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Wander Reveals the Storied Backdrop of Berlin

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Wander is an immersive audio experience — one that captures the many layers of our dynamic city and allows a more nuanced, story-based look at our surroundings. There’s an arrogance in knowing Berlin “well.” Here at BLY, we can declare something the “best” cocktail bar, the “grittiest” music venue, or the “most pretentious” Australian coffee … Read more Wander Reveals the Storied Backdrop of Berlin

Weekend of Horror with Final Girls Film Fest 2021

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The sixth Final Girls Film Fest goes digital to celebrate women and non-binary filmmakers dedicated to all things horror. 2021’s Final Girls Fest — a truly inspired edition to this city’s wide variety of film festivals — is split into two sections. The first is February 4-7, online-only, with feature films, blocks of short films, … Read more Weekend of Horror with Final Girls Film Fest 2021

“Strangers” is a Photo Series of a Lonely Lockdown

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Photographer Tanya Sharapova’s series “Strangers” captures the many solitary faces of second lockdown. It’s the winter of our ultimate discontent. Hours morph into days, which slog forth into months. The beauty of random exchanges with strangers – the odd joke in a very long line – raucous laughter with no-names – all that’s gone from … Read more “Strangers” is a Photo Series of a Lonely Lockdown

Shameless/Limitless Records the Wild History of Berlin DIY Music in PLEASE COME

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PLEASE COME is a punch of Berlin-nightlife-nostalgia – a 536-page book of gig posters and memories from 12 years of Shameless/Limitless.  Shameless/Limitless is an iconic force in the Berlin music scene. What began as an event series is now a record label, a booking agent, a festival organizer, and a publishing house. It’s all things … Read more Shameless/Limitless Records the Wild History of Berlin DIY Music in PLEASE COME

Bad Hammer’s “Mystified” Is A Perfumed Sensory Explosion

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Neukölln’s moody dream-pop duo Bad Hammer release “Mystified” – a threefold artistic experience, with a single, a video, and a perfume. Bad Hammer wasn’t my very last gig in the before times – but it was close. I huddled against strange and sweaty bodies and swayed at 8mm back in February – enveloped with textured … Read more Bad Hammer’s “Mystified” Is A Perfumed Sensory Explosion

Berlin’s At-Risk Youth Make Fashion for PEOPLE

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PEOPLE is a social fashion project. But the individuals involved don’t just make clothes and jewelry. They find their creative voices in a society that so often ignores them. The project is made up of people from ages 13 to 27–sometimes homeless or drug-addicted, from various walks of life and post-different bumps in the road. … Read more Berlin’s At-Risk Youth Make Fashion for PEOPLE

‘Dance Like Nobody’s Watching’ with © Linda Fox

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© Linda Fox blesses us in corona-times with Dance Like Nobody’s Watching–his first release with Shameless/Limitless and Street Pulse, premiering today, May 8. Smoothed-out bedroom-popper, often-ironic, with shimmering psychedelia, © Linda Fox bursts “fully-formed from the cosmic wilds” with “a soundtrack for both singular experiences and quotidian surreality,” featuring dizzying lyricism and groovy beats. We … Read more ‘Dance Like Nobody’s Watching’ with © Linda Fox

What’s to Like About Berlin in Quarantine?

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Greetings from the closing-in walls of my quarantine bedroom. Here we are, together but apart—in the greatest city in the world, a wide metropolis of closed bars, once-great clubs, shuttered cafes, and fenced-off parks. What a bummer, hey? To begin this article, I suppose we have to dip into the reason we liked Berlin in … Read more What’s to Like About Berlin in Quarantine?

Berlinale 2020: Stylishly Wicked and Devastating, ‘Shirley’ is a Triumph

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Arresting psychological drama Shirley stuns at Berlinale 2020. Josephine Decker’s psychological drama, Shirley, weaves together achy emotional worlds with stunning finesse, each moment of the tensely-plotted and painterly-gorgeous film inching forward toward one metaphorical heart-wrenching scream. It is a story of entrapment, of disappearing within one’s self or in the shadow of others—and finding new … Read more Berlinale 2020: Stylishly Wicked and Devastating, ‘Shirley’ is a Triumph

Feb. 20: Moody Dream-Pop Duo Bad Hammer @ 8mm

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February 20, 2020 — 02/20/20 — catch Neukölln’s shadow dreamy-synth-pop duo Bad Hammer at 8mm in Prenzlauer Berg. Facebook Event for the Gig at 8mm on February 20, with Shameless/Limitless Comprised of Lisa Klinkhammer and Johannes Badura (the Hammer and the Bad), who both moved to Berlin from Düsseldorf in 2015, Bad Hammer’s thick, textured … Read more Feb. 20: Moody Dream-Pop Duo Bad Hammer @ 8mm

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