Amsterdam BeatClub (est. 2003, produced by Ir. Vendermeulen) is known for promoting the ultracool music of the fifties and sixties era. It is inspired by The Beat Generation Jazz, Alan Freed's 50's Big Beat, 60's Beat Culture and early tv shows like 'Beat Club' & 'The !!!! Beat'. Many clubnights and festivals are organized at different venues and apart from deejays & live-music the parties often feature Go-Go Dancers, Burlesque performers, sideshows and cult veejay-visuals. 

Expect an un-Beat-able Cocktail of the very best Vintage Music! 
Greasy Soul, Sleazy Rhythm ‘n Blues, Frantic Rock ‘n Roll, Swingin' Sixties Sounds, Horny Hammond Jazz, Beat, Boogaloo, Twist à-GoGo, Garage Punk, Psych, YéYé, Finger Poppin' Popcorn, Ska, Surf, Exotica, Big Band Jive and Cool Cover versions

Numerous great artists have performed at Amsterdam BeatClub parties over the years: The Sonics, Arthur Brown, The Jackets, The Spunyboys, Big Jay Mc.Neely, Phantom Four, Jacqueline Taïeb, Os Mutantes, The Kik, The Fleshtones, GONN, The Max Meser Group, Earl Jackson, Gizzelle, Georgina Peach & the Savoys, Messer Chups, The WiseGuyz, T-99, Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!!, Black Elvis, Meschiya Lake, The Rhythm Shakers, The Uppertones..  just to name just a few. Check the ABC Hall of Fame for (almost..) complete list!

Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place to Go! Go!

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Hey ABC friends,
In July we will celebrate 20 years of Amsterdam BeatClub 'The Best Place To Go! Go!' parties with a real ABC-Weekender! So grab your (digital) marker and make a BIG note of these dates in your agenda: Saturday 22/07 Amsterdam BeatClub in De Nieuwe Anita & Sunday 23/07 Amsterdam BeatClub in Paradiso. Also there will be a canal cruise & a free concert on Sunday afternoon! Check the ABC WEEKENDER page for all info.. we hope to see you there!

During the ABC weekender, the new 2 LP-set "Amsterdam BeatClub, the Best Place to Go! Go! vol.3" will be officially released, feat. 33 acts that you have seen at our parties. We already listened to the test pressings and it sounds really fantastic! If you absolutely don't want to miss out on this beauty: you can pre-order here! 

Saturday June 17th.
Amsterdam BeatClub at De Nieuwe Anita: TIKI PARTY!
great music, fab cocktails, cool dancing & party-time!!!

live: Hipbone Slim & the Kneejerks (UK, Garage & RnR-trash)
new album out: Gone To The Dogs
The Strings Aflame (Mexico, surf)
new album out: Pyre

dj's: Ir. Vendermeulen & Zamira à Go!Go!

Hipbone Slim & the Kneejerks (UK)

Now what can we say about this band? They've been in different incarnation at Amsterdam BeatClub over the years. This one features three of Britain's most prominent and talented rock 'n' roll musicians, whose individual musical histories take in the best British garage, surf, trash, punk and beat bands of the last 3 decades. Hipbone Slim & the Kneejerks is led by Sir Bald Diddley aka The Bald Bomber, who has been a leading world force in the field of surf and rock 'n' roll instrumentals for many years. Influences on ‘Kneejerks’ sound and style include Charlie Feathers, Benny Joy, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Billy Lee Riley, The Sonics, The Wailers, John Lee Hooker, Dale Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and Little Richard.. DO NOT MISS OUT and GO! GO!

Hipbone Slim aka Sir Bald aka The Bald Bomber - Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica.
Bash Brand- Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals.
Pete Scoundrel - Bass Guitar/Keyboards/Backing Vocals.


The Strings Aflame (MEX)
The Strings Aflame are "third-degree instrumental burns" from the State of Mexico, Mexico. The name was taken as a tribute to an album by Juan Garcia Esquivel, Mexican composer, and a big influence for the project, as well as the sounds of the '50s and '60s, mainly surf music. This 4-tet plays extremely tight and is one of the best surf sounds that we heard in many years.. We're happy to welcome them at Amsterdam BeatClub!


entrance E10 | open 20:00 - 01:00 | 1st band starts 21:00 SHARP! | FB EVENT
De Nieuwe Anita | Fred.Hendrikstraat 111 | Amsterdam

Sat. July 22nd.
Amsterdam BeatClub 20th. Anniversary Party at De Nieuwe Anita
great music, fab cocktails, cool dancing & party-time!!!

This event is part the Amsterdam BeatClub 20th. Anniversary Weekender

live: Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior (Mex)
¡¡Somos una banda mexicana de Rock and Soul, mezclando ritmos de Soul, Rock'nRoll & R&B!!

check this great video!

dj's: Ir. Vendermeulen & Marycherry(FR)!


entrance E10 | open 20:00 - 01:00 | band starts 22:00 SHARP! | FB EVENT
De Nieuwe Anita | Fred.Hendrikstraat 111 | Amsterdam

Sun. July 23rd.
Amsterdam BeatClub 20th. Anniversary Party in Paradiso!
hosted by Ir. Vendermeulen

This event is part the Amsterdam BeatClub 20th. Anniversary Weekender

Celebrating 20 years of Amsterdam BeatClub 'The Best Place To Go! Go!' parties with the very best 50's / 60's music in the beautiful Paradiso! 

Feat. the original Dutch Beatgirl Bonnie St. Claire (Tame Me Tiger! I Surrender!), The Mocks, Georgina Peach & The Savoys, The Hi-Stakes, Frankie, Doctor Velvet, The Hello Weeners, GoGo Girls The Barbarellas, top deejays, cult visuals & lotsa fun!

Deejays: Daan Modern, Profundo P., Marycherry(FR), Yves Vaillant, Zamira à GoGo, Asnavoura.


Also presentation of the new ABC compilation:
"Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place To Go! Go! vol. 3"
(2 LP-set + booklet on Sonic Rendezvous/Munster Records)

time schedule ABC in Paradiso
19:00 - 24:00: live music in the main hall
24:00 - late : afterparty in the ABC Go!Go! Basement.. dance to the hottest ABC dj's!

tickets E16,50 (ex service/membership) | tickets here | fb event
Paradiso | Weteringschans 6-8 | Amsterdam

Fri. July 28th.
Retro Sur Mer presents Amsterdam BeatClub!

Great 50's/60's Music! Live Bands! Deejays! Foodtrucks!
GoGo Dancing! Twist Contest! Fun! Fun! Fun!

live: the Hi-Stakes (50's Rhythm 'n Blues)
& the Hello Weeners (60's Rock 'n Roll)

deejays: Ir. Vendermeulen & Zamira a GoGo
GoGo girls: the Barbarellas


The Hi-Stakes, featuring their iconic Italian frontman Sam Ghezzi, is a quintet based in Amsterdam. The band makes the audience jump, dance and shout to Rhythm and Blues inspired by Ray Charles, dream away to the sweet sound of Blues Ballads in the heritage of Percy Mayfield and shake the hips to the boogaloos of late 50’s Blue Note Records. Original tunes, with lyrics full of irony and passion, played authentically from a vast range of popular genres of the time, their repertoire covers anything in between the jazz and the blues worlds.
The Hello Weeners
The crazy creatures from the Netherregents play a fuzz-a-delic mix of 60’s Sonic rock'roll and garage GoGo-sounds.. it's a late night party all the way!
deejays: Ir. Vendermeulen & Zamira a GoGo make you move your feet all night long!

17:00 - 02:00 | Zeedijk Wenduine | FREE ENTRANCE! | FB EVENT

¡¡ available for all Amsterdam BeatClub fans !!

Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place To Go! Go! vol. 2 
2 lp-set (incl. full color bookled) on Munster Records / Sonic Rendezvous

An outstanding 2 record-set presenting the very best bands and artists that performed at Amsterdam BeatClub over the last 15 years! You'll find the best in Garage, Rock'n'roll, Surf, Beat etc. combined on one record! Included is a wicked 16 page book full of photos, rare flyers, full length stories and inside information about 15 years of Amsterdam BeatClub, "The Best Place To Go-Go"!

Go to ABC SHOP for orders.. only E25 !!

We have got some cool Amsterdam BeatClub merchandise for sale !

Visit the ABC SHOP

Met een grote passie voor vintage muziek -en levensstijl is ABC Agency opgezet om zalen, festivals en bedrijven in contact te brengen met het neusje van de zalm van wat er in Nederland op dit gebied gaande is. Of het nu gaat om het boeken van een rock & roll-deejay, een boogaloo-band, een sixties soul-zangeres of een burlesque optreden. 

Of moet er een compleet programma op maat ontworpen worden, incl. uitbundige acts en danseressen? Het is allemaal mogelijk bij ABC AGENCY !

Amsterdam BeatClub: official Tardam Records dealer!

TARDAM RECORDS is a vinyl record-label, based in Taranto & Amsterdam. A group of dj-friends join forces to release great 7″ records with a sixties dance feeling, like boogaloo, modjazz, soul, ska, r’n’b & funk. Music which can be enjoyed both on the dancefloor or at home, by collectors, music lovers and deejays.

Tardam Records catalogue is available at ABC SHOP