When it comes to parties, Berlin never falls short - a fact proven once again with the upcoming events. Hopefully the holidays and festivals did not drain your resources; if so, stay tuned, we will be giving away free tickets for a few of the shows listed below.
18.00 VIVA VOCE @ Kleiner Wasserspeicher Berlin (+ afterparty @ ACUD MACHT NEU)
WHY: VIVA VOCE celebrates vocal performance art in an interactive and experimental context. In real-time visitors play and re-compose performance and documentary sequences of stellar vocal artists - Shelley Hirsch, Juliana Snapper, and Pamela Z - by interacting with 3D sonic sculptures, the audience turns into performers themselves. Celebrate the opening of VIVA VOCE at Kleiner Wasserspeicher Berlin, and join the afterparty at ACUD MACHT NEU with Shelley Hirsch (vocals), who is part of the installation, and Joke Lanz (turntables).
Kleiner Wasserspeicher / Diedenhoferstraße, 10405 Berlin, U2 Senefelderplatz / ongoing until 20.09 / more info
18.00 Lifelines: Hans-Joachim Roedelius @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
WHY: Having hosted Harmonia’s legendary revival concert in 2007, HKW now undertakes an intensive exploration of Roedelius’s work, from music to the visual arts, in this three-day Lifelines program. His diverse creative achievements will be presented and reflected on from various perspectives in discussions, films, an installation, and, above all, concerts. Roedelius will be joined by fellow travelers from his past and present.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, U Bundestag / ongoing until 06.09 / more info
20.30 Russo + Torn Hawk + Divine Diamond @ Loophole
WHY: Multidisciplinary artist Russo is the latest visionary to come out of the Valcrond Video fold led by synaesthetic video mulch musician Luke Wyatt (aka Torn Hawk). While Torn Hawk makes hypnotic bleary, hypnotic compositions set to tape and collages of long-forgotten VHS footage, Russo produces tracks that feel a little more sharp-focussed, but work firmly on the sensory borderline between texture and sound. Third act on the bill is Divine Diamond, a project of Berlin based producers Privacy and Alobhe.
Loophole / Boddinstr. 60, 12053 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / more info
20.00 Ja Ja Ja Berlin presents Hey Elbow, Axel Flóvent, Lisa Alma @ Flux Bau
WHY: The new Ja Ja Ja concert season starts at Flux Bau with three live acts. The Swedish trio Hey Elbow with a background in jazz and an ear for distortion create weird pop music with a big sound. Axel Flovent’s music can be described as modern folk music; acoustic and low key but bears obvious influences from other forms of music such as indie rock, pop and electronic music. Lisa Alma blends her soothing voice with tranquil piano chords and pulsating electronic beats to create a dream-pop universe.
Flux Bau / Pfuelstraße 5, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / more info
22.00 GRAND JETÉ w/ Iron Curtis, André Lodemann, Chica Paula & The VSQ @ OHM
WHY: For its September edition, the Grand Jete series presents live act by Iron Curtis, and DJ sets by André Lodemann, Chica Paula, and The VSQ. Intertwining Deep-House with soulful Techno, Iron Curtis’ sound moves in the equilibrium of reduced, but never minimal. André Lodemann’s DJ sets are deep and funky discovering the emotional and spiritual depth of Deep House. DJ and producer Chica Paula is rooted in the Berlin club scene, and known as a part of the Ruta5 collective. The VSQ is a producer and curator whose sets are a mix between house, techno and related, always with a few obscure findings.
OHM / Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / more info
20.00 Hauschka Kosminen Zeigler - Improvisation Sessions @ Radialsystem V
WHY: With the celebrated experimental pianist Hauschka, the Finnish percussion wizard Samuli Kosminen and the cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, former member of Kronos Quartet, UM:LAUT brings three exceptional and internationally renowned musicians to its stage for their first group concerts ever in Germany. Entirely based on free improvisation and the exploration of space with sound and rhythm, this unique live project fuses the musical biographies and manifold qualities of its protagonists.
Radialsystem V / Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin, S+U Jannowitzbrücke / more info
16.00 Sunday Funday: Juan Wauters, King Khan, Jason Harvey Multimedia Experience, Zines, Pizza, Massages & More @ Monarch
WHY: Puschen and Shameless/Limitless have teamed up again to bring you another Sunday Funday Afternoon Delight, with NYC's resident heartthrob weirdo Juan Wauters, a DJ set from King Khan (of King Khan And The Shrines) and a performative multimedia extravaganza from local favourite Jason Harvey. Illustrators Aisha Franz and Maren Karlson will be selling zines, Massage with Morrissey, Berlin will be doling out massages, Karaoke courtesy of Pretty Neukölln, and pizza made onsite courtesy of the WEBOOGIE gang.
Monarch / Skalitzer Str. 134 (1st floor), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
20.00 Sun Araw + Duppy Gun productions @ ACUD MACHT NEU
WHY: Cameron Stallones, better known by his alias Sun Araw, is a musician based in Long Beach, California. The music he plays is a synthesis of various styles like Krautrock, Electronic, Dub, Funk and Afrobeat. At ACUD Stallones and his band are presenting their latest record "Gazebo Effect”. After the show Duppy Gun Productions are playing outer limit dancehall music. Duppy Gun is a label and DJ project Stallones started with the Jamaican musician M. Geddes Gengras in 2011.
ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info