Category Archives: Live

Combo Qazam on tour in Central Europe

Picture: Ss. Cyril And Methodius University in Skopje, by architect Marko Mušič, which opened in 1974. Picture by Yugofuturism.

Combo Qazam goes on tour! In May, the postpunk/math/kraut band from Utrecht will go to Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia to play 9 shows. Very exciting stuff! The tour is booked by Yugofuturism ❤️ Here are all the dates & venues:

06-may-2022: Arcanoa, Berlin (DL)
07-may-2022: Hulajpole, Wroclaw (PL)
08-may-2022: Chmury, Warsaw (PL)
10-may-2022: Letní Kino, Olomouc (CZ)
11-may-2022: Klub Brno, Ostrava (CZ)
12-may-2022: Koncerty na garážach, Bratislava (SK)
13-may-2022: Bajkazyl, Brno (CZ)
14-may-2022: Kasárna Karlín, Prague (CZ)
15-may-2022: Kickerkeller, Erfurt (DL)

Podiumdorst #1

We are finally hosting shows again! On the last day of this month you can see Tiny Room acts Geri van Essen and Microplaza both celebrating their 2021 releases on a stage in Utrecht: Vechtclub XL. Also playing is SOON, who are releasing their debut album on Subroutine that week. From the timeless altfolk of Geri van Essen, to the playful indie pop of duo Microplaza, to the spacey kraut noise of SOON: this evening has it all. It’s on a Monday, so there’s nothing else to do anyway. And you are probably longing for live music as much as we are. See you there!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1307866543067937
Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-podiumdorst-274063109137

poster by Vincent van Petten

Shows – 2021 recap

2021 is coming to an end. The corona virus made this another year with less music, art, shows, and color. But it’s time for some positive reflection. Because what did happen, was GOOD.

Ilsha and Microplaza shows at Het Koffiepand in Middelburg
Ilsha at Het Koffiepand, Middelburg.

We are very, very grateful for the shows we booked this year. It turned out we managed to book and host 20 shows. 20 concerts by brilliant artists such as Ilsha, Combo Qazam, The World of Dust and Microplaza. We organized one amazing day filled with love and laughter in Studio Patrick during the Le Guess Who? / U? festival. The Tiny Room train visited Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Middelburg, Apeldoorn and Liège in Belgium.

Shows at U? Festival Utrecht
Combo Qazam at U? Festival, Utrecht. Photo by Mirel Masic.

Every one of these shows was memorable and worth living for. Thank you to the artists, the venues, the sound engineers, the promoters and the audience. Thank you, thank you. 🙏 Let’s make 2022 as best as possible.

U? Festival during Le Guess Who? was a great success

Last Saturday we hosted 8 bands during the Le Guess Who? / U? festival, in our beloved DIY home Studio Patrick. It was the first time in more than 1,5 years that we had live music in this cool venue. It felt good to be back, just a few hours before new measures made it impossible to do this kind of stuff again. But Saturday, it WAS possible and it WAS everything we hoped for. It felt safe and we managed to share the Patrick vibe with around 250 people, spread over the different shows. All artists played incredible, and everybody was smiling all the time. This was the “happiness food” we needed before going in another lockdown.

Thanks to the organization for letting us do this, to all the bands for their beautiful music and presence, to Arthur Duijzers for the amazing sound, the volunteers, and of course the audience, for sharing this experience with us.

Ilsha’s wonderful debut Dive is out today!

Ilsha‘s wonderful debut Dive is out today! Listen to this amazing set of songs on all streaming platforms now. If it’s your thing, you can buy the vinyl in our Bandcamp webshop or at one of the release shows next week:
Nov 2: Worm, Rotterdam
Nov 5: Het Koffiepand, Middelburg

Handy streaming links for your convenience:
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/311b9tx
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GxiX6J
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pOYnsn
Deezer: https://bit.ly/3mpNew5

And the press agrees with us:
De Subjectivisten: “intense mini soundtracks full of contemplative splendor”
Here Comes The Flood: “a memorable trip through emotions by way of intricate multi-layered compositions that sparkle and shine”

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING 🙂 

Combo Qazam live at the Vechtclub XL, Utrecht

First live show we organized in more than a year… and it’s happening this Monday (June 14) already! Combo Qazam will play the big hall of the Vechtclub XL in Utrecht. Seats are limited to 30, and all usual corona measurements are in place. No need to test or anything though, you just have to be healthy and buy a ticket in advance. We are beyond excited and really hope you will share this weird sitting-on-a-chair-with-distance-between-you experience with us one last time.

Tickets here (get them fast)!

It’s a special show for Combo Qazam, cause it’s the first (and probably last) time they will perform as a three-piece. Guitarist Gino is still quarantined, but will re-enter society soon. The other members worked on new material all year and are eager to share their work with you. Expect a few Flight Music ditties, and a lot of new and newer stuff. It’s dark, groovy, and cool.

We are happy with the opportunity that Vechtclub XL gave us, as it is not possible at the moment to host shows in our own Studio Patrick. We hope to be able to soon, but you can see this event as a sort of “Patrick presents”. We’ll bring the music, Persian rugs and lamps, and we hope to see all your lovely faces that we haven’t seen at all for so long.

Microplaza offers online release show

Microplaza will perform their new mini-album ‘We’ll Never Fit In This Poem Together’ this Saturday, 15:00, on the Tiny Room Records Facebook timeline. This semi-live quarantine video is the substitute to the live show that was originally planned in Dig It! Recordstore, Utrecht. Since meeting physically is not possible at the moment, we do what we can. So we offer this specially prepared ‘semi-live’ performance with live versions of the songs on the record, recorded remotely.

Stay at home, stay healthy. Watch and celebrate this 10-minute performance with us, and afterwards have a drink and talk in a Zoom session! After that, the remaining records (limited edition of 30 7″ records) will be for sale in the Tiny Room webshop

February 26: Katzwijm x Tiny Room night in OCCII

On February 26, we host an awesome night full of indie rock, punk and experimental electronics in OCCII (Amsterdam). We do this with likeminded platform Katzwijm, the famous (well, in our circles, but they should be known worldwide) studio, record label, beer brewery and show organizing collective from Voorhout. Super siked and heel gezellig!

On the bill are The Johns and True Dreams, both from Brooklyn, NYC. The former will surprise us with a mix of garage folk with Caribbean influences. New album Forge is out now and it’s great. True Dreams is a feminist garage punk duo, a catchy as hell slap in the face.

From our own roster we provide post-punkers Combo Qazam, who are gearing up to the release of their debut album in May, and electronic folk hero LOGOUT, who started to sing in his native Greek language recently. We hope to see you all in Amsterdam!

5 Year Anniversary Party AFTERMOVIE

Yes, we know our big 5 Year Anniversary Party was a few months ago. But hey, we’re a super small indie label and we just didn’t find the time to edit an aftermovie. UNTIL NOW! Footage from all artists, to capture a bit of the magic from that last weekend of November 2019 and put a smile on our faces again.

See you in 5 years! Or in a few weeks, because on February 26 we host our next event in OCCII, Amsterdam: KatzwijmxTinyRoom: The Johns, True Dreams, Combo Qazam, Logout

Live video of Gunshot by Combo Qazam

Last weekend, Combo Qazam played the first show of the year, on the annual Schaalwerk (a set construction company) party. The show was almost blown off prematurely because the security dog bit drummer Arno in his leg and he had to get a tetanus test. Luckily, everything turned out fine in the end.