Fri 08 | 10pm



Dim Locator (AUS/UK) is a new group formed from the ashes of legendary Berlin-based band Fatal Shore. The group comprises Phil Shoenfelt (guitar/vocals), Chris Hughes (drums/percussion) and Dave Allen (bass guitar). Special guest: Gez Donnelly (guitar)

Englishman Phil Shoenfelt has lived in Prague for many years, and is known for his work with Southern Cross (Prague), Fatal Shore (Berlin) and Khmer Rouge (New York), as well as for his autobiographical novel “Junkie Love”, recipient of the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in New York. To date, Shoenfelt has released 15 full length CDs of his music – solo, with Khmer Rouge, with Southern Cross, with Fatal Shore and with Nikki Sudden. In the past, he has toured as support artist with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Fall, Crime & The City Solution, Nico, The Clash and Tom Verlaine. He also played lead guitar in The Nikki Sudden Band on two European tours in 1997 and 1998.

Chris Hughes (AUS) is based in Berlin and has played and recorded with Fatal Shore, Hugo Race & The True Spirit, The Act, Methylated Spirits, Nina Hagen and Rowland S. Howard. His most recent collaboration was with Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubaten in Hacke’s new project Hitman’s Heel. He was part of the same Melbourne scene that spawned the likes of The Birthday Party and Crime & The City Solution, and is known for his explosive style of syncopated drumming. Several of his compositions appeared on the True Spirit CDs “Wet Dream” and “Ambuscado”, and he has recently been composing film soundtrack music for Ralf Goldkind’s label.

Dave Allen (AUS) is also based in Berlin, and has played bass with Hugo Race & The True Spirit, Lunar Lounge, Methylated Spirits, The Act, and Kinch Blade & The Black Lilies. Originally from Sydney, Allen moved to Berlin in the early 1990s, and his rock steady bass playing style complements and anchors Chris Hughes’s wild, improvisatory excursions.

MUSICAL STYLE: The music of Dim Locator is stripped down industrial psych-rock music with influences from The Stooges, Beasts of Bourbon, Can, The Birthday Party, Pink Fairies and Hawkwind. This deliberate mixing of radically different styles and genres intentionally avoids the identikit, music-by-numbers style of so many contemporary bands, who simply adopt the image and sound of their idols, and whose originality suffers accordingly. The music itself uses randomly sampled and re-sampled loops, a pulsating, electric sound that creates a kind of hypnotic “Ur-Drone”, stimulating what Iggy Pop once referred to as the “O Mind”.

RECORDING NEWS: In late 2011 a three song tribute EP of Rowland S. Howard songs was released, for online sales only. The EP is called “Immortalised” and is available through Bremen-based label Fuego. Two of these songs, “I Ate The Knife” and “Undone”, will be released as a 7 inch single by Vienna based label Cover Recordings.



Sat 09 | 10pm


“Tricolour Sun produces a kaleidoscopic mix of entrancing dance music that carries melodic and joyful progressions over guttural and ripping bass. Witness the formation of a new brand of colourful, light-filled techno”

LIVE : John Sampson (Swimming) presents his new project TRICOLOUR SUN

Mon 11 | 10:30 pm


KROATIEN KREATIV – Ivan Marusic KLIF and Hrvoje Niksic


The cultural program in Germany on the occasion of Croatia’s accession to the EU. Curator of the “Kroatien Kreativ” festival 2013: Dr. Alida Bremer

“Kroatien Kreativ 2013” is the program with which contemporary Croatian culture will present the German public with its creative potential, in socio-critical, experimental and innovative terms as well as drawing from its cultural heritage, making visible the distinctive nature and importance of Croatia and its positioning in the common European House.

The patrons of the festival on the German end are the Minister of State for Culture and Media Bernd Neumann, and on the Croatian end the Minister of Culture Prof. Dr. Andrea Zlatar Violić as well as the Ambassador to Berlin Dr. Miro Kovač.

“Medienkunst aus Kroatien” (Media Art from Croatia) curator: Ingeborg Fülepp

german version:


Das Kulturprogramm in Deutschland anlässlich des EU-Beitritts Kroatiens. Kuratorin des Festivals Kroatien Kreativ 2013 Dr. Alida Bremer

Kroatien Kreativ 2013 heißt das Programm, mit dem sich die gegenwärtige kroatische Kultur mit ihrem kreativen Potenzial dem deutschen Publikum präsentieren wird, sowohl sozialkritisch, experimentell und innovativ als auch aus dem Kulturerbe schöpfend, was die Besonderheit und die Bedeutung Kroatiens und seine Verortung im gemeinsamen europäischen Haus erkennbar macht.

Die Schirmherren des Festivals auf deutscher Seite sind der Staatsminister für Kultur und Medien Bernd Neumann und auf kroatischer Seite die Kulturministerin Prof. Dr. Andrea Zlatar-Violić, sowie der Botschafter in Berlin Dr. Miro Kovač. 

“Medienkunst aus Kroatien” Kuratorin Ingeborg Fülepp


Mon 11 | 11:30pm

Courage + Craft, the name “cutting consonants, spoken as if you’re chewing jalapeño laced molasses”, the band a trio, with the disarming Nikko Moss’s siren-call vocals and rhythmic guitar accompanied by Frank Engelmann (guitar) and Sean Pentland (stand-up bass). Moss, a trained opera singer, wins the audience every time, simply and elegantly, with irony, wit and pierce-your-heart lyrics, and the men can charm wonders from wood and strings. The music runs an eclectic spectrum, Patsy Cline teases Maria Callas. Don’t miss!

Fri 15 | 11:30pm


pictured: Susanna Berivan by Jon Clay

SUSANNA BERIVAN – voice, guitar, songwriting

“This lady has it all. Style, grace, musical talent, a beautiful voice to fall in love with and a face to match. Her songs vary from dirty C&W style to an almost Billie Holiday-esque style of singing, and is always accompanied by her trusty guitar. ” DOSSIER MAGAZINE