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woensdag
21 november
19:00

Galaxie 500 formed in Boston, MA in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean Wareham (a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist Naomi Yang and drummer Damon Krukowski, longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University. Wareham and Krukowski initially teamed in the short-lived Speedy and the Castanets, which split after their bass player experienced a religious conversion; upon re-forming, the duo recruited Yang to play bass, although she had no prior musical experience.

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zondag
14 juli
18:00

Kitchens of Distinction were a band from South London, England.The band formed in 1986, their name pulled from an advert on the side of a lorry spotted by guitarist Julian Swales while on his bike. Kitchens first Bunnymenesque single, recorded in just one day on an eight track in a Kennington basement, earned single of the week in the NME, and the following singles ‘Prize’ and ‘The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule’, released on One Little Indian Records, earned similar levels of praise.

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dinsdag
17 september
18:00

The Mock Turtles were a Manchester-based indie rock band, formed in Rochdale, who enjoyed some success in the early 1990s. Their signature tune was “Can You Dig It?” Led by Martin Coogan, brother of television regular Steve Coogan, the band began to pick up attention around 1990, with tracks such as “Lay Me Down” and “And Then She Smiles” on the Imaginary label. It was “Can You Dig It?”, however, which gained them wider attention.

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dinsdag
1 oktober
19:00

After four critically acclaimed albums under the moniker Fad Gadget, Frank Tovey dropped the name and recorded a further five albums throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. Forever moving away from his heavily synthesized style as Fad Gadget, he continued to experiment with many different styles, mixing electronics with rock, folk and dance music.

Indie
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woensdag
11 december
19:00

Slowdive was a dream pop / shoegaze band formed in 1989, lasting until 1995. The band was formed in Reading, Berkshire, England and signed to Creation Records in the UK. Initially championed by the British music press, the band scored a UK top forty entry with their debut album Just For A Day. The band consisted of Rachel Goswell (vocals/guitar), Neil Halstead (vocals/guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Christian Savill (guitar), Simon Scott (drums, 1990 until early 1994) and Ian McCutcheon (drums, 1994 onwards).

Indie
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zondag
15 maart
19:00

Originally based on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, Cranes released their first album on vinyl, Self Non Self in July 1989. The intensity of that album garnered very good reviews and caught the attention of John Peel, who picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Shortly afterwards they signed to the label Dedicated (which also became home to Spiritualized and Beth Orton) and went on to record their EP “Espero” in 1990, with the album “Wings of Joy” following a year later.

Indie
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zaterdag
4 april
18:00

Manic Street Preachers are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986. Often referred to as “the Manics”, they are James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, occasional vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, backing vocals, occasional trumpet). The band were originally a quartet: lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards mysteriously vanished on 1 February 1995. He was declared presumed deceased in November 2008.

Indie
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zaterdag
2 mei
18:00

Pale Saints began their existence as a three-piece ethereal pop band based in Leeds, England. Forming in 1987, the band was signed to 4AD records after their first London show by 4AD chief Ivo.Early band interviews showed them to be a fun-loving bunch in contrast to their dark, lyrically pessimistic pop music. Guitarist Graeme Naysmith and drummer Chris Cooper described themselves as enthusiastic football fans and were perpetually excited about touring.

Indie
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dinsdag
26 mei
18:00

It was 1988 when Rod created this remarkable ABBA tribute band concept, there have since been over 3700 shows in 55 countries in 19 years. Manager and musician Rod had previously been working in metallurgical research but at the age of 29 decided on a career change to start a band which would revisit the music and fashion of the 1970’s. Rod believed that ABBA globally encapsulated all that was good (and maybe some not so good) about the era so decided they were the perfect ‘70’s icon to focus his efforts on.

Pop
dinsdag
1 september
18:00

Kitchens of Distinction were a band from South London, England.The band formed in 1986, their name pulled from an advert on the side of a lorry spotted by guitarist Julian Swales while on his bike. Kitchens first Bunnymenesque single, recorded in just one day on an eight track in a Kennington basement, earned single of the week in the NME, and the following singles ‘Prize’ and ‘The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule’, released on One Little Indian Records, earned similar levels of praise.

Indie
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donderdag
22 oktober
19:00

The Chills story is as much the story of Martin Phillipps. The group was dogged by an ever changing line up, with Phillipps being the only permanent member. At times it seemed that the end of The Chills had finally arrived but Phillipps’ strong motivation and ambition for success wouldn’t allow this. The Chills achieved the success they deserved and were one of the top bands to emerge from New Zealand.

Indie
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maandag
16 november
19:00

The Oldham-based Inspiral Carpets were formed in 1983, and emerged alongside bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, from the indie scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their sound is based around harmonic (and often psychedelic) keyboards and jangly guitars. The band were propelled to fame after being ‘discovered’ by the Radio 1 DJ John Peel and had their greatest chart success in the UK with a single entitled This Is How It Feels, which is a song about loneliness and unemployment.

Indie
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zondag
29 november
19:00

It was 1988 when Rod created this remarkable ABBA tribute band concept, there have since been over 3700 shows in 55 countries in 19 years. Manager and musician Rod had previously been working in metallurgical research but at the age of 29 decided on a career change to start a band which would revisit the music and fashion of the 1970’s. Rod believed that ABBA globally encapsulated all that was good (and maybe some not so good) about the era so decided they were the perfect ‘70’s icon to focus his efforts on.

Pop
maandag
1 maart
19:00

Mercury Rev is an American rock music group, that formed in 1989 in Buffalo, New York. Original personnel were David Baker (vocals), Jonathan Donahue (vocals, guitars), Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak (guitars, clarinet), Suzanne Thorpe (flute), Dave Fridmann (bass) and Jimy Chambers (drums).With their debut, Yerself Is Steam, the band gained an underground following, particularly in the UK.

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zondag
4 april
18:00

The Japanese trio Shonen Knife has made major fans out of alt-rock’s elite (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross, among others) and built a solid, worldwide cult following with their Ramones meets the Beatles brand of sticky sweet punk-pop.

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woensdag
28 april
18:00

Suede (or The London Suede in the United States, although they were often called by their original name by fans in that country) were an English rock band of the 1990s and early 2000s that helped start the Britpop musical movement. Through their several incarnations, they were able to consistently put out albums that charted well, while still holding the respect of critics. Though they never achieved great success in North America, they were considered by some to be as big in the UK in the 90s (at least in terms of popularity) as The Smiths were in the 80s, or Roxy Music in the 70s.

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dinsdag
4 mei
18:00

Adorable were a British alternative rock band active in the 1990s. They formed in Coventry in 1991, and consisted of band members Piotr Fijalkowski (vocals, guitar), Robert Dillam (guitar), Steven ‘Wil’ Williams (bass), and Kevin Gritton (drums). After recording a 12” of “Sunshine Smile” (b/w “I’ll Be Your Saint” and “Breathless”) that was pressed to be released on record producer Pat Collier’s ‘Money To Burn,’ label the band received a gushing review in the NME.

Indie
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donderdag
27 mei
18:00

Originally based on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, Cranes released their first album on vinyl, Self Non Self in July 1989. The intensity of that album garnered very good reviews and caught the attention of John Peel, who picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Shortly afterwards they signed to the label Dedicated (which also became home to Spiritualized and Beth Orton) and went on to record their EP “Espero” in 1990, with the album “Wings of Joy” following a year later

Indie
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vrijdag
28 mei
18:00

Björn Again is an ABBA tribute band, taking their name from Björn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA, and a pun on the phrase “born again”. This tribute band has become so successful that as of 2002 there are five Björn Agains performing in various parts of the world. Björn Again originate from Australia, and have been touring since 1989.Björn Again take a very light-hearted approach to their portrayal of ABBA.

Pop
donderdag
30 september
19:00

Paul Westerberg (born December 31, 1959) is an American musician from Minneapolis, best known as the former lead singer and songwriter of The Replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s. Since The Replacements broke up in 1991, Westerberg has recorded several solo albums under his own name as well as the moniker Grandpaboy, and written songs for movies including Singles and Open Season. Westerberg has one son.

Pop
maandag
8 november
19:00

The Boo Radleys were a british guitar band of the 1990’s who made experimental indie music, and were briefly associated with the britpop movement. They took their name from the reclusive character of Boo Radley from Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

Indie
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zaterdag
13 november
19:00

The Wonder Stuff are a band originally based in Stourbridge, in the Black Country, West Midlands, UK.The original line-up was Miles Hunt (whose uncle Bill Hunt was keyboard player with Wizzard), Malcolm Treece, Rob “The Bass Thing” Jones (d. 1993) and Martin Gilks (d. 2006). The group originated from an earlier collaboration with group members of Pop Will Eat Itself (aka PWEI), called From Eden, which had Miles Hunt on the drums.

Indie
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zaterdag
19 februari
19:00

The Verve (originally Verve) is an English alternative rock band. The band was formed in 1989 at Winstanley College, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Simon Tong later became a member. The band originally split in 1995, but reunited in 1996 to great commercial success. They split once more in April 1999. The band reunited once more in June of 2007, but this reunion was short lived and the band split again in August 2009.

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dinsdag
3 mei
18:00

Heather Nova, born Heather Allison Frith, (Bermuda; July 6, 1967) is a singer-songwriter and poet. Heather Nova is the Bermudian Songwriter who grew up on a boat in the Caribbean and went on to sell over 2 million albums in her 15 year career to date. She has released seven albums and has opened for artists like Van Morrison and Neil Young as well as performed with artists like Sarah McLachlan. She has also had hit records with co-writes featuring artists like ATB (Renegade), and Eskobar (Someone New).Her brother is the Reggae singer Mishka.

Pop
zaterdag
29 oktober
19:00

Agurkplayers & Milk The Bishop were both Belgian pop bands.

Pop
vrijdag
11 november
19:00

Adorable were a British alternative rock band active in the 1990s. They formed in Coventry in 1991, and consisted of band members Piotr Fijalkowski (vocals, guitar), Robert Dillam (guitar), Steven ‘Wil’ Williams (bass), and Kevin Gritton (drums). After recording a 12” of “Sunshine Smile” (b/w “I’ll Be Your Saint” and “Breathless”) that was pressed to be released on record producer Pat Collier’s ‘Money To Burn,’ label the band received a gushing review in the NME.

Indie
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donderdag
1 december
19:00

Shed Seven are a band from York, England who formed in 1990 and are famed for their no nonsense good-time tunes and live shows. Their popularity peaked in the mid-1990’s during the britpop boom with their most popular songs, including Chasing Rainbows, Going For Gold, Getting Better and Disco Down, all reaching the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart.

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zaterdag
18 maart
19:00

Lightning Seeds are an alternative/pop band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie (born 4th August 1958 in Liverpool, England). The band currently consists of Ian Broudie (vocals, guitar), Riley Broudie (guitar), Martyn Campbell (bass), Angie Pollock (keyboard) and Raife Burchell (drums). Co-founder Simon Rogers, although no longer a member of the band, still works with them during album recordings. They are best known for three songs: 1989’s “Pure”, 1992’s “The Life Of Riley” and 1996’s “Three Lions”

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vrijdag
31 maart
18:00

Echobelly are a British/Swedish indie band. They were brought to prominence after much praise by singer Morrissey who asked them to be the opening act on his 1994 tour. The two main members are vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan and guitarist Glenn Johansson. They briefly peaked during the Britpop craze of the mid-1990s with 2 UK Top 10 albums, 1994’s Everyone’s Got One and 1995’s On.

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zaterdag
22 april
18:00

Gene (formed 1993, disbanded 2004) were a British indie/rock quartet formed in London who rose to prominence in the mid-90s. They were popularly labelled as a Britpop band and often drew somewhat superficial comparisons to The Smiths, if only because of their slightly Morrissey-esque lead singer, Martin Rossiter. In truth, Gene’s music owes more to acts as diverse as The Jam, The Small Faces, The Style Council, and The Clash, to name a few. Gene comprised Matt James (drummer), Kevin Miles (bassist), Steve Mason (guitarist) and Martin Rossiter (vocalist, keyboards).

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vrijdag
28 april
18:00

Elastica were a Britpop band formed in London, England in 1992 and made up of: Justine Frischmann (vocals and guitar), Donna Matthews (guitar and vocals), Annie Holland (bass), and Justin Welch (drums). Later members included Shelia Chipperfield (bass), Dave Bush (keyboards), Paul Jones (guitar), and Mew (keyboards and vocals).

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vrijdag
12 mei
18:00

Sheffield based band from mid 90’s, formed 1993.Thank goodness for small favours. The Sheffield, rock quartet Blameless has gone beyond the “flavour of the month” club and mercifully escaped the wrath of the British music media. “We haven’t been slagged, let’s put it that way,” guitarist Matt Pirt said recently. “The British press are okay with us; we’ve always gotten really good reviews.”

Indie
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donderdag
18 mei
18:00

The Boo Radleys were a british guitar band of the 1990’s who made experimental indie music, and were briefly associated with the britpop movement. They took their name from the reclusive character of Boo Radley from Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. They were formed in Wallasey, England in 1988, with singer/guitarist Sice aka Simon Rowebottom, guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr, bassist Timothy Brown and original drummer Steve Hewitt.

Indie
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donderdag
28 september
19:00

Echobelly are a British/Swedish indie band. They were brought to prominence after much praise by singer Morrissey who asked them to be the opening act on his 1994 tour. The two main members are vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan and guitarist Glenn Johansson. They briefly peaked during the Britpop craze of the mid-1990s with 2 UK Top 10 albums, 1994’s Everyone’s Got One and 1995’s On.

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donderdag
7 december
19:00

Pulp is an alternative rock band which formed in 1978 in Sheffield, England. The band’s best known and most stable lineup consists of Jarvis Cocker (vocals), Russell Senior (guitar, violin), Mark Webber (guitar), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Steve Mackey (bass) and Nick Banks (drums). Although many members have had a long tenure with the band, the only constant member has been Cocker. In 2011, it was announced on Pulp’s official website that the band’s classic lineup would reunite and perform at several festivals, including Isle of Wight, that year.

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zaterdag
9 december
19:00

Supergrass was a rock band from Oxford, England, who were most popular during the britpop era. The band released six studio albums and one singles compilation. The band consisted of brothers Gaz (guitar and lead vocals) and Rob Coombes (keyboards), Danny Goffey (drums and backing vocals) and Mick Quinn (bass and backing vocals) They used to attend Wheatley park school, Wheatley, Oxford. Some of the members were originally in popular local band The Jennifers.

Pop
Indie
maandag
11 december
19:00

Luna was an American band formed in 1991 by Dean Wareham after the breakup of Galaxie 500. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the best band you’ve never heard of.” Luna combined intricate guitar work with traditional rock rhythms and poetic lyrics that elegantly capture the romance of late night.

Indie
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dinsdag
27 februari
19:00

Cast was formed in 1993 by John Power, the former bassist of The La’s. They released four albums between 1995 and 2001. Cast were at the height of their popularity during the mid-90’s Britpop movements. Whilst popular, they were seen as one of the “lesser” bands of the moment, often overshadowed by the likes of more popular bands such as Blur, Oasis and Pulp. It has been suggested that the name “Cast” was taken from the final line of the final song on The La’s eponymous (and only) album. The song “Looking Glass” ends with the line “”The stone is cast, the glass is smashed”.

Pop
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maandag
25 maart
19:00

Bel Canto (italian translation of “Beautiful Singing”) is a Norwegian music duo fronted by Anneli Drecker. Signed originally to Belgian label Crammed, their style has evolved over time from a gothic ethereal sound to synth-based pop influenced by world music.The Band was founded together with Geir Jenssen. He left after the second album in 1990 and pursued a solo career in ambient music as Biosphere.

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vrijdag
29 maart
19:00

The Bluetones are an English guitar band, formed in Hounslow in 1994, featuring Mark Morriss (vocals, keyboards & occasional guitar), Adam Devlin (guitars), Scott Morriss (bass guitar & backing vocals), and Eds Chesters (drums - the man who has both plural forename and surname!) Understandably classed as a britpop band, given that their appearance and initial huge success with songs such as Slight Return coincided synchronously with the Britpop explosion, their debut record Expecting To Fly appeared in 1996.

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woensdag
17 april
18:00

Dubstar was formed by Sarah Blackwood, Steve Hillier and Chris Wilkie in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1992 after being discovered by a fellow North East UK-based manager and producer, Graeme Robinson. Robinson renamed the band, which had previously gone by the name ‘The Joans’. After Robinson produced the material for the band’s first album and had brought the tapes to the attention of Food Records’ Andy Ross, the band were signed to the EMI off-shoot in November 1994. They released three albums: Disgraceful, Goodbye, Make It Better before disbanding in 2000.

Electronica
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woensdag
25 september
18:00

Dodgy are an English britpop trio, composed of Birmingham’s Nigel Clark (vocals and bass) and Mathew Priest (drums), along with Londoner Andy Miller (guitar). Although having the most air-played single of 1995 “Good Enough” Clark eventually left the band in 1998, and the band officially split up, only for Priest and Miller to reform briefly in 2001 as a five-piece.

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zaterdag
9 november
19:00

Sparklehorse was an American alternative rock band formed in 1995 and led by Mark Linkous (September 9, 1962 - March 6, 2010), a Richmond, Virginia native and last of a long line of southern coalminers. Linkous recorded much of Sparklehorse’s material in his home studio, and his Southern Gothic vision guided Sparklehorse. Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Minor was a frequent collaborator- Mazzy Star is a 1990s dream pop/alternative band from Los Angeles. They formed in 1989, from the band Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Kendra Smith.

Indie
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zaterdag
15 februari
19:00

Babybird is a British indie band, formed in 1995. The band is fronted by Stephen Jones, who has also released records as a solo artist, using his own name and the name Baby Bird.

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14 maart
19:00

Formed in 1986 in Anaheim, California, United States as a ska punk band inspired by Madness, the lineup of No Doubt initially comprised John Spence as lead vocal, Gwen Stefani on back-up vocal, and Eric Stefani on keyboards. While playing the party-band circuit around Anaheim, the trio picked up bassist Tony Kanal. Hardened by the suicide of Spence in December 1987, No Doubt nevertheless continued; Gwen became the lone vocalist and the group added guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young.

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zondag
23 maart
19:00

Oasis cover band from glasgow who made it big by covering other songs in an Oasis style!

rock
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woensdag
9 april
18:00

Gene (formed 1993, disbanded 2004) were a British indie/rock quartet formed in London who rose to prominence in the mid-90s. They were popularly labelled as a Britpop band and often drew somewhat superficial comparisons to The Smiths, if only because of their slightly Morrissey-esque lead singer, Martin Rossiter. In truth, Gene’s music owes more to acts as diverse as The Jam, The Small Faces, The Style Council, and The Clash, to name a few.

Pop
Indie
zaterdag
17 mei
18:00

Toronto-based pop musician/composer/video artist was born in Ottawa, Canada, grew up in Holland, Germany and Washington D.C.

Pop
Indie
zondag
16 november
19:00

Chumbawamba is a Leeds based English anarchist music group. It evolved from its punk roots, through pop, techno, and various other styles, to the folk group which it is now. The band is known for its polyphony and its non-conformant lyrics.

rock
Pop
punk
maandag
17 november
19:00

Echobelly are a British/Swedish indie band. They were brought to prominence after much praise by singer Morrissey who asked them to be the opening act on his 1994 tour. The two main members are vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan and guitarist Glenn Johansson. They briefly peaked during the Britpop craze of the mid-1990s with 2 UK Top 10 albums, 1994’s Everyone’s Got One and 1995’s On.

Pop
Indie
maandag
9 maart
19:00

The dark side of the ’90s Britpop revival, Bristol’s Strangelove married Patrick Duff’s deep, lovelorn croon to a spider’s web of glistening guitar lines which Radiohead held as an early influence.

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donderdag
9 april
18:00

Smash Mouth is an alternative rock band from San Jose, California, United States that formed in 1994, the band comprises Steve Harwell (lead vocalist), Greg Camp (guitarist/songwriter), Paul De Lisle (bassist), and new drummer since early 2006, Jason Sutter (replacing Michael Urbano, who left due to creative differences). Their hit songs include “Walkin’ On The Sun” (1997) and “All Star” (1999).

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31 oktober
19:00

Six by Seven are a Nottingham, England based rock band who formed in 1996, specialising in a brand of space-rock that fused the drones, propulsiveness and washes of noise of krautrock with the abrasiveness of punk. They have released six albums, along with several compilations of studio offcuts and live performances. Arriving at a time of stagnating but popular Britpop and Britrock, they were unique not only in sound but also in utilising a saxophonist for texture and in Sam Hempton choosing to attack his guitar strings with a drumstick instead of a plectrum

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25 november
19:00

Super Furry Animals (also known as “SFA”, the “Furries” and the “Super Furries”) are a critically acclaimed welsh alternative rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock, punk, britpop and electronic experimentation.- Caesar was a three-piece guitar band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 1996, the band members Roald van Oosten (singer/guitar), Sem Bakker (bass) and Marit de Loos (drums) had the very first release of the Dutch Excelsior-label with their debut album Clean.

Indie
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Pop
maandag
5 april
18:00

Formed in 1994, Bis were a Scottish band featuring Steven Clark (vocals, guitar), John Clark(vocals, bass), and Amanda MacKinnon (vocals, keyboards). In 1995, they became the first unsigned band to ever appear on BBC’s venerable Top of the Pops. Their 1998 hit single “Eurodisco” was a success for the band and it’s follow-up single “Detour” became the band’s first notable song in the United States.

Electronica
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28 maart
18:00

The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop/pop group formed in Los Angeles in 1995. The group is currently composed of will.i.am, Taboo, Fergie and Apl.de.ap. Since their breakout album “Elephunk” in 2003, they have seen international fame for their pop/dance-oriented style of hip hop music. Black Eyed Peas have so-far sold an estimated 56 million albums and singles to date worldwide, and still counting.

hip hop
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11 oktober
18:00

Formed in 1986 in Portsmouth, England by siblings Alison and Jim Shaw, and named after the many mechanical cranes around the city's docks. Cranes are best known for the childlike, high-pitched vocals of lead singer Alison.One reviewer described the band: "Imagine a small child singing lullabies at the bottom of the well with a background of grinding guitars".

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22 mei
18:00

Formed in 1986 in Portsmouth, England by siblings Alison and Jim Shaw, and named after the many mechanical cranes around the city's docks. Cranes are best known for the childlike, high-pitched vocals of lead singer Alison.One reviewer described the band: "Imagine a small child singing lullabies at the bottom of the well with a background of grinding guitars".

rock
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31 maart
18:00

Robin Guthrie (born January 4, 1962 in Grangemouth, Scotland) is a co-founder of Cocteau Twins, and is one of the principal songwriters and musicians. Robin’s unique style of guitar-playing and songwriting — not to mention his deft production skills in the recording studio — have earned him the respect of musicians throughout the world.

Pop
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28 mei
18:00

Originally based on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, Cranes released their first album on vinyl, Self Non Self in July 1989. The intensity of that album garnered very good reviews and caught the attention of John Peel, who picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Shortly afterwards they signed to the label Dedicated (which also became home to Spiritualized and Beth Orton) and went on to record their EP “Espero” in 1990, with the album “Wings of Joy” following a year later.

Pop
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9 juni
18:00

When you hear something as beautiful and endowed with genuine emotion as the music of Devics, you can’t help but wonder...Just who are these people anyway? Well, the short answer will hardly raise an eyebrow: Devics is vocalist Sara Lov and multi-instrumentalist and sometimes singer Dustin O'Halloran, a musical duo from Los Angeles who found a home in Italy after signing to the UK label, Bella Union. But the complete answer is as unique and magical as anything in the history of modern music.

Indie
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zondag
22 april
18:00

Straight out of Louisville, David Christian Pajo is a musician. PAJO is a new name in the world, but Pajo has been involved in much great music over the course of the last two decades. He first played out in the mid-1980s and went on to instant infamy with the group Slint. During the 1990s, Pajo played with King Kong, The Palace Brothers, Stereolab, Royal Trux, The For Carnation, Matmos, Tortoise and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Now comes “1968,” the next collection of PAJO songs and sounds. The sound of drums is in the mix this time, along with a widened color spectrum.

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11 mei
18:00

Vinicio Capossela is an Italian singer-songwriter born in Hannover (Germany) on December 14, 1965. He grew up in Reggio Emilia, where he studied music at the Conservatorio.

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16 mei
18:00

Malcolm Middleton is a singer/songwriter, best known for being one half of Scottish band Arab Strap. In 2002, while in between Arab Strap albums, both he and bandmate Aidan Moffat pursued different solo projects, Moffat’s being the ambient Lucky Pierre. Malcolm, writing lyrics and singing for the first time, recorded the cathartic 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine for Chemikal Underground.

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17 februari
19:00

The Charlatans (known as Charlatans UK in the USA to avoid confusion with the 1960’s group of the same name) were originally formed in Birmingham, England by bassist Martin Blunt, who recruited fellow West Midlanders; Rob Collins (keyboards), Jon Brookes (drums), John Baker (also known as Day) (guitar) plus vocalist Baz Ketley.

Pop
maandag
14 april
18:00

Peter Morén is a swedish singer. He has been a member of Peter Bjorn and John since 1999. He’s released his first solo album The Last Tycoon in april 2008. Tobias Frobergalready has one album under his belt. ‘For Elisabeth Wherever She Is’ established Froberg in some folk circles as a idiosyncratic, thoughtful singer songwriter, but failed to register on a broader level.

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16 oktober
18:00

Originally based on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, Cranes released their first album on vinyl, Self Non Self in July 1989. The intensity of that album garnered very good reviews and caught the attention of John Peel, who picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Shortly afterwards they signed to the label Dedicated (which also became home to Spiritualized and Beth Orton) and went on to record their EP “Espero” in 1990, with the album “Wings of Joy” following a year later.

Pop
donderdag
27 november
19:00

Despite their name, I’m from Barcelona is a pop group from Jönköping, Sweden. They have around 30 band members and use an eclectic mix of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, banjos, accordions, kazoos, guitars, drums, and keyboards among others. While most band members provide backing vocals on releases and during live performances, Emanuel Lundgren is founder, principal songwriter and lead singer for the group.

Indie
Pop
zaterdag
14 februari
19:00

Daniele Silvestri is an Italian songwriter from Rome, where he was born in 1968. After having participated several times in Sanremo Festival, where he became successful with the song “Salirò” in 2002, he played a concert with Inti Illimani (the famous Chilean group) last summer at Roma Rock Festival.

Pop
zaterdag
7 maart
19:00

Essie Jain is a singer-songwriter born and raised in London, United Kingdom, who is now based out of New York City. Her first full-length record called We Made This Ourselves was released throughout the United States on Ba Da Bing! in February 2007. lt was released worldwide on The Leaf Label in March. The new ten-track album entitled The Inbetween was released in May 2008. It was recorded with a larger group of musicians and Jain experimented with new ways of orchestrating songs.

Pop
vrijdag
9 oktober
18:00

Mocky (aka Dominic Giancarlo Salole) komt uit Canada en vergaarde de nodige roem met zijn gevoel voor humor en ontroerende eclectische nummers. Het popgehalte was ook nooit ver te zoeken. Vooral zijn pop & electronica albums, en de zijn amusante optredens zijn de moeite waard. Voorts is ook hij een muzikaal talent die met verschillende instrumenten overweg kan, en zowel drumt, produced en zingt.

Pop
jazz
zaterdag
21 november
19:00

Mando Diao uit Zweden is een garage-rockband die eerder bekend stond als Butler. Toen hun debuut 'Bring i In' uitkwam (2002) waren ze een beetje de Scandinavische Oasis, maar door de jaren heen heeft Mando Diao een heel eigen sound weten te ontwikkelen. Een ding hebben ze nog steeds gieen met de beroide Britse broertjes: deze Zweden zijn ook enorm zelfverzekerd.

rock
Pop
Indie
maandag
14 december
19:00

Battant wordt beschouwd als één van de beste groupen van dit moment door Andrew Weatherhall, en brengt een kruising van harde rock, new wave en primitieve electro. Speelden in het verleden al samen met Primal Scream, Two Lone Swordsmen, Ladytron, Adult. en Nitzer Ebb.Keiki is een ‘duivels pop’ duo uit Brussel die ongeloofelijk catchy melodieën schrijft met laagje subtiele perversiteit.

rock
Electronica
Pop
woensdag
27 oktober
18:00

Arno, de rebel van de Belgische muziekscène is helemaal terug met een nieuw album! Op 29 maart ligt « Brussld » in de winkels. Daarmee slaat Arno nog maar eens stevig raak zonder in te boeten aan gekte en moderniteit. Arno houdt niet van half werk en trouw aan zijn imago stort hij zich voluit in een nieuw hoofdstuk van zijn turbulente leven. Naar aanleiding van dit album stelt hij een tournee door Brussel voor.

rock
blues
Pop
zaterdag
12 maart
19:00

DIDIER LALOY - Laloy est considéré comme l’un des représentants les plus actifs du renouveau de l’accordéon diatonique en Europe.

folk
Pop
vrijdag
6 mei
18:00

METRONOMY is het dance-meets-rock project van multi-instrumentalist en producer Joseph Mount. Joseph haalde zijn inspiratie van zowat overal, van Devo en David Bowie tot N.E.R.D. en Pavement. Maar de buzz kwam er niet vanzelf.

Electronica
Pop
zondag
26 juni
18:00

De Canadese band DESTROYER is het raspaardje van zanger en gitarist Dan Bejar, die al meer dan vijftien jaar een gestage cult-following aan zich weet te binden. Destroyers tiende album 'Kaputt', begin dit jaar verschenen, is misschien wel zijn beste en ieder geval meest toegankelijke plaat. Ondanks de herkenbare jaren-tachtigsound (jazzy pop, soft rock, saxofoonsolo’s!) is het, als elk Bejar-werkstuk, een wonderlijk stuk muziek met eigenaardige songteksten.

Indie
Pop
vrijdag
21 oktober
18:00

Vk* concerts & Pure Fm presenterenARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI is een band uit Australië die eigenlijk maar weinig te maken hebben met de hoofdstad van Finland. De naam was eerder het resultaat van een collage woorden uit enkele kranten. De band brengt daarentegen een unieke mix van pop, folk en grunge, die ze halen uit hun breed gamma aan instrumenten: analoge synths en samplers, glockenspiel, tuba, clarinet, aangevuld met de voorspelbare sound van drum, bas en gitaar.

Indie
Pop
vrijdag
28 oktober
18:00

Net zoals in 2003, 2005,2007 en 2009 spelen Brusselse groepen de voorrondes, en daar haalt onze jury 8 finalisten uit. Voorondes vinden plaats in de grootste muzikale cultuurtempels in Brussel: Vk* – Beursschouwburg – Ritscafe – KultuurKaffee – Candelaershuys - Recyclart. De finale halen geeft in het Kampioenschap van Brussel een plaats op het podium van de AB Box op 3december.

Pop
rock
zondag
6 november
19:00

WAKEY!WAKEY! is de band van Michael Grubbs, beter bekend als 'Grubbs' uit de Amerikaanse serie 'One Tree Hill'. De band probeert een evenwicht te vinden tussen vrolijke popnummers en volwassenere indie rock. Het full length debuut van Wakey!Wakey!

Pop
rock
vrijdag
25 november
19:00

Tijdens de week van 21-27 november 2011 organiseert Toutpartout, in samenwerking met een resem Brusselse concerthuizen en clubs (oa AB, Botanique, M4), de 2de editie van het AUTUMN FALLS festival. http://autumnfalls.beFOOL'S GOLD is een Amerikaanse Afro-pop band rond de twee frontmannen Luke Top en Lewis Pesacov.

Pop
world
vrijdag
2 december
19:00

Emergenza is 's werelds grootste Festival voor opkomende bands. In 150 steden van Amerika, Europa, Australië en Azië organiseert Emergenza het hele optreden: van de professionele uitrusting van het podium, tot de technische organisatie en de volledige promotie. Het enige wat jij moet doen is: spelen!

rock
Pop
zaterdag
3 december
19:00

Emergenza is 's werelds grootste Festival voor opkomende bands. In 150 steden van Amerika, Europa, Australië en Azië organiseert Emergenza het hele optreden: van de professionele uitrusting van het podium, tot de technische organisatie en de volledige promotie. Het enige wat jij moet doen is: spelen! http://www.emergenza.netLine up:19:15 MADY Hip Hop 19:45 SOUL COLLECTOR Metal20:15 LEDBACK Garage Rock20:45 MAYBESONIC?! Power pop Rock21:15 THE REGISTER Pop rock21:45 MONOTYPE C.

rock
Pop
zaterdag
25 februari
19:00

SUNRISE AVENUE is een rock/pop band uit Finland. De sleutelelementen van hun muziek zijn terug te brengen tot excellente songs, zowel live met drums en bass als akoestisch; catchy melodieën en harmonieuze zang. De afgelopen 5 jaar gingen ze aan de haal met allerlei nationale en internationale prijzen, van goud en platina en NRJ awards; en met uitverkochte tours en optredens op grote Europese festivals als Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park...

Pop
rock
zaterdag
3 maart
19:00

SLEEPINGDOG MOET NOODGEDWONGEN HAAR CONCERT ANNULEREN DOOR ZIEKTE VAN FRONTVROUW CHANTAL. RENEE, MAD ABOUT MOUNTAINS & DJ ZEAL BLIJVEN OP POST.RENEE maakt breekbare pop die je meevoert naar de tijd van toen.

rock
Pop
donderdag
22 maart
19:00

MIREL WAGNER is een 23-jarige singer-songwriter, geboren in Ethiopië en opgegroeid in Finland. Al sinds haar 16de schrijft ze blues en folksongs. Ze heeft genoeg aan haar rauwe stem en gitaarspel om je helemaal omver te blazen. Ze wordt dan ook niet onterecht vergeleken met de sound van oa.: Mazzy Star, Leonard Cohen en Nick Cave. Onlangs was ze nog te zien op het Glimpsfestival in Gent.

rock
Pop
vrijdag
30 maart
18:00

Emergenza is 's werelds grootste festival voor opkomende bands. In 150 steden van Amerika, Europa, Australië en Azië organiseert Emergenza het hele optreden: van de professionele uitrusting van het podium, tot de technische organisatie en de volledige promotie. Het enige wat jij moet doen is: spelen!

Pop
rock
zaterdag
31 maart
18:00

Emergenza is 's werelds grootste festival voor opkomende bands. In 150 steden van Amerika, Europa, Australië en Azië organiseert Emergenza het hele optreden: van de professionele uitrusting van het podium, tot de technische organisatie en de volledige promotie. Het enige wat jij moet doen is: spelen!

Pop
rock
donderdag
10 mei
18:00

LOWER DENS is de groep van Jana Hunter, een vrouw uit Texas die een nauwe band heeft met artiesten als Devendra Banhart en Cocorosie. Samen met haar groep neemt ze je mee op een tocht die zigzagt tussen genres als new-wave, drone pop en post-punk. Hun eerste album "Twin Hand Movement" (gemixed door Chris Coady cfr. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House) werd bijzonder goed onthaald bij de pers, en na een lange inactiviteit is ze terug van weggeweest, samen met haar 3 mannelijke muzikanten en bijhorende gitaren.

Indie
Pop
vrijdag
18 mei
18:00

SILBERMOND is een jonge Duitse Pop/rock band uit Berlijn. Het is een band die op veel bijval kan rekenen, sinds 2004 hebben ze 3 dubbele platina albums uitgebracht in Duitsland, Oostenrijk en Zwitserland. Ze speelden al enkele show samen met P!NK en wonnen de grootste muziek award van Duitsland, de ECHO award, voor 'De beste Duitse act'. Samen met groepen als Wir sind helden en Juli worden ze gezien als één van de grootste Duitse popbands van het moment.

Pop
rock
woensdag
23 mei
18:00

RIZZLE KICKS is een Brits hip hop/pop duo met Jordan “Rizzle” en Harley “Sylvester.” Technisch gezien is het allemaal begonnen toen ze samen speelden rond het huis van hun tante. Nadien vonden ze elkaar terug na hun verhuis naar Brighton, en stonden toen ook talrijke keren tegenover elkaar bij lokale voetbalwedstrijdjes.

Pop
hip hop
zondag
27 mei
18:00

DANIELE SILVESTRI is geboren in Rome en is een gekende naam in de Italiaanse muziekindustrie met een handvol albums die door critici worden gelauwerd. Zijn concerten zijn steeds een verrassing: elk concert is anders, vol met energie, ritme en mooie teksten. Hij heeft ook een impressionante hoeveelheid awards verworven doorheen zijn carrière.

folk
Pop
woensdag
6 juni
18:00

Abel Tesfaye, beter bekend onder de artiestennaam THE WEEKND, is een Canadese R&B artiest en producer. Aanvankelijk nam hij songs op onder de naam The Weeknd en verspreidde die via Youtube, maar zijn identiteit bleef lange tijd een goed bewaard geheim (cfr. Burial). In Maart 2011, releaste The Weeknd een gratis album van 9 songs, 'House of Balloons', die goed ontvangen werd.

hip hop
Pop
zaterdag
9 juni
18:00

Boris en Sarah Zeebroek vormen samen met Geoffrey Burton sinds 2008 de band HONG KONG DONG. Het is een eigenzinnige band met een geheel eigen wereld waarbij de schoonheid van sommige songs zich pas na enkele luisterbeurten bloot geeft. Niets is vanzelfsprekend en alles is verrassend. De muziek is soms pop, soms rock, soms dansbaar, soms breekbaar, soms groots, soms intiem, soms vrolijk, soms triest, en soms dit alles in één song.DE EUROPESE TOUR VAN CIVIL CIVIC IS GEANNULEERD.

rock
Pop
zondag
10 juni
18:00

AUSTRA is een uit Toronto afkomstig electronisch trio rond Katie Stelmanis, die dankzij haar krachtige en unieke stem alle aandacht naar zich toe trekt. Aanvankelijk luisterde Stelmanis naar bands als NIN en The Knife, en was ze betrokken bij de productie van soundtracks en ook actief in lokale scene. Nadien werd ze ook door Fucked Up gevraagd voor bijdrage te leveren aan "The Chemistry of Common Life". Zo kwam ze in het vizier van het gereputeerde Domino label.

Electronica
Pop
maandag
22 oktober
18:00

GIANLUCA GRIGNANI is an italian artist and singer-songwriter, well-known in Europe for his excellent lyrics and soft rock. His most famous song: “La Mia Storia Tra Le Dita" was recorded in Spanish with an awesome translation where poetry seems to be meant to find the perfect match, whose title: “Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos” has been sang all along the Americas. His voice has a similar pitch to Franco de Vita, that’s the reason why people get both artists mixed-up.

Pop
rock
donderdag
8 november
19:00

Sinds het ontstaan van KOSHEEN eind de jaren '90, heeft de band bewezen dat succes niet vanzelf komt. Met een mix van de krachtige jammerende stem van zangeres Sian Evans en de donkere intimistische electronica van Darren Decoder en Markee Substance, probeert Kosheen songs te creeëren waar zowel de muziek als de lyrics het verhaal vertellen. Maar tergelijkertijd vervagen de grenzen van hun muziek, en worden die zelf uitgedaagd.

Electronica
Pop
zaterdag
18 januari
19:30
Externe organisatie

Fuel Fandango bestaat uit het duo Ale and Nita, die erin slagen om een perfecte mix van electronische beats, rock gitaren, pop melodieën en flamenco-waarden neer te zetten.

Indie
Pop
donderdag
27 februari
19:30
Uitverkocht

Indie post-punk band uit Rostov-on-Don (Rusland)

Indie
Pop
post-punk
rock
vrijdag
3 oktober
19:30
Externe organisatie

Niccolo’ Fabi, Max Gazzè and Daniele Silvestri

Indie
Pop
rock
zaterdag
4 oktober
19:30
Externe organisatie
secrètes sessions

Het idee is eenvoudig: in de zaal van de VK zullen een aantal muzikanten, met een verschillende achtergrond, samenkomen om een album te maken en op op te nemen. 

acoustic
folk
français
jazz
Pop
rock
soul
zaterdag
15 november
19:30

Indie pop from Brooklyn

Indie
Pop
zaterdag
29 november
19:30
Externe organisatie

Italiaanse singer-songwriter 

folk
Pop
rock
zaterdag
7 maart
19:30
Externe organisatie
rock
Pop
Indie
donderdag
30 april
19:30

Punk, indie en pop!

punk
Pop
Indie
zondag
20 september
19:30

Ruwe garage en afwijkende noisy-pop

Pop
garage rock
donderdag
8 oktober
19:30
Externe organisatie

Musical exchange festival

rock
Pop
experimental
vrijdag
27 november
19:30
Geannuleerd

Talented Italian singer

rock
Pop
vrijdag
13 mei
19:30
Externe organisatie

Italian bassist-songwriter

Indie
Pop
vrijdag
27 mei
19:30

Pop from Perth, Australia

Indie
Pop
rock
donderdag
6 oktober
19:30

Het festival FrancoFaune strijkt neer in de VK met een fijn project: Les Secrètes Sessions. Muzikanten komen drie dagen lang samen om in een tijdsspanne van twee uur aan nummers te werken. Drie dagen later tonen ze aan het publiek de vruchten van hun samenwerking, die soms briljant is, soms opmerkelijk, soms onverwacht, maar nooit saai.  

 

acoustic
alternative
beats
electro
experimental
gnawa
hip hop
metal
Pop
zaterdag
18 februari
19:30

Lebanese hip hop meets visual artist. 

electro
electro-chaâbi
folk
Pop
vrijdag
17 maart
19:30
Externe organisatie

Essential and sophisticated Italian pop. 

Pop
vrijdag
20 oktober
19:30
Externe organisatie

Samuel brengt zijn "Il codice della bellezza" tour naar België.

Electronica
Pop
vrijdag
2 februari
20:00
Externe organisatie

La Cantantessa is eindelijk weer in België voor een pakkende akoestische show!

folk
Pop
donderdag
15 maart
20:00
Externe organisatie

Omwille van bouwwerken kiest KultuurKaffee voor een nomadische werking in de stad Brussel. In afwachting van de voltooiing van hun nieuwe vertrekken organiseren ze het BANG! Festival dat steeds doorgaat op verschillende plekken in Brussel. Tijdens de zesde editie van het festival stellen curatoren Tina Herbots en Laurens Mariën een divers festivalprogramma samen onder de noemer: ‘copain / copine’. Volledig in het teken van vriendschap en verbondenheid.

alternative
Electronica
experimental
Indie
Pop
donderdag
22 maart
19:30
Geannuleerd

Een hommage aan de vrouwen rond Serge Gainsbourg tijdens de Vrouwenlente. 

experimental
Pop
woensdag
25 april
19:30

Nigeriaans afropop-icoon stelt haar nieuwe plaat 'Black Magic' voor.

 

 

Afropop
Pop
world
zaterdag
12 mei
13:00
Externe organisatie
Gratis

Freedom of Mind is dé muziekwedstrijd voor vrijdenkers, georganiseerd deMens.nu, een vrijzinnige en humanistische organisatie die mensen dichter bij elkaar wil brengen. 8 finalisten zullen het beste van zichzelf geven tijdens de gratis finale, met Portland als 'special guest'.

acoustic
alternative
Pop
woensdag
16 mei
19:30

Hét Italiaanse popicoon sinds Eros Ramazotti.

Pop
rock
vrijdag
19 oktober
19:30
Externe organisatie
Max Gazzè

Italiaanse popheld op jubileumstoer.

Pop