Leuven Entertainment Listings 22– 28 June

Saturday (22)

  • It’s Hillbilly Night at Rock Café from 7pm. Free. It’s going to be a wild one!
  • Electric Eclectic hosts a free alternative music night at Café Belge from 9pm.

Sunday (23)

  • Radio Scorpio has Lazy Sunday at OPEK from 2-6 and it’s free every Sunday.
  • Sher Khan & Crow system play a prog rock show at Rock café at 9pm. €3

Monday (24)

  • Deep Blue Sea is showing at Cinema Zed at 10.30pm.

Wednesday (26)

  • Slagwerk, featuring 7 DJs is on at the Social Club from 10pm – 5am. €4
  • Seven Psychopaths is showing at Cinema Zed at 10.30pm. Last movie of the season.

Thursday (27)

  • There`s a free DJ night at Social Club from 9pm. Rodenbach is €1 all night.

Friday (28)

  • Johnny Trash will be at The Saloon for their one year celebration from 5pm.
  • It’s Birthday Friday at Rodin`s so if you had a bday in June, show up between 11pm and 1am with your ID and claim a free drink.

The Get Out of Town Gig of the Week (Friday 28th June)

Travel Tips for the Unenlightened

Forget that horsesh*t about traveling to gain new experiences and expand your horizons. Most of us travel because we secretly believe that our country of origin is vastly superior to whatever far flung destination we are gracing with our presence and we want everyone else to know it too.

The Linguistic Divide

Contrary to popular belief, locals do not appreciate it when visitors take time to learn a few snippets of their language. The fact that they can mock you without your understanding is what makes you such a welcome guest. Besides, language is only a barrier for those who don’t speak loud enough. If at first you don’t succeed, try yelling and possibly even getting angry to demonstrate your impatience.

Act the Part

Travel only changes the outlook of those who are unsure of their convictions. As a tourist, you are bringing money into the economy and this pretty much enables you to act however you please. Demand forks and ask for ketchup with everything. Throw money (literally) at those less fortunate, slow moving locals in order to get what you want.

Haggling as Death Match

Let’s face it; the locals only want to rip you off. If they’re not going to clearly communicate their prices then they have just declared a throwdown. So what if it’s only two cents in your currency and it took you 20 minutes to reach that price, you won!

Get Inspired

Look around – everything is SO foreign. It’s as if this has all been staged as a chapter in your personal memoir. Life is your art project and you should treat it as such. Block busy walkways as you repeatedly take identical photos in search of the perfect shot. Stick your camera in the faces and homes of locals and click away; asking permission would spoil the shot. Thank you universe!

Be a Cultural Ambassador

Many locals will never get to travel, so treat this as a valuable opportunity to show those less fortunate how to improve. Suggestions include, constantly reminding others that things are much bigger and better in your country, followed by lengthy explanations of why this is so. Sometimes you will need to engage in tough love and actually point out how disgusting and foreign their practices are, particularly in terms of toilets (Surely it’s much more sanitary that human waste is located within your home rather than outdoors and of course it is more hygienic to clean with paper than actual water).

Don’t worry about wasting your hard earned funds on a return ticket. Apply the suggestions above and chances are you will get a free ticket home when your many new friends take up a collection to return you to your beloved home ASAP. 

Published under the title Make Yourself Unforgettable in the June 2013 edition of The Voice.

The Riot Grrrl Next Door Episode

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The Riot Grrrl Next Door Episode

Just uploaded episode 23#. Lots of great retro Riot Grrrl tunes.

Clothing stapled to Rihanna’s lady bits

Clothing stapled to Rihanna’s lady bits

I love this story! Even more pleased that it comes from a place I once called home…

Leuven Entertainment Listings 15– 21 June

Sunday (16)

  • Radio Scorpio has Lazy Sunday at OPEK from 2-6 and it’s free every Sunday.

Monday (17)

  • Radio Scorpio has CULT at OPEK which runs from 8-10 and is free every Monday.
  • There’s an open mic comedy night at The Saloon from 830. €2
  • The extremely charming Moonrise Kingdom is on at Cinema Zed at 1030.

Tuesday (18)

  • Float Fall play a free show at STUK café at 9pm.

Thursday (20)

  • Caulfield Drive play Rock Café.

Friday (21)

  • It’s the third Friday of the month which makes it lesbian night at Café Rocco.

The Get Out of Town Gig of the Week (Friday 21st June)

I’m Speechless

Zippermouth

Image by Infiltrate Media http://www.infiltratemedia.co.za/

Just uploaded episode 22. There’s a short but sweet interview with Odette and Jan from Miss O.

http://www.mixcloud.com/AW7News/around-the-world-in-seven-days-6-08-2013/

Two Reasons

we played this band on the show today. Trippy vid!

Miss O in studio tomorrow

Odette Di Maio & Jan de Block from duo Miss O will visit with us before their show at Libertad at 10pm. Miss O created a heart breakingly beautiful score to the 1903 version of Alice in Wonderland. Listen and be amazed….

Leuven Entertainment Listings 8 – 14 June

Saturday (8)

  • The Rambos play Rock Café this evening.
  • Miss O play a free show at Libertad at 10pm.
  • Rodins have their 8th year birthday celebration at 11pm.

Sunday (9)

  • Radio Scorpio has Lazy Sunday at OPEK from 2-6 and it’s free every Sunday.
  • STUK has Jazz on Sunday, a free weekly event starting at 9pm.

Monday (10)

  • Radio Scorpio has CULT at OPEK which runs from 8-10 and is free every Monday.
  • Berberian Sound Studio is on at Cinema Zed at 1030pm.

Wednesday (12)

  • The Saloon is celebrating the birthday of their mascot El Furiosa
  • Vermaak na Arbeid Festival is on at OPEK.
  • Men Behaving Badly is on at Cinema Zed at 1030pm.

Friday (14)

  • Ypsilon Drive play Rock Café
  • Vermaak na Arbeid Festival is on at OPEK.
  • Searching for Sugarman is on at Cinema Zed at 1030pm.

The Get Out of Town Gig of the Week (Thursday 13th June)

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