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Das Tier am Wasserloch
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This Friday night our very own Volker – AKA DJ Clownsound – will perform in the lobby with his new band, Das Tier am Wasserloch.  Since late 2016, the band has been experimenting with an avant-garde melange of new wave and electro-pop elements which come together in a SpaceRockKraut fusion. The motifs and themes are transformed into a rambling playful safari and the listener is emerged in a continually pulsating ()

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Hotel
Tandoori

What began as a late-night conversation in a pub about a shared love of Indian food ended up in a 2,000-km drive to collect a tandoor oven from a recently closed restaurant in Slovenia. This Sunday 20th August, to celebrate the oven’s safe arrival in Berlin, Andy Benn and Nandish Neralahalli – both on our restaurant service team – are joining forces with chef Alan to serve up a range ()

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PAIR – Dinner with
Alan & Emily

We’ve planned a series of intimate dinners to showcase the beautiful wines and gorgeous ingredients we get to work with. These evenings, entitled Pair, are curated by our chef Alan Micks and our wine director Emily Harman (vinalupa). The nights are all about collaboration and having fun with food and wine.  The first dinner on Monday 24 July is inspired by a visit to the Mosel our restaurant team recently took. ()

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Richard’s Wild X
Michelberger

The next BBQ in collaboration with our wonderful suppliers is coming up this Sunday 23 July. Last time we grilled alongside The Sausage Man Never Sleeps, this time Guido Richard of Richard’s Wild will bring his wares to the hof. Guido is our hunter, and supplies us with wild deer, wild boar, and foraged herbs and mushrooms, all of which come from the fields of Brandenburg. MENU Roe deer burger, wild rocket, beetroot ()

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Weekend
Wanderings

The turntables will be getting a good workout over the next days… covering the drinks in sound and fine vibrating the food. TONIGHT’s After Work is Before Sunset From 5pm, Hazy Pockets (Joel Isaac Black) makes his Michelberger debut. He’s told us to expect gentle psych balladry, brown-dirt-sludge, swamp-blues, kraut-mechanics, neon-throb, murder-guitars and extended-joke music… At 10pm in the lobby, one of our residents Trujillo, bringing his usual tropical action. SATURDAY’s Gathering  Taking care of the early shift, Roger ()

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The
Taula

The first mixers in the clubs of New York and Chicago all had rotary faders. Modern digital versions instead had a slide fader, but in the past five years or so the trend is returning to the analog equipment of the past. One of our resident DJs Andres – AKA DJ Trujilo – heard about a father and son duo manufacturer in Barcelona called Can Electric, who make hand-wired musical equipment. Their mixers, called ()

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The Odd Gig – Edition 3
Cera Khin

From Berlin via Tunisia, Cera Khin has quickly made a name for herself as a selector able to find the finest thread between disparate sounds. Connecting the dots between modern club and experimental music as well as musique concrète, dub and dancehall styles in an effortless way. Cera will join us next Monday 17 July for the third instalment of The Odd Gig, a monthly at the hotel where we invite ()

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Thank you
to The Havels…

…for that beautiful and intimate performance. It’s always a treat to watch and listen to musicians who work together the way these two do.

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The
Havels

Irena and Vojtech Havlovi were with us in Berlin last autumn for Michelberger Music. These gentle and sensitive musicians will be back at the hotel next week and will perform in our lobby on Friday 30 June. Working together as The Havels, this couple say very few words, but communicate expressively through their music. Bryce Dessner said this about them: “In the late 1980’s my sister Jessica heard two Czech ()

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Sunday was
a fun day!

Thank you to all who came to the hotel for our BBQ with The Sausage Man Never Sleeps. The weather was perfect, the music spot on (thanks Florian and Milena!) and the sausages were flying off the grill! Keep an eye out for more Sundays (and Mondays) like this in the hof – when the weather is fine we’ll light up the grill and continue the courtyard cheer!