DIESE WOCHE: 20.-25. JULI, 2021

Di, 20. Juli Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 21. Juli Takumi Motokawa

Do, 22. Juli PFAU
Fr, 23. Juli Jermyn/Delius/Baumgaertner
Sa, 24. Juli Practically Married #29 w/Liron Yariv
So, 25. Juli Jessie Monk Band……Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
…………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
………………The bar accepts card payments now.
……………………More info below.

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Di, 20. Juli 
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

[CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]
Calling all songwriters!
Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
“How do I get booked?”
// Just show up
// There is no pre-booking
// Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked)
// The first performer will begin at 20:30
// No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
“What can I play?”
This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
– you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
– you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
— piano
— generic vocal microphones
— a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)

“But what about Covid-19”
Yep, we know. No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.

“Anything else?”
Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.


Mi, 21. Juli 
Takumi Motokawa

Takumi Motokawa solo – Piano, Keyboard, Synthesizer, Percussion

Walking through the clouds of time, pulling out the strings of melodies, and the raindrops fall down to the ground to make the rhythm that echoes in the air. Takumi Motokawa will bring the contrasting two part set: acoustic and electronic. Inspired by the dreams, and the simplicity and complexity of our hearts.



Do, 22. Juli

Phil Donkin – BS
Uli Kempendorff – TS
Asger Uttrup Nissen – AS
Fabian Rösch – DS

PFAU is a quartet comprised of Bassist Phil Donkin, Saxophonists Uli Kempendorff und Asger Uttrup Nissen, und Drummer Fabian Rösch. The Berlin-based group formed in 2021 and perform original music composed by all of the members. With a compositional focus on intervallic, spacial rhythmic forms, the improvisations follow in both parallel unity and juxtaposed cognisance. The four musicians weave, glide and sometimes scrap with the thematic material causing an uncanny Smorgasbord of rhapsody and visceral discordancy.

Photo by Jake Oates on Unsplash


Fr, 23. Juli

Tobias Delius-tenor saxophone/clarinet
Simon Jermyn-electric bass
Moritz Baumgärtner-drums

Improvised music and maybe some songs.



Sa, 24. Juli
Practically Married #29 w/Liron Yariv

Declan Forde – Piano
James Banner – Bass

special guest
Liron Yariv – cello

improvised music

So, 25. Juli
Jessie Monk Band

Jessie Monk – guit, voc
Fabiana Strifler – violin
Paul Santner – bass
Conor Cunningham – Wind

Accompanied by an All-Star team of intergalactic space-musicians, fresh out of the studio, Jessie Monk and band present a selection of original space-infant songs that are being moulded, massaged, slapped, shoved, carved, caressed, spat on by Zuess, breathed on by Athena and sprung into life for a summer evening at Donau 115.

Join Jessie, Fabiana Strifler, Paul Santner, Conor Cunningham and Gidon Carmel for an exciting expedition among friends into and among the Fields of Barley.
Jessie Monk is a conglomeration of subatomic particles, originally from GunaiKurnai land in Australia. She sings folk songs inspired by the people she keeps meeting, stories she keeps hearing and thresholds she keeps walking through. Also a dancer and an actor, Jessie has played in some major musicals in Australia, including David Bowie’s last piece, Lazarus. She began singing her tunes for people around Israel in 2019 before moving to Berlin in 2020 where she’s been astounded by her warm welcome to the thriving folk scene. Chasing the holy grail of albums like Blue and New Skin for the Old Ceremony, from Jessie, you can expect to hear earthy, story-lead folk songs about longing, loving and meeting that stranger in the mirror who continually surprises us.


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TUES-SUN FROM 18.00 -00.00 // // // // //

Plague Fun: Corona Rules

Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.

1: OUTSIDE SEATING- To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has ellapsed.

2: INSIDE SEATING- To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide either a negative test result from the previous 24 hours or proof of full vaccination, without exception. If you want to see a show inside, plan accordingly.

3: NO STANDING ROOM- If you are inside, you must be either seated or moving. Absolutely no standing will be allowed. A maximum of ten people, from a maximum of five households, may sit at a table pod.

4: TABLE SERVICE- Please do not come up to the bar. One of us will come to your table and take your drink order.
6: MASKS- wear one when walking around the space

5: CLOSING TIME- We will shut down the bar at midnight (00:00), which means last call for drinks will happen around 11:30. Please treat our staff with patience as they enforce this rule. We hope to be able to party with you without time limits soon, but for a bit longer we must follow these rules. Be patient. It will be worth the wait.

6: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.

Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.


Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
IBAN DE64100400000655707800
Subject: Solidarity ____
(Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)

We Now Accept Card Payments

We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

Di, 27. Juli Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 28. Juli The Nation Mourns

Do, 29. Juli Nathan Ott Trio
Fr, 30. Juli Phillip Dornbusch’s Blend
Sa, 31. Juli Carl Morgan
So, 1. August Eldar Tsalikov & Greg Cohen