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A (Gendered) Work in Progress

  As a female from a multicultural, minority background, I learned from early on how to deal with stigmatization: to internalize polemic issues, to disregard certain offensive behaviors, and how to generally cope with the clash of ideals in the scheme of society....

Bohemian Drips Returns to the Wasserspeicher

My, how the time flies. It has already been a year since we first caught wind of an innovative new show concept set in the historic water reservoirs of Prenzlauer Berg. A year on, Schmutz has a little more hair on its chest and Speicher II is making its triumphant...

Bodega and New Fries at ACUD Macht Neu

Hailing from New York and Toronto respectively, Bodega and New Fries laid down the beats for a sweaty evening at ACUD. Captured by Katja Vintz for Schmutz. Endless Scroll by BODEGA MORE by New...

Wolf City Fest 2018: Photo Recap

Another Wolf City Fest has come to a close. Last weekend's marathon of pummeling thrash, death, and stoner metal has left our necks sore and our tinnitus prevalent. The wolf boys have successfully defended their title as Berlin's premier curators of multidisciplinary...

Wrekmeister Harmonies at Urban Spree

Wrekmeister Harmonies was back in Berlin last week to remind us how loud just two people can be. Their penetrating brand of doom is an earnest one that leaves our hearts heavy and our ears ringing. The evening was captured by the talented Katja Vintz for Schmutz.

Schmutz Playlists | June 2018

Summer is officially in full swing. And what's summer without sizzling playlists to accompany the hours spent lounging in the park? Trash, that's what. Enjoy this sampler of artists playing in Berlin this month. As always, one for the normies and one for the fans of...