Get down to Urban Spree on October 26th for your grunge, garage and punk fix, featuring four live bands and DJs all night long. FAVE RAVE has been feeding Berlin delicious rock ‘n’ roll morsels for over 3 years now. They describe themselves as “Berlin’s hot-spot for punk, new wave, garage, psych-rock and independent rock” … Read more Get your Grunge, Punk and Garage Fix at FAVE RAVE this October
Metronomy boasts their ceaseless love for wildly catchy pop at Columbiahalle on October 24. A multi-decade love affair—nay, commitment—to the simple joy of pure pop. Sixth album Metronomy Forever! is Metronomy in their mid-to-late-30s—a Metronomy with a far different set of responsibilities, and thus song topics, than 2008’s Nights Out, or 2011’s indie darling, English Riviera. … Read more Metronomy Really Is Forever: Free Ticket Giveaway!
Monday, October 21, Digital in Berlin brings Moon Duo to Volksbühne for a night of blissed-out psychedelia. Buy tickets to the event here. Moon Duo is Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, a 2009-born project out of Portland, Oregon. Since then, they’ve released seven full-length albums, with one of them—2011’s widely acclaimed Mazes, mixed in Berlin. Their … Read more Blissful Acid Dreams with Moon Duo on October 21
Jackie Charles: Berlin’s newest face of eclectic, sweeping, soul-gripping dream pop, edged with a healthy dose of nihilism. Their first album, “Future Fantasies,” is glittering and provocative, a gorgeous addition to this already fever-dream of a year. Norwegian singer and songwriter Kaja Bremnes’ vocals are at-times whimsical and sweet, other times goth-y and charged, latching … Read more Jackie Charles is Dream Pop Nihilistic Enough for Berliners
Nostalgic heart-busting Philly-born War on Drugs to headline new venue Verti on December 10. It’s funny to hear much-beloved indie rockers War on Drugs somewhere outside of the plains of Kentucky or the gritty factory towns of the east coast of America. Their layered music builds a wall of impenetrable sound, of lyrics that seem … Read more The War On Drugs to Soundtrack our Existential Crisis at Verti
Puschenfest assembles a stunning selection of indie artists for two days of music on November 16 and 17. According to one of the festival organizers, Andreas Oberschelp of music promoter Puschen, the colorful lineup “includes the first Berlin appearance of the French 7-piece indie garage band The Limiñanas, UK twee-pop youngsters Girl Ray, Toronto’s Meg Remy … Read more Puschenfest: No Headliners. Edgy Weirdness. Killer Indie Music.
Kurt Vile brings ultimate slacker rock to Huxleys Neue Welt on October 18. Kurt Vile’s last-week release, Bottle It Up, comes three years after his highly-acclaimed album, b’lieve i’m goin down… gave us that all-too-familiar, gut-wrenching fear that who we’re becoming isn’t who we’re meant to be at all. When I hear b’lieve i’m goin … Read more Kurt Vile to Wordplay His Way through Dreamy Rock at Huxleys
Long-legged whip-smart Janet Planet, strong-of-jawed Sugar Bones, and their shadow band—Reggie Goodchild and Clarence McGuffie—are Australia’s Confidence Man. At the most recent Primavera Sound 2018, they put on the most dynamic, soul-affirming, dance-y show… Think: choreography, wild jumps, and—my personal favorite—super-fast costume changes. Now, they’re bringing their irresistible dance tracks to Kantine am Berghain on … Read more Confidence Man Help Us Make Confident Decisions in a Chaotic World
We caught up with The Districts ahead of their Berlin show next week. Hot on the heels of their sweaty and hugely enjoyable show at Badehaus Szimplon, Pennsylvanian rockers The Districts are back at Musik & Frieden on Friday September 22nd. These guys make the kind of loud and in-your-face indie rock we wish we heard … Read more Skinny Dipping in the Spree – an interview with The Districts
Barcelona’s Primavera Sound is festival heaven. It’s sun-drenched sea, tapas, and sangria in the afternoon, followed with one of the best festival line-ups at night, teetering into the morning. The Mediterranean breeze sweeps across the immense (but never over-crowded) audience, allowing you a breath of fresh air in the midst of your chosen “addle.” Read on for … Read more 9 Most Surprising Moments from Primavera Sound 2017