folk

Monday
4 May
18:00

Freedy Johnston (born 1961) is a New York City-based singer-songwriter originally from Kinsley, Kansas. Johnston’s first album, “The Trouble Tree” was released in 1990, and features the guitar playing of the roots musician and author, David Hamburger. Johnston sold some of his family’s farmland to finance the recording of his second album, Can You Fly (an event he wrote about in a song on that album, “Trying to Tell You I Don’t Know”).

folk
Friday
20 November
19:00

Les Frères Bouchenak is a family musical group created in 1974 in Oujda, considered as the city of Reggada also known as the Moroccan rai.Their lyrics convey a vivid language of the tradition of Moroccan culture by anchoring a discourse on the political and social reality of the country. The modernity of their music, the introduction of synthesizers, makes them look very quickly a leading group in the late 70s.

folk
Sunday
21 February
19:00

The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band. Formed in 1986 in Tuam, County Galway, by Leo Moran and Davy Carton, members have included singer, guitarist, and mandolin player John “Turps” Burke; bass player Pearse Doherty; keyboard and accordion player Tony Lambert; keyboard player and guitarist Derek Murray; and drummers Padraig Stevens, John Donnelly, Jimi Higgins, and Fran Breen. The current line-up is Leo Moran (vocals, guitar), Davy Carton (vocals, guitar), Kevin Duffy (keyboards), Anthony Thistlethwaite (bass guitar, saxphone), and Eímhín Craddock (drums).

rock
folk
Saturday
10 April
18:00

Cheb Mimoun is an artist from Morocco who plays Berber folk music

folk
Sunday
13 February
19:00

Nass el Ghiwane was formed in the late 60’s by four young men from the poor district of Hay el Mohammadi in industrial Casablanca. Laarbi Batma (who came from the Chaouia region to Kariane Jdid) met Boujemaa Hagour (who came form the Tata (Morocco) region to Derb Moulay Cherif) through their mutual friend Omar Essayed. They were all performing in the theater troupe of Tayeb Essidiki.

folk
Thursday
20 March
19:00

Koma Amed was established on 1988 by Fikri Kutlay, Amhet Kaya, Melek and some other Kurdish students in Ankara, Turkey. Their first album was “Kulîlka Azadî” which has been published illegally because of being Kurdish, on that time Kurdish language was banned by Turkish government.

folk
Friday
6 December
19:00

Mercan Dede believes that when you put digital, electronic sounds together with hand-made, human ones, you can create universal language, capable of uniting old and young, ancient and modern, East and West. It’s a bold claim, but the Turkish-born and Montreal-based musician/producer/DJ has the career and the music to back it up.

experimental
folk
Saturday
3 February
19:00

Bandabardò was formed on March 8th 1993. The leader and singer of the band, Enrico “Erriquez” Greppi met Alessandro “Finaz” Finazzo who, at that time, played the electric guitar. Greppi then convinced him to start playing the acoustic guitar. The idea was that the songs had to be simple, full of vitality, like when you are among your friends around a bonfire.Here is the Manifesto of Bandabardò: “We have fully joined the cause of the fricchettoni (freaks) and their leader Fernandez.

folk
Saturday
18 October
18:00

After fronting several rock bands in his native Idaho, singer/songwriter Justin Ringle moved to Portland, OR in 2004 and began focusing on acoustic music, playing open mics regularly under the moniker Horse Feathers. In 2005, multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick heard a couple of Justin’s demos and offered to help flesh them out.

folk
Wednesday
3 December
19:00

The Dodos formed in the early part of 2006 in San Francisco; shortly afterward, band member Meric Long released an EP entitled “Dodo Bird.” In support of this EP Long and Logan Kroeber toured intermittently from July through September 2006, after which they released their first album, entitled “Beware of the Maniacs.” In 2007, the band signed to the French kiss record label. In 2008, the band released a second album entitled “Visiter” and began a 17-venue springtime national tour.

folk
Saturday
2 May
18:00

Will Johnson is the frontman of both the alt-country bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. He played drums in the band Funland prior to these groups and has played solo throughout his career. He recently released an album with Magnolia Electric Co. frontman Jason Molina under the name Molina & Johnson.

folk
Saturday
2 May
18:00

Will Johnson is the frontman of both the folkrock bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. He played drums in the band Funland prior to these groups and has played solo throughout his career. He recently released an album with Magnolia Electric Co. frontman Jason Molina under the name Molina & Johnson.

folk
Sunday
24 May
18:00

Bowerbirds are Beth Tacular, Phil Moore and Mark Paulson from North Carolina. They make leafy folk-pop with guitars, accordions and violins. They self-released their debut EP Danger At Sea in August 2006 and were signed to Burly Time Records later that year. Their first full length album, Hymns for a Dark Horse, was released in Spring 2007 on Burly Time Records. Their fluent, characteristic style, marked by wonderfully skilled songcraft and bucolic imagery, has since earned them several positive reviews.

folk
Saturday
13 February
19:00

Ulver (Norwegian for “wolves”) is a multi-disciplinary musical quartet and is one of the most interesting bands to rise out of the extreme metal scene in Norway. Since their first folk metal/black metal release in 1993, Ulver’s style has ever been changing by combining elements of experimental, electronic and ambient music, avant-garde, rock, trip-hop, and their own genre-defying innovations.

folk
rock
Wednesday
10 March
19:00

Bosque Brown is an American indie band from the music town of Denton, Texas. While attending college there, singer-songwriter Mara Lee Miller chose "Bosque Brown" for her music, named after a river that runs through Stephenville, Texas, her childhood home. She recorded a handful of demos and had her husband hand them over to songwriter Damien Jurado after a show. He contacted her again and helped her to secure a recording opportunity. In March of this year, her first full album 'Baby' came out.

folk
soul
Saturday
20 March
19:00

Fans of pagan, celtic, folk, medieval, gothic or even metal music should not miss the chance to see one of the most original bands around. Omnia’s music describes the world that lives inside their hearts, a crossover between the ancient Celtic world of Iron-age Europe with all its beliefs and values, mixed with who and what they are today, a remnant of the last Celtic tribes who still dare to be free.

folk
metal
Wednesday
24 November
19:00

TREMBLING BELLS CONCERT CANCELLED!!"Shows happening around this show have pulled out due to a variety of reasons and band can only fly in for Le Guess Who festival. Been trying to save it but to no avail. Hope we can find a date next time the band are over."TREMBLING BELLS is a group formed by drummer Alex Neilson, a musician with a strong history of free and improvised playing with several artists.

rock
folk
Saturday
12 March
19:00

DIDIER LALOY - Laloy est considéré comme l’un des représentants les plus actifs du renouveau de l’accordéon diatonique en Europe. Son aisance sur scène, son aptitude à aborder tous les genres musicaux, son jeu subtil, ses qualités humaines ont fait de lui un musicien très demandé et largement apprécié.PERRY ROSE - En dix ans de carrière, Perry Rose a réussi une fusion parfaite entre la pop anglo-saxonne et la musique traditionnelle irlandaise.

folk
Pop
Thursday
17 March
19:00

WOODS is a psych folk rock band based out of Brooklyn, New York.

folk
rock
Thursday
1 March
19:00

AA BONDY HAS CANCELLED HIS EUROPEAN TOUR. NO PLANS JUST YET FOR A NEW TOUR.AA BONDY is an American artist from Alabama, he is the former leadsinger and guitarist of the band Verbena which he founded in the 90's. After the split of the group AA Bondy decided to start a solo career. In his music you can hear a mix of folk and alternative. His first album, American hearts, is recorded in a barn near the Catskill Mountains therefore he could only use his voice and his guitar.

folk
Indie
Wednesday
7 November
19:00

TROY VON BALTHAZAR is the lead singer & guitar player of the Los Angeles based band Chokebore. His work can be described as lo-fi pop music. Olympic Disk released his debut solo album in early 2006, and it finds him expanding on the slow, sad landscapes of Chokebore’s later works. Troy’s one man band live performances incorporate looping techniques and several distortion techniques.

Indie
experimental
folk
Friday
20 June
18:00
Free

From Friday 20 June to Sunday 22 June, Molenbeek will be all about music!

folk
hip hop
jazz
reggae
rock
Sunday
22 June
18:30
Free

From Friday 20 June to Sunday 22 June, Molenbeek will be all about music!

beats
dance
folk
hip hop
Saturday
4 October
19:30
External organisation
secrètes sessions

The idea is simple: a couple of musicians, from different groups and backgrounds, will come together at VK to make and record an album. 

acoustic
folk
français
jazz
Pop
rock
soul
Friday
21 November
19:30

From spoken word and bedroom industrial music, to downer Ethiopian covers and harsh folk, to classic American ballads. 

alternative
folk
Indie
Saturday
29 November
19:30
External organisation

Italian singer-songwriter 

folk
Pop
rock
Tuesday
27 October
19:30

Triple bill at Le Maison des Musiques

acoustic
Indie
folk
Thursday
29 October
19:30

American DIY musician at le Maison Des Musiques

acoustic
Indie
folk
Wednesday
4 November
19:30
External organisation
reggae
dub
folk
Friday
18 March
19:30

Turkish folk music with modern sounds. 

folk
rock
Wednesday
13 April
19:30
Sold out

A Grammy award winning singer-songwriter

folk
Indie
Saturday
12 November
19:00
External organisation
folk
rock
Saturday
18 February
19:30

Lebanese hip hop meets visual artist. 

electro
electro-chaâbi
folk
Pop
Wednesday
29 March
19:30
Canceled

From the sandy planes of Northern Africa to the sunny shores of Baja California in one big, mesmerizing swoop. 

folk
psychedelica
Friday
26 May
19:30

Rumbling drum beats and crinkling guitars take you back to the 60s

acoustic
folk
Thursday
2 November
19:30
External organisation

Phantasmagorical singer-songwriter, poet, writer, illusionist, showman, and band-builder: Vinicio Capossela is the true renaissance man.

folk
Friday
2 February
20:00
External organisation

Powerful acoustic set up from la Cantantessa promising to sound like the sound of mermaids.

folk
Pop
Friday
11 May
19:30

Jewish - Arabic grooves in an exciting double bill for the Esther & Sheherazade festival. 

folk
funk
jazz
world