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Berlin-based band RÁN on unpredictability, feminism and the beauty of chance encounters

      Berlin-based duo RÁN play psych-infused indie rock. The band, comprising Laura Landergott from Austria and Yair Karelic from Israel, found themselves gig-ready within eight weeks of playing together, produced their debut EP, “Hunt Like Lions," in 2017, and are working on a full-length album to be released at the start of 2019. We caught up with them to talk about their first chance encounter, their writing process, […]

todaySeptember 22, 2018


Pop-Kultur roundup: Up-and-coming artists shine at the Kulturbrauerei

    By Sylvia Cunningham and Monika Müller-Kroll For three days, Berlin's Pop-Kultur festival showcased local and international musicians at the Kulturbrauerei. Headline acts included The Last Poets, and Neneh Cherry returning for her second year. But there were also many artists at Pop-Kultur for the first time. We met up with some up-and-coming musicians, including Parisian chromatic harpist Laura Perrudin, Italian singer Munsha, and German-Bulgarian singer, pianist and composer, Lisa […]

todayAugust 18, 2018


Pop-Kultur curator on achieving a rare 50-50 gender balance in the festival’s lineup: ‘It was really easy’

  The Pop-Kultur festival is returning to Berlin next month, presenting over 100 events from Aug. 15 – 17 at the Kulturbrauerei. The festival gives musicians space to expand on the artistic currents underpinning much of pop culture and pop music today with a program of performances, new commissions, exhibitions, talks, and workshops. The festival's organizers have assembled a line-up of both international and Berlin-based artists. Finding balance was a […]

todayJuly 7, 2018


Pop-Kultur’s Christian Morin on ‘bringing back meaning and content to music’

Pop-Kultur Festival will be back in Berlin for it's fourth year between August 15 and 17. We caught up with curator Christian Morin to talk about how the goals of the festival have evolved and what to expect from this year's lineup, which features Neneh Cherry amidst a "very strong female presence." Morin says that he wants the festival "to bring back meaning and content...to music, and the other goal […]

todayMay 5, 2018


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