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Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

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Fri 10 July

The Ex + Fendika: WORM

Founded in 1979, The Ex are the most internationally famous of all Dutch punk bands. The Ex have a formidable live reputation, and a repertoire which incorporates their many explorations in as well as jazz and noise, Ethiopian, Ghanaian and Congolese music. The list of internationally renowned musicians who have worked with the Ex is seemingly endless: Getatchew Mekuria, Han Bennink and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore are but three names. Fendika are 5 Azmari musicans from Ethiopia, who incorporate stunning traditional dance routines into their set. Together with the Ex, they create an unforgettable live show.

Thu 16 July

Roodkapje presents MiMa 41: TOMAGA (UK) + EKLIN (NL) + McBAIN (dj-set)

An evening with haunted sound collages, tribal rhythms, jazzed-out psychedelia and minimalism by:

Tomaga (uk) + Eklin (nl)

And a dj-set from our new Rotterdam neighbour mr McBain.

Music

The Manhattan Jazz Café

With upcoming festivals like ‘‘North Sea Round Town’’ and ‘‘North Sea Jazz Festival’’ Rotterdam is changing into a Jazz city. The Lobby Café of The Manhattan Hotel is changing with it! From Thursday 25 June until July 12 2015 The Lobby Café will be transformed into a swinging Jazz Café where everyone can enjoy a good glass of wine, a delicious cocktail and several Jazz sessions.

Sat 11 July

Textuur #34 - The Final Edition!!!: Headwar (FR) + Joey Molinaro (US) + Bonne Aparte + more!

After 6,5 years of irregular concerts at Poortgebouw it is time to bury the Textuur concert series for good. It is time for a new chapter…But of course we are not going to walk away in silence. We want to go out with a bang! Come and enjoy Textuur while it still blasts!!! With a killer line up consisting of the mindblowing band called Headwar from Amiens (France), one man violin metal act Joe Molinaro from Pittsburgh (US), the reunion of noise rock formation Bonne Aparte, and upcoming acts Lifeless Past and Scramble Channel. The final Textuur @ Poortgebouw. Going out with a bang!!!

Sun 28 June

Crystal Bowl

Prepare yourself for the monthly Sunday vibes in Number Fourteen. Rotterdam’s finest jam sessions and DJ’s with RnB, Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul & Caribbean influences.

Wed 29 July

Flávio’s Farewell Extravaganza (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 22 July

Erykah Badu Tribute (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 15 July

Flávio Silva Invites (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 08 July

Yellowjackets Tribute (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Sat 20 June

VROOOM #27: CUMBIA COSMONAUTS + MIA ZABELKA & PHILIPPE PETIT + LAURENS VAN DER WEE & JAVIER A.V.

Vrooom is back at lovely Post Office. There’s two duo performances: from ‘newbies’ Laurens van der Wee and gauchito Javier Areal Vélez, veterans Philippe Petit and Mia Zabelka, who share wavelengths during their violin/voice/turntable set… then there’s Cumbia Cosmonauts all the way from Austrialia, with live percussion by homeboys Nique Quentin and Javier Infestas, hurling you into cosmic cumbia heaven! Our own Duckfood will be dj’ing, bridging sets before, inbetween and after!

Sat 20 June

PANDALIFE

Pandalife brings you the best ‘80s, ‘90s and alternative R&B. We’ll especially transform Twentysix, the most Urban club in Rotterdam, to an entire jungle.

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. Recently, the band has employed none other than Millionaire and Evil Superstars mastermind Tim Vanhamel for guitar duties.

Sun 14 June

De zondag van Buitenplaats Brienenoord

Every Sunday Buitenplaats Brienenoord is open from 14.00 till 18.00 hrs.

In our search for an ideal/other way of ‘verpozen’ we offer you this time a special, multimedia, slightly experimental concert in the woods. We can’t give away the name of the artist yet, but it will be a combination of folk music, film and GPS-signals. Afterwards there will be a small workshop for kids and adults in which we will make instruments.

Fri 26 June

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 09 July

David Romanello quartet at Gusto

David Romanello Quartet ft. Chelsea Foreman uninhibited compose and create music. That quest ultimately led to the debut album ‘Youngster’ of the promising young saxophonist David Romanello. A mix of sensitive, accessible, lively and energetic compositions with many crossovers between pop and jazz.

Thu 25 June

Klub 470 in Rotterdam: Perera Elsewhere

On the 25th of June the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam and Subbacultcha will bring the concert series Klub 470 to Rotterdam for the first time. The Berlin based British musician Perera Elsewhere will kick off the series with a concert of dreamy folk songs, mixed with slow beats and off sequences, creating her own very special sound.

Thu 09 July

JKeys (homegrown)

At this edition it is time for the young musician and producer JKeys, a Rotterdam native, to step on stage.

Fri 05 June

Album release St.Polaroid

St.Polaroid is going to release their fitst album! On the 5th of june, Theater Walhalla (Katendrecht) is the place to be!

Mon 08 June

PANTROPICAL X DE PLAYER: MDOU MOCTAR (live) + screening ‘Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai’

DE PLAYER is joining forces with PANTROPICAL for this Monday evening with unconventionally rocking Tuareg music and film.

Sat 06 June

Route du Nord presents Cheech Wizard & The Afterveins at Neo-Psychedelic Party

A one-off reunion of the legendary band Cheech Wizard, their first show in almost 10 years! Preceded by the young Turks of The Afterveins.