Music Tips 27.04 - 09.05

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Concerts & parties to spend your nights at when the galleries go to sleep, and to keep the festival going when the Mayday streets are cleaned.

PS. Ticket giveaway coming up - keep checking our homepage in the following days.



18.00 Find Yourself A City To Live In @ CIEE Global Institute Berlin

WHY: “Find Yourself A City To Live In” gathers artists, performers, international students to open dialog and explore co-creative connections between Berlin and other cities worldwide. It is a mixed micro-festival evening of moderated panel discussions, workshops and live performance that celebrates transnational and translocal collaboration and creativity in Berlin. Featured musicians: Susie Asado & The Burning Hell.

CIEE Global Institute Berlin / Gneisenaustr. 27, 10119 Berlin, U Gneisenaustr. / free entry / more info


FRIDAY 29.04

19.00 20 Years of Raster Noton @ Berghain / Panorama Bar / Halle am Berghain

WHY: On the occasion of it’s 20th anniversary, raster-noton curates a concert & party night with 15 live acts and DJs retracing the label's sounds from the past two decades. The opening concert will take place at Berghain from 19 till 00h with Atom™, Dasha Rush, Emptyset and Grischa Lichtenberger, followed by the party with Alva Noto, Byetone, Kangding Ray, Kyoka, Donnacha Costello & Marcel Dettmann in Berghain, and Credit 00, Magda & Nastia in Panorama Bar.
Concurrenty, Halle am Berghain will host the installation „white circle“ on April 28th, 29th and 30th, from 14h to 21h. ‘white circle’ is an acoustic-architectural space designed as an audiovisual installation, for which Alva Noto, Byetone, Frank Bretschneider and Kangding Ray were invited to develop and contribute an exclusive composition.

Berghain / Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S+U Warschauer Str. / more info: concert & party / installation



21.00 Hören : Decession @ Volksbühne

WHY: On Saturday night, influential figures of the Berlin-based electro-pop / avant-garde take over the Volksbühne. At the Main Stage, Roter Salon and different foyers, new and exclusive multimedia works by Amnesia Scanner & Vincent De Belleval, Bill Kouligas & Spiros Hadjidjanos, M.E.S.H. & Michael Guidetti, Physical Therapy & Florian Ludwig, TCF, and Claire Tolan will be presented. The aftershow party in Roter Salon hosts two of the most promising young DJ talents in Berlin: mobilegirl and Why Be.

Volksbühne / Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info


MONDAY 02.05

20.30 Shameless/Limitless: Promise Keeper + Bobbypin (ex TOPS) @ Loophole

WHY: Googling „Promise Keeper“ will likely lead you to pages dedicated to a Christian organisation for men. As this is clearly not what you were looking for (or if it is we do not judge) we would suggest to skip the research and go see the London-based musician peforming his „suprise pop“ live. Bobbypin is the pop project of Alana Marta DeVito; early electronic/synth next to classic & experimental pop arrangements topped with sparkle & haze. For this wonderful double gig we will be giving away free tickets, so keep checking our www in the following days.

Loophole / Boddinstrasse 60, 12053 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / more info



20.00 Kometenmelodien: Gaika + Ben Jackson + DREEA @ Kantine am Berghain

WHY: Gaika converts the hyper-real urban chaos of London into glitchy, otherworldly collages; his combinations of grime and garage with dancehall, hip-hop, and R&B are set against a gothic, fetishistic, streetwear-oriented visual aesthetic. Ben Jackson takes rhythmic structures from the bass/ trap/ footwork/ ballroom continuum and brings them into unfamiliar emotional territory. DJ, artist and writer DREEA rounds  up the evening with selection of adventurous rugged styles of music.

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



20.00 XJAZZ @ Various locations

WHY: XJAZZ is not-only-jazz festival presenting bands and projects that differ in style but have a common connection with Berlin, and hosting them in venues varying from a church to a nightclub. You will likely find a gig that suits your taste, but our suggestion is to try out a random pick; the selection is pretty much fail-safe.

Various locations / ongoing until 08.05 / more info



20.30 Ghost Tape XI @ Uferstudios

WHY: gamut inc, run by Marion Wörle and Maciej Sledziecki, present the restage of their first music theatre piece, „Ghost TapeXI“. In „Ghost TapeXI“, Marion and Maciej let the sound-shadows talk. They speak about the dark side of music distribution in which science, belief, conspiration and speculation enmesh to a grotesque spectacle. About the bipolar nature of sirens. And finally about what Doris Day has in common with the atomic bomb.

Uferstudios, Studio 14 / Uferstr. 8/23, 13357 Berlin, U Pankstr. / more info



21.00 OXYT – Under the Warehouse

WHY: An echt Berlin setting: two bunker-tunnels, arches and a maze of underground pathways are forming the scenery of the next OXYT. Discover one of the last of such hidden, literally underground venues, hosting a party with Distant Echoes (Dystopian), Edward (Giegling), Shall Ocin (Ellum), Somne (Nonplus / Life And Death), and Dasha Redkina (Arma17). Additionally, OXYT sets up a one-night art exhibition, „Sound Is A Brain Illusion“, which fuses contemporary art, photography, visuals and lights.

Greifswalderstr. 23a, M4 Hufelandstr. / more info

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