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Concert Tips

Gorillaz, 21 November 2017, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 28 November 2017, Tivoli, Utrecht
Triggerfinger, 7 & 8 December 2017, Melkweg, Amsterdam
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
Franz Ferdinand, 3 March 2018, Ronda, Utrecht
Liam Gallagher, 8 March 2018, AFAS live, Amsterdam
Editors, 27 March 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Joan As Policewoman, 1 April 2018, Paradiso Noord, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Live Reviews

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

, Paard (small hall), The Hague 31/10/2017
Chuck Prophet
Chuck Prophet went solo when the semi-legendaric Green On Red disbanded in 1993. So, he's been a solo artist for a lot longer now than his previous band lasted. Especially since 1997's Homemade Blood he's been releasing fascinating albums of high quality.

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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).

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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.

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Morrissey

, Tivoli, Utrecht 28/10/2014
Morrissey strips
The anticipation for Morrissey's performance in Tivoli was high since it was four years ago since his last show in Holland. For me it was the first time I witnessed him perform. First time in the renovated Tivoli hall as well.

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