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The Rolling Stones, 30 September 2017, Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam & 15 October 2017, Gelredome, Arnhem Ian Siegal Band, 12 October 2017, Boerderij, Zoetermeer Grizzly Bear, 13 October 2017, Tivoli, Utrecht Weezer, 21 October 2017, 013, Tilburg Royal Blood, 10 November 2017, AFAS live, Amsterdam Spoon, 10 November 2017, Paradiso, Amsterdam Queens Of The Stone Age, 12 November 2017, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Waterboys, 15 November 2017, AFAS live, Amsterdam Jo Harman, 15 December 2017, Boerderij, Zoetermeer Depeche Mode, 13 January 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Alt-J, 24 January 2018, , AFAS live, Amsterdam Stereophonics, 27 January 2018, AFAS live, Amsterdam The Killers, 28 February 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Liam Gallagher, 8 March 2018, AFAS live, Amsterdam Roger Waters, 18 & 19 June 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

In The Spotlight

Tom Verlaine


Tom Verlaine
Born Thomas Miller in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1949. Verlaine (who borrowed his artist name from the French poet) was trained as a pianist but got interested in rock music because of The Rolling Stones. In 1968 he moved to New York where he formed the Neon Boys with Richard Meyers (aka Richard Hell) and drummer Billy Fica. In the early 70's Richard Lloyd also joined on guitar. In 1973 the band changed their name to Television.

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The Story Of Big Star

Big Star, 1972
Looking back, Big Star seems to be one of the most unfortunate names a band could ever choose. Big Star wanted to conquer the world with beautiful music but they never even came near chart succes. During the band's existence (1971-1975) they only sold a couple of thousands of records. When Alex Chilton decided to call it quits in 1975 it seemed that Big Star's music would be forgotten.

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Columns

2 Cents

Pete's "2 cents"


Asked to write something for this webpage I could only come up with one single subject: the guitar... I can't claim having any skills on the guitar worth mentioning, but I think I do have some experience in guitar-tone. I improved on the motto to "try everything and keep the good stuff" by replacing it with "I like to avoid making mistakes by learning from others". Needless to say, there still have been plenty mistakes of my own making along the way. And so, with this article I'd like to contribute to help others avoid my mine. Also, to put it into a guitar-analogy: it would be nice to help cancel out some of the humbug and myths like humbuckers do with hum...

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Live Reviews

Morrissey

, Tivoli, Utrecht 28/10/2014
Morrissey strips
The anticipation for Morrissey's performance in Tivoli was high because it was four years ago since his last show in Holland. For me it was the first time I witnessed him perform. As well as the first time in this impressive, renovated big hall. The place was absolutely sold out and the atmosphere electric.

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Roger Hodgson

, Carré, Amsterdam 2/9/2015
Roger Hodgson and band
Roger Hodgson is the former lead singer of Supertramp and the songwriter of their biggest hits. Well-informed fans must've known that Hodgson has been performing a lot of Supertramp songs during his latest tours. The majestic theatre Carré (capacity: 3000) was sold out. Hodgson (65) was obviously thrilled to be playing in such a great, packed venue.

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Jo Harman

, Paradiso (small hall), Amsterdam 9/2/2017
Jo Harman
Since 2010 Jo Harman has been steadily building up her career, music and songwriting. Tonight, in the small hall of the famous Paradiso, we get the chance to hear her brand new album "People We Become" (released on V2, 3 Feb). Recorded in Nashville, "People We Become" is Jo's second studio album. With 2013's "Dirt On My Tongue" Jo had already made a big impression on small audiences with her soulful performances.

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