Posts Categorized: Seen live

Vampyyrien Tansi

Last year I found out that my favorite kind of vampires—the not-sparkling, dancing, musical kind—would be visiting a town called Seinäjoki, Finland. So I did what any sane person should do: I got busy and started making plans. Eventually other people were convinced that going would be a good idea, so a date was picked,… Read more »

Seen Live: Anneke, Krause & Tom

Yesterday I went to see Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-the Gathering, mighty fine solo work), Krause (electropop) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Pintens (formerly of Zita Swoon). And Dotan, the main act/other half of the double bill. To start with Dotan, he was alright, I guess. To me, it felt like his brand of pop/rock-singer/songwriter-material lacked an edge…. Read more »

100 Things: See a play by Shakespeare

Seeing one of Shakespeare’s plays performed live is on my list of 100 things to do just for the hell of it. Yesterday I saw Orkater’s adaptation of Richard III starring Gijs Scholten van Aschat at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, so that’s another one down. Apart from my seat — there is no legroom on the… Read more »

100 Things: Beethoven’s Ninth

Number 74 on my list of 100 fun things to do for no particular reason is “See Beethoven’s Ninth in concert.” Check. Done. Last night I went to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (related item on the list — #70: see a concert in the Concertgebouw) where the Orkest van het Oosten performed Beethoven’s choral symphony…. Read more »