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What’s Up Amsterdam May 26, 2014

This week Arnaud Wiehe from Dutchified Vlog stops by and
Emil Struijker Boudier tries to redeem himself. The boys talk dos and don’ts about drinking on a terrace and all sorts of fun stuff.

Monday 26th

 RACE PLANET INDOOR GO-KARTS

I would rather drive go karts than 97% of all other activities in the world, combined. I made a list, I weighed my options and it’s true. Indoor go karting is is the top 3% of all possible things that a sentient being can do.

RACE PLANET INDOOR GO-KARTS  | Mon- Fri 1:00pm to 11pm Sat and Sun noon to 11:00pm

Tuesday 27th

MAN OR ASTROMAN? at MELKWEG


MAN OR ASTROMAN? at MELKWEG |7:30pm | €15

NIN at HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL


NIN at HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL | 8:00 | €47

Robeco Summernights at Concertgebouw


Bobby McFerrin | 8:00pm

Wednesday 28th

Rollende Keukens/ROLLING KITCHENS at WESTERGASFABRIK


From Wednesday until Sunday at the Westergasfabriek there will be a great variety of mobile kitchens. From the simple classic pizza to serious BBQ wheels. Entry is free. Food is money.

THE VELVEDETTES at PACIFIC PARC


Sexy lead singer, bass player and drummer if you’re into the ladies….and a sexy guitar player if you lean toward the gents.

THE VELVEDETTES at PACIFIC PARC  | Free | 9:00pm

Thursday 29nd

Robeco Summernights: Concertgebouw Tori Amos

Cinema Remake – art & film

Eye has an exhibition on remakes: Cinema remake – art & film. They are taking a look at movies that have been remade and have (again) become hits.

Nate’s problems with Godzilla

1) Does Godzilla love humans or hate other monsters?

2) Either way you have to admire the tenacity of the soldiers willing to fire thousands of rounds into something that can’t be injured by bullets.

3) Even after the monsters have been fighting in San Francisco for some time and the Golden Gate bridge has been destroyed there is an office full of office people doing office work, that are SURPRISED by the MONSTERS fighting just outside their window

4) I like that part where the soldiers whisper, like the Praying mantis monster is listening.

5) Hey helicopter pilots, maybe fly a little bit out of the reach of the monster, like a dog on a chain.

 

AMSTERDAM RNR MONTHLY PRESENTS: JAYKE ORVIS, THE FREEBORN BROS, JAMES HUNNICUTT at OT301

***We have two tickets to give away to this show so if you like what you hear, shoot us an email at WUApodcast@gmail.com***

Jake Orvis of the .357 String Band and the Goddamn Gallows is part of the Farmageddon family, a label that puts out what you might call neo- roots music. It’s hillbilly, mixed with with cityboy mixed with Gypsies, cigarettes and whisky. You can’t live the life, cause it’ll kill you, but you can come dance to the music.

JAYKE ORVIS, THE FREEBORN BROS, JAMES HUNNICUTT at OT301 | 8:00pm | €8

Friday 30th

URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL at OT301


Celebrating street art in one of Amsterdam’s quirkier establishments.

URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL at OT301 | Overtoom 301 | 30 May – 1 June

Saturday 31th

HET LENTE KABINET and HET TWISKE 

Electronic/funk music festival to kick off the Amsterdam festival season. With various other fun projects.

Enjoy the video, drink every time the host blinks.

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION 2014

The International Amsterdam Tattoo Convention is back like clockwork at the RAI tattoo artists, techniques and designs for those who love to artify and weirdify their bodies!

There will even be tattoo competitions judging the best designs in lettering/text and tribal tattoos, old-school tattoos, oriental tattoos, sleeves and back-pieces and black/grey tattoos!

There’s also bands, piercing stands, a body-art display, street-art exhibits and of course plenty of food stuffs and drinks! And for the kids there….well…nothing. Just kidding! There’s a sword swallower.

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION 2014 | Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein 22 | 30 May – 01 June, Fri 2pm-11pm; Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-8pm | €: 10 (Fri); €18 (Sat & Sun)

Sunday 1st

PUNCH AND JUDY (JAN KLAASEN) ON DAM SQUARE

Jan Klassen loves his family but lacks the communication skills to express his frustration with the modern world, so he beats his wife relentlessly

In Dutch, Punch and Judy are called Jan Klaasen. And now you can see a good old fashioned puppet show like they’ve been doing for 100’s of years, for free, right in the middle of Dam Square. It’s in Dutch, but your kids will laugh as Jan gets whacked in the head 50 times anyway.

PUNCH AND JUDY ON DAM SQUARE (JAN KLAASEN) |DAM SQUARE | Every hour from 1PM to 4PM – Every Sunday UNTIL October | € FREE

 LOCO TOKO PICTURE SHOW at BADA BOOM

Improv comics make fun of movies while you make suggestions and laugh.

 

What’s Up Amsterdam TV May 5 2014

This week, from Whowhatwhereis.com Sarah-Jane Threipland and Chef Tony Vicentino.

Sarah Jane talks Noord Amsterdam, Tony’s on the DJ tip and Nate brings the rock.

Sarah Jane’s picks

Cityscapes exhibiting in De Toren, Overhoeksplein. 
Marcus Koppen Photography‘s CITYSCAPE PROJECT was born of a fascination with the rapid change of urban landscapes in the Megacities as architects and urban planners try to create living spaces in response to an ever-growing demand for shelter. All photos consist of multiple analog format shots thoroughly combined together. The end results are photographs of bright and colorful cityscapes that display an amazing level of detail.
 
de Toren is open on Friday til Sunday 11:00am til until the last person leaves… so 6:00am, unless the weather is amazing so then it’ll open up extra.  There’s a special exhibition going on in the toilets at the same time (!) the X-rated ladyboy project ‘The Girl Got Balls ‘. FREE!! More info here
London Calling in de Tolhuistuin
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th will find London Calling for first place in the Garden Room Tolhuistuin! This new venue in Amsterdam North officially opened last weekend in his first official opening concert with The Kik and are proud to include London Calling this week. The lineup is great, full of rocking bands (Klaxons, Glass Animals, Sivu, Young & Sick and so much more!) And the location is also top – rain or shine!
Cost — Day pass €12,50 | 4 Day Ticket €45 More info here
3D Print Canal House
“The 3D Print Canal House researches how 3D printing techniques can offer solutions to housing questions worldwide.”

DUS Architects had a vision, one of not being bound by materials or the usual thinking around house structures. They then set out to prove their philosophy by designing a house that can be assembled piece by printed piece, a little like the picture above shows in miniature, on a 3D printer. With a proper (close-up) look at the 3D Print Canal House it soon becomes apparent what a massive project this is for them, and not just the scale of printing a full size house—this project will take them a further three years to finish and the pieces they’re printing are life-sized.

Open Monday to Fridays 11am-5pm, plus first weekends of the month 11am-5pm, Badhuiskade 11, Amsterdam Noord. More info here

Basis CLUB
Basis is opening its doors once again on Saturday May 10th. It used to be on the Vijzelstraat 66 but closed last year and moved some of its events to DOKA. Now it’s opening in a new place on Saturday – Tolstraat 182. Click here for more info

Tony’s Picks

DYSTOPIAN & KLOCKWORKS WEEKENDER at Trouw

From Saturday at 10:00pm until MONDAY at 7:00am you can dance til the drugs wear off at Trouw

TIMETABLE
SAT
23.00 – 01:00 Carlos Valdes
01.00 – 05:00 Distant Echoes
05.00 – 07:00 Recondite live

DE VERDIEPING
00.00 – 02:00 Melon
02.00 – 04:00 Soundstream
04.00 – ????? Don Williams

SUN
07.00 – 10:30 pär grindvik
10.30 – 14:00 Alex.Do
14.00 – 19:00 RØDHÅD
19.00 – 22:00 Rod Malmok
22.00 – 01:00 Etapp Kyle
01.00 – ????? Ben Klock

ZA10MEI
DYSTOPIAN & KLOCKWORKS WEEKENDER
All Night, All Day and All Night Long
Recondite live (Dystopian, Berlin)
Distant Echoes (Dystopian, Berlin)
Pär Grindvik (Dystopian, Stockholm Ltd, Berlin)
Carlos Valdes (LET, Amsterdam)
Rødhåd (Dystopian, Berlin)
Alex.Do (Dystopian, Berlin)

DE VERDIEPING
DYSTOPIAN & KLOCKWORKS WEEKENDER
All Night, All Day and All Night Long
Soundstream (Soundstream, Panoramabar, Berlin)
Don Williams (Mojuba, Dystopian, Berlin)
Melon (Trouw, Amsterdam)

Entree €20 // Trouwe Honden €10 // €10 voor middernacht

ZON11MEI
KLOCKWORKS SHOWCASE (STARTING AT 19.00)
Ben Klock (Klockworks, Berghain, Berlin)
Etapp Kyle (Klockworks, Moskou)
ROD (Klockworks, ROD, Rotterdam)
Visuals by Heleen Blanken

It’s a great place to find some inspiration, The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica or J. R. Ritman Library is a private Dutch library founded by Joost Ritman. The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica brings together manuscripts and printed works in the field of Hermeticism, more specifically the ‘Christian-Hermetic’ tradition. 
Bloemstraat 13-19, 1016 KV Amsterdam
020 625 8079
A Space Oddity, shop for TV and movie toys, has 24 years of tradition in the Netherlands. Known for its extensive collection of Star Wars toys and related articles from 1977 to the present. But you can also find toys and collector’s items from the latest movies and TV to the classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s, such as toys Transformers, Gundam, Pokemon, WWE, Dragon Ball, Iron Man, Toy Story, Super Mario, Barbapapa, Studio Ghibli, Final Fantasy, One Piece, Spiderman, ET, in short, too many to mention. 

Nate’s Picks

LOUP and SLEEP GUNNER at OCCII

Sleep Gunner is a couple dudes from Amsterdam who play dueling guitars like Buck Owens and Roy Clark from Hee Haw, it’s awesome check this.

LOUP and SLEEP GUNNER at OCCII  Doors open: 20:30   €5

Thursday 8th

LUCERO at PARADISO

If you like Gaslight Anthem and the Hold Steady and you don’t already have tickets for Lucero, something is criminally wrong.

LUCERO at PARADISO | 9:30 | €8.50

Friday 9th

TAT TOO and TATTOO NATION at MELKWEG

There’s a new photo exhibit opening at Melkweg called Tat Too that looks amazing. Its the photography of Krijn Noordwijk and it’s absolutely beautiful. These exhibits are free and you should take the time to walk through and have a look if you’re into photography and or Tattoos. Also playing is a documentary called tattoo nation that chronicles the history of tattoos from the ancient Siberians through the bearded hipster kids that look like…well, me.

The gallery opens at 6:00 and it’s free

While the movie is at 9:15 and costs €9

 

Saturday 10th

 IJ HALLEN FLEA MARKET

Go behind Central Station take the ferry to the NDSM Wharf, follow the smell of mothballs and go treasure hunting.

Sat and Sun 9:00am to 4:30pm | €4.50

 

Sunday 11th

THE DATSUNS and DIRTY DENIMS at PATRONAAT in HAARLEM

Two of the best rock and roll bands going today The Datsuns from New Zealand and The Dirty Denims from right here in Holland

The Datsuns are kinda like the Hives and the Hellacopters all mixed up like scarves and guitars and Dirty Denims are like the Dutch Answer to Letters to Cleo. 8:00PM | €15

 

 

 

What’s Up Amsterdam TV March 31, 2014

Monday 31st

Noordemaarkt Flea Market

Every Monday from 9:00- 17:00 the little square under the Noordekerk comes alive with street vendors selling vintage clothing and small antiques. Great for bargain hunting. Also in the neighborhood is Café Winkel 43..known to have the best apple pie in Amsterdam. The market is also open on Saturdays but instead sells organic produce, In the Jordaan district off the Prinsengracht.

 Drew’s Pub Quiz!! at TARA

Let’s do it. Get a group of pals together and prove how smart you are at Drew’s Pub Quiz at the Tara on Rokin.

Teams of 5 €2.50 pp starts at 8:00pm get there a bit after 7:00 to get a good seat. Cash prizes, it’s like betting on your friends brains.  Need more info? email Drew at droobs2001@yahoo.com or Jess at jessikalynch@yahoo.com

Drew’s English Pub Quiz | Tara | 8:00pm | €2.50

Tuesday 1st

CinemAsia film festival at De Balie

This is the 7th edition of the CinemAsia film festival at De Balie running from 1 to 6 April 2014 with a load of groundbreaking films from Asia as well as a Queer & Asian Film Festival (first held at the Filmhuis Cavia in 2003) and the Queer & Asian programme, which is how I believe the festival got started.

I recommend Snowpiercer, from Korea. The trailer looks amazing.


Wednesday 2nd

Imrov at Bada Boom

Every other Wednesday the pros from Dover stop in and take over the Bada Boom for some edgier imrov than you’ll get in the main room.

Thursday 3rd

Gay Bar Hopping Night

Start off at Prik… Every Thursday in honor of Koopavond..all cocktails are €6 Great cocktails..not sophisticated like Vesper’s or Tales and Spirits but colorful and strong… they also make snack borrel food. 70s kitch décor…friendly staff….fun.  Spuistraat 109 behind the Palace/Dam

Walk across the Dam, take a left in front of the Krapnopolski on the Warmoestraat and head to the Getto Bar/Restaurant- Warmoestraat 51.  Also great colorful cocktails, wild 70s atomic atmosphere. Good dinner food….good burgers and at 20:00 it’s the Glam Variety Show..fun acts, singers and prize giveaways… Acts on this night TBA. No attitude and on this night…more of a mixed crowd than gay.

Walk dinner and drinks off as you head to Leidseplein area to Club Church– Kerkstraat 52 off of the Leidsestraat. Known for fetish nights as underwear only, socks only/naked, golden showers, sex on Sundays. Club Blue on Thursday nights is its most mainstream night… Tonight is Blue Envy (continuing their 7 deadly sins theme)… More drag/fetish/soft-core…. All genders and sexualities welcome…. kooky klubbing – come & meet the outrageous hopelezz family every thursday at amsterdam’s freakiest dance night. expect weird acts and wild & eccentric misfits.hosted by Miss Gimme Moore with DJ HanSom and show by Lolo Benzina. Special appearance by The Countess & Taka Taka. Club Church is owned by Jennifer Hopelezz….Australian expat entrepreneur with a heart of gold. She also organizes the Winter and Summer Drag Olympics to benefit the Homo-Monument.

Friday 4th

Nerd Night at CREA

The first speaker is a political junkie the second might know when aliens are going to make contact.

It’s been rumored that aliens probe the humans they come into contact with, but it’s been proven that a politician won’t even buy you dinner before he bends you over.

NERD NIGHT | CREA | 8:00pm | FREE

Saturday 5th

Museum Weekend

It’s Museum Weekend in all of The Nederlands. Most reputable museums will be €1 Go to them. Educate your self and your family before it’s too late.

 There’s a pillow fight on Dam Square 3:00pm it’s secret and it’s free.

 WASTELAND FETISH BALL

20th year in Amsterdam. Fetish themed acts and entertainment. Fetish themed attire…will be strictly enforced. “Super Bowl of fetish”.. “It’s sci-fi with a hard-on”, “Wildest Party on Earth”- Penthouse.

WASTELAND | North Sea Venue | Hemkade 48 Zaandam | €49.50

Sunday 6th

YOUNG DESIGNERS UNITED

Young Designers United– mostly designer women’s fashion by young unknown Amsterdam designers sold at affordable prices. Keizergracht 447.. Normally open every day, except Sunday.. BUT this Sunday 13:00- 19:00 styling coach Judith Verschuren will be there to offer free fashion advice and tips in free personal 30 min. sessions. You can even bring in your own clothing for her to help you update, alter, etc……

JAZZY SUNDAYS

Jazzy Sundays at Proeferij de Prael Spend a lazy Sunday in a living room type atmosphere in a small alley behind the Red Light District listening to jazz and enjoying local brew and listening to Rene van Beeck Quartet.

Jazzy Sundays | Proeferij de Prael – Ouderzijds Armsteeg 26 | 14:00-17:00 | Free

 

 

What’s Up Amsterdam March 24, 2014

This week Nate is joined by Tahdeo Sparks from True Soldiers Productions and Stuart Billinghurst the award winning writer and cartoonist from Invading Holland.com

Monday 24th

Kick sand on someone smaller than you at Blijburg

BlijBurg_01BlijBurg – Bring a picnic and a bucket and spade to Blijburg or ‘Happyville,’ a man-made temporary swimming beach right in Amsterdam, complete with a funky restaurant–bar, DJs and bands. A vast array of hip Dutch architecture will be on show. Just check the weather in advance!

 

TUESDAY 25th

Amsterdam Faya All Stars perform at Paradiso

Sometimes a man has to skank, this is one of those times. Faya All Stars, Amsterdam’s best loved, good time, ska jazz. This song is being sung by a dude named Marvin who jumped out the crowd and grabbed the mic, the band is currently searching for him.

AMSTERDAM FAYA ALL STARS | PARADISO | 10:00pm | 8 euro

Heineken’s Amsterdam is open until 11th May, go now

103738257_136034041581150 years ago, Gerard Heineken acquired De Hooiberg brewery and went on to build a new brewery on Amsterdam’s Stadhouderskade four years later – laying the foundations for the all-conquering multinational and to a certain extent, Amsterdam as we know it today. Using a choice selection of archive material, the exhibition illustrates Heineken’s pivotal role as both builder and brewer in the capital of the Netherlands and his role in development of the city.

Location: Amsterdam’s City Archives, Vijzelstraat 32 | Monday-Friday:: 10am – 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 5pm.

WEDNESDAY 26th

Boom Chicago Breaks World Beard Record

GWR-Web-Beards-770x433Boom Chicago attempts to break the record of beards in one room to promote cancer awareness and their new show, What’s Up With Those Beards?

  • At 18:00 our Beard Bitches welcome you and measure the length of your beard.Our DJ plays some great tunes in our Bar117 while the Jaegerettes treat you to a free shot of Jaegermeister. At 18:30 we want to take a 360 degree photo of you and 499 other men with beards in our theater.

Be in the Guinness Book Of World Records! They will also hand out two awards, one for the most creative beard and one for the longest beard, the specialists from debaard.nl will be the judges. The winners will get VIP tickets to the Premiere of Whats Up with Those Beards? as well as a year long free entrance to Boom Chicago’s shows.

On behalf of the winners Boom Chicago will support Sta op Tegen Kanker with a year long sponsorship.

All participants get a free ticket to the preview of Boom Chicago’s new show What’s Up with Those Beards? on March 26, 27, 28 or 29 end a goody bag.

The Freaks Come Out at Night At Melkweg Photogallery

1Held over from Five Days Out Festival, Belgian phographer  Milan Boonstra’s  “Freaks Come Out at Night” captures party people in all states of having WAAAAAAY too much fun.

On going until March 30th | Daily Wed-Sun | noon-11:00pm| Free

Thursday 27th

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records at  Melkweg.

Documentary about the independent hip hop label founded by Peanut Butter Wolf.

Then hang around and see Peanut Butter Wolf for real as he spins a DJ and Video set at Melkweg in the small room, Tahdeo guarantees a good time and I’m inclined to believe him.

Peanut Butter Wolf VJ/DJ Set | Melkweg | Midnight | €16

Six Million Dollar Men and Doodskop at Sugarfactory

6 Million Dollar Men mix garage rock and hardcore with just a spot of blues mixed that I love.

Also playing is Doodskop who play a bit harder but still have a ton of dynamic in their 3 piece noise factory.

 6 MILLION DOLLAR MEN and DOODSKOP at SUGARFACTORY | 9:00pm | €5

FRIDAY 28th

Dub Explorations session at OT301

True Soldiers Productions returns to the OT301 with a very special Spring Session of DUB EXPLORATIONS, welcoming a fantastic line-up of international artists. FLeCK from Athens will make his long awaited Amsterdam debut bringing his massive arsenal of heavyweight original productions which span the full sonic spectrum from solid dubwise foundation to the truest jungle vibes. The UK soldiers of Capitol 1212 along with very special guest MC Profisee will join the bashment and celebrate their new album release on Irish Moss Records. So prepare to journey through the big bass sounds, with air horns blazin >>>>> get your lighters ready for the true fire and freshness that DUB EXPLORATIONS always provides!!!!!

FLeCK — Capitol 1212  and MC Profisee | 11:00pm | €7

De Gamekeeper

rad3E932Board Game shop on the nine streets. They have every board game you need and love.

From Kevin L on Yelp – So. Many. Board games!

Gamekeeper reminds me somewhat of a Chinese grocery store: the narrow aisles and tall shelves are absolutely crammed full of goodies. And most of the packaging is in a language I can’t read. But I can look at the pretty pictures to figure out what they are…

This smorgasbord of nerdgasm-fulfilling products ranges from tradition puzzles to tactical collectible miniature games to brain-teasers. Everything from mancala to chess can be found here. Oh. And Magic: The Gathering cards. Lots of them. It made me itch for the deck or two I’m sure is stashed away somewhere in the parental units’ house.

De Game Keeper | Hartenstraat 14 (The nine streets) | Opening Times: 10:00 to 18:00

Capitol 1212 and MC Profisee on Red Light Radio

From 4-5PM True Soldiers Productions is live with Capitol 1212 and MC Profisee on Red Light Radio, click the link to tune in and stream the show!

 SATURDAY 29th

FLeCK on Red Light Radio

And again on Saturday from 4-6pm True Soldiers Productions show on Red Light Radio with FLeCK

 TOASTERS at DB’s in Utrecht 

Ska legends The Toasters at one of the coolest spots in Utrecht.

Toasters | DB’s in Utrecht | 9:00pm \ €10.00

 SUNDAY 30th

Stuff swap at OCCII.

Occii_Amstelveenseweg_134_Amsterdam_1Look around your house, collect 12 things that are too good to throw away but not the right size — shape — color or whatever and swap it for good stuff at OCCII

OCCII – Amstelveenseweg 134  | 2:00pm- 5:00pm | FREE!!!

 

What’s Up Amsterdam TV March 17, 2014

This week Nate is joined by Anne, Jim and Trista from Easylaughs Improv group.

MONDAY 17th

bitcoinBitcoin: A mixed Blessing?

Tonight at Valreep community center (squat, whatever) at 7:00pm, they are showing a documentary explaining bitcoins and then they will have a discussion to, you know, keep the party going.

BITCOIN EXPLAINED | VALREEP – Polderweg 620 |7:00pm |

TUESDAY 18th

Open mic comedy at Vibes

More laughs: stand up comedy at Vibes Cocktail bar in West. Currently the ONLY monthly English language stand-up comedy open mic in Amsterdam.

Features a mixture of new and establish performers.

Vibes Cocktailbar |Jan Peter Heijestraat 137 | 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 19th

Freddy Cole, the younger brother of Nat “King” Cole is at at North sea Jazz company

Freddy Cole | North Sea Jazz Club |9:00pm | €22 -26

Intergalactic Lovers at Paradiso

FFO Ting Tings, Fiest kinda dancy discoy

Thursday 20th

Cirque performs Kooza

Cirque du Soleil is performing their show Kooza in Amsterdam. From March 13 until April 27.

KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world.

OH, LA, LA PARTY at De NIEUWE ANITA

1899893_10151862778931207_202542816_n-300x200Our friend DJ Nataska AKA Nastymoves AKA Natasha Cloutier is hosting and DJing a night of French music, at  De Nieuwe Anita cafe. Thomas Rietstra sings live, wine, cheese and aperitives are served and you look mah-velous.

100% French music by DJ Natashka (all night), LIVE: Thomas Rietstra sings (Concours de la chanson française), wine, cheese, tarot and lovely people!

Pretend you’re in Paris, wear something French and we’ll drink and dance the night away, à la française !

Friday 21st

nicole-luke-easylaughsEasylaughs presents The Tower.

It’s an improvised comedy show in English. The audience decides in what kind of tower the actors live, and they’ll improvise funny scenes taking place in that building. The show starts at 9pm, and it’s only 10euros (4 if you’re a student). The shows are at the Muziekzaal in Crea Amsterdam.

SATURDAY March 22

REBELLION FEST at MELKWEG

Cock Sparrer, The Damned, The Ruts DC and literally 27 more of the finest old school punk rock bands that ever existed….or kept enough members alive to reunite are coming together for a 3 stage – all day – beer soaked – rock and roll event. The doors open at noon and the last band hits the stage at 10:15 – you’ll be passed out across the alley from The Waterhole before midnight. Oi!  Hit the website for times of specific bands but I would love to hear the Ruts play this.

REBELLION FEST at MELKWEG | 12:00 | €50

 SUNDAY 23rd

Kasteel De Haar

JVH_7555-300x20030 minutes from Amsterdam is Kasteel De Haar. Originally built in 1391 it was in the De Haar family until 1441 when the last De Haar died with no male heir. Which is shitty since maybe he had a daughter that wanted a castle. After dude dies it was passed to the Van Zuylen family then in 1641 the last male Van Zuylen died — of dehydration from trying to make a son — the castle fell into ruins and then in 1890 Etienne Gustave Frédéric Baron van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de Haar was given the castle, which is ALSO the plot of the John Goodman movie, King Ralph. Etienne Gustave Frédéric Baron van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de Haar knew he had a long ass name, but had to be shocked when out of fucking NO-WHERE he was given a fucking CASTLE. So he’s married to this chick named Baroness Hélène de Rothschild who’s loaded to the tits and she pays to have the castle rebuilt. They hire a famous architect named Pierre Cuypers and he soaks them for 15 years rebuilding the castle to its current glory of 200 rooms and 30 bathrooms. Wikipedia lists the condition of the castle as “good” which seems insulting.

Finally, you should know that although the castle is entrusted to the foundation that maintains and runs the castle the van Zuylen has use of the castle for one month a year, so if you see a dude walking around in a robe, that’s a van Zuylen.

 

 

What’s Up Amsterdam TV March 10, 2014

This week Nate, DJ and Roller Girl Natasha Cloutier and comic actor Adam Fields discuss The Go Find at Paradiso, The Importance of Being Earnest at Het Badhuistheater, Boom Chicago has 3 for 1 tickets for students on Wednesdays, The Jezabels at Bitterzoet, Laibach at Melkweg, Pacific Parc Kermis Fair, Gallowstreet Brass Band, Retro Dance Night at Café de Brakke Grond, The English Beat at P60 in Amstelveen, The Jackets at Pacific Parc and Loco Toko Picture Show at Comedy Cafe.

MONDAY 10th

This band The Go Find has a Mr Show/David Cross feel to it that I can’t quite figure out.

THE GO FIND | PARADISO | doors 9:30 | €8 PM

TUESDAY 11th

The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest | Het Badhuistheater – Boerhaaveplein 28, Amsterdam | 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 12th

Check out some improv at Boom Chicago, from 16 Feb to March 22, Wednesdays are 3 for 1 for students – €22,50 for three students with ID

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Boom Chicago | Rozentheater Rozengracht 117 |  €22,50| doors 20:00 show 20:30

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY

The Jezabels have toured with Depeche Mode and Garbage, that’s the status.

The Jezabels | Bitterzoet | 9:00pm | €12.50

THURSDAY 13th

Unsane. Laibach is a mind force to be wrestled with.

Laibach | Melkweg – Lijnbaansgracht 234/A | 7:30 |€18 euro + membership.

ALSO THURSDAY THE 15th

There a Kermis Fair happening Thursday Friday and Saturday at Pacific Parc, there’s all sorts of great bands playing like the Gallowstreet Brass Band

The Gallowstreet Brass Band and TONS MORE | Pacific Parc | 8:00pm | €7.50

FRIDAY 14th

Shake your tail feather at the retro dance night at Brakke Grond, show up looking good, leave feeling better.

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Radio Modern Retro Dance Night | Café de Brakke Grond – Nes 45 | 8:30 | online €14, door € 16

ALSO ON FRIDAY

The English Beat are at P60 in Amstelveen. Classic English ska, the songs hold up, son.

English Beat | P60 | 8:00pm | €15

SATURDAY 15th

The Jackets are 60’s mod garage and Tarantino fantastic!

The JACKETS and TONS MORE | Pacific Parc | 8:00pm | €7.50

SUNDAY 16th

Loco Toko Picture Show | Comedy Café – Max Euweplein | 8:00pm | €10.00

Upcoming gigs/info Natasha:

Thursday 20 March, an Oh La La party at De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam. The evening is called ‘Spécial printemps’ (‘Spring special’), wine, cheese, French baked good, tarot and Thomas Rietstra sings French music live

Websites: DJing http://www.oh-la-la.nl, Blog http://www.24oranges.nl

Twitter: @natashenka007, @24orangesNL

Upcoming gigs/info Adam 

Fri. 14th – standup at Parnassos, in Utrecht (ok, not really Amsterdam)

Sun. 16th – improv at Loco Toko Picture Show at Comedy Café, Amsterdam

Website www.locotokopictureshow.nl

Nate info

Twitter: @JackBastard77 and @WUApodcast

Website: WUAPodcast and NathanTytor.com

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