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(Deutsch) aufgemischt! präsentiert : Nordic By Nature Night

08:30 PM

 

Weekend guide : sauerkraut

01:17 PM

Berlin: Whirling between November rains and May joys it’s two festivals, which offer us some short-term permanence during this true April weekend in March-disguise.

THURSDAY

From today to Sunday the performance assembly For The Time Being (#1) tries through various different kinds of presentation to make a faster and faster moving presence concrete and reflexible. The magic will happen at Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben with support (and a programme overview) coming from PlayBerlin.com.

FRIDAY

Polyhymnia Festival (#2) attempts actualising prog and krautrock, or better: the first ever modern avant-garde music German acts (as Can or Neu!) could actually and globally influence and define (next and last one was techno). From the current spectrum Berlin’s atelierTheremin, Schneider TM, Cologne disco kraut prog act Von Spar and Joe Dilworth (ex-Stereolab, Kissogram), Milo Smee (Chrome Hoof) and Florian Zwietnig (Mediengruppe Telekommander) as Zirkon will play live at the first of two evenings at Maria. Find more details over at Spex.de.

An as ambitious as good, sometimes even progressive rock band are MF/MB/, who’ll play at Crystal Club at Columbiadamm. Already founded in teenage days in provincial town Bollnäs, the band now releases a video with every single song they put out. Musically they do fit well in a row of new Swedish austerity with This Is Head and Ikons. You can still download their track “The Big Machine” or watch all videos at Vimeo. Rightfully, the aftershow party will be hosted by Nordic by Nature.

Not as new as in average appears Introducing at Magnet Club this weekend. In return it’s probably the first time in ages you can see Goose playing a gig which is not a super cool invite-only exclusive media presentation party, but happens to be in a normal club atmosphere. Totally new is instead the debut album Shift of Ira Atari, which you should remember from her 2009-collaborations with Rampue. And the not seldom gigantic Battles have with Gloss Drop a new album with them, too. Sadly this won’t be released before June, so the band’s saving some energy by just doing a DJ set instead of a proper concert.

At bar Stereo 33 (Krossenerstr.) you will find Ian Tricus, Fresh Meat, sweet Swedish duo Am Track and Schlechtest Boy Alive at the decks; it’s a bit of a small but nice Villa-revival and surely good for a stop-by.

Another one of Slow Motion’s Retro Futuro parties, this time with Rome’s Alan 1 as star guest, who recently released records with Gomma and Final Frontier.

Shake Your Ass To Dirty Beats: The Seducers and The Smoking 44’s live, Finckobot, Tvyks (both well know from their work with Get Wavey) a.o. at Rosi’s.

The Wasted Unicorns ride through the Festsaal Kreuzberg, partying with Turmspringer, Robosonic and Cinthie techno deluxe style.

SATURDAY

Mathias Modica alias Munk has a new full-length baby called The Bird and the Beat out, leaving his Munich home to play it out loud all over Europe: Tonight the Gomma-label’s co-head’s stop is Berlin’s Picknick club, where he celebrates the releases with label mates Cécile, Ed Banger’s Mickey Moonlight and Easy Jetset from German Vice magazine. The club also opens it’s tunnel for the first time in this season, so Sweden’s Rollerboys can have some outdoor-fun with you.

The second and last night of Polyhymnia Festival opens with the Italian soundtrack experts of Goblin (first ever gig in Germany), followed by their legitimate Australian successors, Night Terrors, and finally Record Maker wunderkind and concept album fetishist Turzi at Maria. Already at 4 pm podium discussion Sind Kraut und Prog im 21. Jahrhundert angekommen? (Have kraut and prog arrived in 21st century?) featuring Faust veteran Hans-Joachim Irmler will take place at WAU/HAU2, which will also see the big kraut rock vinyl market Krautopia on Sunday.

Talent show: For the Finest Ego Weekend Chez Jacki welcomes Teebs and Jeremiah Jay of uprising Californian Brainfeeder label for their first ever German appearances. Also Blue Daisy, fLako and Comfort Fit make their debut in the town. It’s then again Robot Koch, who offers some prominent local support.

A mixture of wave, heavy-dark rock and electro with some occultism promises the second issue of ANIAETLEPROGRAMMEUR and reliq‘s Symbolclub at Raum20. Besides the two hosting bands and various DJs Berlin-Milan duo Effter will hit the stage.

With DJs Diamant, SWADANSI (Mixtape) and Worn Leatherette For the Time Being (see Thursday) will take a nocturnal party break before its last event day.

At Festsaal Kreuzberg the Berlin’s golden twenties shall come back to life and merge with modern techno and electro. Sounds a some cyber-punk kitsch, but could be a really cool party with electro-swing by Globalution, acoustic tunes by Cyclown Circus and the always great Alle Farben at the decks.

The truly like worthy Jeans Team plus Pier Bucci are playing live at the pre-party of Madrid’s Klubbers Day Festival at Berlin’s Ritter Butzke. Of course there will be many DJs as well.

PHOTO: “Sauerkraut abstract” by Mel Green (CC)

Weekend guide : All in one

07:09 PM

We have no time, so briefly: Berlin’s a bit schizophrenic this weekend, hosting half of the world also kind of itself. This can only be good as we guess!

FRIDAY

If you have ever been to Neukölln’s Sandmann Bar on a Monday night, you know what this is about: Muschi Kreuzberg is at Heide 11 not far away from Hermannplatze (consequently, the event title is Du hast Angst vorm Hermannplatz!) to present its newest fashionable links between neo-hipsters and old Berlin originals like the one above. At 9 pm the (assisted) drinking starts, before the party kicks-off a few hours later. Sounds like a decent warm-up!

Whatever you do, don’t miss stopping by at our recent mixtape heroes of Local Suicide, who are deejaying at the Tapetenwechsel at Rosis!

Living Congolese legends and music visionaries Konono N°1 will be at Berghain supported by the young admirers Burnt Friedman and Shackleton – probably the event you can learn the most from this night.

By the way, if it would have been already around Konono N°1 would have probably played a REVOLUTION N°5 by Sick Girls back then. Instead the two female hosts turn their night at Chez Jacki into a little genre battle: It’s Grime Revisted!, or better: Grime vs. Dubstep, with a.o. DJ Absurd and Am Gunz.

Nordic By Nature can already celebrate their first anniversary and do so at the Levee Club (Ex-Bang-Bang) with the subtly heavy This Is Head and a bunch of DJs in the mix, including Berlin-Swedish two-piece Am Track.

Accordingly confusing to our introduction In Love With has somehow booked the New York duo(!) Mister Saturday Night for sophisticated disco on a Friday night at Bar Tausend. Still sounds like a lot of fun.

SATURDAY

Definitely on on the right date will be second NYC duo Blondes. After recently playing at Picknick, they are now back in town for the Sameheads store at Richardstraße and Preston G Parallax and Xorzyzt will also be there for an all in all deeply grooving, eloquent night.

The only bigger party should be the Calcium release one by BNR Trax at First Floor, which we already gave you a preview for here.

DJ Supermarket has a new and own (truly recommendable) blog called howdoyouare.com. And despite running already for quite a while this night will be its official launch party with Ian Pooley, Hunee and Pony Pop at Picknick.