What’s up weekend? 5 – 11 June 2013

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This week I (Lucy) will be giving you a round-up of what’s going on in Berlin. We have techno, we have electronic, we have indie hits – it’s pretty well rounded. With recommendation from Bron, as narrated by Lucy – it get’s weird. You’ll like it, maybe. 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.


WEDNESDAY

GRÜNER SALON – Lucy loves it!
So – it’s Wednesday, and you are feeling positively Nordic? SAME! Things you should be doing is heading to Grüner Salon in Mitte to catch Sin Fang and Pascal Pinion get their (probably) weird on. I don’t know what it is about Iceland that screams – I’m WEIRD! but they really are pretty quirky, and I’m sure with this fact alone, it would be a fun show. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or on the door.

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://ABOUT BLANK – Lucy loves it!
Wednesday is a big night – why? It’s a fucking Wednesday…! Regardless – tonight you can catch STANDEK at ://about blank. Moving between edgy guitar sounds and almost melancholic flashes of pop, the result is placed somewhere firmly in the Indie Psychedlic Pop regions. I’ll tell you what is a complex word to spell… Psychedelic. Like-what.

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BERGHAIN – Everyone loves it!.. I’m not sure anyone is going.. Whomp.
Certain People are throwing a party and it’s a good one. Featuring Glass Animals, our mates Iberia and HEALTH -this is something everyone should firmly get around. Like right now this second immediately. I’m secretly really loving these Certain People sessions, not that I’ve been to one yet, because they always fall on days when I’m over the seas and far far away – but the line ups are good, and from what Bron says – they crowd, is delicious.

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FRIDAY

CHESTERS – Everyone loves it!.. and so do the PonyDanceClyde femmes.
Weboogie is back, I didn’t realise it was here before – but it seems it’s returning, and we are all very excited.. With the likes of JUKE ELLINGTON, 17 year old SALUTE and PAUL PRE – you set to experience some solid house, electronic, R&B, and jazzy synthy vibes. This one is plugged by our femmes over at PonyDanceClyde with the opportunity to win tickets – you should head over there for all the juicy details. As a note on this – money earned from this Weboogie evening supports the current freedom fights & demonstrators in Istanbul. If that’s not a good enough reason to get around it, I don’t know what is.

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MAGNET – Lucy loves it!

Ok – So this is going to be really Indie disco – but if that’s your flava-flav, then that’s your Friday night had. Coasts are playing Magnet – they sound like an English summer, which is positively dreamy…. I guess it’s not quite an English summer, but more like island time, with an English accent. I’m unsure there is much better than that… Actually, island time with a French or South African accent would actually be pretty dreamy, if we are being honest.

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BERGHAIN/ PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it! 
Not Equal # & Get Perlonized! is at Berghain. I don’t know what this means – but Bron has it down in our WASSSSSSUP WEEEKEND Google Doc. This means it’s positively techno, it also means it’s 100% delicious. Do you get around where the bass drops etc. etc.? Try your luck at Berghain, probably.

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WATERGATE – Bron loves it! 
OK – so this is another Bron recommendation. But as she is AWOL on What’s Up Weekend this week – what you need to know is that this is something you could probably vibe if you roll on the whole electronic vibes. I can’t imagine this one is that heavy thumping bassline, as that’s not often Watergate’s vibe. The night is called Vitamin/Suol and your highlights are Cassy, Catz n Dogz. Tap that.

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SATURDAY

STATTBAD – Bron loves it! Lucy would probably also have a good time.
BRON SAYS: This just screams big bangers and party starters, and amongst all the finely selected quality house and techno here in Berlin God knows we could do with some mass consumption fist-pumping big bangers, every now and again. No?

LUCY SAYS: Old mate Tiga is playing, I don’t vibe his press photos – but by-God did I vibe Sunglasses at Night. Shimmy shimmy shimmy.

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BERGHAIN/ PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it! Lucy could be persuaded. 
What’s a What’s up Weekend without a Saturday/ Sunday at Berghain/ Panorama Bar… Not one Bron wants to get involved in. I know 2 of the people playing – which is actually saying something about my Berlin education to date. We are getting feelings of Deep House music with “soul”
Acts you’ll hear? Ame, Luke Slater, Redshape, Mathew Jonson, Margaret Dygas.

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SUNDAY

OLYMPIASTADION – WHO DOESN’T LOVE IT!?… not a question.

Dude – Depeche Mode is playing Berlin. And we Just Can’t Get Enough of that… Like what I did there. Yeah, you are welcome. I don’t think I need to waffle on about this one. It’s fucking Depeche Mode… I mean – come on.

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