The jam-happy Italian psych-folkers with the unwieldly name return to Berlin from the hills of Verona. NY/Venice duo Dizzy Ride opens. more »

Queering it big time

Peaches, The Hidden Cameras, Cakes da Killa, Christeene... these are just a few of the names thrown together for the first Yo! Sissy queer music festival that hits Berlin July 24-26 at Schwuz, Neue Heimat and SO36 respectively. more »

Jul 23, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

Expatriarch Generations: Join hands

Generations, the four-night series in which established Berlin artists take emerging ones under their wing, is back for round two with Christiane Rösinger and Normal Love. Don't miss another meeting of the musically-minded at Schwuz on July 17. more »

Jul 13, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife


Can you feel the heat? Summer's here, and so is our July/August special – a supersized edition full of tips, tricks and a short fiction fix. Plus an interview with Germany's hottest expat novelist, subletting tales and more. On newsstands now! more »

Jun 30, 2015 1:00 PM Features

Berlin's BIMM-shot

INTERVIEW. On Saturday, July 25, BIMM Berlin is holding an Open Day at Privatclub to entice prospective students to their new music school. We spoke with College Manager Mark Clayden about BIMM and being successful in the music industry. more »

Jun 19, 2015 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

Soon to be bulldozed but promised a new space by the investors, Friedrichshain's beloved indie spot will go on – in some form. But its equally beloved house band and their raucous Italodisco covers may not. Say arrivederci to them and Antje tonight. more »

Mdou Moctar and his band are back with more afrobeats infused with psychedelic rock. Moctar's sick self-taught guitar skills brought people to Monarch in droves in November, and we're sure it'll be just as packed this time. more »

"The quietest rapper in the world" is releasing his self-titled album of minimal soul and quiet pop. Berliner Allie got his influence from the cheesiest of pop stars like Michael Jackson and Enya, and trap hip hop like Gucci Mane and Rick Ross. more »

Amália Leandro, a.k.a. DJ Amália dives into her European summer tour with only one night in Berlin. She's spun her signature deep tech-house beats from Miami to Ibiza and even does her own vocals. You don't want to miss this sound. more »

May the Schwarz be with you

INTERVIEW. Starting in the early 1990s as DJs, the Schwarz brothers transformed into tech-house heroes Tiefschwarz, a name now synonymous with the Berlin club scene. Porn king Khan joins them for some heavy breathing on Friday, June 12 at Watergate. more »

Jun 9, 2015 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

The biggest music store in Berlin is throwing a bash on their rooftop terrace. There'll be a photo exhibition from Ashley Bird, live performances from LuAmi and the DuBarrys, and a Q&A with Ian Matthews (Kasabian) and Mike Joyce (The Smiths). more »

The open-air festival in Kreuzberg 61 brings three days of jazz from all over the world. Go shopping, grab a bite and hope for nice weather. more »

Free music storms the streets of the city, but the buzz is usually centered around Mauerpark where Red Bull brings the powerhouses. This year: Earl Sweatshirt and Mark Ronson. more »

The acceptable face of protest pop returns, singing in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Galacian and Portuguese. Not speaking German won't be an issue at this one. more »

The Canadian indie-tronica group is keeping Berghain open midweek for a night of their trademark synthpop sounds and operatic vocals. more »