20.00 Uhr
Musik   Schokoladen OPEN STAGE

play your songs unplugged!
starts between 8:30 and 9 pm. artists should arrive around 8 pm!

cozy athmosphere, perfect sound and support by our engineer, delicate tunes afterwords and delicious drinks!

Just you, perhaps a friend, not more than two instruments and two to four songs! no drums or bass amplifier!
just come over!


Mo 22.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   LVMEN (Post Rock, Hardcore / CZE) Special Guest: Tomáš Palucha

Afterwards: SCHOKOKUSS - Die queere Punk-Elektro-Nacht
nice shice shows & cassiopeia präsentieren...

(Post Hardcore, Ambient, Metal / CZE)

ffo: Neurosis, Isis, Slint, Swans,Lightbearer, Russian Circles

(Post Rock, Instrumental, Indie / CZE)

EINLASS: 19:00
BEGINN: 20:00
ENDE: 22:00 (strict!)


Afterwards: SCHOKOKUSS - Die queere Punk-Elektro-Nacht

Fr 26.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows prsnts: KRANK (punk, hh) + COLD KIDS (synth punk, ba) + BIJOU IGITT (punk, hh)

+ aftershow djs (tba)
Little League Shows presents:

Krank /// punk, hh
Cold Kids /// synth punk, ba
Bijou Igitt /// punk, hh

im Schokoladen. türen 19 uhr, beginn 20 uhr pünktlich. nach 22 uhr: aftershow djs (tba).
»Hier geht es um Krank und die neue LP „Die Verdammten“ und darum, dass die Welt Bands wie KRANK braucht, denn die machen den Kopf an und sprechen mir aus der Seele. … Ich nenne sowas Indiepunk, aber das hier hat soviel Power, dass da Slayer wie Opas aussehen. Krank haut uns eine Wahrheit nach der anderen um die Ohren und ich fange an mein Handeln zu hinterfragen. Musik soll doch was mit Dir machen, oder? Hier passiert was und ich will mitziehen.«

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Cold Kids »liefern vier unglaubliche Hits mit Lost Sounds-Keyboard, richtig guten Texten (Rio, alter Punker!) und leichtem Retro-Charme, ohne das hier irgendwie auf Retro gemacht wurde. … Versatzstücke aus Punk und Wave, die gerne auch mal disharmonisch sein dürfen, bilden demnach die Spielwiese für durchdacht provokante Texte, welche Establishment und Spießbürgertum nichts gutes abgewinnen wollen und auch sonst zickig bis zeckig daherkommen.« 

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»Musikalisch erinnern Bijou Igitt an einen Mix aus Knochenfabrik, Affenmesserkampf und Die Bullen mit leichten Indie-Einflüssen. Die Songs sind eingängig und melodisch, aber schnell im Tempo, mit mal harmonischem, mal etwas diffusem Gesang, textlich mit Humor und Biss.«

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Sa 27.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Süper!Nice!: Die Wallerts x Wohnzimmerkonzert 2018

Das neue Jahr steht vor der Tür, Zeit fürs Wallerts Wohnzimmerkonzert im Schokoladen!

Die Wallerts (humppa-style/berlin)

Einlass: 19 Uhr
Konzert: 20 Uhr

Ab 03.01.2018 gibts Karten an der Theke!

DIE WALLERTS machen Humppa! Seit ihrer Gründung 2004 proben sie das maximal einmal die Woche in ihrem Berliner Kohlen-Keller. Anfangs spielten sie zum Vergnügen auf Privatpartys für ein paar Bier oder waren als Straßenband unterwegs, heute füllen sie regelmäßig die Tanzlokale der Stadt. Ihre Mission ist seither nicht einfach: Spaß haben, Tanzen, die Sau rauslassen und zusammen einen heben.

Mo 29.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   M:Soundtrack & Puschen present: David Nance (US/Simon Joyner band) + TBA

followed by mondays new regular - "Strange Tunes on Monday"
David Nance's "River With No Color" is sinewy and lean. It sneaks like a jittery stray around a convenience store dumpster, as murky rhythms build over six-minutes of low rumble, jagged distortion and Nance's fatigued vocals that reference garbage and piles of cash.

"Have you ever watched an empty bag of Doritos float down a body of water and know that your existence is the problem even though it isn't your bag of Doritos?" Nance explains over Skype from his home in Omaha, Nebraska. "Well add a Crazy Horse rhythm and you get "River With No Color.'"

The man is correct. Besides questioning self worth over heavy guitar riffs, his latest album Do the Boogie—a follow up to last year's excellent More Than Enoughcontains swaggering boogie rock that's been likened to Canned Heat, damaged noise in the vein of Cleveland's Pere Ubu and more fragile pieces that's been likened to the New Zealand pop of David Kilgour and Peter Jefferies.

Nance was born and raised in Grand Island, a small town two hours west of Omaha, but it was Omaha, with its cheap rent and supportive music scene, where he established a name playing in small bars and house shows alongside Simon Joyner, The Prairies, and Brimstone Howl and over 15 years he's earned a reputation as an instinctive and creative performer and songwriter. A brief period living in Los Angeles was spent recording More Than Enough before he scrapped it and returned to Omaha with his wife to rerecord the album.

The album was his first full-band full-length, and followed the brilliant but under-heard 2013 Actor's Diary LP, as well as a string of limited-edition, intense and emotionally destructive cassette releases.

For the Negative Boogie sessions Nance upgraded from his usual Tascam 4-track to spend three days in ARC (Another Recording Company), a studio close to home and one that worked within his budget. "We got a great deal. If we paid for studio time, engineer Ben Brodin offered to record for free. We were getting a pretty good rate and the label put up some money. I don't have much money to put into stuff like this".

"I guess we were just trying to get it to sound like drugs."

Recording with Kevin Donahue and Tom May, Nance recorded fifteen songs with live bass, drums and vocals to add to the 'crammed down in the basement feel'. At the time he was obsessed with Grand Funk Railway's 1974 version of "The Loco-Motion" and Todd Rundgren's "coked-out production." "I guess we were just trying to get it to sound like drugs," he tells me.

Perhaps to balance this 'studio time', Nance and Simon Joyner have also recorded an at-home re-creation of the Rolling Stones' 1973 album Goats Head Soup. "It's a stupid album. There are a lot of dumb songs on it," laughs Nance. "When we went to record it we discovered that the lyrics and some of the arrangements were horrible so we just made up our own. But I like self indulgent and bloated rock 'n' roll."

Nance has also has an interest in lo- fi rock, in particular some of the lesser known acts on New Zealand labels Flying Nun and Xpressway.

In Los Angeles Nance got to play with Flying Nun band the Renderers and he and Joyner will play with prolific New Zealand musician Bill Direen on an upcoming record that Joyner is releasing on his label. "One of the things that I love about New Zealand music is that it's made for the community and at times it seems totally removed from the world."

Mi 31.01.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Animal Bizarre (Stoned, Fuzzy Heavy Rock 'N' Roll/Wiesbaden) + Oddjobmen (Rock'n'nRoll/Berlin) prsented by Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking

door 7 pm, show 8 pm (from 10 pm with DJ Chrille mit Punkrock + R'n'R)

This Three-Piece from Wiesbaden brings you a hot desert breeze in a bluesy manner with fuzzy riffs. The warm and enchanting voice perfectly complements their heavy carpet of sound that every addict of Stoner Rock will groove to!

Aus dem Wiesbadener Dreiergespann erwächst ein bizarres Tier, dass mit groovigem verspielten Sound zwischen Stoner, Blues und Heavy Rock sein Unwesen treibt. Der fuzzige Soundteppich fühlt sich an wie eine heiße Wüstenbrise gepaart mit der rohen Gewalt eines Sandsturms, der jeden Stoner-Freak zum Regentanz animiert.
Rock 'N' Roll!

Do 01.02.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   FOR THE WIN (poppunk/usa) + ALLTAGSDASEIN presented by Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking

For The Windoor 7 pm, show 8 pm (from 10 pm with DJ Hunky Dory - Punkrock,Trash,Postpunk)
More Punkshows!

From the outset, Heavy Thoughts sounds like an utter disaster on paper. Brought to us by San Diego five-piece, FOR THE WIN, it feels like a glorified time warp to 2009; offering a heavier brand of pop-punk that echoes the likes of Four Year Strong, A Day to Remember and Set Your Goals, all while applying a rawer, albeit still nuanced sheen to the proceedings. Heavy Thoughts − their second full-length album and their debut release under the much maligned label Victory Records − sees the band spewing out major key breakdowns, gang vocals and larger-than-life sing-along choruses that saturate virtually every track. It's very familiar ground but thanks to the assured, exuberant vocals, courtesy of frontman Kyle Christensen, coupled with intelligible and often explosive guitar riffs, Heavy Thoughts successfully doles out a series of arena-primed bangers that are forced to co-exist with some unfortunate song writing blunders. Still, it manages to give A Day to Remember's most recent and disappointing offering, Bad Vibrations, a serious run for its money.




Möchtegernpunk aus Berliner Hochglanzghettos



Wir sind ne Band.
2 Gitarren, Bass, Schlagzeug, 3x Singsang, fertig.
Wer mehr wissen will,,
wer nicht, nicht.

Fr 02.02.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   THE POSTMAN IS THE MUSIC SCENE #2: THE SANDELLS (Manchester/UK) + PLeaSureDomE (Manchester/Berlin)

Mit dem Erfolg des ersten Jon the Postman Tribute Abend im Antje Øklesund in Berlin im Jahr 2016 folgt 2018 Ausgabe Nr. 2. Und zwar an Jons Geburtstag, den 2. Februar im Schokoladen in Mitte.
Mit The SANDELLS und PLeaSureDomE live auf der Rosenbühne.
Die Show beginnt um 20 Uhr, ab 22h dann DJs.
Eine Nacht, um sich zu erinnern und zu tanzen!

With the success of the first Jon at Antje Øklesund in Berlin in 2016.... the second is up and coming in 2018!
It will be on Jon's birthday, 2nd February at Schokoladen in Mitte.
With live performances of SANDELLS and PLeaSureDomE !
The show starts at 8pm, there will be DJs from 10pm on.
It will be a night to remember... and to dance!

THE SANDELLS (Manchester/UK):
The Sandells were formed in Manchester in 2006 by vocalist/bassist Tim Lyons (The Things/Harvey's Rabbit/Red Turns To). They name their music "krautpunk" as it takes the spirit and sound of 70s German bands such as Can and Neu! and the attitude of Punk. They even played as backing band for ex- Can vocalist Damo Suzuki in Manchester. The three guys are old enough to remember those days... but with the will to create something new and different, in their own way. 
Tim Lyons was also playing with Jon the Postman in Manchester back in 1977-79.

PLeaSureDomE (Manchester/Berlin):
PLeaSureDomE present a unique and stylish homage to everything 'Alternative' from it's beginnings up until the present day. Songs by Bowie, T-Rex, Roxy Music, Sweet, the Cure, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Ramones, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol and many more. Guitarist Mark Standley (Ex-V2, Glitter Band, Sigue Sigue Sputnik) reformed the band in 2013 with four international musicians in Berlin after initial success in the UK. They deliver driving Rock'n'Roll in combination with a remarkable look inspired partly by Bowie/Roxy Music and the glamorous 1920s in Berlin: androgynous, sexy and always charming! This summer they were the live band in the successful stage musical 'Loving The Alien' at Monster Ronson's.

(DJs: tba)

About Jon the Postman:
Jon the Postman (1959-2015) was a Manchester punk musician who actually worked as a postman. One of the attendees at the first Sex Pistols gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4th June 1976, he has been described as "a committed and omnipresent figure on the punk and post-punk scene in Manchester". After first impromptu performances singing his own rendition of ‘Louie Louie’ after the headlining band, he subsequently was forming his own band (Peurile / JtP’s Psychedelic Rock 'N' Roll 5 Skinners) and becoming a regular support act for the likes of The Fall, Buzzcocks and Warsaw/Joy Division among others. In the movie ‘24 Hour Party People’, Jon was portrayed by comedian Dave Gorman. Since early 2000s he had a close connection to Berlin.

Sa 03.02.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows prsnts: BIKINI JESUS (indie pop surf, bln) + tba

+ What Difference Does it Make DJs (indie/new wave/post-punk/60s/...)

Bikini Jesus
/// As soon as they meet, the dreadful Berlin weather turns into bright sunshine. Little is known about how exactly this works, but it seems to require a certain ritual involving reverb-drenched guitars, hypnotic bass lines, twisted drum beats and bittersweet vocals. Despite a lack of scientific evidence, Bikini Jesus continue to celebrate their climate-change voodoo in front of selected audiences.

Mo 05.02.2018
19.00 Uhr
Musik   ApocaLipstick Disco presents: HAVE BLUE (Garage/BLN)

Aftershow: Vanessa Valez + Stroko (Psych, Garage, Freakbeat, Popsike)
Have Blue ist laut, schnell und ungezähmt. Die Band wurde Ende 2014 in Berlin gegründet, um die Quintessenz der späten 60s auf die Bühne zu bringen. Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug, jede Menge Energie, Tempo und ausschließlich eigenes Material - wild und primitiv. Es gibt keine Message, sie sind keine Propheten die hinauslaufen, um die Welt zu ändern, sondern pure Hedonisten auf der Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral der Satisfaction. Wer an Cream, The Stooges oder MC5 denkt, wird wissen, was zu erwarten ist.

see & listen:

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