vrijdag 06 maart 2015
Club Gulfstream
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Een vloedgolf van Vibes
zaterdag 07 maart 2015
Sue The Night
Support: Half Way Station
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

zaterdag 07 maart 2015
Kill All Hipsters
Rotown Nights
sounds like: 100% INDIE * ELECTRO * ECLECTIC POP APPROVED!
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
Support: TULA
sounds like: Kodaline, Noah and The Whale, MGMT
woensdag 11 maart 2015
Stand-Up Club Talents
Locatie: Bar3
sounds like: Bar3’s stand-up comedy night o.l.v. Tim Hartog
vrijdag 13 maart 2015
The Garden
Subbacultcha! Presents
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Ween, The Minutemen, Devo, Fidlar
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

zaterdag 14 maart 2015
Welcome To Los Bangeles
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Online magazine en collectief hosten hun eigen sfeervolle avond
donderdag 19 maart 2015
Roosbeef
sounds like: Dwarse nederpop met nieuw album
vrijdag 20 maart 2015
Desert Disco!
Rotown Nights
sounds like: The Combination that swings the nation

"There is an ancient story about three young men coming across each other in the middle of the jungle. When they met, they smiled and danced the dance of joy until the sun came up again. Overwhelmed by their experience, the three went back to civilization and started a collective called Ohana Hana. In this way, they could give the other people a taste of what they witnessed that spiritual night in the jungle. Many people felt blessed and became part of the family instantly. Now, after thousands of years, there are still people discovering that magical feeling, as it is endless and forever..."

Ohana Hana will arrive in Rotterdam on this friday in March and will join forces with the Mindless Boogie Collective to make;

"The Combination that swings the nation"

zaterdag 21 maart 2015
Club UMPH
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Disko Matique host eigen club avond
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
vrijdag 27 maart 2015
The Afterveins
Support: Indian Askin
Releaseparty 'Showers'
sounds like: Releaseparty tweede album van Rotterdams rocktrio
vrijdag 27 maart 2015
Losgeld
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Coup de Sjans, VENOUR en BAARD & STAART willen feest
zaterdag 28 maart 2015
Rotown Popquiz (uitverkocht)
sounds like: Het gezellige broertje van de fameuze decemberpopquiz
zaterdag 28 maart 2015
Northern Soul All Nighter
sounds like: Zeldzaam goede soul om op te dansen
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
zondag 05 april 2015
Marc Broussard (solo)
Locatie: Paradijskerk
sounds like: Dave Matthews, John Hiatt, Jason Mraz
zondag 05 april 2015
No Limit 90's Party
Eerste Paasdag
sounds like: Dansen op het beste (of slechtste) uit de jaren 90
vrijdag 10 april 2015
Motel Mozaique
sounds like: Interdisciplinair kunstenfestival
zaterdag 11 april 2015
Motel Mozaique
sounds like: Interdisciplinair kunstenfestival
donderdag 16 april 2015
The Deaf
sounds like: The Black Keys, The Hives, Dr. Feelgood
zaterdag 18 april 2015
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Record Store Day
sounds like: Death Cab For Cutie, The Cure, Broken Social Scene
donderdag 23 april 2015
DeWolff (uitverkocht)
sounds like: The Black Keys, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin
donderdag 23 april 2015
Gemma Ray
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Dusty Springfield, Feist, Nicole Atkins
zaterdag 25 april 2015
35 & Still Alive
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Dansen zonder kinderen

35 & Still Alive is THE gathering for anyone who passed the thirty year-mark - or, for that matter, simply feels that way. Are you in for a night of dancing and prancing without staggering all the way back home, long after midnight? You're in luck: we already kick off at 9pm with the best erstwhile and contemporary tunes at our disposal. Since we don't want everyone feeling old as dirt,  we won't just play the dance classics of yesteryear; all decades will be represented equally. 35 & Still Alive gives license to every festive thirty-something to boogie til complete dizziness strikes, because this train'll keep a-moving til 4am sharp. A party isn't a party without plenty of deliciously pointless hustle 'n bustle: DJ-collective Dave Grohl & The Topless DJs will offer name tags you can swap for free shots, two dance floors and much much more we won't reveal right away! For one, DJ-collective Dave Grohl & The Topless DJ aren't the types to limit themselves to mere categories or genres, so basically, expect the unexpected. All the eggs go in the same basket: every style, every decade…as long as you can move your feet to the beat, that's all there is to it! Oh and no requests... Just go with the flow already! Rotown clubcard-holders can enter 35 & Still Alive for free. You can order the Clubcard coupon online. 



Translated by Jasper Willems

donderdag 30 april 2015
Dry the River
sounds like: Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Blaudzun
donderdag 30 april 2015
Happyness
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Pavement, Sparklehorse, Yo La Tengo
vrijdag 01 mei 2015
Sam Amidon
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, I Am Oak
zondag 03 mei 2015
Michael Prins
sounds like: A Dreamer’s Dream Tour 2015
vrijdag 08 mei 2015
Splendid
sounds like: Chef'Special, Will and The People, Pete Philly & Perquisite
zaterdag 09 mei 2015
Sophie Hunger
sounds like: Wende, PJ Harvey, Thus: Owls , Fiona Apple
donderdag 14 mei 2015
Mountain Bike
Hosted by Roodkapje
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Afterpartees, Blur, Pavement, Thee Oh Sees
dinsdag 19 mei 2015
Soley
sounds like: Agnes Obel, Peter Broderick, Joanna Newsom, Laura Veirs
vrijdag 22 mei 2015
Rotterdam Riot #3
The Miseries + The Peawees + zZz + Warm Soda
sounds like: Drie dagen de beste punk, garage en rock 'n roll
zaterdag 23 mei 2015
Tinariwen
Locatie: Maassilo
sounds like: Woestijnblues uit de desert
vrijdag 29 mei 2015
Andrea Gibson
Locatie: Paradijskerk
sounds like: Activiste, slam poet en spoken word voordraagster uit Colorado
woensdag 03 juni 2015
Pokey LaFarge
Locatie: Maassilo
sounds like: Authentieke western swing met oké van Jack White
donderdag 04 juni 2015
Jacco Gardner
sounds like: THE GOASTT, Temples, Syd Barrett
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

dinsdag 09 juni 2015
Gavin James
Locatie: Maassilo
sounds like: Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, James Vincent McMorrow
donderdag 17 september 2015
Ronde & Orange Skyline & Emil Landman
3FM Serious Talent On Tour
sounds like: 3FM Serious Talents samen op tournee langs de clubs
maandag 07 december 2015
K's Choice
Locatie: Rotterdamse Schouwburg
sounds like: Vlaamse rockvedetten aangevoerd door Sarah en Gert Bettens