The first week of December is upon us, which means Christmas markets, roast chestnuts, mulled wine,and cosy nights in with Netflix and Lebkuchen.
The week starts with Reinhold Messner at the Gasteig, talking about survival. Tickets are pricy, starting at 30 €, but he is something of a cult figure in Germany.
France’s very soulful Charles Pasi is at Milla on Tuesday. He’s superb, and has quite a pair of lungs on him.
On Friday, Barbarossa, the nom de plume of James Mathé, is playing at Milla. He’s just finished touring with Jose Gonzalez, and has also played with Johnny Flynn over the years. If you’re still not sure who he is, this song might jog your memory – it’s everywhere at the moment:
The Contact Festival is on in the Zenith on Friday and Saturday, celebrating the best of electronic music. I heard mixed reports about the first festival last year, and tickets aren’t cheap at 70 € for the two days, but if you’re a fan of electronic music, take a look at the line-up here and decide for yourself.
And on Sunday, Japandult is on in the Glockenbachwerkstatt. It’s a chance to pick up some beautiful Japanese crafted goods (Christmas presents!) and runs from midday until 7pm.