Berlin is not only great for its vibrant local music scene, but benefits from touring bands from all over the world bringing inspiring new music styles to the capital. This week’s music recommendation from our side is Pooma. They are a Finnish band who specialised in putting a dark twist on pop music. Inspired by the movie director David Lynch who’s famous for The Elephant Man, Twin Peaks and Mullholland Drive and his surreal aesthetic they got some impressive visuals as well that you can enjoy after the jump.
On the Showcase Night of Nordic by Nature on Thursday you have the chance to see Pooma live in concert for free at Monarch. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and put yourself on the guestlist just by emailing to email@example.com. Also check their Soundcloud channel to get in touch with their vibe before the concert. More pictures and some really disturbing gifs after the jump.
photo: Dizzy Moon
Polly & Bob became a synonym for neighborhood activism and urban creativity in the last year. The small project is now taking Berlin by storm with another one of their wonderful events. After the Night of the singing Balconies and the Running Dinner through Friedrichshain there will be a one-day-event with free concerts inside the living rooms of Berlin on April 26, 2014.
My first thought was that most concerts would probably be from music-loving amateurs. But yet again Berlin proved me wrong showing up a lot of amazing talent performing for free at this event. Check out the whole list of performers over here. You can visit up to 4 concerts in one day at the times of 14h, 16h, 18h, and 20h. Each concert takes 30 minutes and then you have time to socialize with your neighbors and walk to the next living room. The tickets are for free but you have to reserve them in advance. The whole event will finish with a final concert of all participants at the Zwingli-Church (all the details here). After the jump there are some music recommendations from us and more photos.
Our pro-active blogger colleagues and sexbombs of Dandy Diary are at it again getting their fingers in the Berlin fashion scene. After their huge success story of the Dandy Diary Fashion Week party and multiple fashin films they are now stirring up the German Press Days with the #dandydiaryspace that is going to be open this week at Rosenthaler Platz with a daily program of fashion-related events. Today they start the week with the launch of the new limited edition T-Shirt collection by Hood by Air with New York-based photographer Kevin Amato who will also showcase some of his work there. During the week there will also be a “Dandy Talk”, a fashion presentation by Paris-based avant-garde streetwear label ASSK and a couple of parties. To see the schedule and some previews have a look after the jump.
Every year the Berlinale presents cinematic masterpieces from a variety of artists. But instead of hoping those geniuses of film will fall from the sky the Berlinale also does something for the education of those on their way to stardom. The Berlinale Talents is a discussion forum for filmmakers from around the world and those simply interested in listening and learning. We are giving away 2 tickets to a couple of great panels this week! More after the jump.
It’s finally February again! Why you ask, when this is probably the coldest and most unwelcoming month of the year? Well for one it is over pretty quickly and second it is Berlinale month. The film festival commences this Thursday and has plenty in store for cineastes. Over 400 films will flicker across the screens of this city from the new Zoo Palast to the old Kino International. Tickets are already for sale, but with the amazing line-up of great films it’s difficult to choose. Here are some recommendations of what will most likely be worth queuing up for…
Once again we will be your guide to navigate through the vast amounts of events during the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week that starts next Monday showing you all the things that we think are relevant for you. As always are focus is on young designers, avant-garde and street fashion and – most importantly – events that are open to the public. Make sure to check back into this guide in the next couple of days as we will be adding more stuff to it. Have fun!
Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide
Not only is Esther Perbandt one of the coolest designers in town, she is also one of the sweetest and most inspiring characters that I have had the pleasure to meet and work with in the creative scene of Berlin. I love her style, not only for her clever collections, but also her personal signature style. She is a truely remarkable individual and I’m glad to know her.
For the upcoming Berlin Fashion Week she is having one of the biggest off-sight shows of the season at the Volksbühne theater for the very special occasion of the 10th anniversary of her self-titled label followed by an aftershow party in collaboration with I HEART BERLIN. Of course we couldn’t resist to get our hands on this Unlike most of the fashion shows during fashion week the show will have a limited amount of seats open to the public, so every fashion enthusiast will have a chance to see the big show. You really shouldn’t miss this one, it’s the first time ever that the Volksbühne hosts the fashion show of an avant-garde designer. Tickets are available through the website of the Volksbühne or as part of a variety of special fan packages through a StartNext campaign.
After the jump a couple of more shots of my favorite Esther Perbandt piece and some details about the show and party.
I’m actually not really the type who would reminisce about the past. But when I look back at the year 2013 I have to admit that this year was in many ways special for me. Special because of the things I did and that happened around me, but also because of some personal realizations about myself and my life that ultimately make me a very happy guy. As you guys are somehow part of this life I would like to share these special moments along with some highlights of the blog in 2013…
Pieces of Berlin is one of the truely unique and charming fellow Berlin blogs that has been around since 2009 now. Photographer Florian Reischauer captures the people and places of this city in a very understated and modest way showing ordinary people instead of fashionable hipsters and ordinary places instead of fancy shops and cool clubs. With this he manages to give Berlin a very natural and approachable look, far away from the gloss and hype it so often appears to have.
Tomorrow on Friday December 20 he will celebrate the release of his first photobook which is a beautiful compilation of his work of the past 4 years. The crowdfunded product comes in a 208 page limited hard cover edition of 1000 copies for only 27 EUR and really looks amazing. A perfect Christmas gift and a true gem in our Berlin Goods series. After the jump you’ll find some of my favorite photos from the Pieces of Berlin blog and a preview of the book.
December is always packed. But before everyone heads home and Berlin feels like completely emptied out everyone wants to do something nice with their friends. Each year the KreuzbergKalender offers small events that provide the perfect opportunity for lasting memories and the team has great things planned for the upcoming weeks…