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REAL DEAL RECORDS

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 26, 2008 by mischalke04

Among Berlin`s many Punk record-stores one really stands out: Real Deal Records. Located in Kreuzberg in the Gneisenaustrasse 60, it is Berlin`s only punk record store that still closely ties punk to the political side of things. Real Deal is a anarchist store that serves as a meeting place, info-store, book-store and of course carries a lot of punk records.

Helmut, who founded the store in 1997, runs the store together with three other punks. Being 60 years old he is most probably Berlin`s oldest punk, the same generation as Charlie Harper and Penny Rimbaud. Or at least the only one who still looks the part. Starting in the 60s, Helmut has spent his whole life surrounded by rock`n`roll and politics and he`s got some wild stories to tell. And of course he was there when punk got started in the 70s and in the middle of the squatters movement of the 80s. But he`s far from nostalgic and very informed about what`s going on today. For example I have yet to meet another punk record-store owner who would enthusiastically rave about the new book about „Undomshuset“, like Helmut did today when I went to the store. He is still very committed to anarchism and I find that really inspiring. In fact so much that I bought the book.

In times where a lot of the traditional political ties to punk have been cut it`s good to see a punk-store that also offers a wide variety of radical leftist magazines, books, posters and videos.

Real Deal Records is open:

Mo-Fr 14:00-20:00

Sa 13:00-17:00

Gneisenaustrasse 60, Kreuzberg, near the „Südstern“ train-station

phone & fax ++49+30+6944806

Their homepage is a little out-dated but the store gets new stuff in all the time: REAL DEAL

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POGOTOWIE SEKSUALNE and KNIFE IN THE LEG at Koma F, 08/13/2008

Posted in KNIFE IN THE LEG, POGOTOWIE SEKSUALNE with tags , , on August 15, 2008 by mischalke04

wednsday i went to the koma f for a little show with two polish bands and i must admit it was awesome.

first on stage was pogotowie seksualne (this means somewhat like ’sexual emergency unit‘ or so) with three girls in front (voc, b, git) and a drummer to bring the energy forward. female vocals with ‚choir‘ in the refrains, all text in polish, good performance. sounded punk/hc-style and was big fun. people liked it a lot and wanted them not to leave the stage.

second band was ‚knife in the leg‘ from lublin, straight hc with full energy made the audience freak out. see the vids, even if the sound is really bad you can get an idea about how the show was:

KNIFE IN THE LEG 1

KNIFE IN THE LEG 2

o.k., the language isn’t easy to learn but to get a good show it isn’t the most important thing so i think bands from eastern europe should be paid a little more attention because there is really a thing going on over there. see the mönster tour video for more footage…

koma f is the safe haven for good diy-concerts and i am full of thanks that this place exists.

14.august 2008 olsen

more photos from POGOTOWIE SEKSUALNE and KNIFE IN THE LEG: