Agenda

Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

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Fri 27 May

Open Mic Night at ROOM!

Get out of the basement and on to the stage!

Thu 26 May


Roy Ayers in BIRD

Vibraphonist and singer Roy Ayers is one of the best known, most loved and respected jazz and R&B artists walking around today. Over the years, his fans have seen him evolve from crowned jazz vibraphonist to a popular R&B bandleader and an iconic figure whose music has been sampled by great hit makers such as Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac and Ice Cube. Thursday the 26th of May he will perform in BIRD!

Fri 20 May

All Eyes on: Mr Scruff

All Eyes On is a club night rooted in hip hop, funk, beats and electronica. Previously, All Eyes On presented artists such as The Gaslamp Killer, Tuxedo, J-Rocc, LeFtO and Dego. On the 20th of May, DJ, cartoonist and tea fanatic Mr. Scruff will fly to Rotterdam.

Sat 21 May

360 Degrees presents Sadar Bahar


360 Degrees is a night rooted in house music, but with plenty of opportunities for forays into obscure afro beat, disco, boogie and electronica. On Saturday the 21st of May, Sadar Bahar will visit BIRD for the fourth time (another DJ that just cannot get enough of us!).

Fri 13 May


Blue Note Trip with DJ Maestro and percussionist Adriaan Joaquin Correa

When you mention jazz DJ’s, you mention DJ Maestro and when you mention DJ Maestro, you’ll definitely mention Blue Note Trip. For years now, Maestro has hosted his club night inspired by the prestigious jazz label Blue Note. On Friday the 13th of May, BIRD is the place to be! With percussionist Adriaan Joaquin Correa as a special live guest!

Tue 03 May

MARCO PANDOLFI DUO (it)

Another great live show at Café De Ouwehoer on an otherwise boring Tuesday evening. Live set starts from circa 20:30pm. FREE entrance!

Sat 30 April

VROOOM #37: JOSEPHINE FOSTER (us) + STRANDED HORSE (fr/sn)

VROOOM is back at WORM with a great double bill. Just who will be able to resist the immensely evocative sounds of folk/singer-songwriter luminaries Josephine Foster and Stranded Horse? Expect haunting voices, psychedelic songs; introspective but of great scope.

Tue 24 May

Dancelessons: Balkan Fusion Dance/May 24th/Rotterdam

Let’s start dancing ! Opaaaaa ! Try a free dancelesson on May 24th in the Balkan style! Balkan Fusion Dance is characterized by a mix of dance and music from the Balkans Regions . Think of gypsy , bellydance, fast footwork combination, fast and slow beats.

Fri 27 May

HUMINOITA (FIN) + STOKA ENSEMBLE (NL)

SHAMANISM, ECLECTICISM AND MUSICAL INTERSECTIONS FROM FINLAND AND NL

Thu 12 May

VIEZE NOISE: SHIT AND SHINE (US) + SISTER IODINE (FR) + ONGEPAST (BE)

CRUEL, INCESSANT NOISE FROM THREE CELEBRATED ACTS - headliners - Shit and Shine

Sun 01 May

YUGOFUTURISM #2

LECTURE (BRUTALIST MONUMENTS) + BERNAYS PROPAGANDA (MK) + BLACKBOXRED (NL)

Sat 30 April

The Scenario

At THE SCENARIO you’ll step into a MPC time machine, to dance on the best hip hop and R&B sounds of the past 25 years.

Fri 29 April

Jamie 3:26

This edition of All Night Long is dedicated to underground Chicago pioneer Jamie 3:26 with a set of four hours at BIRD.

Sat 23 April

In Living Color

At In Living Color DJ Rob Mango, VJ Supreme Cuisine and MC Gery Mendes will take you on a musical journey (with music video’s): from Beyoncé to Stevie Wonder via De La Soul to Pharrell Williams. Dance and sing along with the best soul, funk, hip hop, R&B, reggae and disco of the last 3 decades.

Tue 26 April

The New Earth Group

The music of The New Earth Group has a very wide range of styles: jazz, afro, punk rock, funk, fusion and dub. Very often the electric sounds gets compared to the afro beats of Fela Kuti, their jazz rock to Mahavishu Orchestra and their Progrock to The Mars Volta.

Wed 20 April

Wojtek Justyna Tree… Oh !?

Wojtek Justyna Tree… Oh !? offers a mix of jazz and funk. The versatile, imaginative style of the Polish guitarist and bandleader Wojtek Justyn combines all styles with healthy dose of humor. The trio plays original compositions of Wojtek, combined with fresh guitar sounds, dynamic solos and an awesome interaction between band members. Their second performance at BIRD comes with percussionist Diogo Carvalho.

Fri 03 June

MARKUS MANN # REAL/HAPPINESS HAPPENS

He is back, and we actually are proud of that!

Sat 07 May

Longriver & Travis Champ at ROOM!

Singer / songwriters from Texas, USA!

Fri 22 April

JuanSito at ROOM!

We have the honor to host Juansito, who has even played in Paradiso!

Fri 29 April

BRUTAL BLUES (NO) + SICK OF STUPIDITY (NL) + MY MINDS MINE (NL)

Get your multivitamin grind/hardcore/punk/noise fix right in the centre of town. The infernal duo Brutal Blues came, saw and conquered Rotterdam in October 2014. Now they’re back for recapitulation. Frisian veterans My Minds Mine and local heroes Sick Of Stupidity will be weighing in.