Aoife McKeown

Eight ball, corner pocket. Berlin's newest pool hall, Bata Bar, joins the slim ranks of pubs hosting billiards. And it's reasonably priced to boot. It's getting chilly out there: time to pick an indoor sport? more

Aug 26, 2014 12:30 PM Insider Tips

The Bowie exhibition at Gropius-Bau is still shaking stardust over town. But what about the Germans? Here's how Bowie's legendary stay aided the burgeoning collision of queer and punk in 1970s West Berlin. more

Jun 23, 2014 3:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW. After vagabonding around Tennessee and NYC, Sharon Van Etten's slurred, vulnerable voice finally broke through on 2012’s indiestar-studded Tramp (Jagjaguwar). She’ll be stroking those magic chords at Privatclub on June 2. more

Jun 2, 2014 1:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW: Just off an Oscar nomination for the score to Spike Jonze's Her, former Final Fantasist and Arcade Fire fiddle player Owen Pallett is back with his fourth solo album In Conflict, performing at Volksbühne on Sunday, May 25. more

May 22, 2014 11:00 AM Film


Photo by Matze Hielscher

With Festsaal Kreuzberg's role as central music hub of Kottbusser Tor going up in smoke last July, the Berlin music scene has felt the loss. And poured in the support. The future of the venue may be uncertain, but optimism survives. more

Apr 24, 2014 12:30 PM Concerts & Parties

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