Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

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Sat 11 October

ZS (us) + THE NEST (de) Exclusive NL show!

*** Attention: starts early, live sets end around 22:30 !!!***

Thu 16 October

8bit boogie: Papiro & Stu + DSR Lines + Ogon Batto

Here they come: Stu and Papiro. What they say about themselves: ‘Our 2 sets together produce a certain vulcano effect driving the crowd nuts. It worked very well here and so we decided to do this big tour together now.’

Sun 05 October

Desert Mountain Tribe + Those Foreign Kids

Desert Mountain Tribe is a real psych-rock band from London, who recently released their new EP. The band made themselves famous by performing on the biggest gigs in England, where they shared the stage with met Wovenhand, Damo Suzuki, The Telescopes and many more. The band plays epic psych-rock with a Oasis-attitude and a little touch Tame Impala.

You can see them play on October 5th in WORM!

For more information and tickets, go to the website!

Sat 04 October

King Shiloh Soundsystem

Once again we have the honour to invite the Mighty King Shiloh Soundsystem in Rotterdam. Give Thanks! We’re also inviting a special guest and veteran in the dub world all the way from the UK! This one gonna be huge!

For more information and tickets, go to the website!

Fri 26 September

Terrie Ex & Ken Vandermark + Plan Kruutntoone

The sharpest guitarist from the Netherlands in corporation with the finest tenor saxophonist from the US. An event you can’t miss!

Go for more information and tickets to the website

Fri 19 September


Under the banner of the “Global Activism” project WORM and INCUBATE festival presents a one time corporation between the Tanzanian hiphop crew WATENGWA and the Dutch PYRAMYTH collective.

Thu 25 September

CRITICASTER presents: Aphex Twin’s new Album Syro

The return of the already legendary live album review night! After three editions with Daft Punk, Boards of Canada and Awanto3, this Time its Syro, the first Aphex Twin album since 2001! Will it live up to our expectations???

Fri 10 October

All Eyes On: J ROCC

All Eyes On brings Stones Throw Legend J Rocc back to Rotterdam. The legendary hiphop Dj who was a part of hiphop/scratch crew “The Beat Junkies”.

Fri 12 September

Fireconcert with Elma Plaisier & Friends

Elma Plaisier is coming, with a number of friends, to the Thipi. Yes! :) Elma Plaisier, singer of Half Way Station, working at the moment on the new album “DODO” of Half Way Station, which will be released on November 13, 2014 (Rotown, Rotterdam and TB release party in Paris). The songs of Half Way Station will be made through musical ideas from all four (now five) the band members.

Fri 05 September

Vuurconcert met David Benjamin

David Benjamin, young talent from The Hague, in the Thipi. He is busy recording his new EP, but this friday he comes to bring his voice in the Thipi.

Fri 12 September

PuntKomma Muziek: Lucebert

On the 12th of septerm PuntKomma Muziek will continu. This time the work of the poet Lucebert will take centre stage. A night filled with poetry, images, music, poets and film.

Sat 04 October

Standup ‘69 EP release party

Rotterdam based ‘Noisy Indie Space Rockers’ Standup ‘69 are releasing their first EP at Vessel 11!

Fri 05 September

Rotterdam Riot

The Bat Bites Release Party + The Copyrights (USA) & Not Scientists (FR)

Fri 31 October

BIRD presents Becca Stevens & Taylor McFerrin

On Friday October 31st, we welcome two amazing artists. The evening will be opened by singer-songwriter Becca Stevens with her quirky sound full of jazz, classic guitar and folk. Next up is Brooklyn-based producer, composer and musician Taylor McFerrin with his warm and futuristic mix of hiphop en dubstep.

Sun 14 September

BIRD presents Mirel Wagner 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 workweek, in a relaxing way.

Mon 22 September

The Bootleg Beatles

The world’s first and finest tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles, continue to thrill audiences with their performing their acclaimed homage to the Fab Four.

Tue 16 September

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to MISSISSIPPI Records

De Player is proud to present a once in a blue moon showcase that features a brand new live film/talk/slide show presentation by Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records label boss and store owner) plus three live acts, all of whom have released records on the Mississippi Record label.

Eric Isaacson will be our guide through the highs and lows of music history with a keen eye on the marvellous outsider types. His live presentation is a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates an entire history of recorded music, from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980’s.

Sat 30 August

Frank Rensen in Café ‘De Komedie’

Frank Rensen brings with his voice, guitar and his mouth-organ music back to basic. Hits from the sixties, seventies but also popular music from now. Intime music but also you can dance on his music!

Wed 03 September

BIRD presents Jesse Boykins III

On Wednesday, September 3rd, non other than Jesse Boykins III will bring “World Soul” to the BIRD stage. New York’s own will bring five albums worth of experience along.

Sun 31 August

Presented by Roffaswing - Blue Flamingo

It’s time to swing! During Roffaswing, dj and record collector DJ Blue Flamingo, takes BIRD back to New York of the early thirties. The time when Jazz music developed with big bands like Duke Ellington and Lindy Hop dance style. Enjoy diverse dishes from BIRDs Breakfast Club, while Blue Flamingo talks about jazz and the roaring twenties and thirties. After lunch Blue Flamingo lures you on to the dance floor with the finest pearls in his 78 rpm collection.