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Jan 5, 2017 11:30 AM , , , , Music & nightlife 18 Comments

For our first issue of 2017, we take a trip back to the tumultuous-yet-sexy Weimar years and ask: Are we re-living them now? Plus an investigation into Berlin's overloaded refugee housing system and much more, on a newsstand near you! more

Jan 2, 2017 12:00 PM

While we were distracted by football in 2014, artists in Burkino Faso were starting a political revolution ... and it worked! This art is the focus of Sleepless Nights: Burkina Faso Between Culture And Revolution on Nov 15-19 at HAU. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:20 PM Stage

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Things go bump in the night on any given Berlin weekend, but you can't beat Halloween for that added bit of spooky frisson. From gays to ghouls to pumpkin carving in Dahlem, here's what to do and where to go. more

Oct 25, 2016 3:00 PM Going out 1 Comments

Ready to get out of Berlin for a weekend festival? We've rounded up the best of this summer's from reggae to opera. more

Jul 8, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Fourteen years of Exberliner! It's been a sweet ride and we're looking forward to a bright future! So if you're as excited as we are about our baby's 150th issue, come celebrate with us to the sweet tunes of Italo-pop duo Itaca. Plus free karoake! more

Jun 13, 2016 11:45 AM Culture

Post-punk threesome Plattenbau construct their quadratic sounds at Torstraßen Festival on June 4. They'll be sharing the spotlight at our Exberliner stage with Piss, Bannerman, and the Neukölln Country Club. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:39 AM Music & nightlife

Heads up to club kids on the cutting edge! Summer time is here (sporadically) and with that, what better time to investigate Weyde3's brand new patio opening May 20. Hot or not? Be the first to decide this weekend! more

May 18, 2016 5:00 PM Music & nightlife

Think jazz is old and bourgie? Think again. XJazz Festival (May 4-8) tests the limits of its genre by packing local artists, 10 venues and tons of music into five days. Check out our highlights. more

May 3, 2016 4:00 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Everyone’s favourite Franco-German liaison Stereo Total takes over Lido for a threesome with new album "Les Hormones" April 20, 24 and 25. more

Apr 14, 2016 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

Just a few weeks before Berlin’s abundance of open-air shenanigans lures the vampiric winter club crowd towards sunnier pastures, showery April is packed with indoor festivals of all genres. more

Mar 31, 2016 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

Is Kotti out of control? We take a look at the wave of drugs, violence, pickpocketing and gentrification hitting Kreuzberg's most loved/hated Kiez. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Tonight, on super-short notice, shouty and literate Manchester post-punkers The Fall play their first Berlin gig in six years. We spoke to their legendary frontman in advance of his show at White Trash Fast Food. more

Mar 12, 2016 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. It's been six years since Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have produced a joint outfit as Underworld, but now they're back with “Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future”. Hyde talks his creative romance before the show at C-Halle on Mar 17. more

Mar 11, 2016 3:20 PM Music & nightlife

The experimental electronic musician and Wohnzimmerszene founder is a Berlinerin seeing the post-Mauerfall Berlin of the 1990s morph into something new. See her alongside Julia Kent at Roter Salon on Mar 7. more

Mar 2, 2016 12:50 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW: With ethereal singing layered over simple but richly textured electro melodies, Jaakko Eino Kalevi's dreamy synth pop is anything but synthetic. The Finn plays at Kantine am Berghain on February 23. more

Feb 19, 2016 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

Claus Guth's production of the opera “Turn of the Screw” has a decidedly David Lynch-ian flair to it. But opera's not the only thing in Berlin with the touch of the “Twin Peaks” mastermind. more

Feb 18, 2016 5:00 PM Stage

Whether you're looking for a retreat from the lines and crowds of the Berlinale or you're just a film soundtrack lover, experience film music live with these events! more

Feb 12, 2016 1:10 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Hatsune Miku is one of many successful pop stars in Japan, and the first that started out as a software. This highly advanced teen girl hologram is performing at HKW as part of Transmediale/CTM Feb 5-6 at 21:30. more

Feb 3, 2016 2:10 PM Stage

INTERVIEW: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini take on “New Geographies” in this year’s CTM festival, happening across Berlin Jan 29-Feb 7. With 100-plus artists, panels, workshops and installations, there's lots to explore. more

Jan 28, 2016 2:20 PM Music & nightlife

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