INTERVIEW! With a freshly released EP, Magic Island is floating between DIY dreamworld and pop perdition. You can hear "Warm Heaven" at Pop-Kultur (Aug 21-23) at Kulturbrauerei in a state-commissioned performance installation. Read more

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In the summer of 1967, set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, a young generation was making itself heard as around 100,000 of them flocked to San Francisco in a climax of the hippie movement. Catch it at PalaisPopulaire through Oct 28. Read more

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After releasing her debut album QEEI last year, Argentinian electronic music producer and drummer Tatiana Heuman made a getaway to Berlin. Catch her at Heroines of Sound (Jul 12-14) at Radialsystem. Read more

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Howling Wolf is a series pairing experimental films with live music performances. It's on through July 31 in Neukölln Read more

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Traditional outdoor festivals are not a comfortable way to experience live music. Here are some options for those of us who don’t fancy sleeping in the mud. Read more

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This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Berlin will burn, rents will freeze, the city – particularly Köpenick – gets taken over by musicians and more... Read more

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INTERVIEW! Berlin photographer Wolfgang Tillmans talks to New-York based DonChristian on ahead of their experimental evening at Berghain’s Kantine. Catch both on Jun 16 (sold out) and 17 at Berghain Kantine. Read more

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Brabrabra make indie pop ranging from noisy to non-chalant. Saiko Ryusui talks about her unintentional foray into music and handling touring mishaps with grace. Read more

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The Citadel Music Festival gathers over 20 legacy acts. Read more

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No shit! EXB is another year older and dedicating its anniversary issue to the lucky, yucky and fertile topic of poop. From real shit workers to the many faeces of German history, from anal douching to doggy-doo delinquency and much more! Out now! Read more

The inaugural Howling Wolf Festival aims to expand our audiovisual horizons. Read more


Kansas native and cardio enthusiast Jae Tyler is celebrating the release of his new single. “Exercise” is a jolt of high-energy synth-pop for your jogging playlist. Read more

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The annual Xjazz festival offers a contemporary look at the genre’s legacy. Catch it May 8-12 at various venues in Kreuzberg 61. Read more

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Take a spring trip – in Berlin! We've rounded up some of the best local getaways including a riviera walk, island hopping, time travel, kitsch excursions, intercultural wedding crashing and much more! Out now! Read more

Drugs, sex and 24-hour hedonism are all great, but what about Berlin clubs’ carbon footprint? Could the nightlife scene lead the way towards a sustainable future? Read more


A weekly round-up of news stories that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. Read more

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As Berlin kids are joining the global strikes for climate justice, what's the rest of Berlin doing to save the planet? From idealistic club owners to ingenious startups and sustainable architecture, read about the city's green pioneers. Out now! Read more

If film music is your thing, you’re in for some serious gems as composers take their work from the cinema to the stage. Read more

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Composer Jennifer Walshe on researching the concepts and sounds of time for her new opera, celebrating its German premiere at MaerzMusik. See "Time Time Time" on Mar 24 for MaerzMusik at Berliner Festspiele. Read 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. Read more

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