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The friendly Melbourne foursome bring their new Merge Records album Rage Anxiety to Berghain Kantine. Berliner indie-rock band Milwalkie open. more »

Electro-synthie-pop? Or hypno-indie-tronica? Whatever you want to call it, Man Without Country are blending genres with recognizable melodies and pretty vocals, and they've released a hypnotic new album, "Maximum Entropy." more »

Eurovision: Where to sing along

This Saturday, May 23, TV sets, laptops and tablets across Europe will be looking towards Vienna for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest finals. But watching it alone is no fun. Here are our tips for where to watch the big game! more »

May 19, 2015 4:00 PM Music & nightlife

Australian DJ Cherokee and German designer Berlina Pflanze are launching their music-fashion label SOULFASHION. Come listen to music, scope out the designs, and sip cocktails named after the hostesses. more »

A few questions for...The Soft Moon

Now The Soft Moon, Luis Vasquez had considered giving up on music when Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper found his demos while surfing Myspace. He’ll be proclaiming “We are We” to his fellow Berliners at Schwuz on Tue, May 19. more »

May 15, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Stage to screen and back: Yasmine Hamdan

During her spotlighted singing in Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of bohemians as vampires, Yasmine Hamdan’s smoky eyes outacted Tilda Swinton. You’ll be just as mesmerised when she takes the stage at Lido on Tue, May 19. more »

May 13, 2015 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

Expatriach: The next Generations

Expatriarch is back with more Generations, a four-night series in which established Berlin artists take emerging ones under their wing, starting with Aérea Negrot and Longopus. Watch their interview here and then join them on May 15 at Schwuz. more »

May 12, 2015 12:45 PM Music & nightlife

A miscommunication in conversation sparked musical artist and poet Sandra Sarala to write "Looking for Lago di Lecco," a book that explores suffering, death, and all kinds of love. There will be a special performance at the launch party. more »

The introspective NY antifolkstress (and CocoRosie and Jeffrey Lewis collaborator) plays Ausland for the second year running, this time with the support of Troy Mighty aka Dead Western. more »

Toronto- and London-based singer, songwriter and producer Lowell just released We Loved Her Dearly, a debut album of infectious, adventurous pop. She'll be playing Berghain Kantine with Canada-born, Berlin-based Emma Czerny, aka Magic Island. more »

Don't Underestimate My Pussy returns for a second time with a party that promises twisted weirdness from dark room-dance floor to sex at the bar. DJs include DJ Melissa, House of Dupree, AM.MA, and Lady Blacktronika. more »

Hijackin' is back at Ritterbutzke with a new line-up of house DJs and live performances including the Berlin debuts of Zurich's Washerman and Neue Grafik from Paris. more »

B Movie at Lichtblick Kino documenting the creative and crazy 1980s West Berlin. more »

Hot Chip is out with their new album Why Make Sense? a few days before their show at Heimathafen. more »

The weird, addictive synth/psych/techno/punk sound of Oakland’s Soft Moon gets even darker – and more digital – on new album Deeper. more »

Perhaps best known for his 1990s albums Smokers Delight and Carboot Soul, the British DJ and electronic composer George Evelyn keeps reinventing new styles and now gives the Berliners a chance to see for themselves. more »

With acts such as DJs Mo'Kolours and Jazzanova this years three day XJazz Festival is much more than "just jazzy". more »

British artist Laura Marling released her fifth album in March, and is now brings her folk music to Berlin with support from fellow singer-songwriter American Gill Laundry. more »