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AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT By Daniëlle van Ark Photographer Daniëlle van Ark takes photos of musicians right after they’ve come off stage. Every month we publish one of her photos.
Ernest Greene (Washed Out) 03-06-2010, TROUW, Amsterdam
THIS MONTH I hate smileys. I truly do. But I use them ;P. I use them and it makes me feel stupid. I might as well be watching RTL4 (Funniest Home Videos or something) while eating a stoommaaltijd from Albert Heijn. I hate stoommaaltijden and I hate Albert Heijn, but, dammit!, I like Funniest Home Videos. Yes! I’ve come to the point in my life that I admit that I like that stuff. Should I post it on Facebook? I know it is OK to like Chuck Norris... but is it OK to like Funniest Home Videos? Maybe I should shut up and eat. Yes, that is what I should do. Shut up, eat, watch Funniest Home Videos and talk to myself. The Social Issue or A Social Issue, that’s the question, I say.
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A SOCIAL ISSUE
This month in Subbacultcha! magazine Yes, we are all about unruly, independent, relentless, alternative, loud, beautiful, silent, disturbing, soothing and uncompromising music. ...but we all have social issues, right?
My life according to Facebook page 22
Interview with Future Islands page 33
29 reasons to hit the cinema page 48
This monthâ€™s must sees page 59
Featured artist Marc Kremers page 39
Win tickets to Incubate, Picnic, Blonde Redhead and more page 60
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Toro Y Moi
This is Toro Y Moi in the Classic Music Room at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. The room has an eight person bed and a grand piano. Photos taken by Nick Helderman
Location: Mediamatic We found it. The best project/party space in Amsterdam. Located in an old lofty bank building. The organisation is as punk as it gets... and is very well organised, savvy, social, friendly, open-minded, experimental and progressive at the same time. Punk 2.0 weâ€™d say.
TOP 5 Last month at our office These are five things that thrilled, chilled and excited us last month.
Music: Wise Blood Is it Glo-fi or is it really that good? It has reverb and marimba and something that is rap but not. It has samples and Prince-type keyboards. I ask myself again... Is it really that good? The answer is: I donâ€™t care... it is in my blood.
Book: The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway Unbutton those skinny jeans, log out from your Twitter and Facebook account and read some of the best short stories ever written. Song: Here Sometimes - Blonde Redhead 4 minutes and 43 seconds packed with nostalgia, melancholy and first-class emotional dream pop. The way the bass-synth kicks in after 49 seconds is sheer genius.
Hotspots: Bevalcentrum West The best place to have a baby!... And you thought we were hipsters. Best Coast Ik was op het Engelse deel van hun tour de tour manager van Best Coast. Op dan duur wilden ze alleen nog maar naar Service Stations waar een M&S was omdat die het beste fruit hebben. Jullie moeten meer orginele foto voor het magazine gebruiken, van daar. Groet, Richard
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05 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam Starts 22.30 | €8,50 | Free for members The name may conjure visions of Californian emo punk and rich kids whining but Veronica Falls is in fact a brooding London-based quartet playing lo-fi art pop that harks back to the early ‘80s in northern England before blending in elements of classic Scottish tweepop (where the band originally came from). Whether you’re coming to them as a fan of The Pastels or a follower of the Vivian Girls, pretty harmonies emerge from the ramshackle noise to make you swoon.
08 Sep - Studio 80, Amsterdam Starts 21.30 | €6 | Free for members Women’s self-titled post punk debut in 2008 remains a firm Subbacultcha! favourite, so it’s a pleasure to bring them back to Amsterdam as they show off songs from new album Public Strain. The Canadian art rockers are no strangers here, of course, and previously gave Deerhunter a run for their money in Paradiso. Lo-fi, dark and dry 12
on the surface, shifts in percussion and harmony suddenly leap out whenever it’s least expected. Great! Idiot Glee provides lo-fi Beach Boys-inspired support.
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15 Sep - Trouw, Amsterdam Starts 20.30 | €10 | Free for members The third installment of our summer chillwave treats and we’re hoping for a Neon Indian summer. At once futuristic and nostalgic, the synth party music of Texan Alan Palomo and his live band should create perfect glo-fi memories.
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16 Sep - dB’s, Utrecht Starts 21.00 | In coorperation with Beep Beep Back Up The Truck | Free for members Ramshackle folk rock from a new Brooklyn band who sound like punks getting
high around a campfire. Their Survival album was rated as one of Rough Trade’s albums of 2009 and earlier in spring they hit the road with Phosphorescent. Montreal’s Plants and Animals have already been around the block and offer a slightly more mature, but no less impressive, take on indie folk. Their new album La La Land is nominated for a Polaris award.
have made the best album so far in 2010. It’s melancholic dance tunes; uplifting yet straight to the heart. On top of that the live shows can get pretty insane: a crazy singer, lots of sweat pouring and kids dancing furiously. Make sure you are there.
COLD PUMAS / FAIR OHS / THREAD PULLS
24 Sep - Kriterion, Amsterdam Enter The Void 20.00, Burning 23:15 €8 | Free for members Two fantastic intense movies for the price of one. Enter the Void (Soundtrack by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk) is about a spirit who refuses to abandon the world of the living. It wanders through Tokyo while past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom. Burning is a visually and musically overwhelming registration of 3 Mogwai concerts. The film is shot by the extremely talented, workaholic filming nomad Vincent Moon (Blogoteque)
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17 Sep - De Nieuwe Anita Starts 20.00 | €6 | Free for members Brighton-based Cold Pumas play noisy new wave dance music. They use pulsating drum rhythms, super tight bass grooves, weaving one note guitar riffs and delaydrowning vocals. Fellow Brits the Fair Ohs specialise in tribal noise pop and punk, rarely letting energy levels dip. Then there’s Ireland’s Thread Pulls, a rough lo-fi duo burying guitar and melody under layers of noise and distorted drums. 18 Sep - De Helling, Utrecht Starts 21.00 | €12.50 Utrecht’s fave party for underground sounds and top notch live sets. Tonight’s guest list features the brain splattering mathematical electro of 65daysofstatic, the pretty bluegrassy folk of Horse Feathers, the ‘electropicalia’ of Palmbomen and tunes from DJ Quasimodo. As a bonus, Subbacultcha! members get in for free.
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Subbacultcha! Members get a 15% discount to Picnic. This up front crossmedia festival definitely knows what it is worth. But hey, they deal with topics that can save our lives. 3 days of thinking out of the box and into the future. The festival is a must for every modern age hip, nerdy and out there professional. Buy your ticket online and use discount code: Subbacultcha15
28 Sep - Club Up, Amsterdam Starts 20.00 | €6 | Free for members If there is one show you have to attend this month it is this one. The band is not hyped, but amazing nonetheless. Future Islands
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SAGE FRANCIS Sugar Factory, Amsterdam HAPPY BIRTHDAY De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam END 13
SUBBACULTCHA! MEMBERSHIP PAGES WE SAW YOU: SPOTTED AT SUBBACULTCHA What’s your favourite album and artist at the moment? ‘The Crying Light’ by Anthony and the Johnsons
What do you listen to when you are doing the dishes? Peaches, especially ‘Why Don’t Talk To Me’
What’s your favourite album and artist ever? The Very Best of Dusty Springfield by Dusty Springfield
And when you have sex? I just can’t hear it.
Favourite song at the moment? ‘Asshole Fever’ by Nina Pantelakis. She’s a really nice ‘underground’ singer. Best record store? Kroeze What was the first record that you bought? A CD called Tour De France. Guilty pleasures? ‘Get Low’ by Lil Jon Which album is still on your ‘to buy’ list? ‘Herat of my Own’ by Basia Bulat Best movie soundtrack? The music from Philip Glass for the movie The Hours.
What’s your favourite album cover? Jonsi Which record do you regret buying? When I was young I’ve bought the CD l’amour toujour by Gigi D’Agustino and it was terrible. Which music do you say you like (for hipsters sake), but actually, you don’t? Bad Religion What’s your first ever song related memory? Singing Sinterklaas songs in front of my shoe. What’s your favourite summer (hit) song? ‘Praise You’ by Fat Boy Slim
Which famous artist did you fancy when you were young? Mel C from the Spice Girls.
What music do you play on a beautiful Sunday morning? Ludovicio Einaudi.
Which famous artist do you fancy right now? That time is over now.
What kind of music did your parents listen to? Crowded House, George Michael, Marco Borsato, The Carpenters
Best concert ever? CocoRosie at Lowlands, it was perfect. Worst concert ever? K-otic
Which record/album should not have been recorded? l’ámour toujour by Gigi D’Augistino
Which music makes you puke? Hardcore Which music makes you fall asleep? My Classical Chill Out CD. What makes you dance? All different kinds of music, it depends on the moment. Which music makes you cry? 9 Crimes by Damien Rice 14
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“WHEN I WAS YOUNG I’VE BOUGHT THE CD L’AMOUR TOUJOUR BY GIGI D’AGUSTINO AND IT WAS TERRIBLE.”
Name & age: Matthijs Holland, 21 Daytime job/study: Design Academy Eindhoven Other interests: Friends, Movies, Art Place of Birth: Nijmegen Spotted at: the Harlem concert in Ekko, Utrecht on 17 August END 15
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Every month, we take our cameras out on the streets and shoot a band or artist we think is worth filling a spread of this magazine with.
By Nick Helderman
NEW MUSIC We make it our job to endlessly roam the beautiful internet and find the stuff that really matters. Behold the needles from the haystack. By Zofia Ciechowska You can find all this marvelous new music in the weekly playlist, posted on our website every week, or on our weekly radio show on the great viva-radio. com
PIRATES OF THE INTERNET . THIS SUMMER WE GREW SEAWEED BEARDS, DRANK BARRELS OF RUM AND DIDN’T WASH FOR ABOUT THREE-AND-A-HALF MONTHS. WE SET SAIL INTO THE UNDERBELLY OF THE GREAT WWW IN PURSUIT OF GLIMMERING TREASURE TROVES OF EM-PEE-THREES AS FIERCE .WAV’S CRASHED INTO OUR SPEAKERS. ALAS, WE UNZIPPED THESE LANDLUBBER FILES TO UNVEIL THE HEAVENLIEST OF NOISE AND THUS SCATTERED THESE GOLDEN SOUNDS ACROSS THE CYBERSPACE SEA. ‘NEW MUSIC?’ YOU SAY, ‘PSHAW, I HEARD THIS STUFF AGES AGO!’
HIDEOUS MEN (USA)
or two. Their equipment was recently stolen at Titwrench Fest, so if you want to hear more from them, please donate generously to the Paypal account that they have set up on their website. www.hideousmen.com
Half of this column is going to be about cool Colorado kids (The rumour goes that LA has even been declared the new Denver). Hideous Men are Ryan McRyhew and Kristi Schaefer, who specialise in ‘dance music for weirdos’ that bubbles over with eerie arcade pistol fire and hiphop samples. Apart from their holodeck-inspired creations, this couple enjoys the odd fuzzy video
Colin Ward is from Denver, he is 19 years old, and boy is he good at what he does. His tapes are mini space-time warps, overflowing with blips and bleeps and cool titles like ‘Ice Cream Eagle’ and ‘Blingbling Mermaids.’ The best thing about this guy is that he ]gives]. Download all his music for free, flick through his eyepopping video playlist and write him a love letter. Twelve million exclamation marks couldn’t possibly describe the excitement Alphabets induces! www.myspace.com/alphabetsabc
na of Brooklyn where they were hugged by the loving arms of Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks. Their influences are quite evident — mantras, trance and various buzzes, hums and warbles, and a good coconut curry perhaps. The final product is magnetic. Be on the lookout for their latest album Shadow Temple, out in September. www.myspace.com/princeramaofayodhya
Okay, we’ve got a blushing crush on Colin Ward. This is his other project that he set up with his mates Stephan Herrera and at one point or another, Drew Englander and Nick Peelor. Their album SANTA CRUIZIN is a fresh, steaming hot bun pulled out of the oven of ace, and, what’s more, it’s free. Get your grubby little paws on this array of blissful digital landscapes and all their other free downloads and you will never have to listen to anything else again. We told you, it’s all happening in Denver! www.myspace.com/phonebooksmusic
MARRIED IN BERDICHEV
PRINCE RAMA (USA)
Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson and their friend Michael Collins met in high school near Alachua, Florida — a town best known for having the largest Hare Krishna community in the western hemisphere. Then they did some arty stuff and some music stuff and then they moved to the Nirva-
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Brittany Gould is married to the Denver music/art scene. She has a rather peculiar background in molecular biology, chemistry, Russian Literature, working shifts at Urban Outfitters and finally, art and music. Her piercingly gentle voice is accompanied by strings of nut shells, singing bowls and bells. Gould’s like howling wind and weeping willows and dreamcatchers and tribal, organic things like that. You could make a baby to this stuff. www.myspace.com/marriedinberdichev
HYPE WILLIAMS (UK/DE)
dubstep and muffled vocals. We gasped when we discovered they don’t have MySpace. Our battlescarred super-sleuths have not managed to unmask them, save for a few mp3s and the knowledge of their apparent London heritage. Rev your search engines and do your detective work.
HOCUS TOCUS (UK)
This group from Berlin/London has been pulling everyone’s virtual leg... and ears for that matter. We don’t know exactly who they are and what the hell they’re doing, but it certainly works wonders on our auditory system. One thing’s clear though: Hype won’t take no shit from nobody as they swipe everyone to the sidelines with their sweaty muscles of ’80s beats, snaps and ingenious vocal recycling. What more can we say? These rascals even sampled a wet, topless Britney Spears in their videos. www.myspace.com/hypheewilliams
We know how glorious it is to sail through Vondelpark on a freshly oiled bicycle, sunshine and wild parakeets overhead. That’s what this band’s music sounds like — dreamy, hazy, with a smattering of
Sam McGarrigle and Mark Whiting are two cousins from Brighton who like being silly. Seeing as silliness is a quality valued highly by us, that’s just swell. Hocus Tocus bang on like (we couldn’t have put it more accurately) ‘A Place To Bury Strangers if they cheered the fuck up and went paddling in the sea at Brighton.’ These goofballs haven’t been around for long, but their surfpop-whatever has brought us to their yard for good. Be sure to check out their remix of Teeth’s ‘See Spaces’. www.hocustocus.co.uk
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WHAT WOULD YOUR REAL LIFE BE LIKE IF IT WAS DICTATED BY FACEBOOK? ONE WEEKEND TWO GIRLS TRY TO ATTEND EVERY EVENT THEY GOT INVITED TO AND HAVE TEA WITH SOME OLD ‘FRIENDS’ WHILE THEY’RE AT IT. WAS IT FUN? READ IT AND WEEP. Regina van der Kloet’s Photos - random
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e walk in when the credits starts rolling. The few plastic chairs are emptying as people walk up to the bar. It’s Thursday evening, close to twelve, right in between a film and a DJ. Not the best timing. There’s something to be said for watching that one drunk guy bust some surprisingly well coordinated 24
moves on an otherwise empty dance floor, but, in all honesty, we would not have witnessed this performance if it wasn’t for the fact that we have to be here early so that we can go somewhere else, too. You see, Isolde and I are living our lives according to Facebook for a few days, going to every event we get invited to. Tonight that means attending two parties that happen simultaneously.
The dance-floor fills up and at around half-past-one, smart dressed men try to seduce each other with their dance moves. Isolde runs into a friend of her dad, but we have to go. We have to head to another place where a friend is playing music, although not before Isolde gets unwanted kisses from a stranger when asking for a light on our way there. Isolde We walk up some dark steps to the beat of ‘She’s Lost Control’
little too late. Only after the lights go on and the last Slayer riffs fade away do I realise the girls next to us are Dutch. Could have sworn they were tourists. Regina Four hours of sleep and I still made it to the office in time. take that, Friday the 13th!
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1 hour ago · Comment · Like Isolde still in bed, ouch! 1/2 hour ago · Like Regina likes this
A group of sweaty people singing ack home from work I find along to an eclectic assortment of alt that my Facebook shout-outs classics - refreshingly unpretentious to people about this experiafter all those very cool people we ment have not really led to the hoped saw before. almost-strangers reconnecting with us. Rather, more to friends realising I’ll Isolde posted photos in the be in party mode all weekend, callalbum She’s Lost Control ing about where I will be, what time; 3 hours ago · Like texting me about it. My friend I. rings when we park our bikes next to the first stop for tonight: an opening. ‘No, I can’t promise anything this weekend, I have to go to too many things.’ Did I really just say that? Ouch. So much for being cool. Even less coolness when Isolde and I both walk into a photo exhibit armed with a camera. How many Regina and 12 others like this steps on the un-cool-scale would that be removed from wearing a t-shirt of There is sweat and beer and singing a band when you go to see that same and us, feeling like we stumbled in a band? Not too many I am afraid.
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We eat some chocolates, look at some pictures (we both only like one - the same one) and then head out into the cold to watch some documentary screening outside. By this time I start wondering why we—of all people—got asked to do this. We don’t have internet on our phone. We don’t have apps. Hell, I save my phone in an old sock! Luckily our friend M. has all that stuff (minus the sock) and so we can look up what the documentary we walked into is actually about. He can also check Foursquare to see if anyone he knows is here (as if you can find them in the dark), but he only sees one person he thinks he maybe knows. I’m also trying to meet T. here. I haven’t seen her in a while and we sent some messages back and forth to meet up after that previously mentioned shout-out, but it’s too dark and too crowded. Okay, documentary finished. I’d love to head home or go for a drink somewhere, but we have to go to a party that has the words mix tape in the name. Regina What’s with the words mix tape? Why this longing for fake nostalgia? If i see another CD or online mix called mix tape I’m gonna call the word police. Don’t do it 26
people. It’s like taking crap digital pictures with your phone and putting a filter over them to make them look like crap analogue pictures. 20 Minutes ago · Comment · Like Shortty this phone is hipstamatic, it’s hyyyydromatic, it’s… 19 Minutes ago · Like 1 person likes this Regina well, let’s not even go there 19 Minutes ago · Like
I am expecting some heavy mixing going on at the decks now, so disappointment is unavoidable. We watch some people, try some bumping and grinding, smoke a joint, watch some more people and then head home. We old tarts have a full programme tomorrow.
aturday. We were supposed to go to an exhibit in Rotterdam, but late last night we decided to skip that. After a late breakfast I walk up to the park carrying a water gun. I meet with Isolde and My friend E., who texted me (how old fashioned!) about meeting up. He and I did not get a Facebook invite for this water fight we are going to. I see loads of people, but not anyone I know, all having a blast, emptying guns, balloons and plastic bags filled with water over strangers.
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Regina @ Isolde Who invited you to this event anyway? 1 minute ago · Comment · Like Isolde I don’t remember 1 minute ago
Regina Well, I’m glad they did. I don’t think we would have gone to this thing if it wasn’t for the having to go to every event rule, but it’s actually super fun! 1 minute ago · Comment · Like
Oh wait, I’ve seen that face before: I squirt my super-soaker XP240. Bullseye! ‘Hey, I know you!’ A devious smile appears and only then I see a bucket in the hands of the guy. Needless to say, I am doomed. Isolde was tagged in the album Super soaker · Comment · Like · Share
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We decide to recover from the water ballet with a civilised drink and cake, and E. invites us for an even more civilised boat ride. By this time Isolde and I are pretty fed up of being chained to the fate of Facebook invitations, so a spontaneous personal invite is exactly what we need. Plus we can combine it with meeting up with an old high school buddy (A.) of Isolde she hasn’t seen in ten years. (We asked our old Facebook friends to invite us to meet up with them this weekend, but T. and A. were the only responces who actually live on this continent). While Isolde and A. catch up (apparently an old classmate is a porn star now!), I get to contemplate about this living according to Facebook.
hen we started I was determined to make it a very positive piece, about how Facebook is just people, us included. So when we complain about Facebook, we really complain about our own inability to make it something useful and fun and about how we could can change this so easily. This water fight would be a perfect example of that and so is meeting with A. But somehow, at this point I am not so convinced of my rose-coloured vision anymore. We go from one place to the next, but doing so many things just makes you miss out on really experiencing any of them.
Regina I feel a bit like one of those shiny silver balls in a pinball machine: you get sent all over the place, to spots that are fun, colorful and with blinking lights, but you have no control over where you go. And in the end gravity wins anyway. 1 minute ago · Comment · Like You, Bas, Isolde, Shortty and 54 others like this Shortty Wonderful analogy! 1 minute ago Isolde Gravity always wins 1 minute ago
we head to the next place. 2 hours ago · Comment · Like
We walk over to an artsy space in an old bank building. Now this is the way we like it: two events we got invited to in one location! On one hand there is the final party of a bike exhibit, on the other there is the launching of a booklet with pictures taking by some drunk indie kids. How hip can a party get? I feel like I am walking through an H&M shopping window, except that it’s much more crowded. Regina posted photos in the album H&M ;) 3 hours ago · Comment · Like
Regina Well, so much for my optimism, off to the next stop. A party that according to our invite starts at eight and has some food for the people that show up early, let’s hope they still have some left. 3 hours ago · Comment · Like
Regina Oh, it will be here soon, they say. 2 hours ago · Comment · Like Isolde and 34 others like this
Regina Still no food. Empty Internet Promises? Not many people either, too early once again. Isolde, E. and I are getting some falafel and then
Mourad Now that was a great party 56 minutes ago
Behind the bar is a friend who is not wearing his hair in a bun today. I made some remarks about this hairdo on Facebook yesterday, totally forgetting he wears it like that. Oops. In between the walking mannequins and the catwalk that pretends to be a CONTINUE 29
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race track, I find some familiar faces: T., whom I, according to Facebook, should have run into yesterday, not now, and a bunch of people I see more often in reality. The kind I have seen or spoken to this week and the kind I have missed when they were abroad or just being busy. Fuck this Facebook experiment. We still have one party to attend tonight, but we’ve had enough: Isolde is going home and I am sticking around to catch up. Regina Guess all the hip people here have other events to go to, too. Back to the place of Empty Internet Promises! 20 minutes ago · Comment · Like
Regina Still no food to be seen, but two filled dance floors and no more shackles!
ing to do with how we actually experience things like Facebook. There is a reason our online life and our real life are not the same. I like to keep more or less in touch with every single person I ‘Approved’ as a Facebook friend, but this doesn’t necessarily mean I want to try and hang out with every single one of them as much as possible. I’m sure they feel the same about me. We all prefer the real life, where you can bump into old friends, make new ones, call someone to meet up, just see where you end up going next, leave whenever you feel like it and then maybe talk about it the next day on the internet. As much as it is true that we don’t exploit these kind of sites to their full potential, maybe we don’t need to. Maybe our life is already fun and complicated enough as it is.
All of a sudden I am tired and all I want to do is listen to The Cure, but it doesn’t sound like it will be played My friend I. is on the dance floor, here. still holding a grudge about my lack I come home at 5.05 AM, make some of social phoning skills the night be- tea, put on a record and check my fore. I run into the friend of Isolde’s Facebook. WTF? An invite to a spondad again, the one I met Thursday. It taneous Subbacultcha! afterparty? 68 somehow makes me feel things have guests? ‘Let’s go to bed?’ Oh, Robert come full circle, but maybe that’s just Smith, you are so right. because I would like them to. 18 minutes ago · Comment · Like Isolde likes this
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I’m more and more convinced the term ‘social networking’ has noth
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FUTURE ISLANDS WE SEEM TO BE ONLINE ALL THE TIME. BUT ARE WE ‘IN THE MOMENT’ WHEN WE ARE? SUBBACULTCHA! HAD A TRANSATLANTIC CHAT SESSION WITH SAM HERRING OF FUTURE ISLANDS. HE TALKS ABOUT BEING DISCONNECTED AND HOW HE FEELS BOTH LIBERATED AND SAD ABOUT IT. ALONG THE WAY THERE’S ALSO A FORMER RAPPER DOING DARK POETRY.
By Willem Sjoerd van Vliet. Photos by Tim Krause. Portrait by Abram Sanders.
So here we are. Hello! I’m glad we found one another.
has posted a picture of himself with a helmet on, as if he’s auditioning for the new Tron movie. Are you I just looked at your tumblr site and guys cleaning out the closet? William (bassist of Future Islands) I’m not sure about the boys, but I’m
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“BEING CONNECTED MOSTLY MEANS BEING DISCONNECTED FROM WHATS HAPPENING AROUND YOU.” actually cleaning out my closet at the the power of our music. In Evening moment. And I guess poetically I’m Air is the best example of that growth always cleaning out my closet. yet. If you clean out the closet poetically, do these ideas end up in songs? Yeah, that’s what I was referring to. I’ve never thought of it that way, but you set me up perfectly. ‘Long Flight’ is a song about my last girlfriend, and how our relationship basically dissolved over a four-month tour. By the end of it, we broke up, and then I found out she had already been seeing someone for a couple of months. Quite a dagger.
Was there a eureka moment when all three of you felt the pieces coming together for the sound of In Evening Air? When the first songs were penned (‘An Apology’, ‘Tin Man’ and ‘Long Flight’) we knew we were onto something. Coming into the album, we wanted to create a body of music that connected to these first pieces. Something dark and truthful. Something sad and open.
It really is, yeah. I like that song so much because it feels like a short story. Well it’s more of a long, sad story, haha.
And something melancholic? Well we didn’t want to force anything, but yes. We were going for a mood that bordered on the melancholic, but we just let the songs come to us. To let them manifest themselves. Others that didn’t fit the feel were shelved or written-off.
Yes, and also less about shouting out phrases, like you often hear from other synth bands. When Future Islands started it may have been a little more like that. Very poppy. But as we’ve grown, my writing has grown. I’ve really been able to tap into some strong emotions and real life. That’s had a huge effect on 34
And what are you up to right now? Busy preparing the upcoming tour? Yeah, we’re trying to get everything in order right now. Mostly everything is taken care of except for a few flights that need to be booked. Otherwise,
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we’re all just doing our own things, last relationship and coming to terms taking it easy, and trying to enjoy our with it. The biggest reason it fell apart first summer off in a few years. was the fact that I was always on and off the road. I just wasn’t there, to That’s great. And when you are hold her, to be there for her. Now I’m away, do you still keep in touch with realising that this is my tragic flaw. your friends, or are you missing-in- My need to be onstage and on the road action for a couple of months? is the dooming element for any future Missing for the most part. I keep up relationships. I’m going through all of with my roommates to make sure the this again with another girl. And it’s house hasn’t burned down. But other- breaking my heart. But it’s also givwise, I’m lost out in the world. Espe- ing me a lot of material... as terrible cially in Europe it’s hard to call home. as that sounds. But that disconnection can be liberating, though, sad sometimes too. Sounds like a diabolical dilemma; makes you think twice before going Well, it’s possible to be connect- on a tour. ed with everyone all the time. But No, I have to go on tour. I have to live sometimes people tend to forget this life. Following a dream means they have a choice, that they don’t making a lot of sacrifices. If I gave it have to be online or don’t have to up I wouldn’t be happy with myself pick up the phone. and I might grow to really resent my True. People are so connected they partner. This way it’s myself I resent, forget what it is to just be in the mo- haha. ment sometimes. Always fidgeting with technology. It’s like being out in That’s really well put. the woods. But nature is just the actual I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about world. Being connected mostly means it, that’s for sure. being disconnected from whats happening around you. In an interview some time ago, William says that you are a rapper who Indeed, it kind of blocks the senses. ended up in a pop singer’s body. Does being disconnected give you Were you doing rap a long time ideas for your lyrics? ago? What’s that about? Well it is a huge influence on my life, I’m actually doing my second ever and that affects the songs. In Evening solo performance in NYC this SaturAir is all about the deterioration of my day and a tour with my brother at the 36
“MY NEED TO BE ONSTAGE AND ON THE ROAD IS THE DOOMING ELEMENT FOR ANY FUTURE RELATIONSHIPS.”
end of this month for our project Flesh Epic. My brother continues to do hiphop stuff and has always been my biggest inspiration.
being afraid you might not be able to love the same way again. Beautiful stuff. Also, Roethke’s The Far Field, some Edna St. Vincent Millay and various other things. I like the modWhat is you solo stuff gonna be ern romantic poets. They speak to my like? And are you nervous about it? sensibilities. I’m very nervous... and I’m never nervous. It will be dark poetry, songs Hmmm, a striking theme you’ve got about my childhood and the loss of in- there with Gilbert. nocence. Yeah, you should find some excerpts, if not the whole thing, to start Sounds really interesting. Talking about poetry, can you recommend I’m gonna read it for sure, I always us anything you like? think people should read more poWell this last year-and-a-half, I’ve etry. been stuck on a book by Jack Gilbert, It’s the music of words. called The Great Fires. It’s a really amazing collection of poems about Future Islands plays Subbacultcha! the loss of love and growing older and on 28 September in Club Up.
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Name Marc Kremers Age 33 City of residence London Where will you be ten years from now? Everywhere Can you please draw us a self-portrait in 1 minute Does it have to be a drawing? I made an homage to Tom Anderson (MySpace), but not sure if too many people will get it. Website www.marckremers.com
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MUSIC NEW RELEASES These are the new releases that you can’t afford to miss By Carly Blair
FRANKIE ROSE AND THE OUTS self-titled (Slumberland)
After making a name for herself by drumming for and then leaving the Vivian Girls, then Crystal Stilts, then Dum Dum Girls, Frankie Rose steps out from behind the skins and breaks out on her own. The same ‘60s-influenced, quirky-tattooed-hipster all-girl group schtick that annoyed me about the Vivian Girls doesn’t bother me when it comes to Frankie Rose’s new group, either because the chorus of awkward fanboys lisping about ‘how hot they are’ is somewhat less deafening this time around, or because this music is much better. They aren’t the cute, shambolic nightmare one might expect from a new band whose lead singer and guitarist is still getting used to both positions. Rather, in spite of the lack of chops they very effectively channel the lo-fi garage, harmony-filled, Phil Spector-produced girl group sound without sounding (overly) derivative or oldfashioned.
Pink Graffiti (Western Vinyl)
This North Dakota trio’s debut is purportedly a meditation on ‘Brian Wilson and his work as a prism through which we view youthful things.’ At least sonically, however, Wilson’s influence is subtle, and Chad VanGaalen springs more immediately to mind. Albeit with male/female vocal harmonies and playing eclectically orchestrated psychedelic baroque pop. Apparently the band recorded several different versions of each track (they had a lot to say, but it would take all day); this abundance of ideas both curses the album to a lack of cohesion and graces it with an enjoyable complexity and some great moments. The somewhat muted and muddled vocals, perhaps a sign of uncertainty, keep the album from hitting as hard as it might otherwise, but it nevertheless rewards repeated listens.
BLONDE REDHEAD Penny Sparkle (4AD)
I found the prospect of Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid producing Blonde Redhead’s eighth full-length exciting, given their stellar work with Fever Ray. As it turns out, the dynamic duo’s bleepy bloops and deliberate cadence better complement the foreboding feel of Karin Dreijer Andersson’s music. Blonde Redhead have focused on a vulnerable-sounding Kazu Makino and grown softer for years, but the invigorating counterpoints to all the cooing and languid pacing provided by their more dynamic moments, Makino’s shrieking, and Amadeo Pace’s nasally whine on previous releases are pretty much absent here. The edges of both vocalists are so rounded that they leave nearly no mark. I keep listening, waiting for some roots, if not claws, to emerge and dig themselves into my brain, but alas, it hasn’t happened, and though it pains me to say it, Penny Sparkle is rather dull. Makino said of the album, ‘I know that we have never made a record this way and if I could go back in time, I would do it exactly the same way again.’ If given the opportunity to hijack her time machine, I’d pull a Marty McFly and alter this snoozefest.
MUSIC NEW RELEASES
Strange Weather, Isn’t It? (Warp)
Chk Chk Chk, Pow Pow Pow, Blah Blah Blah, whatever you want to call them, this Sacramento-based dance-punk band has had a tough time lately. Since 2007’s Myth Takes, original member John Pugh forsook the band for his solo project while drummer Jerry Fuchs died in a tragic accident. Musically their latest has a darker feel, though this seems to derive more than anything from their time spent recording and soaking up the local scene in Berlin. Lyrically they remain (perhaps unintentionally) a bit goofy, but their signature dork disco should still be great live and perfect for dancing like no one’s watching. Despite
the line-up changes and gloomy circumstances, Strange Weather fits nicely into their catalogue, combining and updating elements of their previous releases in a way that’s fresh and as driving, funky, and jammy as one would expect from them.
MUSIC NEW RELEASES
Public Strain (Jagjaguwar)
This Calgary experimental post punk quartet’s eponymous debut enchanted the blogosphere with its dissonant noise momentarily tamed by insidious pop melodies. On their sophomore follow-up, recorded during the dead of winter in Alberta, it sounds like rather than submitting to the surrounding oppressive darkness, they’ve decided to put chains on the tires, plug full spectrum lamps in, and take the bull by the horns. Their signature monotone vocals, pop-inflected noise, and Chad VanGaalen’s fuzzy production remain, but the overall focus is shifted from noise to structure. In the process they sound not compromising but rather more masterful and confident, like a band coming into their own.
LES SAVY FAV
Root for Ruin (Frenchkiss)
After collaborating with the Fiery Furnaces, Broken Social Scene and Modest Mouse on 2007’s Let’s Stay Friends, Les Savy Fav realised that they ‘enjoy making love with one another more than with a group of strangers.’ Like penitent lovers who’ve tried their hand at adultery, LSF indeed sound re-committed to the approach that earned them their reputation as masters of the lewd-but-clever postpunk party anthem. Fortunately, even as they age and grow into their legacy, they’ve still got their appetite. Fist-pumping man-bear frontman Tim Harrington remains magnetic and full of ultimately triumphant fausse bonne idées, and the band sounds as tight and ballsy as ever.
FILM 29 REASONS WHY.... By Marie Claire Melzer Behold a sweet Subbacultcha! selection of the massive movie mash out there.
5 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T MISS…
FILM BY THE SEA
10 – 19 September, Vlissingen
Zeeland is really quite nice Opening film is The American by Anton ‘Control’ Corbijn A Hollywoodesque thriller with a European sense of style Starring the beautiful Thekla Reuten And… George Clooney! 5 REASON WHY YOU CAN’T MISS
NEDERLANDSE FILMDAGEN 22 September – 1 oktober, Utrecht
Guest of the Year is wonderful actress Anneke Blok Dutch films can be cool, for example: Parradox, a documentary about filmmaker Pim de la Parra You know, the guy who made Blue Movie; the starting point of functional nudity in Dutch cinema 7 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T MISS…
KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 15 - 19 September, Amsterdam
It’s the klikkest festival in Europe, offering the very best from the world of animation, plus the documentary Deconstructing Dad, on music pioneer Raymond Scott Scott, musician, composer and mad scientist, revolutionized popular music
Mogwai - Burning
from 1930s big band jazz to 1970s electronic experiments Director Stan Warnow, also Scott’s son, will be present, Scott’s compositions will be performed by live musicians! know what she was acting about in them passionate pics 6 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T MISS…
Every Wednesday at Delicatessen Zeeburg,
Great location, great movies Every first Wednesday: food film Every second Wednesday: music film Every third Wednesday: Jeffrey’s pick Every fourth Wednesday: suprise! Nice film and (veggie) food combo for 10 euros 6 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T MISS
DOUBLE BILL MOVIE NIGHT: Ft. ENTER THE VOID // BURNING 24 September, Kriterion. 20.00 - late
Two intense, both visually and musically overwhelming films for the price of one Enter The Void with soundtrack by Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) and Burning; an overwhelming registration of 3 Mogwai concerts. Shot by Vincent Moon (Blogoteque) 4 straight hours of sensual tripping A relaxing party afterwards... ummm relaxing? Free for Subbacultcha! Members
FILM DVDS TO SEE Door Gert Verbeek
Jon Moritsugu, 1989 (Apathy Productions, Regio 0)
Als satire op de muziekindustrie heeft My Degeneration dezelfde impact als een kleuter die zijn melktandjes zet in de piramiden van Gizeh. Dit regiedebuut oogt als een videokopie van een 8mm-filmpje dat te lang in de zon heeft gelegen. Regisseur Jon Moritsugu volgt meidenpunkband Fetish. Het trio heeft hun zieltjes verkocht aan een vleesverwerkende multinational, en een carrière die grotendeels gefilmd wordt in een opbergschuur, inclusief wereldtournee. De drie hoofdrolspeelsters kunnen nauwelijks hun lachen inhouden, zelfs tijdens ernstige scènes. Eén van hen heeft een relatie met een ontbindend varkenshoofd; zelfs fans van John Waters zullen moeite hebben daar de lol van in te zien. Het enige aardige aan de hele onderneming is de soundtrack met muziek van onder meer Vomit Launch, Government Issue en Bongwater.
A MILLION IN THE MORNING
Jason Goldwatch, 2010 (Decon, Regio 1)
Erger dan vijf dagen 123 uur lang ononderbroken 57 films kijken, is het 123 uur lang zonder slaap volgen van deze recordpoging. Ondanks de dokterswaarschuwing dat slaaptekort leidt tot mentale afbraak, begint Gavin McInnes monter aan zijn verslag. Binnen vijf dagen verandert de frisgewassen verslaggever in wat lijkt op de drummer van zZz. Hij weet niet meer of de halfnaakte zingende cowboy bij het ochtendgloren op Times Square werkelijkheid is of hallucinatie. Soms valt McInnes staand in slaap terwijl hij een gediskwalificeerde deelnemer interviewt. Op andere momenten krijgt hij onverwachte energieaanvallen en bespringt hij toevallige passanten. Zijn filmploeg reageert zich af door hem te bestoken met knuffelkonijnen. Na het ongezonde eten in Super Size Me, is er nu het ongezonde wakker blijven in A Million In The Morning.
FILM CONTEXT/ ONTEKST
“Greed is good” —“Hmmm... you might be wrong there, buddy”
Iedere maand staat hier n.a.v. een actuele bioscoop release of film gebeurtenis een leuke—of minder leuke—lijst.
reed is good’, beweert Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987). Eind deze maand herhaalt de meedogenloze investeerder zijn beruchte uitspraak in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (wederom van Oliver Stone). Een goed moment om een paar voorbeelden te geven van zijn ongelijk.
ce In The Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951) Kirk Douglas probeert journalistieke roem te verkrijgen door een mijnonderzoeker langer dan noodzakelijk klem te laten zitten in een mijnschacht. In plaats van een reddingsoperatie te regelen, regelt hij exclusieve rechten. Zijn plan loopt jammerlijk uit de hand wanneer buiten de mijn het mediacircus verandert in een attractiepark.
getsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) Japanse pottenbakker Genjurô verdient eind zestiende eeuw goed aan de oorlog en weigert een veilig heenkomen te zoeken. Na een aanval op zijn familie laat Genjurô zich verleiden door een hoogwaardige beschermvrouw, zich niet realiserend dat hebzucht hem in de armen heeft geleid van een spook.
argo (Coen Brothers, 1996) Geldgebrek en onnozelheid vormen een dodelijke combinatie, zeker als William H. Macey zijn vrouw laat ontvoeren. In plaats van losgeld van de rijke schoonvader, leidt zijn gestuntel tot bloedsporen in de sneeuw van Minnesota en een lijk in een houtversnipperaar.
STRANGE FASHION: EPISODE SIX
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A fashion tale in ten episodes brought to you by Strange Boutique. The Strange Fashion series is centred around a few ground rules that our featured photographers have to follow. The rules: - No models - Use an existing interior (preferably in a living room) - Use a plant - No Photoshop - The shoot has to take place between noon and 6pm and has to make use of natural light sources whenever possible - The shoot has to feature the work of a Dutch designer, chosen by yours truly - No fur because no animal will be harmed during the making of this series. The result: 10 versions of the same photo.
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e’re at the combination summer fruit and sugary, floury carbohydrates. Das Racist, dig your spoons into this mean gangster of a pudding, oozing with succulent plums, blueberries and apples. Yeah, we know what’s really good, what’s really food, what’s really good. Serves: Sharing is caring! Filling: 4 large apples, peeled and sliced 5 red plums, halved 1 punnet blueberries 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon Crumble: 300g wholewheat flour 200g butter, cubed at room temperature 150g brown sugar 4 tbsp. almond flakes Preheat oven to 180C. Place the sugar and flour in a bowl and mix well. Add the cubes of cold butter and squish-squash until the mixture turns to golden, sugary crumbs. Place your fruit in a separate bowl and mix with the 2 tbsp. of brown sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Transfer the fruit into a greased baking dish and sprinkle the crumble over the top. Make it look pretty with some almond flakes. Plain crumble is also good. Bake for 40-45 mins. until the crumble turns golden brown and the fruit oozes and bubbles out of the dish. Serve piping hot with a humongous scoop of vanilla ice cream (let it melt a bit).
WHAT’S COOKING? WE ARE COOKING FOR.... DAS RACIST Text and Illustration by Zofia Ciechowska Every month our very own Nigella Awesome does some imaginary cooking for a band she really really likes. Love does go through the stomach. We simply suggest... DO try this at home. It is worth it.
99 PROBLEMS AND THE BITCH... ...KNOWS THE ANSWER
Door Brenda Bosma. Illustratie Martyn F Overweel Send your problems to 99 problems@ subbacultcha.nl
este Bitch, Allemaal oude ‘vrienden’ die ik het liefst achter het behang wil plakken, willen op Facebook weer mijn ‘friend’ worden. Vervolgens denk ik: “Ach, ik ben de lulligste niet”, maar dan word ik wel automatisch op de hoogte gehouden van iedere scheet die ze laten (“kijk mij eens druk en populair zijn!” – Bleh) Wat moet ik daarmee? Blokkeer jij die mensen dan? Kunnen ze dat zien? Hoe doe je dat? Groetjes, Carla (Naam gefingeerd. Echte naam bekend bij de redactie) Beste Carla, Dat vervloekte Facebook’s ‘Friend Finder’ ook! Ik heb plannen een Facebook-groep voor dit soort mensen op te richten. “Facebook-group des Refusés” wil ik het noemen, met mezelf als Chair Lady. Ik stuur je wel een uitnodiging als ik de groep heb aangemaakt. Kun je het suggesten aan je betreffende ‘vrienden’. Tot die tijd kun je ze verbergen door rechts van hun news feedbericht op het kruisje te drukken en ze vervolgens te hiden. Daar merken ze niets van. Facebookvrienden blokkeren zou ik alleen doen als ze me irritante group-suggesties doen die ik al dan niet moet joinen. Succes, B.
Beste Bitch, Ik heb geen vrienden... Lieve, Heb je Facebook’s ‘Friend Finder’ al eens geprobeerd? Ik weet niet goed hoe ik je mededeling moet interpreteren. Ik ga maar uit van het ergste, want dat is hoe ik ben. Ik wil je daarom een hart onder de riem steken met de volgende versregels van Dorothy Parker: Résumé Razors pain you Rivers are damp Acids stain you And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful Nooses give Gas smells awful You might as well live. Ik zou daar nog ‘Hyves sucks ass / Facebook says YES (to your friendrequest) aan willen toevoegen. Hou je taai! B. Beste Bitch, Ik heb een vriendin, laten we haar ‘Stinky’ noemen, die nogal uit haar mond riekt. Ik weet niet goed hoe ik hier mee om moet gaan, maar ik weet wel dat de vriendschappelijke afstand van maximaal 20 centimeter voor mij nogal een opgaaf in uithoudingsvermogen is. Wat moet ik doen? Ik wil haar ook niet kwetsen. Groetje, Melanie.
99 PROBLEMS AND THE BITCH... ...KNOWS THE ANSWER Stuur al je vragen, problemen en prangende kwesties naar 99problems@ subbacultcha.nl als jouw vraag een antwoord verdient verdien jij een good goodie. Send your problems to 99 problems@ subbacultcha.nl
Beste Melanie, Mijn moeder waste haar hond dagelijks met het desinfectiemiddel Dettol. Dat hielp behoorlijk tegen de penetrante geur van natte hond die zich als een sticker aan je neusholte kon vastkleven. Helaas schrobde mijn moeder zo hard dat op een
gegeven moment alle persoonlijkheid uit zâ€™n iele lijfje was verdwenen. Niet lang daarna stierf hij een vrij pijnlijke dood. Als je echt om Stinky geeft, zou ik haar accepteren zoals ze is. Riekend of niet. Maar goed, Dettol koop je gewoon bij de drogist. Succes, B.
Door Marc van der Holst
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OPERA JAVA 02 Sep - Tropentheater, Amsterdam A modern retelling of The Abduction of Sita, from the Hindu epic Ramayana. Opera Java is a bold combination of dance, gamelan music, theatre and visual art by Indonesia’s most renowned independent filmmaker – Garin Nugroho. 2 TICKETS
GAMELAN NOW! 09 Sep - Tropentheater, Amsterdam An evening of the best contemporary Gamelan music from Java, Bali and the Netherlands, featuring additional music from Steve Reich and organised in cooperation with Gaudeamus Music Week. 3X2 TICKETS
NIGHT OF THE UNEXPECTED 10 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam An evening full of musical surprises is what’s promised here - a sonic potpourri, so to say, that travels through styles, genres and levels of volume, from subdued chamber music to loud obnoxious noise. Sometimes all on stage at the same time! Names of note include KILLL, Ensemble Klang, Pamelia Kurstin + Seb Rochford (Polar Bear) and many others. 3 X CD + DVD + MOVIE
MOGWAI - BURNING Live film and album featuring footage from three soldout shows at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2009. Plus, you receive a ticket to the special double billl screening of Burning and Enter the Void on 24 September in Kriterion (see page 12) 3X2 PASSEPARTOUTS
INCUBATE FESTIVAL 12-19 Sep - Tilburg Black metal alongside free jazz? Street art alongside classic dance? This must be Incubate – the annual celebration of independent culture down south. 3 PAIRS OF CONVERSE ALL STARS HIGH (WHITE)
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GOGBOT FESTIVAL (NIGHT PROGRAMME) 09-12 Sep – Enschede ‘The Singularity is Near - Resistance is Futile!’ So say the people behind this four-day ‘multimedia, technol-
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BLONDE REDHEAD 19 Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam Smooth electronic sounds abound as the fêted New York trio return in support of their sublime new album Penny Sparkle. 3X2 TICKETS
PHOSPHORESCENT / DEERTICK / TIMBER TIMBRE 16 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam Not much really needs to be said about Phosphorescent around these parts. A brilliant new(ish) record, a riveting rooftop concert and a thrilling club show all happened last time they went through town. 5X2 TICKETS
C’EST DÉJÀ L’ÉTÉ Screenings in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht. The first feature by Dutch documentary film maker Martijn Maria Smits is a bleak story of unemployment and urban decay in contemporary Belgium. Released by EYE film institute
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PICNIC (DAY OF CHOICE) 22-24 Sep - Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam A technology and cross-media info-orgy, PICNIC caters to creative agencies, artists, scientists, designers, marketers, brand managers, content producers, (new) media experts, government leaders, programmers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, inventors, Did we forget anyone? To win send us an email with the answer to the question: “What are you doing in 2010 to redesign the world?” 3X EP + CONCERT TICKET
DESPEECH DeSpeech is a cross media project linking music, poetry, art and live concerts. The first edition, DeSpeech 01, consists of an EP with a.o. Alamo Racetrack. Live show in Amsterdam, Groningen or Utrecht. 5 MAPPING FOR TOURISTS PACKAGES
Eleven Egyptian and Lebanese artists spent the summer mapping the ‘flow of people and energies’ - make of that what you will - in Amsterdam Noord. The result is this, the first ever Arabic guide to the Netherlands, presented by Mediamatic.
Photo: Nick Helderman
Pat Flegel of Women
INCUBATE FESTIVAL 12-19 Sep, various locations, Tilburg. Passe partout: €45. Day tickets: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur: €10; Fri, Sat, Sun: €17,50 FREE PASSE PARTOUTS. SEE PAGE 60
This celebration of indepedent culture has been an annual affair in Tilburg since 2005. It was previously known as ZXZW (Zuid bij Zuid West), but rebranded as Incubate last year, following some ‘friendly’ legal communications by the SXSW folks over in Texas. Fair enough, we say. For one thing, Incubate can easily stand alone as a haven for new and established talents. Musically anything goes. Hardcore, pop, electronic, free jazz, folk and noise rock sit side-by-side. Then there’s dashes of contemporary dance, film and visual arts. Just some of the bands taking to stages this year include: Dan Deacon Mmm... Dan D’s show at Paradiso last year still sticks out as one of the most memorable live sets of the year. Geeky lo-fi rave pop plus a crazy audience plus his crowd control antics makes for insanity in the best possible way.
Women Lo-fi and dark post punk from this incredibly understated Canadian bands. If you think we’re biased because we’re putting on their show in Amsterdam, you obviously missed their short sets in Paradiso last year. New album Public Strain sees them restrain, refine and improve their sound in unexpected ways.
Monotonos Experimental ambient soundscapes from an Amsterdam musician who uses no computer-generated sounds. Zola Jesus Darkwave electro pop for Conversewearing kids rather than jaded old goths. Her music falls between Fever Ray, The XX and (at its weakest) Florence & The Machine. The Ex The Amsterdam art rockers doing their thing. Guitarist Andy Moor will also be performing separately with Greek classical composer Yannis Kyriakides.
Idiot Glee Lo-fi Beach Boys-inspired pop music. Space Siren Space Siren consists of former members of Zoppo and Seesaw, two alternative Dutch bands that released great records on the Amsterdam-based label Transform Dreams back in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Imagine a similar kind of noise pop sound but just a little more aggressive. The Chap These experimental popsters from London have made a huge Subbacultcha! impression over the past few years, so we’re delighted that they finally have a new album out (Well Done Europe). And while their glitchy take on electronic and acoustic sounds is already enrapturing on record, just wait till you see them rip it all apart onstage. They’ll make you laugh, make you cry, and make you dance. Lucky Dragons Geek chic experimentalism from LA-based duo Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. Easy listening has never been part of their plan. The project is more about transforming the acoustically normal into the aurally abnormal. It’s quirky and they’re not afraid to miss as well as hit. And as a reward for taking a journey with them, they’ll occasionally even strike up a temporarily pretty groove. DJ /rupture Innovative New York DJ who can handle all sorts of beats, from drum & bass and dubstep through to bleepy classical minimalism. Eklin Eklin have played many a Subbacultcha! night and hopefully they’ll play many more, as they’re truly one of the most unique bands in
the country. They combine noise, soundscapes and (pop) melodies to perfection, and we’re eagerly awaiting their debut album. Part Chimp Brain splattering noise punk from these angry Londoners who’re given freedom to scare and desecrate by Rock Action Records.
AGENDA FOCUS Incubate Festival
Horse Feathers Rootsy indie folk from this acoustic Portland quartet. Mordant Music Everything from grime, industrial, electro and pop through to unexpected electronic folk experiments.. Cold Pumas Noisy new wave dance tunes from this extremely exciting new Brit band. Also playing Subbaculcha on 17 September Fair Ohs Tribal noise pop and punk that rarely lets energy levels dip. Imaad Wasif Canadian guitarist who played in Alaska and The New Folk Implosion before moving onto the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But he’s also a solo artist in his own right, mucking about with guitar-heavy psychedelic rock and pop. Plants & Animals Montreal’s Plants and Animals offer a slightly more mature take on indie folk, with their new album La La Land already nominated for a Polaris award. Black Mountain Vancouver’s riff-heavy psych rockers spent the summer on the road previewing material from their new album Wilderness Heart. The album will finally be released during the week of this fest.
Subbacultcha! Early Bird Tip
Film & live music: City
Lights / Charlie Chaplin by Het Brabants Orkest. Friday 3 September, 20:15, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ City Lights tells about the romance between a poor homeless tramp (Chaplin) and a blind flower girl who thinks he is a millionaire. The final scene is known to be one of the most beautiful and moving ones in cinema history. Chaplin wrote the music to this film himself. Tonight, Het Brabants Orkest will perform the score to this iconic movie, which will be projected. Big screen... straight to the heart. See this show for only €10. Experience a great concert, check out the marvellous building and get a free drink on the side.
Early Birds Everyone under 30 for €10,- to Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ 64
Call het Muziekgebouw or buy tickets at the register
AGENDA FOCUS Gogbot Festival By Amit Dey
GOGBOT FESTIVAL 9-12 Sep Various locations, Enschede. Gogbot is mainly free, Night programme: Thurs: €10/€12. Fri: €11/€13. Sat: €12 /€14 FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
Electric fish, insect-robot-build-workshops, Japanese bacteria machines, artificial intelligence, nano-technology, cyborgs, magnetic fields, a ‘Beauty Parlour of the Future’, ‘Revenge of the Killer-iPhone’ and loads of live music too. Admittedly we can only claim a rudimentary understanding of maybe three of those things, but they’re just a handful of the weird, other-worldly and tech-oriented installations that you can expect at the appropriately (and awesomely) named Gogbot Festival in Enschede this month. Venues across the city will be home to technology and art installations by artists from all over the world. Judging from one photograph of an artificial foetus holding a Blackberry, you’re sure to see things you certainly won’t see anywhere else. There’s also an eclectic line-up of electronic musical acts to compliment the art-music-technology hybrid event’s fast-forward theme: ‘Singularity is Near…Resistance is Futile’. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of singularity, it does involve you someday being the pet of some radical ‘80s-style robot-type entity – a Gogbot if you will? Here’s some of the music you can look forward to… Etienne de Crecy @ Oude Markt The full Etienne de Crecy experience will be guaranteed at Gogbot this year, as he will be performing with his infamous ‘cube’ stage - a 3x3 LED-lit cubicle space in which he spins his house and techno beats to a corresponding light and laser show. What could be better after spending an evening with cyborgs and nano-technology? YMCK @ Atak This Japanese artist specialises in 8-bit electropop, and if you ever owned a Nintendo or Sega system hoping that someone might create music specifically for those platforms, here’s your chance to hear
what that would be 20 years later. We can’t imagine anything more quintessentially Japanese, and that’s a great thing. Deathtrap Singularity Loops @ Atak What you might call the climax of Gogbot 2010, this will be a night of robot-inspired techno DJs banging away at their machines (all with fruit-based logos no doubt) to create supercharged, high-energy electronica for the Gogbot masses. Look for this to be the party of the weekend; sobriety will be a scarce commodity. Unyx, Dorian Concept and Ladyscraper will play along with many others.
SEPTEMBER ZO 5 STARS DI 7 MODEST MOUSE DO 16 BOO! - KNOBSTICKER VR 17 ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN + SPECIAL GUEST: WILLY MASON
ZO 19 DI 21 DO 23 VR 24
BLONDE REDHEAD - PORCELAIN RAFT YOUTH OF TODAY - DAMNATION AD BAND OF SKULLS CRYSTAL BALL - 15 JAAR LIVEXS & KINK FM
VR 24 ZO 26 MA 27 MA 27
MYSTERY JETS THE BLACK ANGELS KAREN ELSON THE DIVINE COMEDY (SOLO)
GO BACK TO THE ZOO / TIM KNOL + ANNE SOLDAAT / LOLA KITE E.V.A.
OKTOBER ZA 2 THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - CANCER BATS DI 5 SUBLIME WITH ROME WO 6 BALTHAZAR ZA 9 THE POSIES ZA 9 OF MONTREAL MA 11 OCEANSIZE DO 14 & VR 15 3 DECADES OF EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN 2 NIGHTS OF CELEBRATION ZA 16 MINTZKOV LET OP: DIT IS SLECHTS EEN SELECTIE UIT HET PROGRAMMA. KIJK VOOR HET VOLLEDIGE PROGRAMMA OP WWW.MELKWEG.NL
MELKWEG AMSTERDAM - LIJNBAANSGRACHT 234A - WWW.MELKWEG.NL - 020 - 5318181
AGENDA FOCUS Night of the Unexpected Killl
NIGHT OF THE UNEXPECTED 10 Sep Paradiso, Amsterdam. Starts 20:30 | €15,FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
Leave your sonic preconceptions at home because this annual festival in Amsterdam is all about seeing and hearing things from a new perspective. The whole of the Paradiso transforms into a non-stop laboratory of experimental sounds, drones, blips and feedback. You may even encounter a few groovy beats along the way, as a cast of Dutch musicians and international stars mix it up in a programme of electronics, dance music, noise metal, classical, jazz and gamelan. Killl Featuring members of Jaga Jazzist, Single Unit, JR Ewing and No Place to Hide, this Norwegian live project is regarded as one of the best noise acts in the world. Although steering clear of record releases, their blend of metal, electronics and lighting is mesmeric and brutal. Ensemble MAE One of the top Dutch contemporary music ensembles, performing The Arrest by Yannis Kyriakides. The piece is inspired by a recurring nightmare the French writer George Perec had in 1970. Knalpot Dutch experimental noise rock duo, who’ll be previewing new material. Ensemble Klang Dutch contemporary ensemble who’ll be performing Tom Johnson’s Narayana’s Cows. Gamelan Kyai Fatahillah Indonesian dance and music troupe showing just how contemporary gamelan can sound.
American Men This synth rock group features members of Dananananakroyd. Rather than shouty, silly guitar rock, they veer from Hudson Mohawkestyle beats to cinematic Boards of Canada electronics. Pamelia Kurstin & Seb Rochford Jazz, rock and weird noise from theremin player Kurstin and percussionist Rochford. Alex Nowitz Steim’s artist-in-residence, composer and performer Nowitz uses Wii controllers to scatter his electronic sounds. Project Wildeman A combination of music, theatre and poetry, telling the story of the savage in the modern city. Directed by Boukje Schweigmanm, its music varies from minimalist to chaotic. Francisco López Mutated gamelan soundscapes as the sound artist transforms the traditional music into a dreamy, personal capsule.
AGENDA Subbacultcha shows in september
CONCERTEN, CLUBAVONDEN, ETEN & MEER DI / SEP
07 LONELADY 12 DAMIEN JURADO 14 MY LITTLE CHEAP 23 DICTAPHONE + TOMMIGUN SOURCE ON STAGE 24 FOR A MINOR REFLECTION 02 WILD PALMS 03 + KENSINGTON THUS:OWLS 07 ZO / SEP
DI / SEP
DO / SEP
VRIJ / SEP
MET O.A. LOSOUL + PORTABLE/BODYCODE (LIVE)
ZA / OKT
+ IMAAD WASIF
ZO / OKT
DO / OKT
POPPODIUM EKKO BEMUURDE WEERD WZ 3 | 3513 BH UTRECHT | T +31 30 231 74 57 | WWW.EKKO.NL
AGENDA SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH 02 Sep - Melkweg (w Nurses) 03 Sep - Into The Great Wide Open Are we still allowed to call Kristian Matsson ‘Dylan-esque’ or has the comparison exhausted itself? Cause, you know, we don’t mean it negatively. In fact, we love that his earnest and humorous singer-songwriter-ish-ness has seen him selling out shows in Amsterdam. GAMALAN FESTIVAL 02-11 September – Tropentheater, Amsterdam FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
This annual festival of Indonesian culture and heritage features musical performances, Javanese opera and dance recitals by traditional artists from Bali and Java. The ‘real deal’ musicians are flying in for this, so it’s a great opportunity to hear some legit metallophones, gongs, and bamboo flutes. INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN (featuring Nurses, Gonjasufi, Pete and the Pirates, The Tallest Man on Earth, Heavy Trash, Veronica Falls, Wolf Parade and more) 03-05 Sep - Vlieland The outdoor festival season may be drawing to a close, but there’s one more treat this month. The island of Vlieland is home to this young festival which provides an outlet
for loads of Dutch guitar pop and singer-songwriters, as well as bigger international names like Modest Mouse, The Whitest Boy Alive and Caribou. Between the landscape, the line-up and the good vibe, it seems to be a good place to hang. VIRAL RADIO FESTIVAL 03 Sep - Trouw, Amsterdam 04 Sep - Bimhuis, Amsterdam Beats, bass and noise combined in ways you’ve yet to experience. This two-day party features Gonjasufi, Gaslamp Killer, Knalpot, Darkstar and Ras G, plus a hoard of Viral Radio DJs and their chums who’ll be taking electronic music to the fringes of decency. ZZZ 04 Sep - Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam Amsterdam’s premiere psych rock, freak-out groove organ grinders have had a quieter than usual summer with no product to shift on the festival scene. But the seedy duo will step back into the black light tonight to help celebrate Winston Kingdom’s 15th birthday. VERONICA FALLS 03 Sep - Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland 05 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam The name may conjure visions of Californian emo punk and rich kids
whining but Veronica Falls is in fact a brooding London-based quartet playing lo-fi art pop that harks back to the early ‘80s in northern England before blending in elements of classic Scottish tweepop (where the band originally came from). Whether you’re coming to them as a fan of The Pastels or a follower of the Vivian Girls, pretty harmonies emerge from the ramshackle noise to make you swoon. I GOT YOU ON TAPE 06 Sep - De Helling, Utrecht 08 Sep - 013, Tilburg Although it doesn’t get much credit in a music world full of Camden Kids and Brooklynites, Denmark has a way better indie scene than Efterklang suggests. I Got You On Tape are the latest to make a break for it, so check out their chilled, fuzzy guitar crescendos and broken synth melodies. Support at both shows from Portland psych pop band Nurses. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 07 Sep - 013, Tilburg Bass-heavy dance punk from James Murphy and his LCD posse, fresh from blazing through the summer festival circuit in support of This Is Happening. And, trust us, it IS happening. MODEST MOUSE 07 Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam Indie rock superstars fronted by Isaac Brock. After plodding through the early 90s, slowly gaining momentum, 2004 finally brought something of a mainstream breakthrough with the hit single ‘Float On’ and the album Good News for People Who Love Bad News. Its predecessor The Moon & Antartica is arguably their pinnacle, however. Re-released earlier this year to mark the anniversary, hopefully some of those older tracks will be aired.
THE NIGHT OF THE UNEXPECTED 10 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
AGENDA SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER
Experimental sounds, collaborations and more. Featuring sets from Knalpot, KILLL, Ensemble MAE, American Men and more. See page 67. SCRAM C BABY 11 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam One of the main survivors of Amsterdam’s ’90s guitar pop scene. Though they’ve slowed in recent years, they’re still signed to Excelsior and writing slabs of perfect pop and raucous rock ’n’ roll. The show marks the launch party of new album Slow Mirror, Wicked Chair. INCUBATE FESTIVAL (Featuring Bachelorette, Black Mountain, Cold Pumas, Dan Deacon, Eklin, Fair Ohs, Forest Fire, Lucky Dragons, Plants & Animals, Shaking Godspeed, Space Siren, The Chap, The Ex, Women, Zola Jesus) 12 Sep - Tilburg FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
The celebration of independent culture formerly known as Zuid bij Zuid West (ZXZW). See page 62. FANG ISLAND 14 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam 15 Sep - Merleyn, Nijmegen Brooklyn based indie pop and guitar rock that bubbles with manic, infectious energy. At times on their self-titled album, it all seems simple: the pop music just speaks for itself. But they love to fuck about - in a fun way - so riffs explode in one ear and the drummer spazzes out in the other, keeping the listener guessing as to where they’ll go next. THE MORNING BENDERS 14 Sep - De Helling, Utrecht 27 Sep - Effenaar, Eindhoven Lulling indie pop and folk from yet another American outfit to make a
EEN SELECTIE UIT ONS PROGRAMMA:
01/09 BOO! & KNOBSTICKER 02/09 NOBUNNY & TRAUMAHELIKOPTER & LOUD SQUIRT 03/09 WAKKER! MET O.A. NOBODY BEATS THE DRUM & SOUND OF STEREO
17/09 CIRCLE 30/09 THE EX & HAN BENNINK 01/10 DE SPEECH MET O.A. LPG & ALAMO RACE TRACK & AT THE CLOSE OF EVERY DAY
09/10 65DAYSOFSTATIC Info & tickets: www.vera-groningen.nl
illustratie: Bert Scholten
Moderne en traditionele muziek & dans uit Indonesië
International Gamelan festival amsterdam
Do 9 sept 2010 Gamelan Now! steve reich en nieuwe composities i.s.m. Gaudeamus Muziekweek
www.tropentheater.nl / IGFa | tIckets & InFo: 020 5688500
AGENDA SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER
Palmbomen plays Klub Radar
reasonable breakthrough in 2010. Connections to Broken Bells, Grizzly Bear and Death Cab For Cutie tell you all you need know about the mature melodies and structures that permeate the Californian crew’s take on pop music. PHOSPHORESCENT 16 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam 18 Sep - Take Root Festival, Groningen
throat Lanegan has popped up here and there to do anything from sullen acoustic, retro grunge and moments of gospel. But perhaps surprisingly, one of the projects that has stuck is the murderous ballads and duets with former Belle, Isobel Campbell. It was enough of a shock when their first release produced a tour. Four years down the line, they’ve just released a third album, titled Hawk.
FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
Matthew Houck won us over long ago with his gothic take on folk and Americana. His Willie Nelson tribute album was just great fun too, especially when performed live. And on his recent album Here’s To Taking It Easy, he shows he also knows how to write a honky-tonk party tune or two, with its uplifting choruses and cymbal crashes winning over anyone typically afraid of a little slide guitar.
COLD PUMAS / FAIR OHS 17 Sep - De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam 18 Sep - Vera, Groningen 19 Sep - Incubate Festival, Tilburg Brighton-based Cold Pumas play noisy new wave dance music. They use pulsating drum rhythms, super tight bass grooves, weaving one note guitar riffs and delay-drowning vocals. Tribal noise pop from fellow Brits the Fair Ohs.
ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN 17 Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam 18 Sep - Take Root Festival, Groningen 19 Sep - Effenaar, Eindhoven Since the downfall of Screaming Trees in the mid-’90s, ol’ gravel
SERENA MANEESH 18 Sep - Incubate Festival, Tilburg 19 Sep - Patronaat, Haarlem Crazy Norwegian guitar pop that veers from cleaned-up My Bloody Valentine shoegaze melodies to fullon broken noise rave and atmospheric breakdowns.
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
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KLUB RADAR Sat 18 Sep - De Helling, Utrecht FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
Utrecht’s fave party for underground sounds and top notch live sets. Tonight’s guest list features the brain splattering mathematical electro of 65daysofstatic, the pretty bluegrassy folk of Horse Feathers, the ‘electropicalia’ of Palmbomen and tunes from DJ Quasimodo. As a bonus, Subbacultcha! members get in for free. TAKE ROOT FESTIVAL (featuring Black Mountain, Deertick, Iron & Wine, Wilco, Phosphorescent and more) Sat 18 Sep - Oosterpoort, Groningen The past, present and future of Americana music packaged into a day of rootsy goodness up north. BLONDE REDHEAD 19 Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam
Straightforward melodic Brit guitar outfit promoting third album Serotonin.
AGENDA SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER
TRUMAN PEYOTE / MANY MANSIONS 23 Sep - Utrecht 24 Sep - Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam Trashy, fun and danceable synth dance pop from off-the-wall Boston outfit Truman Peyote, reminding of Animal Collective before they polished up. Support act Many Mansions will ease you in with a set that’s more about vibe than full-on beat action. PVT 25 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam Experimental Aussie band, formerly known as Pivot. Heavy on the percussion and sampling, they’re surprisingly melodic when given a chance. Their latest album to look out for is Church With No Magic.
FREE TICKETS. SEE PAGE 60
Melancholic and atmospheric pop from this long running New York trio who’re fronted by Kazu Makino. Originally crossing the experimentalism of Sonic Youth with the fuzz of shoegaze back in the early ‘90s, recent material has been much more mature and richer in terms of production and songwriting, befitting of their 4AD home. This month they’ll release their eighth album, titled Penny Sparkle. MACHINEFABRIEK - PAUL CLIPSON 21 Sep - EYE, Amsterdam The always prolific Machinefabriek will be performing only his second Amsterdam show of the year, generating a live soundtrack to 8mm visuals by experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson. MYSTERY JETS 23 Sep - Doornroosje, Nijmegen 24 Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam
THE BLACK ANGELS Sun 26 Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam Psychedelic rockers from Texas who toured with Wolfmother earlier in the year. But don’t let that scare you off. Their mix of occasional stoner riffs and lo-fi garage shares much more in common with Black Mountain, Dead Meadow and The Strange Boys. THE EX & HAN BENNINK 30 Sep - Vera, Groningen Every music fan, particularly those interested in percussion and drumming, should be chained up and made to watch Han Bennink perform at some point in their lives. Each move of his body can generate a musical expression, pulling melody and structure out of the most abstract of sounds. As such, his occasional collaborations with legendary art rockers The Ex are a vibrant, rhythmic experience.
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SUBBACULTCHA! SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER 5 September VERONICA FALLS Paradiso, Amsterdam 8 September WOMEN + Idiot Glee Studio 80, Amsterdam 15 September Glo-Fi Summer Pop Night ft. NEON INDIAN + Bebe Fang + Palmbomen (DJ Set) + Bear Trouw, Amsterdam 16 September FOREST FIRE + PLANTS & ANIMALS dBâ€™s, Utrecht
17 September COLD PUMAS + THE FAIR OHS + THREAD PULLS De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam
AGENDA OVERVIEW OF ALL SUBBACULTCHA! SHOWS For a full programme description see page 12
18 September KLUB RADAR Tivoli, Utrecht 24 September DOUBLE BILL MOVIE NIGHT Kriterion, Amsterdam 28 September FUTURE ISLANDS + Klaus + DJ Takkie Club Up, Amsterdam
1. Fire & Ice 2. No-one Left (but God) 3. Ramble On 4. Happy Genius 5. Sleepless 6. A Late Walk 1, 2 & 6 written by Robert Frost 4 & 5 written by William Carlos Williams 3 written by William Butler Yeats All music by Spilt Milk
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