AB’s beautiful red Main Hall with an audience capacity of 2000 needs no further introduction. However, the AB building houses another room, up the stairs immediately to the right of the main entrance: the AB Club.
The Club can accommodate 280 persons. The artists who perform here are on the cusp of a major breakthrough (for example, Adele in March 2008), or part of the underground, emerging talents or acts who stubbornly continue to make experimental music throughout their careers. In any given week you may discover hip-hop artists, singer-songwriters, house DJs, punk bands etc. in the Club.
The vibe is friendly, authentic, sometimes sultry and sometimes exhilarating!
We welcome you into the Club!
We offer a selection of the artists you can discover this autumn in AB’s Club:
SUN 24 SEP Bricknasty
Bricknasty offers a combination of soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk with an Irish inflection. For fans of STUFF., Raketkanon and everything that falls between the two.
THU 05 OCT Remy van Kesteren 'Harp as you've never heard before'
'Brilliant harpist' (NY Times) reworks Aphex Twin, Radiohead, Rosalía & more
On October 5 Remy van Kesteren presents his brand new album Muses in AB – named after the nine muses of ancient Greek mythology. “I’m hugely looking forward to bringing this music to life in the legendary AB Club, with my harp, of course, but also synths, loops and effects”, he lets us know in advance.a
WEN 11 OCT Brik Tu-Tok
Mad duo moves the boundaries between art, theatre and music
A desperate attempt to describe Brik Tu-Tok: Brik Tu-Tok equals Kenji Minogue meets The Residents meets Charlie Chaplin meets The B-52s meets CocoRosie meets Sparks meets Commedia dell'arte. Fact is: this duo takes you on a rollercoaster ride through an alienating parallel universe, where sounds are brought to life with cassettes, household knick-knacks and tinkered objects.
SUN 05 NOV Ustad Noor Bakhsh
Transcendental Pakistani benju maestro ready for a party
Ustad Noor Bakhsh hails from the area around Pasni in Balochistan, a region in the border region of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. He is a maestro of the Balochi benju – a type of zither with keys – that he has been playing since he was a child. In the region, Noor Bakhsh has long been known as a legendary instrumentalist but he only gained more international attention after his recent recordings and videos, including the first ever Boiler Room session from out of Pakistan and his concert in Berlin.
FRI 10 NOV Stace
Brussels-based neo-soul vocalist unveils new EP.
STACE promptly put herself on the map with her impressive debut EP Green Onyx. She was soon playing major stages, including those of Dour, Couleur Café, Les Nuits Botanique and AB.
On her new EP – that will be released at the end of October via 62 Records – the neo-soul songstress seeks the connection between extreme emotions. Her soulful, sensual sound is as vulnerable as it is authentic.