Music Tips 10.05 - 23.05

Next Friday is 13th, and Sunday won't be sunny at all. Our tip? Stay up all night and get lucky! And of course, stay tuned and we might turn that bad luck into good for you - as always, we are giving away free tickets to our keenest facebook followers.


23.00 TRADE MAY w/ Lotic, mobilegirl, Dis Fig, LINNÉA & Simon Kaiser @ OHM

WHY: Trade is bringing people, performers and DJs together in a cozy place to stimulate encounter, eye-contact and shoulder-and-other-body-parts-rubbing. Starting this Wednesday, TRADE is going to take place every four weeks all year until November at OHM. The first edition hosts a dream team of Berlin based DJs Lotic, mobilegirl, Dis Fig, LINNÉA & Simon Kaiser. Once a month there is also a TRADE radio show hosted by Berlin Community Radio.

OHM / Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin, U Heinrich-Heine-Str. / more info



20.00 Polymorphism #17: Tim Hecker, Wolf Eyes, We Will Fail @ Berghain

WHY: Tim Hecker arrives to present his new album, “Love Streams”, which was created while examining ideas such as “liturgical aesthetics after ‘Yeezus’” and the “transcendental voice in the age of auto-tune”, with vocal arrangements by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Wolf Eyes are noise band promising  “pure audio stunn, homemade post-nuclear terror & claustrophobic atmospheres, the most shattered and confusing horrorvision since Bo Diddley dropped the duct taped warhead on all humans in 2024.” We Will Fail is a project by Aleksandra Grünholz; her main focus is rhythm, engendering associations with techno and club music.

Berghain / Panorama Bar / Am Wriezener Bahnhof , 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info


21.00 Shameless Limitless: An Evening With Sean Nicholas Savage @ Loophole

WHY: Get more intimate than ever with your favorite balladeer Sean Nicholas Savage this Thursday at Loophole, where he will perform solo with his new and old hits. As Sean puts it, “this could be the best time you ever had, this could be the highest day of your life”!

Loophole / Boddinstr. 60, 12053 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / more info


FRIDAY 13.05

20.00 Omar Souleyman @ Kesselhaus

WHY: Omar Souleyman comes to Kesselhaus this May for an exclusive German concert. The Syrian singer, who has made a name for himself in the Western music world with remixes for Björk, has made over 500 records to date – the majority of them gifts for the new couples at the wedding parties he performs. His new record, “Bahdemi Nami”, is co-produced by Modeselektor and was released in 2015 through Monkeytown Records.  The profits of the concert will be donated to the organization "Doctors without Borders" to offer Syrian refugees direct medical care.

Kesselhaus / Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin, U Eberswalder Str. / more info


21.00 Wet Floor & Cosmic Dust @ ACUD MACHT NEU

WHY: Wet Floor & Cosmic Dust is O Tannenbaum’s club night at ACUD Club with electronic music ranging from experimental electronic music to wave, house, techno, electro and everything in between. Cosmic Dust focusses on atmosphere and experiment, Wet Floor is all about the dance floor. If you want to support the new O Tannenbaum space, donate to the Crowdfund Campaign ‘Make Tannenbaum Soundproof’; online, or 13th at ACUD.

ACUD MACHT NEU / Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / more info


MONDAY 16.05

20.00 Torstraßen Festival SF 16 Warm-Up #3: The Seth Bogart Show (US / Hunx and His Punx / Burger Records) + Miserable Lesbains @ Privatclub

WHY: Torstraßen Festival, Powerline Agency and Shameless/Limitless are teaming up for the upcoming festival's warm-up gig, presenting weirdo ripper Seth Bogart (aka Hunx And His Punx) and THE SETH BOGART SHOW. Support comes in the form of Miserable Lesbians, a stoner garage project of 19 year California transplant Lafayette Vanderkin-Jus.

Privatclub / Skalitzer Str. 85-86, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / more info 



20.00 Certain People Festival @ Berghain

WHY: “Certain People” (in reference to a song by Morrissey) highlights artists outside the pop mainstream, and puts great attention to musical discoveries. Launched in 2011, Certain People is now five years old, and will celebrate accordingly with a two-day mini festival, with three live acts each day; Tourist, Roy Woods & Sau Poler on May 17th, and 18+, Cakes da Killa & Kero Kero Bonito on the 18th.

Berghain / Am Wriezener Bahnhof , 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info



21.00 You Don't Really Know Me: Kepler @ Monarch

WHY: Next one to reveal her music tastes and guilty pleasures at YDRKM is Alex Dröner, who has been a fixture on the Berlin club circuit for years, whether behind the decks, promoting shows, or as a contributing editor for a number of magazines. When she's not with her partner in grime, she's repping the Sick Girls in-yo-face agenda as Kepler.

Monarch / Skalitzer Str. 134 (1st floor), 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info

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