Saturday 04 October
THE WYTCHES (us) THE WYTCHES (us)
https://soundcloud.com/thewytches

Don’t underestimate the wickedly progressive jam of the squinty-eyed young dudes who make the surf-psych outfit The Wytches. These three doomy Brightonians spout gruesome grunge which is both slightly sinister and catchy as hell. Creating a sort of tormented surf sound, Kristian Bell, Gianni Honey and Daniel Rumsey are clearly specimens of the daunting juxtaposition of seaside upbringing along the dreary British coast. Following a string of singles and cassettes released on the likes of Hate Hate Hate Records, Robe for Juda and Fat Possum Records, the three-piece occultists drop their debut LP Annabel Dream Reader 25 August on Heavenly Records in Europe and 26 August on Partisan Records in the States. The acutely anguished, gloom-heavy release was recorded in just two days at Toe Rag Studios in Hackney, London.

Free for Subbacultcha! members
online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 7,-
Friday 10 October
THE FREEZE (us) + MANLIFTINGBANNER + OPEN WOUNDS THE FREEZE are a Cape Cod/Boston-based punk band with a rich 32-year history. They’ve released 7 full-length albums of original material, appeared on the reputedly legendary “This is Boston Not LA” compilation in 1982. The Freeze play hard, fast, melodic punk rock and sing about everything inside Clif’s head!!
online: occii.org/
opens at: 21:00
price: 8,-
Saturday 11 October
TWO PIN DIN & GW SOK + PONY PACK + WOLVON + THE BERSERKERZ + DE FATWA’S Open Series presents: Two Pin Din & G.W. Sok + Pony Pack + Wolvon + The Berserkerz + De Fatwa’s

One night with five bands and a whola lotta rock ’n roll, so you’ll stay awake to see all of it! From punk to garage to improv to surf to noise. Tonight Two Pin Din will release a double single with G.W. Sok and Pony Pack will release a new album!

Two Pin Din
Two Pin Din are a two-piece indie rock band based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, formed in 2005 by musicians Andy Kerr and Wilf Plum, formerly of the bands Nomeansno and Dog Faced Hermans. Tonight they’ll perform with G.W. Sok (ex-The Ex) with whom they will release their new double single.

http://www.twopindin.com/

Pony Pack
Pony Pack is an Amsterdam garage surf trio with a shared love for seventies punk. Jane, Nora and Nina gleefully hustle their frenzied bass lines, upbeat drums and jumpy guitar riffs into joyous pop nuggets and seal them with a smack of outspoken vocals to make sure you’re paying attention. Tonight Pony Pack will release their new album ‘Enough About You’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-dtlCJZHac
http://ponypack.nl/

Wolvon
A mesmerizing mixture of postwave, dreampop, noise and krautrock.
http://wolvon.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlDW8hZf-rU

De Fatwa’s
A fast take on the basics of late 70s and 80s punk. Straightforward high energy songs about social politics.
http://defatwas.bandcamp.com/

The Berserkerz
Swinging and footstamping rock ‘n roll punk from Amsterdam.
https://www.facebook.com/theberserkerz/

+ DJs
online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:00
price: 7,-
Monday 13 October
JAPANESE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 presents: RUINS alone + TSUYAMA ATSUSHI + KAWAB The Japanese New Music Festival is a showcase tour in which the trio of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Atsushi Tsuyama (Acid Mothers Temple), and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) perform as multiple different units. The tour will return to Europe this autumn, with our three heroes performing as 8 separate groups. The groups mix and deconstruct all kinds of music from psychedelic rock, prog, jazz, classical to contemporary composition, experimental, and ethnic music. Their sound is unashamedly uncategorizable, with undercurrents of Frank Zappa and his belief that humour was an essential part of music. Each of the members brings a rich wealth of musical learning, knowledge and experience. The line-up for this year’s tour will be: Ruins Alone, Acid Mothers Temple SWR, Akaten, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X, Psyche Bugyo, Atsushi Tsuyama Solo, Makoto Kawabata Solo.


TSUYAMA ATSUSHI solo

Tsuyama is best known for his monster bass in Acid Mothers Temple, but he also has amazing technique of guitar and vocal. his He has travelled around the world and accumulated the traditional styles of guitars/vocals in europe and asia. he adds his own interpretations and lyrical sense to create a beautiful but odd “fake traditional” musical world. recently he developed a new figure called “prog.rock > blues-ization plan”. he dismantle the masterpiece of progressive rock, and restructure it as an impromptu blues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTcsOMBLcHU
KAWABATA MAKOTO solo

Kawabata Makoto is best known for his speed-demon noise-fuzz guitar in Acid Mothers Temple, but he is also widely active as an unparalleled drone guitarist. Drawing upon a huge reservoir of original techniques including metal glissando and bow-work that can summon up the sound of a string ensemble or orchestra, his work in this area cannot be simply categorized as minimal, drone or experimental. You’ll find it hard to believe that a single guitar can create sonic worlds of such meditative and elegant depth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vAzNaI_U2A
RUINS ALONE (Yoshida Tatsuya solo)

Yoshida is one of the most innovative drummer/composer/improviser in Japan’s new music scene. pioneer of Drum & Bass duo RUINS was founded by Yoshida in ’85 . Tunes are complicated and mysterious, and songs are sung in the language of their own invention. It’s high-tension, wild, heavy, speedy, acute, and powerful tremendous ensemble never sounds like they are only two players. now RUINS had no bassist and currently he has been playing as RUINS ALONE. playing RUINS songs with sampling bass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlJZeJqwisg
ZUBI ZUVA X (Yoshida/Tsuyama/Kawabata)

Eccentric poly-rhythmic a cappella ensemble. It covers from Gregorian chant to ethnic music, to do-wop to hardcore screaming, heavily using irregular rhythms and polyrhythm. All sorts of ideas and aberrant musicality overturn the image of a cappella. their totally meaningless lyrics and desperate performances throw the audiences into the abyss of the laughter and admiration. it makes the concept of “singing ability”nonsense.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jF3xBM2RxM
AKATEN (Tsuyama/Yoshida)

Formed in 1995 with the motto of “irresponsibleness” and “perfunctoriness.” They easily free themselves from the spell of the traditional seriousness of the art. Using daily commodities like scissors, toothbrush, zipper, camera, and plastic bottle as percussions, and shouting their brand names over and over as the “songs,” the show is performed under the concept of low cost and maximum sound effect. AKATEN is the experimental convenience store punk band that provides the sound images of cheap and simple daily lives.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWW6n1hX-mA
ZOFFY (Tsuyama/Kawabata)

Formed in 1998. Zoffy’s music hints both at the members’ deep musical knowledge via their improvised performances of troubadour music and European trad, and also at their deep love for rock via their destructivist covers of classic rock songs, that no longer sounds like anything but ZOFFY. The group believes that humor is essential in music, and their unprecedented performances stray far from the beaten track. Is this the Ultima Thule that rock music has long been aiming for?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw6mmmVZNW8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR3Deik4ik
PSYCHE BUGYO (Tsuyama/Yoshida/Kawabata)

Atsushi Tsuyama’s blend of two of his favourite things: Japanese samurai and ninja costume dramas, and British rock (mid 60s to mid 70s). The lyrics deal with themes from these dramas with typical Tsuyama humour, while the music is hardcore, authentic British rock tropes from the golden age – an ultimate, ultra-personal rock fusion of east and west! Special line-up for this tour including Tatsuya Yoshida on drums and Makoto Kawabata on bass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cj7f-x-0UI
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR (Kawabata/Tsuyama/Yoshida)

Acid Mothers Temple have rapidly become acclaimed as the greatest, most extreme trip psychedelic group in the world. Releases have appeared on labels around the world at an amazing pace, and the magnificence of their live performances is already being whispered of as legendary. SWR is the AMT Family’s most powerful battle-formation yet. featuring Tsuyama and Kawabata from the original AMT and Yoshida from Ruins. their crushingly acute freakout sound will pulverize the world’s legions of wannabe psych groups.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BEt5ZUQq8A
online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:00
price: 8,-
Saturday 18 October
BRUTAL BLUES (no, Psudoku/Parlamentarisk Sodomi//Moha!/Noxagt/Ultralyd) + CHILD BRUTAL BLUES: a grind band from Norway. This duo consists of Steinar (PSUDOKU, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, BxSxRx) on guitar/vocals and Anders (Blodsprut, MoHa!, Noxagt, Ultralyd) on drums/vocals. They play modern and raw grind optimal for most situations.

Norwegian Grind Maniacs Confirm Debut Release Through Selfmadegod

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A maniacal duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Steinar (Psudoku, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, BxSxRx) and drummer/vocalist Anders (Blodsprut, Moha!, Noxagt, Ultralyd), BRUTAL BLUES unleashes blisteringly fast, raw, cutting-edge grindcore, and those familiar with the members’ previous acts should expect nothing less than sonic devastation. Their self-titled debut release was recorded DIY at the legendary Rifferiet in Norway and mixed by Anders, and the artwork designed by Steinar and Leon Tomatis.

An incredible trailer for Brutal Blues is available HERE and the first track to be released from the album, “Rett,” is playing HERE.

Poland’s Selfmadegod Records will release Brutal Blues on May 22nd in CD and digital formats, and a limited run of the MCD will come in a screen-printed jewel case available directly from the band and on Selfmadegod Records webstore. An LP version will see release through Drid Machine Records (Norway) and Nerve Altar Records (USA).

http://zkam.org/bb
https://soundcloud.com/brutal-blues
http://www.selfmadegod.com

CHILD ABUSE (US)

In their ten years of existence, CHILD ABUSE have become much more than a jarring name. The NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, and Grind (among other things) into something entirely their own, all the while becoming one of the most innovative, and polarizing bands in New York. Trouble in Paradise, the band’s third full-length album, expands on their forays into uncharted musical territory.

Child Abuse is also excited to announce their new relationship with Skin Graft Records, who will be releasing Trouble in Paradise in early Fall, 2014.

Line up
TIM DAHL – BASS, VOCALS
ERIC LAU – KEYBOARDS, VOCALS
ORAN CANFIELD – DRUMS

o Though Child Abuse does their best not to sound like anyone else, or fit into any genre’s, open minded listeners of other genre defying bands such as Doomsday Student, Ruins, Flying Luttenbachers, Gorguts, Stockhausen, Univers Zero, Man is the Bastard, Meshuggah, Eric Dolphy, Butthole Surfers, Ocrilim, Gay Beast, Cecil Taylor, Captain Beefheart, etc…may or may not hear some similarities in Child Abuse’s music.
o Includes an additional bonus track found only on the CD release
o Recorded by Andrew Barker and Eli Crews
o Tim Dahl is also currently performing in Retrovirus alongside Lydia Lunch, Bob Bert and Weasel Walter.
o Child Abuse tours worldwide: European tour begins September 2014, West Coast USA tour Spring 2015

http://www.childabusetheband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/childabusetheband

online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 6,-
Thursday 23 October
DJ NIGGA FOX (príncipe) + DJ KOLT (blacksea não maya / príncipe) + SOTU DJ TEAM SOTU i.c.w. PANTROPICAL presents :

DJ NIGGA FOX (príncipe)
Rogério Brandão aka DJ Nigga Fox is one of the prodigies who has been causing a stir in and beyond the burgeoning Lisbon scene. Hot on the heels off prominent festival appearances at this year’s Roskilde and Sónar, Nigga Fox will be making his Rotterdam debut at this Pantropical event. Nigga Fox inimitable sound takes cues from the Príncipe label roster and collective, as well as fresh sounds from Angola’s capital Luanda. His refined hybrid is informed by kuduro, afro-house, tarraxinha, batida, and mixed up with house and techno. As Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork, The Wire) put’s it: “Fox warps far-out European club music to Angolan specifications”. To us he makes some of the dopest, freshest banging sounds that are out there right now.

DJ KOLT (blacksea não maya / príncipe)
DJ Kolt is the spearhead of Blacksea Não Maya, a young DJ crew from the south side of the Tagus river that splits Lisbon and its periphery. B.N.M. (Blacksea Não Maya) which also features DJ Noronha and DJ Perigoso, have been regulars at Príncipe’s monthly residency at Musicbox club in Lisbon. Like Nigga Fox, B.N.M have been garnering much crititical acclaim; their first EP release was widely applauded and became ‘Album of the month’ in SPIN’s ‘Control Voltage’. DJ Kolt is the most established one of the group at this point, and is keen to test the crowds in the north, trailblazing through B.N.M.’s original tracks, showcasing a vibrant style of progressive Batida yet to be named.
online: occii.org/
opens at: 00:00
price: 6,-
Monday 27 October
SHALLOW SANCTION (uk) + NATURAL ASSEMBLY (uk) + CLAY RENDERING (usa) + CREMATION SHALLOW SANCTION (UK)
Death rock/anarcho/post-punk op Hostpital Productions
NATURAL ASSEMBLY (UK)
Coldwave/synthpop/noise
CLAY RENDERING (USA)
ex-Wolf Eyes/Hair Police
CREMATION LILY (UK)
Power electronics/noise/industrial, Strange Rules eigenaar
online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:00
price: 7,-
Friday 07 November
GREYS (can) GREYS

Greys are a loud rock band from Toronto. Feel like you’re up to speed? As self-appraisals go, it’s a bit sparse, but it tells you all you need to know about the band without the pretentious accoutrements. It’s short, fast, and to the point – much like their debut album, If Anything.

There are plenty of other adjectives one could associate with the band: Caustic. Brash. Noisy. Abrasive. Dissonant. Melodic. Sarcastic. Explosive. It’s immediately apparent that the young quartet graduated from the School Of Noise Rock, Class Of ‘93, and their professors were guys like Reis, Denison, MacKaye and Cobain. So have many others, sure, but where Greys differentiate themselves is their economic distillation of those lessons into a funhouse mirror reflection of punk rock.

One needn’t look any further than the first two songs on If Anything for clarification. The opening track and lead single, “Guy Picciotto,” kicks the album off with a cacophony of noise which quickly races into a driving sing-song that recreates the familiar-to-millions moment of life-altering inspiration and identification with idols like the titular Fugazi guitarist. Shehzaad Jiwani and Cam Graham’s guitars propel the song skyward as Jiwani yells wistfully, “There goes my hero/He plays the same guitar as me/When I see him flying right off the stage/I want to be like him every day in every way.”

The band was formed in 2011 over a mutual appreciation for huge guitars and mathy rhythms. Three EPs in as many years (2011’s Ultra Sorta, 2012’s Easy Listening and 2013’s Drift) saw them rapidly growing both as players and performers, whittling their sound down to a sharp edge over 100,000 kilometers worth of DIY shows across North America. By the time If Anything was being recorded over the autumn of 2013, Greys were less interested in paying homage to those who first inspired them than carving out their own identity.

The stargazing on the album’s opener quickly turns to shoegazing on its second cut, “Use Your Delusion,” as Jiwani’s wide-eyed adulation fades to ambivalence. The song’s supercharged stomp, courtesy of drummer Braeden Craig and bassist Colin Gillespie, has the singer shouting, “I wish I could be less cynical/I wish that I could relate/I wish someone would write a song about me for a change/And I wish I liked it.” Simply wanting to mimic their heroes isn’t enough, and the group meld grungy muscle with indie rock detachment and post-punk angularity to create something familiar yet unique. The song eschews hardcore downstroking in favour of tremolo bends and stop-start rhythms. Such details only make themselves apparent on repeated listens, however, as the first few spins leave the listener spinning from If Anything’s all-out aural assault.

Therein lies the rub for Greys; an avid respect for their punk forebears wrestling with the bratty audacity to move beyond those paradigms. While If Anything amply satisfies the primal urge one derives from the best punk rock, it also rewards multiple listens with textural curiosities, evoking more than just the noise rock staples with debts owed to Unwound, Polvo, The Swirlies and Sonic Youth. In short, it’s equal parts Jesus Lizard and Jesus And Mary Chain. This is crystallized in the band’s live show, earning them a reputation as a formidable act whose amplitude is matched only by its intensity.

Put simply: Greys are a loud rock band from Toronto.

https://soundcloud.com/carparkrecords/sets/greys-if-anything


online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 7,-
Tuesday 11 November
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS (us) + CYCLOPS (us) + THE ANOMALYS Punk/Garage evening!

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads (NY )

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQnXZf0tX2cvVgcBXfe6RrIsffaCX6ftD

Cyclops(US)

https://www.facebook.com/CYCLOPSISLAND1

The Anomalys(Ned)

https://www.facebook.com/The.Anomalys

Entree 8 Euro
Deur Open 20.00
First Band 20.30
Early show, so it’s over on time for a weekday.

online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:00
price: 8,-
Wednesday 19 November
SILVER APPLES (us) + TOMAGA (uk) SILVER APPLES

“Silver Apples are THE electronic group of all time… Silver Apples are to electronic music what Thomas Edison is to Facebook.”

Trebuchet Magazine
History of the Band

Formed in 1967 as an electronic rock duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer consisting of 12 oscillators and an assortment of sound filters, telegraph keys, radio parts, lab gear and a variety of second hand electronic junk, the band quickly gained a reputation as New York’s leading underground musical expression. The photo below is of the band’s first gig, before 30,000 fans in NY’s Central Park.

First full-length album was released in 1968 on KAPP Records. The self titled album rode the Billboard Magazine Top 100 list for 10 weeks.

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The second full length album was released in 1969, titled CONTACT. A national tour was launched by the band’s recording popularity. A third album was recorded in 1970, but not released when KAPP folded.Without a record label the band disbanded, and, except for an occasional bootleg release, was not heard from again until 1994, when a German label named TRC, without license, re-released the first two albums in a double CD version, complete with poster. Since then numerous artists around the world have released covers, tributes and samplings of Silver Apples material.

In 1996, Simeon re-activated Silver Apples, recording and performing with many musician friends and admirers. On March 10, 2005, original drummer, Danny Taylor, passed away of a heart attack in Kingston, New York. He was 56 years old. Working as a solo performer, with Danny’s drum sounds recreated by electronic means, Simeon has continued the Silver Apples live concerts with performances literally all over the world. Currently Simeon is still recording and performing as a solo.

“Silver Apples… a beautiful and mysterious artifact.”

New York Times

http://www.silverapples.com/

online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 8,-
Saturday 20 December
HIEROPHANT (it) + TEETHGRINDER + NUCLEAR DEVASTATION + Surprise Act Wolves Of Hades Presents…

A night of uncompromising sonic warfare with relentless apocalyptic d-beats, chaotic riffs, desperate cries and beers as cold as your ex’s heart!

Hierophant (Italy)
-Blackened Crust fueled by Cries ov Arsonist Prayers-

Teethgrinder (Netherlands)
-Blackened Hardcore Hymns for the Hopeless Souls -

Nuclear Devastation (Netherlands)
-Negative D-beats Cursed by Everlasting Solitude-

+ Surprise act

https://www.facebook.com/WolvesOfHades

online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 6,-
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Concerts, punk and/or hardcore, alternative, reggae, dub, experimental, anything non-top 40

And of course a children's programme...

“Occii (Independent Cultural Centre)… former squat… more than just a place… 
It’s about people who work there – all are volunteers, all they do is so unique and 
genuine, without the money making stink… creating a scene for not only punk rock, but first & and foremost independent, non-profit, non-commercial music… bands 
from all around the world playing here… concerts, underground shows, films, 
and more… kids programs, workshops, theatre… More places like that and the world will be better place to live… word!...” —- Mr. Gordonsky


“Kicking globalization in the nuts,
the OCCII manages to bring together all the 
dissident voices of music from the four 
corners of the globe. The underground has 
never had a better venue.”

“OCCII has managed to secure its legal status and now runs as a perfectly 
legitimate squat with an extensive cultural community centre. But its squatty 
birthmark has sealed its underground, independent, free DNA forever. OCCII is a 
success story of a squat, which, having fought with the (real estate) powers of modernity made it through the wilderness of police brutality, only to prove that communal, social activity can produce something good, something that is not owned by anyone else but us, the people. Transmitting fierce music and art, 
the OCCII continues to break down rotten boundaries, for the sake of everyone.”
— Nikko Koulousios, Rhiz.eu
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