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INTERVIEW! The robots are coming! New festival Wir sind die Roboter fills the Musikbrauerei with the mind-warping booming, beeping and humming only mechanical musicians can make. Read our chat with the curators then catch it Sep 29-Oct 1. more »

Sep 26, 2016 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

The beat goes on at this year's Musikfest. For 19 days the classical music festival gives the drummer some love. Check it out Sep 2-20 at various venues across the city. more »

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Welcome to Polski Berlin! Our September issue is all about Berlin's Polish people and places – and a road trip to Wroclaw. Plus an interview with novelist Boualem Sansal about his dystopian vision of Islam, the month's can't-miss events and more! more »

Aug 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Berlin-born singer-songwriter Paula Tebbens gives her two cents on why it's Copenhagen and not Berlin for folk singers, and what's so special about the Melodica Festival crowd. Melodica hits Birgit & Bier Sep 3-4. more »

Aug 30, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Death in Vegas frontman Richard Fearless certainly fits his moniker. He dishes on everything from the state of the British music scene to working with former porn star Sasha Grey ahead of his performance at Berlin Atonal on Aug 26. more »

Aug 18, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

It's officially been 20 years since the dropping of "Wannabe" – a milestone marked by The Ballery's new Spice Girls exhibition. Spice up your life and celebrate (their version of) girl power with a mix of local artists, Aug 12-16. more »

Aug 10, 2016 12:30 PM Culture

July may have flown by, but no need to worry. If you didn't manage to get your festival fix this past month (why didn't you?), August has plenty on offer (you know you need more!). Here's our picks for the best Berlin fests closing out the summer. more »

Aug 2, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

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John Riceburg: Why does Berlin stink so much?

Walking around Neukölln in summer makes John want to puke. And he loves it. more »

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

The legendary club sees its silver jubilee this weekend with a party to match (Jul 21-24). Founder Dimitri Hegemann recalls his seminal techno club’s path from Detroit to Berlin and back. more »

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. Martin Teff, of post-rock electronic band Vessels, talks about the band's change from cerebral to dance music. Don't miss them play Foreign Affairs on July 9 at Haus der Berlin Festspiele. more »

Jul 8, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

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

For what might be the last time, Foreign Affairs (Jul 7-17) blurs the lines between theatre, music and art at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and stages across the city. more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

Bogotá based jazz quartet Bituin chats about Wassermusik's 2016 theme, "The Other Caribbean". Starting Jul 8, Haus der Kulturen der Welt brings you four weekends of summery world music and films to stage. more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

We all know how great summer in Berlin is... but what about Brandenburg? Time to head out to the country and meet nude swimmers, eel fishermen, karaoke farmers and famous authors in our jam-packed July-August double issue. more »

Jun 30, 2016 12:45 PM Zeitgeist

John Riceburg: The end of the commie holiday

Kicking off Jun 29, the Fusion festival is turning 20 – and, if rumors are true, this year's gathering might be the last. John RIceburg looks back at flying caterpillars, apocalyptic bunkers and an experiment in anti-capitalist entertainment. more »

Jun 27, 2016 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

The city's prolific indie disco party Karrera Klub turns 20 this year! DJ and co-founder Spencer Theile explains the history of an indie institution in techno-centric Berlin. Celebrate with them Jun 24 at Lido and Bi Nuu. more »

Jun 21, 2016 2:45 PM Music & nightlife

International magazine, international band! At our 14th Birthday Party this Friday, June 17 at Humboldthain Club, catch Itaca, the German duo throwing Italo pop hooks into the mix with cool synth washes and, to top it off, smooth Italian vocals. more »

Jun 15, 2016 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

Exberliner issue number 150 is finally here, and what an issue it is! Our post-capitalist special dares you to envision a radical future... and a radical new magazine. more »

Jun 3, 2016 11:30 AM Features

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

INTERVIEW. Whatever you do, don't call it music! Legendary Japanese experimental noise foursome Marginal Consort break their rule of only performing once a year and treat Berlin with a special concert on Jun 6 at St. Elisabeth Kirche. But why? more »

May 31, 2016 1:30 PM Art