Everyone needs a theme tune. In our case, after one year of avenue L, taking out just one tune is about impossible.. So we decided to cast a monthly mixtape, starting next month, bringing you ‘the sound of L’. And, who better than YOU is in the right place to make the first one in our series? Send us your personal top 3 songs you will always associate with avenue L, for a good number of reasons (think Lust, love, Lovers, Leather, Lolita…) and we will make a nice mix out of it. Each track will represent an avenue L lover, a specific memory, a certain flirt, a dance anthem or karaoke ballad. All happened this one year we now have been together. Times are a-changing, someone once sang, we hope they will always stay the same..
Oh no, it just hits us. There are only two weeks to go at n°13. Countdown is progressing!
TUESDAY MAY 31 - GENT M #8
Another inspiring Gent M evening about the digital creative scene in Ghent. This time we have a talk with #youngscum Polle De Maagt and our mayor Daniel Termont about the use of social media. The already infamous Jérome will give a showcase on his ‘yellow bike’.
THURSDAY JUNE 2 - ULTRAVID
Ask someone in London if he will ‘make the bridge’ and he will look at you as if you’re an alien. Ask the same question in Paris: ‘do you faire la pont’, and they will cheer up and say: mais oui!! Anyway, you get the point, there is no point in working this friday. So come and join us with the tallest dj from Ghent (literally) Steven Ultravid.
FRIDAY JUNE 3 - BELGIUM - TURKEY
Forget Art, Books, Talks en Live Music… There is nothing better than to watch a good game of soccer with your friends. Belgium vs Turkey. French Fries vs Doner Kebab? What do you think. 3 - 0. Live broadcast starts at 19.30h.
SATURDAY JUNE 4 - JENS HOLMES
If you happen to see Jens Holmes in a record shop, take a peep at what he is buying. It is one of those rare djs who always knows how to find the best tunes. He’ll play anything contemporary, with a collection over 10,000 more records, consisting 20 years of electronic music. A little man with a big talent.
Stien Bekaert is inspired by things that get stuck in her head or heart. “Sometimes, the best way to approach the world, and the world of art, is by recognizing that you can’t grasp it, you can’t apprehend it.” Stien Bekaert tells stories. These stories grow by the ever-recurring of certain details, elements and ideas, without any relation to time or space.
This expo will ongoing ‘till closing night june 12. Following to the expo is a dj set by dj-duo Tim & Thang.
THURSDAY MAY 26 - ONE MAN PARTY This guy is known as Belgium most rhythmic male monkey. You can expect a Dj set that “Sounds like Keith Moon and ANIMAL from The Muppets double teaming Diana Ross on top of a mixer while Henry Rollins watches!”
Footnote; they told us he is also the drummer of band called Soulwax.
FRIDAY MAY 27 - EXPO STIEN BEKAERT (PLUS DJ THANG & TIM) Stien Bekaert is inspired by things that get stuck in her head or heart. “Sometimes, the best way to approach the world, and the world of art, is by recognizing that you can’t grasp it, you can’t apprehend it.” Stien Bekaert tells stories. These stories grow by the ever-recurring of certain details, elements and ideas, without any relation to time or space. This expo will ongoing ‘till closing night june 12. Following to the expo is a dj set by dj-duo Tim & Thang.
SATURDAY MAY 28 - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL This year’s Champions League final must be the most anticipated finals of the last decade, the pick of the bunch. FC BARCELONA vs MANCHESTER UNITED. So come along and join us in what we think is the final every soccerfan was hoping for. We’ll be beaming the live broadcast on big screen. DJ Foxy is paying a second visit to n°13. We all know how that ended last time.
People who sleep less live longer. That’s a fact. That’s why we have worked out a nice week for you.
TUESDAY MAY 17 - GENT M #6 Tomorrow’s Gent M is about digital design. We’ve invited the people of POSTRmagazine. They’ll talk about the relation between on & offline communication. What is the future of PRINT?
THURSDAY MAY 19 - ADOBE USER GROUP The Adobe USer Group brings together multimedia folks from Belgium who are using Adobe products. By attending the meetings you have the chance to learn something, get inspired and get connected! This time the AUG meeting is in n°13, from 8pm on. Followed by Dj Fonkee Monk’s groove jam called Fancy Footwork.
FRIDAY MAY 20 - TEDDIEDRUM You can take our word for it: Teddiedrum is a the soundtrack of your next summer. Its is a pop-cocktail Soulwax were so impressed by that they invited the pair on their SoulwaX-mas extravaganza. At n°13 Teddiedrum will let us into their musical attic with an exclusive dj set! Listen to Miami!
SATURDAY MAY 21 - WORD MAGAZINE Launched in January 2008, The Word is a luxury and lifestyle publication. A fresh and heavy-hitting take on neighbourhood life and global style. Now there is a new album, with a new color. WORD launches his (or her) yellow album edition at n°13. Music is served by Judo Club (live set), Dynooo (Surf Kill). We also celebrate Tino’s birthday with dj Fred Nasen and Tino aka Himself.
Art, camp, books, technology, photography… we have several ways to lose our time at avenue L. This week we have a bit of all the above at n° 13.
THURSDAY MAY 12 - JEF & JIM & JONA JEF BOES - THE STATES Jef Boes is a young photographer of the Initials LA posse. He will showcase some pictures of his journey through the States. Lieve Blancquaert will give an introduction to his work. RSVP here.
JIM COLE - ALBUM LAUNCH Jim Cole’s new album When Love Is Not Enough will be in stores from may 13. Therefore he will do a live show at n° 13 at 00.00h. More music on his website here.
DJ JONA Master of ceremony this thursday is dj JONA. He will be serving you the sweetest tunes. Enjoy his trip to the eclectic ladyland.
FRIDAY MAY 13 - WHITE SOCKS ONLY Woehaha, its friday the 13th at n°13. That means it’s Thriller! Our avenue L resident Fredo will be doing what he likes best. Playing Michael Jackson, all night long. Other dj’s on the THRILLER TRIBUTE NIGHT will be Cavales & Rakesh.
The new book by RENATA BREUER is called ‘13’. Where else could she present this new book better than in n° 13. You’re welcome to talk and hear about it, from 8pm on. RSVP please.
SATURDAY MAY 14 - ITALO, SPACE & DISCO
If you have fond memories of the Body2Body and Lazerdance parties, that put Gent on the disco map, then you certainly enjoyed main-resident dj SPACID ‘s sets. Let’m take you on that disco journey again. At n° 13 he’s planning to launch a new concept: a fusion of 80’s pop edits and new disco, will gentle vibrate the speakers and your ears.
TUESDAY MAY 10 - GENT M #5 For this fifth night in the Gent M series we have invited people of the City of Ghent to talk about the digital future of this city. What do we need to do to put Ghent on the global ICT map? Eva Mouton will be making live illustrations during the talk.
THURSDAY MAY 5 - L-DOPA Less is known about L-Dopa. People say he crossed the Channel on a surfboard made of Motown vinyls. All we can say is: he looks a lot like MC Hammer. Must be his forgotten brother…
FRIDAY MAY 6 - THE MICHAEL The Michael is an anagram for Health Mice. The guy is powered by ‘sun’ and lives in an endless loop called Francorchamps. Apart from being the worlds’ most intelligent dj, he has a part time job at National Geographic for a show called Down & Out.
SATURDAY MAY 7 - SAM & KONG For those who where on avenue L’s TOKIO DISCO last month, SAM & KONG were those two hotshot djs dressed as monkeys. They are two brothers on the same floor. Groove is their middle name.
THURSDAY APRIL 28 - A GUY CALLED FREDO to put an end to his nagging and SPAM mails we have decided to book a certain dj called Fredonis.
FRIDAY APRIL 29 - MUSIC MANIA Music Mania is without a doubt the best Record Store in Belgium. If you didn’t know, Music Mania are our neighbours. So its about time they come and do a dj set in n°13. We are honored to welcome dj Lorin.
SATURDAY APRIL 30 - WORLD SERVICE This is an avenue L resident. Christopher’s set at Bar Tati was one of the highlights of last years’ film festival. His weekly show on urgent.fm is a sunday ritual to us. Come and tune in to Christophers’ World Service vibes.
If the name ‘Maison Rouge’ doens’t ring a bell. Its the company who is responsible for the lovely ladies and gents in the bar at avenue L. Quality needs perfection is the slogan of Maison Rouge, and thats exactly why we like to work with them.
They will have a drink in n°13 this friday. For this they will not bring personel, but a dj with them.
Next Gent M will be about Music. The geeks of Le Monde Dumas / Mascotte will let us into their world of mechanical controlled organs, gesture controlled realtime effects & motion tracking in combination with videomapping.
Jong Watte?! Jong Tuig is uw (min of meer) tweemaandelijkse portie awesomeness, kickassnes, epicness, rupsigheid en bier. Of in andere woorden: elke twee maanden verzamelt een honderdtal jonge creatieve mensen zich om ongecompliceerd te drinken. Gewoon omdat het kan. Om bij te praten, om ervaringen uit te wisselen of gewoon om een nieuwe Belgische regering te vormen. Studenten, trendwatchers, DJ’s, lekkere wijven, consultants, foreign kids, Hollanders, mode-guru’s en gewoon mensen die dorst hebben.
This week its not about when you’re coming to n°13. Its about when you’re NOT coming.
TUESDAY, April 12: GENT M
Gent M is a weekly night at n°13 about Digital Creativity in Ghent. This week is about the library as a living lab. More info on here:www.gentm.be
WEDNESDAY, April 13: IF YOU LEAVE: Photography Book Launch
'If You Leave' is a contemporary photography collection, curated online by photographer Laurence Von Thomas. A selection of images have now made it into a beautiful art book featuring the work of 96 different photographers from all over the world. Links: Tumblr, Event
THURSDAY, APRIL 14: YOUNG SCUM
They say bussines cards are for people who can’t remember names. Young Scum (Jong Tuig) is an irregular gettogether of likeminded people in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Ghent and London. This time Young Scum highjacks n°13! Link: youngscum.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 15: MAXIM LANY
We got one of Ghent finest club djs coming to n°13 this friday. Infamous dj Maxim Lany (Lany Rec. - We Play House Rec.) is lost in his record crates for a sexy set at n°13. More info on: maximlany.be or lanyrecordings.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 16: THE ATOMIC NUMBER OF KRYPTON
The atomic number of krypton or Barts B-day party with dj Foxy!
We have some interesting projects in n°13 next few weeks.
Monday April 4 we’re doing a one-night stand with Espace Ladda & KASK. This project is calledMight Be About Print.
On the menu are: STEMPEL Magazine, POSTR Magazine (NAGD), GhentStreetstyle.com, Ladda (Love), Imov’s, Zipstick, HTSTW Scrapbook remains, Thaïs Sifek & We Cher/They Share - Free posters, CopyBook#2, ONDERGROND, Topo Copy, Surf Kill, K+D+K (Ken De Keyser), Jon & Ibe, Makerbot, 3Guys // 2Tits
Friday April 8: n°13 will be transformed to a Das Pop Up Bar, with the official launch of Das Pop’s new album The Game. There will also be 2 private live show of Das Pop. Win your tickets here or here.
Tuesday April 12 is the first of the Gent M series nights. 10days of digital creativity. More news to be announced. Follow Gent M on twitter: Gent M
Red Bull Music Academy is teaming up with the brand new Ghent pop-up bar N°13 - a joint venture between Avenue L and Rewind store. From today until April 3, N°13 will be the official Belgian Red Bull Music Academy Café.
For starters, No°13 will play host to the Red Bull Music Academy session with Morgan Geist, Retro Grade and Fredo on Saturday March 19. If you haven’t already enlisted for this session, you might want to do so now: 1) it’s free 2) it’s bound to be very interesting 3) it’s your chance to find out more on how to get yourself on a plane to Tokyo 4) drinks are on the house 5) every participant gets two tickets for Tokio Disco that same evening in Avenue L 6) if 1 to 5 don’t get you a little bit excited, we really can’t help you.
Opens at 18h, every thursday, friday & saturday, from March 10 till June 12.
n°13 is located in the Sint-Pietersnieuwsstraat nr 13.
Music will be served by Guy Ohm, Juice Blenders, Hermanos Inglesos, (JB), John Noseda, Fred Nasen, Ultravid, LSD Licks, Sacre Bordel, The Michael, The Fredo, Sam & Kong, Simon Hold, Gehörshade Kollektiv…