Michael McDermott instore in Vanderveen

Last week I received a message in Whatsapp “Hey Klass, you coming to Michael McDermott this Friday afternoon?”. Normally I work on Fridays, but this particular Friday I just happened to have the day of os yeah, sure I’ll come and see Michael McDermott.

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Blues in Assen

Unfortunately I had to pass on the ‘Asser Bluesroute’ this year, the festival where a good twenty blues musicians and bands will play in various cafes, bars and venues all over Assen. Luckily I didn’t miss out on all of it.

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Bobby Long in Vanderveen

Last Friday I received a text requesting me to come to the instore gig in Vanderveen. Bobby Long was going to play a few songs promoting his new album and the upcoming gigs. As it was a nice stop in between my way to the train station for an event later that afternoon I stopped by the store.

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Oh Susanna in Vanderveen on RSD15

While I was enjoying the Vanessa Peters concert in the Groninger Museum on Friday evening, the Vanslag venue in Borger had Oh Susanna on stage. Oh well, you can’t be everywhere all the time and I was in luck as last Saturday it was international Record Store Day and Oh Susanna would play a set in my local record store, so I got to see them after all!

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The 10 albums of 2014

As every year I buy way moreĀ albums than is good for me (trust me, it’s too much). However I must admit that this year I haven’t bought that many albums that were actually released this year. I’m sure I’ll find a lot that I missed somewhere in the next year, but it has made producing a top 10 list just a bit easier. Continue reading The 10 albums of 2014

Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day is of course a joy for music lovers all over the world. Special vinyl releases, re-releases of old and obscure records and loads of instore concerts by various bands. As usual, I visited Assen and Groningen.

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Record Store Day 2013

Last Saturday was of course Record Store Day as any music lover will know. A great day to celebrate the independent music stores. Not only by buying lots and lots of music but also for watching a lot of great bands playing instore sets.

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