On Wednesday, May 22, legendary trip-hop producer Tricky and alternative hip-hop artist Mykki Blanco will take the stage at Berghain for Certain People #12. The show is the latest in the ongoing series at the famed Kreuzberg club that merges iconic acts with rising stars.
With the sun shining and the warm weather finally here, we’ve teamed up with the kind folks at Melt! Booking to give readers the chance to win 1×2 tickets to this Wednesday’s show. Check out the Facebook event here and take a look at the event post below.
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Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining art for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing her physical limits and at times even risking her life, she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT is a documentary film which follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). For Marina, it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”
On Saturday, May 4th California natives !!! (Chk Chk Chk) will be hitting the stage at Kreuzberg’s Gretchen to perform tracks off of their latest album THR!!!ER. Formed in Sacramento in 1996, the band has developed a cult following for their experimental soundscapes on albums like !!! and Myth Takes.
To celebrate !!!’s return to Berlin we’ve teamed up with the kind folks at Melt! Booking to give away 1×2 tickets to this Saturday’s show. Check out the Facebook event here and take a look at the event post below.
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We are super happy to give away 2×2 tickets for Parenthetical Girls playing at HAU on the 3rd of May! Unconventional is probably the most succinct way of putting it. Obsessive, eccentric, indulgent: they’re all equally fair. If Parenthetical Girls have learned anything over the course of their bewilderingly unorthodox discography, it’s that they are-for richer or for poorer-a necessarily singular pop group. It’s a peculiarity that they’ve learned to embrace-a single-minded conviction that pours itself over every corner of their latest album, Privilege. Having taken pop extravagance to its logical conclusion with their critically acclaimed, orchestral pop opus Entanglements, Privilegefinds a newly emboldened Parenthetical Girls giving the orchestra their leave – a brazen reinvention as immediate as it is inspired.
We are happy to be giving away 1×2 tickets to Puresque|Bunker Visions with live painting presented by VAGE.
Puresque is a project that was founded in 2010 by the charismatic mixing wizzard Mocca and techno icon Paul Brtschitsch. Their first collaborative release “001a” made it directly onto an Ostgut Ton mix compilation. Soon after they started a residency at the legendary Tresor club, where they invited along well-selected guest acts such as James Ruskin, The Black Dog, Skudge, Terence Fixmer.
The duo then released their debut album Leitmotiv, which was charted and played by almost everyone in the techno elite, such as Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Marcel Dettmann, and many more.
Now the duo has a new venture: The Bunker is a new residency in a special location, where Puresque & friends combine art exhibitions and techno music once a month.
This month features live painting by Alaniz, Dear Johnie & Talissa Mehringer. The event starts at 11:00 p.m. on March 23rd. Venue: Koepenicker Str. 18 – 20, 10997 Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany Purchase tickets!
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We are happy to once again be giving away 1×2 gig tickets, this time for Oneida playing at Comet on the 18th of March! Oneida is a rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Their influences include psychedelic rock, krautrock, electronic, noise rock, and minimalism, but the overall structure and intent of their music cannot be easily traced to any of these styles. Common elements found in their music include improvisation, repetition, driving rhythms, antique and analog equipment, and an overall eclecticism. At Comet they will present their recent studio album A List of the Burning Mountains.
On Tuesday February 19th, the Berlin/London pop group The Chap will be taking the stage at about:blank. After playing hundreds of shows all over the world for the past 10 years, the group returns to their sort-of-homeland to play a show in support of their most complete and comprehensive album yet. Titled We Are Nobody, the album contains 11 beautifully melancholic songs about loss, dislocation, nostalgia and defeat. Each song is composed in a mostly traditional pop song format and embedded in a surprisingly soothing and restrained sonic environment.
Take a look at the Facebook event from the kind folks at Puschen and watch the band’s official video for “We’ll See to Your Breakdown” below. For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply “Like” this blog post and leave a comment below until Monday 7pm. Hope to see you at the show!
Robert Montgomery: All places are contemporary places. Photo: Solveig Maria Ebbinghaus
In only 17 days from now, on the 8th of March, one of Berlin’s leading photography institutions, C/O Berlin, will close its space at the Oranienburger Straße in Mitte. It was here, at the former Postfuhramt, that C/O was founded back in 2000. Their last shows on display at this location are:
- Christer Strömholm: Post Scriptum. Retrospective
-Ulrich Seidl: Paradise - Close Up! Cooperation with Berlinale 2012 - Vattenfall Photo Prize 2012
- Light Sculpture of Robert Montgomery. All Palaces Are Temporary Palaces
This upcoming Tuesday, February 5th, American rock duo Tweak Bird will be taking the stage at Berlin’s West Germany. The band recently began their European tour together with Melvins in support of their latest album Undercover Crops.
We are happy to give away 1×2 tickets for Braintheft live at ://about blank on THURSDAY 20th December 2012! The only thing you have to do is leave a comment beneath the blog post. Braintheft are a live dub/dubstep band but they are so much more than that. Braintheft layer beautiful, emotive melodies over intense bass lines, samples and dynamic live drumming. With the heavy wobble of dubstep and the uplifting feeling of dub they play always live and in full force. This is definitely the sound of the future for dub music.