Tom Liwa spielt Gitarre, singt und
schreibt seit ca. 35 Jahren Songs u.a.
mit der Band Flowerpornoes. Derzeit
entsteht ein neues Album der Band und
heute spielt er um 21 Uhr im Roten Salon.
07. March 2011
There's a cluster of reputable bars inside the golden triangle spanning from Kottbusser Tor towards Neukölln and Friedrichshain. Their names are Möbel Olfe, Monarch and Fuchsbau, to name a few. So when there's a new club on the block, the first thing to ask might be: What has it got to offer that's not already there? Südblock on Admiralstraße is hardly noticeable during the day, although it's been settled into the low-rise across the square from Kaisers since december. But when its green and purple lights start flashing into a promising Kreuzberg sky at night, party-goers are lured into a wonderous realm full of paper koi fish and taxidermied cats.
Inside, you'll see Hella von Sinnen – replicas next to Kreuzberg's version of Boyz n the hood hunting for booty, while musicians from Compton, New York and Abidjan juggle bongo drums onstage. And the improvisation doesn't stop there. At times, the linoleum-coated flooring evokes a youth center feel, whilst the “Gender Toilets” carry a Berghainesque, off-limits aura. Meanwhile, the assortment of peculiar decorative elements in the vestibule pay homage to Berlin's bizarre club aesthetics. The icing on the cake is provided by Südblock's Sunday “DJ-Frühstück”, which should attract After-hour-lovers by the dozens.
As of yet, Südblock surely lacks a definite concept. Let us hope that this refusal to commit will emerge as its strong suit.
Südblock, Admiralstraße 1–2, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Snack bar and café are open daily 10am-7pm