Who deserves to be part of the cultural pantheon, the ultimate hall of fame? This month Berlin gets to experience five female musicians well on their way to making history. more

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The bass player of Berlin indie pop outfit Britta on their spontaneous 20th-anniversary tour. Britta hits Festsaal Kreuzberg on Oct 11. more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! more

Alarmed by the steady AfD presence in his neighbourhood, Konstantin Gropper poured his angst into a dark new album. We caught the indie chameleon ahead of his upcoming Volksbühne gigs (Oct 1-3). more

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The DJ and writer on his cabaret-inspired queer act Godmother dropping their debut album. Hear it for the first time on the one-off talk show "The Late Joey Hansom" with Olympia Bukkakis on Sep 20, 21:00 at Roter Salon. more

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From rap records and performance art to piano albums and chamber music, ex-Berliner Chilly Gonzales returns in music documentary Shut Up And Play The Piano. It opens in Berlin cinemas of Sep 20. more


Not too clear on the difference between “music theatre”, “musical theatre” and “opera”? Maybe the upcoming BAM! Festival (Sep 20-23 at various venues) for Berlin’s independent music theatre scene can help you out. more

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INTERVIEW! Alt-rock icons Garbage return to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their sophomore record, playing Version 2.0 in its entirety. Before they take the stage at Huxley's Neue Welt on Sep 18, we spoke to frontwoman Shirley Manson. more

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INTERVIEW: After forays into jazz, folk and film score composition, prolific Swiss singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger dives into the realms of synth-pop on her new album Molecules. She celebrates with five consecutive shows in Berlin, starting Sep 15. more

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This month, contemporary music reigns supreme in over 100 venues across town. Here are some festivals and concerts not to miss. more

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What does it take to get you excited for a concert? Bands and festivals are selling the “VIP experience” and milestone anniversary gigs to draw the fussy crowds. more

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Back to school! Here's our 13-page special on learning in Berlin with a guide to bilingual education, Germany's failing integration concept and coming out as trans in school. Also: prepping for the end, writing workshops, Chilly Gonzales and more... more

Cameron Cook spent the last day of Pop-Kultur checking out Ghostpoet and a couple performances that conjured up other kinds of ghosts. more

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Cameron Cook surveys Day 2 of Pop-Kultur, where he went to see two punk legends discuss politics in music. But to hell with the chats... it was Nenah Cherry who was the real highlight of the day. more

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Kiez personality portrait: Trost on why the galleries of Kreuzberg can’t hold a candle to her favourite district. more

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It's that time of year again! The 4th Pop-Kultur, Berlin's state-sponsored showcase indie showcase for fan, performer or industry mug alike has taken over the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg for three days. Cameron Cook has the Day-One rundown. more

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Congratulations, “Esso”! Eight protagonists from all four decades share their thoughts and memories ahead of the anniversary party on Aug 11. more

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INTERVIEW: Invited to perform at the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift this Tue, US officer David A. Ratliff reminisces on his time in the divided city as an army band player. more


INTERVIEW: Ever wondered what happens when 96 girls aged 16 to 30 spend a week together at a full immersion sleep-over rock camp? Check out the result at FEZ this Saturday to find out. more

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At the Museum for Communication, Hermann Vaske’s Why Are You Creative? offers an existential quick fix for the arty set. more

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