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Unruly Music Magazine. May 2014

The Next Level Issue


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Subbacultcha! Magazine May 2014

The Next Level Issue

Your princess is in a different castle: level up, try again. Jump into an 8-bit world and embrace the illusion of meaningful achievement. You’ve earned it. Rub your bloodshot eyes, yawn one big yawn, speed headfirst into the next level. What awaits? The one sure thing is it’ll get harder and harder each time, but you’re getting better at playing the game (the game of looove) and you won’t let ‘hard’ get you down. Sadly, the princess is playing her own version of The Hunger Games and ends up eating your brain for dinner. Game over, try again.

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Content Featured Artist 34 Books 40 Films 42 Subbacultcha! shows 47 Agenda 55 Overview 62 Free Stuff 63

Cover artwork by Geert Van Hertum

Recommendations 7 We Saw You 10 IVVVO 12 Sagat 18 Tonstartssbandht 22 Scene Report 28

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Editors in chief: Herlinde Raeman and Kasper-Jan Raeman Editor: Maarten Van Nieuwenhove Copy editors: Peter Claes and Megan Roberts Design: Marina Henao Online editor: Anna Baqués Agenda editors: Maarten Van Nieuwenhove, Weronicka Garczyk, Stefanie Van Rompaey and Marta Loubet

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Contributors: Maarten Van Nieuwenhove, Nina Strebelle, Anna Baqués, Elise Dupré, Gabriela González, Herlinde Raeman, Kasper-Jan Raeman, Louise Vervaet, Weronicka Garczyk, Marta Loubet, Julien Van de Casteele, Stefanie Van Rompaey, Sabzian, Jolien Dirix, Geert Van Hertum, Will Martin, Laurence Von Thomas, Samuel Monkarsh, Adriaan Hauwaert, Martin Herterich, Christine Karlsson. Distribution: Brussels: Mark Zask, Peter Nelissen, Julien Van de Casteele, Kellan Smith, Anouk Jurdant, Thomas Roelens Ghent: Bart Bruneel, Sophie Dekens, Linda Baumsteiger, Hannah Vanspauwen, Nurya Doorenbos, Manon De Sutter, Femke Fredrix, Brecht De Vleeschauwer, Ewout De Cat Antwerp: Charlotte Devos, Thomas Konings, Sam De Mol, Geran Knol, Weronicka Garczyk Leuven: Hannah Smeyers Kortrijk: Thomas Vanoosthuyse Luik: Collectief Jaune Orange

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May recommendations Each month our staff provides you with a selection of the finer things in life. Enjoy!

Book: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Selected Lyrics

Fashion: Normcore

Over the last few decades, LA musician and legend Ariel Pink has made a real name for himself in the underground music scene of Cali and beyond. He says he’s been writing songs since he was ten; through 37 pieces of lyrics, this book will help you discover that his twisted catalogue of pop music also contains a poetic world that’s deeper and, well, less nonsensical than you’d expect. So, next time you’re jamming to ‘Life in LA’ or ‘Among Dreams’, take out your spectacles and treat yourself to this nice bit of literature.

Ever feel like wearing cheap sneakers, mom jeans and a vintage Nike cap? Or are you just sick of calling people hipster all day? No worries! Introducing the new subculture/fashion statement/slur: normcore. Big brands, fanny packs and white-socks-in-sandals: it’s edgy now. ‘Hipster’ meant what’s in your granddad’s closet; normcore now means your parents’ fashion vibe in the ’90s. Possibly, everyone’s just a little confused with where fashion is heading lately. But for now, you are so normcore.

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May recommendations Publication: The Word Guide to Belgium

Label: SaD Tokyo Tokyo-based label SaD offers us a trip to the heart of the city’s sadness, translating its dark essence in ambient sounds. The first release features the work of Dovuaski, the label’s owner. He wants to portray and face the ‘really sad’ feeling. And yes, the nostalgia is overwhelming. This month’s release, Francisco López’s untitled #290, is created with extensively mutated environmental sounds from Rotterdam. sad-tokyo.com

Music: Boiler Room Project

The Word magazine has made a book that concerns all of us Belgians. With all this negativity – the Obama visit saga, articles like ‘3 Reasons You Don’t Have Many Belgian Friends’ and so on – we need to boost our collective ego. The magazine’s editors have filled more than 150 pages with homegrown tips across various art fields. Some focal points: ‘Best spaces for...’, R.S.C. Anderlecht – yes, the football team –, Belgium’s architectural renaissance and Brussels’ array of water fountains. Get one of the 2,000 copies, and spread the love for BE. Be sure to check out Nosedrip’s exclusive ‘This is Belgium’ mix on Mixcloud.

Subbacultcha! contributor Will Martin has joined forces with Berlin-based photographer Camille Blake and Moroccan promoter Daox to launch a series of cross-cultural musical artist residencies. The first edition brought James Holden, Floating Points, Biosphere and Vessel to Marrakech for a week-long collaborative session at the Dar Al Ma’Mûn Arts Centre with legendary Moroccan Gnawa Maâlems Mahmoud Guinia and Mohammed Kouyou. Stay tuned for the upcoming Boiler Room BTS documentary on the project, as well as the archived live Boiler Room performance broadcasts.

thewordmagazine.com/this-is-belgium www.mixcloud.com/TheWordMagazine/ this-is-belgium-exclusive-mix-1-nosedrip

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May recommendations Music: Fatima Al Qadiri’s Asiatisch

Music: Slobster

Slobster is a super-productive 21-year-old music producer from Ghent, who reconstructs emotions and energy in the form of sound. He makes two remixes a night, mixing mainstream artists like P!NK and Destiny’s Child. The result is crystalline and trippy with a recognisable sea-punk vibe, kind of like a wet dream. His first EP, Jinchuuriki, was released earlier this year and represents experimental, ambient electro beats. Download it for free from his Soundcloud page.

After a number of highly acclaimed EPs, multimedia projects and writings, multidisciplinary artist Fatima Al Qadiri is releasing her first LP, on Hyperdub. The conceptually layered Asiatisch provides a simulated road trip through an imagined China. Combining influences of classic R&B and synthetic versions of traditional Chinese music, it revolves around the fantasies of East Asia as refracted through pulpy Western pop culture. You’ll definitely like ‘Shanzhai’, the haunting cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ with nonsensical Mandarin lyrics.

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We Saw You: Spotted at Subbacultcha! Photo by Adriaan Hauwaert

Who lives a perfect life? What kind of music makes you cry? The human voice is an extremely touching instrument, and classical music brings this to an extreme. I still cherish the life performance of Zbigniew Preisner’s Concerto en mi mineur (by the fictional composer Van den Budenmayer). What makes you dance? Is it wrong to say alcohol? No, it’s more about the people and the atmosphere. I guess it’s rather the vibe of the moment. Which future Subbacultcha! show are you looking forward to? A nice thing about Subbacultcha! is that you can be surprised about the events. Just go and learn something new. That said, I’m looking forward to ‘Nog Niet Naar House’ on 09 May in Ghent, for the pounding techno music.

Name: Jan Omer Fack Age: 32 Spotted at: Wanda Group + Christina Vantzou at Minard, Ghent Home: Ghent Zodiac sign: Leo. Grrrrr What’s your favourite Belgian food? Martino’s cheese egg friet sandwich. What kind of music are you listening to at the moment? iTunes says: Katsuya Yokoyama, Kangding Ray, Dutch E Germ, Future King. What’s the first record you bought? If I remember right that would be Metallica’s The Black Album. ‘Enter Sandman’! ‘Wherever I May Roam’! ‘Sad But True’! Your first ever music-related memory? That must be my parents’ folk music collection. What’s your favourite pastime? At this moment, trying to beat my own high score of the 2048 game. Any guilty pleasures? Nineties eurodance and Radio Maria (the adventures of Padre Pio!). Have you experienced any regrets recently?

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IVVVO Interview by Kasper-Jan Raeman Photos shot by Laurence Von Thomas in Dalston, London

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The Next Level Issue. Interview London-based Portuguese techno producer IVVVO might look like a tough guy – and he isn’t what you’d call a chatterbox – but don’t be mistaken: whether it’s due to his Southern roots or not, to this top DJ music is all about feelings. Calling cutting-edge electronic labels such as Opal Tapes, Public Information, Fourth Wave and Terrain Ahead his home, he spoke with us about cooking with hot girls and the grey world inside his head Where you at? London, home. Is it a chill Wednesday night for you? I’ve been cooking with a hot girl, so I think so. Are we interrupting your night? No, I’m done. Cooking with hot girls: is that a bonus of being a producer? Or is that because hot girls have a thing for exotic men? I don’t know how to answer this question. I was thinking of talented producers and girls who want a piece of them. Do you experience problems with this? I’m not talented. What would you call yourself then? A human.

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‘I don’t think about music as a sound’ A human with a nose for good techno music. When did your love for techno start? Around 2007, I think. It started very naturally. Was it because you went to a lot of techno parties around that time? Are you assuming I make techno music? Yes. I dunno, I’ve never seen music as a genre. I think I started listening to dance music under the age of 18, when I started hanging out, and ’cause most of my close friends in Portugal were DJs. We’re probably one of the first generations that has such an eclectic taste in music. But when I listen to your mixtapes I feel that techno energy. And when I listen to your own songs I hear an artist who likes to experiment. Yeah, music for me is deeper than a genre. I don’t think about music as a sound. For me, my music is equal to my feelings. Of course my music will guide you to a genre. Speaking of emotions... what feelings do you associate with white (cf. All Shades of White released on Opal Tapes)? Pain. All my music is about pain. Is making music a way for you to torture yourself? It’s a way of getting rid of my emotions. It’s like poetry, making paintings. I use music to say what I otherwise can’t express. It’s the only way of being pure with myself. Can I ask you what you did to exorcise your feelings and emotions before you started making music? I didn’t.

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IVVVO. Continued Do you dance to your own music? Not at all. Name one song that makes you dance. Colin Stetson’s ‘Judges’. Cool. He made an album with one of our favourite artists, Amen Dunes. Through Donkey Jaw? Nope, his new one, Love. Oh, dope. Do you know Colin Stetson? I saw him on Youtube... I love his work, but don’t want to meet him. I saw you’ve been posting some Tricky stuff on Facebook. Would you like to meet him? Man, I love Tricky, I love his work, I would love to work with him. I’m afraid if someday I meet him I might lose my fantasy about him. Mixed feelings. Would it be easier to meet up with you non-musical ‘idols’? Well, my father is my only idol. But there are some other guys too. Like Tricky, Colin Stetson, John Martin or Pina Baush. Their work is special to me. You live in London, your father in Portugal. Isn’t that hard? We Skype every day. We’re really close. It’s not the same as live contact, I know, but he’s always with me. His thoughts, everything he gave me for as long as I can remember, are really close to my heart. Does he understand the emotions IVVVO puts into his music? I dunno if he understands me, but he really supports me. I am who I am but he always believes in me. I’m a sad guy, the world is pretty grey in my head. And I IVVVO plays Nog niet naar house on 09 love being like that. May at Petra’s Place in Ghent. The party is free for Subbacultcha! members.

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Sagat

by Nina Strebelle With Few Mysteries Solved in A Year Of Contact and Satellite, Sagat revealed himself as the fascinating techno connection of Brussels-based Vlek. Ironically, the label’s name is local patois for junk that falls apart as soon as you hold it. So what better place than a demolished construction site to meet up? Out with the old, in with the new, up to the next level. And whatever that may look like, Sagat will be glad to show you the way, pointing his finger to the sky. Because yes, the only way is up

Sagat plays TINT on 23 May at Stockholm S in Antwerp. The show is free for Subbacultcha! members.

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Tonstartssbandht. Continued If you’re boogieing groovy on the East coast, what better way to step up your game than by taking it all the way to Eastern Europe? Originally hailing from Florida, that’s exactly what brothers Edwin and Andy White, aka Tonstartssbandht (tone-starts-band-hut) thought. Signed on Arbutus Records, home to Sean Nicholas Savage, the Brothers White spoke with us about the omnipresence of Western culture, energetic Russian vibes and their lifelong friends in Belarus Is Eastern Europe the next level shit? It’s definitely a strange place for Western underground music. I guess it’s the next level shit, it’s the next one over geographically... Russian culture is really not at all present in the mass consciousness of the West. Whereas there’d be more of the West present in Russia, in the sense that there’d be kids picking up on what’s happening. Because Western culture and art are this pervasive global thing – in an imperialist way but also in the way that it’s too late to look back because it just already is what it is. What’s the story behind your general success in that part of the world? It was just straight-up random internet shit. We first learned about it when we would Google our band and find our names on Russian

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Tonstartssbandht. Continued kids’ live journals. It’s funny because it happened before we even thought we had fans in France or in the UK. Eventually, these kids got in touch with us offering to bring us to Russia. It started really small – we had a tiny Russian tour – then the next year, we did more Russian cities and some extra shows in Ukraine, where we met our friends from Belarus who took us home for some shows. Then it all took off from there. Now we have life-long friends there, so we’ll always look after them. How different is the audience in Eastern Europe compared to Western audiences? People are definitely inspired and very energetically involved. Everyone you meet there is some sort of artist. I mean, it’s similar here, but over there it’s even more pronounced. They all know each other from all these creative outlets. While we’re playing, everyone is super engaged in the show and dancing, which you can find all over, but it’s consistent in Russia and Ukraine. Not to make it sound like it’s a competitive thing, but they do let loose a lot more, but in a really good way, not in a fucked-up way. Those are the best shows. It’s the closest to the band-audience experience that we shared at those early shows that we had in Montreal when it was just all of our friends. They really open up, so we open up too. What’s next, boys? We should probably mention we have a new record, a live double LP, that we’ll be promoting while we’re in Europe. Last year, I [Andy] recorded every one of our shows in Europe, and at the end of the tour we had 13 hours of shows. I recorded them all multitrack on my computer and we brought it down to 80 minutes. The record is called Overseas and it’s gonna be Tonstartssbandht play on 14 May at DNA released on a record label out of (Buzz On Your Lips) in Brussels. The show Baltimore called Company. is free for Subbacultcha! members.

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Scene Report Stockholm

Text by Martin Herterich Photos shot by Christine Karlsson in Stockholm

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Most people who move to Stockholm hate it. Some people love it of course, but all sane people hate it – and with good reason. It’s expensive. It’s superficial. It’s fake. It’s huge, but not in a good way. Travelling from one side of the city to the other can take you several hours, even on the subway. But people put up with Stockholm for various reasons – the main one being: it’s crap, but it’s home. If you’re genuinely interested in music and art, you’ll have to struggle, but you’re going to end up liking it I’m Martin Herterich of Sand Circles and Broken Lights. I’m a part of the DIY collective Masskultur, a group that dwells in the depths of the Stockholm underground, occasionally organising concerts here and there. Writing a scene report about Stockholm is not easy. So much of the scene is about people moving in and out, discovering new grounds and breaking traditions, that writing about a unified scene isn’t going to make any sense. The thing with the Stockholm scene is that it’s very fragmented and changes very quickly. Obviously, Sweden is a small country and people are often connected with one another in the most unexpected of ways. But even though it’s musically diverse, there is a curiosity between scenes and genres, creating an interesting mix. With so many musicians doing so many different things, it’s impossible to talk about a ‘scene’ in the sense of a small group of friends hanging out all the time. Still, there is a blooming DIY community beneath the surface. While Sand Circles has always been a bit of an outsider project,

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Scene Report: Stockholm. Continued Stockholm can pride itself on artists like Quiltland, Tar... Feathers, 1991, Ond Ton, Erik Enocksson and the Ectoplasm Girls, good friends of mine who often work in similar directions, even though the actual end result sometimes sounds very different. Several Swedish synthnoise misfits – like Time Deleters, Optic Nest and Coca-Cola 3 – are Stockholm-based. Some of these projects also have strong ties to the thriving techno scene, where there are some interesting experimental techno acts, like Varg and Abdulla Rashim. On the noisier side of things, there are industrial acts such as Händer som Vårdar, Treriksröset, Vit Fana, Ochu and my own Broken Lights. And of course there’s a huge scene for weirdo punk and bedroom-pop experimentalism around the labels Oma333 and Hockey Rawk, with bands like Munnen, Saigon, UFOFBI and Mole Says Hi. Stockholm is an expensive city. Gentrification and insane rents have driven most artists out of the city centre into the suburban areas, home to Sweden’s famous social housing projects. This has led to a constant shortage of meeting places outside of the mainstream clubs and bars. This is not necessarily a bad thing, though, as it has sparked an ongoing process of de-centralisation of the alternative culture in the city. A lot of venues can be found in the suburbs, where old office buildings and warehouses quickly turn into art studios and overnight party spaces. Going to a show in Stockholm for the first time can be a weird experience. Even though a lot of the venues don’t have a permit and are more or less illegal, the promoter usually requires you to put your name on a list several days before the show, a strict age limit is applied and everything is generally very controlled. But don’t worry; these are actually just guerrilla tactics to appease the Swedish police. Due to the Swedish authorities’ witch hunt on underground parties in the ’90s, there is a culture of secrecy around shows. Most of these venues are short-lived. I could write about a venue that

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‘Due to the Swedish authorities... there is a culture of secrecy around shows’

exists this year, but next year it could be gone. Many promoters in Stockholm, including Gavin Maycroft of Mother/Oma333 and my own collective Masskultur, turn this to their advantage and move around between venues. A few of these places are worth mentioning in the hope that they stay open long enough for you to visit them. One is Tropiska Föreningen, a combined art gallery/studio space for musicians and visual artists, situated in the Stockholm suburb of Hägersten. That is where I have my rehearsal and studio space, sharing the room with Henrik

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Featured Artist

Geert Van Hertum Photographer Geert Van Hertum (1988) shows you places that you otherwise wouldn’t notice if you were to walk by them on your way to school or work; the kind of places that tend to fade away at the corners of your eyes. They only exist because of their functionality and because they are in a way forgotten by their accidental ‘architect’. Van Hertum tries to recognise these places, capture them and make them visible for the viewer. By exploring and approaching them like they are being discovered for the first time, Van Hertum manages to create a sort of awareness. So maybe now, when you go to school or work, you’ll look differently at them. You’ll be surprised by how many places you hadn’t noticed before www.geertvanhertum.be 34


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Books text and artwork by Gabriela González

Opa-TishaWocka-Locka by Anne Daems & Kenneth Andrew Mroczek On a recent field trip to MER. Paper Kunsthalle – an independent publishing house in Ghent – we were shown an impressive number of stunningly designed monographs, photography books, zines and literal art projects in print. One tome stood out in particular: the exploration of the South Florida city of Opa-Tisha-Wocka-Locka. Multidisciplinary artists Anne Daems and Kenneth Andrew Mroczek teamed up to bring us the story of a place that is as unusual in its conception as it is in its formulation. Translated from the native Seminole language as ‘high ground amongst the swamp on which there is a camping place’, Opa-Locka was developed in 1926 by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. He enlisted Bernhardt E Muller as city planner and proposed an aesthetic based on the One Thousand and One

Nights, following a fixation with the Douglas Fairbanks film The Thief of Baghdad. It’s hard to imagine that a small town in some random Florida county could boast the greatest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the West and not see it as a cheap effort to cash in on the cultural tourism of America’s golden years. Yet with their book, Daems and Mroczek look beyond the domes and pointed arches and deliver an all-encompassing view of Opa-Locka through stark photographs, archival material, city plans and interviews with locals that relay the trials and triumphs of a place filled with the dreams of otherness that were the basis of its creation. Some next-level shit indeed. www.merpaperkunsthalle.org

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Japanese Red Cinema: around Masao Adachi May 2014

During the month of May, Cinema Nova is paying homage to the work of Masao Adachi, a key figure in Japanese cinema of the 1960s and ’70s. Adachi, a widely published activist and theorist, developed the concept of ‘fûkeiron’ or ‘landscape theory’ as a cinematic form. The central concept is based on the idea that the landscape around us, from its most picturesque to its most banal aspects, is an expression of the dominant political power. The quintessential film for an understanding of his work, and likely his most screened to date, is A.K.A Serial Killer (1969), a layered film essay with the filmmaker as narrator and a vital free-jazz soundtrack. Adachi’s work is (re-)gaining a lot of attention these days from a new generation of authors and filmmakers. The programme also contains films by Kôji Wakamatsu, Nagisa Oshima and Eric Baudelaire, all to be screened this month. The Japanese Red Cinema programme will be screened at Cinema Nova, Brussels, throughout May.

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Films L for Leisure Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn - 2013

L for Leisure, Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s first feature film, is an arthouse comedy set in the early Nineties that follows graduate students on their vacations around the world. Twenty-four naive intellectual youngsters, portrayed by amateur actors, basically just hang around and talk. This episodic impression of said decade is viewed through the nostalgic goggles of television of that time. While John Atkinson’s soundtrack helpfully confirms this vibe, it’s clear that his music was made anno 2013. This underlines both the viewers’ retrospection and the characters’ introspection. If you grew up with shows like The X-files, Twin Peaks, Baywatch or Melrose Place you can’t ignore the lure of the soothingly familiar hues of the world reconstructed here. Indulging in this shameless nostalgia you feel like you’re sneakily watching your older siblings grow up. The screening at KASKcinema, Ghent, on 22 May is free for Subbacultcha! members.

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SpaceGhostPurrp + Yung Simmie

takes care of the afrofuturistic beats. He’s the man behind the Shangaan Electro label, named after the exhilarating music from the slums of Limpopo. Up to 190 BPM, no bass. Sounds pretty exotic, right? Then you haven’t seen the crew of dancers he’ll be bringing along... If you call the MoMA PS1, take the elevator there – or, more likely, visit the website – you’ll hear James Ferraro’s tunes. Yes, the man fond of misty beats and kitschy new-age synths is currently having his 100% exhibition there.

07 May - Trix, Antwerp 19.30 | €12 | Free for members

SpaceGhostPurrp stated that it was ‘time for a new generation: the ’90s babies’, and he kept his promise. This Miami, Florida producer and founder of RVIDXR KLVN is one of the hottest tickets in hip hop town. He’ll be presenting his latest mixtape for 4AD, full of dark R&B songs.

Nozinja + James Ferraro + Lorenzo Senni

Nog niet naar house ft. IVVVO + Nosedrip + Marie-Julie + Simon Hold 09 May - Petra’s Place, Ghent 23.00 | €4-€7 | Free for members

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R Stevie Moore: 14 May Tonstartssbandht: 14 May

has secured a spot on many music bloggers’ ‘best-of’ lists with its psychedelic boogie rock and experimental pop. You can expect fantastic classic rock guitar, drums and echoed hawk calls.

we found you the perfect excuse. You’ll find us upstairs, at Petra’s Place. Portuguese IVVVO comes over from London, bringing his hard and dark techno beats. Nosedrip, the moody man at 22tracks and CEO of stroom.tv, will surprise you with a sick set, as always.

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Tonstartssbandht 14 May - DNA, Brussels 19.30 | €6 | Free for members

Lucky for us, Edwin and Andy White realised that they should cooperate and make music together. Tonstartssbandht is a child of brotherly love from Florida. Last spring the brothers performed in Russia and Eastern Europe, now they’re going for the West. The band

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14 May - Vooruit, Ghent 20.30 | €10 | Free for members Nashville’s Robert Steven Moore is a lo-fi legend, having self-released literally thousands of home-recorded songs through The R Stevie Moore Cassette Club, an ongoing mail-order operation that has hundreds of individually dubbed cassettes and CD-Rs in its catalogue. Moore’s fiercely independent DIY approach and one-of-a-kind mix of classic pop influences, arty experimental-


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sound snippets. She’ll present her third LP, Nikki Nack. It’ll feel like there’s confetti and serpentine inside your head.

ism, idiosyncratic lyrics, wild stylistic left turns and homemade rough edges have influenced generations of DIY artists, ranging from Guided by Voices to Ariel Pink and John Maus.

Film: Blue Ruin

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

Theatre: Still Standing You

In for a dark but humorous drama about revenge? Jeremy Saulnier’s lowbudget Blue Ruin is quite the answer. The mysterious Dwight spends all of his time on the beach, sleeping in his old Pontiac, eating out of garbage cans. When the murderer who killed his parents gets out of prison, this fool is about to take revenge.

15-16 May - Campo, Ghent 20.30 | €13 | Free for members Dancers Pieter Ampe and the Portuguese Guilherme Garrido give you a kaleidoscopic view of their friendship. What do they mean to each other? Are they friends, lovers, rivals or even enemies? One thing’s for sure: they are partners in crime, like an Indian and a cowboy riding their horses through the desert, straight to the sunset.

Xiu Xiu + White Hinterland

17 May - DOK (Democrazy), Ghent 19.30 | €15 | Free for members For over ten years Jamie Stewart has been releasing his demons through his pop, noise rock, ambient and electro outfit Xiu Xiu. Stumbling across a weird Japanese film proved to spark enough inspiration for the new release, Angel Guts: Red Classroom. Films are a known muse for Stewart, who took his band name from a Nineties film in which a Chinese teenage girl learns

tUnE-yArDs + Benjamin Clementine

16 May - Botanique (Les Nuits 2014), Brussels 20.00 | €23 | Free for members Merril Garbus, former member of Sister Suvi and better known as tUnE-yArDs, is one colourful lady. She’s livin’ hearty, creating stories with a patchwork of

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new beginning, combining hard rock energy with tuneful harmony. The Spectors bring shoegaze pop that proves Bruges isn’t that medieval at all.

how to herd horses from a Tibetan saddle tramp. White Hinterland will guarantee a hint of atmospheric calmness.

Nisennenmondai + Rape Blossoms

Film: L For Leisure 22 May - KASK, Ghent 20.30 | €5 | Free for members

21 May - Vooruit, Ghent 20.00 | €12 | Free for members Remember the millennium bug everybody feared, whilst sipping from those ugly champagne glasses with the year 2000 written all over them? It never happened and our dear computer friends didn’t fail us. But at least the three Tokyo girls of Nisennenmondai still make some good use of it, using the Japanese word for it as their band name. Expect a raw and danceable sound, with a clear krautrock vibe.

Inspired by the style of Melrose Place and Baywatch, directors Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn have made a satirical and dreamy comedy about students in the early Nineties. Caught somewhere in the middle between trash and arthouse, this tale shows Generation X acting all cool and casual during their sunny holidays. An excellent preparation for your summer of afternoon naps, water-skiing competitions and casual sex.

La Sera + The Spectors

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Party: TINT

21 May - KultuurKaffee, Brussels 20.30 | €11 | Free for members Now that Vivian Girls have called it a day, bassist Katy Goodman can fully focus on her own project, La Sera. After two albums filled with bitter-sweet break-up melodies, she’s done with crying. As the title suggests, the new release, Hour of the Dawn, sounds more up-beat, like a

This has gotta be a good night. Brussels-based Vlek records has a great artist roster, and three of them will perform at Stockholm S. Expect Cupp Cave’s pleasant electronic wave, Squeaqky Lobster’s instrumental hip hop and Sagat’s acidic pulse, forcing you to fall in a musical trance.

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and Pure Ground’s minimal wave. To top things off, there’s Captured Tracks’ Soft Metals electronic romance. Weyrd Son, Hatecraft and X-Pulsiv make sure there’s a minimal wave and post-punk after-party.

The Woolen Men 23 May - Madame Moustache, Brussels 20.00 | €5 | Free for members

Hailing from Portland, The Woolen Men play punk-influenced DIY music in the tradition of Dead Moon and the Wipers. After a bunch of self-released EPs, Raf, Lawton and Alex will be presenting their first and self-titled LP, playing a thunderous and energetic set.

Saint Pepsi

02 June – OFFoff, Ghent 20.00 | €8 | Free for members They’re soulful, hot and sensually danceable, so we’re treating you to Saint Pepsi’s exquisite liquid disco tunes. After Hit Vibes and Gin City, Ryan DeRobertis will be releasing a new fulllength soon. You’re already getting the vibe of an early summer night party, aren’t you? Oh yes, you’ll be riding that feel-good wave, straight down rainbow road.

Fantastique.Night XLII

24 May - T.A.G., Brussels 20.00 | €13 | Free for members A true treat, with Luminance’s Belgian synth pop, Sally Dige’s cold wave

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What else is on this month On the following pages you’ll find a fine selection of concerts, festivals and exhibitions taking place around the country. Expo: Robert Barry until 17 May - Jan Mot, Brussels Out of a deep reluctance to continue making paintings and sculptures, Barry became one of the pioneers of conceptualism and minimalism back in the Sixties. Art without footnotes.

up with Dutch noise phenomenon Gnaw Their Tongues. Count on Parisian kraut trio Aluk Todolo for occult rock, and on Nihill for pitch-black demonic noise. Music: John Hopkins 03 May - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels If you haven’t listened to Immunity yet, you probably slept throughout 2013. It’s a sensational mix of ambient, minimalistic piano playing and bursts of techno.

Expo: Delphine Somers until 25 May - Hectoliter, Brussels Although the show at one of our favourite Brussels’ spots is called De Beproeving, it won’t be hard to like Somers’ soft-coloured painted works.

Music: Jonge Zwervers 03 May - OFFoff, Ghent From videos to animated shorts and live performances: go check out the work of our finest (young) creative minds.

Expo: No Country For Young Men until 02 August - Bozar, Brussels These artists’ look at Greece’s situation will take you past the age of happy endings. Don’t miss the satellite project by Depression Era.

Music: Vatican Shadow + support 06 May - STUK, Leuven Dominick Fernow: one man, many faces. This ex-Cold Caver runs the Hospital Productions label and makes excellent noise as Prurient. As Vatican Shadow he treats you to dope dark techno.

Festival: Kunstenfestivaldesarts 02-24 May - various locations, Brussels For a three-week period Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes over the city. Highlights include Brett Bailey, Transquinquennal, Milo Rau, Rimini Protokoll, Tsai Ming-liang and Benjamin Verdonck.

Music: Sleaford Mods + Radikal Satan 08 May - LAC, Brussels Sleaford Mods learned how to rant in the streets of Nottingham, fine-tuning their raw faux-hip hop punk. Argen-

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Frost will present his new release, A U R O R A. Post-classical electronic beauty ruptured by bursts of dark metal.

Theatre: Drugs Kept Me Alive 08-10 May - Vooruit, Ghent A monologue by Jan Fabre about a man who’s exploring all the escape routes. His compass needle directs him to the short-cuts between heaven and hell.

Music: Sean Nicholas Savage + Piers Faccini 19 May - Botanique (Les Nuits 2014), Brussels We all love Montreal indie guru Sean Nicholas Savage’s use of cheesy, simplistic adult-contemporary instrumentation as a way to convey his poignant and fairly devastating sentiments.

Music: Future Islands + Ed Shraders Music Beat + Kristian Harting 11 May - Vooruit, Ghent ‘Do you believe in love?’ One look at Samuel T Herring singing this and you’ll know the answer. By the way, his dance moves are ace.

Music: Com Truise 20 May - Muziekdroom, Hasselt Seth Haley, the world’s first self-titled ‘synthetic/robotic astronaut’, has seen Blade Runner over 300 times. No wonder this sci-fi adept’s synths sound futuristic.

Expo: D!NG 15-18 & 22-25 May - R.A.A.M, Kortrijk Online magazine D!NG organises its first exhibition with 14 artists that were featured in the previous published editions. The free expo has two special openings and can be visited in the days after. On Sunday afternoons there’ll be a special treat.

Music: Dean Blunt + RMillis 23 May - Netwerk, Aalst The enigmatic Dean Blunt loves lying outrageously. So we’ll never know if he once was a professional boxer. But who cares? After his collaborations with Inga Copeland under the moniker Hype Williams, last year’s solo release, The Redeemer, was one heck of a break-up album. Piercing through sound collages, pounding drums and voicemail messages, there’s Blunt’s sensual deep voice, guiding you into a dreamy and intriguing world.

Expo: Robert Heinecken 16 May-17 August - Wiels, Brussels One of the most prescient forerunners of appropriation, Robert Heinecken’s oeuvre is made out of the manufactured experiences created daily by the mass media. Dadaistic and surrealistic genealogy at its best.

Music: Hiss Golden Messenger + Hydrogen Sea 23 May - STUK, Leuven It’s quite the trip MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch take you on, all the way to the

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What else is on this month roots of American Southern folk. Hydrogen Sea combines an angelic voice with experimental sound collages.

out sonic explorations. Sun Araw will add some more psychedelic electronic bliss. And, the cherry on top, they’ll be jamming together too.

Festival: Le Guess Who? May Day 24 May - Utrecht There’s more to Utrecht than tulips. The War on Drugs, Sean Nicholas Savage, Mutual Benefit, Sun Araw and so many more are coming to town. You’ll hear nothing but good tunes all over the city centre.

Music: Nuit Morton Feldman 26 May - Botanique (Les Nuits 2014), Brussels The Belgian pianist Stéphane Ginsburgh will perform two Feldman pieces. The American abstract composer was concerned with how sounds disappear, which makes you want to reach out and grab the notes. Prepare yourself for an enthralling, intimate journey towards infinity and silence.

Music: Mutual Benefit + Yuko 25 May - 4AD, Diksmuide Mutual Benefit’s Jordan Lee transforms reality into a golden-coloured dream with his luscious and harmonious guitar chords. Debut album Love’s Crushing Diamond is the sound of everything making sense, if only for a moment. Yuko states they’re inspired by coffee and sun-bleached tablecloths, just the way we like it. Apart from the subtle post rock, their latest LP, Long Sleeves Cause Accidents, even features a soprano.

Conference: Boris Groys 27 May - BOZAR, Brussels Boris Groys’ unexpected propositions are a must-read for anyone interested in the balance of aesthetic and political power in the contemporary art arena. He’s well known for producing more provocation per page than any other critic. Music: Amen Dunes + Crocodiles 30 May - T.A.G., Brussels Damon McMahon’s New York psychrock crew Amen Dunes will be presenting its newest release, Love. Crocodiles’ sound can be linked to The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Music: Sharon Von Etten + Lyla Foy 25 May - Botanique (Les Nuits 2014), Brussels We already presented Van Etten in the Kreun in 2012. Her NY folk is slowly leaving the dark path of self-healing and confessional songwriting. No worries, there’s still enough melancholy left for all of us! Music: Sun Araw + Laraaji 25 May - AB, Brussels Laraaji gives therapeutic laughter sessions, so expect hypnotic raga and far-

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15 May - Föllakzoid, Piotr Kurek, Lutto Lento Piotr Kurek and Lutto Lento will serve some gypsy and psychedelic music filled with beautiful, fairy vintage synth melodies. Childhood homies from Santiago, the guys from Föllakzoid believe that there is some sort of gravitational force that makes South America able to dialogue directly with other places, times and dimensions. They’ll take you to the next level, fairy-tale-like, bizarre and mysterious.

the Future’s colourful, synthesized organics will open up a vivid exotic world of lucid dreaming. 24 May - Miaux + Ignatz LP release Melancholic, hypnotic and dreamy balladist Miaux will be presenting her first LP. Ignatz’ Bram Devens is up for yet another one, filled with his lovely distorted blues. Who to thank? Yep, none other than Dennis Tyfus and his Ultra Eczema label. 31 May - Chain and the Gang Ian Svenonius’ latest crime rock project (Minimum Rock N Roll) is mixing politics and rock’n’roll, creating a protest against a world where everything seems to be available. ‘You say you want a revolution? Well, you know we all want to change the world’…

17 May - Outer Space + Dolphins into the Future + many more A night filled with the cosmic modulations of Andrew Veres and Spectrum Spools label boss John Elliot, the beatboxing, banjo and general weirdness of Cantenac Dagar and the psych electro music of Tav Exotic, aka Bear Bones, Lay Low guy Ernesto González. Dolphins into

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SpaceGhostPurrp + Yung Simmie Trix, Antwerp 19.30 | €12 | Free for members

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Nozinja + James Ferraro + Lorenzo Senni

16 May

tUnE-yArDs + Benjamin Clementine Botanique (Les Nuits 2014), Brussels 20.00 | €23 | Free for members

23 May

Party: TINT Stockholm S, Antwerp tba | tba | Free for members

23 May

The Woolen Men Madame Moustache, Brussels 20.00 | €5 | Free for members

16 May

Film: Blue Ruin

24 May

Vooruit, Ghent 20.00 | €12 | Free for members

Cinema Zuid, Antwerp 18.00 | €5 | Free for members

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IVVVO + Nosedrip + Simon Hold Petra’s Place, Ghent 23.00 | €4-€7 | Free for members

DOK (Democrazy), Ghent 19.30 | €15 | Free for members

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14 May

21 May

De Kreun, Kortrijk 20.00 | €15 | Free for members

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R Stevie Moore + Fenster

Xiu Xiu + White Hinterland

La Sera + The Spectors KultuurKaffee, Brussels 20.30 | €11 | Free for members

15-16 May

22 May

Campo, Ghent 20.30 | €13 | Free for members

T.A.G., Brussels 20.00 | €13 | Free for members

01 June

Cosmonauts Mad Café (Jauneorange) - Liège 20.00 | tba | Free for members

21 May

Vooruit, Ghent 20.30 | €10 | Free for members

Theatre: Still Standing You

Fantastique.Night XLII

Film: L For Leisure KASK, Ghent 20.30 | €5 | Free for members

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01 June

02 June

Saint Pepsi OFFoff, Ghent 20.00 | €8 | Free for members


Free tickets and goodies To win, sign up to our mailing list on www.subbacultcha.be. 5x1 TICKET Nuit Belge

2X2 TICKETS Dean Blunt + RMillis

21 May Botanique, Brussels

23 May Netwerk, Aalst

3X2 TICKETS Mutual Benefit + Yuko

2X2 TICKETS All concerts in May at Het Bos

25 May 4AD, Diksmuide

Throughout May Het Bos, Antwerp

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also giving away tickets to I Am Oak at VUB KK, Down The Rabbit Hole festival at Beuningen (NL) and more.

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The Next Level Issue ft. IVVVO, Sagat, Tonstartssbandht and more.

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