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Not quite a concert, not quite musical theatre... Royale, along with Hans Unstern and Black Cracker, are not only queering the stage, but using their trans* and queer experiences to get people thinking in BOIBAND, on at Maxim Gorki starting May 12. more »

May 12, 2016 12:15 PM Stage

Guest blog: Patti Smith’s Berlin

Guest blogger and author Jennifer Richardson takes us on a journey through Berlin as seen through the eyes of Patti Smith and her most recent memoir "M Train". more »

May 10, 2016 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW! Globe-hopping electro duo Gebrüder Teichmann takes to HAU’s stage with a group of Pakistani and Maldivian musicians to release "Karachi Files" as part of the festival "From Inside to Way Out" on May 14. more »

May 9, 2016 4:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. Israeli-born Ofrin breaks from her old style and experiments with electronics for her fourth album Ore. She’ll be throwing a record release party at Roter Salon on Sun, May 8, a week before follow-up Ore officially drops. more »

May 3, 2016 4:15 AM Music & nightlife

Think jazz is old and bourgie? Think again. XJazz Festival (May 4-8) tests the limits of its genre by packing local artists, 10 venues and tons of music into five days. Check out our highlights. more »

May 3, 2016 4:00 AM Music & nightlife

All is not well in the land of Merkel. Despite Germany's progressive reputation, sexism is still alive and kicking. Meanwhile, Berlin's new wave of feminists are fighting their own battles... Read all about it in our May issue, on stands now! more »

May 2, 2016 5:10 PM Features

Premiering in Europe on May 6 at White Trash, cult rock epic Gutterdämmerung mashes up live performance and silent film with Tweet-able catchphrases and an unbeatable cast. more »

May 2, 2016 11:30 AM Music & nightlife

HKW offers up another heady music programme exploring the roots of pop. Whether that's your bag or not, you've got to appreciate the line-up, including music legend Ebo Taylor. Check out the rest of our highlights and see for yourself Apr 28-May 1. more »

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. Last year, the Danes of Efterklang joined up with their friend, Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö, to form new supergroup LIIMA. Debut record ii came out last month, and the foursome hits Berghain on Thu, Apr 21. more »

Apr 18, 2016 5:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Everyone’s favourite Franco-German liaison Stereo Total takes over Lido for a threesome with new album "Les Hormones" April 20, 24 and 25. more »

Apr 14, 2016 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

Almost a decade old, Record Store Day (Apr 16) began as a reaction to the sterility of digital formats and is now part of the industry. Still, its existence, and Underground Europe's record swap (Apr 29-30), prove vinyl isn't going anywhere soon. more »

Apr 13, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

Konrad Werner: So are we sure Erdogan doesn't fuck goats?

What's the point of living in a free country if you can't accuse foreign dictators of fucking goats? more »

Apr 11, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

Just a few weeks before Berlin’s abundance of open-air shenanigans lures the vampiric winter club crowd towards sunnier pastures, showery April is packed with indoor festivals of all genres. more »

Mar 31, 2016 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

1-800-P-A-R-T-A-Y? For between €2-6, you can climb into the world's tiniest club: a converted telephone booth called a Teledisko. Wanna answer its call? You can at RAW Gelände, Kater Blau or, for €1800, wherever you like. more »

Mar 30, 2016 2:00 PM The Best of Berlin

INTERVIEW! Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker introduces Brian Eno to Shakespeare in latest work "Golden Hours (As You Like It)", coming to HAU Mar 19-21. more »

Mar 17, 2016 11:45 AM Stage

Tonight, on super-short notice, shouty and literate Manchester post-punkers The Fall play their first Berlin gig in six years. We spoke to their legendary frontman in advance of his show at White Trash Fast Food. more »

Mar 12, 2016 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. It's been six years since Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have produced a joint outfit as Underworld, but now they're back with “Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future”. Hyde talks his creative romance before the show at C-Halle on Mar 17. more »

Mar 11, 2016 3:20 PM Music & nightlife

March seems to be the month for the Berliners with serious swing in their hips and nod to their heads. Here are four gigs where you can get your fix. more »

Mar 9, 2016 4:15 PM Music & nightlife

Get ready for MaerzMusik! In case you have trouble deciding which of the many concerts and performances you should hit, we just made it easier for you. more »

Mar 9, 2016 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! MaerzMusik, the Berliner Festspiele's celebration of new music, is coming Mar 11 (through 19)! Composer Bernhard Lang throws Schubert for a loop in "The Cold Trip" at the festival on Mar 13. more »

Mar 9, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife