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BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Alchemy of Punk


Thursday 10 MAY

Being Christy Moore's younger brother was a burden that seemed to weigh down singer / songwriter Kevin Barry Moore so severely that he quit his career, emigrated the the United States and eventually re-appeared as Luka Bloom. Everything running smoothly since then :-)

Where: Columbia Theater Berlin, Columbiadamm 9 – 11, 10965 Berlin // When: 19:00
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Little reminder to the pre-announcements in last week's picks: Austrians Kreisky @ Kantine am Berghain + still running until Sunday 13 MAY is "XJazz Festival 2018" – including Polyversal Souls & Guy One @ Thursday 10 MAY and Piranha recording artist Stella Chiweshe on Friday 11 MAY

Friday 11 MAY + Sunday 13 MAY – PIRANHA SPECIAL

A star-studded cast of many including Piranha's former "Jewish Ballroom" MC, "Lindenstraße" and "Tatort" actress Zazie de Paris – see 0:52 in trailer above – graces "Alchemy of Punk" – a video installation con live performance breaking any genre boundary imaginable

Where: Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi Berlin, Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Saturday 12 MAY

Aeons deep historically and emotionally, yet lightfooted and upflifting – Eric Bibb & Michael Jerome Browne's acoustic "Migration Blues" follows the genre from its African roots to its latter-day manifestations all over the world

Where: Quasimodo, Kantstraße 12a, 10623 Berlin // When: 22:00
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Sunday 13 MAY

Following his Berlin chapter with Crime & the City Solution and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mick Harvey found an anchor in the work of Serge Gainsbourg – an anchor still not weighed. 4 Harvey albums of Gainsbourg material in the meantime – presented live aboard Volksbühne with Xanthe Waite, James Johnston, Larry Mullins, Yoyo Röhm & String Quartet – while Berlin's cultural super carrier at least stopped sinkin' any further for the time bein' …

Where: Volksbühne Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Monday 14 MAY

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Bravely competing with some of the most poetic lyricists of all time, French division, is Polish writer Dagmara Kraus with the original works she wrote for "Lieder und Dichter IV – Une Soirée francaise" ( "Songs and Poets IV – Une Soirée francaise" ). Songs by Gabriel Fauré, Léo Delibes, Francis Poulenc, Thomas Blondelle, Eric Satie, Claude Debussy and Ernest Chauson – intermitted by 2 readings

Where: Deutsche Oper, Bismarckstraße 35, 10627 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 15 MAY

That's probably the most upbeat, if not exuberant performance, the late great Ian Dury's junior Baxter Dury ever delivered. Usually he's way more delicate, gentle, meditative and ethereous – but not the least bit less enthralling! His new album "Prince of Tears" presented live @ one exclusive German date @

Where: Bi Nuu, Schlesisches Tor, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Wednesday 16 MAY

Founded 50 years ago in Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon and still goin' strong – Los Wembler's de Iquitos and their psychedelic Chicha

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 // When: 20:00
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Thursday 17 MAY

Chapeau! There's not too many geezers can deliver a classy tune like that at the Sharks' age. Not too many have an original Sex Pistol on drums and a guitar player as stylish and prolific as Chris Spedding, either – from Memphis Slim to Roxy Music, Dusty Springfield to the Sex Pistols, Paul McCartney to Katie Melua and back, check out his sessionography and his funny little "Guitar Jamboree" show-off – announced for this Sharks reunion concert, too

Where: Quasimodo, Kantstrasse 12a, 10623 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Forward in all directions!

Avec plaisir!

Your intoxicated Piranhas


Lead Photo: Hope Fukiko @ "Alchemy of Punk" © Aneta Panek

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