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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...

New & Notable XXII

The cooler weather is finally starting to grip Berlin and we're all starting to feel it. Good thing for you Schmutz cares. Schmutz cares so much that we've compiled some hot tracks to warm you up. You're welcome darlings. Ellemetue Canada This track recalls some of...

New & Notable XXI

New & Notable is old enough to drink in the United States! Hazaa! We've gathered tracks specifically geared towards an older, more mature drinking crowd for this one. We hope you'll enjoy the sophisticated taste of this edition. Our Echoes Scream Japan Horror...

Photo Recap: The Vaccines & whenyoung

The Vaccines and whenyoung had sold out Festsaal Kreuzberg weeks before their show on October 26th, but we were able to get our lad from Kingston upon Hull, Jack Hare, in there to shoot the bands. Keep a close eye on this one folks, it's not the last time he'll be...

New Track: Party Fears – Dog Star

We're telling you no lies when we say the gals of Party Fears will have you out of your seat for a boogie with their new track 'Dog Star'. Champions of the (heavier) indie dance scene in Berlin, that unrelenting post-punk bass, those hand claps, and very real talent...

New & Notable XX

Woah! We've hit the alustrious twenty mark for our "New & Notable" serious! But you know what they say... "There's no sleep till Kreuzberg" and we've really taken that one to heart, we're not going to stop turning out the N&N's until the world knows about all the good...

Music Video: RYL – Ian Curtis (Frying Burgers)

The Radical Youth League is at it again! They've unfurled Berlin's red carpet and look who's rolled out, it's Ian Curtis and he's got some special sauce for ya. RYL's new garage jammer puts you through your paces, would you eat a burger fixed by the corpse of Joy...

New & Notable XIX

Schmutz has a banger of a show coming up on October 11th at Maria Antoinette but that isn't everything that's going on in the world (but almost). We've roped some real doozies together for this edition of N&N. Drop in, turn out, tune on. Surrogate Sibling Germany We...

Jealous: new live video for “Thunder”

Gutter queens, Jealous are back with a live video for their track "Thunder" ahead of their new EP What's Your Damage. Shot at beloved punk haunt 8MM, the satanists are caught possessing mortal souls and breaking your heart, peep the video below. They'll be having...

Schmutz Playlists | October 2018

The witching hour is almost upon us. All the doors are locked, pentagram and candles are at hand. All we need now is you. We're attending séances all over the city this October and the below bands and artists are providing the soundtracks for our collective doom....