Music Tips 12.04 - 25.04

"Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song, and there's always music in the air..."

Music tips for music lovers + goodies for the lucky ones.

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20.00 Male Gaze + Zentralheizung of Death @ Urban Spree

WHY: Matt Jones' new band Male Gaze is a meltdown of UK postpunk, like an aftertaste of Joy Division or The Cure entangled with a knife sharp cut-wound by garage rock like Ty Segall or Thee Oh Sees. For ZHOD this is the homecoming show from their homestaying tour. Say hello to a new set of „some sort of freaked-out-happy-garage or some may call it ex-heavy-surf or we call it bloke-rock or top-lad-folk“.

Urban Spree / Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info


FRIDAY 15.04

20.00 Xiu Xiu plays the music of Twin Peaks @ Silent Green


WHY: There is no more apt a group to perform Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch’s unmistakeable score for Lynch’s utterly seminal Twin Peaks TV series than Jamie Stewart’s Xiu Xiu. Commissioned to perform the work at “David Lynch: Between Two Worlds“, an exhibition and retrospective co-curated by Lynch in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Xiu Xiu will bring this very special homage to a select set of European stages, as performed by Stewart, Shayna Dunkelman. and Angela Seo.

Silent Green Kulturquartier / Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin, S+U Wedding / more info



20.00 Kiezsalon opening w/ Christina Vantzou & John Bence @ Musikbrauerei

WHY: From April until October, the Kiezsalon will once again offer a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between pop music and avantgarde, the series presents compact performances by artists from diverse genres, origin and popularity. The Opening Salon this Saturday presents Christina Vantzou (performing as trio with Margaret Hermant and Beatrijs De Klerck), John Bence, and Dis Fig.

Musikbrauerei / Greifswalder Strasse 23a, 10407 Berlin, M4 Hufelandstr. / more info


SUNDAY 17.04

20.00 Kontraklang w/ UMLAUT and STOCK11 @ Heimathafen Neukölln

WHY: After a four-month break, the Kontraklang series opens in 2016 with a concert evening entirely dedicated to collective artistic ideas. With the two composer-performer-collectives, UMLAUT and STOCK11, the organizers have invited two of the most prolific and artistically unflinching groups of protagonists on the experimental music scene.

Heimathafen Neukölln / Karl-Marx-Str. 141, 12043 Berlin, U Karl-Marx-Str. / more info



20.00 You Don't Really Know Me: Why Be + Lil Internet @ Monarch

WHY: The April edition of "You Don't Really Know Me" is dedicated to the obscure tastes and guilty pleasures of Why Be (aka Tobias Lee). Lee's sound defies easy compartmentalization. He is as likely to draw on ballroom and rap as instrumental grime, but it's his radically singular approach to putting it all together that makes him so exciting.  Host for this evening is Lil Internet, who has produced for Azealia Banks, and is now in Berlin doing videos and creative direction for Boys Noize and writing for Texte Zur Kunst.

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



19.00 Technosphärenklänge @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt


WHY: The second edition of Technosphärenklänge takes a look at the electrifying interconnections of music, mathematics and technology. This time presented are performances by John Chowning & Mark Fell, Andrey Smirnov, Marcus Schmickler & Carsten Goertz, and Gamut Inc. Following the concert night, the artists return to HKW the next day for a session of talks & presentations surrounding their artistic research and practice. On both days, "The Sound of the Waves", installation by the sound artist Yuri Suzuki, runs in the foyer of HKW from 17 till 22h.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt /John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100 / more info


SUNDAY 24.04

19.00 AMBIQ special set w/ Ricardo Villalobos @ Radialsystem V

WHY: The genre-bending AMBIQ trio (Max Loderbauer, Claudio Puntin, Samuel Rohrer) and the legendary techno DJ/producer Ricardo Villalobos will join forces at Radialsystem V for an hour and a half of improvisational explorations. This live pairing promises to be a synthesis of deep, cycling grooves with the conversational and fluid ‘chamber music’ dynamics that AMBIQ have already mastered over the space of their first two LPs.

Radialsystem V / Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof / more info 


MONDAY 25.04

20.00 Mission of Burma @ Bi Nuu

WHY: One of the greatest, most influential, and most genre-defining post punk bands are paying a visit to Berlin for a live show at Bi Nuu. Their last album's release date is back in 2012, so there won't be any brand new unheard stuff, but rather a hit parade which we dearly look forward to. Rats on Rafts, a younger post punk generation coming from Rotterdam will play support.

Bi Nuu / Im Schlesischen Tor, 10997 Berlin / more info

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