Berlin has no shortage of music: from the halls of the Philharmoniker to a dingy Kreuzberg punk show.
Not sure where to start? We’ve asked around and these are the a few of the best concerts happening this week:
Emlyn is an up-and-coming pop singer known for her emotive lyrics and dynamic vocals. Her music is a fusion of indie-pop and electronic sounds that showcase her unique voice. She’s coming to Prachtwerk on Monday, where she’ll bring her infectious energy and intimate storytelling.
- Prachtwerk, doors at 19:00, starts 20:00, details
Reverie is an American rapper and producer based in the Los Angeles area. Her music follows in the venerable traditions of the West Coast rap scene – from Tupac to Kendrick Lamar. Her laid back sound harkens back to the golden days, but her message is as timely ever.
- Cassiopeia, 19:00, details
Lunch Concert at the Philharmonic
Every Wednesday between September and June, the Philharmonic puts on a free lunchtime concert. These 45 minute concerts are a perfect oppotunity to dip your feet into the world of classical music, and a chance to admire the architecture of the Philharmonic from the inside-out. This Wednesday, the concert will feature works by iconic composers like Beethoven, Schubert and Shostakovich.
- Berliner Philharmoniker, 13:00, details
Head to Berghain’s Kantine on Thursday for OY: a Swiss-Ghanaian duo that blends African rhythms and experimental pop to create an unmistakably unique sound. Their live performances are known for their high energy and visuals, informed by both Ghanaian visual art traditions and a culture of music as communication.
- Kantine am Berghain, doors 19:00, starts 20:00, details
Alina Pash is a rising star in the Ukrainian music scene, known for blending contemporary pop with traditional Ukrainian folk music. Her unique sound and energetic live performances have earned her a loyal following both at home and abroad – catch her at Fitzroy this Thursday.
- Fitzroy, doors 19:00, 20:00, details
Rasha Nahas is a Palestinian musician whose sound is a distinct blend of rock, folk and Arabic influences. She’s touring her latest album, Amrat, which is her first record in Arabic. The album was recorded in Berlin and the Golan Heights, and features contributions from other Palestinian artists.
- Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus – KulturBühne, 19:00, details
Nathan Fake is an English electronic music producer and DJ known for his innovative soundscapes that blend elements of techno, ambient and IDM. With several critically acclaimed albums and EPs under his belt, he’s earned a reputation as one of the most exciting electronic artists today.
- Ritter Butzke, 22:00, details
Want more? Berlin-based musician Gil Hockman has been compiling a massive Spotify playlist made exclusively of acts who are playing in the city – and updating it each week.
He’s been undertaking this awesome effort since the summer of 2022. It’s very impressive – so go ahead and buy him a coffee for his efforts (musicians can submit details of their gigs too).
A new list drops every Wednesday for the following week. Don’t just listen here, go attend some of the gigs in person! Happy listening!
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