Thursday 04 September
CASPAR BRÖTZMANN (de), MASSIMO PUPILLO (it, ZU), ALEXANDRE BABEL (ch) TRIO + CAT I’m happy to tell you that CASPAR BROTZMANN busier than ever.
He has a new trio featuring himself and MASSIMO PUPILLO on bass (ZU) + ALEXANDRE BABEL on drums.
They d0 a world premiere. A unique show!!! Not to be missed!!!


CASPAR BRÖTZMANN

Caspar Brötzmann (born 13 December 1962) is an electric guitar player. He was born in Wuppertal, Germany.
While Brötzmann typically performs with the power trio lineup of Caspar Brötzmann Massaker (his early band), with guitar, bass guitar and drum set, he only uses rock and roll and heavy metal music as a basis for his music. Brötzmann’s technique has been praised: “…his attack on the instrument — explosive, obstreperous, large scale, textural, timbral — asserts the material facts of string-pickup-amplifier more bluntly than anyone else currently involved in rock.


MASSIMO PUPILLO

Has been active as a bass player in the underground music scene of the city of Rome since his teenage years. He took part in the revolutionary experimental ensemble Gronge, an open project which blendedfree-jazz and noise rock with performance art. In 1997 he has founded ZU, along with Luca T. Mai (baritone sax) and Jacopo Battaglia (drums); the band has recorded fifteen albums so far, including collaborations with Eugene Chadbourne, Mike
Patton, Nobukazu Takemura, Dälek, King Buzzo (Melvins), and toured extensively in Europe, United States of America, Asia, and Africa.
ALEXANDRE BABEL

Alexandre Babel is a Swiss born and Berlin based drummer and percussionist. He is involved in various contemporary contexts such as modern classical music, free improvisation, noise and performance art.
Babel feels equally at home performing the most complicated music by contemporary composers as when playing wild and sound-challenging drums in improvised situations.

CATHY HEYDEN (fr) / ROGIER SMAL DUO

Cathy Heyden / Rogier Smal duo (paris/amsterdam) saxophone & drums free improvised music. CATHY HEYDEN RogierSmal

cathy.heyden.free.fr / rogiersmal.blogspot.com
online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 7,-
Thursday 25 September
Mississippi Records on Tour: -w/ MARISA ANDERSON, LORI GOLDSTON, DRAGGING AN OX Mississippi Records on Tour: Live Music + Films/Talks and DJ

-Marisa Anderson
-Lori Goldston
-Dragging An Ox Through Water

+ the new feature length live film presentation by Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records)

FILM/TALKS SHOW:

Eric Isaacson who set up and runs a lot of the Mississippi Records labels and shop activities is also a wonderful guide through the highs and lows of music history with a keen eye on the outersider types. For this tour he will introduce a brand new show film/talk presentation. More details to come.

Living in Portland Oregon, Marisa Anderson is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who works both solo and in beautiful tandem. Inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. Featuring an impressive 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel Marisa has released two albums on Mississippi. In the past two years, Anderson’s music has landed her slots with artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Devil Makes 3 and Sharon Van Etten.
online: occii.org/
opens at: 20:30
price: 8,-
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,-
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,-
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,-
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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,
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never had a better venue.”

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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.”
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