woensdag 8 juli 2015
Roodkapje x Vrooom - MONDAY, JULY 13:
This gig event is a special collaboration between Vrooom and Roodkapje. OBNOX has been on top of our combined wishlist for quite some time. Even the singer/guitarist of the supporting band, the black midget mysterions intantly turned into an Obnox fan upon hearing the band for the first time. So in this joint effort, we're stamping the R'n'R ruckus in boldface text on this Monday evening. Expect also some hiphop, and lo-fi ish soul for good measure!
location: ROODKAPJE – Teilingerstraat 128, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / start: 20:30 / entrance: €5
■ OBNOX (us)
The legacy of Ohio garage rock titan Lamont “Bim” Thomas is long and skuzzy. The Bassholes, his ’90s duo with Gibson Bros. member Don Howland, were nailing the two-person blues-rock archetype long before various color-coded regional ensembles rode it to fame. After moving to Cleveland in the early aughts, he played drums with bluesy post-hardcore innovators This Moment In Black History, and he now keeps time for the Columbus pigfuck blitzkrieg known as the Unholy Two. All of those acts are still active, but Thomas’ main gig in recent years has been the one that took him out from behind the drum kit. As Obnox, he’s churned out three LPs and a bounty of EPs and singles this decade, each one further cementing his reputation as the world’s premier purveyor of soulful lo-fi shit-kicking rock music. 'Boogalou Reed', his new LP on Gerard Cosloy’s (co steward of Matador records) 12XU label, is yet another crusher.
(text culled from Stereogum)
■ BLACK MIDGETS FROM THE FUTURE (nl)
Apart from someone writing something about a recent B.M.F.T.F. gig, little is known about them, but neither is their identity still shrouded in mystery. Rooted in pop/indie/garage, this distinguished quartet's unpolished sound is an outlet, to do away with its frustrations and general boredom.
■ DJ's MULTIFUNCTIONELIS (nl) & SAJJRA (pe)
We've asked these music freaks to tagteam: Multifunctionelis will bring old skool hiphop and trashy weirdo garage. DJ Sajjra will play roughed up Peruvian folk, bits of new/no wave, and other South American psych stuff.
Made possible with the support of Popunie Music Support Rotterdam and Fonds Podiumkunsten. Thanks to WORM for providing accommodation.
donderdag 2 juli 2015
– JOZEF VAN WISSEM (nl/us) & DOMINGO GARCIA-HUIDOBRO (cl / Föllakzoid)
– GOH LEE KWANG / JULIEN OTTAVI / LUKAS SIMONIS (my/fr/nl)
– THE FLIPSIDE PARADOX (be/nl)
With temperatures expected to soar as high as 30+ degrees, it's going to be about choices this day. Trading the outside for an evening of otherworldly immersion, Vrooom #28 sees Dutch composer Jozef van Wissem teaming up with Domingo Garcia-Huidobro of Föllakzoid; tapping into reconstructions of paranormal experiences. Also on the program: instant composing fromThe Flipside Paradox, and the Rotterdam premiere by Malaysian/French/Dutch Freunschaft Goh / Ottavi / Simonis.
location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 / start: 20:30 / curfew: tba / entrance: €6
Subbacultcha! members: free
■ JOZEF VAN WISSEM (nl/us) & DOMINGO GARCIA-HUIDOBRO (cl)
'Partir to Live' (2012) is a non-narrative film experience in sensations, ethical confusion, and in physical and psychic bruises, directed by Domingo Garcia-Huidobro of the Chilean cosmic music band FÖLLAKZOID (Sacred Bones). Jozef van Wissem’s score for the film consists of a 12-string electric guitar drone, black baroque lute mirror images, and minimal electronics. Garcia-Huidobro is an aficionado of paranormal experiences. 'Partir to Live' sees him attempting to reconstruct the previous moments of what could have been one of these episodes. High-tension cables, a forest, an abandoned church, a barefoot woman; past, present and future become confused, a dissolved reality. 'Partir to Live' premiered internationally at ATP Festival in Camber Sands UK. It has screened at over a dozen more festivals since, including the Brussels Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival. Sacred Bones Records released the DVD and soundtrack LP together.
■ GOH LEE KWANG / JULIEN OTTAVI / LUKAS SIMONIS (my/fr/nl)
Initiated by Goh Lee Kwang, this is the first Rotterdam performance during first European tour of this trio.
– GOH LEE KWANG (Mixer Feedback) aka GOH is an acclaimed sound & new media artist from Malaysia. Goh's works focuses on the various possibilities of both the realistic & abstract; crossing the boundaries of digital & analog, electronic & acoustic, beyond the realm of language, allowing audiences to experience the work directly, and in their own personal way.
– JULIEN OTTAVI (Percussion, electronics) A mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and destroyer of tongues, experimental film maker and 'anarchitect', founder and member of Apo33; Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances.
– LUKAS SIMONIS (Electric Guitar, electronics) One of the Vrooom head honchos, needs no further introduction.
■ THE FLIPSIDE PARADOX (be/nl)
Instant composing from Eindhoven to Gent. Jazz, improv, visceral soundscapes, and melodies are being turned inside out in this clash between veteran musicians and new blood of the Southern Dutch and Belgian / Flemish scenes. Unpredictability is key to experiencing The Flipside Paradox. The core group consists of Bart Maris (trumpet), Niels Duffhues (guitar), Lieven van Pée (bas), Luk Sponselee (electronica) en Bert Hornikx (drums).