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    DEAD LADIES SHOW #12

    Tue 30.05 19:30 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW #12

    It’s our 12th Dead Ladies Show, and we proudly present three very different 20th-century women, all of whom made waves doing things they weren’t supposed to do: a multiple medal-winning runner, a Hollywood writer, and a gun-toting suffragette and socialist – brought to you by translator and adventurer SARAH FISHER, writer and dramaturge ANTONIA ROELLER, and your beloved co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE.
     
    With FLORIAN DUIJSENS to keep the show on track, you can look forward to a riotously riveting evening. Put on your running shorts, your diamonds, or your sturdiest boots, swing on over to the ACUD Studio, and raise a glass of our special drink to toast these three fine dead ladies.
     
    Presented in a messy mixture of English and German.
     
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    The athlete FANNY BLANKERS-KOEN was 30 years old and had two kids when she won four gold medals at the 1948 London Olympics. The mayor of Amsterdam kindly presented her with a bicycle on her return. She held 58 Dutch titles and set or tied 12 world records during her athletic career – all while putting up with patronizing nicknames like “the flying housewife” and “the flying Dutchmam”. Treasuring her Jesse Owens autograph, which she got when she competed in the Berlin Olympics at the age of 18, she lived to the ripe age of 85 and was named Female Athlete of the Century in 1999. Fanny Blankers-Koen ran like a woman.
     
    Dubbed “the soubrette of satire”, ANITA LOOS wrote hundreds of film scripts with names like A Temperamental Wife, A Virtuous Vamp, A Perfect Woman, Polly of the Follies, and Biography of a Bachelor Girl. Plus of course her most famous book, the short story collection Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and a decent handful of memoirs, novels, and non-fiction. She hung out in Paris, New York, and Hollywood with writers, actresses, and chorus girls, put up with and then divorced a hypochondriac husband, and worked incredibly hard to become one of America’s most feted screenwriters.
     
    CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ was an Irish revolutionary, suffragette, and socialist, and the first woman elected to the British parliament (although she never attended). From a landowning background, she became a landscape painter and socialized with Dublin’s intellectuals before joining Sinn Féin and the Daughters of Ireland, attending her first meeting in a ball-gown and tiara. Later, though, she advised women to “dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank and buy a revolver.” Markievicz fought in the 1916 Easter Rising, narrowly escaping a death sentence, and became the first woman cabinet minister in the Irish Republic.
     
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    DI 30.5 // 19H30 // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW #12:
    FANNY BLANKERS-KOEN // ANITA LOOS // CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ
    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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    SOVIET SOVIET // SWIIMERS

    Wed 31.05 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    SOVIET SOVIET // SWIIMERS

    SOVIET SOVIET
    The post-punk leaning trio were born in 2008 on the Adriatic coast of Pesaro, Italy by Alessandro Costantini (vocalist/guitarist), Andrea Giometti (lead vocalist/bassist) and Alessandro Ferri (drums). In 2009, they gained notoriety with a handful of self-released singles and incessant touring. The trio followed up with the Summer, Jesus EP in 2011, growing their reputation for immediate and tightly wound live performances. For the past year, the trio have converted that immediacy from the stage into a proper studio, honing and fine-tuning the production on their debut album, Fate. Felte released the album November 11, 2013. While post-punk is the easy descriptor, Soviet Soviet’s lens of the genre is much wider, grabbing from coldwave, art punk and more, figuring out a way to make something fresh.
     

     
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    SWIIMERS 스위머스
    … is a band led by MQ Cho (조민경), formerly known as UHF (극초단파), of which music was beloved by fans who enjoy shoegazing, dreampop music from Cocteau Twins, Slowdive to local bands like Misty Blue and Blue Dawn(푸른새벽). It is comprised of the singer/song-writer MQ, guitarist Lee Pyung-gang(이평강) and drummer Jang Sunwoong(장선웅). Their music can be categorized as Dream Pop, but some of their songs feel more like to belong in other genres like synth pop or even electronica. They made their debut with a single titled [Polaris] in August, 2015, which was followed by the second single [Woodstock] in October, same year. Their self-titled EP was released on January 12th, 2016, and is garnering attentions from media, fans and critics both domestic and worldwide.
     

     
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    MI 31.5 // 20H
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    greyzone presents
    SOVIET SOVIET // SWIIMERS
    post-punk and shoegaze from italy and south korea
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    HAUNTER RECORDS NIGHT

    Wed 31.05 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // STUDIO
    HAUNTER RECORDS NIGHT

    MI 31.5 // 22H // TBA
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    HAUNTER RECORDS NIGHT
    a night featuring artists from milan’s haunter records as an afterparty for the concert at zionskirche featuring with petit singe, heith + red army fracture

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    OLYMPHIA: TERMINATION OF THE WORLD'S LAST HARBOUR (PARADISO PT. 3)

    Thu 01.06 19:00 // EXHIBITION OPENING, AFTER PARTY // GALLERY
    OLYMPHIA: TERMINATION OF THE WORLD'S LAST HARBOUR (PARADISO PT. 3)

    Olymphia presents “Termination of the world’s last harbour”, Paradiso Pt. 3
     
    EXHIBITION OPENING: 19H
    AFTERPARTY: 22H
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Artist duo EMDAL/RAHBEK (AKA Olymphia) explore narratives through physical dialogue, incorporating various measures including music, dance and live sculpting. Often working in a cross section between concert, theatre and performance, the duo challenges the idea of performance as a fixed time frame and often leaves a visual fingerprint that enables the narrative to continue its own life and dialogue with the site on which it takes place.
     
    Paradiso is a series of performances and installations. This part will take place at ACUD gallery following a performance at State of Concept in Athens and an installation at Big Love in Tokyo.
     
    Olymphia has also released music on Posh Isolation.
     
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    The exhibition opening will be followed by an afterparty featuring:
     
    CROATIAN AMOR [posh isolation / LIVE]
    VANITY PRODUCTIONS [posh isolation / LIVE]
    YEN TOWERS [posh isolation / LIVE]
    SARAH MILES [Berlin Community Radio]
    ENTERTAINMENT [Total Black]
    PATRICK QUICK
     
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    DO 1.6 // 19H
    ACUD GALLERY // OPENING
    OLYMPHIA: TERMINATION OF THE WORLD’S LAST HARBOUR (PARADISO PT. 3)
    the artist duo of Loke Rahbek + Kristian Emdal explores narratives through physical dialogue, in a site specific installation work
    22H // ACUD STUDIO // AFTER PARTY: CROATIAN AMOR // VANITY PRODUCTIONS // YEN TOWERS
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    TSF WARM UP #3: MOZARTS SISTER // PIERRE KWENDERS

    Thu 01.06 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    TSF WARM UP #3: MOZARTS SISTER // PIERRE KWENDERS

    Torstraßen Festival is proud to yet again partner with POP Montreal, this time in the form of a warm-up show featuring some exceptional talents based in Canada’s creative capital. Fabian Ebeling (ByteFM / Die Epilog) will DJ before, between, and a little after the live stuff.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    MOZART’S SISTER
    PIERRE KWENDERS
     
    Presented alongside ByteFM.
     
    **Limited capacity // tickets available at the door only **
     
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    MOZART’S SISTER
    … came from Caila Thompson-Hannant striving to create without pretense or practical implication. In 2011 after playing in groups such as Shapes and Sizes, Miracle Fortress and Think About Life, Thompson-Hannant started making music on her own as a means of a more personal pursuit, drawing form from living in a world of isolated passion where submission to the things you cannot change liberated a space for inner logic and inner values. From years of creating and questioning come a few scattered songs. And then a few more came. By revealing and feeling the full breadth of life for herself, Mozart’s Sister aspires to leave no listener stranded.
     

     
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    PIERRE KWENDERS
    Afro-Canadian singer/songwriter Pierre Kwenders’ music is a response to a world that so often asks people who fit comfortably in multiple boxes to pick only one. While Pierre’s music ranges from icy R&B to futuristic hip-hop, his style is rooted in Congolese rumba, the ubiquitous sound of The Democratic Republic of Congo. With his new full-lenght album, out on September 2017, Pierre looks to build on the success of his debut. Produced entirely by Seattle-based Fly Guy Dai (aka Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces), this new album pivots from Bantou’s housey thump to something more instrumental, incorporating strong African influence and old-school West Coast hip-hop vibes into Kwenders unique recipe.
     

     
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017
    … is happening June 8-11 at various venues around Berlin Mitte. Lineup info + tickets available now at http://www.torstrassenfestival.de/
     
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    DO 1.6 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    TSF WARM UP #3:
    MOZARTS SISTER // PIERRE KWENDERS
    scattered songs and icy r&b from some exceptional talents based in canada’s creative capital
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    EYEDRESS // RIP SWIRL

    Sat 03.06 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    EYEDRESS // RIP SWIRL

    EYEDRESS
    Idris Vicuña, besser bekannt als Eyedress, ist ein 26-jähriger Musiker aus der philippinischen Hauptstadt Manila. Sein Debütalbum „Manila Ice“ erscheint am 12. Mai via Lex Records. Aufgenommen wurde das Album in der Zeit, als Idris erstes Kind geboren wurde. Das Album befasst sich daher unter anderem mit den Sorgen junger Eltern, ebenso aber auch der problematischen politischen Situation auf den Philippinen. Das gesamte Album nahm Eyedress in seinem Bedroom Studio im Haus seiner Eltern auf. Alle Instrumente wie Lead und Rhythm Gitarre, Bass, Drums und Synths spiele er dabei selbst ein. Musikalisch ist Eyedress auf jeden Fall ein Ausnahmetalent, was ihm auch die Unterstützung von Größen wie Zane Lowe, Annie Mac oder sogar Steve Aoki einbringt. Vor Kurzem trat er zudem als Support für Mac Demaco, Jungle, Grime und How To Dress Well auf. Im Mai holen wir Eyedress dann auch endlich für eine Show nach Berlin in das ACUD!
     

     
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    RIP SWIRL
    Berlin-based producer RIP Swirl (known amongst his peers as Luka) is said to concern himself with the more solitary ends of hazy R&B and lo-fi dance music sharing stages with artists like Nosaj Thing, Tommy Genesis, Chet Faker, Rejjie Snow, Jacques Greene & more. His production has gathered the attention of the internet scene incl. Annie Mac, i-D, The FADER, NOWNESS, RBMA and Wonderland just to name a few. As part of the duo ‘BIRTHDAY’, Luka has recently released on Shlohmo’s LA-Based label WEDIDIT once again showcasing his talent to make music beyond any genre boundary.
     

     
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    SA 3.6 // 20H // 13€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    melt! presents
    EYEDRESS // RIP SWIRL
    lovesick raps, hazy R&B and lo-fi dance music
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017: NEUKÖLLN COUNTRY CLUB

    Fri 09.06 21:00 // CONCERT, OPENING // CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017: NEUKÖLLN COUNTRY CLUB

    Torstraßen Festival 2017 is kicking off with a bang: a barnburner of a show with Berlin’s favourite collaboraters and TSF’ 16 highlights, Neukölln Country Club.
     
    Confirmed guest vocalists so far include:
     
    JAAKKO EINO KALEVI
    ITACA
    MARTHA ROSE
    HELEN FRY
    MILLY BLUE
    WORLD BRAIN [LUKAS FROM FENSTER]
     
    Special guest Educated Body will DJ before and after the live stuff.
     
    Cover charge is but a paltry 5 Euros. Festival wristbands will be avaialble for sale at the show.
     
    Let the games begin!
     
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    Torstraßen Festival 2017 is happening June 8-11 at various venues around Berlin Mitte. W/ Carla dal Forno // Devon Welsh // FFX // Flamingods // Half Girl // Handjerks // infinite bisous // JFDR // Kala Brisella // Magic Island + The Angels // Mary Ocher // Molly Burch // Nahawa DOUMBIA // Oum Shatt // Pan Daijing // Perera Elsewhere // Priests // Sam Vance-Law // Sorry Gilberto // Stella Chiweshe // Steven Warwick // The Courtneys // TOPS // more TBA.
     
    Complete Lineup info + tickets available now at http://www.torstrassenfestival.de/
     
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    FR 9.6 // 21H // 5€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017:
    NEUKÖLLN COUNTRY CLUB
    a barnburner of a show with berlin’s favourite collaboraters and tsf’ 16 highlights
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017 AT ACUD

    Sat 10.06 14:00 // FESTIVAL // CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017 AT ACUD

    Das Torstraßenfestival begeht das verflixte siebte Jahr – und das ACUD macht mit. Am Freitag wird die Eröffnung des Festivals im Club gefeiert. Am Samstag präsentiert die Redaktion von Das Wetter viermal Sprechgesang aus Berlin, Leipzig und Wien. Im Studio gibt es einen Label-Market.
     
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    14H DAS WETTER PRESENTS // ACUD CLUB
     
    LINE-UP
     
    SHACKE ONE
    HUNNEY PIMP
    DER TÄUBLING
    MAVI PHOENIX
     
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    14H LABELMARKET // ACUD STUDIO
     
    VENDORS
     
    AISHA FRANZ // CITY SLANG // COLORAMA // DAS WETTER // ECHO BUECHER // GO-TAM TAMAR MOSHKOVITZ // KARAOKE KALK // MANSIONS AND MILLIONS // MARTIN HOSSBACH // MIASMAH // NOUS DISQUES // MOLLY DYSON // PAN // PORTALS EDITIONS // SPÄTI PALACE // SONIC PIECES // TRADE // UNKNOWN PRECEPT // UNKNOT
     
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    ABOUT
     
    SHACKE ONE
    Berlin, anno 2017. Everyday life is characterized by an atmosphere of doom and gloom—rent prices continue to climb; indistinguishable neighborhood institutions are being replaced by temples of consumerism; the city’s famous/infamous nightlife is now, most of all, catered to tourists. You can choose to see the city’s condition this pessimistically, but you don’t have to. You can also do as the North Berliner (Weddinger, to be exact) Shacke One does and chill in a wading pool sipping on a Sterni, throw back wine from the box, and haunt subway tunnels all night long. Yup, that other Berlin—that raw, devious, anarchist, rule- and institution-skeptical paradise for male and female homies alike—still exists. Hardly anyone embodies today’s version of this Berlin better than Shacke One, who renounces a mandate for innovation in a contemporary hip hop and instead delivers verbal ammunition over vinyl-sampled funk and soul beats with a superior microphone presence. It’s known to some as battle rap.
     

     
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    HUNNEY PIMP
    Austria, and specifically Vienna, seems to be something like the chosen land for musicians of all persuasions. There’s no other explanation for the fact that such a large percentage of the most interesting pop artists working between the underground and the mainstream today come from the old heart of Europe. Maybe it’s the moldy neighborhood bars, coffee houses, and time-warped quality of this beautiful city that give young artists like Hunney Pimp just the kind of freedom needed by a young person who wants to start doing her own thing. In the case of Hunney Pimp, that means connecting stoner rap with singsang and 1A hooks. At this point there’s not a lot known about Hunney Pimp, but the artistic circles in which she moves already reveal quite a bit: she’s loosely associated with the Salzburg crew Hanuschplatzflow (HPF), which according to experts is the most influential underground rap collective of recent years. Among the members of this band of free hip hop spirits are Young Krillin, Crack Ignaz, and a certain Yung Hurn. Hunney Pimp is supported by HPF, but she does her own thing—she is, after all, a free spirit—and her June show at Torstraßen Festival is her first appearance in Berlin.
     

     
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    DER TÄUBLING
    The artist’s full name is Amadeus Magnus Ephraima Täubling. He’s professor of applied misanthropy and artistically active as “Der Täubling.” His music is associated with the genre “Major-League Dissing” but might also be classified as battle rap. Der Täubling was long one of the best-kept secrets of the local hip hop scene, and partly because he himself didn’t seem to give a damn about playing the game. In the meantime, though, Der Täubling seems to have overcome his shyness and has a new album out. It’s called Der Täubling and is just what the doctor ordered for fans of old-school rap, which first elevated the heavyweight dissing of a fictional opponent to the status of “the one true art form.” What the gods of those days make of Der Täubling is thus far TBD, but one thing is for sure: this is an artist worth hearing. Just one warning: this guy often irritates before he amazes.
     

     
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    MAVI PHOENIX
    The young Austrian Mavi Phoenix, who grew up in Linz and now lives in Vienna, had only written a handful of songs before she started to attract the attention of journalists and the music industry. Before the blogs (among them many renowned international ones) were overcome with enthusiasm, there was an essential cosign through one of today’s most reliable German-speaking bands—specifically, Maurice Ernst of Vienna’s Bilderbuch heard one of Maxi Phoenix’s first songs and called her up directly. Since then, a lot has happened for this young woman in her early twenties. Her sound world uses English texts and a mixture of contemporary RnB and playful hip hop to draft a sonic approach catchy enough to produce instant ear worms but also elegant enough to persuade listeners to stay. And best of all: though her recent EP Young Prophet already sounded sophisticated beyond its years, Mavi is only just starting out!
     

     
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017
    … is happening June 8-11 at various venues around Berlin Mitte. W/ Carla dal Forno // Devon Welsh // FFX // Flamingods // Half Girl // Handjerks // infinite bisous // JFDR // Kala Brisella // Magic Island + The Angels // Mary Ocher // Molly Burch // Nahawa DOUMBIA // Oum Shatt // Pan Daijing // Perera Elsewhere // Priests // Sam Vance-Law // Sorry Gilberto // Stella Chiweshe // Steven Warwick // The Courtneys // TOPS // more TBA.
     
    Complete Lineup info + tickets available now at http://www.torstrassenfestival.de/
     
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    SA 10.6 // 14H
    ACUD CLUB+STUDIO // FESTIVAL
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2017:
    CLUB: SHACKE ONE // HUNNEY PIMP // DER TÄUBLING // MAVI PHOENIX
    STUDIO: LABEL MARKET
    the 7 year itch
    FB WetterFB Labelmarket

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    PRODUCING NARRATIVES ABOUT AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Fri 16.06 20:00 // SCREENING, TALK, BOOK LAUNCH // STUDIO
    PRODUCING NARRATIVES ABOUT AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Two new publications on photography from African perspectives will be launched in June 2017: an online interview project developed over the last few years with 17 photographers from Bamako and Dakar, as well as a special edition Platform Africa, profiling photographers, biennales, art spaces, and educational workshops, presented by Contemporary And (C&) in collaboration with Aperture magazine.
     
    Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet from the Photography and Orality project and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of C& will discuss their publications reflecting the diverse conversations on African photography over the last 20 years. The talk will lead to a broader discussion about the narratives, dialogues, and polyphonic presences of African photography and image-making today.
     
    Cornelia and Holger Lund (fluctuating images) will complement the evening by giving an insight into their latest research on African music video. Playing with Afrofuturism, hyper-digital aesthetics, and allusions to African traditions the videos enter the global stage with a self-confident yet ironic attitude.
     
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    // PUBLICATION LAUNCH
    1. Photography and Orality. Dialogues in Bamako, Dakar, and elsewhere //
    Preview // Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Programm TURN
    2. Special edition Platform Africa // More Info
     
    // TALK
    with Aïcha Diallo (C&), Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet (Photography and Orality project) // C&Clara Pacquet
     
    // SCREENING
    African music videos with Cornelia and Holger Lund (fluctuating images) // Homepage
     
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    FR 16.6 // 20H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // LAUNCH+TALK+SCREENING
    fluctuating images presents
    PRODUCING NARRATIVES ABOUT AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
    reflecting the diverse conversations on african photography
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    SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO VOL. 3: EXOTICA // DIE PEST

    Mon 19.06 21:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO VOL. 3: EXOTICA // DIE PEST

    Mr and mr power present „Something to Look Forward to Vol. 3“ with live punk, DJs and deco.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    EXOTICA [Punk punk hardcore punk. NYC. La Vida Es Un Mus]
     

     
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    DIE PEST [Berlins best kept secret. Thunder and shovels. Noise not Music]
     

     
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    MO 19.6 // 21H // 7€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO VOL. 3:
    EXOTICA // DIE PEST
    with live punk, DJs and deco
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