Posts Categorized: Seen live

30 Ways to Save Your Ass in English

Early august I was spending a week with friends in the Belgian Ardennes. While I was sitting on the balcony, my head being somewhere else on account of something quite awesome happening quite unexpectedly, my brother sent me a text message, telling me to keep the 22nd of October free for an evening with music… Read more »

Seen Live: Boudewijn de Groot

Together with my sister, I went to see the extension of Boudewijn de Groot’s Vaarwel, misschien tot ziens farewell tour. Last year, at age sixty-something, he was done with large-scale tours, so he let himself be pestered into doing a whole new series of shows a year later, at age sixty-something and one. So when… Read more »

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Seen Live: Eefje de Visser

Eefje de Visser’s second album, Het is, is cut from a different cloth then her debut, De koek. Both are singer/songwriter albums, but the electronic influences of the debut seemed to have vanished from her sophomore album. And this shines through in her live shows. While you probably never went to her shows for the… Read more »

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Seen Live: Wende

Without me noticing it—on account of me not keeping track—Wende shot to the third place in my top whatever of acts that I’ve seen live, behind a balladeer (in all it’s incarnations) and BLØF. Thursday I saw her for the sixteenth time, this time in Zwolle’s IJsselhallen, on account of Hedon being closed for renovation…. Read more »

Seen Live: Groots en meeslepend wil ik leven

Groots en meeslepend wil ik leven opens with Steven de Jong confessing his love for operetta. From there, he easily moves the story along to his audition for Franz Lehar’s Der Zarewitsch in Vienna, where he meets Rudolf—Empress Sissi’s son—falls in love with him, and solves two murders in the process. De Jong sings, plays… Read more »