Release show Kwartet Niek Hilkmann + Buurtbeheer + Weaselface x Cloaca
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Special release show in which two Rotterdam bands present new work.
Kwartet Niek Hilkmann
The brand-new album by the band around the Rotterdam musician Niek Hilkmann, which is appropriately and undisguisedly called Kwartet (Quartet) Niek Hilkmann, mentions “soggy currant buns (Typical Dutch bun with currants and very soggy indeed, editor) at the gas station’. Do you know that feeling of having to rely on that? It is characteristic of the work of the songwriter Niek Hilkmann, who confronts us with the sometimes absurd reality in his lyrics. He and his band package those lyrics in music that is indebted to Jonathan Richman and the primitive rock ‘n roll of The Velvet Underground.
On November 22, Hilkmann and his company will come to V11 to present their brand new and second album entitled Koele Meren. The promotional apparatus around the band puts it as follows: ‘Koele Meren has become a record that on the surface sounds like an excellent Dutch alternative pop album, but upon closer examination it reveals a collection of songs that everyone, who has ever struggled with the how and why, will find comfort and recognition in this life. “Nothing has been lost yet, it’s just in my head.”
The punk band from Oud-Charlois Buurtbeheer comes to V11 with their B-movie-fueled social housing activism. Tonight they present their new single Vechtclown, available on vinyl. Buurtbeheer in a nutshell: supported by the primitive rhythms of bass guitarist Sebatosh and drummer Yokolina, Jacco Weener sings about war veterans, the housing association and life in a deprived area. They released their first EP, “Een orgie van geweld,”, on cassette in May 2022 via the Smikkelbaard label, followed by the Christmas hit “Slopen = Sterven”.
Weaselface x Cloaca (DJ set)
Behind these names are the Rotterdam underground celebrities Shalita Dietrich and Florian Veenhuis.