Aphex Twin & The Funkhaus Dilemma

When Aphex Twin announced his first German show since 2009, Berlin’s often apathetic concert-going crowd went briefly rabid. Fans and scalpers alike snapped up thousands of tickets in 24 hours. Some joked that second-hand tickets had become Berlin’s new...

The Dirt on 2018: Our Year-end Lists

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. Ultimately, 2018 was a massive year for Schmutz: we launched the magazine, we threw our first (of many) shows, we launched our live session project, we got our visas renewed, and we made it out alive. Defying all...

You Won’t Get What You Want: An Interview with Alexis S.F. Marshall of Daughters

Alexis S.F. Marshall of Daughters discusses their latest release and the development of their sound     "You Will Not Get What You Want" is Daughters' fourth LP and their first release in eight years. It acts as the next stage in the band's continuing arc of sonic...

Video Premiere: Gym Tonic – B12 Injection

Our favorite local synth punks are feeling particularly generous this holiday season. Gym Tonic's gift of a long-awaited new album comes topped with a shiny video premiere as the bow. The story of 'B12 Injection' begins with the viewer lazily...

Photo Recap: serpentwithfeet & Kelsey Lu

Photos and words by Ryan Mackley, edited by Joe Bisciotti Spiritual intensity rang through Lido Berlin thanks to serpentwithfeet and his supporting act Kelsey Lu. She opened with her recent single “Shades of Blue,” commanding the hall with the clarity and resonance of...

Schmutz Playlist | January 2019

New year, new meme. AM I RIGHT?! Schmutz has got a lot in the works for 2019, so hold onto your butts, kids!...

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