We are an independent, Amsterdam-based music and art platform devoted to emerging artists.

Now more than ever, we’re learning realising our privileges, flaws and responsibilities. We stand in solidarity with those who fight against white supremacy. We are researching ways to create and amplify more diversity in our community, structurally, and use our position in a more substantial and helpful manner, structurally.

Started in 2005 as a means of organizing shows for ourselves and our friends, we soon branched out to setting up events with bands we love, local and international. We’ve come a long way since then.

Turning a new leaf in January 2016, we moved to Amsterdam’s De School. We have our own venue space – the s105. Additionally, we curate shows in a wide range of venues in Amsterdam: besides our homebase, we host shows in former squats like OT301 and OCCII, to the more established Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and Melkweg, from homey De Nieuwe Anita to the abstruse Garage Noord.

To extend the amplification and promotion of the emerging acts we book and admire, we create publications. Released in print and online, our publications feature compelling written content and artistic photography that we commission from our international network of writers and photographers.

But we wouldn’t be anywhere without our members, a group of curious people who are keen on discovering and supporting new music. They show up at shows, read our publications, talk music with us and have first hand access to everything we do for a monthly fee of €9,-. Read more about the membership and check out our terms and conditions. For any further questions, head to our FAQ.

As a platform, Subbacultcha is always interested in getting people involved. Want to write outstanding features for us? Talented photographer interested in shooting for our publications? Get in touch at mentioning ‘writing / photographing for Subbacultcha’ in the subject line. Interested in an internship? Keep an eye out for our call for interns – we often have positions opening for young hands-on talent on the bookings and production, communications and editorial front. Subbacultcha can always use volunteers and distributors to help out. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and gaining a sneak peak behind the scenes. Email with ‘volunteer’ or ‘distro’ in the subject line if you’re interested!

Post address
Subbacultcha Office
Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat 3
1056 AB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Sales & Partnerships: Shari Klein –
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