Music Tips 19.07 - 01.08

Save weekends for festivals and mid-week evenings for mid-tempo gigs.

And come back soon for our ticket giveaways!



21.00 Ambient, Non Ambient @ Aether

WHY: Aether's mid-week music night welcomes Davide Luciani, ambient and textural noise lover who will play a mixture of live set/ DJ, and bring along his current favourite vinyls. Davide is a multidisciplinary creative working as a graphic designer, art director, sound & visual maker. His works and collaborations have been hosted by festivals and venues such as Berlin Atonal, A l’Arme! Festival, Zacheta National Gallery, CTM, Cannes Festival, and many others.

Aether / Pannierstr. 56, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / free entry / more info



21.00 Mechatok @ Monarch

WHY: The young Timur Tokdemir aka Mechatok is fairly new on the German scene, but already praised for his distinct sound. A classical trained guitarist, Mechatok’s sound balances an ingrained sense of melody with an inclination towards the rougher sides of the dance music spectrum. This is apparent in his mix works for The Astral Plane and Tank Magazine – efforts that blend southern rap music, lo-fi house edits, gqom and dancehall on top of his own harp and hymn-focused instrumentals.

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



21.00 Tresor 25 Years Festival @ Tresor / Kraftwerk / OHM

WHY:  In honor of its 25 year jubilee celebrations, Tresor will be hosting their first ever festival. In three nights, all three venues of the former powerplant will bring together some of the most prominent names who contributed to the elevation of  Berlin's techno institution; an all-star program of Detroit originators, mixed with a selection of the most influential figures of the club and label’s history. The festivities begin on Thursday at Kraftwerk and OHM, with Arpanet (live), Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald,  Helena Hauff, and many more. 

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



18.00 Krake Festival @ Urban Spree / Suicide Circus / Griessmühle

WHY: KRAKE Festival, hosted by Berlin's Killekill label, is an annual festival for challenging electronic music mimicking the vision and creativity of the label. This will be the sixth year the festival will take place, bigger than ever, spanning over five days. Starting on Wednesday with concerts and exhibitions at Urban Spree; stretching into big Friday techno night at Suicide Circus, and followed by a massive Saturday to Sunday event hosted at Griessmühle, complete with a label boutique featuring labels represented during the entire week.

Various locations / ongoing until 31.07 / more info


20.00 A L’ARME! Festival @ Berghain / Radialsystem V

WHY: Four days of powerful sound performances & metaphysical journeys in contemporary experimental music – avant-garde jazz, free improvisation, psychedelic folk, drone, dark ambient, avant-garde pop and noise – with over sixty international artists from ten nations, at two atmospheric venues + one festival garden down by the river with low tech food & drinks, equals a unique festival for a challenging experience.

Berghain / Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof – S+U Warschauer Str. // Radialsystem V / Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof / ongoing until 30.07 / more info



21.00 Shameless/Limitless: Infinite Bisous / Sad Eyes / Alex Cameron (DJ) @ Loophole

WHY: Another Shameless Limitless episode at Loophole coming up; featuring live shows by Infinite Bisous (ocassional Mac DeMarco and Connan Mockasin band member), Sad Eyes (Tasty Morsels label co-chair), and Alex Cameron killing the silence with MP3s before, between and after.

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


FRIDAY 29.07

20.00 Alif @ Kantine am Berghain

WHY: Alif is the collective sound of five musicians at the forefront of independent music in the Arab world. Conceived in 2012, Alif features Khyam Allami (oud), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (vocals and buzuq), Bashar Farran (bass), Maurice Louca (keys and electronics), and Khaled Yassine(drums and percussion). Both Maurice Louca and Kyham Allami’s previous CTM appearances – with the Dwarfs of East Agouza and supporting Sunn O))) – suggest an evening of high intensity and contrasts. Their self-produced debut, „Aynama-Rtama“, traces a complex labyrinth of genres, sounds, and emotions, rendered as a unique postcard of the rollercoaster ride of its time.

Kantine am Berghain / AmWriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info


21.00 YO! SISSY Music Festival Berlin @ Musik & Frieden / Postbahnhof

WHY: Over the last weekend of July, YO! SISSY, Berlin's international queer music festival will transform tvo venues into a wonderland of body-shaking performance. The theme for this year's edition is DANCE TOGETHER. Join in a celebration of music, dance, and performance with Mykki Blanco, Le1f, Kablam, Easter, and many more.

Musik & Frieden / Falckensteinstr. 48, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor // Postbahnhof / Straße der Pariser Kommune 8 10243 Berlin, S Ostbahnhof / more info

Berlin Independents Guide is an artist run communications platform. The exhibition guide comes out every two months and is distributed for free in project spaces, galleries, institutions, and bookstores. Listings are accepted from project spaces, galleries, art institutes and art related venues in Berlin.
For more information and prices have a look here.
info(at) - Postal address: BPIGS at Blogfabrik, Oranienstrasse 185, 10999 Berlin / Respect the environment, please do NOT send printed invitations or posters.