Godfather curates Antwerp city festival Exposed Music

On the 19th of November (this Saturday!), Heaven Hotel godfather Rudy Trouvé presents an event not to be missed. At Exposed Music, a guide will lead you from one unusual concert location to another, enabling you to witness special performances by – among many others – Elko Blijweert, Joris Caluwaerts, a children’s choir, Geert Waegeman, Teuk Henri and Daan Stuyven.

Find all info and book tickets here, and/or listen to Rudy himself explaining it all on Radio Centraal’s Het Kralenspel by clicking “play” 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:


Rudy Trouvé drops Chinese cat

The friendly folks at Jezus Factory Records have announced the forthcoming release of Pawlowski, Trouvé & Ward 2, the follow-up to the first volume which was released ten years ago.

Rudy Trouvé has dropped a digital single with accompanying video (featuring one of those funny Chinese cat dolls) as a nice little teaser for this joyful event.

You can preorder the album, which should come out late November/early December, by clicking here.

Below, you can listen to Elko & Jeroen’s latest episode of Het Kralenspel, featuring special guest Milan Warmoeskerken.


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.




Angels Die Hard live at Het Bos

Angels Die Hard will present their fresh LP “Mood Ring” this Friday at Het Bos in Antwerp. Also on the bill are Ulrika Spacek (UK) and Fake Indians (B).

Check out ADH’s latest video below to get in the right – wait for it – mood!


And here’s today’s episode of Het Kralenspel:


Rudy Trouvé in sound and vision

Some videos of Rudy Trouvé dancing and playing have surfaced on the internet. In chronological order:

Rudy dancing in slow motion to the music of The Mechanics at the Jazz Middelheim festival

#themechanics #slomo #dancingrudy #hiddenhiele @hielehiele

A video posted by @jeruenchen on


Rudy improvising in black and white with Karen Willems at the Bosbar


More Rudy in last Tuesday’s episode of the Het Kralenspel radio show which featured a track of his recent release on Luik Records (The Rimbaud Tape). Listen below!


Rudy Trouvé presents new exhibition and Mechanics concert

Rudy Trouvé has a new exhibition coming up at CC Muze in Heusden-Zolder. From the 28th of August until the 25th of September this cultural centre will present some of his most recent work – a collection of drawings, collages and paintings.

Tomorrow (August 13th), he will share the stage with Mauro Pawlowski, Jean-Yves Evrard, Roman Hiele and Eric Thielemans at the Jazz Middelheim festival. Under the moniker The Mechanics are Dancing in your Head this all-star formation will reinterpret some of the music of Ornette Coleman. Not to be missed!

Here’s the most recent episode of the Kralenspel radio show for your listening pleasure:


I H8 Piloot

Tomorrow (30/07/16) afternoon, selected members of I H8 Camera and Piloot, two exquisite Belgian improvisation bands, will join forces for a free concert in front of the Beursgebouw in Brussels.

The line-up consists of Cyrille de Haes, Florian Guibert, Teuk Henri, Elko Blijweert and Jeroen Stevens.

If you’d rather hear those two last-mentioned musicians talk about music they like, just click “play” below.