Having just left the Irene Wiersma’s poetry bundle presentation I saw a tweet by the Oosterpoort venue stating that everyone that was not currently attending Plato Planet 2011 was a pancake. And I had no intention of being a pancake, so I headed to the Oosterpoort and try to get in even though I had not previously requested a photo-pass. The good people of the Oosterpoort were nice enough to let me in anyway.
Unfortunately as the festival was already well under way, it turned out I had missed Signe Tollefsen…. again. I just can’t seem to catch a gig of her. Also I missed Kris Berry. But there’s no sense in being sorry about that with all that was yet to come. On the foyer stage I did finally get to see Rococo, even if it was only the last song in the set. Listened to their EP lots and lots of times and I really like their punky indie-rock music. Really hope I can catch a full set of them sometime.
In the “Kleine zaal” Alamo Race Track were ready for their set. ART became a huge success through Youtube a few years ago when their song Black Cat John Brown got picked up. Now with a recently released new album they’re back. It’s a shame the sets only last half an hour, it just flew by.
The next half hour was set reserved for the ‘Legendary Plato Popquiz’. I didn’t take the quiz, but let me ask you: recognising In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida after two tones… that’s not good is it?
Anyway, a little while later I was back in the “Kleine zaal” for the roots-rock of Tommy Ebben & The Small Town Villains. I saw them at Dauwpop earlier this year. Luckily still a great band to see. Enjoying themselves on stage and playing mainly new songs of the soon to be released new album.
Back to the foyer for a band whose name felt like New Wave: Pioneers of Love. Musically it did remind me of New Wave, mixed with a dash of pop and rock.