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Sun 07 December

Music Matters Award 2014

On December 7th the Music Matters Award of 2014 will be held at Theater Zuidplein. The line up varies from soul to hiphop to Indian and sing-songwriter music. Ten finalistswill battle for the title of musical ambassador of Rotterdam and a price to the value of 10.000 euro.

Sun 14 December

Nishe Presents… Shirma Rouse

Rotterdam’s soulstress Nishe performed at BIRD with the release of her first solo-album: ‘The New Me’. She was so pleased with the performance, that she’ll host her own The Breakfast Club, bi-monthly. Every time she’ll introduce a new guest. This Sunday afternoon, Soul Singer: Shirma Rouse will be attending.

Sun 30 November

Mieke van Veen (The Breakfast Club)

Get the ultimate Sunday afternoon feeling with The Breakfast Club at BIRD. A ‘living room’ for anyone who wants to celebrate the end of the week, in relaxing manner. You’ll start with a brunch buffet and afterwards you can get carried away with the warm sounds of Mieke van Veen.

Sun 14 December

Night at the museum with TheYesPlease

Rotterdam bases band TheYesPlease presents their debut album at a special location: the Natural History Museum. You’ll be making your ears happy while sitting down amongst the tigers and polar bears. Order your tickets for this unique event at:

Wed 19 November

MiMa # 33 Bear Bones, Lay Low + Weird Dust

Psychedelic Synthesizers / Dubby Freak Outs

Thu 20 November

Salsa Meets Jazz Sessions

Every third Thursday of the month BIRD presents some nice South-American warmth with a new round of Salsa Meets Jazz Sessions, under supervision of drummer Mark de Jong.

Every edition a new house band get’s introduced. All musicians are of course invited to take part and join us on stage.

Thu 13 November

Music Matters presents Savoy Room (Home Grown)

At Home Grown you’ll discover in a unconstrained atmosphere (with a nice beer!) the jazzmusic of tomorrow. The best young, musical talents from Rotterdam (and beyond) will be performing at BIRD with their own fresh sound.

Fri 28 November

Open Mic at ROOM

Every last Friday ROOM organizes her monthly Open Mic Nights together with host and singer/songwriter Dolf Beijers. This month is extra special because it will be the last Open Mic of 2014!
This musical highlight of the month, is one you shouldn’t miss out on!

Mon 10 November

Tuesday Groove Session o.l.v Efe Erdem

If you don’t know what to do on tuesday evenings? Here is a great opportunity spend your time with incredibly talented musicians! Every tuesday crate something new and invite a surprise guest artist!

Fri 28 November

Noord Ongehoord

Noord Ongehoord brings you every last friday of the month Rock/Punk/Ska/World music from Rotterdam.

Fri 14 November

Noche de Cumbia

Colombian party music from Los paja Brava and Yacumba with circus!

In Klooster 7, hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam Noord


Roots & Cultures #8 Hip Hop edition

Roots & Cultures is a musical evening organized by Roots & Routes in collaboration with the Musicians / Producer education of Albeda College Rotterdam and artcafe RAAF.

Fri 19 December

Roots & Cultures

The music and producer-students from the Albeda College present themselves during two showcases every month. RAAF gives them the oppertunity to perform a personal show with covers and self-written songs.

Thu 18 December

010 Sessies: CC Grand & Michel Ebben

Every month RAAF and the PopUnie organise the 010Sessions. It’s the place where Rotterdam bases musicians can take the stage.

Thu 13 November

MiMa #32: Mittland och Leo (be) + Hexeneiche (nl) + Vakantie (nl)

Psychedelic organpop and atonal synth weirdness / Improvised drone / Cheerful beat making boys

Mon 20 October

Puntkomma Muziek: In de ban van de ring

Deelder, Armando, Nabokov, Brecht, Bukowski, Benali, Dee, Hemingway, Claus, Roth… many writers (and other artist) have been fascinated by the ‘noble art’, boxing. These literary works, together with the rhythmical hard labor from the young boxers (and dancers) around the corner from the Leeszaal, are the inspiration for the second editon of PuntKomma Muziek.

Sun 23 November

Carate Orio Orchestra + BRU-TO

BRU-TO is the musical partnership of Giovanni Di Domenico and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. They met in Tokyo in 2009 and since then have been playing extensively in Japan, where, in between other things, they put up a trio with Jim O’Rourke and a quintet with Akira Sakata, Jim O’Rourke and Daysuke Takaoka.

Thu 30 October

Triphouse Rotterdam Store - Five Year Anniversary Closing Party

This is also the closing party of the current shop. We are moving to West Kruiskade 51 next week.

Mega Vinyl Sale - Extra Stock - Extra Cheap - 20% Discount on All Records

Thu 20 November

Ela Stiles + Yonatan Gat (Monotonix)

Rarely has ‘unique’ been as aptly applied to an artist as it is to Australian Ela Stiles. Formerly the singer in rock band Bushwalking, her debut album consists of entirely a capella performances; her voice is looped, layered and incessantly toyed with, to the point where it’s hard to believe you’re listening to just one person.

Thu 30 October


PSychedelic Krautwave.
Risen from the ashes in the Moselle basin in July 2013, Dalida is obsessed with alienating repeating rhythms found in Krautrock. Dalida changes its repertoire, poignant songs with a sonic trance inspired by his native country.