Berlinspiration: Students Share Their #1 Music Hotspots

Came for the music, stayed for the good vibes. So goes the Neuberliner adage. The first cultural touchpoint for many a new visitor, Berlin’s infectious music scene is like a computer virus routed for the soul; once it’s got you, there ain’t no getting rid of that feeling. As the late, great David Bowie put it, “Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.”

From punk to the ubiquitous techno, and everything in between, this boundary-pushing musical sandbox is all about freedom of expression and creative exploration. It’s about being part of a diverse international community that came for the exact same reason as you: to create – and thrive.

It goes without saying that our music students have got the bug, so we couldn’t not probe them for their insiders’ knowledge. What are the best places for music in Berlin? Here’s what they told us.

 

Louissa Akila

Music Production & Sound Engineering student

Berlin's best music hotspots

“One of my favourite places for music in Berlin is Kindl Stuben, a cafe located on Sonnenallee. They have an open mic night every Sunday and you can register there an hour before the show starts. I really like this place because there’s a bunch of cool musicians and you can hang, learn and gain some experience with them.”

 

Rowan Edwards, a.k.a Gozi

Music Production & Performance student

Berlin's best music hotspots

“As much as the club scene in Berlin is fantastic, one of my favourite places to hear music in the city is Görlitzer park. Berlin is full of artists and musicians from all around the world and in the summertime you can more or less guarantee that someone will be jamming there. For me, there’s nothing nicer than lying in the sunshine and hearing people just play, not performing for anyone. It’s one of my favourite things about Berlin!”

 

Davide Molinari

Music Production & Sound Engineering student

Berlin's best music hotspots

“I consider the club Lido as one of the best places for music in Berlin. I went there to see The Neal Morse Band once and the atmosphere of the space was just amazing. The sound, the number of people, the dimension of the stage, everything was perfect in that event. I highly recommend everyone to go to a show there.”

 

Filip Högberg, a.k.a Antwon Blanc

Music Production & Performance student

Berlin's best music hotspots

“I find most of my inspiration in Berlin’s club scene and it’s where I go to enjoy music. Tresor is one of my favourites and I always bring something back with me from the experience that has value to what I do musically. If I don’t go to clubs, I like to be at the Funkhaus. There’s usually a lot of interesting events happening, you meet interesting people and the venue itself is very cool.”

 

Rocco Santucci, singer-songwriter of Saints Parade

Music Production & Sound Engineering student

Berlin's best music hotspots

 

“I would say that my favourite musical place is the parks in the summer – Mauerpark for example – when you catch some amazing band or artist performing under the sun for all to hear. This is something that wasn’t possible where I grew up, so it’s the best for me.”

 

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