Next in our series on the erstwhile squat and squat venues of Berlin, Lovelite is more of a dance club than just a live venue, and is more exclusively focused on music than many of the places we’ve so far featured. A dive bar/ club housed in a former repair garage since 1999, Lovelite has [...]
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Continuing with our introduction to Berlin squats or former squats that put on live music… Named after Baader-Meinhof associate Thomas Weissbecker, who was killed in a shootout with police in 1972, the Tommy Weissbecker Haus has been putting on gigs in the Schicksaal since 1991, although the squat itself dates back to 1973. Schicksaal means [...]
KVU has a history as a community that stretches back to 24 June 1987, a date celebrated annually in their summer festival. Typically enough, with the organised chaos that surrounds non-hierarchical venture like this, I’ve not been able to determine how long they’ve had their present form as a well organised, cheap and popular venue. [...]
Our ongoing tour of the squat or ex-squat venues of Berlin continues with Arcanoa. Arcanoa existed as a squat for around ten years, but was shut down in 1998: the current venue was opened up in a bar nearby by refugees from the squat, bringing what equipment they could salvage. Its promotional tagline is ‘the [...]
Next up in our series on Squats, we visit Supamolly. Supamolly (or Supamolli) is a major Berlin squat that has been open since the early 90s. As well as providing a home to all kinds of interesting people, it also sports a theatre, a bar, and a venue which hosts a regular comedy night and [...]
To begin our series on squat venues in Berlin we’re starting with one of the best known places for underground music, the legendary Koepi 137. Koepi 137 is home to over fifty people, and its venue space, Koma F, is a leading punk rock venue. It is housed in an apartment building slightly more than [...]
Founded in 1990, shortly after re-unification, Liebig14 is one of Berlin’s oldest established squats. As a quick glance at the ‘Chronology’ page on their website will show, their history as a home and venue has been one of continuous legal uncertainty and negotiation with various landlords: the current property owner, Suitbert Beulker, has secured an [...]
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