Attending massive festivals at obscure locations seems less attractive when there are so many options just a few UBahn stops away from home. Our favorite venues in town have some great events coming up - scroll down for more info, and keep an eye on our site -- ticket giveaways coming up!
19.00 Tortoise @ Columbia Theater Berlin
WHY: Tortoise are back with a new album, “The Catastrophist“, after nearly seven years of silence. The new material, exciting as ever, cemented the reputation of Tortoise as one of the most influential bands of the last two decades. This time in Berlin they will be sharing the stage with Cavern of Anti-Matter.
Columbia Theater Berlin / Columbiadamm 9-11, 10965 Berlin, U Platz der Luftbrücke / more info
21.00 Du Phaux @ Aether
WHY: Du Phaux, DJ & producer also known as Micheal Nolan, home grown in Australia, Melbourne, is currently working towards releasing his new EP. At the bar & art space Aether he will be playing low-fi / muddy / deep techno and slow burning grooves on vinyl. Come by for music treats and delicious drinks.
Aether / Pannierstr. 56, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / more info
19.00 Takeshi Nishimoto & Christoph Berg @ Spektrum
WHY: Digital in Berlin presents the premiere live performance of a special new collaboration between two great musicians: the Japanese classically trained guitarist Takeshi Nishimoto and Christoph Berg aka Field Rotation. While they are still working on recordings for their first release together, they will reveal an exclusive insight of their combined sound this Saturday at Spektrum.
Spektrum / Bürknerstr. 12, 12047 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / more info
19.00 King Midas Sound & Fennesz, Lucy @ Volksbühne
WHY: Hallucinatory quests, bleak future blues mutations, old legends and archetypes and powerful washes of sound from delicate to overwhelming swirl out from the stage in an evening that highlights the new collaboration between King Midas Sound and Fennesz, and the world premiere of incomparable techno-shaman Lucy’s new no laptop live AV show with Ignazio Mortellaro and John Jacobs.
Volksbühne / Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info
19.00 Acud Backyard Summer: Jaakko Eino Kalevi // Long-Sam @ ACUD MACHT NEU
WHY: ACUD Backyard Summer offers the perfect Wednesday chill with music, food & drinks. This time with live show by Long-Sam, and Jaakko Eino Kalevi DJing. Long-Sam's dreamy style ranges from atonal sounds to pop melodies; he's flirting with aesthetic of techno & experimental music while embracing the beauty of classic synth-pop hits. Jaakko is a multi-instrumentalist with omnivorous musical taste, who combines synth-pop, folk, funk, and psych-rock into trippy experimental pop.
ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info
21.00 Deaf Wish + Plattenbau @ Westgermany
WHY: Deaf Wish is an Australian and a very Sub Pop Records band, sounding like a combination of Sonic Youth, Stooges and Hüsker Dü. If you like more recent artists like Pissed Jeans, METZ, The Men and Total Control you might also want to come to the show. Berlin-based postpunk band Plattenbau are playing support.
Westgermany / Skalitzer Str. 133, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info