Hello. I will be in Berlin October 13-19 and hope for some recommendations for nightlife for a 49 year old solo traveler. I like indie bars, live music, but not looking for techno clubs. I don't mind edgy and will be staying at hotels in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. I've looked up some ideas but was hoping for a taste of what the locals enjoy, maybe a little less touristy, anywhere in the city. Thanks!
No one answered so far - and so I contribute my opinion and best knowledge.
I find it difficult to recommend indie bars and live music places because it is so much upon personal taste; what one person may love another person do not like.
To help you in minimum I will end in two links (in German language) and the recommendation also to ask the staff of the hotel - or just ask people on the street which you may expect in such bars:
I recommend DeepL for translation.
Finally: Berlin has a lot of smaller music events besides the big concerts - the event website of Berlin and the weekend tips in blog of VisitBerlin are always worth a check what will go on during your stay in Berlin.
Have a good time.