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.
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.
BASSY CLUB – Lucy loves it, but can’t go.
We are kicking off Wednesday with a more rock n’ roll feeling – featuring 11 exclusive tracks by 11 bands that helped define the last 10 years of 8MM and Berlins underground rock’n’roll scene, you’ll be getting a look in from acts such as Snøffeltøffs, Sun and the Wolf, Suns of Thyme and 8 others… it’d be rude not to wrap your ears around this one for something different from your regular disco.
CHESTERS – Lucy loves it! And is going!
This is Head is doing concert thing this Wednesday. Proudly brought to you by Nordic by Nature, nothingbuthopeandpassion This is Head is four dudes outta Sweden – an unruly organism that has evolved and become a being of its own. A being that has itself affected the members just as much as they’ve been helping it to grow. Sound like witch-craft to me, witch-craft I’m going check out. It’s free entry with a clever RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org > tell them Lucy says Hej!
PRINCE CHARLES – Everyone loves it! Bron is going.
After a successful debut back in Feb, Momentum returns to Prince Charles with another impressive offering that should be packed full of ohhhh yeahs. With a focus on showcasing artists who do a very good thing live, for round 2 the lovely comes c/o Dauwd (Ghostly), Seams (Full Time Hobby) and Sly-Fly (Parallel Concept and Georg Hekt). Between Dauwd’s March release, the totally moreish (and slightly outta leftfield) Heat Division and Seams’ distinct, heavenly Tourist / Sleeper there should be enough melting moments to really kick your wochenende off the best possible electronic/genre-blending way.
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OBST UND GEMUSE – Everyone loves it!
Like your Thursdays well-cultured? Good work, read on. Weserstrasse co-working space, Obst und Gemuse tonight launches French-raised, now Berlin-based street artist Justin Person’s debut exhibition in the German capital. Think that was a mouthful? Just wait until you get your gob around one of The Chick’s Cakes. Sweet cakes – how about some sweet house! Tunes will be provided by the boys over at Ohrwurm des Tages. Free entry, 7pm.
PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it!
Frankfurt’s all-conquering powerhouse Robert Johnson takes over Pbar, and celebrates the release of their recently released Lifesaver Compilation with players Roman Flügel, Massimiliano Pagliara, The Citizen’s Band and head-honco Ata all along for the ride. Finely selected house and techno – I’m going to throw it out there and say hands in the air, feel good times. Ja?
SHIFT – Bron loves it!
We’re pretty spoilt for choice in the Deutsch capital. That big old power plant on the border of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain alone could satisfy nearly all your Freitag bis Montag electronic (and all sorts of other) desires. But variety is the spice of life, right? Shake up your usual club M.O. this Samstag with a L.I.E.S. takeover at Shift – Tresor’s relatively unknown Nachbarn. Keeping with the theme, tonight get to know Vereker (San Fran) and Florian Kupfer (DE) – both flying the L.I.E.S. flag, both with a potential mixed bag of tricks.
ROTER SALON – Everyone loves it! No one is going.
I saw Chet Faker do his live thang nearly a year ago now in a cosy basement in London’s Notting Hill. It was just the great man and his great beard – a memorable one man show that provider a teaser of what was to come. Tonight, the Australian favourite hits Berlin as part of his first Euro headline tour (go you good thing!) and you’ll get the chance to see him live, full band, the whole shebang. Beyond his beautiful cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity, the night should be a great showcase of 2012’s divine Thinking in Textures and with any luck some surprises. You’ll find me somewhere front left, erupting to Cigarettes and Chocolate. It’s too much to handle.