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Thu 09 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.

Thu 30 October

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town is a jamsession hosted by singer Karin Canters. Karin is the lead singer of the Rotterdam Jazzband Diona Fox and her Rag Dolls and invites different artist to play together during Talk of the Town. Of course you can play along as long as you bring your own instrument. BYOI Do you have any questions? Please contact Karin Canters.

Thu 09 October

Neda Boin EP Release ‘When Lambs Become Lions’ in Bird

On Thursday October 9th singer/songwriter and Rotterdam resident Neda Boin will be releasing her first EP called ‘When Lambs Become Lions’ in collaboration with Music Matters at Bird Rotterdam. The EP contains five songs with a warm, soulful and poppy sound.

Wed 24 September

Motel Mozaique presents Soldier’s Heart

A young band, just founded in 2012, Soldier’s Heart’s brand of psychedelic dream pop contrasted with slightly ominous vocals won them several prestigious awards for new and talented bands in 2013.

Thu 02 October

Beats & Bites #2: Joia

On october the 2nd we invite you to the second edition of Beats and Bites. This edition we welcome Joia to the stage. Joia is a singer/songwriter which uses Dutch art in combination with her music: fair, personal and directly focused on you.

Sun 21 September

ROALD VAN OOSTEN & BAND @ Festival De Keuze

In the early years of the Dutch record label Excelsior Recordings (mid-nineties), there were a few legendary indie bands that changed the Dutch music scene permanently: Johan, Daryll-Ann and … Caesar.

Fri 26 September

PopUp 010 #6: Tom The Lion (UK) & Winterdagen

PopUp 010 is Rotterdams first and only pop-up pop venue. (Semi) acoustic gigs in unexpected locations such as churches, warehouses and galleries.

Sun 02 November

BIRD presents Chris Dave and the Drumhedz

On Sunday, the 2nd of November, you’ll find Chris Dave and The Drumhedz at BIRD. Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave is one of the most respected and requested musicians of his generation.

Sat 18 October

Jerusalem in My Heart

Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) is an audiovisual live trip. The heart of this amazing group is since 2005 producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

Sat 27 September

Roots & Cultures #7 | Romy van Hirtum & Dion Roman

Every month Roots & Routes works together with RAAf ans 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.

Sun 21 September


music, food and more music! glitching borders, with colloid, beneath the blanket & le supralittoral of brown.

Thu 18 September


18 September we begin with DISTRACT VIBES and LE SEUL ÉLÉMENT. You are welcome from 20.30 hrs. Koffie5euro.

Thu 30 October

Harry Merry presenteert: Orama Adelic Palooza Omatic

Rotterdams biggest cult phenomenon presents: Rock-Opera!

Music lovers: count your blessings, because Harry Merry released a new album! A real rock opera album called ‘Orama Adelic Palooza Omatic “. WORM has the honor to welcome him on the 30th October! And you need to be there too!

For more information and tickets go to the website!

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.

Sat 04 October

King Shiloh Soundsystem: The mighty King Shiloh is back with Murray Man!

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!