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Beth Hart, October 29, 2018, Tivoli, Utrecht
David Byrne, November 4, 2018, AFAS live, Amsterdam
Johan, November 8, 2018, Paard, The Hague
The Kooks, March 29, 2019, AFAS live, Amsterdam
Sharon van Etten, March 29, 2019, Paradiso noord, Amsterdam
Rufus Wainwright, April 15, 2019, Carré, Amsterdam
Metallica, June 11, 2019, Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam

Pete's two 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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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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Live Reviews

Gaz Coombes

, Rotown, Rotterdam 12/4/2018
Chuck Prophet

Former Supergrass-frontman played in Rotown just a couple of weeks before the release of his third solo album.


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.


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).


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.



, 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.