Phunkstelle met Dr. Rüdiger Grube (Bahn AG) in Berlin

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The band “Phunkstelle” (karo.me) met the chairman of the board of managment from the Deutsche Bahn AG, Dr. Rüdiger Grube, during a live performance in the Bahn-Tower at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The Deutsche Bahn AG (short Bahn AG or DB) is the German national railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it came into existence in 1994 as the successor of the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn of East Germany. It also gained ownership of former railway assets in West Berlin held by the VdeR. DB is organised as a business group and has over 500 subsidiaries. It describes itself as the second largest transport company in the world after the Deutsche Post AG and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. About two billion passengers are served each year. Phunkstelle presented the brand new debut album “Paarungszeit” (english: mating season) which just turns on hormonal blindnesses like poses, luminous Coolness and amusing stereotypes. The mating season, as a red thread in the life of young adults between disco and bars, between auditorium or vocational school, between a bottle of beer and a glas of Latte Macchiato. The lyrics of Phunkstellen Mastermind Simon Schmidt are vortexting, involve and get entangled to a testosterone contaminated cloud. From the point of view of an old bull, the album tells a history about the longing and fascination of his needs, packed with clever pun and rousing melodies. The lady killer who celebrates his single life, but in the back of his head of course always, he dears of something „firm“. When he has found his woman of dreams, the „lady with style“, he is turned down by her. “Paarungszeit” is an album with a big production. The guitars have a big sound full of relish and the percussion sychronize and pulsates through all songs. That sounds reminds you rather of a big american band with the punk-attitude of Green Day, as to a band from Hessen. For more information please visit: Phunkstelle @ MySpace Karo.Me (the label) Deutsche Bahn AG If you want to listen to the songs or would like to purchase a CD: Phunkstelle – Paarungszeit @ www.humpty.de