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Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

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Thu 23 July

50’s Cruisers and Badass V8 Monsters as set for The Indien.

Badass oldtimers, owned by Tuned Imports, make the monstrously good looking background fitting perfectly with the vintage sounding psychedelic indiesong ‘Summer Night’ performed by The Indien.

Fri 04 September

Voorspel

The night before the Nacht van de Kaap (Night of the Cape) an extra concert is organized to warm up for the festival. Jazz legend Hans Dulfer and rock sensation DeWolff will set the Fenixloods at Katendrecht on fire!

Fri 24 July

Phoenix city Retaliators + support: Stenchtown & Out of Many Sounsystem

On Friday, July 24th Phoenix City Retaliators presents their debut album. It is the Friday night of the Summer Carnival. There is a tropical vibe througout the city. In the Aloha Bar (in the former Tropicana) we go for a Jamaican Extravaganza.

Fri 31 July

Open Mic Night at ROOM

Time to get on stage again at yet another Open Mic Night in your favourite Living ROOM!

Fri 24 July

Jason Fichera (AUS)

Founded in 2005 as a solo acoustic musician, Jason entered the music scene, playing regular shows across local and regional live music venues.

Sun 19 July

Eye-patch Party

Every third Sunday of the month DJ FelixTheDread organizes his Eye-patch Party in the living room of Hostel ROOM.

Mon 13 July

Roodkapje x Vrooom presents: OBNOX (us) + BLACK MIDGETS FROM THE FUTURE (nl)

This gig event is a special collaboration between Vrooom and Roodkapje. OBNOX has been on top of our combined wishlist for quite some time. Even the singer/guitarist of the supporting band, the black midget mysterions intantly turned into an Obnox fan upon hearing the band for the first time. So in this joint effort, we’re stamping the R’n’R ruckus in boldface text on this Monday evening. Expect also some hiphop, and lo-fi ish soul for good measure!

Wed 12 August

Hostel Ani&Haakien’s couch concert by Maurice van Hoek

Maurice van Hoek plays bluesy Americana folk in our laid back Hostel in Rotterdam. Feel free to join!

Fri 10 July

Fireconcert met Geert van Emden

A singer-songwriter with sensative songs. Check out the event on FB.

Fri 10 July

The Ex + Fendika: WORM

Founded in 1979, The Ex are the most internationally famous of all Dutch punk bands. The Ex have a formidable live reputation, and a repertoire which incorporates their many explorations in as well as jazz and noise, Ethiopian, Ghanaian and Congolese music. The list of internationally renowned musicians who have worked with the Ex is seemingly endless: Getatchew Mekuria, Han Bennink and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore are but three names. Fendika are 5 Azmari musicans from Ethiopia, who incorporate stunning traditional dance routines into their set. Together with the Ex, they create an unforgettable live show.

Sat 04 July

VROOOM 28: JOZEF VAN WISSEM & DOMINGO GARCIA-HUIDOBRO (FÖLLAKZOID) + many more

With temperatures expected to soar as high as 30+ degrees, it’s going to be about choices this day. Trading the outside for an evening of otherworldly immersion, Vrooom #28 sees Dutch composer Jozef van Wissem teaming up with Domingo Garcia-Huidobro of Föllakzoid; tapping into reconstructions of paranormal experiences. Also on the program: instant composing fromThe Flipside Paradox, and the Rotterdam premiere by Malaysian/French/Dutch Freunschaft Goh / Ottavi / Simonis.

Thu 16 July

Roodkapje presents MiMa 41: TOMAGA (UK) + EKLIN (NL) + McBAIN (dj-set)

An evening with haunted sound collages, tribal rhythms, jazzed-out psychedelia and minimalism by:

Tomaga (uk) + Eklin (nl)

And a dj-set from our new Rotterdam neighbour mr McBain.

Music

The Manhattan Jazz Café

With upcoming festivals like ‘‘North Sea Round Town’’ and ‘‘North Sea Jazz Festival’’ Rotterdam is changing into a Jazz city. The Lobby Café of The Manhattan Hotel is changing with it! From Thursday 25 June until July 12 2015 The Lobby Café will be transformed into a swinging Jazz Café where everyone can enjoy a good glass of wine, a delicious cocktail and several Jazz sessions.

Sat 11 July

Textuur #34 - The Final Edition!!!: Headwar (FR) + Joey Molinaro (US) + Bonne Aparte + more!

After 6,5 years of irregular concerts at Poortgebouw it is time to bury the Textuur concert series for good. It is time for a new chapter…But of course we are not going to walk away in silence. We want to go out with a bang! Come and enjoy Textuur while it still blasts!!! With a killer line up consisting of the mindblowing band called Headwar from Amiens (France), one man violin metal act Joe Molinaro from Pittsburgh (US), the reunion of noise rock formation Bonne Aparte, and upcoming acts Lifeless Past and Scramble Channel. The final Textuur @ Poortgebouw. Going out with a bang!!!

Sun 28 June

Crystal Bowl

Prepare yourself for the monthly Sunday vibes in Number Fourteen. Rotterdam’s finest jam sessions and DJ’s with RnB, Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul & Caribbean influences.

Wed 29 July

Flávio’s Farewell Extravaganza (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 22 July

Erykah Badu Tribute (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 15 July

Flávio Silva Invites (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 08 July

Yellowjackets Tribute (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Sat 20 June

VROOOM #27: CUMBIA COSMONAUTS + MIA ZABELKA & PHILIPPE PETIT + LAURENS VAN DER WEE & JAVIER A.V.

Vrooom is back at lovely Post Office. There’s two duo performances: from ‘newbies’ Laurens van der Wee and gauchito Javier Areal Vélez, veterans Philippe Petit and Mia Zabelka, who share wavelengths during their violin/voice/turntable set… then there’s Cumbia Cosmonauts all the way from Austrialia, with live percussion by homeboys Nique Quentin and Javier Infestas, hurling you into cosmic cumbia heaven! Our own Duckfood will be dj’ing, bridging sets before, inbetween and after!