Last weekend all of Groningen was flooded with bands, reporters and audience from all over Europe for the festival that starts the new concert-year: Eurosonic/Noorderslag. I was not there! I started the 2017 concert-year a week later with The Mastersons and Anthony D’Amato in Vera.
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Looking to add some variation to the concerts I visit I browsed the Vera agenda a little while ago and stumbled on a name that intrigued me. The added video featuring a photo of a girl on a skippybal behind a piano sounded good so I added An Pierlé to my agenda.
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It’s been a long time since I was in Vera, that was back in June. And I’ve seen many concerts since, but it was high time to get back to some no nonsense, straight up rock and White Miles seemed just the thing for that.
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As the last African band in Vera was a huge success (and a terrific night out), seeing that there was another one coming was all I needed to know so I was back in Vera last night for Imarhan.
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A double-concert tonight: After having visited Basia Bulat in the Grand Theatre in Groningen there was time for another great concert, even though it was totally different: Funk and Afrobeat by Vaudou Game and their special guest Roger Damawuzan.
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For the last concert of Saturday I had to run from the Melodica festival to Vera. I’ve read the announcement of Anna von Hausswolff some time ago and filing her under singer-songwriter with drones and organ put her high on top of my must-see list.
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Mono played in Vera last Tuesday and took Helen Money along with them, a hightly impressive and loud instrumental evening was to follow.
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Checking out the Vera agenda my eyes caught the announcement of Wallis Bird, with the added catchy videoclip to the song Hardly Hardly I was hooked.
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Last Thursday I decided to test my newly repaired roadbike wheel and had to pick up the pace as the round got a bit bigger then I had planned. Did a good round, rushed to the shower and then quickly drove to Groningen for Danny Vera’s gig in -appropriately- Vera.
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Reading up on the acts that Vera / Lepel Concerts had planned for this evening, I didn’t have much doubt on whether to go or not. So I headed back to Groningen once again.
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Last week on Thursday Mattanja Joy Bradley came to Groningen with a new band for a ‘ radio 3FM Serious Talent tour’ and I just had to check that out. Also The New Shining -another 3FM Serious Talent- was to play the second part of the gig.
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Last week Dame Flux: the artist formerly known as Flux (and Irene Wiersma if you really get to know her) together with musical partner Corneel Canters presented her latest album and where else then Vera to have the album-release? The crowd was fittingly welcomed with champagne as the album is called… ‘ Champagne’.
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Meadowlake is a young band from Groningen, but you wouldn’t guess they’ve been playing for about a year when you hear them.
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Torre Florim and Roos Rebergen came to Groningen to present their second album to a wildly enthusiastic Vera crowd on Thursday evening.
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In February last year I visited the Cross-Linx festival in De Oosterpoort. Mainly for The National and Efterklang, but on a side-stage I saw a wonderful gig by Sharon van Etten, so I hurried to order a ticket for her gig when I saw she’d be coming back to Groningen. On December 5 Sharon played the Vera venue.
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