Dutch metal band Shinigami just released their debut EP, and it’s a good one for fans of tight death and thrash metal. Here’s our review. Continue reading
Although it’s hard not to jump on the bandwagon when talking about 2016 we still wish you a pleasant year’s end and a cheer for the new year. However, before we start the days that lay ahead with champagne and fireworks we counted our blessings which of course, also resulted in these two illustrious album year lists.
The Joy Formidable‘s Hitch is another album which has been out for a bit, but didn’t get a review here. Time to remedy that. Continue reading
I have to say that the turmoil of 2016 had a strange effect on me, which in this case isn’t a good thing. Luckily The Shacks do offer some relief at this time of year which ultimately is not really strange… but still very likable. Continue reading
At the end of 2016, we look back at a few albums we missed down the road. Monolith of Phobos by The Lennon Claypool Delirium is one such record. Continue reading
More old farts this week as we attend Status Quo‘s Last Night of the Electics Tour. One more night of pure, old-fashioned boogie rock. We also had an opinion or two on it. Continue reading
I always thought that building walls between places with a shared cultural history was a thing of the past. Guess I was wrong because new divides are rising up high again in for example the southern states of the US. Here the cultural exchange between north and south goes back for a long time and strongly echoes through in today’s society. A fine musical example of all of this comes from Austin based latin group Grupo Fantasma who in their turn laid the foundations for The Echocentrics that are under review right now. Continue reading
In a continuing effort to catch as many old farts live on stage as I possibly can in 2016, I bought a ticket for Elton John’s Wonderful Crazy Night Tour, and ended up having a whale of a time. Here’s what I thought.
Oh my, has it been thirty years already since Europe released The Final Countdown? It must be, because they’re celebrating exactly that. We went to check out the party. Continue reading
A big congratulations for Le Guess Who? is in place this year because for ten consecutive years the festival brings new and exciting music to Utrecht. Since a few years the Le Guess Who? festival also gives the city an international buzz and for this reason alone, can’t be missed by people like us. We chose Saturday the 12th of November to be our festival night and here is how we experienced it.