Thursday, September 15, 2011

Le Guess Who? tips Incubate (2)

Incubate is the annual celebration of independent culture in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. It brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. More information via

Here are a few acts you can't miss this week, according to booker/creative director Bob (Le Guess Who?/Belmont Bookings):

First of all I think Incubate is the best festival to get yourself out of your comfort-zone and surprise yourself with something you might hate or love, but always makes you think about it...
And this years line-up is so ridiculously good that it's hard to choose just a couple favorites
but well.... here we go:

Extremely, extremely looking forward to Wooden Shjips together with visual artist Wineke Gartz.
a 2 hour performance. The Shjips music is pretty "visual" already, but together with Wineke Gartz i expect it to be the most spaced-out experience... and listen to their new album "West".

YOB - saw them play at Roadburn festival and was one of the most exciting gigs for me at edition
And then they came with a new release this year called "Atma", Pure deep psychedelic heavy jams. pretty addictive.

Keynote Speech by Michael Azerrad
Writer of "Our Band could be your life: scenes from the american indie underground 1981-1991.
A must-read for people who want to get a feeling how "indie" music started in the 80s and the important role of these bands in American/ worldwide indie-scene...

EMA - hyped by pitchfork and any other blog in the world. But yes... they are right! the album is an emotional ride trough the magical world of former Growns member Erika. One of the most special releases this year. And very curious to see this live.

Pinkunoizu - since the moment they released their album "free time volume one" i have been fascinated by this band. Akron/Family free-minded sounds, magical folksongs, and fragments of 60s, modern composed music and what else...

Battles at Natuurtheatre Oisterwijk - Battles is great and the location is amazing... do i need to say more?

man, incubate.... stop... it's too much...
thank you guys for doing this!!

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