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Enter Shikari Talk to Us About New Album “The Spark”

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Enter Shikari have been tearing it up all over the world since their first demos in 2003. 15 years later and the band are deep into touring their newest album, “The Spark.” The album is slightly different from what loyal Enter Shikari fans have come to expect over the years, and I sat down with … Read more Enter Shikari Talk to Us About New Album “The Spark”

Rizzo & The Members Club on Bringing Hip Hop to Berlin Clubs

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Intense, incendiary and demented are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Rizzo & The Members Club Heard from another room, you might be forgiven for thinking that Rizzo & The Members Club are fronting six musicians. The UK trio crank out a surprisingly huge sound considering they’re generating music from nothing more … Read more Rizzo & The Members Club on Bringing Hip Hop to Berlin Clubs

Woodwork Academy Berlin Will Have You Woodcrafting In No Time At All

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Woodwork Academy Berlin shows you don’t need IKEA. Get some wood and make some furniture. While taking a trip to IKEA feels like an exciting day out at a strange gallery (a gallery that sells hotdogs…), buying that same KALLAX range of shelves as all your friends is, for me, boring… and a real creativity … Read more Woodwork Academy Berlin Will Have You Woodcrafting In No Time At All

Shortstraw Brings Bikini Weather to Berlin

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After exploding onto the Johannesburg music scene in 2013 with the release of their album Good Morning Sunshine, Shortstraw have been making waves not only in southern Africa, but on shores as far flung as Japan as well as Europe. Not your average happy-clappy indie band, Shortstraw have refined their sound with three studio albums, … Read more Shortstraw Brings Bikini Weather to Berlin

Kreuzberg’s Big Sur is California Dreaming Cuisine, on Such a Winter’s Day

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Opened less two months ago, Big Sur is a fun, modern and affordable dining experience in the “New American Cusine” or “California Kitchen” style, with a very strong focus on carefully crafted cocktails and craft beers. Back in the the hazy days of the early 2000s, a moderately successful Irish band by the name of … Read more Kreuzberg’s Big Sur is California Dreaming Cuisine, on Such a Winter’s Day

Monthly Tape Worm Cassette BBQ Scavenges Berlin’s Depths for Best of Indie Rock

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“Average-looking freaks,” indie rockers Mincer Ray, spent endless days and nights scavenging the depths of this rat-hole city to bring you the very best in indie music. The result? This Wednesday’s Tape Worm Cassette BBQ, featuring Strand Child, Mincer Ray (natürlich), and LA’s Kraftwööd. Together, they part the drudgery (and heroin dealers) in front of … Read more Monthly Tape Worm Cassette BBQ Scavenges Berlin’s Depths for Best of Indie Rock

From Glasgow to Berlin: An Interview with Twin Atlantic

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Before conducting this interview, I was lucky enough to be able to watch Twin Atlantic sound check. It was, I thought, a rare spectacle. Not only because I was privy to the nuts and bolts of live stage performance, but because Twin Atlantic displayed the same frenetic energy while adjusting levels and acoustics that they … Read more From Glasgow to Berlin: An Interview with Twin Atlantic

Dig Deeper and Get Your Groove On at the Independent Label Market

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Crate diggers of the world unite! The Independent Label Market makes its way back to Berlin this Saturday, landing in Kreuzberg on the August 13th at Prince Charles and the adjacent TAK Theatre. If you don’t already know the score, the Independent Label Market is returning for its third Berlin-based event, where smaller indie electronic … Read more Dig Deeper and Get Your Groove On at the Independent Label Market

Dive into a Kreuzberg Comedy Summer Camp with Daniel Stern

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The Berlin English comedy scene has blossomed into a vibrant component of local nightlife in recent years. One of the latest newcomers to the scene is “High Dive”, a Tuesday night standup comedy showcase hosted and produced by local comedy mainstay, Daniel Stern. “I want to cultivate a room that gives back equally to Berlin’s awesome comedy … Read more Dive into a Kreuzberg Comedy Summer Camp with Daniel Stern

Facciola: Come for the Food and Wine, Stay for Aurora and Brando

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“Buona sera!” she says as we walk into the place, and grabs my hand. Now, I don’t know her. Until that point I thought Buona Sera was that guy from Arrested Development, and there I am, shaking her hand as she pulls me into her restaurant. Does she know I’m there to review it and … Read more Facciola: Come for the Food and Wine, Stay for Aurora and Brando

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