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Fri 02 October

Crate Diggers

The comprehensive vinyl market and meeting for all electronic music lovers!

Fri 23 October

All Eyes On brings legendary radio making couple Stretch & Bobbito to BIRD

All Eyes On brings two legends to BIRD on Friday 23rd of October. New York legends of Hip Hop Radio Stretch & Bobbito were the face of Hip Hop in the nineties with their radio show and they have changed the world of music for ever. The reason they’re coming to BIRD is the launch of their documentary Radio That Changed Lives, which will be shown by All Eyes On in cooperation with HipHopHuis. After the movie there’s room for a Q&A.

Tue 27 October


The transformation Vessels made with their latest LP Dilate has been quite astounding. Just four years back the Leeds-based instrumental quintet was known for their monumental brand of post- and math rock. Dilate demonstrates an entirely different side to Vessels, employing fluid-like electronic soundscapes, ethereal synth layers and a warm, pulsating four-to-the-floor cadence, drawing influences from the likes of The Orb, Caribou, M83 and John Hopkis.

Thu 22 October

Ryley Walker

With Primrose Green, Ryley Walker surely produced for one of the finest releases this year. Akin to Tim Buckley’s later work, Walker likes to inject psychedelic and jazz influences into his colorful archaic folk blueprint by surrounding himself with skilled jazz musicians.

Sun 04 October

Sherry Dyanne sings Billie Holiday

Sunday afternoon October 4th is entirely dedicated to Billie Holiday. Singer Sherry Dyanne was inspired by the music of this icon and pays tribute to possibly the biggest legend of Jazz at Sherry Sunday.

Sat 10 October

The Hickey Underworld

Belgium-based rock-outfit The Hickey Underworld draws their fancy from fringe guitar paragons Fugazi, Sonic Youth and The Jesus Lizard. Like many fellow compatriots, The Hickey Underworld glisten their key influences with a veneer of stylishness and adeptness that seems uniquely Belgian.

Tue 06 October

JOHN LEWIS (uk) - live

Café De Ouwehoer is proud to present Welsh Rockabilly, Hillbilly & Roots Americana class act John Lewis on our little stage! John was the former frontman of genre greats The Rimshots and Johnny Bach, but during his current tour through France and the Benelux he will perform solo. Come on over for some fun everyone!

Sun 04 October


Up in your noses this month’s mima presenting:
Hive Mind (usa) - Oil Thief (usa) - Venerence (usa) - Svartvit (nl)
PLUS a dj-set from: Sid Idiopath

noise ass in: synth drones / noise / rhythmic electronics

Fri 30 October

Open Mic Night at ROOM

Get out of the basement and on to the stage! It’s time for another Open Mic Night in your favourite Living ROOM!

Thu 08 October

The Five

The Five consists of (believe it or not) five young musicians who all enjoyed an education as musician/producer at the Albeda College. This evening will consist of four soulful voices accompanied by an acoustic guitar.

Wed 14 October

Coal Harbour Sextet

After a successful time at the Rotterdam school for music and being members of the Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestra, it was about time to start their own project. Inspired by legends from the Hardbop era (think of Art Blakey and Horace Silver) the sextet plays a mix of traditional Jazz, Funk and Boogaloo. Line-up: Tom Ridderbeekx (trumpet), Yoran Aarssen (saxophone), Sam Thomas (trombone), Robert Koemans (piano), Yussif Barakat (upright bass) and Willem Romers (drums)

Wed 07 October

Tribute to Curtis Mayfield

Ever since winning the Erasmus Jazz prize in 2013, drummer Niek de Bruijn started performing together with The Houdini’s, IDENTIKIT and Kim Hoorweg. Tonight he’ll play the coolest songs of American Soul and Funk singer/guitarist Curtis Mayfield, the man who changed Chicago Soul and Hip Hop for ever. Line-up: Stanley Alejandro Clementina (vocals), Niek de Bruijn (drums), Aaron Raams (guitar), Yannick van ter Beek (percussion) t.b.a (trumpet).

Fri 20 November

TIDAL WAVE 5 with Kim & the Created and more

Tidal Wave is a concept involving live wave bands and DJ’s playing wave music until the early morning. Kim and the Created’s live performance is nothing short of a full-blown exorcism. Decked out in her signature catsuit, the toweringly tall blonde knows how to work a crowd.

Thu 08 October

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba

Bassekou Kouyaté, the re-inventor of the Mali-sound and gifted player of the traditional string instrument Ngoni will play in BIRD on October 8th. Get ready for overwhelming (desert)Blues and Rock from their chart-dominating album Jama Ko and the soon to be chart-dominating album, Ba Power.

Fri 25 September

Fifteen Years Old + Narcoleptica + Sajjra @ WOLFART

Fifteen Years Old is the solo music and performance project by peruvian born Solange Jacobs. With a background in architecture, Jacobs has delved into art and music that is particularly experimental, expressive, and provocative in nature.

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Fri 13 November

Bourswavy presents Bondax

Bourswavy is the place to be for electronic music ​lovers because they present a perfect mix of contemporary House and Disco. They have invited the British duo of producers Bondax to ​take place behind the wheels of steel. ​

Fri 30 October

Deeptepunt w/ Antal & San Proper

After a successful first edition, the young dogs of Deeptepunt have found a new home in BIRD. This intimate club night revolves around House music. Deep, raw but always full of Soul: this time with Antal & San Proper!

Sun 18 October

Up, Close & Personal X Hoelahoep: Jazzy Jeff

You will probably recognize DJ Jazzy Jeff as Jazz from the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He scored several hits with Will Smith, such as “Summertime”, “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. However, this Hip Hop DJ has produced some critically acclaimed solo work as well. This Sunday he’ll present us with his set filled with Soul and Hip Hop.

Fri 16 October

All Eyes On & Los Bangeles: The Gaslamp Killer w/ Jameszoo, K15, Dagger DX en Thelonious

The Gaslamp Killer & Rotterdam, one of the most deadly combinations you’ll ever experi-ence! Get ready for beats, bass, dub, psychedelica and hiphop from this Brainfeeder-artist. Besides The Gaslamp Killer, UK-talent K15 (Wild Oats), Dagger DX (Los Bangeles) and The-lonious (All Eyes On) will also be spinning records.

Sat 03 October

The Grapevyne

The Grapevyne is back in BIRD after a summer break! Step into the musical rollercoaster filled with modern Soul R&B, Soulful House and Classics and warm sounds like Salsa, Bach-ata and Kizomba! A soulful get-together with tropical temperatures.