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The Dirt on 2019: Our Year-End Lists

We don't really follow the Gregorian calendar or even believe in the concept of "time," per se, but everyone seems to be signaling the end of the year with their top album lists, so we figured we'd follow suit. In lieu of attempting to squeeze any profound sentiments...

Envy & Svalbard at Bi Nuu | Photo Recap

Envy and Svalbard played at Bi Nuu to a sold-out audience in Berlin on 17 December thanks to Vertikal Concerts. When I took these pictures, I initially wondered why I didn't get any elbows or knees to the back. When I finally turned around, I saw people moved to...

Your Face Reminds Me of When I was Old | Interview with Telefon Tel Aviv

An interview with Telefon Tel Aviv's Joshua Eustis on releasing a new album after a decade-long hiatus “I felt a lot of pressure about making a good record because I figured people would think: ‘It’s not going to be as good, his partner’s dead,’” said Joshua Eustis in...

Sub Liminal #2: A CTM 2020 Future Prequel

Liminal phenomena and liminoid states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. They thrust us into the grey zone between the two sides of a supposedly clear demarcation....

Track Premiere: No Diving’s ‚My Life Ain’t Shit if We’re Talking Utilitarianism‘

Who doesn't love a good spinoff? Some would even say that Frasier eventually came to eclipse Cheers, the show responsible for its title character's inception. Continuing the trend of high-quality spinoffs is No Diving, the upbeat offspring of Berlin post-punk...

Schmutz Playlists | February 2020

2020 is a leap year, which means you get a whole extra day of February to get yourself to shows. If any of these artists sound like something you want to see live, just check out our show page to find out how to make that happen....

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