Rudy Trouvé and Jeroen Stevens get up early this Sunday

Rudy Trouvé and Jeroen Stevens will play as a duo for the first time ever this Sunday morning at C-Mine in Genk. They will accompany several actors in a piece about people’s favourite years. It seems like a highly interactive event which starts at 11 am.

Heaven Hotel family friend Jeroen Stevens has been curating the “Musician’s Choice” series at Filmhuis Klappei for a while and would like everyone to know about tomorrow’s event. Said event consists of Dutch underground legend Meindert Talma playing a very rare Belgian solo gig, followed by a screening of the British cult film “Withnail & I”. Here’s the flyer:

And here’s the Facebook event link.

And here’s last Tuesday’s Het Kralenspel radio show:

The Mechanics on tour

After playing a few critically acclaimed concerts last summer, all-star avant-rock ensemble The Mechanics embark on a four-date tour later this week.

Drummer Eric Thielemans is joined by Rudy Trouvé on guitar and slow dance moves, Mauro Pawlowski on bass, Jean-Yves Evrard on guitar and Roman Hiele on electronics. In this case the sum really is even bigger than its parts, which means these upcoming shows are not to be missed!

17/03: Beursschouwburg, Brussel
18/03: Café Café, Hasselt
19/03: L’Entrepôt, Arlon
20/03: De Ruimte, Amsterdam

Links and addresses can be found in our tour dates section.

 

Elko B.’s first solo album

So here’s the news we weren’t allowed to disclose in the last update: Elko B(lijweert) is releasing his first ever solo album on the 8th of February through Ekster! You can take a look at the artwork, read the tracklist and promo text and, most importantly, pre-order here.

The official record release concert will take place on 5 February at 1 pm (!) at Bosbar. This Saturday, 28 January at 4 pm (!), Elko will already play a semi-improvisation preluding a “displacement of works” by Luciano Mergo at said artist’s exposition at Haecken & Ooghen, Klapdorp 35, Antwerp.

Exactly one week later, on the 4th of February, Rudy Trouvé will play live at the same location for the next displacement of works.

Elko and Jeroen reunited at Radio Centraal this afternoon. Hear the result below.

Tape Cuts Tape announce tour

Tape Cuts Tape (Trouvé – Cassiers – Thielemans) will be exploring (some of) the roads of Belgium and Holland this coming November.

Catch them sharing the bill with TaxiWars, Dans Dans or Robin Verheyen’s New York Quartet at one of the following venues:

11.11 Bozar, Brussel *
12.11 Muziekodroom, Hasselt *
13.11 De Zwerver, Leffinge *
14.11 Het Bos, Antwerpen *
15.11 El Negocito, Gent *
09.12 TAC, Eindhoven (NL) **
11.12 Parazzar, Brugge ***
  • *+ TaxiWars ism Autumn Falls
  • **+ Dans Dans
  • ***+ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet

 

As per usual, all these dates and more can also be found in Tourdates section.

Below you can listen to a relatively recent episode of Elko and Jeroen’s Het Kralenspel radio show (with Mauro Pawlowski joining them in the studio):

 

Rudy & Mauro play duo show at Oude Beurs – Mauro rushes off to Klappei

Tomorrow, October 1st, Rudy Trouvé and Mauro Pawlowski will play a duo set at Oude Beurs to help celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Radio Centraal’s “De Wolkenbreiers” programme.

This will happen at 8 pm sharp after which Mauro will rush off to Filmhuis Klappei where he will play a solo set after “Ashik Kerib”, his film of choice, has been shown to the audience.

Find the full addresses in the tourdates section.

Both events seem rather unmissable.

As was last Tuesday’s Het Kralenspel – another Radio Centraal show – featuring (albeit in spirit) a mystery guest mentioned in this very post:

 

Pop monuments Rudy Trouvé & Daan share the stage, The Archetypes reunite

Another eventful weekend is coming up!

Tomorrow, Thursday 8 September, The Archetypes are reuniting for a one-off show at Café Cosmopolite in Antwerp. Miguel Sosa, Elko Blijweert and Jeroen Stevens will be improvising together for the first time in years. Scroll all the way down to see the flyer for this concert.

On Saturday, Rudy Trouvé, Daan and many others will be playing seperate sets at special (monumental) locations in the Dutch town of Bergen-Op-Zoom.

Info and links about both of these shows can be found, as always, in our Tourdates section.

Argentina’s finest Miguel Sosa of The Archetypes, Cassini Division and Strumpets fame was invited for a rare interview on yesterday’s Het Kralenspel radio show, which you can listen to below.

 

 

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Tape Cuts Tape, The Tone Zones, 20 years of Heaven Hotel Compilation and new site

20 years of Heaven Hotel Presents releases

Exciting times, 3 new Heaven Hotel releases, 5 Heaven Hotel label nights with live Heaven Hotel bands..
We’ll start by proudly presenting The Tone Zones, a 2 man surf-electronica band featuring Elko Blijweert and Milan Warmoeskerken, check their band page here

thetonezones Their brand new vinyl is ready, and can be pre-ordered in our shop There are original interpretations of The Pyramids, The Ventures, The Shadows and – cultband avant la lettre – The Jokers and Front 242.
You can see them live on our label nights!

 

tapecutstape_lostfootageThen there is the new Tape Cuts Tape vinyl, expected around March 13.
Also available for pre-ordering in our shop. This one can be obtained as vinyl or CD, your choice.

Tape Cuts Tape improvises, and are Rudy Trouvé – Eric Thielemans – Lynn Cassiers

 

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And then, to celebrate, there is a double vinyl (comes with free CD), God Owes Us a Swimming Pool.
26 tracks with a pretty good overview of what has been released on Heaven Hotel.

 

What’s more, the whole compilation album can be streamed  for free!

We hope you enjoy our new site, new releases, and hope to see you on one of the label nights!

20 years of Heaven Hotel: Tape Cuts Tape + The Tone Zones + I H8 Camera

20 years Heaven Hotel! “We were in bands. We went to bars. We met people who were in bands … so we started new bands. We made a record. With the money we made … we made new records. … That’s basically what we still do.” (Elko & Rudy – Heaven Hotel)

Live dates:

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00pm TENACE ORCHESTRA + TAPE CUTS TAPE + THE TONE ZONES + MITTLAND OCH LEO (DJ) Het Bos Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Friday March 20: Tape Cuts Tape, The Tone Zones, I H8 Camera (feat. Stef Kamil Carlens)  – Les Ateliers Claus – RUE CRICKXSTRAAT 15 – 1060 St. Gillis

In March ‘God Owes Us a Swimming Pool’ will be released- a compilation of stuff released between 1995 and 2015’, a double album feature (Vinyl and CD)  of Heaven Hotel releases.

To promote this and other upcoming releases (Tape Cuts Tape, The Tone Zones) releases  Heaven Hotel  is coming to a place near you in Belgium under impulse of the engines of Heaven Hotel, Rudy Trouvé en Elko Blijweert and organize a few Labelnights.
Between interesting and representative, between obscure, improvisation and always surprisingly unique.

For more info (Dutch) watch these pages.

Heaven Hotel Label nights

hh_labelnight   God Owes Us a Swimming Pool is a Heaven Hotel double vinyl compilation being released because of the Heaven Hotel label being in existence for 20 years, which is accompanied by a tour of Heaven Hotel bands all over Belgium, in different venues, with different bands, and labelled as the Labelnights 2015.

Some old, some new will be presented, and in any case every night will be unique and full of surprises, for both the bands and the audience.

Tape Cuts Tape will be playing every night because of their upcoming 3rd release, and also The Tone Zones, a new formed duo of guitarists Elko Blijweert (o.a. Dead Man Ray and Gruppo Di Pawlowski) and Milan Warmoeskerken (Mittland och Leo). They will release their debut album also in March, full off  surfinstrumentals and elektronics. They have a few nice intepretations of The Pyramids, The Ventures, The Shadows eand – cultband avant la lettre – The Jokers.