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This was something I wanted to do in a long time but never quite had the right chance to set into action. Ever since I heard that there was a new squat I was pretty excited, because things like that don’t happen around here that often anymore. So when at the beginning of this year there was a huge stand-off between the cops and the squatters, which I only followed through Twitter (boy, at times like those these new things really come in handy, don’t they?) I figured that I had to hurry to catch at least a glimpse of that venue. It turned out that squatters were able to reach some form of agreement with the company who owns the building complex and so, if I remember it correctly they will be allowed to stay in the building at least until October. What got me to move my ass over the Rhine was the release show of Cologne’s part-time alcoholics punk/hardcore kings Cobretti, who I hand’t seen in quite some time. (more…)

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On a day on which summer came back to the city for one last time what better way to spend the evening than with a small open air show at Cologne’s squat area Bauwagenplatz. Cobretti called and all of their friends followed. Cobretti have been around for a long time now hailing from the “other” side of the river locals use to call “Schäl Sick”, which can hardly be translated but means something like “weird”. (more…)

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