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Dirk Churlish 22nd November 2020 08:29 PM

Wikipedia says you're living in Berlin, what's happening there musically right now?
Obviously they're famous for their techno scene, but are there any rock bands that have come onto your radar? I know probably not much happening since COVID, but...?

Gordotronic 24th November 2020 11:00 PM

In my early years (2005-10) many rock bands moved from all over the world to live and work in Berlin. There was so little response and opportunity that most of them left, and Berlin-- like most places in Europe and USA did NOT have much use for the old rock-n-roll format, no! That's why I went to Argentina so much,, guitars are a way of life there, and Jimmy Page is practically a saint! Not unusual to get into a taxi at midnight and the driver is smoking a cigarette with the windows rolled up blasting AC/DC live and ZZ Top
at earsplitting volumes. There are wonderful NON techno musicians all over Berlin-- there are two of my favorites:
1. Super700

2. AnnaVR

and if you havent seen this:

Dirk Churlish 24th November 2020 11:34 PM

Cool, thanks for the links! Any cool Argentinian bands we should know about?

Gordotronic 26th November 2020 01:27 AM

Here's two songs I produced with amazing young artists in Buenos Aires last time I visited: (thanks for asking)



craigmorris74 26th November 2020 04:57 AM

Those tracks are fantastic! Make me want to move to Argentina.

Zed999 27th November 2020 02:15 PM

The guitar playing on the first track is right up my street. Simple and elegant.

jimmydeluxe 30th November 2020 06:31 PM

What are/were your favorite spots pre-covid to see music in Berlin? I'm more familiar with techno spots-have only been to Schokoladen otherwise, which was cool.

Gordotronic 22nd December 2020 09:00 PM

I loved White Trash when it was on Schönhauser Allee great music would just magically appear there very frequently. I liked Schokoladen too, yes.