While I'm enjoying my time in London, I am looking with envy at the calendar for Berlin for the coming week. DD/MM/YYYY and the Schokoladen Hoffest are events I wouldn't mind attending. Then again, I spent an hour at Rough Trade East yesterday, in a bed and with a cup of tea. No joke.
Guerre at Bis Aufs Messer: This Australian shoegaze ambient project will fit perfectly into the surroundings of our favourite record store. Show up early - you know the deal.
DD/MM/YYYY at Magnet Club: We thoroughly enjoyed these Canadian indie rockers last time there were over and I recommend this to you. Not 100% sure they can pull off Magnet but give them a try because they do rock.
J Mascis at Festsaal Kreuzberg: You know the deal really and I'd love to see this. But those of you needing to brush up on the indie music history, Wikipedia says: "J Mascis (pronounced /ˈmæskɪs/ mass-kiss; born Joseph Donald Mascis on December 10, 1965) is an American musician, best known as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for Dinosaur Jr.."
Friday - Sunday
Schokoladen Hoffest: This is one of Berlin's most relaxed yet fun events and it's going into its 21st year. And each year we wonder whether it's going to be its last, with the uncertain future of the wonderful Schokoladen looming. So each year we try and make this the best one yet. Have a look at the website to check out all the wonderful music and activities that are one. But you could just show up and soak up the atmosphere and you wouldn't regret it either.