Minneapolis, Mon Amour

What do Soul Asylum, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Prince, The Jayhawks, Babes In Toyland and Atmosphere all have in common? Their homebase is the American city of Minneapolis and it just so happens that in the coming months AB will be presenting a musical tour of the scene over there. What's more, you can win a city-trip to Minneapolis, so read further for more.

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Omar free of charge!

Car-Free Sunday (september 18) with Omar Souleyman – free of charge !

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The third season of Coca-Cola Sessions is about to begin

Our refreshing structural partner will be providing extra Club concerts to support young talent again this season. Sunday Bell Ringers and Superlijm give the kick-off.

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Stop Hunger in East Africa

AB contributes your 0.20 cents during the Boterhammen and the Feeërieën!

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Musical flea-market in the Steenstraat

Our neighbours from café Bonnefooi are organising a musical flea-market on Sunday 17 July in the Steenstraat. Old LP’s, musical instruments, jukeboxes, everything that has anything to do with music is welcome. Read more.

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Blog around the clock!

Next season there will again be a serious portion of roots & rockabilly in the AB with Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Imelda, Wanda... But there is even more swing in the air of this sultry summer, for example through Radio Modern!

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Arctic Accents: Finnish music & ticket campaign!

In December, AB is organising three evenings full of Finnish music. Three extremely interesting (at the moment, maybe difficult) names but each for a milder introductory price.

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A summer of Customs check-in points!

Check in to one of the Customs shows this summer and win a duo-ticket + meet & greet with the band for the show in the Ancienne Belgique on November 15!

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Minneapolis, Mon Amour

In August 2011 it will be exactly 30 years ago since American rock band The Replacements released their debut ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’. A point of reference in musical history that AB seizes to present amongst others a concert of Soul Asylum and an exhibition on the Twin/Tone label.

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AB and PHL collaborate

What happens when a leading pop & rock temple and Flanders' only pop & rock school get together? Then AB and PHL-music each search for a win-win situation that benefits both partners.

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Artist in Residence

With the Artist in Residence project, AB wants to provide just that little extra support to up-and-coming and promising talent. This year we're pleased to set out with Drums are for Parades, Jan Swerts and Sarah Ferri.

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Le Freak guitar contest: The final battle!

Yesterday the great Le Freak guitar contest took place...

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The 5 Le Freak's!

Here they are, the 5 winners that will share the same stage as Nile Rodgers on Monday June 13!

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CHIC + 7x7/F extra interactive sound sculpture

There's no support act for Chic. But those attending this funky concert on Monday 13 June are advised to stop by the AB Club too. As that's where the letter F is!

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Play Chic's Le Freak on stage and win a Fender guitar!

Come to the Chic concert in AB on Monday 13 June. Come on stage and play the intro to Le Freak. Nile Rodgers & Co will judge your style, interpretation and level of funkiness on the spot. The winner can head home with a genuine, autographed Fender Stratocaster.

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Amon Tobin comes to AB with an amazing live show

To say that Brazil's Amon Tobin is as innovative as ever would be a serious understatement. He more than does justice to his reputation with the new groundbreaking show for his Isam tour.

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Time flies...

Some new pics from the AB in house photographer...

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AB Café/Resto is collecting money for Kom Op Tegen Kanker

Just like last year, AB Café/Resto is taking part in the 1000km Kom Op Tegen Kanker (KOTK).

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Pre-listen to a track by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto already released a track from their soon-to-be-released album ‘summvs’.

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Band of Gypsies 2 recorded @ AB

Taraf de Haïdouks, the most exciting Balkan Gypsy band, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and they got together again with the fantastically funky Macedonian brass of Kocani Orkestar...

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Free Drums Are For Parades download.

Over the coming months, under the title IMPERIVM, they'll be visiting the ABstudio to record a number of songs with striking guest vocalists.

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New Artist in Residence: Drums Are For Parades

The following performer is a bit of an odd one out, as Drums Are For Parades already sound familiar to quite a few people. But the threesome recently came knocking at the door of Anspachlaan 110 with a somewhat unique project.

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Domino festival teases with expo...

Domino has always paid attention to graphic designers and labels that have regard for their artwork previously.

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AB in the Picture

It may have been quiet on the blog but it certainly wasn't in concert-land...

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Competitions

Win a duo-ticket for Car Seat Headrest

Cult singer-songwriter comes with a seven-member band to present this new live show in AB

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Win a duo-ticket for rap's high priestess Chynna

22-year-old rapper and model launched by A$AP Mob crew

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Win a duo-ticket for Lizz Wright

Take a seat for one of the most attractive jazz-chanson voices in the world.

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