Veranstaltungen

HEUTE IS
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!

#openstageberlin

Mo 20.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Süper!Nice!: Live! 108 Fahrenheit (Leipzig/Dresden)

Afterwards: SCHOKOKUSS - Die queere Punk-Elektro-Nacht
108 Fahrenheit

Am 18.März erscheint das Debütalbum „Mein Herz“ der Leipzig-Dresdner Band 108 Fahrenheit und selten hat man einen derartig reifen Erstling vor sich: Lieder vom Leben, von der Liebe, von den kleinen und großen Dingen in unserer Welt. Verpackt in großartig formulierte Songs, die mit dem ersten Hören eines schaffen: die Leute zu fesseln und in eine Perspektive zu versetzen, die man so wahrscheinlich nicht einnehmen würde. 108 Fahrenheit stehen für eine beeindruckend ausgelebte Authenzität, in der sowohl Nachdenklichkeit als auch Lebensfreude Platz hat.

Einlass: 19 Uhr
Konzert: 20 Uhr https://www.facebook.com/events/502835720068900/
http://
http://www.108fahrenheit.de

Di 21.11.2017
20.30 Uhr
Lesung   LSD - Liebe Statt Drogen

Anschliessend: LAUT UND BILLIG - Der Wilde Gitarren Tresen
Micha, Volker, Uli, Tube, Spider, Ivo und Sascha präsentieren Geschichten, Lieder und Gäste.



http://www.liebestattdrogen.de/


Mi 22.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   thirsty & miserable: Gorilla MASK (Avant-Thrash-Jazz, Berlin) + Led Bib (Improv-Rocking Jazz Machine, London)

gorilla maskdoors 19:00 - show 20:00 - danach DJs Dead Bone Erotica and Metamorgas (Ultravibes)
led bibGORILLA MASK:
Peter Van Huffel – Alto Saxophone
Roland Fidezius – Electric Bass, Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner – Drums

Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms and wailing melodies, layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations: GORILLA MASK is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in 4 or 5 dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain; the ebb and flow of an acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius' frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner's pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.

GORILLA MASK is the product of a constantly active, hyper-intelligent hive-mind of three virtuosos; their music a mishmash of punk, rock and metal influences rooted in jazz, free-improvisation and the modern avant-garde. A collision of styles which form the key to the band's identity. This is bold, audacious 21st Century improvised music writ huge, with innumerable influences and tendencies, gritty and urban, intellectual and ready to run a marathon.
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LED BIB:
Mark Holub: drums
Liran Donin: bass
Toby McLaren: keyboards
Chris Williams, Pete Grogan: alto saxophone

Drummer and composer Mark Holub formed Led Bib in 2003 for a university masters project. Made up of his Middlesex university friends, the five piece played its first gig at London’s Klinker Club on February 24th 2004 to ten people in the backroom of a North London pub. Five years later they were performing on primetime TV to millions, having been nominated as a Mercury Prize album of the year. Theirs was a full gas acceleration to that point. Having had their first album met with widespread critical praise in May 2005, they also won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in the same year. A second album, Sizewell Tea released in 2007 through iconic London label Babel brought more interest, bigger features, better reviews. There was a notable shift in numbers too, audiences grew as fans cottoned on to a new jazz movement, of which Led Bib was a frontrunner, ditching the noodling and pulling more into rock territory. As they drew references from across the musical spectrum Beefheart and Zorn, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis so too did they draw in a larger swathe of interest, drum and bass heads, jazz aficionados, death metalists and folk, world music and pop fans were, in equal number, their audience.

A limited edition live release appeared in 2008, but it was the release of their 4th album Sensible Shoes that saw them experience widespread acclaim following the announcement that they were chosen as an Album of the Year in the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The ensuing media storm saw them reach in excess of 20 million people as they performed on TV & Radio sessions including Channel 4 TV News with Jon Snow, playing live on BBC 2 and found a befuddled and unlikely pundit in Holub being asked to explain the likes of “what is jazz?” to the masses of early morning BBC breakfast radio listeners .

In 2011 the group released Bring Your Own, their second album for US based Cuneiform Records. Quickly hailed as a stand out success it gained 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. 2014 saw the release of two new albums to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the studio album 'The People in Your Neighbourhood' and the limited edition live vinyl 'The Good Egg', both hailed as modern classics and there best yet. 2017 sees the band release their eagerly anticipated 6th studio album and first with genre defying London label Rare Noise Records, a tour of Europe and the UK will be done in support. Will the next 10 years take them on a similarly unpredictable journey? Whatever happens, it’ll be interesting to watch.

“Rarely have two saxes, keyboards, bass and drums sounded so dangerous yet so compelling.” The Guardian
“Part free improv, part art-rock, the band’s uncompromising formula puts them in the vanguard of the new school of British jazz” — The Sunday Times)

https://gorillamaskmusic.com/
http://www.ledbib.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/328038667661761

Do 23.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   little league shows prsnts: TOTAL HEELS (garage punk/'back alley soul', cph/bklyn) + DIE TUNNEL (post-punk, bln)

+ after the show: dj monophonic (post-punk/indie/60s, wddim)

 
Little League Shows presents: TOTAL HEELS (garage punk/'back alley soul', cph/bklyn) + Die Tunnel (post-punk/garage/psych, bln, tomatenplatten)

at Schokoladen. doors 7 pm, show starts 8 pm. after the show stay and hang out with us, have a drink, dj monophonic (What Difference Does It Make) will put on post-punk/wave/60s/... tunes.
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"Lyrically dense, musically familiar, totally out of touch. New garage punk from Copenhagen via Brooklyn. It’s back alley soul for lovers and expats, junkies and romantics worldwide. It’s not complicated.“ … “TOTAL HEELSis still the city’s best kept secret. Three Danes and one American arrived fully formed last summer, sounding like the Stooges fronted by George Clooney. Word spread. Shows with Cheap Time, The Men, Crystal Stilts and a personal invite from Ty Segall followed. What started proudly casual in this ridiculously fertile Danish scene ended with a mess of European shows and two sold out singles before the New Year.“

/// http://www.totalheels.com/ /// https://soundcloud.com/total-heels

Die Tunnel: „Hardcore basierter, kühl-psychedelischer Sound von einem Planeten, auf dem der Ostblock gewonnen hat, so als hätte Jerry Garcia Grateful Dead 1979 in einem Vorort von LA mit Enver Hodscha, Damon Edge, Bruce Lee und Lassie gegründet.“ - Dirk Kranz (Einkauf Aktuell, Werwolf in Aspik, Tonya Hardings)

/// https://dietunnel.bandcamp.com/ /// http://www.tomatenplatten.com/category/artists/die-tunnel/

littleleagueshows.tumblr.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/126197528053111/

Fr 24.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   READY STEADY GO: Jam Today (PowerPopModPunk) und Duncan Reid & the Big Heads (HeavyMelodyPopPunk-GB)

-Jam Today

... haben sich 1987 gegründet, weil Luey, Mengler und HR schon immer große The Jam Fans waren. Die drei Herren haben zuvor bereits in diversen Hamburger Punkrock und Beatbands
(Napalm, Punkenstein, Razors, Ramonez 77, ...) gespielt. Die einen wussten, wie man Entertainment auf die Bühne und unter die Leute bringt, die anderen, wie man eine Krawatte bindet. Jam Today haben nie versucht, das Original 1:1 zu kopieren. Das wäre albern, vermessen und auch gar nicht zu schaffen. Jam Today hat aber immer danach gestrebt den Spirit und den
Elan ihrer Vorbilder zu erfassen und auf die Bühne zu bringen. Über die Jahre haben Jam Today
diverse Schlagzeuger verschlissen, selbst Alben mit eigenen Songs und Covern aufgenommen und sich in aller schönen Regelmäßigkeit aufgelöst. 2017, also 30 Jahre nach ihrer Gründung,
spielt Jam Today wieder in Original-Cover-Besetzung. Und manche Jam Fans meinen, sie hätten jetzt, auf ihre alten Tage, sogar noch singen gelernt. Und irgendwie haben Jam Today ja auch ziemlich Glück gehabt, dass sich das Original nie zu einer Reunion-Tour hinreißen lassen hat. By the way, Jam Today verzichten gern auf Facebook und ähnlichen modernen Kram. Lang lebe Livemusik. Aaah, und übrigens vergesst nicht zu Paul’s Konzerten zu gehen. Er ist immer noch großartig und schreibt immer noch fantastische Songs. Danke an Paul, Bruce und Rick für ihre Songs... so und jetzt gibt esmit Going Underground, In The City, The Eton Rifles, Down In The Tube Station at Midnight und, und, und Power-Pop-Punk-Rock bis der Anzug klitschnass ist.


-There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the ‘Ramone’ nom-de-plume. Duncan Reidis one of those people.
As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation.
Montevideo, from the Big Heads’ debut album Little Big Head, earned Duncan the keys to the Uruguayan capital (the only other musicians to achieve this being Elton John and Paul McCartney).
Following a cornucopia of stellar reviews for 1st album Little Big Head, The Big Heads developed their unique, effortlessly entertaining, melodic brand of harmony laden pop punk with: “The Difficult Second Album”.
This May sees the release of their third album “Bombs Away”. Fourteen catchy little ditties about life, death, paranoia and Viagra.

https://www.facebook.com/DuncanReidTheBigHeads/

Sa 25.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   Süper!Nice!: Live! Freiburg + Auszenseiter (NRW)

Aftershowparty: Bella Lugosi / Señor Zonk (alternative/indie)
Freiburg (NRW)
Konzertreihe zum 10jährigen bestehen - hurra!
https://thischarmingmanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/tcm-053-freiburg-kan-le-abw-rts
https://freiburg.bandcamp.com/

auszenseiter (NRW)
https://auszenseiter.bandcamp.com/

19' doors
20' show

show has to be over at 22' !
no place for any kind of discriminatory behaviour!

Mo 27.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   SCHOKOKUSS: Black Magic Tree // Rock + Renè Suns // Blues Rock/Hard Rock

Aftershow: Vanessa Valez + Stroko (Psych, Garage, Freakbeat, Popsike)
BLACK MAGIC TREE hat seinen Ursprung in der Vergangenheit, steht im Hier und Jetzt und hat noch nicht aufgehört zu wachsen. Man hört den Rock der 50er, 60er und besonders der guten alten 70er in den Liedern widerhallen, ohne dass der Wandel der Zeit außer Acht gelassen wurde. Wird die Musik dieser goldenen Ära wertgeschätzt und begrüßt, dass heutige Bands bereit sind, dieses Erbe anzutreten, werden die Wurzeln von BLACK MAGIC TREE offen gelegt und dann stehen die Chancen nicht schlecht, dass man sich anschließend im erschafften Wald aus Schall verliert.
https://www.facebook.com/bmtree

Support: Renè Suns

We are four friends that grew up in Athens, who came together in Berlin to share something they love. United by shared tastes and quite diverse musical influences, the four of us embarked on a journey into the world of blues rock, with the ambition to make people love it as much as we do. The fundament of our live performances is our energy, on which a mixture of stoner rock riffs and blues rhythms breathe through melodic break downs that end up tasting soulfully intense.

www.facebook.com/renesuns

Admission: 6-8 €

Aftershow-DJs: Stroko & Vanessa Valez
Psych, Garage, Freakbeat, Popsike

Di 28.11.2017
20.30 Uhr
Lesung   LSD - Liebe Statt Drogen

Anschliessend: LAUT UND BILLIG - Der Wilde Gitarren Tresen
Micha, Volker, Uli, Tube, Spider, Ivo und Sascha präsentieren Geschichten, Lieder und Gäste.



http://www.liebestattdrogen.de/


Mi 29.11.2017
19.00 Uhr
Musik   SCHOKOKUSS presents: Bleedingblackwood + Martina Bertoni / Hekla

HEKLA (Electronic, experimental/ISL)

Hekla is an icelandic theremin player. She combines layers of theremin with vocals creating a cinematic sci-fi atmosphere.

https://soundcloud.com/heklamag

https://www.facebook.com/heklaheklahekla/

https://hekla.bandcamp.com/

https://youtu.be/72YzTUEQQjU


BLEEDINGBLACKWOOD + MARTINA BERTONI

Timo C. Engel performs his atmospheric Lo-Fi pop hymns on stage, sometimes minimalistic sometimes opulent. Let these catchy and whimsical treasures shine in the night.

Martina Bertoni - an Italian born, now Berlin based cellist. Classically trained, she skipped classic music to explore different territories like modern music, improvisation, experimental and electronic music and crossing her path as a fellow performer with many artists like Blixa Bargeld, Teho Teardo, Erik Friedlander, Alexander Balanescu. Meanwhile she goes on recording and performing much music for theater, cinema and dance and she loves it.

Bleedingblackwood:

https://bleedingblackwood.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/Bleedingblackwood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbx9f3Om18

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