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Sat 29 August

Indie-Pub ‘Back To School’

Rotown’s resident deejays are spinning the best (new) indie tunes - all night long! Free entrance.

Wed 02 September


With heavy support from Vrooom, and this time at lovely Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam, Pantropical is proud to present the first ever concert of the magnificent Colombian trio Los Pirañas on Dutch soil, and a special live set of Dick El Demasiado with local musicians!

Fri 11 September

Mima 42: Yader (it, ve, be) + Ido Bukelman (isr)

And .. we’re back! With no other than, making:

Yader - abstract electronics (with members of Jooklo Duo & Bear Bones Lay Low)

Ido Bukelman - improv, solo guitar explorations

Sun 27 September

Ntjam Rosie’s Acoustic Sunday

On Sunday the 27th of September it’s time for the first edition of a series of acoustic concerts, with Ntjam Rosie in the spotlights: Ntjam Rosie’s Acoustic Sunday. Assisted by a bar stool, a mic and a guitar we’ll let this songstress fill BIRD with her pure and unmixed soul and gospel. Phones off, inner peace on!

Wed 16 September

BIRDsessions - Jimmi Hueting Trio

Last year drummer Jimmi Hueting graduated cum laude on his master’s degree. He’s also the most recent winner of the prestige Erasmus Jazz ​Award​, which he won with this trio. The trio play​s​ ​original​ compositions and ​classic​ arrangements.

Line-up Jimmi Hueting: drums Koen Schalkwijk: piano Alessandro Fongaro: bass

Wed 02 September

BIRDsessions - CodArtsJazzFinest

A jazz club isn’t complete without its own session, a playground for artists. For the audience this is THE chance to see these musicians outside their normal band formation and in the most diverse settings. That’s why BIRD has created a weekly session and the only session in Rotterdam that’s worth the visit.

Thu 17 September

The Drake effect: Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Singer songwriter and multi-instrument player Gabriel Garzón-Montano suddenly got thrown into the spotlights last February. No one other then Drake himself sampled his track ‘’6 8’’ on his surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. On Thursday the 17th of September he’ll be live in BIRD!

Sat 22 August


Unboxing Vrooom #30: stillness like the rustling of leaves vs eruptive improv from Komorebi, soli and duets by Alan Gunga Purves and Mark Alban Lotz, free French sax and Dutch drums explorations by Cathy Heyden & Rogier Smal. This time at Wolfart, down south… check it out & enjoy!

Thu 10 September

Con Brio

On Thursday the 10th September BIRD & LantarenVenster present soul sensation Con Brio. The band from San Francisco will prove that the sound of legends like James Brown and Sly Stone in combination with the sultriness of Prince and D’Angelo is still very much alive. Prepare yourself for a performance full of hardcore funk, R&B and extraordinary energy.

Fri 04 September

360 Degrees: Tama Sumo

360 Degrees is a club night with house at its base , but with regular trips to obscure afro beat, disco, boogie and electronica . On Friday the 4th September one of our favourite DJ’s, Panorama bar resident Tama Sumo, will spin at 360 Degrees. Expect a set that’ll range from funk, disco and broken beat to house and techno.

Thu 03 September

Lonnie Holley

Just a few years back Lonnie Holley decided to set foot into a music studio. Just like his art his music starts with improv and changes with every execution, performance and recording session. In theory he’ll perform those songs on the 3 September in BIRD. But in practice it can be anything from a lamentation of the Dutch weather to an ode for the pizza backstage… We’ll let him surprise us!

Fri 28 August

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 favorite Living ROOM!

Sat 29 August

V2_Community invites Noodlebar

On the 29th of August there will be another Noodlebar. For this edition we are very happy to be able on having a Noodlebar at V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media. This institute is very well known for its advanced views about technology and its interface with society since 1981. The perfect place for a Noodlebar event!

Sun 09 August

Workshops, music and good food at a beautiful garden in Rotterdam Noord

Every other sunday in juli and august there will be creative workshops, music and good food at the ‘Jensius garden’ in Rotterdam Noord. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy our secret garden located in Rotterdam Noord.

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


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.