Category: events

Gegen: An Alernative to the Alternatives

Alternative.  What does the word even mean these days?  In its origins, the word alternative was used to label anything that could not be easily categorized or was non-mainstream.  Over time, those un-categorizable tendencies settled into categories of their...

Rubble Rebel: The Story of Ben de Biel

If you get to talking to people who have lived in Berlin for a long time, there is one name that you will probably hear again and again: Ben de Biel.  The native Hamburger (how I love using that...

St. Pauli FC- punks, beer and football

Ever wonder where this punk symbol came from? I had no idea that it was associated to this football club that has been going for absolute ages.. Many football fans will probably laugh at my naivety, but I am...

Heavy Metal in Germany and around the World

I haven’t really listened to Heavy Metal since I was 12 years old apart from the occasional trip down memory lane with a bit of Metallica, but I am often amazed at how huge the scene is worldwide and...