donderdag 18 december 2014
Freesia
Rotown Showcase
sounds like: Een showcase avond tjokvol aan Hiphop, Cloudrap en Trap
vrijdag 19 december 2014
How To Throw A Christmas Party
Locatie: Maassilo
sounds like: De Nederlandse Polyphonic Spree in een kerstjasje
vrijdag 19 december 2014
Records, Beer & Burgers
sounds like: Platenbeurs voor particulieren
vrijdag 19 december 2014
Thirty-threes & Forty-fives
sounds like: vinyl helden verzorgen zomerse sferen vanuit de booth
zaterdag 20 december 2014
Kill All Hipsters
Rotown Nights
sounds like: 100% INDIE * ELECTRO * ECLECTIC POP APPROVED!
vrijdag 26 december 2014
Losgeld
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Coup de Sjans, VENOUR en BAARD & STAART willen feest
zaterdag 27 december 2014
Rotown Popquiz
Dag van de Popquiz
sounds like: Rotown’s legendarische popquiz
zondag 28 december 2014
VinylVerbond Rotterdam
sounds like: Het draaien van je favoriete tracks door DJ Okkie
zondag 28 december 2014
Thirty-threes & Forty-fives
sounds like: vinyl helden verzorgen zomerse sferen vanuit de booth
dinsdag 30 december 2014
Pre-Party Eendracht Festival
sounds like: Voorproefje voor Eendracht Festival 2015
donderdag 08 januari 2015
The Miseries
Support: The Black Cult
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Mikal Cronin, The Ramones, traumahelikopter
donderdag 08 januari 2015
No House Wine
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Fijnproeverij van house classics en relevante stijlen
vrijdag 09 januari 2015
Thirty-threes & Forty-fives
sounds like: vinyl helden verzorgen zomerse sferen vanuit de booth
zaterdag 10 januari 2015
Fixkes
Support: Swinder
sounds like: Droogkomische Vlaamse dialectpop
zaterdag 10 januari 2015
Welcome To Los Bangeles Feat. Torus
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Online magazine en collectief hosten hun eigen sfeervolle avond
woensdag 14 januari 2015
JD McPherson
sounds like: Nick Waterhouse, Pokey LaFarge, Luke Winslow-King
donderdag 15 januari 2015
Jan Jaap van der Wal
sounds like: Stand up comedy in een intieme zaal
vrijdag 16 januari 2015
Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Frontman van Nada Surf in bijzonder intieme setting

During his last show in Rotown with Minor Alps (alongside Juliana Hatfield), Matthew Caws was visibly enjoying the intimacy and interconnection with his audience. On twitter, the Nada Surf-frontman subsequently reminisced some really good times he had at Rotown, Long Winters-frontman John Roderick seeing eye to eye. I guess you could say Caws's return to 010 was up in the air. This time around, Caws handpicked an even more intimate location: Lightvessel 11. Here, Caws's old favorites and new tunes will be stripped down to just their bare essence. Nada Surf claimed fame in the nineties with college hit "Popular", and ever since they've been quietly releasing some brilliant stuff, ranging from The Weight Is A Gift and, perhaps their finest overall record, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. Obviously, this is bound to be quite a remarkable evening of music. NOTE: this show will take place at Lightvessel  V11 (Wijnhaven across 101).

vrijdag 16 januari 2015
Thirty-threes & Forty-fives
sounds like: vinyl helden verzorgen feestelijke sferen vanuit de booth
zaterdag 17 januari 2015
Club UMPH
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Disko Matique host eigen club avond
donderdag 22 januari 2015
Boys! Boys! Boys!
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Een avond vol dansbare house, electro, disco en aanverwante artikelen
vrijdag 23 januari 2015
Andy Burrows
sounds like: Jonathan Jeremiah, George Ezra, Douwe Bob

As Andy Burrows claimed his fame as skinsman for Brit rock's curtained prodigal sons Razorlight, it became apparent he was more than just a utilitarian. In fact, he penned perhaps the band's biggest hit, America. Obviously, Burrows is way too adaptable to just be sitting behind the drum kit, most evident by a prolific modus operandi that brought two albums under his I Am Arrows-moniker, a stunning Christmas LP with Editors' Tom Smith and his full fledged solo-debut Company (2012). We're ecstatic to have the charismatic balladeer back here in Rotown, outlining this year with a wonderful new LP, Fall Together Again. This time around, Burrows drew heavily from quintessential pop music greats such as The Beatles, Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac. Translated by Jasper Willems

vrijdag 23 januari 2015
Thirty-threes & Forty-fives
sounds like: vinyl helden verzorgen feestelijke sferen vanuit de booth
maandag 26 januari 2015
Luke Winslow-King
Support: Belle of Louisville
sounds like: Pokey LaFarge, C.W. Stoneking, Nick Lowe
zaterdag 31 januari 2015
Justin Townes Earle
sounds like: De zoon van country/americanalegende Steve Earle
zaterdag 31 januari 2015
Naomi Punk
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Foxygen, XTC, Siouxsie & The Banshees
With so many devious guitar-based records released in 2015, its easy to overlook Naomi Punks deliciously wacky LP Television Man. Luckily, Rotown has paid close attention. This puerile threesome hails from Olympia, Washington, a known sanctuary for fringe rock and DIY punk scenes throughout history. Naomi Punk's bizarro lo-fi collage instantly calls to mind a myriad of influences. The uncanny psych rock theatrics of Foxygen and The Flaming Lips, the thorny new wave fret of Drums & Wires-era XTC and the rough and tumble post-punk attack of Siouxsie & The Banshees' The Scream.  The band members themselves actually name less apparent influences: most notably Kate Bush's complex song structures seem to have had a profound influence on the band's loosely tailored framework and rapid fire guitar surges. Quite the peculiar bunch, we're all the more intrigued how Naomi Punk's bizarro-approach translates inside Light Vessel V11's  chummy lower deck. NOTE: this show will take placed at Light Vessel V11 (Wijnhaven across from 101).
 
woensdag 04 februari 2015
Disappears
sounds like: SUUNS, Spacemen 3, The Birthday Party
zaterdag 07 februari 2015
Paulusma + Chasing Rainbows
sounds like: Big Star, Modern Lovers, Wilco, Neil Young
donderdag 12 februari 2015
Superfood
sounds like: Blur, Super Furry Animals, Beck
zondag 15 februari 2015
Jolie Holland
sounds like: Scout Niblett, Bill Callahan, PJ Harvey
donderdag 19 februari 2015
We Were Promised Jetpacks
sounds like: The Twilight Sad, The Joy Formidable, Frightened Rabbit
zondag 22 februari 2015
Douwe Bob
Try-out
sounds like: Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash
donderdag 26 februari 2015
Wallace Vanborn
sounds like: Queens of the Stone Age, Triggerfinger, Masters of Reality

Belgium has quite a rep to live up to when it comes to top tier desert rock. Millionaire, Eagles of Death Metal (both bands enjoyed the services of Tim Van Hamel)... oh, right, some group going by the name of Triggerfinger, have pretty much validated this. In their decade-long existence, Ghent-based trio Wallace Vanborn haven't just joined this canon.. They have proven to be one of the stoner rocks most important stalwarts, pushing the genre to new exciting boundaries. Their latest LP The Orb We Absorb a not only thrives on mammoth riffs, but deceptively entrench glam rock, prog and psychedelica into their forward thinking paradigm. The album was helmed by none other than Masters Of Reality-legend Chris Goss. If there is one human being on this planet who can explain why Wallace Vanborn is a must-see live act, it's this guy: "Take QOTSA quality riffage, but 10 x weight, add swinging crazy drums and monster ass bass and you might have something like Wallace Vanborn.”  You goddamn right.

dinsdag 03 maart 2015
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
sounds like: Death Cab For Cutie, The Cure, Broken Social Scene
zaterdag 07 maart 2015
Sue The Night
sounds like: Bon Iver, Dirty Projectors, Lykke Li

Enigmatic songstress Suus de Groot aka Sue The Night revels in sparsely orchestrated pop with a unique twist. A nocturnal creature at heart, nighttime is the right time for inspiration to hit home. The shimmering nature of her music is most evident in single Top Of Mind, recalling Kate Bush, Lykke Li and eighties-era Fleetwood Mac, yet we can't help but feel this is just the tip of  the iceberg. Especially considering the all-star cast of musicians contributing to her pending debut LP Mosaic, slated for release in January. Bombay Show Pig, Frank "BINKBEATS" Wienk, Thijs van der Klugt (Baskerville) and Pascal Deweze (Sukilove, Broken Glass Heroes) have helped shape this record. One of the more intriguing prospects of 2015, for sure! Translated by Jasper Willems

zondag 08 maart 2015
Guster
sounds like: Fountains Of Wayne, Crowded House, Ben Folds

Boston-based folk-pop foursome Guster have been around since 1991. While the band remains relatively unknown in The Netherlands, they'e been a mainstay back home. 2003's Keep It Together actually became a modest mainstream success, cracking the US Top 40. Besides their penchant for deft and charming pop melancholy, they posses a good sense of humor. To combat piracy of Keep It Together, they replaced the vocals with cat meowing on every illegal copy. Another peculiar thing about Guster is their leniency towards bootleggers, fortifying their cult status and endearing them to the hometaping community. A special kind of band indeed, who pretty much maintain their own unique modus operandi through and through. In any case, if it's simply about listening to wonderfully buoyant pop music, Rotown's the place to be tonight!

dinsdag 10 maart 2015
Champs
sounds like: Kodaline, Noah and The Whale, MGMT
zaterdag 14 maart 2015
Palio SuperSpeed Donkey
sounds like: Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Spoon

Three years ago at the Into The Great Wide Open festival, Palio Superspeed Donkey broke out of obscurity with an amazing performance that won the hearts of anyone lucky enough to witness it. The ten fourteen-year-olds completely shook the venue out of its foundations with their infectious Arctic Monkeys-styled indie pop. Nowadays, the Palios have found their creative footing, taking a necessary two-year break to become more self-aware and mature as musicians and songwriters. Their newly found virtue is on full display with their long-awaited debut LP A Funny Sunrise set to release early 2015.The band hinted at drawing more from an American-European styled guitar sound, now less concerned with emulating today's British rock luminaries. It'll be quite exciting to see how far they've progressed as a unit as they are set to play Rotown. I mean, Palio has proven they can pull an exhilarating show, and we highly doubt they've regressed on that front. This will be a riot! Translated by Jasper Willems

donderdag 19 maart 2015
Roosbeef
sounds like: Dwarse nederpop met nieuw album
zondag 22 maart 2015
Sean Rowe
sounds like: Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Tindersticks
donderdag 26 maart 2015
Broken Brass Ensemble
Nieuwe datum
sounds like: Achtkoppig brassmonster extraordinaire
donderdag 02 april 2015
Sven Hammond
sounds like: Charles Bradley, Aloe Blacc, Gary Clark Jr.
donderdag 02 april 2015
July Talk
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Veronica Falls, The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
zaterdag 09 mei 2015
Sophie Hunger
sounds like: Wende, PJ Harvey, Thus: Owls , Fiona Apple
zaterdag 16 mei 2015
Emil Landman & Ronde
Serious Talent On Tour
sounds like: 3FM Serious Talents samen op tournee langs de clubs
zondag 07 juni 2015
The Dustbowl Revival
sounds like: Vernieuwende mengelmoes van Amerikaanse rootsmuziek

Whether it's jazz, gospel, blues, folk or rock-n-roll, the US still clings very much to rich traditions within modern music and its subcultures. We do love purists who carry these traditions over to new generations, like our hero Pokey LaFarge. Equally impressive are those artists who subvert old paradigms into a fresh overhaul, creating exciting original music. The Dustbowl Revival are the epitome of that, a group of young musicians who reinterpret pretty much every aspect of American music in vibrant forward-thinking manner. The result is something to behold: a melting pot of musical styles, breaking all boundaries with a myriad of sounds and instruments. The Dustbowl Revival cleverly package these elements into songs that will surely put a smile on your face. And to think it started with a simple Craigslist-message sent by founder, guitarist and singer Z. Lupetin. Translated by Jasper Willems