List of Upcoming Events.


FEB 16
NOISERR
Noiserr is an interdisciplinary research group centered around explorations of Noise via deconstructed reading and listening sessions.
Also: 2/3, 16/3, 30/3 & 11/5
- at the taproom; 16h

FEB 20
SLAYLOR MOON + PETRONN SPHENE + SEKT
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Slaylor Moon is the experimental/electronic solo project of Sydney Koke (The Courtneys, Shearing Pinx).
Petron Sphene is the new chaotic improv electropunk from the Guttersnipe's precious one half.
Sekt is improvised goth jazz from Amsterdam giving you nonsense and showbiz.
- in Backhall at; 21h. 5 euros

FEB 21
ZOMBIE AND THE GHOST TRAIN

(Zombie ja Kummitusjuna)
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
88 minutes
In Finnish with English subtitles

Like the early films of Jim Jarmusch, the films of Mika Kaurismäki (older brother of Aki Kaurismäki') tend to be reveries about outcast hipsters, outsiders who don't seem to fit in anywhere. Finland can be wintry and bleak, and the young man who is the focus of this movie, aptly named Zombie, would do anything to get free of his dead-end existence. He is desperate and drinks like a madman... or like someone who is pulled down by the confusion of his own life and can't pull himself up. He can't hold down a normal job, and the only two things he can really do is play bass guitar and drink. But this movie is also about friendship, and the lengths that a person is willing to go out of love for a friend.

The two Kaurismäki brothers are the wonders of Finnish filmmaking, but their films are very different in style and mood. Whereas Aki balances his gloom with deadpan humor, his brother Mika balances it with a poetic, reflective quality in this film. Zombie is based on a true story about someone the director once knew. The acting is melancholic and the atmosphere is made even thicker by the terrific soundtrack which includes the lonely eerie dirge "Solitude" by Black Sabbath, a riff that captures perfectly Zombie's aimlessness. At one point the film shifts to Istanbul, where the main character tries to disappear in that exotic city which is a no-man's land between the west and the east. This unusual and illuminating film has hardly ever been screened anywhere outside its home country.... so this is another rare one. A real gem that is waiting to be uncovered... it's piercing and will haunt you. The film is situated between humor, melancholia and loss.
One viewer's reaction: "Zombie And The Ghost Train from 1991 remains Mika Kaurismäki most successful film and its odd blend of darkly absurd comedy and haunting fatalism suggests Withnail & I meeting Leaving Las Vegas in a Helsinki bar to watch Louis Malle's drink 'n' death drama Le Feu Follet while Jim Jarmusch gets the beers in."
- in Backhall; 20.30h. Entrance: free

FEB 24
SLIFT + URBAN GREY
Space-kraut-psych-rock from France along with synthesizers from Amsterdam
- in Backhall; 20h. 6 euros

MAR 7
LINE GØTTSCHE Line Gøttsche is a Danish composer, singer and pianist born in 1988. The critically acclaimed Omonia is her debut as a soloist.
- in Backhall; 20h. 5 euros

MAR 24
VITAL IDLES Vital Idles for a conglomerate of art outsiders and aesthetes are primitive, whimsically brutal. Sculpting a skeleton from a body already lean, there's a thrilling minimalism that runs through every beat and strum. Playing their first shows in Glasgow in 2015 during a summer that never threatened to show up, Vital Idles' origins are closely tied with a tireless underground culture.
- in Backhall; 20h 7 euros

BREWERY AND TASTING ROOM

BUTCHER’S TEARS
Karperweg 45
1075LB Amsterdam
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