I have asked my mate Bron to give us a round-up of what’s going on in Berlin each week. Allowing us all to machen die Party. I’m not very techno-techno-techno – but Berlin is, and so is your mate Bron. Each event is either highlighted with a:
Bron loves it! – more electronic, than not.
Lucy loves it! – more indie boy band/ pop vibes/ not techno.
Everyone loves it! – 2.5 words: shit’s ACE.
We have moved What’s Up Weekend to Thursday, as all this weekend disco really puts us on the back foot for a Wednesday deadline. So here are your go-to’s for the week ahead.
**DISCLAIMER: these aren’t the only discos that are going on – they are just the ones that stand out.
URBAN SPREE – Bron loves it!
Back in October, having just moved into their new digs, the team behind creative force Kaltblut Magazine had their office robbed. Calling for help, their readers rallied behind them and Kaltblut – both in print and online – has been able to kick on. Yeah community! It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn’t it? Tonight – they’re throwing a party at Urban Spree to close ze case for good, and Berliners, you’re invited. Joining them live will be Cunt Cunt Chanel (sorry Mum), Sweatshirt (remember this?), Strip Down, with DJ sets from Sean Roman, Zola, Louis McGuire and more. Blank Vintage are also throwing a pop-up shop into the mix. Drunk shopping – go on then. Doors at 20:00.
PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it!
Still in Berlin? With our home-homes 16,000km away Lucy & I will be, and I’d say it makes all the sense to celebrate this Berlin Freitag before Christmas with a Pbar sesh. Your drawcards this eve are pretty hefty with Âme, Modeselektor (in their only Pbar set of the year), Chymera and Reno Wurzbacher. I’ve only ever caught Modeselektor doing the big-stage, big-bangers, visual thang, so seeing the Berliners take to a cosier floor might be reason to check this out alone. No Berghain, just the upper floor this eve.
FREITAG – SAMSTAG
://ABOUT BLANK – Bron loves it!
The al fresco vibe and running amuck amongst the extensive ://about blank gardens is well and truly a distant summer memory now, however ‘tis the season to get cosy (and perhaps a little sweaty) – embrace that. This Fri – Sat the once-monthly ://about blank favourite, Homopatik, returns and they’re throwing an Antichrist-Mas affair. As always – no line-up is announced, but the regulars will know who to expect and you’ll likely find yourself amongst a mix of house, disco and techno. Get all over the 22 hour party thang.
DIENSTAG – MITTWOCH
What’s up, friends, is that is CHRISTMAASSSS. Yeah yeah yeah! And from Lucy and I we’d like to wish you a very merry, joyful, (and let’s face it probably drunken), Christmas Eve and Day with family, friends and/or whoever’s by your side.
And in the event that you a) don’t celebrate Christmas, or b) like your Gans with a side of techno, you could head to ://about blank on the 24th for Zeroize, Intervention & Benefiz with Paula Temple, Xing and Artemis. Or Panorama Bar on the 25th for their traditional Weihnachtspanoramabaparty, this round with Mr.Ties, Till von Sein, Ellen Allien and Carlos De Brito.
Frohe Weihnachten / Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël / Buon Natale / ¡Feliz Navidad / Festive Party Kisses xx
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