My personal favorite is West Germany:
And 4-8 november there is a Jazz festival!
Much more on Spotted by Locals Berlin:
Enjoy Berlin! Bart about 10 years ago
For rock music and seeing established bands SO36 on Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg is a famous one. Another good one is Lido which is near Schlelishes Tor (or however you say it) U-Bahn station. I think theres a place called knack club or something that has bands? For more underground music the venues are scattered in random locations all across the city im afraid. I went to this one great venue which was underneath some a railway line in a really random location but Im afraid i was to drunk to remember any more. If jazz is your thing then the West side of town would be better. about 10 years ago