From a burlesque techno soiree, to a washing machine gig, to an indie block party; all weird areas are covered in our newest biweekly tips. Stay tuned for the goodies -- ticket giveaway coming up!
22.00 The House of Red Doors #3 @ Zur Wilden Renate
WHY: Bad Bruises welcome you back into The House of Red Doors. Try the party formula that is bringing back some of the creativity and chaos of old Berlin. Explore secret areas and hidden delights, performance artists and musicians, installations, shows, and exhibitions of erotic art and photography.
Zur Wilden Renate / Alt-Stralau 70, 10245 Berlin, S Ostkreuz / more info
19.00 Schneider TM and Pani K @ Spektrum
WHY: This May at Spektrum in Neukölln Schneider TM will give a exclusive premiere performance of his piece Mobilee which was released on Kompakt records last year. Visual accompaniment will come from Pani K so this is sure to be an audio-visual feast for the senses.
Spektrum / Bürknerstraße 12,12047 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / more info
20.00 KONTRAKLANG: Ensemble Adapter & defunensemble @ Heimathafen Neukölln
WHY: KONTRAKLANG presents the collaboration between two experimental new music ensembles. With their genre expanding working methods, Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) and defunensemble (Helsinki) are at present considered among the most active protagonists within the German-Scandinavian contemporary music scene.
Heimathafen Neukölln / Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin, U Karl-Marx-Straße / more info
21.00 Geneva Jacuzzi + Bobbypin @ Westgermany
WHY: Shameless/Limitless & No Fear of Pop are throwing an electro pop party this Saturday at Westgermany. Geneva Jacuzzi is a visual artist, musician, composer, and playwright making synth-driven bedroom pop recordings. Bobbypin is the pop project of Alana Marta DeVito; early electronic/synth and classic & experimental pop arrangements topped with sparkle & haze.
Westgermany / Skalitzer Str. 133, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info
19.00 Robert Lippok + Grischa Lichtenberger @ Roter Salon
WHY: Shortly after they appearance at Raster-Noton´s massive 20th anniversary show at Berghain, Grischa Lichtenberger and Robert Lippok join forces to perform a unique concert at Roter Salon. Reducing elements to Strobe light, Fog and Frequencies.
Roter Salon (Volksbühne) / Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info
20.00 Matmos + Klara Lewis @ Berghain
WHY: Matmos are taking the Berghain stage to present their new album, „Ultimate Care II“, based on sonic explorations with a washing machine. Opening the night is ascendent Swedish composer Klara Lewis, appearing in support of her upcoming May release on Editions Mego, „Too“.
Berghain / Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info
14.00 Torstraßen Festival @ Various locations
WHY: One of Berlin's nicest festivals returns with two days of music in various venues in and around the lively Torstrasse. Your favorite cafés, shops, bars, and some unlikely spots in Mitte will become a stage with a current leftfield and cross-genre soundtrack, presenting musicians such as Alex Cameron, Asbjørn, DJ Paypal, Easter, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Plattenbau, White Lung, and many more. Discover new talent and explore the best of Berlin’s music scene and beyond.
Various locations / more info