The Dirt

Dirty Projectors help us Break-Thru

The master of pop references is back with a new single from the forthcoming album Lamp Lit Prose. Experimental guitars and electronics over pop and R&B sensibilities mark the new single and video for 'Break-Thru.' We can only hope the rest of the album is as...

A City Condemned to Becoming and Never Being

photo by Colette Pomerleau “Our cultural mission is fulfilled for the time being.”   These are just a few of the final tear-jerking words of Tammi Torpedo, the owner of Prenzlauer's Bassy Club. Likely by the time you read this sentence, it’s already too late. Another...

METZ Introduce Mr. Plague to Berlin

Our boys in METZ released an album on Sub Pop in September of last year but have just given us a new video for latest single, "Mr. Plague." Horror animation abounds! METZ are playing a show at Cassiopeia on July 19th and it happens be a Schmutz Presents show! Check...

The Master of Harmony Treats Berlin to “Pet Sounds”

Berlin is lucky enough to be treated to a night with Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson on August 16th at Admiralspalast. Having seen him at Primavera in Barcelona in 2015, I can personally say that Wilson and Pet Sounds have lost none of the potency they exuded with...

ACUD Macht Neu Announces Amplify

Acud Macht Neu proudly presents: Amplify Berlin – a new residency program to support emerging Berlin-based musicians through mentorships. Official launch in September 2018, open call for applications from April 17 to May 17. The lovely folks at ACUD tipped us off to...

Q3Ambientfest Exclusive Video Premiere & Guide

Q3Ambientfest (Q3A) is only in its second year but has already firmly established itself as a summit of minds and ideas, taking its name from the communist-era buildings "Querwandbau" (cross-wall constructions). Reflecting its namesake, Q3A has taken it upon itself to...

Meet Your Venue

Experiencing Berlin's history through its repurposed spaces   The 80’s were wrapping up and East Germany was looking to turn their life around. They dumped their ex with a weird birthmark on his forehead, started working out, and decided they needed to remodel their...

Urban Spree Beer Garden Reopening April 7th

German winter is making its slow, trudging exit, which means we get to enjoy this fabled place outside of our living rooms. Urban Spree is reopening their legendary beer garden to celebrate. Get the details straight from the horse's mouth: "First of all, the garden...

New & Notable XV

Spring has sprung and everyone is emerging from their winter caves with new tunes to share! It's the most wonderful time of the year. Check out these bands and artists from all over the globe and prepare to have your socks blown off! imi United Kingdom The...

Four Tet Drops A Big One.

Big and beautiful are two adjectives that could be used to describe Four Tet's new track. Not under the Four Tet moniker, not under his given name (Kieran Hebden) but using a ton of cryptic af characters for both the name of the track and the name of the artist, we...

On The Run With Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Again

Beyoncé and Jay have announced that they'll be touring together again with their infamous "On The Run" show. And, thank God, will be stopping in Berlin on June 28th at the Olympiastadion. Peep the tour announcement video below. Presale starts on March 14th and the...