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Kasper-Jan selects

Beursschouwburg is celebrating the end of a packed season with Out Loud. During the month of June you get treated with lots of concerts, films and sun. Our editor-in-chief Kasper-Jan selects 5 nights you can’t miss during this feast.

King Dick

10 June

I only started listening to King Dick recently after a couple of peeps pointed me out to his music and persona. His style is fresh, grungy and DIY, just the way I like it.

Trapped In The Closet (film)

15 June

Trapped In The Closet is a ridiculous rap opera by the famous R&B singer R.Kelly. Running between 2005-2012, initially off the back of Kelly’s TP.3 Reloaded album, the 133-minute series featured the gradually unfolding tale of Sylvester (R. Kelly)’s own descent into an underbelly of lies, sex, and deceit; one which eventually gathered a kind of near-cult fascination from its audience.

Violence

24 June

Violence is Olin Caprison, a former death metal drummer from Baltimore who creates energetic and distorted pop music. After working with Total Freedom and Mykki Blanco, Violence released his debut album trough the cutting edge label NON in the Summer of 2016. He’s playing this year’s Creepee Teepee festival in Czech Republic and that’s always a good indication to check the music out.

Peaking Lights

30 June

Old-time Subbacultcha favourites Peaking Lights aka Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes are back with a new record, The Fifth State Of Consciousness. Their live performance at DOK back in 2011 – turning the venue into a dance galaxy filled with cosmic sounds – still brings a smile to my face.

Goat

1 July

The music of this Japanese four-piece lacks both lyrics and melody. Their blend of jazz and rock sounds unlike many other bands today. Fans of Aphex Twin, Pharoah Sanders and Hiele will dig this stuff.

Out Loud takes place at Beursschouwburg in Brussels between 7  June and 1 July. All events are free. More info here.