Benefit for No Border Kitchen Lesvos with Cistem Failure

20161205_Benefit_for_No_Border_Kitchen_LesvosMonday December 5th 2016, Benefit for No Border Kitchen Lesvos with Cistem Failure on the stage. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

No Border Lesvos has been supporting refugees on Lesvos Island by any means possible since 2012. With the recent evictions of the NBK Social Centre on the Island and new migrants still arriving every day it is imperative that we upgrade the kitchen equipment, and for that we need money! So come and eat at the Joe’s garage on monday the 5th to support NBK Lesvos and the migrants that are stuck there!
No Border Kitchen Lesvos. Push back Frontex! You can’t evict a Movement!
Cistem Failure, anarchist feminist queer band, a duo playing rowdy political banjo folkpunk […Lees verder]

December 2016 at Joe’s Garage


Movie night: Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso. (2015) by Moussa Ouédraogo & Hans-Georg Eberl

burkinafasoSunday December 18th 2016, Movie night: Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso. (2015) by Moussa Ouédraogo & Hans-Georg Eberl (70 min., english subtitles). Door opens at 20:00. Film starts at 21:00. Free admission.

“Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso” is a filmic document of remembrance of the popular insurrection in Burkina Faso on 30th and 31st of October 2014 against the dictatorial regime of Blaise Compaoré. The film approaches protagonists of the revolution and visits emblematic symbolic places. It asks about reasons and motivations based in the living conditions of the population as well as in memories of foregone struggles during previous decades.
Org.: All Included […Lees verder]

Movie night: HyperNormalisation (2016)

HyperNormalisationSunday December 11th 2016, Movie night: HyperNormalisation, documentary by Adam Curtis, 2016, 2 hours 46 minutes, in English with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

The latest film from documentary maker, Adam Curtis, continues to pursue his path to provide a narrative outside the simple narrative of history. Using his jump-cuts and abrupt mood changes here in this near 3 hours exploration of the present political situation he again examines, questions the powers that brought us to this situation.
The BBC about the film: “We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – they have no idea what to do.
This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.
It shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us we accept it as normal.
But there is another world outside. Forces that politicians tried to forget and bury forty years ago – that then festered and mutated – but which are now turning on us with a vengeful fury. Piercing though the wall of our fake world.”

A zine with the voice over and dialogues from the film will be available at the screening. […Lees verder]

Theater & Discussion: ‘Marx is Back’ (a play on history)

Marx_is_BackFriday December 9th 2016, Theater & Discussion: ‘Marx is Back’ (a play on history). “Why have I returned? to clear my name!”
AstaroTheatro presents a monologue by Howard Zinn adapted and performed by Roberto Bacchilega. Door opens at 20:00, Theater starts at 20:30.

Karl Marx has had enough of seeing his revolution taken over by opportunists organizing each time a new priesthood and a new hierarchy, with excommunications and indexes, with inquisitions and firing squads. He is disgusted by media declaring him dead again and again. Karl Marx is back to remind us that his ideas are more alive than ever. He revisits memories of his courageous life and revolutionary theories. We learn about his family, his struggles and the boils on his arse.
Marx is Back is the opening of a themed evening with open discussion.
‘How far nowadays capitalism has gone. Ideas for resistance and the meaning of revolution in our times’

Movie night: french documentary on sustainability

globalSunday December 4th 2016, Movie night: french documentary on sustainability. In French with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

Well it seems clear to all of us that global warming is a real problematic that our society is facing and we all need to take action. The film makers start an expedition through different countries to see the effects that global warming brought to our society . In this journey they will meet some people that started projects that are determinant in leading to a positive change. These smalls examples will be the proof that it is possible for everyone to make the difference for a better future.  Trailer

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Squatters Legal Costs Benefit with The Bucket Boyz

20161201_benefit_squatters_legal_costsThursday December 1st 2016, Squatters Legal Costs Benefit with The Bucket Boyz on the stage. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

The Bucket Boyz, knee slapin, crazy anarcho blue-trash from the Amsterdam bayou!!!! Trio banjo, Gut bucket and Chinese chopstick. “Rare Dutch treat The Bucket Boyz, who thrilled with their anarchic take on Tennessee folk.” (The Guardian). […Lees verder]

Movie night: The Army of Crime (2009)

The_Army_of_CrimeSunday November 27th 2016, Movie night: The Army of Crime (L’Armée du Crime) by Robert Guédiguian, 2009, 139 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

In 1943 the Nazi’s invade, take over the country and slowly begin rounding up your friends and family. While the logistics for this removal is constructed, your family, friends and some of the people closest to you believe the official story of registration and deportation. They think you are cynical, paranoid and a trouble maker, but you know about the internment camps and what this regime is doing. What do you do in this situation? The Army of Crime (2009) by Robert Guédiguian confronts this question by following the development of the French anti-fascist underground during World War II. Following the lives of a diverse group of people, all with their personal plights, loves and histories, you watch through beautiful cinematography and poetry as a diverse group of people come together to combat the Vichy regime. The film deals with the usual difficulties of living underground, taking action and the consequences of remaining dignified in the face of a slow, socially acceptable and ever present state of terror. This story is powerful and beautifully portrays some of the courage and pain of individual who have become legendary, deciding to act in the face of unspeakable odds no matter the consequences. This film is a classic and must see, especially if one is concerned with resistance, anarchism and anti-fascism.
Trailer: […Lees verder]

Brighton Antifascists Benefit, Seeking a Drop (acoustic set), Volkseten Vegazulu

20161124_Brighton_Antifascists_BenefitThursday November 24th 2016, Brighton Antifascists Benefit, Acoustic set with Seeking a Drop (Rome/Berlin), “Just a singer of songs”. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

All proceeds from the event will go to Brighton Antifascists [] – an independent group, based in Brighton, that formed as a response to an increase in nationalist and fascist activity in their community. They are willing to confront any fascist/racist activities in their area, by encouraging mass direct action amongst other methods. They are not aligned with any political party, nor do they co-operate with any, they also don’t work with the police. The state cannot be relied upon to oppose fascism, and will tolerate or encourage fascist groups when it suits it purposes.
Seeking a Drop (Rome/Berlin) […Lees verder]

Benefit for Antifascist Action Kavala (Greece)

ANTIFA DIKH 14 NOE 2016 ENGMonday November 21st 2016, Benefit for Antifascist Action Kavala (Greece). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Show with Ronley Teper (guitar and voice), Pit Hermans (cymbala and percussion) and Tim Postage (banjo). Music from 9pm till 10pm.

The so-called Imia crisis, which took place in 1996, served the fascist para-state that for years has been exploiting this particular incident, setting up celebrations of hate. Since 2011 the Patriotic Movement of Kavala, similar to the nazist gang of the Golden Dawn, organizes annually a nationwide call to the town. A failed fascist fest, which deflates year by year, like the ‘famous’ national sentiment of the fascists.
One day before the fascist gathering on 26/01/2014 and after a clash had taken place between fascists and a group of people, the contemporary nazi-collaborators of Kavala broke the store-front of the store that belongs to a comrade of ours, targeted for his antifascist action and they then attempted to set fire in its interior, thereby endangering the lives of the building’s occupants.
Our comrade is compelled to get to the local police department, as arson attempt is a prosecutable ex-officio criminal offense (therefore some formalities were required by him) and after a 3-hour wait, he finds out he is arrested because members of the patriotic movement had filed a lawsuit against him.
With one comrade already held in custody for two days after the ridiculous lawsuit against him by members of the patriotic movement, in the afternoon of Monday 27 January 2014, the second comrade (who is the brother of the first) -also targeted for his antifascist action- is informed that a lawsuit is pending against him as well by the same coward fascists, and he appears voluntarily at the police department of Kavala. Cops and fascists cooked up the case, resulting in our comrades being charged with criminal organization (gang), breach of the public peace (hood law), incitement to cause grievous bodily harm, aggravated damages, carrying and use of weapons, explosion and possession of explosive bombs.
On Friday, 31/01/2014, after appearing before an investigating judge and a prosecutor, our two comrades were released on the following bail conditions: they are banned from leaving the country, they have to appear at the local police department each month and were obliged to pay a financial guarantee. The first trial, which was set for the 10/06/2015, was postponed due to the absence of their defending lawyers, while the next ones were postponed due to the nationwide lawyers’ strike. […Lees verder]

Show with Ronley Teper, Pit Hermans and Tim Postage

Ronley_Teper_fall_tour_2016Monday November 21st 2016, Show with Ronley Teper (guitar and voice), Pit Hermans (cymbala and percussion), Tim Postage (banjo) and Johnny Spence (keyboard). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

In August 2016, Ronley Teper performed an hilarious set with Pit Hermans at Joe’s garage. Great sense of humor and improvisation on stage. A few days later, she was telling about her plans in an interview: I’m checking out the scenes, making new friends and contacts, picking up last minute shows, i’m writing like a fiend and meeting improvisers from all over and starting to make the Lipliners a more international project. The idea is to have musicians from different countries joining me when i play in different countries. Right now i’m in Amsterdam, and have my second show here next week with Pit Hermans a multi instrumentalist from Amsterdam. I’ve got a show in Prague supporting Mark Steiner a great eclectic songwriter based out of Norway in early September, and will be on tour from the middle of November for two weeks with shows tba, touring with Pavel Cingl a violinist and producer from Prague. Some other guests will join as we get closer to the tour like Tim Postage – guitarist & banjo. We’ll be back in Toronto and parts of Ontario for a couple of weeks in December for some full on Lipliners stuff as well. From there we will have to see what happens. […Lees verder]

Movie night: The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Broken_Circle_BreakdownSunday November 20th 2016, Movie night: The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix Van Groeningen, 2012, 111 minutes. In Flemish with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

The Broken Circle Breakdown is a portrait of the great love affair between tattoo artist Elise (Veerle Baetens) and bluegrass musician Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). After bonding over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, they dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage – but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is put to the test. […Lees verder]

Benefit for the Refugees Squats in Athens. Music with “Rebet guitar +S”

Thursday November 17th 2016, Benefit for the Refugees Squats in Athens. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music with “Rebet guitar +S”, Jaap Faber and Charis Konstantinou, from 9pm.

Οn 17th of November we hold a benefit for City Plaza and Notara26 squats in Athens. Theses squats have been created in the past couple of years to accommodate refugees and immigrants coming in Athens from Turkey. They are a place where refugees can sleep, eat and socialize without any money needed. The squats are managed by refugees and greeks alike in weekly assemblies.
The City Plaza Refugee squat is the biggest in Athens, in the multicultural area of Acharnon, and started in May 2016. It used to be a hotel closed for almost 10 years. Now it permanently houses more than 300 people from 7 countries. It also offers food three times every day, childcare and medical care. City Plaza Squat also participates in the struggle against racism by organizing rallies and demonstrations. Read more here:

Notara26 is the first refugee squat in Athens, in Exarcheia, and started in September 2015. At first it was used for temporarily hosting refugee who traveled to Northern Europe. Since the Balkan route closed Notara26 houses permanently more than 100 people from different countries. Food is brought in the squat by cooking collectives and it has also been a gathering place for clothes, medicines and toys. The Notara26 squat was attacked in August 2016 by fascists and as a result it was partly burnt. The squat was very quickly rebuilt and a big antifa demonstration took place is respond to the attack. The Notara26 squat participates in the anti-racist, antifa movement with various demonstrations and events.

“Rebet guitar+S”
Rebetiko, the music crossroad between middle east and west from the early 1900’s. Songs about love, joy and sorrow.
 A musical sub-culture, a music of the lower classes.
“The womb of rebetiko was the jail and the hash den. It was there that the early rebetes created their songs. They sang in quiet, harsh voices, unforced, one after the other, each singer adding a verse which often bore no relation to the previous verse, and a song often went on for hours. There was no refrain, and the melody was simple and easy.” Ilias Petropoulos
‘Rebet guitar’, focuses on the early rebetiko songs based on the US recordings from 1917 till the 40’s with one guitar, finger-pick style.
‘Rebet guitarS’, a guitar duo, will present the recordings from 1930-1940.

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