queer underground dance party
house, techno, acid, disco, dub, electro...
DJs: Trashling, Martijn + Kaseta
House, techno, acid, disco, dub, electro...
+ Exc. Machine
Toon, DortArt & Viktorioso
€7 Doors open 23:00 - 4:00
SCREAM (USA, Washington D.C.)
Legendary Dischord band, active from 1981 to 1990.
In 2009 the band reunited, and as of January 2012 it is on tour in Europe.
Last change to meet them!!!
TENSE = REACTION
€6 Doors open 20:00 - 23:00
Benefit party for the Notenpret pratice room
Since a few months the practice room at the Binnenpret next to the MKZ (called the Notenpret) is being run by the users itself and a collective (Stichting) has been set up.
But unfortunately quite recently there has been a break in, which resulted in a lot of stuff/equipment (amps, guitars, keyboards, the PA...) being stolen from the space itself but also from the bands.
We are organizing this benefit to raise money to compensate the stolen goods and just to have a night of listening to good and diverse DIY music!
DIY bands from the Notenpret only
South American latin band!
Political hardcore crust!
80ties LA style Punkrock!
Cocktail bar De Halle!
DJ and karaoke!
Damage: between 3 and 6 euro's. Extra donations are very welcome!
Come and support the Notenpret and their bands!
€5 Doors open 21:00 - 2:00
€6 Doors open 20:00 -
YELLOW GALACTIC HUMAN (live)
HAKKI TAKKI (live)
DJ BORIS BECKER
+ live video mixture
Benefit Night for the SOTU FESTIVAL, happening
on 11-13 May at OCCII, Vondelbunker & OT301!!!
DJ BORIS BECKER
DJ LONELY & BABA ELECTRONICA
YELLOW GALACTIC HUMAN
€5 Doors open 22:00 - 3:00
Karnaval is the name of a music style and cultural movement originated in the south of The Netherlands. The spelling of the word Karnaval is made to deliberately differentiate the musical style from that of Carnaval.
A complete history is made difficult by the underground nature of the movement, but a few facts are clear: In the early 2000s a group of young people gets more and more appalled by the increasingly commercial character of the Dutch Carnaval, and its lack of musical progress. As a DIY alternative, they start creating new music themselves, using computer software and cowbells. Still drawing inspiration from the hoempapa, they manage to incorporate elements from popular electronical music.
Karnaval sound systems form in loose collectives, frequently with anarchist philosophies. They rebel against the church's incorporation of the originally pagan Carnaval festivities. These sound systems join together to hold parties wherever a viable space can be found - typical locations include squatted old farms, bruine kroegen (brown pubs), fields and any other rural spaces. Because Karnaval parties are usually held illegally, this sometimes leads to clashes with the police, as was the case at both the 2004 and 2005 Oeteltek festivals.
Now for the first time in history, some of the originators of the Karnaval movement will come to the surface. Especially for you, they will play their music in one of the biggest commercial venues in Amsterdam, on a party organised by the leading dance promoters of The Netherlands.
History will be made. Don't miss it.
Bart Hard + De Consument
Meow Meow + Jefflocks
E(')de DJ Team
141 + Shisha
B82 + Baron Staalhard
Music will be strictly KarnaKore, JungleSlager, DweilNoise and Breezahlectro!
Come Dressed Up and Get A Free CD!
BART HARD + DE CONSUMENT
MEOW MEOW + JEFFLOCKS
E(')de DJ Team
141 + SHISHA
B82 + BARON STAALHARD
€5 Doors open 22:00 - 4:00
IAN NAGOSKI + THE FAMILY ELAN + REBETIKA (Andy Moor & Yannis Kyriakides)
Ian Nagoski will play and discuss a selection of tracks from the collection and relate stories of migration, the embryonic record pressing industry, cultural dispersal and interweaving – he’s delivered several such presentations in the US, where the musical mix of deep contemplation, utter tragedy, blazing jams and some hilarity has left deep impressions on his audiences.
Nagoski’s playback and discussion will be followed by the arrival on stage of The Family Elan, the ongoing project of renowned multi-instrumentalist Chris Hladowski, who you’ll also know from his work with A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Nalle and The One Ensemble.
Delving into the same mine of influence as To What Strange Place, and dipping musical toes in Uzbekistan, Eastern Europe and elsewhere, the current formation of The Family Elan as bouzouki/bass/percussion power trio has inspired involuntary dervishes in audiences across Europe on recent tour dates and will no doubt do the same on this tour.
”Comparisons with Harry Smith’s anthology or Revenant’s American Primitive are in order, not least because this is American music with a capital A, animated by the same feelings of desperation, nostalgia, the quest for cheap kicks and the agony of loss. Like Smith, Nagoski is a Walter Benjamin visionary, using his collection of 78s to hallucinate a history that actually happened but which remains hidden beneath official dogma and nationalisms.” -The Wire, August 2011
”I was entranced; I was FASCINATED. It is one of the most worthwhile purchases you will make this year. I went and got mine; I think you should, too.” - Henry Rollins, KCRW
“Ian Nagoski’s To What Strange Place is a work of great beauty.” - Jace Clayton / DJ/rupture, WFMU
“It feels as essential to an understanding of American music as anything else.” - Pitchfork
THE FAMILY ELAN
€7 Doors open 20:00 -
DAGORA and MIK QUANTIUS vinyl albums release party!
Both Mik Quantius and Dagora will present their latest vinyl lp's tonight.
Mik's first solo album, and Dagora's first double LP. released by Toztizok Zoundz from amsterdam.
For this special occasion Mik and Dagora put together an amazing experimental big band consisting of: Mik Quantius, (vocals), PQ (synths and fx's), Stephen (drums/percussion), Roro (drums/percussion), Yedo Gibson (reeds), Thale (guitar), Stijn van Beek (bagpipes)
has been touring the UK every October for the last 5 years, as well as mainland Europe and even Russia and the Ukraine, with his cassette player drones and kitchen sink psychedelia... Splattering collisions between grey and grey, beware of drone fumes seeping into your brains... Armed with an array of tape players, dictaphones and a pile of less-than-glamourous sound debris from the sonic junkyards, he tries to juxtapose and melt sound ghosts hidden deep in the molten magnetic tapes, sometimes force feeding them with sheets of feedback from dying amps, always aiming for that mind-altering head trip...
Sindre has been recording and playing over 70 concerts together with Jan Iversen as the Bjerga/Iversen duo.
Has released about 100 records, solo, duo and in other constellations on labels all over the known universe.
Lately most of his records have been live recordings from his many concerts and tours around Europe.
has had no idea what he’s been doing for a very long time. Distorted guitar, keyboard and voice in a democracy of the loudest. Has a past in UK drone metal troupe Sunshine Republic, as a well as a (un)healthy interest in most things fuzz and metal.. oh and Belgian beer..
Runs the small label with the great name "We're gonna get fucking drunk tonight boys"
By the end of this month there will be a new release out by Orphax, his first proper CD called “De Tragedie van een Liedjesschrijver Zonder Woorden”. On the CD will be 6 new pieces mastered by Jos Smolders at EARLabs
is the artistic moniker for Steffan de Turck, a Dutch sound artist from Tilburg in the Netherlands, who plays around with crunched and broken sounds, circuit bended gadgetry and electro-magnetic waves… and some weightlifting with powerbooks along the way.
DAGORA w/ MIK QUANTIUS
€5 Doors open 20:00 -
Release of new 7inch by Zea together with Xavier Charles on clarinet. Sounds like children songs, sirens and Ghanian funeral music. The unique Zea style with the wonderful clarinet parts of Xavier Charles.
Xavier Charles (Chalons en Champagne, France)
Birds and park sounds--faint voices, water maybe, calm traffic, softly rumbling engines are treated into held, subdued multiphonics: Xavier Charles always manages to wring something new out of his clarinet. Also known for playing very beautiful with The Ex and Getatchew Mekuria.
Smack Wizards (Glasgow, Schotland)
I saw a fantastic band at Nice n Sleazy in Glasgow last week, named Smack Wizards. What I loved about them was their completely uncompromising approach. They played a set of short instrumentals, guitar and bass overdriven to the max and feeding back but in a really controlled and beautiful way. Young (18ish?) 3 piece with brutal tribal beat female drummer, all sheepish grins and check shirts, watched by 12 friends. I have not seen a band that wrong footed me so much for years-even the alleged underground bands now are sickeningly tame.
Smack Wizards come from the Glasgow DIY music collective ?Winning Sperm Party? in Scotland.
Coma Stereo (Maribor, Slovenia)
Dark blend of live ambiental electronica and guitar driven songs. Takes inspiration from science fiction movies, early Pink Floyd, Sonic Youth and Tangerine Dream. Slavoj Zizek?s favorite backing band.
Oscar Jan Hoogland (Amsterdam)
Improviser, pianist, composer who is working actively in the field of both music and dance improvisation in Amsterdam with an itch to make music that cuts across genres, who does not take himself so seriously, but whose whimsical music has real bite and brainpower.
DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess (Amsterdam)
DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess is a resident DJ in amongst others Vienna, Hamburg and Berlin, but tonight the Amsterdam based DJ plays for the first time in a long time in her native country. Later this year she will release her third double vinyl album on the German Klangbad label, now she plays on three turntables (often simultaneously) vinyl from all over the world, from UK Funky to soukous, from cutting edge electronics to cumbia and from raw techno to feminist postpunk. `Marcelle transforms everyone´s idea of how to dance and feel great´ was written about her in New York. Let you take on a journey you couldn´t imagine that it existed!
OSCAR JAN HOOGLAND
DJ MARCELLE (ANOTHER NICE MESS)
€7 Doors open 21:00 -
It has been a while since we sadly had to cancel our december night due to unforeseen reasons, but we’re back with fresh energies to give you a special night of Rebel Up! sounds. Not our Congolese rumba night as previously promised, (that one will happen in June). This will be a *global psyche night*, meaning we will focus on experimental & improvised global sounds as well as vintage pop/rock spheres from the 60′s and 70′s from different corners of the world. Ofcourse we’ll also give you a nice dose of heavy bass deeper into the night to big up the Rebel Up! kaleidoscope.
We’re happy to announce our special American guest Arrington de Dionyso (ex-Old Time Relijun, the psychedelic krautrock band from overseas & Malaikat dan Singa) who will bring his trans-utopian throatsinging, bass clarinet, inspired by Indonesian trance music as a live improvisation of global psychedelic proportions. Be warned, his sound will go deep into your soul and liberate it with shamanic power. Check out his outerwordly sounds; www.arrington.bandcamp.com
or check this gritty improvisation in a deserted tunnel, video shot by Vincent Moon.
Our second guest will travel from less far Brussels, Belgium. DJ Lowdjo is an eclectic wizard of the sort that totally fits the Rebel Up! mood and we’re also happy to have him joining our global cause of diasphoric sound. He will play special vintage sets of Thai folk funk and Turkish psychedelic rock straight out of his 45′s collection that will get everyone swinging.
Check his active blog and mixcloud for some of his fine mixes.
As always, the Rebel Up! crew will play electic ethnic sound and everything in between to make you listen & dance while our visuals will make sure there’s never a dull moment on the dancefloor.
The charity of the night where we will donate our profits to is NGO Bhakti Luhur in Malang, Eastern Java, which takes care of handicapped children. One of the aid workers is a dutchman who runs the excellent Madrotter blog, all about Indonesian pop, rock and folk music from the past with quality uploads, though since the whole megaupload bust his blog has been relocated as Madrotter Treasure Hunt.
don't be square, nowhere.
ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
REBEL UP! DJ'S
€5 Doors open 22:30 - 4:00
BODY / HEAD (US)
KIM GORDON (Sonic Youth) & BILL NACE (Vampire Belt, Northhampton Wools, Ceylon Mange...)
Kim Gordon’s side project Body/Head, a duo with electric guitar wizard Bill Nace.
Body/Head (Kim Gordon and Bill Nace) have a new track on FEVER compilation LP (Ultra Eczema).
You can listen to it here: http://ultraeczema.com/releases/
Sonic Youth-boegbeeld, uberbassiste en stijlicoon Kim Gordon. Ze brengt voor de gelegenheid gitarist Bill Nace (Vampire Belt, Northampton Wools, X.O.4...) mee, een van de spilfiguren uit de Northampton, Massachusetts noisescene. Samen vormen ze het noisecombo Body/Head. Recent nog verscheen er een pittige No Wave-versie van de klassieker ‘Fever’ op de Fever Compilation-LP van het Belgische Ultra Eczema-label en liet Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace-label de ultra gelimiteerde cassette ‘Fractured Orgasm’ op ons los.
Vom Grill (Antwerpen, ultra eczema)
Dennis Tyfus - visual artist, purveyor of free noises, throat singer, heir of the Nordic/Belgian outsider tradition and one man driving force behind Ultra Eczema’s vast catalogue of avant-garde sound, books, screenprints and archival off-the-radar gems. His own performances can include a variety of animal noises, vocal grind, analogue synth shrieks, electrified rales and more.
+ new live video performance from Emile Zile (Aus)
€7 Doors open 20:00 -