R#138 with Stefanie Hochmuth from Uebel & Gefährlich

Stefanie Hochmuth

About a Hamburg cult club and the balancing act between idealism and commerce.

Stefanie Hochmuth works in a managerial position at “Uebel & Gefährlich”, a multi-award-winning club in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, which opened in 2006 on the 4th floor of a huge bunker.

Born in the Harz Mountains, Stefanie Hochmuth quickly immersed herself in the world of music and gastronomy in Hamburg and worked at “Uebel & Gefährlich” early on; back then with co-founder Tino Hanekamp.

Now in a leading position, including production manager, she has been helping to guide the fortunes of the well-known club for many years and reports on the philosophy of “Evil & Dangerous” in the Redfield Podcast. It has a lot of idealism and still has to be commercially viable. Always a nerve-wracking balancing act that put them to the test, especially during the pandemic.

In the interview she also talks about “Die Heiterheit”, for which she drummed between 2010 and 2013. After its founding, the indie band received many enthusiastic reviews due to its idiosyncratic staging. However, the self-taught drummer left the band after three years, never played in another group again and explains her reasons in the Redfield Podcast.

Hochmuth also speaks openly about the time when the club determined her professional and private life almost simultaneously and how she managed to gain a little distance and recharge her batteries. She also looks at the new situation in the live business with Alexander Schröder and talks about visible changes.