So Ladies and Gents, here's POCKETMIND: From Berlin, Germany, and namewise they are: John, Micha, Christoph, Robert, and Jojo. POCKETMIND's a typical Indie-Rock band in one sense only: at their concerts, everyone's dancing by the first song, and if it weren't for the fine German beer, it would be them. Or so. Besides that: clear guitar sounds with strong punk and folk influence- their eclectic-style-good-mood-sound is what brought them to a few festivals this past summer. Which is why it's time to bring out a live album from their gig at Aufsturz, a tiny club way out there, in rambling former East Berlin. Oh, and here's our story: It all began one November's Eve in 2003, when John was over at some urban barn, the place where Mich and Robert used to rehearse. They slammed their guitars, and it was pretty loud. And like in a silver mine, John found great songs in all that noise. Worthy material, what every band needs: to be great, and please their fans. And here's Pocketmind today: Micha, the workaholic, who's out in front on the rhythm guitar, providing sound, basis, balls. Robert, who does it all in his solos. Christoph, one of Berlin's finest drummers, elegant but powerful, right on top of the beat. He even destroys his cymbals, just to get the sound right. Jojo, who's been with us for a year now, the great boy on bass. Plus John, an awsome voice, who writes all the songs, and who doesn't want more to be written about him. So that's John. And then there's our friends helping out with printing T-shirts, posters, selling CD's, in other words, the POCKETMIND family. It's Berlin you hear on the album: fun sound, great hearts, bittersweet lyrics, just basic great music from a great band. Enjoy with some fine German beer, on some run-down Berlin side-street, at 4 in the morning, when the party really starts to get sexy. See ya at our next concert. And buy the damn CD! We need some new amps.