Posts Categorized: Seen live

Seen Live: Maiden United

Two weeks ago—which goes to show that I’m seriously slacking—I went to see three acoustic tribute acts in Harderwijk, of all places. First up was Meat Love, Frank van Zon’s acoustic Meat Loaf tribute. There are people who think this is a great act, but after witnessing him myself, I can’t say the same. Frank—a… Read more »

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Seen Live: a balladeer

The last time I saw a balladeer perform as a band was om their theatertour in February 2010. After that show, guitarist Erik Meereboer left the band, and with drummer Tijs Stehman being busy with his day job singer Marinus de Goederen went solo as mr. a balladeer with the excellent album Sorry, Kid. If… Read more »

Seen Live: Schwalbe speelt vals

Two teams of four players play a game. The aim of the game is to strip the opposition of their clothes. It starts out as fun and games, and it’s hilarious to watch. Gradually, the players lose themselves in the game, and it becomes more physical, harsher even. At times, it’s unpleasant to look at…. Read more »

King Lear

Since I was going to see Het Toneel Speelt’s production of King Lear, I figured I might as well read it, since that brings me closer to finishing my copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Cutting a few corners, one could condense King Lear down to this: the elderly King Lear wants to… Read more »

Seen live: Ken je Klassiekers!

In Ken je Klassiekers! Aluin goes through ten classic plays (four Greek tragedies and six by Shakespeare) in an hour. And that’s all there is to it, really. Ten plays, in a hour-long information overload. Lots of fun. At this point, I would have embedded the trailer, but embedding is disabled by request, so here’s… Read more »