Music Tips 30.09 - 13.10

Everyone in this city will obviously queue this Sunday for Berghain to eat ice-cream naked with Claire Danes, but don't forget that Berlin is AWESOME for so many other things, every day in the week. Speaking of awesome, allow us to remind you how much we love giving away guestlist spots for  the concerts / parties listed in our tips -- follow us on facebook for your chance to win.


18.00 Refuge with Fred P, Objekt, Palms Trax, Barker & Baumecker... @ About Blank

WHY: A great party with an even better cause – About Blank is  hosting a fundraiser party in aid of Berlin-based refugee groups. All proceeds from the event will go to Moabit hilft!, and Rathaus Wilmersdorf - charities and shelters in Berlin working to provide support for refugees. Those attending the event are also encouraged to donate urgently needed items upon entry to the club, including winter clothes, shoes, toys and toiletries.

About Blank / Markgrafendamm 24, 10245 Berlin, S Ostkreuz / more info


22.00 Zebra Katz x Leila + Suicideyear + Ghettozoid & Criese (b2b) @ OHM Berlin

WHY: The brand new collaboration between Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and hip hop raconteur Zebra Katz and Warp signed DJ, artist and producer Leila has recently set the internet alight. Their first EP, “Nu Renegade”, is a dark and powerful compilation that layers growling rap lyrics over trap and bass inspired electronica. Joining them at Ohm will be Suicideyear who was recently touted as “arguably the year’s most influential producer without a major label placement” by Fader Magazine.

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



22.00 Grand Jete @ OHM Berlin

WHY: Grand Jete music series hosts this time live show by Kyoka, a musician/composer known for her chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy-rough sound, resulting in a broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms. In addition to the live show, expect DJ set by Ultraviolett whose styles vary from glitch, detroit beatdown, raw house to bouncy acidish brighton techno and bass music. Video projections by Carolin Brandl.

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


FRIDAY 02.10

23.00 Laurel Halo album release show @ OHM Berlin


WHY: Laurel Halo is releasing a new double ep on Honest Jon’s records, out on September 28th, called “In Situ”. Album release party will take place at OHM, with a live set by Laurel Halo, alongside a specially curated line up she has done just for the night, including sets by Mo Probs, JM Moser and Sarah Miles.

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



20.00 Kiezsalon w/ Tomaga + Grischa Lichtenberger  @ Musikbrauerei

WHY: From April till October  the Kiezsalon was an interface between pop music and avant-garde, presenting compact performances by artists from diverse genres, origin and popularity. This Saturday one of the last Kiezsalon evenings will take place with live acts by Tomaga and Grischa Lichtenberger. Before and after: special performances by Plants and empire, and Construction Sounds by Schneider TM with Tomoko Nakasato.

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


SUNDAY 04.10

20.00 Oval @ Roter Salon

WHY: Markus Popp aka Oval returns to the Volksbühne’s Roter Salon for a live show. A pioneer of of glitch and clicks & cuts, he continues to be one of the most prolific and influential forces in contemporary electronic music, with an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy. Save your Sunday evening for this inspiring gig.

Roter Salon (Volksbühne) / Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info


MONDAY 05.10

21.00 Destruction Unit + DIÄT @ Bei Ruth

WHY: Destruction Unit is the loudest, darkest, intertwined-test live band to probably ever be associated with rocknroll-garage-Jay Reatard-kinda punk. Their new album is called "Negative Feedback Resistor" and was yet again released on Sacred Bones Records. DIÄT is Australian/German coldpunkcore band based in Berlin. Their shows are said to be impossibly energetic - hence the title of their newly released album, "Positive Energy", on Berlin-based label Adagio830.

Bei Ruth / Ziegrastrasse 11-13 (3rd floor), 12057 Berlin, S Sonnenallee / more info



20.00 Ja Ja Ja Berlin presents Astrid S + First Hate + Manna @ FluxBau

WHY: After a successful return from the summer break and the 7th sold out show in a row, the newest Ja Ja Ja Berlin edition will take place on October 8th at FluxBau. As always, there is a lot of fresh new Nordic music to discover. This time with new Norwegian pop sensation Astrid S, Danish synth pop duo First Hate, and Finnish chanteuse Manna.

FluxBau / Pfuelstr. 5, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / more info


SUNDAY 11.10

20.00 Barbara Morgenstern @ Roter Salon

WHY: As a record release party for her brand new album, “Doppelstern”, Barbara Morgenstern will give another intimate and enthusiastically charged live performances at the Roter Salon, where she will be joined on stage by many of her collaborators including Coppé, Gudrun Gut, T.Raumschmiere, Lucrecia Dalt, Tonia Reeh and Richard Davis.

Roter Salon (Volksbühne) / Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz / more info



20.00 CocoRosie @ Columbia Theater Berlin


WHY: Coco Rosie are back with the brand new album titled "Heartache City". Their sixth album is made with minimal equipment, old-fashioned toys and almost antique instruments, resulting in a sound similar to their musical beginnings and filled with nostalgic poetry. One of their exclusive three release shows in Europe will take place at the Columbia Theater Berlin. The tickets are selling fast, so make sure to grab yours on time.

Columbia Theater Berlin / Columbiadamm 9-11, 10965 Berlin, U Platz der Luftbrücke / more info

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