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Agenda 22/01/2014 – 26/01/2014

This week, there’s many concerts going on in Brussels! Well I know there’s always a lot of concerts, of course, I must say “there’s a lot of concerts I want to attend to”!

It starts this Wednesday: the Floreo (a bar behind Saint-Gery) is hosting the “Jam in Brussels” event and it starts with a gig by Anwar (as usual, all the links to the events are at the bottom of the article, after the french version).

The same day, it’s Cougars in America and Chris Sand who are playing at the Live Music Cafe, an event organised by “Les Soirées Cerises”, this organisation is responsible alone for at least one concert a week in this city! It’s amazing!

And if you are not decided yet, there’s other concerts at the Beursschouwburg: Valerie Solanas and Kras & Blijvoet.

All those concerts are free entry and all in the same neighborhood… So it makes it easy to change if you decide to.

In another part of the city, Forest, the Bar du Matin is welcoming the Photomatic evening, like everty Wednesdays! It’s an evening dedicated to photography that you can discover in the screen and there’s a groovy DJ set at the end of the presentation. A nice and cosy evening!

And if you want to party in the middle of the week, go to Madame Moustache (in Saint Catherine) for their “In ‘80’ We Trust” Party!! The title say it all….

And here we are on Thursday where we can start already at noon: there’s a shop in Place Stéphanie, called “Smuggler”. I must say that as they are selling clothers for men (suits, ….), I never paid much attention.

Anyway, the house is beautiful and I bet the interior is too… it seems that they have some space and a taste for jazz music, as they are welcoming musicians for a lunch session! This week it’s the guitarist Guillaume Guillain.

Thursdays are known to be the exhibiton’s openings night! So it’s a day I get prepare to go to one of the many galleries that our city has and discover some artwork and artists or collective.

If you are in Brussels long enough and even if you don’t car about street art, you must have heard of Bonom, the most knwon and popular artist in Brussels. There’s an exhibition tonight of his drawings and pictures taken by Ian Dykmans who followed Bonom in the streets… There’s also a book published about Bonom works to be discoverd there!

I don’t know if you have paid attention to the fact that the area around Wiels in Forest is becoming a real artsy area: Avenue Van Volxem, Theodore Verhaegen street and the many little streets around are full of art spaces!

For example De La Charge gallery. If you don’t know it, there’s tonight an event “Seoul Fonts Karaoke”, it’s an “OSP Print Party”. Well don’t ask me too much: what I understood is that OSP (Open Source Publishing – a graphic design agency using exclusively open source’s softwares) had a workshop few months ago in Seoul with some local artists.

One of the tool they were using is a computer system of alphabet recognition. But being artists, they used their creativity of course… Well this has to be discovered tonight together with some pictures of their trip.

In Saint-Gilles, there’s the mu$ée de$ erreur$ open doors of the studio of artists Charles Quincunx, Jean-Philippe van den Hove and Arnaud Poncelet. For the occasion, there’s also a set by musician Jeff Monheim.

For the electro lovers, in Café Tigre (Flagey), there’s a DJ set by ChoKapix.

If you are a Metal lover, you’ll try the El Polly of Filth Metal Sessions, in the “Loll Bar” a very weird place I would never suggest anyone to go usually. I would not even thing of this place as having something going on actually.

But then I saw the event and I know that Brussels is not full of places where you can listen to Metal and the organisators has to be very creative and persuasive to find a venue…

Friday night: let’s just party!

If you like some alternative party, there’s a “Bennethon Party”: Ben is an artist who’s lost everything a couple of months ago when his place burned. So his friends and relatives are organising a party to raise some money to help him. The line up is huge of nearly unknown (to me) DJ. Well I know one of them and I know he’s good. And there’s a big chance that the crowd will be very cool.

There’s always an electro party somewhere too: one of the best in town is the Leftorium parties, held in Bazaar Club. They have a special event this week for their 3rd Anniversary with DJ Hell as guest!

Saturday night: let’s also just party!

Plac du Luxembourg (also known by Place Lux or even only “Plux” by the Eurocrat community) is normally the place to be on Thursday night. All the bars are full of people drinking and talking to each other about E.U regulations or human relations possibilities…

But from time to time, one of the bars, the Coco bar, is hosting other type of events in the “appartment” just above the cafe/restaurant. this Saturday it’s a groovy/soul sessions with artists Coultrane and Soul T, organised by Da Bluefunk District.

A touch of reggae will be served Chez Jacques, in Molenbeek, with the Soul Vibration Reggae Dance, but also at Bazaar with the Dancehall Station Party

If you would like to stick to electro the Wood will be your destination as Saturday is the Number Six Parties there. This week with Dj’s Siler & Dima.

If you need something more than just parties during the week-end, you might want to go to one of the concerts of the Festival Sacré Saint-Gillois. You’ll get to discover some local musicians during one of the many gigs held from Friday to Sunday.

And on Sunday, if you really do have a taste for discoveries and like the alternative culture, you’ll be interrested by the Festival Sounds of Belgian Underground 2014, organised by Ancienne Belgique. Different type of music, check the link and google the names to get to know a bit more about all the bands of the line up!

And finally, I’ll try to find some time to go and see the skateboard exhibition at Association du Patrimoine artistique. I’ve received a mail about from a reader telling me this is really worth to visit.. So thanks for the tip and I’ll surely go this week!

Yelyam

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Cette semaine sera très musicale avec une dizaine de concerts (minimum) ) travers la ville et des tas de genres représentés !

Le nombre de concerts est grossi grâce à deux festivals.

Le premier est Sacrés Saint-Gillois, qui a pour objet de faire découvrir les talents locaux, dans une commune qui a la réputation d’attirer une population artistique très importante. D’ailleurs, puisqu’on parle de Saint-Gilles et de ses artistes en général, trois artistes plasticiens ouvrent cette semaine la porte de leur atelier. C’est le mu$ée de$ erreur$ de Charles Quincunx, Jean-Philippe van den Hove and Arnaud Poncelet.

Mais retour aux concerts : le second festival, ce sera dimanche à l’Ancienne Belgique qui Sounds of Belgian Underground 2014 et ses artistes alternatifs… Plein de genres musicaux à découvrir, sans même parler des talents qui y participent.

A part ça, tu penses bien qu’il y a toujours un bar en ville qui ouvre ses portes ! Le Floréo acceuille la soirée Jam in Brussels avec un concert de Anwar en ouverture de soirée.

Au Live Music Café, c’est les fameuses “Soirées Cerises” grosses pourvoyeyses de concerts (plutôt indi rock) dans la capitale ! On y découvre Cougars of America et Chris Sand.

Pas très loin de là, le Beursschouwburg nous propose de découvrir Valerie Solanas and Kras & Blijvoet.

Mais parfois des espaces un peu plus originaux s’ouvrent, comme cette boutique de vêtements pour hommes sur la place Stéphanie (Smuggler), qui propose un espace pour un lunch jazzy ! Cette semaine, la guitare solo de Guillaume Guillain se déguste avec son sandwich !

Sans parler des ses bars étranges, presque louches, où tu ne mettrais jamais les pieds, et où un Métalleux a l’idée d’organiser un concert : El Polly of Filth Metal Sessions au Loll Bar (le truc au coin de la chaussée de Charleroi et de la rue de la Victoire), ça nous change du Magasin 4 !

Les bars ouvrent également leur portes aux DJ’s : pendant tout un temps, l’un des “place to be” de la jeunesse électro-branchée de la capitale était le Tigre, minuscule bar de Flagey qui attirait 6 fois le nombre de personnes que sa capacité ne permettait. Ce qui faisait déborder la foule au-delà du minuscule trottoir. Depuis le trottoir devant le tigre a été aggrandi, mais les branchés ne semblent pas aimer ce confort ou alors le patron est trop occupé à s’occuper de son Mr Wong. En tout cas, ce n’est plus aussi fou qu’avant. Ce qui ne veut pas dire qu’il ne s’y passera jamais plus rien ! Cette semaine, la Djette choKapix va y servir quelques sons electro qui pourraient ravir ceux qui aiment le genre.

Au Bar du Matin, DJ set également, avec une touche un peu plus artsy puisque les soirées Photomatic sont centrées autour de la projection de photographies !

Du côté des sorties, j’ai repéré un peu de tout : Madame Moustache et sa soirée “In 80’s We Trust”, donc le titre est évocateur.

Une touche de reggae grâce aux soirées Soul Vibration Reggae Dance, Chez Jacques à Molenbeek, ou encore la Dancehall Station Party – Bedroom Bully Edition au Bazaar, dans le coeur des Marolles.

Un peu de groove grâce à Da Bluefunk District qui débute par des concerts de Coultrane et de Soul T au Coco Bar.

L’électro bien sûr avec, comme chaque semaine au Wood, la soirée Number Six qui accueille Siler & Dima. Et ne ratons pas le troisième anniversaire de la Leftorium au Bazaar !

La scène alternative bruxelloise se rendra quant à elle aux Caves d’artois pour la Bennethon Party. Une soirée au profit de Ben, un artiste Saint-Gillois, dont l’atelier a pris feu il y a quelques mois. Au menu une line up de fou, une tombola déjantée, et au final la bonne conscience de s’amuser pour une bonne cause !

Enfin, du côté des expositions, j’ai donc déjà parlé du mu$ée de$ erreur$ en début d’article.

A l’ISELP, jeudi, c’est Bonom qui est à l’honneur : à l’occasion de la sortie d’un livre sur son travail, exposition de dessins et de photos de Ian Dyckmans qui a suivi le street artiste dans ses escapades nocturnes !

Pour les plus graphics designers d’entre mes lecteurs, le Seoul Font Karaoke, à la gallerie De La Charge devrait t’intéresser. L’agence Open Source Publishing revient sur un voyage en Corée, il y a quelques mois et son travail en collaboration avec des artistes coréens. Si tu aimes la typo et est sensible à l’usage de logiciels open source, cet évènement est fait pour toi !

Enfin, un lecteur a eu la délicatesse d’attirer mon attention sur une exposition de skateboards à l’Association du Patrimoine artistique, et il est temps que je m’y rende !

Yelyam

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22/11/2013 – 28/02/2014

Skateboard exhibition
http://www.associationdupatrimoineartistique.be/fr/index.php

22/01/2014

Jam in Brussels with Concert Anwar @ Floreo FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/205497462976868

Cougars in America + Chris Sand @ Live Music Café FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/670114599716181

Photomatic @ Bar du Matin FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/1439984992897712/

Valerie Solanas + Kras & Blijvoet @ Beurschouwburg FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/187463438111725

In 80’s We Trust @ Madame Moustache
https://www.facebook.com/events/365670426868482

23/01/2014
Guillaume Guillain, Guitare solo @ Espace Stéphanie – Smuggler FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/1414584292115886

Vincent Glowinski et Ian Dykmans / Bonom, le singe boiteux @ Iselp FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/1455470291342396

Seoul Fonts Karoake @ De La Charge Gallery FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/256412721190334

mu$ée de$ erreur$ / C. Quincunx, J.-P. van den Hove, A. Poncelet @ Rue de la Glacière FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/400254463438090/

ChoKapix Mix @Tigre FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/394386037363873

El Polly of Filth Metal Sessions @ Loll Bar FREE/GRATUIT
https://www.facebook.com/events/1447371555477414

24/01/2013
Bennethon Party @ Caves d’Artois
https://www.facebook.com/events/252255924937436

Leftorium 3rd Anniversary with DJ Hell @ Bazaar
https://www.facebook.com/events/458140484309047

24/01/2013 – 26/01/2013
Festival Sacrés Saint-Gillois
https://www.facebook.com/events/233854263455317

25/01/2013
Da Bluefunk District presents Coultrane + Soul T @ Coco Bar
http://dabluefunk.org/event/coultrain-of-hawthorne-headhunters-soul-t/

Soul Vibration Reggae Dance @ Chez Jacques
https://www.facebook.com/events/630408760354438

Dancehall Station Party – Bedroom Bully Edition @ Bazaar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1435049770059509

Siler&Dima @ Number Six Party – The Wood
https://www.facebook.com/events/642369429154342

26/01/2013
Festival Sounds of Belgian Underground 2014 @ Ancienne Belgique
http://www.abconcerts.be/fr/concerts/p/detail/the-sound-of-the-belgian-underground-2014-26-01-2014
+ After Party @ Bonnefooie
https://www.facebook.com/events/712231978787731

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