SATURDAY 26 JULY
FEST: Harry Merry + Bruno + Diametrics + The Loo + Suicidal Birds + Maja Fiets Club + 9 Days on The Tree + Dog Crusher Lemonade + The Chunks ...and DJS Kneipp and Thomas + Wim v/d Herik + Sascha
After living in the Poortgebouw for more than 5 years, the time has come to move on and do something else. Poortgebouw stays, but we’re not leaving quietly
Alex and Jan
THE PARTY KICKS OFF AT 16.00ish
WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM:
MAJA FIETS CLUB (R:DAM)
Reformed “Underground Entertainment”. A fuzzy videotape indicates cabaret with a taste for industrial-folk slapstick athems and tight Zappa slacks. Anything is possible.
DOG CRUSHER LEMONADE
"I asked Dog Crusher Lemonade to make up a description, but they failed utterly, well... I would describe their stuff in terms of instrumental post rock, somewhere in the area between Couch, Trumans Water and early 90's British shoegazer noise, with lots of tiny edges and some nice and weird harmony changes."
--- DJ’S KNEIPP & THOMAS ---
20.00ish MORE LIVE MUSIC FROM:
Harry Merry is at the same time the guardian and the destabilizing force of his culture: Dutch folklore, which is a source of pride for him. Combining barrel organ sounds and left sided song lyrics, he expresses his viewpoints about flowers, windmills, everyday life, dating problems and even bus travels. Harry Merry is cynical and masters self-derision. His inspiration comes from an incredible radio archive, Dutch glam rock and Beatles’ 7 inches. Harry Merry proclaims himself as “the actual future of yesterday’s sound”.
Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva: Bass, voice
STOMA [duo with drummer Wouter van Wijk] Doodoc' s Coffee [CD Chosen Boundaries, winners vers uit de maas 1998, numerous gigs, opening for Bush in Nighttown] Glam Enterprises (GRONDrecords) [Bass on Paul Borcher's 7 + gigs] Crackremover [duo with DJ bony] not to mention the "'ad hoc" playing. Also member of "ensemble residu" and the R:IP and on top of that also plays in Dr. Schnitt and Fetish.
From time to time, a shock's necessary for something new to happen. As is the case with DIAMETRICS, the new Noisenewwaverock Trio from bremen, Germany - formerly known as ILSE LAU. Diametrics are damn ready for your ears and eyes. They will get at you with their aesthetically dirty, consonantally discordant, metrically (In)Constant music. To be filed somewhere between contempo-rary british stuff, amphetamine reptile, early too pure, sst and the neue bremer schule.
--- DJ WIM v/d HERIK ---
23.00ish MORE LIVE MUSIC FROM
THE LOO (NL)
The LOO’s mission is to bring back true Rock ’N’Roll to the people! With a mix of Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll to their songs and lifestyle you can expect a great live-show and a fuckin’ worse-than-ever hangover the next day! If you’re not into this shit please stay at home or go and watch some bacardi-breezer drinkin’ boyband muppets elsewhere...
SUICIDAL BIRDS (NL)
Armed with out-dated amps, ( self made) pedals, drum machine, bass guitar, guitar and the elastic strong and moving voice of singer Jessie they bring up a up raging storm, drenched in the raw passion the blues: Intense, urgent, confronting, personal, sometimes treacherously playful, exciting and inescapable. With a voice full of character, uncompromisingly distorted guitar- and vocal sounds and at times overwhelming sound-orgy, they manage to give feelings of doubt, craziness, tragedy, sex & drugs, hope and despair, believe and disbelieve
a musical format deeply rooted in the blues combined with the energy of punk emphasising the rough and readiness, weirdness and wilderness that is so essential in rock and roll.
--- DJ Sascha ---
AND THEN WE DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY