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December 2016 + January 2017 The Megazord Issue


Good tidings in a time of shorter days and lowering temperatures. From Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 5 February you, film fanatics, culture lovers and party animals alike can head for Rotterdam again. Twelve days of premieres, parties, installations, music and performances, inside as well as outside the cinema.

25 January - 5 February 2017 IFFR.COM


Subbacultcha magazine

The Megazord Issue

A year ends and another begins with the bitter realisation that there are forces beyond us determining our destiny, imposing their undesirable realities. But giving up is not what TV taught us as kids. TV taught us to pool our strengths and fight back. Take the fearlessness of the sabertooth tiger, the bluntness of the triceratops, the grace of the pterodactyl, the immutability of the mastodon and the thundering audacity of the tyrannosaurus, and you have one mean machine ready to squash everything from alien insects to cafeteria bullies. In this robotic age, every piece counts. In this robotic age, we must stand together, even before the unfathomable and the inevitable. 03


Colophon Subbacultcha Belgium, Dendermondsesteenweg 80A, 9000 Ghent, Belgium subbacultcha.be - magazine@subbacultcha.be Editors in chief: Herlinde Raeman & Kasper-Jan Raeman

Advertising & partnerships: Kasper-Jan Raeman (kasper-jan@subbacultcha.be)

Magazine editors: Julien Van de Casteele & Gabriela González

Distribution: Elise Dupré (elise@subbacultcha.be)

Copy editor: Megan Roberts

Printer: Drukkerij GEWADRUPO, Arendonk, Belgium

Design: Marina Henao Website editors: Valerie Steenhaut & Thomas Vanoosthuyse

Cover photo: Richard Perez

Social media editor: Lisa Wallyn Contributing writers: Sabzian, Gabriela González, Julien Van de Casteele, Valerie Steenhaut, Bart Bruneel, Mathias Bourgonjon, Sasha Ermakov, Herlinde Raeman & Zofia Ciechowska Contributing photographers: Catherine Lemblé, Tina Herbots, Femke Fredrix, Tiny Geeroms, Sasha Vernaeve, Laurence Von Thomas & Richard Perez Contributing artist: Joëlle Dubois Thank you: Isaac Barbé, Mattias Baertsoen, Koi Persyn, Nilou, Hannes Rooms, Hannelore Capoen, Jules Labath, Junior Bokele, Pauline Hascoët, Kellan Smith, Lynn Cailliau, Naoki Karathanassis, Eva Menga, Virginie Van de Casteele, Floortje Kattemolle, Nelson Henry, Lara Decrae, Eduardo Garcua, Eline De Vos, Axelle Vertommen, Gert Van Dijck, Jente Maes, Saraya Richter, Sofia Van Laer, Amaury Wilkin and friends, Hanne Konings, Lies Hermans, Frederic Busscher Partners: Botanique, Beursschouwburg, GEWADRUPO, Vooruit, Democrazy, JAM hotel, Incubate, KVS, Arenberg, T-heater, STUK, IFFR, CinéArt, WIELS, 30CC, Crammed Discs, Argos, Art Cinema OFFoff, KultuurKaffee, KASKcinema, Deep in House, Meakusma, Madame Moustache, Cinema Zuid, Het Bos, MSK, Campo & Cinematek Discover new music and art with like-minded spirits. See our shows for free and get a chance to win weekly surprises for €8 a month. Join the #subbafam – subbacultcha.be

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October Recommendations Artist: Elysia Crampton

Brooklyn band brings an old fruit crate to their live sets, which when opened reveals a tiny jungle filled with fauna, flora and lights that is magnified and projected onto the walls, enveloping the crowd in an otherworldly glow. Their debut album Islet is out on Home Assembly Records. — soundcloud.com/peptalk_music

With a challenging near-manifesto spanning geology and complex racial dynamics underpinning her latest works, let’s just say Elysia Crampton isn’t short of artistic ambition. But to place focus entirely on the surrounding concept doesn’t do her justice: newly released debut full-length American Drift stands on its own, a mind-blowing, near transcendent masterpiece blending Latin cumbia, Bolivian saya, tribalistic crunk and a healthy dose of DatPiff-worthy mixtape narration. After years of crafting sample-dependent (though no less incredible) sonic mosaics under the E+E moniker, she’s finally come into her own, and we’re reaping the benefits. — soundcloud.com/eande

Magazine: Zweikommaseiben When we first stumbled across Issue #10 of Swiss magazine Zweikommaseiben, we were dumbfounded. Featuring in-depth interviews with the likes of M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell and Torn Hawk, it was as though we’d found our soulmate. Someone somewhere else in the world knew exactly what we were thinking and what we’d want to read. For the Summer 2015 issue, they’ve turned their attention to another bevy of recent favourites: Beatrice Dillon, TCF, Danse Noir and Oneohtrix Point

Artist: Peptalk Having grown up in Tokyo, Los Angeles and San Juan, Shayna, Mike and Angelica of Peptalk merge their disparate worlds by creating small musical islands of dreamy, exotica-inspired melodies with bird calls, synthesizers and orchestral instruments. The

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October Recommendations Contents Brooklyn 5 Years of band brings an old fruit crate to their live sets, which when reveals a tiny 14 jungle filled with Subbacultcha opened Belgium

Artist: Elysia Crampton

fauna, flora and lights that is magnified and projected onto the walls, enveloping the crowd in an otherworldly glow. Their debut album Islet is out on Home Assembly Records. — soundcloud.com/peptalk_music

Princess Nokia 20 With a challenging near-manifesto spanning geology and complex racial dynamics underpinning her latest works, let’s just say Elysia Crampton isn’t short of artistic ambition. But to place focus entirely on the surrounding concept doesn’t do her justice: newly released debut full-length American Drift stands on its own, a mind-blowing, near transcendent masterpiece blending Latin cumbia, Bolivian saya, tribalistic crunk and a healthy dose of DatPiff-worthy mixtape narration. After years of crafting sample-dependent (though no less incredible) sonic mosaics under the E+E moniker, she’s finally come into her own, and we’re reaping the benefits. — soundcloud.com/eande

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Photo Essay : Crammed Discs 30 Magazine: Zweikommaseiben

— When we first stumbled across Issue

#10 of Swiss magazine Zweikommaseiben, we were dumbfounded. Featuring in-depth interviews with the likes of M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell and Torn Hawk, it was as though we’d found our soulmate. Someone somewhere else in the world knew exactly what we were thinking and what we’d want to read. For the Summer 2015 issue, they’ve turned their attention to another bevy of recent favourites: Beatrice Dillon, TCF, Danse Noir and Oneohtrix Point

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Featured Artist 34 Book 40

Artist: Peptalk

Style 42

Films 46

Having grown up in Tokyo, Los Angeles and San Juan, Shayna, Mike and Angelica of Peptalk merge their disparate worlds by creating small musical islands of dreamy, exotica-inspired melodies with bird calls, synthesizers and orchestral instruments. The

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December + January Recommendations

Recent finds from our editorial team Home OST

International Film Festival Rotterdam

If you’re not a fan of Belgian filmmaker Fien Troch, you will be thanks to her new film, Home. This will be in no small part due to the amazing soundtrack by LA producer/Chromatics multiinstrumentalist Johnny Jewel. Jewel’s score sublimely captures the intoxicating atmosphere of Troch’s dark coming-of-age story. Featuring songs from Chromatics and Symmetry, the synth-laced melodies and thumping beats perfectly evoke the invincibility and melancholy of teenage years. Home comes out 11/01/2017, but thankfully the soundtrack is out there, waiting for your listening ears.

Between 25 January and 5 February, movie lovers should head to Rotterdam for the 46th edition of the IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam). With an accent on new and up-andcoming directors, the festival showcases over 500 films from 50 different countries. Our personal picks: Home, our own Fien Troch’s dark coming-ofage story; David Lynch: The Art Life, John Nguyen’s masterful documentary about the otherworldly master himself; and of course, Gimme Danger, the much, much, MUCH anticipated Jim Jarmusch documentary about the baddest band ever, The Stooges. Rotterdam is close enough: no excuses!

— soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel

— iffr.com

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December + January Recommendations Imagineers In The Underworld

hosting workshops and community meals, a patch of land for animals to hang out in and now their own food truck, Packfarm has tons to offer in terms of activities and lovely things to smell, taste and be a part of.

Last issue’s Featured Artist Spencer Clark has something up his trickster sleeve once more; namely, four evenings of projections and performances devoted to ‘unheard masters of reverie’ over at Bozar. This series illuminates the depth of non-academic fantasy art and its practitioners in the 20th and 21st centuries, and celebrates artists on this and other dimensions. Having started last month with a look at HR Giger’s universe, we can still enjoy three more sessions: 16 December with Unarius Foundations (relating to the San Francisco UFO cult); 24 February with Alien Nasty Boys: The Myth Stories of Credo Mutwa; and 28 April with Edens and Auroras, byf the wonderful Amy Roselyne Faust. Mythical evenings for unreal days.

— parckfarm.be Balades Sonores

Whoever said record shops are dying didn’t count on all those who sneer at pessimistic forebodings. And the proof is in Balades Sonores, the spanking new store opposite the Botanique that’s been fulfilling specific vinyl cravings since October. A smaller version of the highly popular Parisian original, the Brussels branch has all the traits that made its big sister a music-lovers’ staple: a fantastic selection of new and old, offbeat decor, an unassuming gallery space and a healthy roster of concerts and events to keep you coming back over and over. As they say in French, a true découverte – one to revisit and support!

— bozar.be Packfarm Just around the corner from Tour & Taxis, a new project is inspiring the community via actions and veggies. The Brussels nonprofit Packfarm T&T was created by and for locals with the aim of creating a sustainable community dynamic as well as a platform for urban farmers. With a luminous greenhouse

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We Visit You Photo by Sasha Vernaeve

Name: Tom Raoul Age: 25 Zodiac sign: Aries Website: deepinhouse.be

What’s the first record you bought? Back in 2012 at Techno Import in Paris I bought Freerotation by Soulphiction and this various artists Rawarious.

Tell us, what do you do in life? With three other friends I organise the Deep in House events and outside of that I work at eFarmz, this online store where you can order organic products to be delivered at home.

Your first ever music-related memory? The first Gorillaz album. I was nine at the time and it was the first album that I bought with my savings. I would listen to it every morning on my way to school.

What projects are you working on? I am mainly working on the 5 years party for Deep in House that will take place at the beginning of the summer.

What’s your favourite pastime? Listening to music while smoking dope. Any guilty pleasures? Cookies in milk.

What inspires you? People and the cosmos.

Any regrets recently? Not taking the time to visit my grandma more often.

What do you like best about your place? Its high ceilings. And My housemate Souf who’s one of my oldest friends

Which future Subbacultcha show are you looking forward to? The Subbacultcha five-years anniversary party at Beursschouwburg. Deep in House will be curating the music in one of the rooms. We’ve never played at Beurs so we’re pretty excited.

What kind of music are you listening to at the moment? M9 by Alex Picone. Also, I’ve been digging Cosmic Perspective by Mndsgn, it’s the kind of tune that feels good with this coming winter. I recently bought this record Black Fire by Andrew Hill at Crevette Records, it’s perfect to relax to at the end of the day.

Every month we visit a Subbacultcha member’s place. If you want us to visit you, please send an email to magazine@ subbacultcha.be

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5 years of Subba BE The past five years have passed in a jiffy – and the next five are looking so promising we can’t wait! Here’s a collage of our personal highlights, letters, magazine covers, etc… Thank y’all for making Subbacultcha this Megazord creature. We owe you. Kasper-Jan & Herlinde

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Interview

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We celebrate 5 years of Subbacultcha (day 2) with a party at Beursschouwburg, on Saturday 28 January. Free for Subbacultcha members before 1am.


Interview

Princess Nokia

Interview by Zofia Ciechowska Photos shot by Richard Perez in New York, USA

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Princess Nokia There’s no way of expressing the sensation of glee, release and satisfaction the audio-visual delivery of ‘Tomboy’ brings, Princess Nokia’s track that’s paving the way for her album, 1992. In it, Destiny Frasqueri chants about her little titties and fat belly, flashing cars from an overpass, chomping on cereal on the couch, crouching on car roofs in baggy clothes, sporting a middle parting and wire-rimmed glasses. It’s a smart, playful middle finger to limiting prejudices and biases, and a contagious spark that pushes us to meet this Nuyorican rapper, singer and activist. We called up Destiny as she was chilling on her rooftop in the Bronx. ‘Tomboy’ is a fucking awesome song because of its honesty and playfulness, it’s really dismantling the constraints imposed upon women. Tell me how you came up with the concept for it and, more broadly, 1992. Tomboy is really just my style, my flavour – everything that I give off. A really messy, low-maintenance, cool, crazy weirdo girl who’s totally out there, like a total outcast. She’s just the baddest fucking bitch in the world, y’know? She’s just that girl that no one wanted to be friends with, where all the other girls would be like, ‘Eww, you smell!’ I am that girl. But I love the fact that I carry myself with such bravado, people just pick up on it. That’s what

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Princess Nokia ‘Tomboy’ is about, that’s what my new project is about, and that’s what I’m about: being as cool as I could be, being as comfortable as I could be, being as raunchy as I could be. Because that’s who I am. What messages are the most important for you to spread today to your fans with this release? Definitely tolerance, and awareness of white supremacy. I think America’s problem with police brutality is really a problem with white supremacy, which is this infectious disease that lives here in a way that it just doesn’t elsewhere in the world. It’s very saddening. I think topics of awareness, self-love, self-motivation, protest, community, solidarity and support for black people, for the Black Lives Matter movement, and for the families of all those that have suffered losses, are important. LGBT rights. Feminism. Indigenous rights. Immigration rights. Those are all important to me. The right to be yourself, and be happy. I promote kindness and love more than anything. As a born and bred Manhattanite, you say you miss the old NYC. Can you describe that city? I miss the old timers’ block parties. There used to be this stickball tournament, and these huge pina coladas for all the old-school neighbourhood people, the heads, old guys from the neighbourhood. I miss dancing to classic house music in the middle of the street, playing under the fire hydrant spray. That used to be our reality in New York. In some ways it still is for the young girls in my neighbourhood, but it has also been pushed out, into the ghettos, which are being gentrified. Princess Nokia plays 5 years of Subbacultcha (day 1) at Beursschouwburg, on Friday 27 January. The show is free for Subbacultcha members.

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‘I promote kindness and love more than anything.’


Photo Essay

Flamingods

by Laurence Von Thomas Flamingods are a colourful psychedelic pop fivepiece, split between Dubai and London. With half of the nomadic quintet having grown up in Bahrain, the boys have been embracing their multicultural background to explore music on a global level, integrating various instruments from as far afield as Nepal, Japan and Tanzania into their sound. Yep, these multi-instrumentalist gurus bring their live shows to another level where each of their never-ending tribal jams and hallucinogenic background projections transport you to another world. flamingods.bandcamp.com

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Flamingods play Arenberg, Antwerp on 13 December. The show is free for members.

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Photo Essay

Crammed Discs by Tina Herbots

Here’s a freebee: read ‘crammed’ backwards in French and suddenly it all makes sense. Crammed Discs was founded by Marc Hollander in the early 1980s (‘De Mmarc’– get it?). ‘Crammed’ was probably also meant to describe Marc and his mates’ mental musical database filled with excessive amounts of artists coming from all around the globe. The label became an outlet, joining forces together into a multi-functional-zord and releasing albums and singles from various musical genres including homegrown experimental rock, Congolese electronica and American post-punk. Today, Crammed is seen as one of the most adventurous and avant-garde labels worldwide. 31


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Crammed Discs is given carte blanche at Le Brass, Brussels on 08 December. The event is free for members.


Featured Artist Joëlle Dubois’s art contemplates the use of (social) media and technology in contemporary society. As our lives gradually become more ro-

Joëlle Dubois botic, Joëlle and I embraced the conversational possibilities of our time and took out our computers for a Skype conversation on painting, online reality and the importance of nature.

Interview by Valerie Steenhaut Photos by Tiny Geeroms

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Joëlle Dubois Are there any objects you like to surround yourself with while working? Plants are very precious to me. They’re always present in my room and in every piece of art I create. We live in such a digital age, we sometimes forget how important nature actually is. We used to have a lot more trees in cities, for example, but now everything tends to become more industrial. That’s why, in my paintings, I like to contrast new-media related topics with the use of plants.

man. Sometimes I wonder where all of this will take us, and I’m curious as well. Most of us are inseparable from our phones, iPads, computers… which ultimately flattens us as human beings. When I’m walking on the street I try to catch people’s gaze and smile. But when I do, people sometimes look at me like I’m weird. I’m not claiming I’m immune to new media; I also catch myself entangled into it, and it bothers me. That’s why I consider painting and doing things manually as an outlet. You’re doings things, you create something.

Are media and technology turning us into robots? In a way, yes. We live in a world where people almost get run over by cars because they’re trying to catch Pokémons with their phone. I got hooked on the Pokémon game for a while too, even though the app is kind of creepy as it can track your every move on an actual map. Like, your phone knows everything about you, Siri even recognises your voice. They can create a digital world on that tiny screen, and, probably, reality and technology will become even more intertwined in the future. We won’t have any private place any more, and I believe people need their secrets to stay hu-

I also think it’s important to remember it’s all fake in the end. Online we present the best version of ourselves. I have a lot of friends watching a lot of beautiful women online, constantly. We’re surrounded by these perfect creatures, and we forget how many filters they actually use. How can we fight this force? Strong female characters are my heroes. That’s why I use them in my work so often. Women who expose themselves physically, sexu-

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ally, but choose to do so. You can find a lot of feminist movements on Instagram, for example if you think about the female protesters posting pictures of their bloody period underwear, or the ones painting their armpit hair in flashy colours. The first pictures of these women were removed, but they unchained a se-

ries of online action by women who want to share the same message. I mean, female body hair and period blood are such natural things… Maybe it’s nature that’ll save us all.

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Books Text and artwork by Gabriela González

A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway Disclaimer: This isn’t about a book per se; it’s an essay-turned-chapter of a book that is probably better-known than the book itself. I’ve never seen a copy of it myself; everything I know about this essay comes from machines and the artificial intelligence apparatus that we call the internet. Fitting, really. Donna Haraway, professor at the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California and ‘Generally Delightful Person’, penned A Cyborg Manifesto in 1985 to address socialist feminist preoccupations in light of rising neo-liberalism. In her diffuse prose, Haraway tackles the Western patriarchal tenets of dualism that establish tensions between a dominant society and its perceived ‘Other’. The metaphor of the cyborg is used not only to erase the barrier between human and machine, but also between man and woman, effectively nuking traditional feminist stances of hierarchy and identity. A cyborg world might be about lived social and bodily realities in which people are not afraid of their joint kinship with animals and machines, not afraid of permanently partial identities and contradictory standpoints. Yep, not an easy read – not even for those familiar with the concepts that she breaches. Yet the overall sense one gets from Haraway’s writings, and indeed from her lectures and speeches, is one of universal equality, of trans-species fusion. Maybe it’s an effect of her esoteric formulations, or perhaps of her self-deriding sense of humour and infectious laughter, but you can’t help feeling optimistic with people like her who are actively striving for a better, more cohesive world – if only conceptually.

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Photo & Diy Clothing: Femke Fredrix Make-Up: Maria Ader Rangers: Louis Flothmann, James De Graef, Jade Conneely and Rebecca Sigfridsson

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Films by Sabzian

Sleep Andy Warhol, 1963 ‘Amazing turnout, 500 people. Sleep’s first shot, which lasts about 45 minutes, is a close-up of man’s abdomen. You can see him breathing. People start to walk out, some complaining. People getting more and more restless. Shot finally changes to close-up of man’s head. Someone runs up to the screen and shouts in sleeping man’s ear, “WAKE UP!!”. Audience getting bitter, strained. Movie is silent, runs at silent speed. A few people ask for money back. Sign on box office says no refunds. One man pulls me out into outer lobby, doesn’t want to make a scene but asks for money back. I say no. […] “Look you knew you were going to see something strange, unusual, daring, that lasted six hours.” One redfaced guy, very agitated, says I have 30 seconds to give him his money back or he’ll run into the theatre and start a “lynch riot.” “We’ll all come out here and lynch you, buddy!!” […] When 30 seconds were up; he ran back toward the screen. Thoughts of recent football riots in South America. People angry as hell, a mob on the verge of violence. Red-faced guy stomps toward me: “Well, what are you going to do?” “I’ll give out passes for another show.” Over 200 passes given out. Decide to make an announcement. “Ladies and gentlemen. I believe that Sleep was properly advertised. I said in my ads that it was an unusual six-hour movie. You came here knowing that you were going to see something unusual about Sleep and I think you are. I don’t know else I could have said.” Sleep continued. Projectionist kept falling asleep. […] Fifty people were left at the end. Some people really digging the movie.’ (Jonas Mekas, ‘Movie Journal,’ Village Voice, 02 July 1964) On 28 January Sabzian organizes a nocturnal screening of Warhol’s seminal anti-film Sleep (1963) during Subbacultcha’s 5th birthday party at Beursschouwburg, Brussels. The party is free for members until 1 am

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Sabzian is a collection of online reflections on cinema, and maps cinephile events in Belgium and its surroundings. Articles are written in Dutch, English and French - sabzian.be

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SMELLS LIKE CIRCUS Wes Peden © Misaki Fukuda

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PERFORMANCE // EXPO WORK IN PROGRESS // BEYOND CIRCUS Met Iéto, Plastic Boom, Cie Non Nova, Michiel Deprez, Henrik & Louise, Rode Boom, Cie Ea Eo, Piquet, Fieldworks en nog veel meer. Check het volledige programma op vooruit.be en circuscentrum.be /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


Film: Eau Zoo

02 October - Cinema Zuid, Antwerp 18.00 | â‚Ź5 | Free for members

landscapes beaten by the wind, the movie flirts with a certain anticipation cinema, proves to be a Shakespearean drama and becomes a captivating, peculiar tale.

Emilie Verhamme is a promising young director. Her first full-length

Things to do this month — Dec 2016 + Jan 2017

was screened at several movie festivals. Lou and Martin are adolescents living on an island with their overprotective parents, trying to escape. Against a backdrop of

Music, art and film


AUTUMN FALLS: KAPITAN KORSAKOV, MIND RAYS 26.11 - HANDELSBEURS ZONDAG VOSDAG: WARHAUS, THE SORE LOSERS, KENJI MINOGUE, BRIHANG, AN PIERLÉ, MAURO PAWLOWSKI SOLO, DEZ MONA, HERMAN KOCH, HERMAN BRUSSELMANS, ... 27.11 - HANDELSBEURS, OPERA & KOUTER CAPLETON & THE PROPHECY BAND + Tommy Milfnikka 29.11 - VOORUIT DJ FRESH: FINAL TOUR + Cedex & Higher Underground, Double Trouble 01.12 - VOORUIT FUTURISTIC 04.12 - CHARLATAN ASPHALT MATRIXXMAN, SHINEDOE 10.12 - OPEL GARAGE LFDY BAD BREEDING, YOUFF 11.12 - CHARLATAN EEFJE DE VISSER 14.12 - HANDELSBEURS

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ADMIRAL FREEBEE XL 15.12 - HANDELSBEURS TRIXIE WHITLEY ***EXTRA CONCERT*** 18.12 - VOORUIT TSAR B (EP-VOORSTELLING), + WWWater 18.12 - VOORUIT WALLACE VANBORN XL + SPECIAL GUESTS: Lara Chedraoui (Intergalactic Lovers), Steak Number Eight, T. Raumschmiere, Flip Kowlier & more TBA 20.12 - VOORUIT SOLDIER’S HEART: SLOTSHOW “LET IT ALL END” + Schaduwland 21.12 - VOORUIT MR. SCRUFF: ALL NIGHT LONG 13.01 - VOORUIT LEROY SANCHEZ 18.01 - CHARLATAN RAE SREMMURD: SREMMLIFE II TOUR + Bobo Swae & Impxt 26.01 - VOORUIT

STEVE MASON (SOLO ACOUSTIC)

11.02 - CHARLATAN AMONGSTER + Wanthanee 14.02 - VOORUIT MEURIS: ‘TIRADE’ 15.02 - MINARD THE NOTWIST: “SUPERHEROES, GHOSTVILLAINS + STUFF” 16.02 - VOORUIT ZIMMERMAN (CD-VOORSTELLING)

22.02 - VOORUIT MAURITS PAUWELS GROEP 25.02 - MINARD LEFTO & RED BULL ELEKTROPEDIA PRESENT JONWAYNE 05.03 - VOORUIT WITH CONFIDENCE + Safe To Say, Milestones 17.03 - CHARLATAN SWANS: FINAL CLUBSHOW! + Little Annie 30.03 - KOMPASS


Subbacultcha Events. Free for members Sign up for €8 per month at subbacultcha.be

On the following pages you’ll find all of this month’s Subbacultcha events. You can buy a ticket at the door or become a Subbacultcha member and enter for free. Join at subbacultcha.be ern dance icon of the Sixties, member of the experimentalist Judson Dance Theatre and one of the first to introduce daily movements in dance performances, takes care of the choreography. She challenges the intelligence, beauty and speed of the dancers of the Cullbergbaletten, the former classical ballet of Stockholm. Second part of this armada is American composer Laurie Anderson, one of the pioneers of electronic music. Due to limited capacity members need to make reservations with an online code. Mail to memberships@ subbacultcha.be to get yours.

Expo: WIELS

01 - 31 Dec - WIELS, Brussels 11.00 - 18.00 I €10 | Free for members It’s open house at Wiels for Subba members this month.

NoName x Meakusma

Dance: Figure A Sea

Ft. Lowtec + Herron + Sensu + Monokle Live + Issa Maïga + Daniel(i) 03 Dec - Alter Schlachthof, Eupen 21.00 | €12 | Free for members

01 Dec - 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven 20.00 | €25 | Free for members On a sea of endless possibilities two vessels of avant-garde culture collide. Deborah Hay, postmod-

The Meakusma discography encompasses a dizzying array of ap-

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Subbacultcha Events. Free for members Sign up for €8 per month at subbacultcha.be

Film: Double Bill Horror

proaches to avant-garde electronic music, ranging from the indefinable experimentations of Bryce Hackford to the dubbed-out techno of Ryo Murakami. Together with NoName, they organise a party in the Alter Schlachthof that features DJs from the Meandyou and Workshop stables.

09 Dec - Art Cinema OFFoff (Kuru), Ghent 20.00 | €7 | Free for members

Carte Blanche à Crammed Discs

In Valerie and her Week of Wonders, Jaromil Jireš adapts a surrealistic story into an even more surrealistic visual experience. In a small idyllic village, we follow a 13-yearold girl on the eve of her blossoming into womanhood. As a result she becomes plagued with bizarre dreams and nightmares, evoking familiar stories such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood. And speaking of Red Riding Hoods, for the second round we have The Company of Wolves, a unique and visually alluring take on that famous story. Neil Jordan subverts expectations and creates a film brimming with symbolism and allegories that no doubt were influenced by Jaromil Jireš’s work.

Ft. Aquaserge + Le Ton Mité + Fauna Twin + Rozzma 08 Dec - Le Brass, Brussels 20.00 | €13 | Free for members Crammed Discs, the record label founded by Marc Hollander (of Aksak Maboul) in 1981 is still very much alive. On this label night they show the diversity and quality of artists on their roster.

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BOSBUBBLES

paced and chaotic noise-rock sound. Also on this LFDY (Live Fast Die Young) evening are Bad Breeding, punks from the UK who have been called one of the most exhilarating live bands in the country.

Ft. Borokov Borokov + Coco Haram + DJ Spencer Clark + more 10 Dec - Het Bos, Antwerp 21.00 | €5 | Free for members The cool kids from Antwerp and around have landed, they’re organising a party at Het Bos. For this event, Antwerp’s most adventurous venue has lined up an excessive amount of bands – including Subba’s favourite homeboys Coco Haram and Spencer Clark. Also performing are Orphan Fairytale, with her creepy sci-fi synths, and ToolBox with his funky electronic hip-hop beats.

Flamingods

13 Dec - Arenberg, Antwerp 20.30 | €14 | Free for members With their new album, Majesty, out on Soundway records, Flamingods have hit peak psychedelica. On the album, the five members of the collective – with roots in England and Bahrein – mix African rhythms with a freaky folk sound. The result sounds like a tropical powwow between Goat and Tinariwen, played on instruments that they collected around the world. It is one long mind-bending, body-expanding auditory LSD trip, translated live as a bewitching spectacle that will make you dance your sweaty ass off.

LFDY: Bad Breeding, Youff 11 Dec - Charlatan (Democrazy), Ghent 20.00 | €10 | Free for members Drum and bass duo Youff is back on the Subba agenda, almost a year to the day. Since then, the Ghent-based band have released a new EP, MEH, back in May, confirming their mastery of a fast-

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Dance: Darling

stantly trying to find a place in an ever shifting society.

13 Dec - KVS, Brussels 18.00 | €17 | Free for members

Dans Dans

Darling is a contemporary dance performance that expresses the dialogue between South-African Moya Michael, born in the violent political setting of Apartheid, and Igor Shyshko from Belarus, who grew up facing the Chernobyl disaster. Though the two share different stories, they have seen their lives similarly influenced by these events, making their encounter almost choreographed.

15 Dec - Botanique, Brussels 20.00 I €17 | Free for members With a keen eye for jazz- and blues-inspired song melodies, Dans Dans allows a wide array of genres to intertwine in their perfectly well structured improvisations, and builds a spacious sonisphere within which the unpredictable is common practice.

Film: Tarlabaşı ve Ben

Film: Juste la fin du monde

14 Dec - Argos, Brussels 18.30 I €6 | Free for members

Through a bustling and beautiful cosmopolitan Istanbul, we follow ‘Mustafa from Adana’, a 50-yearold Turkish man who’s recently been released from prison and settles in the region Tarlabaşı, where he gets a new job as a waste picker. Through this story, filmmakers Marianna Frances & Jaad Gaillet weave an intimate portrait of a man who is con-

16 Dec - Cinema Zuid, Antwerp 18.00 | €5 | Free for members Often reviled during his lifetime, and dying without his work being recognised, Jean Luc Lagarce was

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a playwright whose work was simply waiting to be discovered by a later generation. Most recently, his play It’s Only the End of The World was adapted for the big screen by Cannes darling Xavier Dolan. The director, fresh off the success of his previous works, casts an A-list French cast to tell an intimate story of a family coming together, during an event that is set to unravel the already loose spokes in their relationship.

mance will be followed by Campo’s annual party.

HE4RTBROKEN party

Ft. Oklou (live) + Florentino + DJ ouai + Neverland + Liyo & Steff 17 Dec - Beursschouwburg, Brussels 22.00 I €8 I Free for members till midnight

Theatre: Songs From My Shows 16 Dec - Nieuwpoort (Campo), Ghent 20.30 | €13 | Free for members

The night owls out there who are used to going out in the capital should know by now that the collective HE4RTBROKEN has been active in the organisation of alternative club music parties for quite a while. Rightfully so! Whether you are one of the many who have already had the chance to experience this heart-breaking craze or simply a curious ear seeking new musical adventures,

Dressed to provoke his audience, Bulgarian performer Ivo Dimchev is bringing his remarkable voice to Ghent with a collection of songs he has written for his 30+ well-received shows. Detached from their original context, these songs, accompanied on the piano by Dimitar Gorchakov, are individual opuses turning them into self-standing pieces. The perfor-

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this is the evening for you. On this five-folded bill, the collective founders Liyo & Steff will redefine club music and amplify it until your brain and your eardrums are blown.

current themes, the value of ancient traditions as a human reservoir of movement and relation beyond spoken or written language is shown. Due to limited capacity members need to make reservations with an online code. Mail to memberships@ subbacultcha.be to get yours.

Dance: Dance and Resistance

Film: Johnny Got His Gun

20 + 21 Dec - STUK, Leuven 19.00 | €16 | Free for members Mexican-Chilean choreographer Amanda Piña and Swiss visual artist Daniel Zimmerman have taken it upon themselves to bring endangered dance traditions to general attention in a serie of performances called Endangered Human Movements. In this second installment they focus on ritual dance traditions from Tabiteuea, Arizona and Indonesia. The central theme of these dances, the affinity between humans, animals and environment, is investigated in relation to the dominant neoliberal capitalistic worldview and the economics of the city in which the performance is held. By rooting these performances in

21 Dec - Cinematek, Brussels 21.00 | €4 | Free for members Johnny Got His Gun is a harrowing look at the casualties of war, and the very nature of what it means to be a victim of it. The unique film focuses on a quadriplegic amputee in a hospital, and as the story weaves through both flashbacks and reality, we slowly get

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Expo: Verhaeren Verbeeld

to know the story of a young man with a life before the war, and the harsh present of a man trying to communicate with the people around him in any way he can.

01-31 Jan - MSK, Ghent 09.30-17.30 | €8 | Free for members

Film: Eraserhead

En (avant-)garde! Belgian poet and art critic Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916) was contemporary to many artists who marked a turning point in the history of art at the threshold of both centuries. Among those movements, impressionism, neo-impressionism and symbolism are the ones the man felt the strongest about. Observer and actor of his epoch, Verhaeren is a major character who deserves to be paid homage.

21 Dec - KASKcinema, Ghent 22.30 | €5 | Free for members Whilst many directors spend their entire careers trying to encapsulate their works into an idiosyncratic look, David Lynch needed only one film to prove that he had one of the most unique perspectives in cinema. Eraserhead, shot on a modest budget (for Hollywood standards) whilst the virtuoso artist was still studying filmmaking at AFI, is a surrealist cocktail containing a dash of Gogol and a couple of shots of Kafka.

Film: Avant-premiere Home TBA | Free for members Sint-Lukas alumna Fien Troch’s latest work portrays the struggle of two generations; teenagers dealing with trust, friendship, and loyalty and adults reminiscing about their younger selves.

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Film: Deer Hunter

Apart from looking like a CC model, the Nuyorican babe is a rapper and singer but also an activist integrating into her music themes such as tolerance, freedom of self-expression and identity, feminism, fighting racial injustice, spreading love and kindness.

08 Jan - Cinematek, Brussels 19.00 | €4 | Free for members Michael Cimino, who died this year, was a director whose career slowed down towards the end of his life, but who was often touted as one of the legendary filmmakers to emerge in the 1970s. His most seminal film, Deer Hunter, deals with a group of lifelong friends and their experiences in the Vietnam War. It’s the type of war movie that takes its time to develop characters, create mesmerising sequences and not substitute lack of plot with countless explosions and violence. Go see this epic the way it was intended to be viewed: in 35mm on a large screen.

5 Years Subbacultcha party

5 Years Subbacultcha: Princess Nokia

Ft. HE4RTBROKEN + Deep In House + Fortune Collective + Sabzian 28 Jan - Beursschouwburg, Brussels 22.00 | €10 | Free for members till 1am

27 Jan - Beursschouwburg, Brussels 20.00 | €14 | Free for members If you haven’t caught a glimpse of it yet, Princess Nokia covers the fall issue of Subba NL and it totally looks like a 1990 Coca-Cola ad.

It’s time to celebrate together. Head to the focus page for a preview what’s being cooked up for you.

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Focus

5 Years Subbacultcha Five years ago, on an October evening in 2011, Kasper-Jan and Herlinde Raeman were about to launch the Belgian edition of a subscription model dedicated to promoting upcoming artists. Subbacultcha! (remember the ‘!’?) would give its members first-hand access to a curated agenda of events taking place throughout Belgium. More than 300 concerts, movies, plays and exhibitions, 50 magazines and other weird shit later, it’s time for us to thank you for keeping the community alive. We are super excited to invite you to our b-day partay, merging four of our partners together in one of our favourite Belgian venues. 27-28 January - Beursschouwburg, Brussels DAY 1:

ponentially since we first met. Once strictly serving up house music, today DIH brings together underground DJs from a wide range of electronic genres and stands alongside some of the best events on the festival calendar.

Princess Nokia Queen of the Bronx, Destiny Frasqueri went for the full rapper package, which means dressing up in track pants and ponytails, smoking dope backstage and using slang as she sings about her childhood memories of growing up in New York.

Fortune Collective - Black Box From day one this collective of boys from various Brussels-based bands have kept their audience on its toes, constantly innovating in the most unconventional ways. TBH, we don’t know what to tell you to expect; just come and see.

DAY 2: HE4RTBROKEN - Café Recently started by emotive party girls Liyo and Steff, HE4RTBROKEN is bringing to Brussels and to the #Subbfam a new generation of a globally conscious and genre-blending clubbing scene.

Sabzian - Golden Hall Our movie connoisseurs will also have a room of their own. Come find refuge at any time as they project Andy Warhol’s Sleep over and over again, all night long.

Deep In House - Silver Room The Deepin boys have grown ex-

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Expo: WIELS

01 Dec - 31 Dec - WIELS, Brussels 11.00 - 18.00 I €10 | Free for members

Dance: Figure A Sea

01 Dec - 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven 20.00 | €25 | Free for members

NoName x Meakusma

03 Dec - Alter Schlachthof, Eupen 21.00 | €12 | Free for members

Carte Blanche à Crammed Discs

08 Dec - Le Brass, Brussels 20.00 | €13 | Free for members

Theatre: Songs From My Shows

16 Dec - Nieuwpoort (Campo), Ghent 20.30 | €13 | Free for members

HE4RTBROKEN party

17 Dec - Beursschouwburg, Brussels 22.00 I €8 I Free for members till midnight

Dance: Dance and Resistance 20 + 21 Dec - STUK, Leuven 19.00 | €16 | Free for members

Film: Johnny Got His Gun 21 Dec - Cinematek, Brussels 21.00 | €4 | Free for members

Film: Double Bill Horror

Film: Eraserhead

BOSBUBBLES

L.A.N. Party

LFDY: Bad Breeding, Youff

Expo: Verhaeren Verbeeld

09 Dec - Art Cinema OFFoff (Kuru), Ghent 20.00 | €7 | Free for members 10 Dec - Het Bos, Antwerp 21.00 | €5 | Free for members 11 Dec - Charlatan (Democrazy), Ghent 20.00 | €10 | Free for members

Flamingods

13 Dec - Arenberg, Antwerp 20.30 | €14 | Free for members

21 Dec - KASKcinema, Ghent 22.30 | €5 | Free for members 23 Dec - Melkweg, Amsterdam 20.00 | €11 | Free for members 01-31 Jan - MSK, Ghent 09.30-17.30 | €8 | Free for members

Film Avant-premiere Home TBA | free for members

Dance: Darling

Film: Deer Hunter

Film: Tarlabaşı ve Ben

5 Years Subbacultcha: Princess Nokia

13 Dec - KVS, Brussels 18.00 | €17 | Free for members 14 Dec - Argos, Brussels 18.30 I €6 | Free for members

Dans Dans

15 Dec - Botanique, Brussels 20.00 I €17 | Free for members

Film: Juste la fin du monde

08 Jan - Cinematek, Brussels 19.00 | €4 | Free for members

27 Jan - Beursschouwburg, Brussels 20.00 | €14 | free for members

5 Years Subbacultcha Party 28 Jan - Beursschouwburg, Brussels 22.00 | €10 | Free for members till 1am

16 Dec - Cinema Zuid, Antwerp 18.00 | €5 | Free for members

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