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Fri 31 October

MiMa #30: MIAUX (be) / Volmacht (be) / Peter Fengler (r’dam)

Miaux (be) / Volmacht (be) / Peter Fengler (r’dam) Uber Melancholic Casio Tunes / Power Electronics by Slapstick Softies / Ultra Hobbyisme

Sun 19 October

Brewing Jazz am Sonntag

From now on there will be more jazz on Katendrecht. As it should be. Every Sunday there will be jazz at the Kaapse Brouwers starting at 16.00 hrs.

Sat 29 November

Art Rocks Museumronde

Art Rocks is a music competition that brings art and music together. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Centraal Museum Utrecht and Groninger Museum challenge musicians to make a track inspired by an art piece from their collection. On november 30th you can listen to the best tracks at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

Sun 19 October

Brutal Blues + Child Abuse + Gewoon Fucking Raggen + Dead Neanderthals + Svartvit

A very pleasant quintuple t(h)rashing that will help you assess the state of affairs of REAL extreme music. Compact sets, no breaks, no holds barred!

Wed 15 October


All golden nightingale and squeeking voice wonders unite at BAR for a late night KARAOKE SESSION

Fri 14 November

Releaseparty Ollie - De Recessie mini-album

Finally, on November 13th rapper/songwriter Ollie will release his first Dutch album. It’s called “De Recessie” (The Recession) and to celebrate this a releaseparty will be given at RAAF. On this night you can expect a showcase with tracks from the album, as well as some new upcoming tracks. Family, friends and lovers of music are welcome to swing by grab a drink, have a bite and a chat. See you there!

Sat 25 October

Palindroom Party

The one and only presentation of ‘Palindroom’, the new single by Niek Hilkmann, in ‘De Frikandel’!

Fri 24 October

ROOTS & CULTURES #8: Karlijn Verhagen & Floris Olivier

Every month Roots & Routes works together with RAAF and Albeda College Rotterdam for a special evening full of young talent. Every edition of Roots&Cultures there are two showcases performed by young artists which all study ‘music & production’ at the Albeda College in Rotterdam. 24th of october we have the talanted Karlijn Verhagen & Floris Olivier! Don’t miss it!

Thu 13 November


During the Rotterdam Popweek, on November 13th photographer Marcel Kollen will present his photo book OFF ROTTERDAM in Rotown. A photo document in black and white of the current music scene.

Tue 16 December


Novastar is a Belgian band popular in Belgium and the Netherlands. It is led by Dutch-born singer-songwriter and guitarist/pianist Joost Zweegers. The band is known for its deep, emotional ballads, and the pure, high voice of Zweegers.

Thu 27 November

Jaga Jazzist

The 8-piece Norwegian acid-Afro-prog-rock juggernaut Jaga Jazzist heads out on an exclusive tour across Europe through November and December, celebrating an amazing 20 years together. On Thursday 27th of November Motel Mozaique and LantarenVenster present Jaga Jazzist in Rotterdam. Tickets on sale now!

Sun 07 December

Benjamin Clementine

Motel Mozaique and LantarenVenster present Benjamin Clementine on Sunday 7 December 2014. “When Benjamin Clementine made his TV debut on Later … with Jools Holland last month, he cut a unique figure. Holland introduced him as a Londoner who was discovered singing in the Paris Métro. Sitting barefoot at a grand piano, he had a look in his eyes like it was his first excursion above ground for a while.”

Mon 24 November


Lamb will release their sixth album ‘Backspace Unwind’ on October 13th. The duo, consisting of singer Lou Rhodes and producer Andy Barlow announced a new European tour which also stops in Holland. On Monday 24 November 2014 Motel Mozaique and Rotown present Lamb in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Tickets on sale now!

Thu 16 October

Dance Masterclass Ukay

Hiphop dancer Ukay (Germany) is coming to The Netherlands for a unique dance masterclass. He will give a workshop of 1,5 hour followed by a Question and Answer of 30 minutes for all your questions.

Fri 31 October

Open Mic at Hostel ROOM

Every last Friday ROOM organizes her monthly Open Mic Nights together with host and singer/songwriter Dolf Beijers.

Fri 31 October

Noord Ongehoord presents De Skaggerz & Raise The Ace

Friday October 31st Noord Ongehoord presents the Rotterdam based bands The Skaggerz and Raise The Ace. Be prepared, this will be an evening full of raw-edged danceable Ska, Reggae, Punk, Rock and Funk music!

Sat 04 October


During “Kunstroute Kralingen Crooswijk” Koffie5Euro is open with a special program.

Fri 24 October


An Italian musician based in Amsterdam. Promises a cosy and warm atmosphere, which is perfect for the living ROOM of Hostel ROOM!

Thu 30 October

Kalio Gayo at Hostel ROOM

Kalio Gayo (NL) is touring around the Netherlands to promote their new album. This band just has to play at Hostel ROOM, the perfect host for some partyfolk! They play catchy songs with crystal clear vocals and intense tunes from the accordion. Kalio Gayo certainly has invented their own style. They mix folk with ska, punk and a little bit of reggae. Guitar, drums, contrabass and accordion will be rocking in the cosy living room of Hostel ROOM. Folk will be played, but screw traditions!

Thu 16 October

CRITICASTER presents: FLYING LOTUS new album You’re Dead!

You’re Dead! is the upcoming fifth studio album by electronic musician Flying Lotus.

Starring i.a. Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus’ rapping alter ego) and Angel Deradoorian.