Whether you say "Merry Christmas", "Happy Hanukkah" or "Eid Milad Majid", there's something for you in this month's issue: from gifts to Willkommenskultur, euthanasia to climate change, WWII explosives to German husband-hunting. On newsstands now! more »

Nov 30, 2015 3:45 PM Features

Honest John Grant

INTERVIEW: A man as candid and refreshing as his records are, John Grant brings new album “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” to PBHFCLUB Thu, Nov 26. We talked to him about Berlin, his HIV story and what's in a mid-life crisis. more »

Nov 23, 2015 11:15 AM Music & nightlife 1 Comments

Five questions for... Jana Hunter of Lower Dens

Baltimore quartet Lower Dens routinely dazzles the critics with tight-knit tunes and an unfettered originality. Hunter and band bring this year’s Escape from Evil to Bi Nuu on Nov 10. more »

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Say ja to jazz

From David Bowie to Kendrick Lamar, this year's Jazzfest isn't for fuddy-duddies. Read our preview and then catch the fest Nov 5-8 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Indie deathmatch 2015

There's so much indie-emotion going on in November and no way to take it all in. Well, we're here to help you sort through your scheduling crisis by presenting our guide to the month's most heart-wrenching double-bookings. more »

Nov 2, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife


How clean is our beloved Berliner Luft? How safe are GMOs? How far would you go to help a refugee? And how exactly does one have a good time in Schöneberg? These and more pressing questions answered in our November issue, on stands now! more »

Oct 30, 2015 4:45 PM Features

Lars von Trier dogmatics: José González

INTERVIEW. The Swedish-born Argentinian singer-songwriter broke through with revelatory versions of The Knife and Massive Attack, but his approach to recording and politics makes him truly unique. See him in the flesh on Nov 3 at Tempodrom. more »

Oct 28, 2015 12:50 PM Music & nightlife

Five questions for... Rummelsnuff

INTERVIEW. Cult musician Rummelsnuff appears in all his considerable might at Badehaus Szimpla on Oct 22, launching his brand new beer, "Kraftbock". And of course playing a few tunes. more »

Oct 20, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Thomas Fehlmann: Working with humans

From Tresor to The Orb, Thomas Fehlmann has played a key role in Berlin's electronic music scene – but still champions the soul and human touch. In the wake of their new album, Fehlmann and Alex Paterson bring The Orb to Gretchen on Oct 18. more »

Oct 16, 2015 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

Romano: Berlin braids

INTERIEW. That weird guy who's topping all your German friends' Youtube playlists? That's Roman Geike aka Romano. He and his braids have finally broken through with record "Jenseits von Köpenick". Let him klap your Po on Oct 11 at SO36. more »

Oct 6, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife


This month, we take a look at the past, present and future of Jews in Germany's capital. Plus: Is refugee Willkommenskultur all it's cracked up to be? This and much, much more on newsstands now! more »

Sep 30, 2015 4:00 PM 1 Comments

A few questions for... Detlef Diederichsen

For 100 Years of Now, the HKW’s head of music and performing arts put together a programme that combines the German avant-garde, Italian futurism and a post-punk rock opera. F.S.K. and Trümmer bring the noise on Saturday, October 3. more »

Sep 30, 2015 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

Peaches (out)does herself

INTERVIEW. The teaches of Peaches never stop coming. With album "Rub" out September 25, the ur-Berlin expat is set to take on the world once more. Before she's off on tour, we sat down with the electroclash pioneer in her P'Berg stomping grounds. more »

Sep 24, 2015 1:30 PM People

The act of singing

Indonesian musician Tomi Simatupang is on a one-man mission to introduce Germany to an enigmatic song through documentary concert – and in doing so, bring his country’s darkest past to light. Simatupang performs Genjermania on Sep 24, 21:00 at ACUD. more »

Sep 22, 2015 3:15 PM People

Oh boy, oh boy, it's No Joy!

INTERVIEW: With the release of their third album, Jasamine White-Gluz and co. have taken on a more grown-up approach to music and lyrics. The Canadian shoegazers perform on Wed, Sep 23 at Kantine am Berghain. more »

Sep 18, 2015 2:15 PM Music & nightlife

Generations’ next matriarch

Expatriarch’s genre-defying, creatively binding series Generations hands over the reins to established artists, this time queen of Berlin punk Bettina Köster, who in turn presents synth punks P.U.F.F. Don't miss the pairing Fri, Sep 18 at Schwuz. more »

Sep 15, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

Eternal sunset: Molly Nilsson

INTERVIEW. Pop-synth artist Molly Nilsson was musically born and bred in Berlin clubs. She's since matured through six full-length albums and Tue, Sep 15 Berghain hosts the record release party for her most recent album Zenith. more »

Sep 10, 2015 3:30 PM Music & nightlife

Screaming symphonies: Matthias Pintscher

INTERVIEW. Musikfest has been underway for a week already. If you haven't been, Paris-based composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher brings his own composition Mar’eh, a must-see, to the Philharmonie on Sep 12. more »

Sep 8, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

Five questions for... Arnold Kasar

Synthesisers and peeled-back keys, gigs with supermarket shills and krautrock legends; Arnold Kasar's tried it all. He joins Hans-Joachim Roedelius for Lifelines, Thu, Sep 3 at HKW. more »

Aug 31, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife


How do you make an impact from afar? In our September issue, we meet exiles from Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and more who are carrying on their homelands' struggles from Berlin. Plus a chat with Peaches, all the fall festivals and more! more »

Aug 31, 2015 1:15 PM Features