Veranstaltungen

Sonntag 04.08. 20:00 Uhr Party
Kj DER KÄPT’N
Karaoke Night w/ KJ Der Käpt'n
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Der Käpt'n kommt mit einem fetten Angebot aus allen nationalen und internationalen Künstlern!
Der Abend hat schon lange Kultcharakter und ist zum Kreischen fröhlich, generations- und sozialübergreifend und warmherzig...!
Eine der schönsten Bühnen Berlins & ein perfekter Monitor- und Raumsound besorgen den Rest!
Singen macht halt glücklich und dabei zuschauen auch!
holt euch die Käpt'n Karaoke App auf's Smartphone!
... wei sie wirklich toll ist!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details...
Oder klickt den Link für seine Songliste…
http://derkaeptn.de/songliste.html

Dienstag 06.08. 19:00 Uhr Lesung
LSD - Liebe Statt Drogen
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Einlass 19h Beginn 20h
 

Andreas „Spider“ Krenzke, Tobias „Tube“ Herre, Uli Hannemann, Eva Mirasol und Ivo Lotion präsentieren Geschichten, Lieder und Gäste.
LSD – Liebe Statt Drogen ist eine der bekanntesten Lesebühnen Berlins. Jeden Dienstagabend gestalten die 5 Mitglieder von LSD und eingeladene Gäste im Berliner Schokoladen ein Programm aus neuen Texten und Songs. Gegründet 1996 besteht LSD heute aus den Mitgliedern Andreas „Spider“ Krenzke, Tobias „Tube“ Herre, Uli Hannemann, Eva Mirasol und Ivo Lotion. Alle 5 genannten Künstler sind als Autoren und Musiker auch in anderen Bereichen aktiv.

LSD bietet jeden 1. & 3. Dienstag ein Offenes Mikro für Menschen an, die spontan etwas vortragen wollen. Beachtet bitte, dass der Beitrag selbstverfasst sein muss und nicht länger als 6 Minuten dauert. Wer am Offenen Mikro liest, braucht keinen Eintritt zahlen und bekommt ein Freigetränk.

Sonntag 11.08. 19:00 Uhr Kneipe
chesslounge & games barNight @ schokoladen
join the smokin' heads

* backgammon dame mühle memory kniffel würfel karten mensch ärger dich nicht *
* seven chessboards inc. chess clock on the in between *
* exquisite drinks, delicate tunes & scrabble w/ wello @ the bar area *
* bring along your favourite games + friends *

Dienstag 20.08. 19:00 Uhr Lesung
LSD - Liebe Statt Drogen
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Einlass 19h Beginn 20h

Andreas „Spider“ Krenzke, Tobias „Tube“ Herre, Uli Hannemann, Eva Mirasol und Ivo Lotion präsentieren Geschichten, Lieder und Gäste.

LSD – Liebe Statt Drogen ist eine der bekanntesten Lesebühnen Berlins. Jeden Dienstagabend gestalten die 5 Mitglieder von LSD und eingeladene Gäste im Berliner Schokoladen ein Programm aus neuen Texten und Songs. Gegründet 1996 besteht LSD heute aus den Mitgliedern Andreas „Spider“ Krenzke, Tobias „Tube“ Herre, Uli Hannemann, Eva Mirasol und Ivo Lotion. Alle 5 genannten Künstler sind als Autoren und Musiker auch in anderen Bereichen aktiv.

LSD bietet jeden 1. & 3. Dienstag ein Offenes Mikro für Menschen an, die spontan etwas vortragen wollen. Beachtet bitte, dass der Beitrag selbstverfasst sein muss und nicht länger als 6 Minuten dauert. Wer am Offenen Mikro liest, braucht keinen Eintritt zahlen und bekommt ein Freigetränk.

Freitag 06.09. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
reverberation & lls prsnt: MERMAID MAN (rec release!) + WEDGE live!
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doors 19, show 20h, after 22h DJs

MERMAID MAN Record Release with special guests Wedge!
mermaidman.bandcamp.com /// instagram.com/mermaidman_music

"Let's Dance To The End Of The World" is the debut LP by Mermaid Man and the result of a 3-year-process of pandemic songwriting, recording and mixing at Fonojet Studio in Berlin. 

The album covers a wide range of influences, melting Psychedelic Garage, Funk, Soul & Wave into a musical entity to form an eclectic identity. It is the solo project of Robin Heller (formerly Sir Robin & The Longbowmen) who recorded all instruments on the album despite being blessed with the musical talent of Jan Bukovjan and Matěj Šolc, who have been recording saxophone and trumpet, as well as Keegan McInroe who lent his voice for the intro of the title track and first single "Let's Dance To The End Of The World". The songs are performed live as a 4-piece that is setting sails for major European release tours following the album release on 01.09.2024. The LP will be available on vinyl and all streaming platforms from 01.09.2024!

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at Schokoladen. doors 19 uhr, concert starts 20 uhr. tickets at the doors and in pre-sale --> vvk.link/36d4uy8 
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Montag 16.09. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
puschen & little league shows prsnt: WOMBO (indie-rock/post-punk, us, fire talk recs) + tba.
Tickets
doors 19:00 - show 20:00

puschen & little league shows prsnt:

WOMBO / indie-rock/post-punk, us
womborocks.bandcamp.com /// instagram.com/womborocks

 + tba.

at Schokoladen. doors 19 uhr, concert starts 20 uhr. tickets at the doors and in pre-sale --> vvk.link/344kwsw

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»Wombo is an American three-piece art-rock indie band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band consists of members Sydney Chadwick (bass guitar, vocals), Cameron Lowe (guitar), and Joel Taylor (drums). Wombo was formed in 2016 by lead singer and bassist Sydney Chadwick and guitarist Cameron Lowe. Chadwick and Lowe had previously been members of a punk-pop band, The Debauchees. Once the band dissolved, Chadwick and Lowe recruited drummer Joel Taylor and made their live debut as Wombo in August 2016. 

After an LP and an album they signed to FIRE TALK Records in 2021 and have since released their EP Keesh Mountain and the album FAIRY DUST, which was called "a fairytale written on a not-so-great acid trip" (PASTE Magazine), and UPROXXX said that Wombo "created their own post-punk fairy tale..." and praised the band's "expertly executed art-rock sound that is complete with droning guitars, frenetic chords, and angular melodies."

In 2023 the band released their highly-praised EP SLAB, toured with bands like Bully and Cherry Glazerr. In September 2024 they'll be coming to Berlin for the first time.«

Samstag 21.09. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
powerline & little league shows prsnt: O. (exp sax & drums duo, uk) + tba.
Tickets
doors 19, show 20h, after 22h DJs

powerline & little league shows prsnt:

O. / exp sax & drums duo, uk
otheband.com / instagram.com/o.the.band 

at Schokoladen. doors 19 uhr, concert starts 20 uhr. tickets at the doors or in pre-sale --> vvk.link/34t6434 (starts april 12th 11am)

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O. – the London-based duo of baritone saxophonist Joe Henwood and drummer Tash Keary – return with details of their highly anticipated debut album “WeirdOs” and a colossal new single titled “Green Shirt”.

The album is due out 21st June via Speedy Wunderground. Honing their fearless sound through a residency at Brixton’s iconic venue The Windmill, as well as on support slots across the UK and Europe with fellow heavyweights black midi and Gilla Band, O. have now distilled their unique live energy into their debut album, “WeirdOs”.

Featuring production from Dan Carey, WeirdOs is Tash and Joe at their most raucous and free. Across 10 tracks of high-octane instrumentals recorded live to tape, the duo encompass everything from cathartic dancefloor drops, to junglist breakbeats, intricate jazz lines, and sludgy, menacing doom metal.

Coming hot on the heels of last November’s debut EP “SLICE” – which won enthusiastic support from DIY, Dork, NME, Louder, and Rough Trade – the new single “Green Shirt” sees the band expanding on their ever evolving, epiphanic sound combining thundering blast beats with labyrinthine sax.

The band describe the single as “a short rock/metal rinse out. To match the distorted amp sounds coming from Joe, we put Tash's drums through distorted guitar amps on this one. It's named after Tash's favourite green flannel shirt, that was lost several times and then eaten by a dog.”

 

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Sonntag 29.09. 19:00 Uhr Lesung
Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking
KATI VON SCHWERIN | „JA, WIR HATTEN MAL WAS“ (DEBÜTROMAN / EMONS: VERLAG)
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Lesung

„Ja, wir hatten mal was“ ist das schriftstellerische Debüt von Kati von Schwerin und beinhaltet kurzweilige, sowie autobiografische Anekdoten&Kurzgeschichten über Berlins Eigenarten und unangenehme Charakterzüge. So treffen sich die Autorin und ihre große Liebe Berlin zu Beginn der Geschichte bei der Paartherapeutin, die dafür sorgen sollte, dass sich das „Paar“ wieder zusammenrauft. Der Rückblick beginnt und es wird beschrieben, warum die Autorin der Stadt verfiel und was die Auslöser waren, von Düsseldorf nach Berlin zu ziehen. Die Irrtümer und Missverständnisse, aber auch das Schöne. Nach und nach kommen immer mehr Schweinereien ans Licht, die Berlin als Schuft entlarven und zeigen, dass diese Stadt eine trügerische Illusion ist. Die Zugezogenen werden sich womöglich wiedererkennen, die Einheimischen werden trauern, und die, die nie nach Berlin wollten oder konnten werden sagen: „Siehste, ist halt doch scheiße da!“. Am Ende steht der Abschiedsbrief, der die vorhergegangenen humoristischen und überspitzten Erzählungen relativiert und das Buch in purer Enttäuschung und Wut enden lässt. Die Protagonistin macht Schluss mit der Stadt, nachdem sie trotz etlichen Sitzungen bei der Paar-Therapeutin ihre Liebe nicht retten konnte.

Montag 30.09. 19:00 Uhr Musik
Punkfilmfest Berlin Booking
NEØV (nordic indie from Finland) + TBA
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NEØV (Indie | Kuopio, FIN)
"Soft Atlas" Tour 2024

Presented by Artist Radar, Frontstage Magazine, Handwritten Mag, Motor Entertainment & Spider Promotion

Following the critical praise and radio rotation (Radio Eins, Ego FM) of their previous releases, NEØV will tour in Germany twice this year. After June's mini-tour to promote the new singles "Softer" and "Feel" there will be a longer album release tour in October, featuring shows in Berlin, Hamburg and Nürnberg Pop.

Among many talented and promising acts emerging from Finland's burgeoning indie scene recently, there has been one name that has embodied the sound of this new wave of Nordic indie more than any other – NEØV. On their new record "Soft Atlas" they embrace all the virtues and trademarks that made them become ambassadors of Finnish indie pop in recent years, adding yet another layer of northern magic, soaring melodies and wistful poetry.

Since their formation back in 2008, brothers Anssi and Samuli Neuvonen have been constantly exploring their expansive sound, releasing four enrapturing albums so far. "This constellation allows us to express our vision freely and stay true to what kind of music we believe in. No compromises are needed," the brothers say of their partnership. Their steps were impressive since starting out in a small town called Juankoski in the middle of the vast Finnish Lakeland. They were playing more and more festivals, touring through half of Europe and getting more and more radio airplay. Then Covid hit. And brought the band to a painstakingly brutal halt. "It was a test for us," Anssi remembers. "How much do we believe in ourselves? What kind of music do we want to create? Usually, there's been some kind of outer pull for our next thing – a confirmed studio session or tour dates, something to keep us busy. But this time we had to face ourselves with empty calendars. And as a result, we wanted to make an album we've always dreamed of, in the way we've dreamed of."

That being said, they teamed up with Birgir Jón Birgisson (Sigur Ros, Björk) at legendary Sundlaugin studio in Iceland, fulfilling a lifelong dream of recording an album there. The result is a wonderful, bittersweet, achingly beautiful, soaring, floating work, instilled with a new aura of mystery, a texture of sorts that also permeates all of the Sigur Rós albums that came to life there.

Montag 21.10. 19:00 Uhr Musik
little league shows
puschen & little league shows prsnt: PARSNIP (indie/garage-pop, aus, upset the rhythm) + tba.
Tickets
doors 19:00 - show 20:00

puschen & little league shows prsnt:

PARSNIP / indie/garage-pop/post-punk, aus, upset the rhythm
parsniphq.bandcamp.com/  / instagram.com/parsnip_hq

+ tba.

at Schokoladen. doors 19 uhr, concert starts 20 uhr. pre-sale tickets available --> vvk.link/3815cq8 

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Green shoots have burst forth from PARSNIP, let’s warmly welcome the Australian group’s sophomore album ‘Behold’. Recorded across three sessions over the last three years, ‘Behold’ is a testament to Parsnip at their most creative, catchy and collaborative. This album showcases the multi-talents of all four members, with spirited performances adding dazzle to the thirteen tracks. Paris Richens lets the bass playfully roam. Carolyn Hawkins tumbles feeling into the drum rumble. Stella Rennex’s guitar soars alongside her saxophone work, whilst a sprightly keyboard is tenderly attended by Rebecca Liston. Everyone sings amidst this lush canopy.

Patience, environmental cues and internal signals are integral for a garden to flourish. The same can be said of the conditions necessary for ‘Behold’ to emerge. It is an album gleeful in reassessment, changed priorities and anticipation. The roots are deeply anchored to mystery, drinking up a hidden wonderment that lies within. ‘Monument’ is a twist of melody and mania, “For what am I? But a channel of light” they attest amongst the whoops and hollers. ‘The Babble’ sounds like Ray Davies playing Wordle for enlightenment. In fact most of these songs are pointing the way towards growth and understanding. ‘Turn to Love’ is mesmeric and timeless, thoroughly serene and perfectly judged. Parsnip write songs as a form of communion with the intangible in our increasingly delusory world, but there is always a gentle reminder; don’t take anything too seriously! “My head is gonna split in two, fix it with flour and glue” they demand on ultimate bop ‘Papier-Mâché’, this juxtaposition of mature resolve with childlike astonishment packs a more powerful punch.

On ‘Behold’, Parsnip explore both the inner and outer realms of consciousness with quick wits and some seriously quality jangle and jolt. ‘The Light’ is a whip smart workout, sprouting naturally from the propulsive nature of their debut album ‘When the Tree Bears Fruit’ (2019). ‘Placeholder’ is also devastatingly honest and channels The Field Mice as it buries itself like an arrow into your heart. The production is ambitious, with 12-string and acoustic guitars, percussion, piano, saxophone and harmonium all sitting comfortably in these outstanding songs. Drawing comparisons with Dolly Mixture, Sara Goes Pop and Look Blue Go Purple, Parsnip are an animated ensemble, full of life, emotional complexity and humour. The laughter in the dark is real, but then the sun comes up and we all must meet the day. Even the flowers turn their faces. Behold!

Upset The Rhythm and Anti Fade Records proudly present Parsnip’s first album in five years, ‘Behold’. Available in all good record stores April 26th.

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