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StillSTAND: A Mural Initiative for Berlin Artists

StillSTAND – Paint the wall of Urban Spree!
A project of Urban Spree and Senor Schnu

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Artists of all ages and artistic backgrounds can apply to design the famous 15 m x 8 m wall of Urban Spree, which will get a new facelift every 14 days from mid-May onwards. Materials and an artist fee of € 500,- are provided to the selected artists. “The role and relevance of Art in the time of Corona” is the subject of this Open Call.

Artists and cultural workers bring new impulses, especially in these times, and make clear how important art and culture are for society.

Conditions:

  1. Residence in Berlin
  2. Maximum 2 artists* per application (collaboration work or split work)
  3. Send a proposal on the topic (max. 1 A4 page explanation, with rough sketch if desired)
  4. Not to have painted the wall before

If you are interested, send your application with the subject weSTILLSTAND to contact@urbanspree.com. Deadline is fixed on the 8.5.2020

The jury of the project: Julia Benz (artist), Johannes Mundinger (artist), Katia Hermann (art historian), Senor Schnu (artist and curator) and Urban Spree.

Many thanks to our active sponsors: Molotow, Neis Design Berlin, Pandemic Healing Arts, We did nothing wrong e.V., Sehr Bueno, Katja Askenenka and Sophie Schermer. To make this project thrive, we are still looking for new partners to provide material and alleviate production costs. Potential sponsors can contact Pascal: contact@urbanspree.com

StillSTAND – Bemale die Wand von Urban Spree!
Ein Projekt von Urban Spree und Senor Schnu

Künstler*innen jeden Alters und jeglicher künstlerischen Herkunft können sich bewerben, um die berühmte 15 x 8 meter Wand der Urban Spree zu gestalten, die ab dem mitte Mai alle 14 Tage ein neues Gesicht bekommt. Gestellt werden Material und ein Honorar von € 500,–.

KünstlerInnen und Kulturschaffende bringen neue Impulse, gerade in diesen Zeiten und machen deutlich, wie wichtig Kunst und Kultur für die Gesellschaft ist. 
Die Rolle und Relevanz von Kunst in Zeiten von Corona sind Thema des Open Calls.

Bedingungen:

1. Wohnsitz in Berlin 
2. Maximal 2 Künstler*innen per Bewerbung
3. Umsetzungsvorschlag zum Thema (max. 1 A4 Seite Erläuterung, gerne mit grobem Entwurf) und 4. du hast die Wand noch nicht bemalt

Bei Interesse sende deine Bewerbung mit dem Betreff weSTILLSTAND bis zum 8.5.2020 an contact@urbanspree.com

Kuratiert wird das Projekt von: Julia Benz (Künstlerin), Johannes Mundinger (Künstler), Katia Hermann (Kunsthistorikerin), Senor Schnu (Künstler und Kurator) sowie der Urban Spree Galerie.

Ein grosser Dank geht an die Supporter: Molotow, Neis Design Berlin, Pandemic Healing Arts, We did nothing wrong e.V, Sehr Bueno, Katja Askenenka und Sophie Schermer. Trotz dieser Supporter sind wir noch auf Support sowie Sponsoren angewiesen, um Material sowie Produktionskosten stellen zu können.



postponed: The Paranoyds • Berlin

The Paranoyds
22.04.2020 Urban Spree

Doors: 20:00 / Start: 21:00
Pre sale: 14,00€ , plus fees
Tickets: http://bit.ly/37xTSpz

… presented by: dq agency & GreyZone Concerts & Promotion & DIFFUS Magazine

Los Angeles is shaking under the constant influence of the Western world and its inhabitants are masters in viewing their lives through the digital lens. It looks like a panopticon, a huge chamber of mirrors. In this city of sun and surveillance, the punk quartet The Paranoyds have channelled their joy and disgust into their debut album “Carnage Bargain” – a raw mix of garage rock, new wave bragging rights, classic horror movie soundtrack and a host of other left-wing influences.

Lists here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXLCj7QpvOk

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Dune Messiah live in Berlin

[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:

Dune Messiah (DK) live
[aufnahme + wiedergabe] / Third Coming Records
www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.de/momentsofblisslp

Copenhagen folk-noir artist Dune Messiah unfolds a universe of dark romance. Through emotional lyrics, songwriter Magnus Westergaard examines the shadows of existence, while a boundary-seeking instrumentation oscillates between the violent and the fragile.

Dark and mature Dune Messiah zones in on the sound of naked sincerity. Honest musical tales of love, loss and mysticism, drawing on sources of inspiration such as Leonard Cohen, Death in June and Nick Cave. On stage, Dune Messiah is an intense experience provided by drummer Lee Thomas, guitarist Andreas Bengtsen and keyboardist Lisa Jespersen, while Magnus Westergaard presents the catchy tunes on acoustic guitar and vocals.

In 2019 Dune Messiah released his second studio album ‘Moments of Bliss’ on French Third Coming Records and German aufnhame + wiedergabe. In this regard he has been on a long tour through Europ and the first single ‘Silence and Surrender’ was played extensively on national radio, where Magnus Westergaard was also interviewed. At the start of 2020, Dune Messiah will take on another tour leading them through England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Denmark.

“The devout singer-songwriter could very well be Leonard Cohen’s Nordic heiress.” – Danish newspaper Politiken

Urban Spree (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99/Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
www.urbanspree.com
www.facebook.com/urbanspree

Tickets: www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.de/tickets

www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.de

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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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VOWWS • Berlin (FREE SHOW)

 

VOWWS
+++FREE SHOW+++
08.06.2019 – Berlin Urban Spree
Einlass: 20:00 Uhr, Beginn: 21:00 Uhr

VOWWS ist ein, in Los Angeles lebendes, Death-Pop-Duo aus Australien. Ihr Debütalbum „The Great Sun“ erschien 2015 und wurde vom Freund und Mentor der Band Kevin S. McMahon in seinem New Yorker Atelier, einer alten umgebauten Scheune, produziert. „The Great Sun“ ist das Ergebnis einer intensiven und symbiotischen Verbindung zwischen McMahon und der Band. Eine Sammlung von düsteren und dunklen Death-Pop-Songs u.a. mit Feature der Elektro-Legende Gary Numan.

Mit ihrem zweiten Album „Under the World“ erschaffen VOWWS ein filmisches, stilvolles Gesamtkunstwerk mit unterschiedlichsten Einflüsse z.b. klassischer Western-, Electro-, Surf-Rock-, Metal- und Filmmusik.
Auch für „Under the World“ holten sich VOWWS Unterstützung von McMahon, jedoch spielte die Band selbst eine weitaus größere Rolle beim Produzieren und Mischen der Platte. Der zeitlose Einfluss von McMahon ist zwar immer noch vorhanden, jedoch verzichten VOWWS bewusst auf derbe Post-Punk Parts und lassen stattdessen Platz für stilvolle Hooks und klare Vocals. Das wird die Band endlich auch in Berlin auf der Bühne präsentieren – am 08.06. live im Urban Spree!

 

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2019 Edition of the Berlin Seafood Festival on 25th and 26th May

The 2019 Edition of the Berlin Seafood Festival returns to Urban Spree on May 25th and 26th, 2018.

Curated by Urban Spree, the Berlin Seafood Festival is a culinary meeting of raw & fresh seafood produce coupled with Berlin’s finest street seafood vendors.

Create your own plate of street seafood, savor a grilled fish on demand, discover oysters from the French West shores, special mussels dishes, chilean ceviches, a Mediterranean twist, and other natural delicacies paired with our selection of natural wines and german craft beer.

The Berlin Seafood Festival invites a selection of top-notched Berlin street cuisine vendors who will create a culinary travel experience.

Save the date!

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Urban Spree Biergarten

RAW Gelände, Friedrichshain

Saturday 25.05 + Sunday 26.05

12:00-22:00

Free Entry