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If you're a jazz fan, then head to b-flat where the only music you will be foot tapping to is Jazz. Established in 1995, b-flat is one of the favorite live music spots in Berlin. The club was created by two musicians named Jannis Zotos and Thannasis Zotos and actor Andre Hennicke. Famous veterans who have graced the club include Gustafson, Peter Brotzmann, Conny Bauer, Mikis Theodorakis, Steve Lacy and many more. The seating area gets filled fast, so get there early enough or be prepared to stand throughout the concerts.
One of the hippest clubs in town, Sage Club is located in a formerly disused part of Heinrich Heine Straße underground station. With the music varying from funk and soul to techno and drum and bass, the crowd is fairly mixed, although generally on the young side. 'Funky Friday' is always popular, as is 'Slave to the Rhythm' - a groovy mix of soul sounds and live acts - on Saturdays. Visit the club for its eclectic interiors and music scene.
Astra Kulturhaus is a modern concert venue and nightclub that is home to major concerts, live music, and DJ acts. This hip location is a favorite among rock and indie musicians and has hosted both local and international bands, including Death Cab for Cutie and The Subways. Visit Astra Kulturhaus and dance the night away to some of the best live music in Berlin.
Lido is a trendy indie and rock concert venue and nightclub in Kreuzberg. Lido hosts a wide range of live music gigs from local bands to internationally famous bands, such as Of Montreal, Art Brut, and Regina Spektor. If there's not a concert that night, then there is usually an album release or theme party happening here.
Junction Bar is a music oasis in the middle of Kreuzberg with a smoky, dark and somewhat offbeat flair. Now well established, this fun venue hosts both well-known as well as local bands. The emphasis is definitely on different types and kinds of music, be it funk, soul, Jazz or rap. There are several days dedicated to live music by various bands and for DJ nights as well. A friendly, leather jacket-wearing crowd. A classic of its kind.
The oldest and most successful jazz club in town, Quasimodo features newcomers as well as some of the biggest names in the jazz and blues scene. Tuesday nights are reserved for local bands and Wednesdays for a jam session. The other nights feature a variety of musicians from the broad field of jazz. Artists who have performed here in the past include Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis, the James Taylor Quartet, Steve Coleman and Manu Dibango. Admission prices vary depending on the night and performer; call for details.