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...when you're going to the wrong place, meeting the wrong people, listening to bad music...

 

So find your way to the best music, DJ , parties and arts events happening in Brussels with this magic list to avoid the crap and indulge yourself with only the very best. NOW your life become exciting and interesting...;-P

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Sat Dec 9, 7pm @ CODE/BURO - 8 rue des Brigittines, 1000 bxl

OPENING at CODE: GRENZE

Immigration is a reality that we prefer to minimalise. One especially avoids thinking about the faces of those people who are ready to abandon all, just to try their luck in this consumering Eden. As philanthropists, Christiane Schmidt and Didier Guillain develop a work that dares to face this problem. Their social engagement is transformed into films or performances, and is the result of their meetings with illegals, politicians or activists. In their case journalism becomes an 'art of investigation'.

Grenze is fiction. Funny but also powerful. By using the classical slapstick style, Christiane and Didier bring us into an absurd universe. The scenario is simple and reminds us of a childrenÕs fairy tale but one thatÕs playing in the twisted worlds of Lewis Carroll. About ten persons, lost in the middle of the snow, face a ridiculous border. To cross it, they are condemned to disguise themselves ...

Concept & performance: Christiane Schmidt & Didier Guillain

During the same night discover other art performances during Vitrin+Out: Recyclart's workshops and artists in residency participate with filmic experiments, screenings and performances.

  • Plastikisfantastik by Perrine Stas
  • LABO
  • Les soeurs de consolation by Sara Claes, Ine Claes & Liesbeth Marit

 

Sat Dec 9,  11pm, €8<00h>€12 @ Dirty Dancing, ch louvain, 30, 1030 bxl

 EROL ALKAN

Erol Alkan is a man of many guises. You may know him as a DJ, responsible for the last (and best) in the Bugged Out series of mix albums and the architect of many a night of musical abandon on dance floors across the world. Maybe you may know him as a remix genius, melting down musical bullion by pals Franz Ferdinand, Death From Above 1979 and Mystery Jets (among others) and refashioning it into acid-infected opuses of disco destruction. Or perhaps you’ve heard of him as a promoter, thanks to his long-running and truly ground-breaking London-based alternative club night, Trash. For more than nine years, Erol has foreseen and helped to shape the UK’s alternative zeitgeist while refusing the spotlight and superficiality of the celebrity circuit. 

 

Sat Dec 9, 11pm > 7am - 5€ b4 00h – after 10€ @ FUSE, rue Blaes, bxl 

LessIzMore #3

After the successes of the two first parties, LessIzMore continues its residence in Brussels with, for the first time in Belgium, two unmissable artists: SAMIM and AUDIO WERNER. SAMIM has been the author of numerous maxis, more precisely on TuningSpork, Contexterrior and MoonHarbour. He impressed, this summer, with an album he published on Get Physical, in collaboration with Jay Haze, under the alias FUCKPONY. He will also bring his first edition on Circus Company. Next in the row is AUDIO WERNER, with famous contributions to trendy labels such as Perlon, Trapez, Ware and, coming soon to Circus Company. He is known as the founder of Hartchef Discos and is currently one of the most innovating and remarkable artists in the Electronic scene of Germany. He will change the dancefloor into turntable, in the second room, with his typical twisted-penetrating house minimal funcky.

Live!!
SAMIM [Fuckpony-Get Physical/Circus Company/TuningSpork/Berlin, De]

DJs!!
AUDIO WERNER [Perlon/Circus Company/Hartchef Discos/Berlin, De]
PIERRE [Fuse/LessIzMore/Brussels, Be]

 

Dec 9, 11pm, €9 @ Recyclart, 25, rue des Ursulines, 1000 Brussels

Altitude 1000 Opening party

The Altitude 1000 festival features two supercharged nights during which local and international producers, DJs and VJs will occupy the Recyclart venue for a true 'Brussels by night' experience.

Sound:

LORY D - live act (Rephlex, Sounds Never Seen, IT)

PUB - live act (Ampoule, Delsin, Vertical Form, UK)
PETER VAN HOESEN aka VANNO - live act (Foton, Lan Muzic, BE)
UCTURE - live act (Ambivalence, BE)
SEAL PHÜRIC - dj set (Ambivalence, BE)
SENSU - dj set (Plain, BE)

visuals:

EWO (BE)
VISUAL KITCHEN (BE)
CORENTIN VANHOVE (BE)

 

Dec 9 - 16, FREE @ Recyclart, 25, rue des Ursulines, 1000 Brussels

ALTITUDE 1000 - Brussels Sonic and Visual Arts

The Altitude 1000 festival features an audiovisual week packed with performances, installations and two parties. The festival's goal is to link up Brussels' audiovisual artists with each other and the wider audience and presents audiovisual installations and performances by artists living and working in Brussels.

Performances: extreme visual arts, improvised dance, advanced video art and music are on offer.
Installations: these are accessible during the entire festival week. A dual focus provides a recurring theme: visuals & sound, man & machine, minimal & complex.
Film: includes the screening of the Altitude 1000 compilation DVD as well as a film selection focussing on Brussels, with a particular 70's & 80's flavour.
Meetings: Altitude 1000 is about bringing people together. Several organisations are invited to present their work to each other and the audience. Exchanging information is the central theme of these public meetings, hosted at the Recyclart Bar.

 

Mon Dec 11, 8.30pm, FREE for girls @ Louise Gallery, 1050 XL

Girly Mondays: LOVELY RITA

 Line up: DJ Mademoiselle Jean + Sand (retro cocktail)

 

Tue Dec 12, 6pm-1am, FREE @ Ateliers Mommen, Rue de la Charité, 37, 1210 Bruxelles (Métro Madou)

L'Univers du Queer

A new queer bar is born in Brussels! L'Univers du Queer is a place for meeting new people, discussions et party for gays, lesbians, straights, trans, bisexuals, travestis, etc... There will be also an art exhibition: Yes, funny me !  featuring some characters and some workshops (les nounours de Psychodoll), a press table, info-aids,...

Dj line up: Dj Klectik & Bobsleigh will play anything between électro to pop as well as some rock, French music, jazz, techno, ska, expérimental, noise et loads of other music styles.

This will take place in the Ateliers Mommen , the oldest artists residence in Brussels.

 

Thu Dec 14, 6-10pm, FREE @ Alice Gallery – 182 Rue A. Dansaert – 1000 Brussels

OPENING Exhibition Boris Tellegen/Delta

Don't miss out Delta's first solo exhibition in Belgium.Boris Tellegen (NL) is a visual artist who works primarily in the field of graffiti painting. In his visually spectacular work, Delta significantly transforms both the traditional presentation mode of visual art, as well as the genre of graffiti painting itself. He introduces an alien and idiosyncratic aesthetic into graffiti painting that escapes the common logo-like word IDs that make up most of graffiti production. He significantly transforms the domain of visual art by introducing an abstract and highly architectural style of painting, in a literal sense, to the street, and to the often illicit context of graffiti and street painting. The exhibition is to be seen from 15/12/06 till 21/01/07.

 

Fri Dec 15, 10pm, €10 (one drink included)  @ Louise Gallery, 1050 XL

VENUS PARTY 

Not sure if Paris did Britney yet but it seems like it... In any case, there are big chances that they will be at the next Venus Party. A party for glamour girls who fancy sexy girls and their friendly male friends.

Discover the power of feminity...enter the mysterious and sexy planet of Venus. A gorgeous party dedicated to glamour women and love.
Featuring Mademoiselle Jean and the love oracle of venus in an impressive show.

Sexy and classy music by DJ Sand (Moonday) and Inshara (Girly dj contest)

 CONTEST: CLICK HERE TO WIN 10X1 TICKETS  FOR VENUS PARTY

 

Dec 16, 11pm, €9 @ Recyclart, 25, rue des Ursulines, 1000 Brussels

Altitude 1000 CLOSING PARTY

The Altitude 1000 festival features two supercharged nights during which local and international producers, DJs and VJs will occupy the Recyclart venue for a true 'Brussels by night' experience.

sound:
MIKE PARADINAS AKA MU-ZIQ - dj set (Planet Mu, UK)

ACID KIRK - dj set (Subliminal Toy Crash, Ambivalence, BE)
ANTZ - dj set (Foton, BE)
HARRY POPPINS - live act (Electrobel, BE)
MORMOS - dj set (BE)

visuals:

LEGOMAN (CH/BE)
OLM-E (BE)
ANTONIN DE BEMELS (BE)

CONTEST: CLICK HERE TO WIN 4X1 TICKETS  FOR Altitude 1000 CLOSING party

 

Sat Dec 16, 8pm, €6 @ Magasin4, rue du magasin, 4, 1000 bxl

PORNO-SOCIAL OPERA by JEAN LOUIS COSTES & LISOU PROUT

French musician / thespian / psychotic Jean-Louis Costes humps his wildly theatrical performance-art-cum-pornograpy showcase into Magasin4. Costes and collaborators will rave and rant. Enact sacrilegious sexual rituals (e.g., sodomy.) Abuse all manner of bizarre toys, costumes and props. Needless to say, the inhibited, repressed and judgmental should not attend.

 

Mon Dec 18, 8.30pm, FREE for girls @ Louise Gallery, 1050 XL

Girly Mondays: THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY

Line up: DJ Norton White + DJ 4000 + Borderline (electro / boyz on the desks)

 

 

Fri Dec 22, €10 @ K-nal Boat

P3P - 2 years BDAY

 

Jay Haze aka FuckPony Live & DJ (Get Physical, Tuningspork, Berlin)

Jichael Mackson Live (Pastamusik, Liebe*Detail, Phictiv I De)

Aki (P3P, Aesthetik Records, Be)

Juannes (P3P, Plus Minus, Be)

 

CONTEST: CLICK HERE TO WIN 5X2 TICKETS  FOR P3P

 

 

Fri Nov 24 - Jan 4, fri/sat/sun-2-6pm, FREE @ Jonas Gallery | Rue de Flandre 35, 1000 bxl

SAINTS AND SINNERS by Wouter Steel

Steel tries to capture what lies beneath the surface, the core of the subject. In other words; he’s diggin under the skin, he’s soulsearching. His depiction and technique are in that way a translation, a reflection. Transparant and fragile layers of vibrant colors in contrast with an endless palette of whites. Light and skintones are an endless inspiration, shadows in blue, green and purple. The display of colors in Steel’s work is huge and varied but never fragmentated, always a symbiose of strong and soft, warm and cold.

The human form in all it’s beauty and complexity stays an endless inspiration; the tantalizing sensitivity of light reflecting in a beautifully curved eye, the raw and lushious look of a chocolate brown skin, the absent stare of a boy between child and adult… Steel’s motivation and motives are honest and pure; no cheap thrills, no crowdpleasing effects, no easy way out….

 

 

 

Parties:

Los Ninos

P3P

Popzero

foton

Catclub

Bitchy Butch

NEMO

Phonotherapy 

 

Venues:

Recyclart

Beursschouwburg

Café Central

Café Belga

Bulex

Dirty Dancing

Fuse

Magasin4

 

Events guides:

VAZY

theclubbing.com

Groovy Club

Net Events

Brusselslife

Outsoon

Ready2move

Noctis

Electrobel

Elektrovillage

United Elektro

Old Buddies

 City Therapy

 

Radios:

Boups

Campus

Panik

Jetgirls

Pure FM

Studio Brussels

 

Cool stuff:

Popelectronic

No-Bug

Scumgrrrls

mr. ego

gus

Code

Anita Lixel

Pop-Rock

Emma

Diner Blanc

Progressive Dinner

 

Music:

La secte

Arlequin

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