Berlin is never short on gigs or club nights, and this February is absolutely no exception. From an Estonian rap star to a Brooklyn post-punk outfit, this month’s line-up is definitely a good one. Here we’ve compiled our top gigs, not to be missed.
Francesca Belcourt – Loophole: Thursday, 7 February
It’s always worth keeping an eye on Berlin’s independent promoter Shameless/Limitless to find a decent (and cheap) gig, and this month’s pick is Francesca Belcourt. Offering up some silky-soft synth pop, Francesca will be playing at Neukölln favourite Loophole. Get tickets here.
Tommy Cash – Astra Kulturhaus: Tuesday, 12 February
Even if post-soviet rap isn’t your thing (why wouldn’t it be?), you won’t want to miss Tommy Cash. Following the release of album ‘¥€$’ last November, the Estonian artist has garnered rave reviews from all angles. Utterly surreal and visually baffling, this is going to be quite the show. Don’t miss it.
Night Beats – Musik and Frieden: Tuesday, 19 February
Musik and Frieden is a great little venue to catch an intimate gig, perfectly suiting Night Beats’ dusty psychedelic garage rock. If you head upstairs past the loos you’ll find a Narnia-esque entry into Baumhaus Bar, which serves up delicious cocktails, views over Schlesisches Tor and sneak-peeks into the Radio Fritz booth. Get tickets here.
Ross from Friends – Säälchen: Friday, 22 February
Following a peak slot at Berghain’s Panorama Bar, Ross from Friends is back in Berlin touring his debut album ‘Family Portrait’. The British producer will be gracing Berlin’s Säälchen with a live set including saxophone, keys and electric guitar. This is sure to be a seriously fun night with his lo-fi melodious house grooves set against the venue’s intimate backdrop. Don’t miss out.
Homeshake – Festsaal Kreuzberg: Wednesday, 23 February
Described as everything from yacht rock to bedroom pop, Homeshake’s fuzzy synth sounds make for delicious listening. He’s Mac Demarco’s former guitarist, so if you’re a fan, this one’s for you – though expect less stage diving and more slick slow jams. Treat yourself.
Bodega – Berghain Kantine: Thursday, 28 February
Brooklyn art-punks Bodega are touring their highly anticipated debut album ‘Endless Scroll’, stopping off at Berlin institution Berghain Kantine. Hailed as ‘New York’s most exciting new band’ by NME, Bodega’s jerky post-punk one-liners are too good to miss. Grab tickets.