The Berlinale's back, and we know what to watch and which celebrities to stalk. But what about German films? We investigate Germany's problem with arthouse cinema and much more in the issue Berlin cinephiles shouldn't miss, on stands now. more »

Feb 2, 2016 4:00 PM

Mapping CTM: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini

INTERVIEW: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini take on “New Geographies” in this year’s CTM festival, happening across Berlin Jan 29-Feb 7. With 100-plus artists, panels, workshops and installations, there's lots to explore. more »

Jan 28, 2016 2:20 PM Music & nightlife

CTM 2016: All over the map

HIGHLIGHTS: It's CTM season again meaning it's time to start snatching up tickets. It's tough to explore these “New Geographies” with all the performances so we've collected our favourites to pencil into your calendar from Jan 29-Feb 7. more »

Jan 28, 2016 1:55 PM Music & nightlife

Live and in ultrasound

From Jan 20-24 Deutschlandradio and RBB’s Ultraschall Festival brings together great minds and musicians for five days of boundary-pushing contemporary classical in venues across the city. more »

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Militant sounds: Holger Schulze

INTERVIEW. Boom! Boom! Boom! But it's not all bellicose. HKW’s Holger Schulze invites us to think about the soundtrack of combat (and post-combat) with the four-day event Singing the War on at HKW Jan 14-17. more »

Jan 12, 2016 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

R.I.P. Bowie: Where to mourn in Berlin

Berlin lost one of its most beloved adoptive children yesterday when David Bowie succumbed to his 18-month battle with cancer at the age of 69. We remember the man, the music and the myth with five key places that defined his time in Berlin. more »

Jan 11, 2016 1:40 PM , , Music & nightlife

Catching up with Mary Ocher

INTERVIEW: We spoke with Berlin's beloved expat art-rock songstress, who teamed up with two drummers to form Mary Ocher And Your Government three years ago; now, they'll be celebrating the release of their first album at Roter Salon on Jan 10. more »

Jan 7, 2016 12:10 PM Music & nightlife

Our top stories of 2015

Berlin was as busy as ever in 2015, and 11 issues of Exberliner have the proof. Among all our stories, these are the ones that stood out. Read our list and see if you agree. Is there something we missed? Let us know your faves in the comments. more »

Jan 6, 2016 2:00 PM Features


Happy New Year... now get back to work! Our first issue of 2016 is all about how Berliners get by, whether "working black", cleaning toilets or selling their sperm. Plus, an interview with Anonymous/Lulzsec hacker Mustafa Al-Bassam and much more! more »

Jan 5, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Blixa Bargeld: War for Christmas

INTERVIEW. Spend this year’s holidays with Einstürzende Neubauten leader Bargeld at Radialsystem V as his band performs Lament, a set of original compositions, covers and reworks marking 100 years since the beginning of World War I. more »

Dec 17, 2015 11:00 AM Music & nightlife


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