So how did I manage to get a ticket to Michael Kiwanuka’s first headline uitverkocht show in Amsterdam?
Review/Recensie: Gypsy & The Cat | Paradiso, Amsterdam – 20 September 2011 I’m going to keep this review short because that’s what the gig was – short.
REVIEW/ RECENSIE: CocoRosie | Openluchttheater Caprera, Bloemendaal – 30 July 2011 CocoRosie is like one of those freakshows – it’s kind of weird & magical, you can’t take your eyes off it, you’re entranced and you don’t know why, but it’s amazing.
People’s Place invited the girls from THE FOX to see Pete Yorn who was such an inspiration after coming straight from band practice! The band was really tight. Every small change in tempo, feel and transitions between songs were seamless.
I stopped by the Q-Hotel to see my mate Eva Koreman and see Lucy Iris for a live in-studio(hotel) performance for Dutch radio station Q-music, broadcasting in the famous Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.
REVIEW/RECENSIE: Agnes Obel & Anne Müller – Melkweg & People’s Place, Amsterdam 10 May 2011 It was a blessing in disguise that I could not see Agnes Obel earlier this year (I had my own gig), because tonight I would see her twice in one night. Pow.
Review/Recensie: Kaki King, Bimuis, Amsterdam – 4 May 2011 I saw Kaki King perform in 2009 in Melbourne and that was not her best gig (read about it here). More than two years on, without her band, and in Amsterdam’s most beautiful venue for jazz and improvisation, Bimhuis, I was ready to give her another...
I didn’t get the pleasure of being at the show, but a good friend and my housemate went and came back with a setlist autographed by the one and only Yuki Chikudate. Thanks guys!
Review/Recensie: Lykke Li | Paradiso Amsterdam – 9 April 2011 “Like a shotgun, needs an outcome, I’m your prostitute, you’re gonna get some.” After more than an hour of waiting, and no support band, suddenly the stage turned black. Long strips of black material were flowing from the ceiling. Strobe lights. Deep thumping of the...
My housemate Helen and I wanted tickets to Adele's sold out gig. On a whim I said "I'm going to record an audition for Adele's concert so we can go to the concert; me playing, and you as my guest". Find out what happened.
Review/Recensie: Amatorski | Paradiso, Amsterdam – 30 March 2011 In one word to describe Belgium’s Amatorski? Dreamy.
REVIEW/RECENSIE: Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter | Paradiso, Amsterdam – 27 March 2011 Aloe Blacc and his band (my favourites were the sax and trumpeter from Cuba) were so incredibly smooth. He brought out the lovely Australian Maya Jupiter to support him, who I was totally blown away by her cool, yet powerful aura, rapping...