I’ve seen Inge van Calkar a few times now, including when she operated under the name Zaza, but with there already being a Zaz, a Zazi and a Zazie, it’s good that Inge performs as Inge van Calkar now :) The last time I saw her was on the fantastic FestivalderAa festival and now with a full band she rocked the Vanslag church in Borger last Friday.
Now I could have packed my things and go home after Platosonic as I didn’t get to visit the endless amount of Eurosonic gigs that were held all over Groningen, but luckily there are a lot of gigs going on around the festival where you don’t actually need a Eurosonic ticket. Most of them however also don’t have a lot of light or simply hadn’t started when I got there. So enter Eurosonic Air: a big stage on the main square of Groningen where some of the bigger names were programmed for a full gig.
I really have Inge van Calkar/Zaza to thank for this great extra concert as she invited me after the photos I took of her at Schradinova’s gig. Back to Groningen again for a great night of music.
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!