This Friday Backyard hosts one of its infamous Dinner Clubs starting this Friday with a special German edition. The ones who have participated in the first evenings know that they are very special and comfy and a good chance to meet new people and dine together with the Backyard team. Take your chance and make your reservation quickly ( email@example.com ), cause there is limited capacity to ensure the family – like atmosphere of the Backyard dinner nights. More on the dinner and what’s the menu after the jump.
Last Days is turning 4 years already and you know what, Lindsay Lohan is still alive! So let’s have a big fat and wild Last Days 4th Birthday Party coming Saturday at Backyard just like Lindsay would love it. More on the party, the DJs and how to win 2×2 guestlist places after the jump:
It all started with a tribute party to self destructive Lindsay Lohan almost three years ago. After that first night it was clear that there had to follow more. Since than Britney, David Hasselhof, Axl Rose, Posh Spice and Miley Cyrus have been celebrated. This time it is no less than 80s sex symbol and weirdo – scientologist Tom Cruise. Join the Last Days of Tom Cruise party at Backyard Club in Kreuzberg, which is always a big fun. Grab your welcome shot and a Tom Cruise mask and dance the night away. More about the party, the djs favourite tracks and how to win 2×2 guestlist places after the jump:
photo: Torsten Leskow
Today I have something special as a festival tip for you guys: the Antaris Festival. The Antaris is one of the oldest Psytrancefestivals around Hamburg/Berlin and puts a spell on its visitors since the beginnings in the 90s. More about the Antaris Festival after the jump.
Charli XCX is shit. What I mean is: she is THE Shit. This girl is so hyper trendy, she is friends with Marina of Marina and the Diamonds, hangs out with Sky Ferreira and even gangsta rappers wanna work with her. Supporting Ellie Goulding, doing collabs with the most wicked acts, getting her music remixed by the freshest djs on this planet, just like that. If you haven’t heard of Charli yet, she wrote and produced Icona Pop‘s hit I Love It, yeah the one you used to sing under the shower.
But what is it with Charli XCX, why is she so successful? Well, first of all she is a singer – songwriter, meaning she writes her own songs and performs it. Singer – songwriters are rare nowadays and mostly found within the Indie – scene. But Charli XCX is doing proper pop music. Then, it’s her style. She looks like a Goth – and a barbie. She is a goth doing pop music looking like a barbie, wearing her very own mixture of 90s clothing, combined with romantic goth style. This could in fact look ridiculous as she is not the androgyne teen type as is, let’s say, Grimes. But Charli XCX wears Buffalo boots and tight ripped tops combined with glowing make up and turns out to be the most stylish girl on earth. She is a goth, a goth who managed to make this style look very trendy. That is why everybody likes her: poppers, emos, goths, even rappers.
By the way the XCX stands for X-rated Cunt X-rated. But the X-rated cunt surprises us: Her new album True Romance is coming out and you know what? Goth Charli fell in love while producing her album and it eventually became an album about romance and love. This stylish pretty little party goth grew up a bit and is potentially on her way to become a superstar. Her new video after the jump.
It is impossible to take the S-Bahn or the bus in Berlin without noticing the graffitis of Kreuzberg grafitti crew THC. You might have not actively noticed if you’re not into graffiti art, but their works and the three letters T H C are everywhere, not just in Kreuzberg. THC belongs to Berlin just like the Fernsehturm or the Döner, being a group of guys, born and raised in a Berlin of the 90s, influenced by Hip Hop music and the fast changing city. For the exhibition Almost Legal at Backyard, THC is exhibiting for the first time ever inside a room, all legal, a new experience for them and for us. To keep it underground they will premiere a video showing the work process of a piece, on the streets and barely legal. Cause may the rents go high and the streets go pretty, this is still Kreuzberg 36, right?! More about the group exhibition and the other artists taking part after the jump.
Australians just love Berlin. Christian Vance and Claire Morgan of Aussie record label Haul Music are the best examples. We talked with them about their fascination with Berlin and how the city compares to their respective homes in Down Under. Enjoy the interview after the jump and don’t miss their DJ sets on Saturday at the Goon of Fortune party at Backyard.
They say Berliners cannot get too excited over things. They’re too busy being cool. True, when it comes to Jessi Ware I can hardly hold myself yelling what an amazing artist this woman is. I want to cry and turn the inside of my heart to the outside an… of course I’d never do that. Wildest Moments slows down time, it is so intense. But Jessi Ware’s 2012 album Devotion contained other great pieces such as Running or Sweet Talk, but you guys listen yourself further down. Oh, you bubblegum Rihannas, Keishas and what else there is, will you put your head in the ground just like an austrich when listening to Jessi Ware? Will you be ashamed at the sight and sound of real sensitivity? I got my personal thing going with the woman and her Wildest Moments anyway, triple heart it.
Berlin-based experimental electronic artist Janine Rostron, aka Planningtorock has become one of the city’s most popular underground acts of the gay/lesbian scene and beyond. Only recently she released a video for her song MIsxgyny Drxp Dead, the title track of her new EP, which again is set to be released on March 8th via Human Level Recordings. Watch it below.
That cute and always smiling Hannah Montana with her over – exaggerated mimics is passe, she is gone. Miley Cyrus now is a Bad Girl, doing half naked cover shots for the new Cosmopolitan cover, videos with porn stars, shaving her head and flashing her titties. Her recent birthday cake came up in form of a penis…A clear case for Last Days of Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana. Intense dancing and singing is on the programme when they play those hits. And the Last Days of Parties really seem to be the only place where it is not pathetic to melt away when they play our favourite 90s song, the Indie song you always liked or old Hip Hop songs we have almost forgotten about. More on the party on Saturday and after the jump: