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
maandag 30 maart 2015
Metal Monday
Locatie: Bar3
sounds like: DJ's draaien zorgvuldig geselecteerde metal
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
vrijdag 03 april 2015
Club Gulfstream
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Een vloedgolf van Vibes
zaterdag 04 april 2015
Kill All Hipsters
Rotown Nights
sounds like: 100% INDIE * ELECTRO * ECLECTIC POP APPROVED!
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
maandag 06 april 2015
Metal Monday
Locatie: Bar3
sounds like: DJ's draaien zorgvuldig geselecteerde metal
maandag 06 april 2015
Vintage Ruilmarkt
Tweede Paasdag
sounds like: Paasmarkt nieuwe, oude spulletjes kunt ruilen
vrijdag 10 april 2015
Motel Mozaique
sounds like: Interdisciplinair kunstenfestival
vrijdag 10 april 2015
Hang The DJ
Hosted by DJ St.Paul
sounds like: Motel Mozaique afterparty
zaterdag 11 april 2015
Motel Mozaique
sounds like: Interdisciplinair kunstenfestival
zondag 12 april 2015
MoMo Records, Eggs & Coffee
Met VinylVerbond Rotterdam
sounds like: Extra editie van de maandelijkse platenbeurs voor particulieren
woensdag 15 april 2015
Stand-Up Club Talents
Locatie: Bar3
sounds like: Bar3’s stand-up comedy night o.l.v. Tim Hartog
donderdag 16 april 2015
The Deaf
sounds like: The Black Keys, The Hives, Dr. Feelgood
vrijdag 17 april 2015
Desert Disco!
Rotown Nights
sounds like: The Combination that swings the nation
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
woensdag 22 april 2015
Sunset Sons
sounds like: Kings of Leon, Kensington, Graffiti6
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
vrijdag 24 april 2015
Losgeld
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Coup de Sjans, VENOUR en BAARD & STAART willen feest
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

zondag 26 april 2015
Kid Harlequin
Support: Order Of The Emperor
sounds like: Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Marilyn Manson
zondag 26 april 2015
De Teletijdmachine
Rotown Nights
sounds like: Muzikale reis van 1955 naar 2015
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
Blasé, melancholic, silly and a wee bit unwholesome. Fresh-faced British indie trio Happyness are a puzzling bunch to say the least.  A wonderful tune like Naked Patients charms the ears  just enough to sink into a reverie, that is until singer Ben Compston unfurls with subject matter like sick bodies and such. It's quite an unusual trait, to be able to toy so effortlessly with sentiment the way Happyness does. Music blog Kicking The Habit's take: "With their dissident nonchalance and forthright interpretation of American influences, Happyness has become one of the most noteworthy British newcomers this year, with a tremendous record to boot." All pundits still dusting off their Sparklehorse, Pavement , Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo- collections, rejoice: buying Happyness's impressive debut LP Weird Little Birthday is as sure a proposition as any. Tonight Happyness will perform at Light Vessel 11's cosy setting, which makes us quite happy to say the least. Note: this concert will take place at the red Light Vessel,  V11 (address: Wijnhaven 101)Translated by Jasper Willems
 
 
vrijdag 01 mei 2015
Sam Amidon
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, I Am Oak

He's the son of folkies Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, played with Doveman, married Beth Orton and collaborated with the prodigious Nico Muhly. As you might have guessed, Sam Amidon's no ordinary cat. The prolific 33-year-old songsmith has more in common with Owen Pallett, Sufjan Stevens and Andrew Bird than your average tavern-hopping gee tar wielding vagabond. Like the aforementioned artists, Amidon has devised his own unique musical lingo as both earnest balladeer and composer of kaleidoscopic sounds. His multifaceted body of work varies from contemporary interpretations of Irish folk traditionals and mainstream-classics by the likes of R. Kelly and Mariah Carey, using a deep wellspring of influences to explore his original brand of music. Jazz, hip hop, classical, soul… Amidon enjoys incorporating them all in an abstract yet recognizable way.  A jack-of-all-trades by virtue , Amidon is simply intent following his own personal vocation. Amidst his tour with Sharon van Etten, Amidon will present the full scope of his musical output tonight at Light Vessel 11. Note: this concert will take place at the red Light Vessel,  V11 (address: Wijnhaven 101)Translated by Jasper Willems

zondag 03 mei 2015
Michael Prins
sounds like: A Dreamer’s Dream Tour 2015

A reporter once asked balladeer Michael Prins: "How important is love to you?" Prins briefly stares into the distance and replies: "Just as important as it is to you." ITwo years ago, Prins took home the hardware for popular talent show The Best Dutch Singer-songwriter and subsequently sold out Rotown in a jiffy. It's difficult to achieve feats like that so prematurely and remain as even-keeled and modest as before.  Yet amidst all this prosperity Prins has somehow maintained his humble outlook on life, channeling it through his music with no pretense whatsoever. The Haarlem-based singer has the uncanny ability to seer through your heart with the fewest of words. His songs have a dreary melancholic feel to them, his wistful, plaintive voice serving as a beacon to cling onto. However, Prins never drifts into hopelessness, always searching for that sense of comfort within. At the moment, Prins is working on his long-awaited sophomore album, which is slated for release later this year. Actress Carice van Houten (Game Of Thrones) appears as a guest vocalist on the LP's first single, Fear NotTranslated by Jasper Willems

Timeschedule:
21:15 - La Corneille
22:00 - Michael Prins

donderdag 07 mei 2015
And So I Watch You From Afar
Support: Mylets
sounds like: Foals, 65daysofstatic, Mogwai
Whenever post rock storm bringers And So I Watch You From Afar go to work, a magnificent force of pure untethered euphoria is released. The Belfast-based group's vibrant, venturesome ways have you feeling as if embarking on some epic, intergalactic odyssey of sorts. So whatever you do, don't let the whole post rock thing fool you, let alone their emo-ish name. That's just a crude compartmentalization of what ASIWYFA are truly about. They are anything but complicated or dour, utilizing buoyant pop melodies, thrilling melodic riptides and infectious backbeats to create this immense kaleidoscopic joyride of sound. This band interweaves prog rock, indie, Reichian minimalism, afrobeat, neoclassical music seamlessly and ingenuously. Indeed, ASIWYFA loves to keep their audience guessing: in many ways their shows feel like the unwrapping of a present. Their latest effort Heirs is release right as they the stage here at Rotown. Rejoice and behold, this is one futuristic, blissful ride worth taking. Translated by Jasper Willems
 
vrijdag 08 mei 2015
Splendid
sounds like: Chef'Special, Will and The People, Pete Philly & Perquisite

Again! Again! Again! We simply can't bring The Hague-based party instigators Splendid over enough. This zestful clique puts everything we love about music into the blender: reggae, dub, hip hop, neo-soul, singer-songwriter, surf rock, UK garage. Wherever Spendid set foot, they bring home that signature concoction of insta-appealing pop music. Each and every festival with their name on the bill has submitted to the high-octane stage antics of Pat Smith and his trusty cohorts. Splendid has a brand new LP lined up, an album that finds the band swearing by their fundamental powers. Plaintive single Now Or Never demonstrates as much, whilst the previously released Back In The Daysbanks on that raw, potent live sound that has made them a fixture within the musical landscape. Our cosy little venue might've been a bit too cramped during Splendid's last visit; but on the other hand, having one of our best homegrown live outfits here the top of their game was like holding lighting in a bottle. An experience we won't soon forget...meaning it's worth trying again for good measure. So what are we waiting for? Let's do this again! And again! Translated by Jasper Willems

 
zaterdag 09 mei 2015
Sophie Hunger
sounds like: Wende, PJ Harvey, Thus: Owls , Fiona Apple

Swiss songstress Sophie Hunger is quite the anomaly:  a prodigious, versatile musician whose penchant for estoterica never gets in the way of singing a universally palpable song as if her life depended on it. You can instantly tell she is well-versed in a wide range of subject matter, her curiosities rooted in pop music, jazz, cinema, history and avant-garde. Another unusual trait: her ability to express and interpret songs through a multitude of languages. Her latest keepsake SUPERMOON is slated for release this spring, overseered by none other than John Vanderslice. Tonight, Hunger will entice Rotown with her peerless brand of pop, an experience definitely worth sinking your teeth into.  Translated by Jasper Willems

 
woensdag 13 mei 2015
Popquiz Marathon
sounds like: Legendarische popquiz in marathon vorm
The infamous Popquiz Marathon is back! Per usual, multiple locations will partake in this annual affair: one round per location, each with its own theme. Whether you consider yourself a disco queen or nineties bitch, there's always one round where your musical knowledge will reign supreme.  Between 7 and 8 pm, each team can exchange a voucher for your answering sheet and stamp card. Because every round per location presents a different set of questions, contestants can configure the quiz any way they like!
 
The point total will be accurately tallied until the winner gets announced around midnight. Note: you can only win the quiz if you have participated in a minimum of three rounds at two separate locations. Hot on the heels of the final results, the Popquiz Afterparty will round things out in rapturous fashion. Tickets are available online and at the counter. Note: you can only buy one voucher per team.
 
The Rules
- One voucher per team.
- Five participants per team is the max.
- You can only enter the pop quiz with a valid stamp card.
- In order to contend, you have to participate in three rounds at two different locations.
- Using mobile devices or computers is strictly forbidden. Use them for competitive purposes will result in disqualification. In other words: no Shazam or Soundhound!
- Teams submitting a full stamp card before 11:40 pm will be able to contend.
- Winning a round gets a team 10 bonus points. In other words: the less crowded the location, the better shape your team is in to bring home some hardware. Translated by Jasper Willems
donderdag 14 mei 2015
Mountain Bike
Hosted by Roodkapje
Locatie: V11
sounds like: Afterpartees, Blur, Pavement, Thee Oh Sees
Brussels-based outfit Mountain Bike has been up and running for a couple of years, just now finally treading the spotlight after this year's Eurosonic Festival. These fun-loving basketball jersey-sporting lads play a charming brand of garage pop, emitting the kind of flair and vibrancy inherent to Belgium's rich alternative rock scene. A year ago, Mountain Bike already went abuzz in Belgium, thanks in large part to their incredibly infectious single I Lost My Hopes - In Paradise. The song is embellished with a golden hook that just keeps begging to press repeat. The thing that really sets Mountain Bike apart from contemporaries is their willingness to step outside of done-to-death garage rock-templates to explore different sonic aesthetics. For instance, Hangin' Around' brings to mind The Kinks' grounded lilt, whereas Japanese Guitar draws from the exuberance of  90's alt rock greats like Throwing Muses and Pavement. Having toured with popular Dutch counterparts Afterpartees, Mountain Bike only just recently found their footing within The Netherlands' compact club circuit. No doubt, they've already become of the most entertaining groups this side of the North Sea. This show will be hosted by our friends of RoodkapjeNote: this concert will take place at the red Light Vessel,  V11 (address: Wijnhaven 101)Translated by Jasper Willems
 
zaterdag 16 mei 2015
Ronde & Orange Skyline & Emil Landman (verplaatst naar do 17 sep)
3FM Serious Talent On Tour
sounds like: 3FM Serious Talents samen op tournee langs de clubs
Whenever an artist bears the title 3FM Serious Talent, you know what's up. Those are the kinds of artists who will prosper and flourish in the early going. All the more reason to enroll them for a special tour across the Dutch clubs. Tonight the 3FM Serious Talent On Tour lands in Rotown, with three of the most promising young talents in the fold.
 
Pop phenoms Rondé come from a myriad of musical backgrounds, which they harness and mold into embellished, sun-drenched ballads. Their wonderful lead single Run quickly found its way on the national radio was enough to enlist them to talent platform Popronde. They've been blowing away audiences ever since, impressing with opening slots for Nick Mulvey, Bells Of Youth and Woman's Hour. Swindler-of-hearts Emil Landman's tranquil folk tunes ooze romanticism and wanderlust, lending a benign elocution akin to Nick Drake and Thomas Dybdahl. His impressive debut LP Colours And Their Things quickly captivated critics, audiences and media alike. Landman's current outpour draws heavily from a lengthy trip through the US, chasing his heart. Orange Skyline are a difficult band to put a finger on: their off-the-wall, elusive pop tunes find common ground with fantastic Belgium-based artisanists Balthazar. One important difference, however, is the Groningen-based group's tendency to fly off the rails with a garage rock/post-punk-ish zing. Orange Skyline's inventive cadence reveals an appreciation for The Jam and Stone Roses, yet  they still manage to sound like a complete breath of fresh air. Translated by Jasper Willems
dinsdag 19 mei 2015
Soley
sounds like: Agnes Obel, Peter Broderick, Joanna Newsom, Laura Veirs

Sóley Stefánsdóttir courts the realms of pop, neoclassical, jazz, minimalism and avant-garde as if they're one and the same entity. Like many of her Icelandic peers, Sóley likes to wear many musical hats, choosing to delve into a multitude of different projects. She studied composition and jazz at arts school, performed with Sin Fang and Seabear and wrote scores for puppet shows and dance performances. The self-effacing wunderkind came into her own with debut LP We Sink, encasing abstract short stories into surrealistic, glimmering songs. On the other hand, her most recent work, Krómantik, is a collection of waft, spectral piano-compositions written over a longer period of time. Expect an intimate, enthralling performance. Translated by Jasper Willems

donderdag 21 mei 2015
Husky
sounds like: The Shins, Villagers, Local Natives

Over the years, Australian songsmith Husky Gawenda and his nephew Gideon Preiss have carefully honed their penchant for devious indie pop tunes, akin to the likes of The Shins and Villagers. Gawenda and Preiss are not afraid to show their vulnerability, though not very likely to reel off skin-deep serenades. Instead Husky is a vehicle to fine-tooth the more complex emotions. The wonderfully poignant Don't Tell Your Mother finds Husky beseeching a woman called Josephine, only to disclose her in third person as a lost lover. Many of Husky's songs tenderly veer in-between hope and hopelessness like that. Similar to Californian rockers Local Natives, their music emits a balmy, exotic glow, always making sure that the sun gets plenty latitude to peek through the dark clouds. Translated by Jasper Willems

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
maandag 20 juli 2015
The Growlers
Support: Cherry Glazerr
sounds like: Black Lips, Allah-Las, Kurt Vile
vrijdag 11 september 2015
Seasick Steve
Locatie: Rotterdamse Schouwburg
sounds like: Authentieke bluesman uit de gootpijp
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
Whenever an artist bears the title 3FM Serious Talent, you know what's up. Those are the kinds of artists who will prosper and flourish in the early going. All the more reason to enroll them for a special tour across the Dutch clubs. Tonight the 3FM Serious Talent On Tour lands in Rotown, with three of the most promising young talents in the fold.
 
Pop phenoms Rondé come from a myriad of musical backgrounds, which they harness and mold into embellished, sun-drenched ballads. Their wonderful lead single Run quickly found its way on the national radio was enough to enlist them to talent platform Popronde. They've been blowing away audiences ever since, impressing with opening slots for Nick Mulvey, Bells Of Youth and Woman's Hour. Swindler-of-hearts Emil Landman's tranquil folk tunes ooze romanticism and wanderlust, lending a benign elocution akin to Nick Drake and Thomas Dybdahl. His impressive debut LP Colours And Their Things quickly captivated critics, audiences and media alike. Landman's current outpour draws heavily from a lengthy trip through the US, chasing his heart. Orange Skyline are a difficult band to put a finger on: their off-the-wall, elusive pop tunes find common ground with fantastic Belgium-based artisanists Balthazar. One important difference, however, is the Groningen-based group's tendency to fly off the rails with a garage rock/post-punk-ish zing. Orange Skyline's inventive cadence reveals an appreciation for The Jam and Stone Roses, yet  they still manage to sound like a complete breath of fresh air. Translated by Jasper Willems
maandag 07 december 2015
K's Choice
Locatie: Rotterdamse Schouwburg
sounds like: Vlaamse rockvedetten aangevoerd door Sarah en Gert Bettens