Major festival update on 3VOOR12 tomorrow!


Tomorrow, the Dutch website 3VOOR12 will publish a major update on the festival. There’re some nice things coming up.

Be sure to check 3VOOR12 tomorrow at noon 🙂 It’ll be worth it.


Anti-Pop Consortium at ZXZW and free mp3


Hip hop artists Anti-Pop Consortium are coming to Tilburg in September!

Copy/paste from Pitchfork:

‘The New York skronk-rap crew Anti-Pop Consortium reunited a couple of years ago, and they’re getting set to drop Fluorescent Black, their long-awaited comeback album and first full-length since 2002’s Arrhythmia. Big Dada will release the album on October 13. The trippy sci-fi album cover is above.’

Download a new mp3 from them @ Pitchfork

ZXZW Line-update !

Lots of new artists and events are added to the schedule the last days. This includes the full Kraaklink program and a very special event of the performance by Wardruna.

Here’s the full list of lately confirmed artists:


Andrew Keen

Bodi Bill


I Love Sarah


Cathy van Eck

Aart Strootman

Esra Pehlivanli

Tetsuya Hori

Jan Willem Troost

Sax & Sticks

Stian Westerhus

We’re always looking for more artists. Please give us tips via getsatisfaction/zxzw or and we’ll check it out!

Artists Exposed: Kraaklink


The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

The Kraaklink program will take place from 14 September – 20 September every evening from 20:00 at Kunstpodium T.

Tetsuya Hori

Meeting contemporary composed music in a place that is nothing like the average high-brow concert hall. That is what Kraaklink is about. Having a beer in a relaxing atmosphere while listening to interesting music made by musicians under 35y whose innovative music is constructed by young composers (below 40 years of age). This makes it one of the most interesting programs of ZXZW, aiming to bring contemporary composed music to those who would want to see it: a relaxed and interested audience.

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Festival De Affaire completes line-up


For coming Festival de Affaire 18 juli 2009 – 24 juli 2009 in Nijmegen they have finished the line-up.

It looks great, so you can expect a ‘de Affaire special’ on our blog coming weeks.

Our recommendations (with help of our new trainee: Peter):

TV Buddhas (ZXZW 2008)
De Anale Fase (ZXZW 2009)
The Dodos
Amenra (ZXZW 2006)
St. Vincent
Sleepy Sun
Howlin’ Rain
Portugal. The Man
Squares On Both Sides

so there’s a lot to look forward too.

Artist Exposed: Aluk Todolo


The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

Aluk Todolo will play Sunday 20 September.

Experimental black metal influenced by people such as Hermann Nitsch and Albin Julius (Der Blutharsch). With the goal to create a timeless, organic mix of krautrock’s strangeness and black metal’s coldness, Aluk Todolo conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars. Subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. Very dark. Very scary. Very nice.

We saw them last weekend at the amazing Worm venue in Rotterdam. We got a lot of blackdronenoise and were very happy they handed out earplugs.