Glasgow-based band Two Wings covers a wide range of musical ground, from psychedalia to soul to folk rock. Accompanied by Susanna Berivan (Leipzig/Berlin) playing weird folk/blues tunes, and DJ ixelonkoordinate (Berlin). more »

Scattering good vibes in every direction are DJs Lakuti, Laura Clock & Will Cream, LeFeu and the Boo Hoo team with everything from R&B to booty to house to melted plastic pop, plus a live set from Ben Jackson. more »

Psyched-out music joint

Hippies in Friedrichshain? Two French expats with a penchant for psychedelic decor bring the groovy with new bar Sic – Pferde Saft on Müggelstr. Aside from a full nightly programme, there's also the actual "Pferdesaft", their own special concoction. more »

Mar 23, 2015 12:15 PM The Best of Berlin

One more knight

The band CAN, Krautrock greats from the swinging 60s, defied musical norms and helped found a new generation of sound. Last month, the French government gave its former keyboardist, Irmin Schmidt, a knighthood. more »

Mar 23, 2015 12:00 PM , Music & nightlife

Performing her latest work "J’ai plus de souvenirs que" (I've got more memories than) the acoustic harpist, along with her multi-instrumentalist band, move between improvisation, contemporary composition, noise music and advanced pop. more »

Maerzmusik: Liquid Ictus

Maerzmusik (Mar 20-29), the avant-classical festival featuring cutting-edge concerts, films, and multi-disciplinary performances, returns this Fri. Ensemble Ictus opens with their multi-stage "Liquid Room" show at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Mar 16, 2015 1:45 PM Stage

French music fest Villette Sonique collaborates with artist/producer collective Mu and Urban Spree for this showcase of sound from France and Berlin – including drone, techno, experimental, electro and punk. more »

A glittering evening, which blurs the boundaries between genders. Examining the man as the most unglamorous figure of pop along with hetrosexual flamboyance and rapper Black Cracker negotiating his experiences as a transgender man + aftershow party. more »

Local craft brewers Bierfabrik are celebrating the release of their new beer, Rummelsnuffs Kraftbock (an Eisbock beer with 10% alcohol), with a long night of techno, rock, and even Hungarian tunes. more »

In preparation for St. Patty's Day: a screening of a forgotten 1922 Irish silent film, never before seen in Germany. Already showed at MoMa New York and the Barbican London, this rollicking comedy features a live, improvised sountrack. more »

Citing David Lynch, Godard and Fellini as inspirations, Finnish music legends Jori Hulkkonen (of Sin Cos Tan) and Jimi Tenor have created a new sci-fi epic. They perform the soundtrack live at each screening. more »

The California firework and girl-kisser brings teenage dreams to probably the only place that could contain her ample talents: O2 World. View her through a Prism along with opening act Charlie XCX. more »

Expat rap

While most mainstream Berlin hip hop consists of posturing ‘gangsta’ rap from the likes of Bushido, there’s a surprisingly lively underground of new rappers on the block. Even more unusual for hip hop in Germany is the fact that they’re black. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

Berlin videos: Berlin bandstand

Berlin finally gets its music show for the Youtube age: The One-Hit Parade. Catch performances and interviews from some of Exberliner's favourite acts in Martin Hossbach's new video series – streaming online now! more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Personal pitch: Panda Bear

INTERVIEW. Animal Collective's Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear surpasses mere beat manipulation as he tours his fifth solo release, the Sonic Boom-produced Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. He plays Berghain on Tue, Mar 10. more »

Mar 6, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Berlin-based band Mute Swimmer (acerbic lyrics, unconventional vocals) and American solo act Emperor X (think Mountain Goats, super pared-down) team up for a night of folk/rock. more »


INTERVIEW. Founded by Berliner/New Yorker pair Jonathan Jarzyna and JJ Weihl, Berlin band Fenster has only been playing together for a few years, but they've already been signed by Morr Music and released a second album in 2014. more »

Mar 5, 2015 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

Hosted by drag diva Anita Drink, with performances by crazy-sexy duo Choke Dash and Eat Lipstick's The Shredder as DJ, this night at Kaffee Burger is sure to be a wild one. more »

A few questions for... Father John Misty

J. Tillman metamorphosed into a shamanic lothario for 2012’s masterful "Fear Fun", his first release as Father John Misty. With "I Love You, Honeybear", commercial success seems a given. See for yourself at Heimathafen on Saturday, March 7. more »

Mar 4, 2015 11:30 AM Music & nightlife


Screw art – go sports! Why are athletes Berlin's real heroes? Find out in our March issue, where we tell you all about Berlin's top sports personalities, teams, controversies, social programmes and weird workouts. On newsstands now! more »

Mar 2, 2015 11:15 AM Features