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Unruly Music Magazine September 2013

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Julianna Barwick 25 ART 30 Agenda 35 subbacultcha! shows 37 other shows 43

You wake up in a strange house, your head’s throbbing and you’re locked in. Been there? It’s the morning after that party. Tipped over ashtrays, bottles everywhere. You pour a glass of water to try and soothe that aching head. Not this again. Your mind slips into thoughts of regret and reflections of times when you felt better. Like, last night. Still, you’ll make that special anti-hangover breakfast to face the day, right? Page 3


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Platform: Smoke And Dust

This month’s shout-out goes to our friends running the Smoke And Dust label and the 019 venue in Ghent. Thanks to them #wastelands13 was a blast! They have pretty exciting plans for the near future so keep an eye on smokeanddust.net.

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2. Music: Hailu Mergia

Check out the latest Awesome Tapes From Africa release, a remaster of Hailu Mergia’s beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs. Mergia accordion/keyboard one-man-band extraordinaire - plays the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht on 28 November.

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Festival: Australian Open

Australia’s finest underground bands Sky Needle, Mad Nanna and Joel Stern are coming over to play Incubate and also this charming mini-festival organised by KRAAK and KC België. Definitely a reason to head over to Hasselt.

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Tapes: Ignatz vs Street Gnar

Subbacultcha! members who attended #wastelands13 have already received this brand new tape we compiled. It contains five excellent new Ignatz songs and a compilation of the best Street Gnar tunes. Check it out on the Subbacultcha! BE Soundcloud or buy it at our shows.

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Mixtapes: DJ Road Chief

DJ ROAD CHIEF is the DJ alias of Cleveland native Mark McGuire. His mixtapes appear to be perfect for the road indeed. We know those long summer drives are almost over, but let’s just pretend they aren’t. Check him on bandcamp! Page 5


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E+E

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E+E equals American wanderer in the absolute, Elijah Crampton. Having started on a hypnagogic trip in the final years of the last decade, Crampton then ascended to a higher plane of existence, where he was blessed with a unique perspective on the lowly holiness of the Human. His sonic signatures are booming voices proclaiming E, E and Golgotha, the forward rush of vehicles, lasers and other violences, and the flushing of toilets. His material truth is threefold: firstly, vocal tracks gently lifted fully formed from the jewellery boxes of pop and R&B vocal craft - a capellas, snatches of Bieber and Knowles. Secondly, the sublime harmonisations of the deepest 20th-century classical and new-age tones. Thirdly, the slow, friendly swaying of South American cumbia grooves. Like Raphael’s Transfiguration, E+E rarely touches the ground with a regular beat; instead, these elements are entwined weightlessly, sucking us through a heavenly sewer at breakneck speed or letting us float in the presence, shafts of blue and gold light cracking the abyss. His music is distributed haphazardly throughout the internet, but highlights include the Smile EP on Bandcamp and the most recent Soundcloud tracks. Download and find out what the next and strangest step in the Maus-How-to-Dress-WellFerraro-Autre-Ne-Veut sequence is. Page 7


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What was the worst hangover you ever experienced? During the last year of high school I suffered from a truly bad-ass hangover. We were driving to a brewery in Leuven and I had to sit next to my teachers. I almost threw up on their laps.

Bert Vanlommel, spotted at Wastelands Festival at Grindbakken & 019 in Ghent on 10 August 2013.

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I sat by the sea with Sean Nicholas Savage to learn more about the man who makes the most heartwrenchingly sincere music your soul will ever experience. We talked about the morning after the Apocalypse and the impossibility of conveying meaning. At the end Sean tipped his sunglasses to meet my eyes, and we knew something had moved in the universe ‘I have serenaded the moon many times’ Interview by Zofia Ciechowska Photos shot by Adam Kremer in New York, USA

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What does ‘the morning after’ mean to you? The morning after an eventful evening, perhaps...or an uneventful evening. Then it doesn’t feel like the morning after anything, really. There’s a great late-night underground afterparty scene in Montreal. You won’t see posters, you won’t hear about it, you need to be in the know. I love playing those late shows, everyone’s jacked up and everyone wants to see something move. You have so much room to do something fucked up.

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I dreamt of but I didn’t have a recorder. I wrote the song down but it has no melody. Do you think that in a faraway universe or in the world of microbes there is another Sean Nicholas Savage serenading the moon? I have serenaded the moon many times. I have an unreleased song called ‘Girl Touches Moon’ but it’s actually about me. I don’t want to tell the story, but it’s very sexual. I have a very sexual relationship with the moon. If you see

‘If you see a star that means the light from the star touched your eye, and that means that there’s information from the star touching your face and it’s affecting you’ What would the morning after the end of the world feel like? The end of my world? There would be no morning, I guess. I can’t understand that. Perhaps there would be a morning? That kind of end of the world is definitely going to happen, or it already has or is happening. The end - it’s a description, it’s not a real thing. The other day I had a dream in which I woke up, wrote a song and recorded it and then I woke up, wrote the song

a star that means the light from the star touched your eye, and that means that there’s information from the star touching your face and it’s affecting you. The moon is this big dead rock that is so close to us, blasting sunlight at us all the time. The fact that you can just stand there and stare at the moon is completely moving. When did you first get that gut feeling that music was your thing in life? Page 13


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‘That’s beautiful, I wouldn’t change anything about that. If you don’t like your job, get a new one. But writing poetry in Excel sounds great. Writing is so wonderful’ your brain and it can move other people, it’s so important to write in order to learn about language. Travelling a lot and talking to so many people in different languages teaches you a lot about meaning. But then we get words like ‘the end’ that turn out to be a faltering description of a much greater state. I like words like that, like ‘art’, ‘beautiful’ or ‘gay’ – what do these words mean? Language is too simple to work. We’re already having a huge problem with communicating even if we speak the same language! Music is beautiful because it allows you to express emotions with your message. I could just record myself giving little speeches, but I would What advice do you have for heartbro- want to add a little music to them ken office drones who are secretly typing and then maybe I’d want to sing a little bit, because singing is really nice. poetry into Excel spreadsheets? That’s beautiful, I wouldn’t That’s what I do. change anything about that. If you don’t like your job, get a new one. But Sean Nicolas Savage play Madame Mouswriting poetry in Excel sounds great. tache, Brussels on 19 October. The show is Writing is so wonderful. It’s good for free for Subbacultcha! members. I remember singing in my mom’s car as a kid while she was running errands. She’d leave me in the car and I’d sing made-up songs while I waited. As a teenager I started making choices and my big choice was music. It wasn’t a choice actually, it just took me. Music has always been my life, long before I was in the public eye. I’ve worked many different jobs and I enjoyed them for the stability they offered, but I was always writing songs in the meantime. I would get the best job I could and do the best I could because I think that helped me grow as a person, and gave me a stronger voice as a human being.

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One morning-after-the-night-before, Raphaelle Standell-Preston of Canadian indie trio Braids was kind enough to talk with us via Gmail chat. While apparently eating a cantaloupe she talks about uncomfortable emails, the perfect party, the comfort of kebabs ‒ and the night before her morning after Chat interview by Basje Boer Photos shot by Isolde Woudstra in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hi. How are you? Good, just eating a cantaloupe with a spoon. So this issue is themed ‘the morning after’. Uh-oh. I just had one of those. Tell me. I was playing a DJ set with Purity Ring and Austra in London. I danced a lot and sang up against a wall. I was being very overtly sexy, I also had a make-out session. The next morning I awoke and felt, Oh my gosh, how outside of myself did I get! I felt somewhat ashamed. But an interesting phenomenon is the morning after the morning after, when everything blows over. Page 18

How do you deal with the awkwardness afterwards? I’ve sometimes sent some emails, being like, ‘I’m terribly sorry if I made you uncomfortable or said anything completely outrageous.’ What would be the perfect party when you were a kid? I liked pool parties a lot. I was always a little frustrated that I couldn’t have a summer birthday party, because I’m born in February. Did you like being the centre of attention? I didn’t. And my father would always say, ‘You know, Raphaelle, the world does not revolve around you.’ I think he was worried about me turn-


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ing into some demanding prissy girl. What would be a perfect party to you at this age? One with lots of bass. And a room that is a bit quieter for those deeper conversations. Limited alcohol, like, five drink tickets. So no one gets two-faced. Good electronic music. Like, maybe some deep house. In Dutch we have this expression where we describe the numb feeling you have when you’ve just finished a major project as ‘being in a black hole’. Can you relate to this? Oh yes. I think I’m currently coming out of one of those black holes. I have been working very, very hard as of late. The Blue Hawaii album and Braids albums are overlapping a bit in their need for an outward push. I’m jumping back and forth between the two projects, doing twice as many shows and twice as many interviews. I have felt a little lost. But that’s okay. It’s okay to not feel like you have it all together. I played Melt! Festival the other day in Germany and that really changed how I feel. The atmosphere is so alive. The people who go there love the music. And that’s what it’s about. Sometimes indie music gets wrapped up in culture and lifestyle too much. That festival shook me around. Kind

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of pointed me north, as in an upward direction. How do you handle disappointment? I am trying to get better at it. Sometimes I get big dreams in my head that are not very realistic. I dream of playing for 20,000 people in Nashville and it turns out there are four. That’s a huge smack in the face. Okay, that is disappointing. Very. I gave the audience some doughnuts. It was so fucking weird and kind of sad. Another time we were opening for Wild Beasts in London. We were in this beautiful theatre and we had sound-checked and everything. When I went on to sing my mic wasn’t on. In front of 2,000 people we had to stop the show and yell, ‘What the fuck?’ to the sound people. And when they turned my mic on the audience just talked the whole time. I cried a bit after the show but then said, ‘Fuck it!’ and had a couple of drinks and a kebab. Braids play Botanique, Brussels on 06 September. The show is free for Subbacultcha! members.

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For her newest album Nepenthe, ambient songstress Julianna Barwick went out of her comfortable bedroom and jumped on a plane to work with Icelandic producer and Sigur Rós collaborator Alex Somers. Together they cooked up an even richer and more multilayered album than her previous one, The Magic Place. We talked about being in a real studio, seeing geysers for the first time and tips to soothe those rough mornings ‘I’d always wanted to go to Iceland and I just feel like the luckiest person in the world to even have gotten the opportunity to begin with’ Interview by Brenda Bosma Photos shot by David Brandon Geeting in New York, USA

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workday and then the weekends were off. In the morning I would get a latte and then go to Alex’s. There I’d have an hour all by myself and after that Alex and I would work together for the rest of the day. That was a fun system. During the weekends of course I would go sightseeing, like visit the Blue Lagoon and Þingvellir Park where I saw waterfalls and geysers. You recorded the album in a studio in Absolutely mind-blowing sights! Iceland with a producer and session musicians whereas you were used to re- It’s almost as if the Icelandic landscape cording all by yourself in your own bed- seeped in into the music. I was definitely inspired by beroom. How would you look back on the ing there. I mean, 98 per cent of the recording period? It was unbelievable. I don’t even music was created while I was in Iceknow how to put it into words. It was land. I must say the weather was kind just such a unique experience. There of rough for me, though. I’m a sunwere so many firsts for me. So many shine person. That and some persondreams came true. I’d always wanted al stuff I was going through was a bit to go to Iceland and I just feel like the disorienting. luckiest person in the world to even have gotten the opportunity to be- Did you get to hear any Icelandic tales gin with. It has certainly opened my or jokes to lighten up things? I don’t really remember any. I do eyes as far as getting out of yourself and just exploring what can happen know that their vocabulary is conwhen you open up to working with stantly changing, which I thought was really charming. I also remember other people. being struck by the different mannerDid you have a ritual before going into isms. For instance, when they would agree with each other, they would rethe studio? We kind of had a system set peat ‘Yow’ several times, which means up where we treated each day like a ‘yes’ in Icelandic. ‘Yow, yow, yow.’ That Critics are saying that Nepenthe is your most commanding album yet. What do you think of such of statement? I think that’s wonderful to hear and personally I think it’s true, in a way. It’s definitely a step away from the previous album. I mean, there were strings for goodness’ sake. That’s pretty grandiose, right? [Laughs]

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‘For the rough mornings I’d just drink lots of coffee and seltzer, and have a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon.’

sounded absolutely adorable. That rough mornings I’d just drink lots of coffee and seltzer, and have a bagel cheered me up for sure. [Laughs] with cream cheese and smoked salmIn ancient Greek, ‘Nepenthe’ is a potion on. That does it every time for me. that could make you forget about your pain and sorrow. Would you take a sip of Julianna Barwick just released her new alNepenthe if you could get it at the near- bum Nepenthe through Dead Oceans. est drugstore? Yes, absolutely! But I would kind of want to hold on to it just in case something really bad happens. For the Page 27


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General Dikki

Hi, I’m the General. I’m not just a photographer, I like to think of myself as the MacGyver of photography. Technology fails mean success to me. I like old cameras, alternative photography, gaussian blur, landscape, street art, 6X6 format, 120mm film, urban exploration, stoner metal, horror movies, girls in bikinis, beer, vodka, cherry coke and dominatrices. I hate everything else ;) Cheers. Artist selected, liked and approved by Ladda & Topo Copy www.generaldikki.com

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06 September - Botanique, Brussels 19.30 | â‚Ź13 | Free for Subbacultcha! members

Braids are a group constantly in a state of flux. After starting to make music together in high school, they relocated from Calgary to Montreal, changed their name, and totally reshaped their sound into a mix of folk, experimentation, and ambient electronica heavily influenced by mid-period Animal Collective. While their tight live performances and promising 2011 debut Native Speaker earned them a lot of good press, their upcoming sophomore album, Flourish // Perish, finds them on the move, once again. This time a band member has been shed on the way, together with their Avey Tare-imitation. Instead, you can hear a more introspective and electronic sound reminiscent of vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s other project, Blue Hawaii. Page 37


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Hooded Fang

07 September - Charlatan (Democrazy), Ghent 20.00 | €10 | Free for Subbacultcha! members Formed by a group of friends with no musical training, these Torontonians specialise in lo-fi garage pop inspired by ’60s surf rock and girl groups. Their latest album, Gravez, is darker than their debut, but if it were to soundtrack a funeral, it’d still be more of a celebratory, ashes-shot-out-ofa-cannon-style affair.

Cam Deas

12 September - TBA, Ghent 20.00 | €7 | Free for Subbacultcha! members

British performer and composer Cam Deas has released quite a body of work both on the solo and the collaborative levels. To the extent that if you just discovered the guy, you might have difficulties knowing where to start. The 12-String guitarist is famous for playing lengthy compositions together with plenty of improvisation during his live performances. Come ramble with him. Page 39


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Psychic Ills + Carlton Melton + White Manna 21 September - De Kreun, Kortrijk 20.00 | €12 | Free for Subbacultcha! members

NYC’s Psychic Ills have spent the past decade messing with minds via a musical medicine cabinet stocked with a wide variety of psychedelic substances. Their latest release, the aptly titled One Track Mind, finds them locking into a krautrock-y groove not unlike that of Moon Duo, to whom they also bear an almost hilariously uncanny physical resemblance. Support by Carlton Melton and White Manna.

Date Palms + Plankton Wat

21 September - Scheld’apen, Antwerp 20.00 | TBA | Free for Subbacultcha! members

Date Palms are known for taking their listeners on a journey across various deserts of the world with their exotic yet Western-style melodies. Their recently released The Dusted Sessions, however, has been more focussed on North American history. There’s even a series dedicated to California’s Yuba River (‘Yuba Source Part I’, ‘Yuba Source Part II’, ‘Yuba Reprise’); faPage 40


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mous for many Native Americans and the California Gold Rush. Plankton Wat, also of the Thrill Jockey label, will complement this psychedelic occasion with their folky drones. This side project of Eternal Tapestry’s Dewey Mahood’s is guaranteed to take you into a foreign world.

Black Out presents: Tropic Of Cancer + DVA Damas 27 September - Studio, Brussels 21.00 | €15 | Free for Subbacultcha! members

After two years of waiting, Tropic Of Cancer of the Blackest Ever Black fame are finally back in Europe with a new release. Camella Lobo’s atmospherical darkness is the result of slowcore melodies mixed with some gothic and new-wave sounds. If you love keeping your poker face during a concert, this is probably this year’s best occasion for thar. DVA Damas, TOC’s European tour partners, seem a tad more ironic in their music. Their songs, leaning towards spaghetti Western sounds, will most likely break the ice and bring a contented grin to your face. Not to be missed! Page 41


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Vatican Shadow plays Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL

Rainbow Arabia 06 September - Madame Moustache, Brussels Oriental tracks such as ‘Omar K’ from The Basta and ‘Without You’ from Boys and Diamonds helped the LA husband-and-wife duo earn quite some popularity online. They’re back in Brussels on a promotional tour of a recently released album, inspired by 1970s German synth pop. Let’s wish them luck!

Braids 06 September - Botanique, Brussels On their new album Flourish // Perish, Montreal’s Braids have shifted towards a more introspective and electronic sound reminis-

cent of vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s other project, Blue Hawaii. Read more on page 16.

Hooded Fang 07 September - Charlatan, Ghent Formed by a group of friends with no musical training, these Torontonians specialise in lo-fi garage pop inspired by ’60s surf rock and girl groups. Read more on page 39.

Cam Deas 12 September - TBA, Ghent The 12-String guitarist is famous for playing lengthy compositions together with plenty of improvisation during his live performances. Read more on page 39. Page 43


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Leffingeleuren ft. Still Corners, Dead Ghosts, Jacco Gardner and more 13-15 September - various locations, Leffinge The festival season may be drawing to a close, but luckily there are still some goodies left. Set against the scenic backdrop of the steeple-laden skyline of Leffinge, Leffingeleuren presents you with a fine selection of up-and-coming rockin’ rascals like Dead Ghosts and Bed Rugs, together with some well-known stars such as The Horrors and Jessie Ware.

Incubate ft. Vatican Shadow, Smith Westerns, Gang Of Four 16-22 September - various locations, Tilburg 2013 marks the ninth edition of Tilburg’s annual celebration of cutting-edge indie culture spanning progressive music, dance, film and visual arts. Its rich and incredibly diverse line-up plus the looming threat of autumn provide plenty of reasons to head to Holland for an adventure.

Psychic Ills + Carlton Melton 20 September - Trix, Antwerp 21 September - De Kreun, Kortrijk Psychic Ills’ latest release, the aptly titled One Track Mind, finds them locking into a krautrock-y groove not unlike that of Moon Duo, to whom they also bear an almost hilariously uncanny physical resemblance. Read more on page 40.

Date Palms + Plankton Wat 21 September - Scheld’apen, Antwerp Date Palms are known for taking their listeners on a journey across various deserts Page 44

of the world with their exotic yet Westernstyle melodies. Read more on page 40.

Wolf Eyes + Wire 21 September - Amerikaans Theater, Brussels Wolf Eyes, legends of noise, have been one of the most restless DIY formations around since the first howl as the solo project of Nate Young in 1996. The group just released a new effort called No Answer: Lower Floors. The material sees a bit of change as James Baljo freshly joined Nate Young and John Olson in their intense journey of industrial outbursts and sonic terror, which promises to be eerily thrilling.

Australian Open ft. Sky Needle, Mad Nanna, Joel Stern and more 21 September - Zaal België, Hasselt The wonderful people of Kraak are bringing some of the most interesting bands of the Australian underground scene over for an evening Down Under. Prolific jam band Sky Needle and intuitive lori pop group Mad Nanna will be joined by Joel Stern, Unwear and Maan.

Smith Westerns 22 September - Botanique, Brussels Being tossed from the frying pan of high school into the fire of blogosphere hype could easily cause many burn outs. These Chicago glam rockers, however, sound chiller than ever on their third album, Soft Will, which was released earlier this year.

Plack Pus 24 September - Scheld’apen, Antwerp With his solo work as Black Pus, Lightning Bolt drummer/vocalist Brian Chippendale bashes out brutally heavy and repetitive mu-


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Still Corners play Leffingeleuren festival on 14 September

sic that’s perhaps poppy when compared to his main band but no less psychedelic.

Fuzz 25 September - Botanique, Brussels Ty Segall’s new side project, featuring Segall on drums(!), bassist Roland Cosio, and Ty Segall Band guitarist Charlie Moothart, is set to unleash its sludgy proto-metal into the world like the demon that graces the cover of new self-titled debut.

Bozar Electronic Arts Festival ft. Vatican Shadow, Moderat, Lee Gamble and more 26-28 September - Bozar, Brussels With an exciting and high quality line-up, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival is the cuttingedge festival of experimental electronics and ambience in Brussels. Not to be missed this year: Lee Gamble, Vatican Shadow and Regis.

Tropic Of Cancer + DVA Damas 27 September - Black Out, Brussels After two years of waiting, Tropic Of Cancer

of the Blackest Ever Black fame are finally back in Europe with a new release. Read more on page 41.

Re-opening of Les Ateliers Claus ft. Les Mireilles, Matthieu Le Hung, iLiLL and more 28 September - Crickxstraat 15, Brussels After three years of hard work, Les Ateliers Claus returns to its old stomping grounds at Rue Crickxstraat 15, in Saint-Gilles. They will open in style with performances by Les Mireilles, Matthieu Le Hung, iLiLL and many more. Come on down and celebrate, celebrate!

Crocodiles 30 September - Botanique, Brussels This duo wears their love of Jesus and Mary Chain, post-punk, and jangly British bands on their sleeves. Their new album, Crimes of Passion, features production courtesy of Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes. Expect shoegaze-y garage pop that is as rough around the edges but a tad more randy than their early work. Page 45


Overview of all Subbacultcha! shows in September

06 September

21 September

Date Palms + Plankton Wat

Braids

Botanique, Brussels 19.30 | €13 | Free for members

Scheld’apen, Antwerp 20.00 | TBA | Free for members

07 September

Hooded Fang

27 September

Black Out presents: Tropic Of Cancer + DVA Damas

Charlatan (Democrazy), Ghent 20.00 | €10 | Free for members

12 September

Studio, Brussels 21.00 | €15 | Free for members

Cam Deas

TBA, Ghent 20.00 | €7 | Free for members

Coming Up

21 September

Psychic Ills + Carlton Melton + White Manna

Amen Dunes, Faceplant, Sean Nicholas Savage

De Kreun, Kortrijk 20.00 | €12 | Free for members

See all these shows, plus the Subbacultha! shows in NL, for free. Join at www.subbacultcha.be. Page 46


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Subbacultcha magazine be september2013  

This is the The Morning After Issue. Featuring Sean Nicholas Savage, Braids, Julianna Barwick and lots more.

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