Groningen Museum Live October 2013

After having spent a great afternoon on Groningen including a visit to the Noorderlicht photo exposition at the Suikerfabriek area, I was all set for an evening of music in the Groninger Museum where five great artists were to play a set in the museum.

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Groninger Museum Live #5

Last Saturday the Groninger Museum -together with wishfulmusic– hosted it’s fifth edition of this great little festival in what must be one of the most inspiring locations for a musical evening

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Take Root 15th edition 2/2

Part two of my Take Root #15 mini review, in which I will make good on my promise in the first part to reveal the act that blew me away and the rest of the bands that made this edition such a great festival.

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Marike Jager in de Harmonie

It’s been a month since I saw Marike Jager and band in De Oosterpoort, but their tour brought them to Leeuwarden last Thursday, in De Harmonie; the biggest theatre of the province and among the biggest of the Netherlands. A good change to finally check out that theatre and how can I there’s no better reason to go there then to see Marike on stage again.

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Tim Knol and Tangarine in Vera

Tim Knol is touring his second album and plans to take a break for a while, so I was glad he stopped by in Groningen on this tour. And he currently has Assen based Tangarine opening for him this tour and finally getting these guys from my home town before my camera was an opportunity not to be missed.

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Schradinova and Zaza in Vera

There have been a good deal of great concerts in Groningen lately. And although it’s hard to keep up a schedule like the last two weeks, going cold turkey over night isn’t really working either, so I was very happy to see that Schradinova was coming to Vera. With Zaza opening for her no less!

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Mattanja Joy Bradley in Camping Roodehaan

After two weeks of shooting concerts in Groningen with everything from loud Hardrock to the most quiet Lo-fi music, it was nice to end the cycle with a gorgeous singer/songwriter concert in Roodehaan. So Alex Akela’s invitation to come see him support Mattanja Joy Bradley in Warfhuizen was a very welcome one.

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Madeleine Peyroux in De Oosterpoort

On Monday Madeleine Peyroux played at De Oosterpoort in Groningen. Playing in Spain the day before, her trip to Groningen was shrouded in fog. Still she and her band made in well in time for a fantastic concert.

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Plato Planet 2011 2/2

Plato Planet 2011 was far from over as there were still three acts to see. So after the set by the Pioneers of Love I headed back to the “Kleine zaal” that was already getting crowded in the front rows.

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Take Root 2011 2/3

At 7pm the Take Root festival is well under way. After some great surprises at the start of the festival, it’s time for the second part of Take Root 2011.

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Take Root 2011 1/3

It’s September, the concert summerbreak is over and what better way to kick of the new concert season than with a festival? Take Root -a festival for “past, present and upcoming American music”- had it’s 14th edition on September 10th. There were some mighty shoes to fill after last years edition. An edition I missed due to medical conditions. But I’m back I and I surely was not going to miss this edition!

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Marike Jager and Anton Walgrave in De Oosterpoort

Last night Marike Jager came to Groningen with her clubtour promoting her latest album ‘Here comes the Night’. Marike has become quite the celebrity over here in the past few years presenting festivals on TV and becoming a regular guest on a daily Dutch TV show, but luckily she’s still mainly an amazing musician with her third album proving just that.

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Eefje de Visser and Katia in De Oosterpoort

Last Thursday I finally got my chance to see Eefje de Visser. A new rising star in the Dutch music-scene. She played at Noorderslag earlier this year but now she was back as part of her tour.

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Vanessa Peters in ‘t Keerpunt

It’s been only four years since Vanessa Peters first toured the Netherlands. A suitcase, a backpack and a guitar and racing all over the Netherlands in public transport with Alex Akela supporting on bass, mandolin and violin. That was also the year that inspired ‘Drowning in Amsterdam’ as it rained for the whole duration she was here.

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