Greetings and welcome to Soundcheck's Berlin blog! For the next week, Soundcheck host John Schaefer, producers Gisele Regatao and Brian Wise, technical director Irene Trudel and WNYC program director Chris Bannon will be pounding the pavement in Germany's capital city, trying to discover what's truly new and exciting about the music scene there. Through this blog we hope to take you behind the scenes on our reporting and discuss some of the big issues surrounding the music industry in Berlin. We also hope to share pictures and give you some tips on what to listen for among Berlin's musicians -- especially in advance of Berlin in Lights, the big multi-venue festival taking place around New York in November.
We hope you'll enjoy tracking our adventures, come back often, and talk back in our comments section. Welcome again!