On wedn 15th, Bxl collective Mecanic Voodoo hosts two pop-jazz duos from China and Japan “SweeT & Ria Kuga” and the opening of SunnyJ’s exhibition “Shell” in their freshly opened pop-up saloon Niko Matcha in Rue de Flandre 183B next to café Midpoint. You are kindly invited to share with us the eastern vibes coming directly to us from the land of the rising sun and the land of the Dragon.
Doors 18:00, concert at 20:00.
19:00 Food at -prix libre-
This thursday 9 Feb a special concert night @ Les Ateliers Claus. Double concert for lovers of psychedelic tropicalia punk & afro jazz
Fumaça Preta: An psychedelic tropicalia noise fuzz rock quartet via Venezuela, Brighton (UK) and Amsterdam. A Deep throat organ over fuzzy funk drumming, then passionate ranting in Portuguese – Pupilas Dilatadas lays out its stall right from the start: a mad love for 1960s Braziian psych rock stirred up with European humour. The wild harmonized guitar chords remain unleashed till four minutes in, and the track is an impressive mix of discipline and righteous craziness. “Toda Pessoa” is even better, a concise and coolly configured mesh of bass and guitar lines strutting towards a chorus whose dumbness verges on perfection. The music shifts easily from pomp rock riffs to lounge moments, with space echo and other FX splashed generously about. Espelhos Fundidos is a casually brilliant throwaway: a high bassline, cello and bass clarinet taking turns on melody, while waves of insane laughter and echo crash over the top. This is record collection rock, if you like, but from people with very special collections. It’s amazing that the whole steaming, tropical concoction has emerged from a tiny Amsterdam studio. http://www.fumacapreta.com https://fumaca-preta.bandcamp.com
Yôkaï: is pure tribal jazz. They play groovy composition in the style of Ethio master Mulatu Astatke, but also with more quiet moments where Fred Becker exchanges his sax for the ney flute. All in all a pleasant and broody afro-ethio atmosphere. For Les Ateliers Claus they will perform a special set where they” work around tribal compostions. https://www.facebook.com/yokaisound https://yokaibxl.bandcamp.com
+ dj support Rebel Up! SebCat
10€ > Get your ticket soon, very likely that it will sell out…
Saturday 4 Feb > an afternoon & evening fro young & old in GC de Kriekelaar, Schaarbeek. For the honour of the chicon (endives) of Schaarbeek!
On the programme:
17h30-18h30: Make your own force kit (bring an empty plastic bottle or drinking pack)
18h45-20h15: Ben & Mozol (live)
21h15-22h00: THE LOVER BE (live)
Tropical tunes by Rebel Up! SebCat continuously: *singing chicons* installation by Bob Verschueren
expert advise by chicon grower FV Vanhaesendonck
chicon amuse-gueules tapas by the cook
@ GC de Kriekelaar
Rue Gallait 86