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Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest – Berlin

(Video of Lady Daisy who will perform at our after party)

It’s a Pussy Powered Protest!

Shameless Berlin is a showcase of some of the best known and most prolific alternative comedy acts in the scene. Through cabaret, comedy, music, burlesque and puppetry, the artists tackle sexuality, immigration, queerness, body politics and power.

From Colombia, Lebanon, Australia and the USA, these power femmes deliver a vulvacious smack to the funny bones with a special blend of razor sharp wits and juvenile jokes.

Entry includes our high energy 1 hour show plus an after party with live music, DJs and special international burlesque headliners!

***PUSSY POWERED PROTEST***
Liliana Velásquez dominatrix turned kabarettist
Duckie L’Orange queer puppeteer
Carmen Chraim high-energy comedy
Crystal Tassels glamorous showgirl brat

***SPECIAL GUESTS***
Purdy Hölsom tasteless twangy musical songbird
Gorjeoux & the Corsetts queer ukulele with a voice as sweet as cherry pie
Batsauce spinning 45s

***AFTER PARTY***
The Wynstrumentt Live harmonica loop wizard
Lady Daisey & Batsauce Seductive live vocals with smooth summer beats

TICKETS
Presale €5 / 10
On the night €8 / 12

20:00 Doors
20:30 Gorjeoux & the Corsetts
20:45-21:45 Pussy Powered Protest – early show
21:45-22:45 Vinyl DJ Batsauce spinning 45s
22:45 Purdy Holsom
23:00-24:00 Pussy Powered Protest – late show
24:00 – After party with Wynton Kelly Stevenson, Batsauce & Lady Daisy LIVE

ARTISTS

Liliana Velasquez M. has crossed borders all her life. Raised in Miami Medellin and New Jersey there is no role she cannot play and her comedy reflects this extravagant mix in her Latina-tude, Catholic guilt and American dreaming. As an adult, Liliana recklessly explored NYC, slipping in and out of different art forms, costumes, and jobs. She has so many outrageous stories to tell, it would horrify her proud parents, Only now do they admire her comedic outlook on so many mistakes. Always hungry for new challenges, Liliana soon found other platforms for the performance that is her life: Berlin Neukölln. She is proud to be queer and not perfect and enjoys waking up in the afternoons.
As if that isn’t enough, she is also leading lady at Freudian Slip Club, producing hundreds of shows in Germany every year.
http://freudianslipclub.wordpress.com

Duckie L’Orange is a Berlin based performance artist with a twist.
She does weird and wacky interactive performances for kids, and equally wacky but significantly dirtier shows for adults. She’s been all around town like a hipster on a vintage bicycle – from performing at the Sydney Opera House, barking in a steam punk carnival with Antigua i Barbuda at Sydney Festival, touring Germany with the Puppetry Slam Berlin to creating shows in the jungles of Kalimantan and Timor Leste.
www.duckielorange.com

Crystal Tassels, “The American Brat Queen,” is a burlesque artist, chanteuse, and fetish performer from Seattle, USA. After making her burlesque debut in South Korea, Tassels spent six years performing in the USA and Canada and is now based in Berlin. When she’s not singing or stripping, you’ll usually find her impersonating her cat.

Carmen Chraim is a beloved comedian in the Berlin English comedy scene. After five years of performing stand-up comedy, she is now recognized on the train by strangers at least 20 times a year! She performs mainly in Berlin but also manages to leave her bubble and delight many boring German cities (both West and East). She’s also had her name pulled from a bucket for at least four NY open mics; flyered and performed tirelessly for an entire month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and found performing on stages in Amsterdam and Warsaw to be very enjoyable.
And now you’re asking yourself, “Great, but where is she from?” Born and raised in Lebanon, she wins over crowds with her high energy presence & rapid-fire anecdotes. Thanks to her Middle Eastern background, passion for hummus, deep experience with corporate Germans and sarcastic political views, she’s often seen as an alternative Arab success story that hasn’t yet been discovered by the media.

Purdy Hölsom is a singer-schlongbiter, rapper wrong-righter. She is a comedy musician from North Carolina (US). She’s a four-time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. In 2018, her “Gay Money” music video was screened at the Palm Springs Film Fest & the Berlin Music Video Awards. She recently performed at Edinburgh Fringe Fest, and learned that Scotland is very, very cold.Holsom has released two albums, Purdy Holsom (2014) and Vageezus: Voice of a Generation (2016), several singles, and nine music videos (depending on what you count).

Gorjeoux is a Corset wearing, KitKat loving, Ukulele playing, Gorgeous, Queer, Non Binary Femme Goddess who likes to play around with new imaginings, queerifications and mashups of pop songs.

Wynton Kelly Stevensonn is a musical storyteller with a twist. His musical journey is crafted with vocals, harmonica, beats and live looping. Sponsored by Hohner Music he has been touring and living in Europe for 10 years.

Lady Daisey is a soul/funk singer who spent her childhood touring the U.S. with her parent’s band. Raised on the road, home-schooled and surrounded by music, it was natural for her to blossom into the artist that she is. Since then, she’s been following her musical path and developed her own playful style, ranging from sultry love songs to powerhouse feel-good old-school soul. Lady Daisey has played venues and festivals around the globe, spreading her message of love and positivity, soulfully presented over head noddin’ Batsauce beats. A small woman with a huge voice, Lady Daisey is sure to grab the attention and steal the hearts of everyone within ear’s reach.

She’s opened for Sharon Jones, Mayer Hawthorne, Chali 2na, Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, the Perceptionists. She’s rocked festivals around the world alongside the Roots, Method Man, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Muse, Typical Cats, Souls of Mischief, Zion I. Lady Daisey’s voice can also be heard on recordings with Qwazaar, Typical Cats, Asamov and Marc Hype.

Batsauce is a musician/producer/DJ from Jacksonville, Florida. Following his well received EP & LP with Qwazaar, Batsauce debuts his instrumental intergalactic love saga entitled “Starcrossed.” Batsauce is also one-third of the Smile Rays (along with Paten Locke & Lady Daisey). He has worked with Mr. Lif , Akrobatik, The AB’s, Paten Locke, Lady Daisey, Surreal, Dillon, Chop, Boog Brown, and MassInfluence. Not to mention, the likes of Bahamadia, George Clinton, Vinnie Paz, and Dumbtron have appeared on his tracks. As well as an avid beatmaker, Batsauce is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He resides mostly in Berlin, when he isn’t couch-surfing elsewhere.

Cover image by Toby K

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Urban Spree participates to Berlin’s first “Urban Art Week”

From 05 to 12 September 2018, Urban Spree will be part of the first URBAN ART WEEK, a new format for the Urban Art movement, which will be launched throughout Berlin. The Opening Night will happen at Urban Spree on the 05/09.

The Urban Art Week presents a comprehensive program and insights into the participating locations and projects under one roof. The format serves both to make Urban Art visible and to mediate, as well as to improve networking between local actors.

The URBAN ART WEEK provides insights into the locations and work of the participants, who present their own program for the URBAN ART WEEK. This gives visitors the opportunity to get to know Urban Art, Street art and Graffiti Writing within one week. The art program includes numerous exhibitions in galleries, project rooms, art spaces and institutions as well as performances, live painting and artistically designed walls.

A supporting program accompanies the URBAN ART WEEK: workshops by experts offer professional training and useful information for the daily work of artists and cultural workers. The two-day film program shows experimental films, portraits and documentaries about the French and German scene. Daily Street Art tours by local experts give visitors an insight into Urban Art in Berlin. Artists offer workshops for all ages to try out different techniques.

In Berlin, Urban Art has become an integral part of the cityscape, and large murals and surprising interventions in urban space can be found regularly. The city and its marketing is also adorned with the colourful paintings of its Urban Art artists, as is the local creative industry. But is there a dialogue between the scene and the city? Where is the line drawn between professional art and exploitation through increasingly fast-moving advertising purposes? Do we still have to ask the question whether Urban Art is art at all? The first URBAN ART WEEK pursues these thought-provoking impulses. In addition to discussions with representatives from city politics and local art institutions, the scene meets at workshops and symposia to discuss the concept of Urban Art and its own self- image. The week should leave something behind for the Berlin scene, it should convey a lasting value to the fast-moving Urban Art and create a basis for future communication.

Urban Art in Berlin has been around for decades and the media attention for it has increased. Berlin’s claim as an Urban Art Mecca is not only demonstrated by the last major exhibition projects with record attendance. The many small and independent art venues, project spaces and freelance artists who have been active in Berlin since the 1980s, have created the breeding ground for the subversive Berlin mix, that now makes the capital so attractive. URBAN ART WEEK is committed to their recognition and networking and ennobles the local scene with a gold medal – because Urban Art has actually earned this here for a long time. The program booklet with a city map, a website and a broad publicity campaign in German and English will accompany the week from 5 to 12 September 2018.

Further information under www.urbanartweek.de



In Goth We Trust Special // Siouxsie & the Banshees

Achtung BERLIN!!!

Time for to wear a lot make up, hairspray! and a lot glam like those 80s dates where everything started!!

In Goth We Trust will take place at Urban Spree in a GLAM night with a special dedicated (Tribute) to one of the must knowing female voices into the 80´s postpunk/goth brithish scene, Siouxsie & the Banshees!

Siouxsie and the Banshees may not have been the most groundbreaking band of the late 1970s and early 80s – their name has gone unmentioned during the recent revival of interest in post-punk rock – but they turn out to be surprisingly good subjects for a biography.

The central figures in the band are remarkably candid – Siouxsie herself never misses the opportunity to make a catty remark, while Steve Severin seems to relish his caricatured uber-goth role as a kind of bass-playing Nosferatu.

Dj´s
– J.Macottela
– Lady Palmolive

MUSIC
– Classic 80´s PostPunk // Gothic Rock // Cold Wave, as well playing tunes from this new underground school.

VENUE
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99 ( corner Warschauer Strasse x.Revaler Str)

Doors
23:45 pm



Make Your Own Sign Workshop

Rylsee and Otto Baum’s joint creative workshop “Make Your Own Sign” returns to Urban Spree for the first session of 2017 on Saturday, March 18th.

Book the workshop directly on the MYOS website and learn the basic techniques of Lettering & Sign Painting from a full-day workshop. Limited Availability.



In Goth We Trust – Anniversary III

Anniversary Special Night!

In Goth We Trust was a travelling festival which began as an experiment to promote Gothic Rock in Mexico City five years ago.

tree years ago we decided to create a logo that represents our culture to other countries and identifies the project.

We chose Ollin and Quetzalcoatl to become part of In Goth We Trust, with the purpose of disseminating and supporting old school Gothic Rock, including post punk, deathrock, cold wave and dark synth.

We are grateful to the DJs and our audience. We would like to venture and experiment and this is why we made the decision to leave Mexico for Berlin, with the understanding that considerable competition and work would be required — to start from scratch is not easy — we appreciate the support of our guests, and individuals working with us.

After spending a year in Berlin we have had new experiences, made new friends and found a new audience.

We realize that everything changes, having to go at it alone and adapt. We intended to raise awareness of our work and make our own party at the WGT, both things we have achieved.

We have now decided to do something a little bigger than a party and we know we have the support of our audience.

This year we are honoured with the presence of three DJs from different cities:

London: DJ Matt (A New Dusk)

Leipzig: DJ Martin (Shock Wave)

Berlin: DJ Hazi (Angst Pop)

And of course DJs Sharp & Lady Palmolive (In Goth We Trust)

We will also have the Art Exhibition Gotikatur, because we know that in our subculture not only the music is important.

https://www.facebook.com/gotikatur/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/InGothWeTrust2012/



“Girl Power” Berlin Movie Premiere

Urban Spree is hosting the Berlin Premiere of “Girl Power”, a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers.

Directed by czech female writer Sany, 7 years in the making, spanning 15 cities, portraying the work and lifestyle of 28 graffiti artists and photographers, Girl Power is an intense travelogue that embarks you from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Kabul, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to the legendary New York pioneer Lady Pink.

The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.

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However, Girl Power is more than just a look into the graffiti microcosm; it tells the moving story of Czech writer Sany, who decided in 2009 to capture female emancipation in graffiti on film and to give other girls and women the possibility to express themselves. It took her 7 long years to complete the documentary. We follow her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. We will also meet her family, who are absolutely unaware of Sany’s “second life”. Sany sacrifices a lot for the film, but even when she’s at the end of her tether, she refuses to give up on her dream – to make the very first movie depicting females in graffiti.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

The screening will be preceded by Toys, a short movie directed by Cane Morto and Marco Proserpioand followed by the premiere of the czech hardcore graffiti documentary Low Society.

The screening will be in the Biergarten, in presence of the director of Girl Power + Q & A.

The movie will be in VOST with subtitles in english

Screen prints & Tshirts will be available on the projection’s night.

Urban Spree
Revaler x Warschauer

Doors 19:30

21:00 – 21:10 Toys movie

21:10 – 22:40 Girl Power movie

22:40 – 23:00 Discussion about Girl Power

23:00 – 23:50 Low Society

Entry: 6€