in good mood and in a good expectation on the following concert.

Alice Roger

ALICE ROGER is the Underground of the mainstream. The young band from Dresden called itself “Kiez rock”, keeping the balance between entertaining catchy tunes and fresh ideas. Concise German texts and what exactly each of his musical past brings: punchy, danceable grooves of drummer Rick, smooth and sometimes funky bass sounds of John and Stefan's bluesy lead guitar. Friedemann connects rocking, straight rhythm guitar with vocals, which comes with a lot of energy and versatility to the front.

Music & Performance
ALICE ROGER had a hard time. The audience clearly waited for the main act of the evening and then the four guys had to work hard to entrain the audience. The music of the Dresden boys is very intuitive and you'll quickly find pleasure in the music. Even a few spectators thought this and supported the band in the choruses. They looked a little lost on stage and so the general view did not want to fit to the evening. But, nevertheless, I would have belonged to myself with pleasure even more and would have wished that the boys had some more visitors at the merchandise stand.

01. Intro
02. Dass du da bist
03. Macht Lärm
04. Jeder kann
05. Digitale Liebe
06. Ein Stück
07. Raus
08. Bunt
09. Beweg dich
10. Die Welt steht Kopf

Music: 7
Performance: 8
Sound: 8
Light: 7
Total: 7.5 / 10

Letzte Instanz

LETZTE INSTANZ is a German rock band from Dresden, that influences from various areas of rock combined. After several line-up changes occur LETZTE INSTANZ now as a sextet in the occupation Holly Loose, Muttis Stolz, Benni Cellini, Michael Ende, Olli and David Pätsch. LETZTE INSTANZ are even more charismatic on the stage than on record and spread a very special atmosphere at each of their concerts. Musically the LETZTE INSTANZ looks at 13 studio albums of which managed several their way into the German charts. With their latest album ‘Im Auge des Sturms’ the six are on tour through Germany and made a stop also in Leipzig. /


Music & Performance
The beginning of the show was very quiet and the evening started very softly with ‘Alles Anders’. The musicians were presented mostly darkened what the charm which emanates from the band intensified. We all could focus on the individual instruments and enjoy their sound. With a gentle-sounding voice Holly sang the authentic songs and you could feel the passion with which he brought out every note. Of course a lot of new songs from the newly published album, like ‘Traum im Traum’, ‘Der Panther’ or ‘C3H5’, were shown. A short statement on the subject peace delivered Holly before the song ‘Schuldig’. The crowd was in a good mood all the time and celebrated from the first moment with the band. The change between soulful ballads and more sounding like rock numbers was chosen very well. With ‘Im Auge des Sturms’ the creeps mood could be felt all over the room. Also you could feel that the band was in a very good mood. They obviously had fun at the concert and this was spread to all persons in the hall. With ‘Opus III’, Benni Cellini and Muttis Stolz came even more in front and delivered a phenomenal instrumental piece. The following songs ‘Sing!’ and ‘Komm!’ heated up the mood even further.


After two encores as ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Nur für uns’ or ‘Von Anfang an’ was then almost two hours conclusion but it felt like both the band and the audience would have liked to do even more. After about two hours entertaining program, in which frontman Holly Loose and as well the rest of the band demonstrated a very pleasant close to the public, the evening offered the opportunity at the merchandise stand to drink a beer and to get into conversation.

01. Alles Anders
02. Ganz Egal
03. Kalter Glanz
04. Wieder einmal Rot
05. Traum im Traum
06. Der Panther
07. C3H5
08. Nein
09. Schuld
10. Wir sind allein
11. Im Auge des Sturms
12. Blind
13. Das letzte Mal
14. Flucht ins Glück
15. Atme!
16. Opus III
17. Sing!
18. Komm!
19. Nur für uns
20. Der Garten
21. Finsternis
22. Instrumental Soli
23. Rapunzel / Remmidemmi
24. Von Anfang an

Music: 9
Performance: 10
Sound: 10
Light: 9
Total: 9.5 / 10


LETZTE INSTANZ pics from Bochum by Daniela Vorndran ( /

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