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Who are you and y our current job :
I am Angela, the owner of New Lifeshark Records in 45128 Essen, Germany opened in Sep. 1995 - started with a mailorder and label in 91, it's all 'cause we love music and people (also, can you tell us about your journey in opening the record store? and why?) :
In which city are you located?
What musical styles do you specialize in?
Rock, Progressive, Indie; Metal, punk and wave, Psychedelic; Jazz, Psychedelic etc.
Can you give a small tour of the music scene in your town?
we have lots clubs and venues and a lot of musicians are from our area. for Clubs: Cafe Nord and Turock in Essen for metal, Freakshow in Essen for Punk and Hardcore and metal, Trompete in Bochum for gothic and Electronic Music ----- Bands like Kreator and Sodom are from Essen and lots of small Indie bands, its a big scene.
What's it like working in a record shop?
it's always fun, to listen to music and to talk about records and music to the people. You put all your effort and love into this
What mind-blowing album are you listing right now?
White light, White heat from the Social Distortion - it wakes me up, makes me smile (reminds me of the tour they did) and its good for dancing, it just kicks you and brings you in a good mood !!!!
What does it take for an indie record shop to survive?
you have to love it and have to be there for your customers always
5 local musician to check out!
Kreator, Lokalmatadore, Birth Control, Vibravoid, Sodom
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Essen [Germany] city guide x Angela
Café + Restaurant | Seitenblick
Grocery | Denns Biomarkt