Donnerstag 17.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
ApocaLipstick Disco
ApocaLipstick Disco presents: BLEEDINGBLACKWOOD feat. Martina Bertoni + Hakan Tugrul
Aftershow: DJ Alex Plush Anders ( Glam / Punk / Wave )

BLEEDINGBLACKWOOD + MARTINA BERTONI

Martina Bertoni is a Berlin based cellist.

Classically trained, she skipped classic music to explore different territories of ambient, improvisation, experimental and electronic music. The core of her work is based on rebuilding her identity as a cellist and deconstructing the relationship with her instrument by applying compositional and performing techniques that belong to electronic and ambient music.
After many years spent playing and recording with other artists, she decided to pursue her solo path. Thus, in 2018 she released her fist solo EP, In A Paradise You Would Be Happy and currently she is working on a full length album. Her cello has been featured on numerous records and soundtracks for awarded movies and TV series.
Adding to that, she's composed different scores for movies, theatre and dance performances.
In Berlin she’s a member of many projects and bands, whom with keeps on performing and collaborating (Jochen Arbeit’s Soundscapes, Martina Bertoni & Munsha, Bleedingblackwood).

https://martinabertoni.bandcamp.com/music

Bleedingblackwood

Timo C Engel aka Bleedingblackwood performs atmospheric Lo-Fi Pop Hymns. Sometimes minimalistic, sometimes opulent. Sometimes borrowed from the world and transferred to the computer but always connected to nature. Acoustic guitar and toy piano, kalimba and glockenspiel – Bontempi meets accordeon, a lonely Metronome, a deep voice. Mostly he performs with his other musical half Martina Bertoni.

https://bleedingblackwood.bandcamp.com/



HAKAN TUGRUL

Hakan Tugrul was born 1985 in Istanbul and lives today in Berlin and Istanbul.
Since his childhood he has been very enthusiastic about music. In 2009 he discovered the Santur for himself - an instrument which has its roots in ancient Persia and later in India. At first he taught himself how to play the trapezoid corpus strung with metal strings. On his travels through Iran - among other things with the aim to learn traditional playing techniques - he then met the many Santur masters and learned from them. From 2014 he was on the road with various musical ensembles at international festivals and concerts, composed pieces for albums, film, TV and documentaries and played in various workshops as well as meditation and yoga courses.
In summer 2018 he performed together with the Ney player Tayfun Guttstadt and the project "Efendi Groove" at the Fusion Festival. They still work together as musicians in Berlin. In addition to his diverse solo appearances, he works with various musicians of different origins and gives Santur lessons in Berlin.

Freitag 18.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
little league shows prsnts: Dancehall (post-punk, ldn) & Bikini Jesus [indie pop surf, bln] + Tear Pop to Shreds. Boombox Edition. Party
aftershow DJs: Tear Pop to Shreds (funk/disco/post-punk/early rap/boogie ... on vinyl)

Little League Shows prsnts:

DANCEHALL /// indie-shoegaze-post-punk, ldn
& Bikini Jesus /// surf-new wave-indie pop, bln

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts 8 pm! aftershow djs: Tear Pop to Shreds (post-punk/funk/mutant-disco/afro-funk/early rap/boogie ... event: -> Tear Pop to Shreds. boombox edition.).
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»DANCEHALL are a trio of believers in distortion, energy and melody from London who meld their droning shoegaze with serrated punk.« ... »Heroes of London's DIY underground scene, matching hypnotic post-punk tendencies against delirious, off piste pop.«

dancehallband.com /// dancehall.bandcamp.com

»As soon as Bikini Jesus meets, 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.«

/// bikinijesus.bandcamp.com ///

Samstag 19.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
RONIN (Cinematic Instrumental Groove, Ravenna/Italy) + ELSTERN (exp. Jazz Noise, Berlin)
doors 19:00 - show 20:00 - danach dj mietze fiebels aka pop&trash (indie/new wave/...)

Statement
After a small pause of a couple of years, Bruno Dorella is back with his creation, Ronin, with a completely new line-up and an album which changes a bit in direction yet still remains in the same cinematic and instrumental groove of the band. The idea was to write an album which had as a reference barren land as opposed to vast openness (of desert or water) which the music of Ronin is usually associated with. Something less languid and more raw. There was also the desire to underline a certain aesthetic closeness to classical music.

Line-up
With this in my mind the help of the new guitarist, Nicola Manzan (well-known as Bologna Violenta and as an ex-member of Baustelle, Teatro Degli Orrori and others) was a great help. Manzan is also a greatly appreciated violinist who has studied at the conservatory. His contribution was that of timbre, through the introduction of the violin, as well as harmonic in arranging the pieces.
To obtain the effect of immediacy the choice was made to record on 8 track tape, playing all together and mixing directly on the mixer instead of using a computer (thanks to the expert hand of Guilio Favero). 7 tracks were used for live recording while one track was kept free for eventual overdubs (for example the clarinet on “Wicked”). An old-school method which goes against the trend of the digital market made possible thanks to new bassist, Roberto Villa (active as J.D. Hangover, member of The Gang) who owns a completely analogical studio named Lamormiononmuore. Roberto, who came up through ballroom orchestras, follows the tradition of the band which states that you must be able to play at least two instruments as he also plays the clarinet. On the drums there is Alessandro Vagnoni, (also a member of Bologna Violenta as well as being active in other groups such as Bushi and Drovag, and is a well-known session musician in the heavy metal scene), who adapted immediately to the dry style needed for this album.


Bruto Minore
The title of the album is Bruto Minore, inspired by a Canzone (in the meaning of the form of poetry known as Canzone) by Giacomo Leopardi in which is imagined the monologue of Marcus Junius Brutus after the defeat of Fillippi and the assassination of Julius Caesar. Defeat, (a theme which has always been very close to the image of Ronin) contains an honorable way out for a man of valor through suicide, seen as a final gesture to hold his head high in front of the indifference of Fate and Nature towards human acts and gestures of heroism. Added to this theme though is the estranged effect that the name Bruto Minore has on us today, invoking violent and indeed brutal concepts with the name Bruto as well as “base” concepts, mundane or low profile concepts with the adjective Minore, which is also an important musical term, especially for Ronin whose works are almost 90% in minor, opposite to the joy and fullness of major. Therefore, two words which, in Ronin's case, invoke two images which are close to the group. The album contains 8 original tracks and one cover, Tuvan Internazionale by Hun-Huur-Tu.

The cover
Ronin asked Marina Girardi, who usually has an extremely feminine and aerial touch, to try to be as masculine and earthly as possible. This was to highlight the themes mentioned above. Almost immediately she came up with the extraordinary result that you see on the cover, an image which is both harsh and gentle at the same time.

Black Candy Records
Ronin decided to sign a three record contract with Black Candy Records, putting faith into this second phase of the label which has decided to relaunch itself compared to a market which is more and more ephemeral. A different (discographic) world must be possible.

Ronin “Bruto Minore”
Bruno Dorella — guitar
Nicola Manzan — guitar, violin
Roberto Villa — bass, clarinet
Alessandro Vagnoni — drums

Sonntag 20.10. 20:00 Uhr Musik
Open Stage
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!

#openstageberlin
Montag 21.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
MoE (Noise-Rock, Oslo) + Hypnodrone Ensemble (Space-/Krautrock, Berlin)
doors 19:00 - show 20:00

The Norwegian band MoE is known for mixing their minimalistic compositions with alternative and experimental approaches that fails to fit in the rock genre. With countless collaborations exceeding the borders of rock and noise, MoE seeks the absolute presence in the execution of the music. Loud and violently, they molest their instruments and bring the listener closer to a healthy insanity. MoE continues working in an unpredictable, noisy and dark landscape, with a broad musical hunger.



Canadian experimental guitarists Aidan Baker (of Nadja) & Eric Quach (aka thisquietarmy) formed Hypnodrone Ensemble in Berlin, Germany in 2014. With a rotating line-up, though regularly featuring drummers Kristin Sebastian, Angela Muñoz Martínez, & Jérémie Mortier, the group creates music combining atmospheric, psychedelic textures with motorik, propulsive poly-rhythms. Their debut album was released in 2015 on Consouling Sounds in conjunction with an appearance at Incubate Festival. Their second album, The Shape of Space, was released in 2015 by Calostro Recordings/Little Crack'd Rabbit & the group's third full-length, ...Plays Orchestral Favourites, recorded as a 9-piece ensemble, was released in October 2018 on Wolves & Vibrancy.

Mittwoch 23.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
Puschen & Little League Shows prsnt: DUMB (garage/post-punk, can) + Lassie [wave/punk/garage, le]
aftershow tunes w/ dj darmok (The Chop Magazine)

Puschen & Little League Shows prsnt:

DUMB /// garage post-punk, vancouver/can, Mint Records
+ LASSIE /// post-punk/wave/garage, le

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts around 8 pm! live music till 10 pm, then aftershow tunes w/ dj darmok (The Chop Magazine).
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»With their new album Club Nites, DUMB are confirming what we already knew: they’re one of the wildest post-punk bands in Canada right now.«

dumbband.bandcamp.com/ /// instagram.com/dumb_41/

»LASSIE: Fucked up, sample-heavy German garage/post-punk. Definitely part of this newest wave of wacky post-Devo weirdos, with their squealy feedback and their dissonant, droning vocals. “The 4th Wall” gets into a fun groove before rolling right into the dystopian rock’n’roll nightmare that is “Zegway Cop.” They probably wear cool sunglasses all the time. Just a freaky, trashy sound all around.« (from razorcake.org)

lasssie.bandcamp.com /// instagram.com/lassie_itsalongwaytothetop/

Donnerstag 24.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
Hildegard von Binge Drinking (Power-Kraut n Knertz-Rap, Würzburg) + Slumb Party (Hyperactive Post Punk / No Wave, UK)
aftershow dj: rob (post-punk/funk/mutant-disco..., Tear Pop to Shreds)
Thirsty & Miserable & Little League Shows prsnt:

Hildegard von Binge Drinking (power-kraut n knertz-rap, würzburg) &
Slumb Party (hyperactive post-punk/no wave, nottingham/uk)

doors 19:00, show 19:30 (sharp!). + aftershow dj: rob (post-punk/funk/mutant-disco..., Tear Pop to Shreds). at Schokoladen.
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"Der Rausch, die Mystik, geschickt in einen Dialog gesetzt mit dem Bandnamen: Hildegard von Binge Drinking, passend im Nonnenornat, machen einen heftigen Clash von Electro mit Krautrock." (taz)

"Mischung aus Kraftwerk-Synthies, Computerstimmen, mächtig Groove und allerlei spacigen Effekten." (OxFanzine)

"Faszinierende Mischung aus Postpunk und Kosmischer Musik. Ganz hervorragende Platte." (Trust Fanzine)

"Zwischen Elektronik, Zombiprog und krautigem Punk. Weiter so!" (Babyblaue Seiten)

hildegardvonbingedrinking.org /// hildegardvonbingedrinking.bandcamp.com

»Keep an ear tuned to the underground and it’s odds on you’ll hear some pretty fearsome rumblings. Point your ears in the direction of Nottingham and you’ll find the righteous blast of Slumb Party – a post-punk-skronk party of such hip-gyrating magnitude they’ll make you wanna take a bulldozer to your nearest nightclub and pull shapes on the ruins.

Their debut 7” dropped earlier this year via German label Erste Theke Tontraeger, and with this debut LP following so shortly afterwards, you should have a good idea of their natural pace. Fittingly, songs are concise and snappy, with flashes of everything from the rhythms of 80s Athens, GA (Pylon, early B-52s), the soul/punk hybrid of both The Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up, the hyper-whacked sax rush of the Contortions… plus yer Minutemen, yer Gang Of Fours, yer Shoppings, yer favourite bands with attitude and heads so full of ideas you’ll find yourself wondering why most bands fail to make a sassy combination of arts and smarts sound this fkn essential.«

slumbparty.bandcamp.com /// instagram.com/slumb_party
Freitag 25.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
ApocaLipstick Disco
ApocaLipstick Disko presents: KAELTE // Folk Noire + LEDING // Dark Folk for the Broken
Aftershow: Alex Plush AnderS and Friends (Glam/Punk/Wave)

// KAELTE //

KAELTE ist ein deutschsprachiger Musiker, der sein Schaffen gerne als Endzeitromantik beschreibt. Der allgemein düstere Klang wird zusätzlich durch den melancholischen Gesang des Sängers abgerundet. Seit 2006 entwickelt Sven Martin seine eigene Interpretation von Musik. Inspiriert von einer Vielzahl künstlerischer Einflüsse entstanden so vier Alben, die sich stilistisch in Richtung Darkwave, Darkfolk und Neofolk bewegen. Die melancholisch fragilen Klanggebilde wollen bewusst experimentell bleiben und durch ihre Schlichtheit bestechen. Gebündelt mit lyrisch deutschsprachiger Textkunst manifestiert sich das Gesamtwerk in einer Einzigartigkeit die das Publikum in ihren Bann zieht.

https://www.facebook.com/kaeltemusik/
https://kaeltemusik.bandcamp.com


// LEDING //

Guitarist. Songwriter. Vocalist.

After nearly three decades of playing the guitar and writing songs in rockbands, playing countless gigs with a full band lineup letting his ears bleed, it apperars that one day he found himself buying an acoustic guitar and to write and play solo acoustic songs. Songs for the broken. But his roots still are what they´ve ever been:

Classical independent artist with a tendency to dark melancholy, tragedy and dreaming. Sounds, produced with acoustic as well as with electric guitars, sometimes consistently use of effect devices and thus not following the ascetic purism of classical singer-songwriters. The voice, also an instrument, penetrated by the spirit of doubt: sometimes clear and melodious, sometimes brittle and complaining, sometimes hard and rough and cold. No poet, rather a seeker in the space between the tones and the sound, thus encrypting messages, knowing that there may be different, partly paradoxical interpretations.

https://www.facebook.com/ledingsolo/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6uYCGNyRk4NHgGrviCrNWN?si=5UPencI8Rey-sdUXr1xR5g&fbclid=IwAR0_zZYHIVu88iJMW1CjXpT-izdSYcvR0Bj7xQhe5tHeMD6nZwxCztv7uUI

// Aftershow: //

Alex Plush Anders
(Glam / Punk / Wave)

Samstag 26.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
OFFBEATCLUB
OFFBEATCLUB: Rolando Random & the young soul rebels (Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae-Bln)
Single Release Party

Nach gefühlten 100 Jahren Abstinenz ist es nun so weit: Rolando Random & the young soul rebels haben sich in den vergangenen Monaten unzählige Nächte in über- und unterirdischen Proberäumen und Aufnahmestudios herumgetrieben und veröffentlichen nun endlich wieder einen Tonträger. Und was für einen! Schwarzes Vinyl im kompakten 7”-Format – zwei Songs, 45 Umdrehungen pro Minute, streng limitierte Auflage.
Ein Sammlerstück! Auf der einen Seite wird der bisher viel zu wenig
beachtete Kinks-Klassiker “Everybody Else” endlich in eingängigen Offbeats abgefeiert. Auf der anderen Seite nähern sich Rolando Random & the young soul rebels mit dem potentiellen Hit
“How Tomorrow Will Be” sowohl dem Soul-Beat der späten 60er Jahre an, als auch aktuellen existentialistischen Fragestellungen.
Wer das gerne überprüfen möchte ist eingeladen, am 26. Oktober 2019 in den Schokoladen zu kommen. Es darf getanzt werden!
Nach dem Konzert findet sich bei Bedarf bestimmt die Gelegenheit, mit der Band einen geistigen Austausch darüber zu führen, was dem einen oder anderen die Zukunft bringt bzw. dass es immer einen Sinn gibt. Auch dann noch, wenn wir die unendlichen Weiten des Universums noch nicht ganz verstehen.
Live long and prosper!

 

 

Montag 28.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
M:Soundtrack
M:Soundtrack: Erin Durant (US/ Keeled Scales)
Thursdays = Great Music, Cheap Beer, New and Old Friends and best listening livingroom in town!

 

Erin Durant // Rarely does an artist appear, as if out of thin air, with a full body of work where lyrically lush songs carry you into other worlds as if they were your own. Erin Durant's second album, Islands (came out June 2019) is an odyssey of sorts, with songs that blur the line between reality and fiction. Produced by Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio, the eight songs deliver clarity within mystery and adventure in their uncluttered vignettes.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Durant has been based in New York for over a decade, all the while keeping track of the intricacies of life surrounding her and diligently developing her craft as a songwriter and performer. Lyrically, she composes most songs on piano, songs that tend to unfold structurally like a memory or a scene from a movie. As a performer, Durant usually transports a 232-pound ¾ size piano to venues without one. To hear her play the instrument makes plain her case for the extra effort. Her music is rooted in an ongoing dialogue between the physicality of her playing and the high, clear tone of her voice. Enmeshed with one another, it’s a display of an artist in full possession of herself and vision.

Durant’s collaboration with Malone introduced an expansiveness in sound. She knew she wanted the songs to be fuller. They welcomed instrumentation into the fold, including a complete rhythm section, the hum of pedal steel, and warm flourishes of brass and woodwinds. These are generous songs intended to breathe. They never fall into a grid. Instead, they pause and gallop, expand and contract, and pass through time unhurried.

 

 

Mittwoch 30.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
HEATHE (noisy Doom/Hypno-Rock, Aalborg/DK) + WELS (Noise- Mathrock-Duo, Berlin)
doors 19:00 - show 20:00

HEATHE is a project born in Aalborg, Denmark, with a core of one single person and an ever changing lineup consisting of experienced musicians from bands like Get Your Gun, Kogekunst, Dad Rocks, Kellermensch, Howie Gelb a.o.
Taking its starting point in dissonance and endless repetitions, Heathe conjure massive and overwhelming, sonic walls of reverb trenched and metallic sounding noise collages, where desperate screams shrouded in colossal aggressive energy bursts reverberate in an endless darkness.
In the spring of 2016 heathe released its demo tape on the small Aalborg-based label Danish Vaishyas and in May 2019 their debut album, “ON THE TOMBSTONES; THE SYMBOLS ENGRAVED”, will see the light of day. On the album Heathe slowly moves from breathtaking blackened doom to enervating and noisy hypno-rock. The record will be released by german-based label Wolves and Vibrancy digitally and on vinyl.
In a live setting Heathe unfolds as a 7-12 piece orchestra, where strings, horns, guitars, drums and organs paint trance inducing and massive soundscapes where eternity and the present moments melt together in an almost ceremoniel experience.

Donnerstag 31.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking
Mahoney (Punk/Innsbruck) + Gisela (HC-Punk/Innsbruck)
show 8pm, DJ from 10 pm

Mahoney: Mahoney wurde erst 2018 ins Lebengerufen und ist eine durch und durch politische Punkrockband. Mit Songs wie "Kickl" oder "Hinnspuck Storys" zum Beispiel wird mit der (damals) politischen Führung als auch der Elitepolitik der Tiroler Landshauptstadt abgerechnet. Der Name der kürzlich erschienen Debut EP "Police Epidemie" sagt alles...

 

Gisela: Die Gisela ist gegen Intellenz, Sauerkraut, Esoterik, Leichtathletik und Arbeit. Hc-Punk der sich nicht gewaschen hat...sondern ordenltich stinkt und gerade deswegen im Gedächtniss bleibt !

 

Freitag 01.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Maffai (indie/post-punk)

Maffai
Alpha-Zen-Touri 2019
präsentiert von OxFanzine

01.11. Berlin - Schokoladen
Einlass: 19:00
Beginn: 20:00
Support : tba

Es wird nur Abendkasse geben !

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Das Gegengift zum Erwachsenwerden trägt einen neuen Namen: Maffai.
Das 2018 in Süddeutschland gegründete Quartett bewegt sich soundtechnisch irgendwo zwischen wütendem Indie und filigranem Post-Punk. Aus Melodie und rauer Oberfläche sticht hier insbesondere die Emocore-Sozialisierung der Bandmitglieder hervor. Spätestens live wird dies omnipräsent hörbar. Kein unnötiger Ballast. Kein Schnickschnack. Drei Minuten reichen, um gezielt auf den Punkt zu kommen.
Maffai kombinieren verwaschene Gitarrenmelodien und flächige Synthies mit Texten zwischen Direktheit und kryptischer Metapher. Somit treiben sie den Zuhörer tanzend durch alle Gefühlslagen – und zwar solange bis auch dem Letzten die Teenage Angst ins Gesicht geschrieben steht.

Samstag 02.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
SONIC BOOM
Sonic Boom: Monza (Noiserock/Space Core-München) & Colored Moth (Noiserock/PostHardcore-Bln)
Aftershow DJ's mit Pristine Velvet & DJ Hunky Dory (Post-Punk/Synthwave)

Postrock, Noise Rock, Shoegaze, deutsche Texte, all die Sachen, die sowieso jeder gerade macht. Aber irgendwie anders. Eine Noise-Predigt, die die Apokalypse vorbereitet. Das ist MONZA. Ja, genau, das ist MONZA Noise.

Menschen brauchen Schubladen, sie fühlen sich sonst unwohl. Was sich nicht einordnen lässt, darf nicht sein. Wie soll man das also jetzt nennen, wenn die kleine Schwester fragt?
Postrock-trifft-Noiserock-und-Progrock-und-Ambient-ist-sowieso-nie-verkehrt-im-Weltall?
MONZA Noise nennen es Space Core.

Colored Moth - AMBIENT NOISE PUNX
::::a pushing borders and punk ethics driven experiment. touching noise-rock, post-hardcore and screamo elements::::

https://youtu.be/K1_9zRQwAeg

Montag 04.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
Little League Shows & I Am You Music prsnt: HILA RUACH (garage/indie, tlv) + Jaguar No Me [psych pop, bln]
after the show: Strange Tunes On Monday djs.

Little League Shows & I Am You Music prsnt:

הילה רוח / hila ruach /// garage/indie rock/psych, tel aviv
+ ジャガーの眼 / Jaguar No Me /// psych pop, bln

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts 8 pm! after the show: Strange Tunes On Monday djs.
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Hila is a writer, singer, poet, bassist and producer who released two highly critically acclaimed solo albums in Israel and gained popularity among the alternative music fiends and the wide public alike, with her unique combination of garage rock, pop and psychedelia and lyrics that reveal exposed honesty and bleeding humor Hila was crowned as the Israeli indie princess.

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“Another step in the way of Hila Ruach to become the most important musician in Israel” (‘Time Out Tel Aviv’)

“One of the most important musicians the Israeli rock scene has to offer...and you know what? not only now. In the history of the Israeli music” (‘NRG’)

“In Advert Music you are the voice of this generation, or at least some voice of some generation” (‘Galgalatz radio station’)

hilaruach.bandcamp.com /// instagram.com/hila.ruach

»August In 2017, Taishi Nagasaka (Cozmik Onion Express, Fat White Family, DJ Ononiionioniion / Showa Kayo 60-80s Japanese Pop Vinyls) started to write some songs for Fat White Family, which were not used. But he really liked the tracks and didnt want to waste them, so he invited his close friend Max Bauer from German post rock band Isolation Berlin to write more songs and start a band together to encourage old people dancing. There is Schlager music in the core of our music. Then Taishi found out his friend Mi Ho plays drums and invited her for the beat and her friend Sachiko joined.«

/// jaguarnome.bandcamp.com ///

Mittwoch 06.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Lofi Lounge
Lofi-Lounge presents: Bar Dog (Record Release Party) + Kilkelly (Indie-Folk/IR/Berlin)
DJ Monophonic (Indie, Pop)

Bar Dog. The Beast in Three Piece Tweed

2019's Winds and Home brings us Bar Dog at his most 'howlingest': a melancholy-tinged tour de force full of baritone balladry, lush instrumentals, and lyrics rawer than a desert wind.

Peppered with horns, Hammond and Rhodes, the latest 12-track album is the perfect yearn: one third whiskey drizzled revelry, one third finger picked redemption, one third Cohen-esque reverie, with a dash of countrified soul.

And though this man might be fuelled by animal DNA, damn if he ain't the consummate storyteller -Winds and Home establishes Bar Dog as a leading voice amongst the cadre of songwriters currently rising out of Berlin's underground music scene like a big, bad, stupefied, cinder-winged, phoenix.

Kilkelly

Kilkelly is a project based in Berlin by Irish songwriter, Conor Kilkelly, with collaborators from the UK, Canada, Ireland and Germany. The songs are a mangled mix of genres such as blues, folk and spoken word - with a splash of the macabre for good measure.

Donnerstag 07.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
LOTTO (Atmospheric/Experimental Jazz Rock, Warschau/Berlin)

LOTTO are an instrumental trio based between Warsaw and Berlin — Łukasz Rychlicki on guitar, Mike Majkowski on bass, and Paweł Szpura on drums — blending the outer borders of jazz, country, noise, and minimal electronica, through repetitive structures and improvisation, creating a music that is both hypnotising and moving. Mike Majkowski has been touring with Hailu Mergia and drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) since 2013, he also tours as a soloist as well as in other various projects. Paweł Szpura is one of Poland’s most in-demand drummers, playing and touring in a variety of groups (Hera, Wovoka). Lotto have released three albums to date: Ask The Dust (2014), Elite Feline (2016) and VV (2017).

NEW EP PIX to be released on 26th of April 2019 on Instant Classic



Freitag 08.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
OFFBEATCLUB
OFFBEATCLUB: Jam Connection (Funk/Soul-Bln)
Aftershow DJ's Everything Crash spinning Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and early Reggae on vintage 45s

Wie keine andere Berliner Band bringt Jam Connection fette Grooves, brachiale Bläsersätze und improvisations-freudige Arrangements zusammen.
Kombiniert mit souligen Vocals spielt die zehnköpfige Band alles, was dreckig ist und Euch zum schwitzen bringt: von Deep Funk über Soul bis hin zu Hypertonical-Monster-Jive-Grooves.  
So get yourself ready ’cause here comes the FUNK!!! 

Samstag 09.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
ApocaLipstick Disco
ApocLipstick Disco presents: NO MORE + special guest "Ben Bloodygrave"

NO MORE gründen die Band 1979, als Punk und New Wave die 70er hinwegfegen, lösen sich 1986 auf, als die 80er zu sehr 80er sind.
Ende 2008 kommen sie zurück, verdichtet auf das Duo Tina Sanudakura und Andy Schwarz.
Sie touren durch ganz Europa, ruhen sich nicht auf alten Lorbeeren aus, produzieren neue Alben und stoßen in neue Gefilde vor. Oder wie die Westzeit es formuliert: "... eindrucksvoll, wie man sich entwickeln kann, ohne die Wurzeln des Selbst zu verleugnen.“
Das existentialistische „All Is Well - Senza Macchia“ untermalt einen Dortmunder Tatort und „Turnaround“, der Instant-Klassiker vom letzten Album, sorgt für volle Tanzflächen.
Schon 2009 schrieb das Londoner Playground Magazin: „It's always impressive when a band go full circle and have the presence of mind to use the music of those they've influenced to re-invirogate their own sound.“
Zum 40 jährigen Geburtstag der deutschen Underground Band NO MORE erscheint die Compilation „LOVE, NOISE & PARANOIA“.
Das Album spannt den Bogen von den Anfängen zum Jetzt, präsentiert sowohl neue als auch originale Versionen, unveröffentlichte alte und neue Songs.
NO MORE waren und sind immer in Bewegung.
Mal minimalistisch elektronisch, mal opulente Breitwand, mal treibender Postpunk, mal Ambient.
„Inside 1979“ skizziert das gesellschaftliche Umfeld ab 1977, aus dem NO MORE 1979 schlußendlich hervorgehen. „Aussichten: trübe. Der Wind kommt wie immer von vorn“.

https://www.facebook.com/official.no.more/
http://nomoremusic.de/
https://www.youtube.com/user/nomoreremakeremodel
https://www.instagram.com/no_more_music

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Ben Bloodygrave

Kurz und knapp:
„Ben Bloodygrave ist eine Berliner 1-Mann Punkband mit Synthesizern.“

Sicher stellt sich darunter jeder etwas anderes vor, deshalb doch noch etwas genauer:
Ben war früher als Drummer, Bassist und Vocalist in „klassischen“ Punkbands unterwegs, interessierte sich aber immer mehr für Synthesizer und startete 2008 sein Solo-Projekt.
Seit er 2009 von Freiburg nach Berlin zog, tourt er durch Europa und präsentiert seine erste LP „Tanz den Firlefanz“ die auf dem eigenen, gleichnamigen Label erschienen ist.
Musikalische Inspiration kommt von Minimalwave und EBM der 80er Jahre, sowie von „Idolen“ á la Schleimkeim, Telekoma und GG Allin, deren Stücke (neben den eigenen Songs) als originelle synthetische Coverversionen im Programm sind.
Auf der Bühne geht’s voll nach vorne!
Wenn die Stimmung brodelt, dann springt man für 'ne runde „Disco-Pogo“ auch mal gerne von der Bühne und schwingt die Eisenkette.

OX-Fanzine schreibt:
„Die Überraschung des Abends gab es mit Ben Bloodygrave, der mit Deutschpunk-Kutte und gepflegtem Iro nicht das brachte was man auf den ersten Blick hätte vermuten können. Stattdessen gab es einen supersympatischen Auftritt mit ziemlich genialem Elektropunk und damit auch schon das eigentliche Highlight des Abends.“

Website: www.bloodygrave.com
Bandcamp; http://benbloodygrave1.bandcamp.com/

Montag 11.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Süper!Nice!
Süper!Nice! presents: Tengil, Nathan Aeli, JaaRi
co/ Schweinhund Shows/Katerstadt Showkollektiv

Happy to have the amazing Tengil from Sweden in town for this monday show in Berlin's most beautiful venue. If you don't know them, check out their epic, atmospheric post-rock. "...like an emotional aftershock of The Cure and Deafhaven combined."
https://tengil.bandcamp.com/album/shouldhavebeens

Also, we're very curious about this Nathan Aeli they're bringing on tour. Dreamy emo-post-something. "A thick wall of guitar-based sound drenched in reverb"
https://ndotaeli.bandcamp.com/

To comple the perfect monday blues we convinced JaaRi from Berlin to open on the night with their noisy Postrock. Check their first album:
https://open.spotify.com/album/3ORryKwuooqEuC8juCNwAK

Starts early, finishes 10pm sharp!
No place for any discriminatory behaviour!

Mittwoch 13.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Fourtrack On Stage
Fourtrack: Warmer Hut (Post-Punk, Berlin) + Tania Elstermayer (Performance Art, Berlin)

Warmer Hut - deutschsprachiger post-rock-punk-pop aus Berlin. Texte wie Gold im Bilderrahmen aus Schaumstoff mit Überzug. Die Melodien erinnern diesmal aber eher an Bands wie "Die Nerven" oder "Ja, Panik". Die Band verzichtet offiziell auf Facebook-Page und ist ausschließlich physisch zu erleben. Ihr Album kann bislang nur auf der Bühne gehört werden. Das Ereignis "MUSIK" soll wieder persönlich erlebbar gemacht werden: also Handy weg und mit der Landkarte outside the box!

https://www.warmerhut.com
https://www.sarah-bart-records.at/artists/warmer-hut/

+ Tania Elstermayer
Born and raised in the Wasteland of West Germany. Art student at the UdK Berlin. Class of Thomas Zipp. Class of Mathilde ter Heijne. Performance artist. Based in Berlin, Germany.

https://www.taniaelstermeyer.net/

Donnerstag 14.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking
Mercy Music (Punkrock/US) + Movin In Stereo (Punkrock/Sweden)
show 8-10 pm, DJ from 10 pm

Movin' In Stereo, deren Mitglieder aus Neuseeland, England und Schweden stammen und es trotzdem irgendwie schaffen, eine EP namens "My Dear Effigy" zusammen zu schrauben. Das Ganze ist verortet im Punkrock-Genre und klingt so:

Freitag 15.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
little league shows & puschen prsnt: The Gotobeds (garage/post-punk, pa/us, sub pop) & B Boys [post-punk/garage, nyc, captured tracks]

Little League Shows & Puschen, livegigs, OxFanzine, ByteFM prsnt:

The Gotobeds /// post-punk, pittsburgh, us, Sub Pop Records
& B Boys /// post-punk/garage, brooklyn, us, Captured Tracks

at Schokoladen. doors 7pm, show starts around 8pm! aftershow deejays tba.
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»Das neue The Gotobeds-Album dürfte Anwärter auf den besten Album-Titel 2019 werden: Debt Begins at 30. Und überhaupt ist das Quartett aus Pittsburgh um phrasische Remineszenzen nie verlegen: während zu ihrem letzten Album der Gluten Free Jam Rock die Runde machte, werden die Spuren des jetzigen Albums kurzerhand in einem spielwütigen Generationendreiklang aufgelöst: von der schwitzigen Ursuppe des erweiterten Postpunks, Mission of Burma arbeitet man sich via Pavement hin zu den gegenwärtigen Gleichgesinnten Protomartyr und Parquet Courts. Sub Pop’s Infotext (das Label auf dem Debt Begins at 30 im Mai 2019 erscheint) spielt das zwar als den Folk der Steel City Pittsburgh runter, doch folky ist an dem eklektischen Blast nur die Nähe zum Staub der Straße: elektrifiziert, unbedarft und angstfrei schieben The Gotobeds den Wagen aus der Garage und liefern mit Debt Begins at 30 ein fantastisches Album ab, dass so übermaßen und voller Spielfreude rockt, als ob Elektromotoren schon längst wieder verboten worden wären.«

subpop.com/artists/the_gotobeds /// thegotobeds.bandcamp.com

»New York’s B Boys (Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, Britton Walker) find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.

Across two acclaimed releases on Captured Tracks—2016’s No Worry No Mind EP and 2017’s debut full-length Dada—B Boys explore solitude and self-reflection through sharp, high-energy shouts and melodic mediations. Now, the sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn, and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara) to be released on July 26, 2019.

B Boys have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, supporting acts such as Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Shame, Sunflower Bean, and Thee Oh Sees.«

capturedtracks.com/artist/b-boys/ /// bboys.bandcamp.com

Samstag 16.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Frau Vorne und die Hintermänner (Rock/Bln) + Hatless Cat (Ska/Bln)

Willkommen bei „Frau Vorne und die Hintermänner“. Wir, das sind Frauke, Ingo, André, Mike, Volkmar und Timo. Eben besagte „Frau Vorne“ und ihre Hintermänner. Die Band hat sich Ende 2016 zusammengefunden. Einige von uns haben schon früher gemeinsam musiziert und jetzt mit fortgeschrittenem Alter ein entspanntes Musikprojekt in unserer Freizeit gestartet. Wir covern Songs, die uns gefallen, mit denen wir persönlich etwas verbinden oder die wir als Herausforderung sehen. Dabei bedienen wir uns munter verschiedenster Stilrichtungen und Musikelemente. Deswegen ist es auch schwer sich hier festzulegen, in welche Schublade unsere Musik zu stecken ist. Sicherlich geht der Trend aufgrund unserer Blaskapelle bestehend aus Mike (Posaune) und Ingo (Trompete) ein bisschen Richtung Ska und Rock, aber auch für Elemente aus Punk, Funk, Reggae und Pop sind wir uns nicht zu schade. Hauptsache es klingt gut und macht Laune!

Hatless Cat - die hutlose Katze - ist eine junge Ska-Band, deren Wiege in Europas Ska-Hauptstadt Berlin liegt. Und wie die Stadt selbst ist auch ihre Musik lebendig, vielfältig und durchdrungen von zahllosen Kulturen und Emotionen. Liebevoller, handgemachter Ska - bunt, tanzbar, offen... und immer auch ein wenig überraschend

Sonntag 17.11. 20:00 Uhr Musik
Open Stage
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!

#openstageberlin
Montag 18.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Lofi Lounge
Chocolate Soup presents: JUJU - Gioele Valenti (IT) // Psych Fuzz Club /w Harrison Fraud
Chocolate Soup prsnts:

JuJu - Gioele Valenti is the brainchild of Sicilian multi-instrumentalist Gioele Valenti (Lay Llamas, Herself). Following on from the project’s 2016 S/T debut – widely hailed as one of the best, most innovative psych albums of the year – Valenti has signed to Fuzz Club and he released of sophomore LP ‘Our Mother Was A Plant’. Carrying on in its predecessor’s footsteps, the new LP is a continuation of JuJu’s ritualistic sonic exploration into the cultural implications of the ongoing refugee crisis and humanities increasingly strained relationship with Mother Earth.

"...But what makes this a special album by a special artist is Valenti's ability to take structures and instrumentation from faraway lands and to seamlessly weave them into his own musical tapestry and without being patronising or gimmicky...there is an integrity and a sincerity that shines through" - Days of Purple and Orange

"JuJu is an album of sweepingly melodic music that still retains a strange kind of intimacy. Just when you thought you might never want to hear another ‘psych rock’ album again in your life, along comes an artist who resets the co-ordinates and makes the past seem startling new again." - The Quietus

https://juju-spell.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/utvasvetod

Support:
Harrison Fraud

Aftershow-DJs: Stefan Stroko Rebohm && Vanessa Valez
Mittwoch 20.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Lofi Lounge
Lofi-Lounge presents: The Transcontinental (Indie/Berlin) + Ronley Teper(Indie/CAN)
DJ Monophonic (Indie,Pop)

The Transcontinental

Zwei Schlagzeugerinnen, eine Bandmaschine, Bass, Gitarre, Gesang und elektronische Extras, dazu englische Texte mit doppelten Böden - The Transcontinental präsentieren sanft verschrobene, lakonische und hintergründige Songs aus ihrem neuen Album "Speak Chinese".

Band: Gitarre / Gesang: Sebastian Reuter Bass: Paul Pitula Schlagzeug: Catharina Behr & Caroline Weber 8-Spur-Tapes: R8

 

Ronley Teper

Ronley Teper's Lipliners began as a monthly residency at the legendary Tranzac club in Toronto. Teper invited a rotating roster of some of Toronto's finest musicians, animators, and video artists to publicly improvise around her songs and storytelling. This process has developed a body of work that touches on a wide range of stylistic influences from folk, funk, jazz, cinematic, theatric comedy and pop music and that listeners compare to artists like Tom Waits, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Frank Zappa, and Kate Bush.

Ronley was born in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. A musician and performance artist, she has been an active member in the arts scene for almost two decades. Over this time, she has recorded 5 independent LP's; composed, and performed works for puppet theatre in both Summerworks and Fringe Festivals in Toronto and Montreal; she has had musical placements in television, documentary films, advertising, and a few video games. In early 2010, she was invited as a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand, and took the opportunity to organize vocal improvisation music workshops for middle school children in International Schools and to perform throughout the country. Since then Teper has participated in a variety of collaborations and artist's residencies from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Guadalajara, Mexico both performing and exhibiting works.

 

Ronley Teper

Children at heart who love comedic, poetic, theatric, yet at times serious storytelling alongside truly magical music, should prepare themselves for the surprising world of Ronley Teper and The Lipliners. The Lipliners began over a decade ago as a monthly residency in Toronto. Teper invited a rotating roster of some of Toronto’s finest musicians and then internationally to publicly improvise around her storytelling. This process has developed a body of work that press have compared to artists including Tom Waits, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Captain Beefheart, and Laurie Anderson.

Ronley was born in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. A musician and performance artist, she has been an active member in the arts scene for over two decades. Over this time, she has recorded 5 independent LP's; composed, and performed works for puppet theatre; she has had musical placements in television, documentary films, and a few video games. In early 2010, she was invited as a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand, and then performed throughout the country. Since then Teper has participated in a variety local and international tours in parts of the US, Europe and collaborations and artist's residencies from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Guadalajara, Mexico.

What is a Ronley Teper and The Lipliners show like? Well Every show is different, Generally 3 or more musicians make up the core of a regular Lipliners show. Each show however is unique depending on the improvisors involved that day. For this upcoming tour in Europe Ronley will be accompanied by Pavel Cingl (CZ) violin/guitar and Tim Posgate (CA) banjo/guitar, with a rotating roster of guest improvisors joining throughout the tour in different cities. There are no rehearsals, with many of the works created right on the spot with Teper conducting and leading through vocals and storytelling, guitar and other toys.

Official Site: www.ronleyteper.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ronleyteperandthelipliners/

Bandcamp: https://ronleyteperslipliners.bandcamp.com

Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJTcW2fx634&list=PLUFQJCNhE-P8a3bIPoFfv6lF_X zGaTdZH&index=2

Intagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronleyteper/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ronleyteper

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1VdiBxAUUEXAv7MpR8R288

Twitter https://twitter.com/ronleyteper

Press:

"Performance is the key to understanding Ronley Teper. A multidisciplinary artist who's bounced around the Toronto scene since the early oughts, live performance, often improvised, is the tie that binds her many phases and iterations.” Now Magazine.

"Her hilarious lyrics are paired with theatrical vocal delivery, ranging from her high, squeaky, little-girl voice to a low, throaty growl. It's territory not commonly explored by female singers” Exclaim! Magazine

“The One and Ronley. Canadian Indie-singer/songwriter Ronley Teper has a unique sound that defies comparison with anyone, just saying she's got some freaky stuff happening melodically and sings like a wild thing, doesn't really prepare you for what you are about to hear". Swerve Magazine

“Ronley is a superfreak...I really like her music and her overall vibe." Jaymz Bee - Jazz FM

"Always entertaining, and nearly impossible to define.” The Partae

Donnerstag 21.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
City At Dark - Record Release Show

Nach der stürmischen „Hunt Like Lions“ EP (veröffentlicht November 2017 auf 8MM Musik) veröffentlichen City At Dark (ex-RÁN) nun ihr Debüt-Album über die neue Labelheimat Snowhite (Zoot Woman, The Sounds, Oum Shatt). Das in Berlin ansässige Duo setzt seinen ebenso künstlerischen wie derzeit wohl einzigartigen Pop-Entwurf gezielt fort.

Das mit spielerischer Brillanz und lasziver schwarzweiß Ästhetik aufwartende Duo - bestehend aus der Wiener Künstlerin Laura Landergott (Ja, Panik) und dem aus Tel Aviv stammenden Gitaristen Yair Karelic (Mystical Communication Service) - zieht den Hörer sowohl mit seinen bewusst reduzierten Beat- und Track Arrangements, den zahlreichen atmosphärischen Soundschichten, als auch der ausufernden Gitarren-Virtuosität stetig in seinen Bann. Wer die beiden bereits live, wie zuletzt beim Reeperbahn und Fusion Festival, erleben konnte, weiß um das sich umgarnende Zusammenspiel eines ungleichen und doch perfekt harmonisierenden Band-Paares, welches sich mit nahezu amouröser Leidenschaft instinktiv in den Tiefen ihrer Songs und Lyrics zu verlieren droht. Stets am Limit, bereit zum Experiment. Ihre musikalische Vision zelebrieren sie nun in zehn Songs. Hier treffen urbaner Pop auf zeitgenössischen Postpunk, Dark Wave auf Psychedelic Rock. Produziert wurde das Album zusammen mit Dirk Feistel (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) im Studio X in Berlin.

21.11. Schokoladen
Doors 19:00, Support: 20:00, City At Dark 21:00
Tickets nur an der Abendkasse

Freitag 22.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
little league shows & späti palace prsnt: Point No Point (the dropout patrol/soft grid) Record Release! + White Hand Gibbon (indie pop, I Drew Blank)
aftershow: Tear Pop to Shreds. Disco Not Disco Edition. (funk/postpunk/mutant-disco/indie/boogie...)

Späti Palace & Little League Shows presents :

Point No Point "Drift" LP Release Show
Support : White Hand Gibbon

Doors : 19:00
Bands : 20:00
Party : 22:00

Point No Point is the latest musical project of sonic and lyrical adventurer Jana Sotzko (Soft Grid, The Dropout Patrol and many others). Drift is the first LP, six tracks of dense, rich and sonically adventurous music from Sotzko who can surely by now be dubbed one of the most original music composers working in Berlin today.

White Hand Gibbon is the solo project of Dominik Jureschko, who also plays in I Drew Blank. Since 2014 he's released off-kilter, folky dream-pop, which at first glance seems fragmentary, owing perhaps to the incorporation of field recordings, ambient passages and a certain bedroom-recording aesthetic. On second listening though, his new album "Songs About Cars" (Späti Palace) exposes itself as a lyrically aswell as musicially accomplished and intimate softcore-emo album, placing it somewhere between The Postal Service and the soundtrack of the film "Drive".

Samstag 23.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
JUMP & RUN (knowsum & J. Lauxen - HipHop / Weltraumpop / Knertz-Rap, Mainz) + support

JUMP & RUN
Nepumuk (alias knowsum von Luk&Fil, Sichtexot) und Ruff Tuff Tuff (alias Johannes Lauxen of knertz fame) bezeichnen sich selbst als zwei falsche Fuffziger. Dass beim Hantieren mit Beatgerätschaft und Mikrofon bei diesen beiden ein extrem echter Hunderter rauskommt haben sie wahrscheinlich von Anfang an selbst geahnt. Alchemie! Die Produktion dreckig, futuristisch, soulful, genau richtig schief und im wunderschönsten Gleichgewicht zwischen 'Vintage' und Weitergedacht. Die Texte ... was soll man sagen? Die sind einfach besonders ... aber "besonders? was is'n das für'n wort überhaupt ... besonders?" Selbst hören und auf dem Dada-Schaukelpferd mitreiten bitte!
Die erste Jump & Run MC »musik ist sich egal« kam 2015 über das lovely Knertz Kollektiv und erfreute Kennerherzen in Hinterstübchen all überall. Froggi Records freut sich aufs Äußerste, euch nun das Nachfolge-tape präsentieren zu können. Shit is the bomb * isso

Montag 25.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
ZOO (Ritual tribal vital Voodoo-Noise, Indonesia) + Rully Shabara (of Senyawa - Solo)
Here comes the third European tour to discover these 4 wild animals ZOO.
pioneers of the challenging, confusing, mesmerizing Indonesian experience (since 2005)
which incite ecstatic, ethnic, sonic, hectic, frenetic dementia!
Esthete quartet ; Hardcore quatuor ; All mad all flame ; A breathtaking and vibrant discovery.
Original combo around RULLY SHABARA —from surrealist vocalist duo loco SENYAWA
/// FIERCY /// DREAMY /// ZUGRAFY /// ENERGY /// CRAZY /// BEAUTY ///



RULLY SHABARA
Born in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia in May, 1982. Interested in exploring human voice as a medium of creation, andoral traditions,folkloric texts as subject of study. Exploring vocal range and textures in Senyawa, and develop conceptual music project in Zoo. Initiated numerous concept based projects around voices as main element. Recent works are focusing on creating systems to conduct random human voices into more systematic improvisations and now has extended to even more complex orchestral system.Have collaborated with many notable international musicians and artists such as Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Rabih Beaini, Damo Suzuki, Bob Ostertag, Yoshida Tatsuya,Trevor Dunn,Jon Sass, DJ Sniff, Daisuke Fuwa, Greg Fox, and many more.
Mittwoch 27.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
thirsty & miserable
Grimény (Math-Rock/Space-Noise/Experimental, Berlin/Dresden/Essen) + Gaffa Ghandi (Instrumental Pseudoprogrock, Dresden/Berlin)

GRIMÉNY:
A band evolves out of their deepest love for letdown worship.
Permanent disappointment makes every musical particle a true 'Enttäuschung'.
Their music sprinkles the listeners front-side with the firmed sound of space spalling and wrung out measures, diffuse emotions and witty psyche.

GAFFA GHANDI:
One force, to split the earth, to divorce your parents, to transform the liberal patience of your isolated world into a dance of joyfully delayed destruction.

Donnerstag 28.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
M:Soundtrack
M:Soundtrack presents: Odd Beholder (Sinnbus/ Schweiz) + We Will Kaleid
Thursdays = Great Music, Cheap Beer, New and Old Friends and best listening livingroom in town!

M:Soundtrack presents: Odd Beholder (Sinnbus/Schweiz) + We Will Kaleid

 

"Ich habe den Eindruck, wir haben ein seltsames Pop-Album aufgenommen, das bunt ist und nachdrücklich. Und das sich mit den eigenartigen Versuchungen unserer Zeit befasst - von Tinder zu KI, von Offline-Einsamkeit zu obsessiver Selbstvermarktung."

Odd Beholder, das Projekt der in Zürich lebenden Musikerin Daniela Weinmann, veröffentlicht sein Debüt-Album "All Reality Is Virtual". In den detailreichen aber präzise formulierten Stücken arbeitet Weinmann weiter an ihrer Version umarmender Electronica und melancholischer Popmusik. Wie auch auf den zwei bisher veröffentlichten EPs ist die Musik von ein Ausdruck von Enfremdung. Im Zentrum von Odd Beholder führt die Künstlerin akribisch Buch über die Merkwürdigkeiten der Welt um sie herum und adressiert diese in ruhigen und doch dringlichen Worten.

https://www.instagram.com/oddbeholder/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=cwm3MEJk1GA

"I have the impression that we recorded a strange pop album, which is colourful and insistent. And which is about the strange temptations of our time - from Tinder to AI, from offline solitude to obsessive self-marketing."

Odd Beholder, the project of Zurich-based musician Daniela Weinmann, releases its debut album "All Reality Is Virtual". In the detailed but precisely articulated pieces Weinmann continues to work on her version of embracing electronica and melancholic pop music. The music, as on the two EPs released so far, is an expression of alienation. In the centre of Odd Beholder the artist meticulously keeps record of the curiosities of the world around her and addresses them in calm yet urgent words.

"All Reality Is Virtual' started by thinking about how much time I spend online. And in particular, on what," Weinmann reports. As a musician, especially in pop music, she has to look after her social media channels. And she is certain that she would not have any account on any platform if she were not an artist. "I have never learned to feel safe in an environment consisting only of images and words. Especially in an environment where, at least theoretically, everything I do and say is always and everywhere in the whole world accessible and observable, in which my traces will never disappear". As an introverted person, she can't understand how anyone can deal with it without compulsion.

we will kaleid // Die Band we will kaleid erschafft sich eine Welt, in der sowohl Pop, als auch experimentelles seinen Platz findet. Melancholische Texte treffen auf moderne Drumgrooves und Elektronik, die durch eigenwillige Arrangements und Sounds ihren ganz eigenen Charakter bekommen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40NBn9f0ZtQ

 

Freitag 29.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
SONIC BOOM
SONIC BOOM: ZIK ZAK (80's Punk-Darmstadt) & Eastie Ro!s (Punk - Bln)

ZIK ZAK - 80's Punk und ein bisschen NDW

Eastie Ro!s - Musik die nur laut gut klingt, Talent wird überschätzt! Wir machen Krach für den konservativen Punker. Ohne Proben ganz nach oben!

Samstag 30.11. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Sangesfreunde Martinsviertel (IndiChoir/Da) & Supernice KARAOKE vs. Wello's 80s Rausch
the burning party! again!

Die „Sangesfreunde Martinsviertel“ haben keine Goldkehlchen, aber den Lautstärkeregler auf Zehn. Traditionelles Liedgut ist nicht das Ding des alternativen Chors. Der bunte Haufen aus Darmstadts quirligem Martinsviertel pflegt mit seinen Laienstimmen eher Songs subkultureller Bauart: Sie schmettern Punknummern der DEAD KENNEDYS oder von BAD RELIGION, grölen Metallhymnen von PANTERA oder SYSTEM OF A DOWN oder huldigen Indieperlen von PJ HARVEY, FEIST oder den TALKING HEADS. Mit ihren dynamischen Auftritten auf Festivals, Theaterbühnen, der Straße oder auch in Nachtbussen haben sie sich schnell einen Namen erbrüllt – immer gemäß der Losung: Dynamik und Energie vor Wohlklang und Perfektionismus. Oder, um es mit den Worten von Chorleiter Axel Heintzenberg zu sagen: „Ihr musst nicht unbedingt richtig singen, aber immer lauter als der Nachbar.“ Ein schmetterndes Vokalereignis!

 

Donnerstag 05.12. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
little league shows prsnts: LIIEK (post-punk, bln, flennen) + MELLIE (noisy avant pop, le)

little league shows prsnts: LIIEK (post-punk, bln, flennen) + MELLIE (noisy avant pop, le). more infos soon!

Samstag 07.12. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
little league shows prsnts: Snøffeltøffs (garage pop, bln, Record Release Show!) w/ Die Cigaretten (proto pop, hh)

Little League Shows verkündet:

SNØFFELTØFFS • RECORD RELEASE SHOW

LIVE:
SNØFFELTØFFS (GaragePop // Berlin)
DIE CIGARETTEN (ProtoPop // Hamburg)
+ DJs

Am 06.12. erscheint mit "FROHNAU" endlich das zweite Album von Snøffeltøffs. Um das Release gebührend zu feiern, beginnen wir am 06.12. mit der Feier in Hamburg und bringen den 48h Magical Mystery Party Bus am 07.12. in den Berliner Schokoladen.

Um richtig zu eskalieren, werden uns die Bois Die Cigaretten vorher noch ordentlich einheizen. Diese veröffentlichen bereits am 15.11. ihr Debütalbum "Vibe Ride".

Was kann es schöneres geben!

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07. Dezember 2019
Schokoladen
Ackerstraße 160/170, 10115 Berlin
Doors: 19h | Beginn: 20h
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Montag 09.12. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking
Newtown Neurotics + Hung Like Hanratty (Punk from UK)
show 8 pm, from 10 pm STRANGE TUNES ON MONDAY

tickets only at door

Freitag 13.12. 19:00 Uhr Musik
OFFBEATCLUB
OFFBEATCLUB: Wood In Di Fire (GroovyJazzyReggae - Bln)
Aftershow DJ's Everything Crash spinning Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and early Reggae on vintage 45s

Mit Jamaican Jazz und handfesten Reggae-Grooves bringen  Wood In Di Fire bei ihren Live-Sessions die Dancehall zum Toben. Was  als Jam-Projekt von Musikern aus verschiedenen Berliner Bands begann, hat sich zur festen Formation entwickelt. Doch  der Session-Gedanke ist  immer noch lebendig: Die Bandmitglieder und Gäste bringen die verschiedensten Einflüsse aus Reggae, Jazz, Ska, Latin und Afro-Beat mit und sorgen damit immer wieder für überraschende Kicks.

Auf zahlreichen Konzerten begeisterten Wood In Di Fire ihr Publikum mit ihrer außergewöhnlichen, interkontinentalen, musikalischen Fusion aus treibenden Reggae Beats und Jazzy Grooves.

Seit das Projekt im Jahre 2000 startete, spielt Wood In Di Fire traditionell im Berliner „Schokoladen“. Der bis heute monatlich stattfindende Reggae-Jam wurde schnell vom Geheimtipp zum etablierten Termin der Berliner Reggae-Szene.

 

Sonntag 15.12. 20:00 Uhr Musik
Open Stage
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!

#openstageberlin
Samstag 21.12. 19:00 Uhr Musik
SONIC BOOM
SONIC BOOM: Frogrammers & Not the Ones (beide Punk Rock aus Berlin)

Frogrammers Klingen wie ein Frosch unter ner Ramme. ------------> Sounds like a frog under a rammer.

NOT THE ONES from Berlin play simple power-pop punk with catchy melodies. NOT THE ONES aus Berlin spielen simplen Power-Pop Punk mit Ohrwurmmelodien.

Sonntag 19.01. 20:00 Uhr Musik
Open Stage
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!

#openstageberlin
Samstag 08.02. 19:00 Uhr Musik
RASH BB
Solikonzert mit Schwach (HC/Bln) & Noxe (Punk/Pdm)

Auf dem zweiten Teil unserer Solikonzertreihe für von Repression betroffene Genoss*innen spielen die wunderbaren Schwach (PolitHC aus Berlin/https://schwach.bandcamp.com) und NOXe (Anarchosoul/Punk/Riot-Swing aus Potsdam/https://noxe13.bandcamp.com/releases) auf!

Einlasss: 19.00 Uhr - Beginn: 20.00 Uhr pünktlich!

Ab 22.00 Uhr Aftershowparty! Mehr Infos bald!

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