Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Japanese New Music Festival 2014

JAPANESE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 presents: RUINS alone + TSUYAMA ATSUSHI + KAWABATA MAKOTO + ZOFFY + AKATEN + ZUBI ZUVA X + PSYCHE BUGYO (Tsuyama's Psychedelic Judgement) + ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR @ OCCII

The Japanese New Music Festival is a showcase tour in which the trio of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Atsushi Tsuyama (Acid Mothers Temple), and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) perform as multiple different units. The tour will return to Europe this autumn, with the three performers as 8 separate groups. The groups mix and deconstruct all kinds of music from psychedelic rock, prog jazz, classical to contemporary composition, experimental, and ethnic music. Their sound is unashamedly uncategorizable, with undercurrents of Frank Zappa and his belief that humour was an essential part of music. Each of the members brings a rich wealth of musical learning, knowledge and experience. The line-up for this year’s tour will be: Ruins Alone, Acid Mothers Temple SWR, Akaten, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X, Psyche Bugyo, Atsushi Tsuyama Solo, Makoto Kawabata Solo.

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Oct
4
2:30 PM14:30

Dutch Garage Rock Explosion 2 @ OT301

Garage rock was cool, and after we tapped each others shoulders and confirmed our own hipness, we continued looking for the new hype.

What remains after the hype is the music, in this case some good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. As ancient as the road to Memphis and as young as the dogs from Dutch Garage Rock Explosion.

The dog catchers of Kliko Records caught some more stray dogs for their second compilation album: Dutch Garage Rock Explosion 2

ET Explore Me / The Legendary Tigerman

Frankenberries / The Black Cult

The Happy Demons / De Spaties

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Jul
3
to Jul 6

Amsterdam Roots Festival

Amsterdam Roots Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the Netherlands and highlights tunes from non-Western musical genres. Featuring about 60 concerts in different locations throughout Amsterdam, the festival starts with three days of indoor shows, then ends with a fourth day of multiple outdoor performances at the Roots Open Air event in Oosterpark. Update: After 16 editions the Roots Open Air is relocated to Java Eiland this year.

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Jun
15
to Jun 16

Δprès SOTU Festival #3 Party

MORIHIDE SAWADA (jp) + TESTA DI CAVALLO (ch) ft. G.W. SOK + SUN RΔΔR ORKEST (Δ*dam) + SOTU DJ’s

After SOTU party at the OCCII "Japanese drummer Moridide Sawada (Tokyo) comes to OCCII with just a snare drum and some sticks and mallets. His solo improvisations are intens. Morihide concentrates all his senses on simple snare drum sounds. It is like zen yoga for the ears. Besides playing the avant garde festival in Schiphorst Germany we are very happy to have him play a solo concert at OCCII."

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Jun
4
to Jun 5

Hysterics (US) ⊹ Shopping (UK) @ Open Series

Adrenalin Addiction & Open Series present:

Wednesday 4 June hc/punk! @ OCCII   

HYSTERICS (US)

All girl hc/punk from Olympia!
“One of the most essential hardcore EPs of late came from Hysterics, a fierce Olympia band led by 23-year-old Stephie C.– a whiplash-speed screamer who asks profound questions in brutal form. “Take a good fucking look at the world you live in!” Cristol roars on that 7″, which mixed personal and political messages without pretense. A Hysterics song can resist sexism or explore the complexity of being conscious among the toxicity of modern corporate brainwash. Their band logo evolves the Black Flag icon into a row of bloody tampons. One of their local fans, K Records founder Calvin Johnson, called them “a musical cement-mixer [that] can’t be stopped, pulled apart, or dismissed.” When I spoke with Kathleen Hanna last year, she said her favorite new bands were Pussy Riot, Wild Flag, and Hysterics.” – Jenn Pelly / Pitchfork

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May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Le Guess Who May Day 2014

Le Guess Who? May Day is set for May 24th, 2014 in Utrecht (30 minutes from Amsterdam). Le Guess Who? is one of the leading Dutch festivals for independent music, where artists perform throughout the city centre in many different indoor locations. The festival takes place in November. Since 2011, Le Guess Who? hosts a spin-off festival day in May, called Le Guess Who? May Day.

Le Guess Who? Festival 2014 will take place Thursday November 20th - Sunday November 23rd.

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May
1
to May 12

Indiestad

From indie folk to psychedelic rock, there’s something for all sorts of indie lovers at Indiestad. Past featured performers include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Parquet Courts, Foxygen, and Lord Huron. Tickets to Indiestad range from about €8 to around €30 depending on the show selected.

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Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Ruderalia

KRAAK & Air Antwerpen present Air River Bar

‘Ruderal’ belongs to the field of biology, and is used to describe terrains which are characterized by human distortion. Examples are harbours and industrial areas, railway embankments and construction sites. Often contaminated, vague and uninhabitable. Air Antwerp seems to be literally the last standing post, on the border of civilization and the Ruderal. This festival is an in-situ overall installation, in which music and visual art unscrupulously contaminate each other.  Kraak.net

Vibracathedral Orchestra (uk)
WR Ravenveer (be)
Huur Is Duur (be)
Nathalie Forget (fr)
Astral Social Club (uk)
Joris De Rycke (be) & Diane Rabreau (fr)
Blaastaal (be)

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Apr
16
to Apr 20

Sotu Festival

SOTU (Sounds of the Underground) is an annual music festival taking place in the 'Oud West' (old west) district of Amsterdam. Like the first two editions, there are busy day and night programs planned across various music venues - located close to the city's prestigious Vondelpark.  The three main locations at the core of the festival are:  OT301, OCCII and the Vondelbunker. Other smaller spots, such as, De Pepper (vegan cafe inside OT301), Butchers Tears Brewery, Lambiek Comic Bookstore, Mediamatic and open hangout Budapest also play host to related events.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

BRAUBLFF (materie und Laut) 1 — for Sten Hanson

BRAUBLFF (materie und Laut)  is series of concerts in cooperation with De Player (Rotterdam). Where and how transforms language into music? A possible answer: the point where language loses its meaning and becomes pure matter – by repetition, mutation and deconstruction, realised by technology, cut-ups and tape-manipulation. Kraak.net

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Mar
5
to Mar 10

5 Days Off - Music and Arts Festival

If only we got five days off for every five we worked. In Amsterdam, the 5 Days Off Electronic Music & Arts Festival proves that a break as long as our work week goes a long, long way to restoring our sanity. Started in the Netherlands in 2001 as a spin-off of Ghent, Belgium’s Ten Days Off Festival, the celebration attracts groups of musicians and visitors from around Europe and the U.S. looking to participate in the first multi-day indoor dance event.

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