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The Tallest Man on Earth – Alhambra – 11.02.2016

I had seen Kristian Matsson live twice before, both times in Amsterdam and both times solo. This full band gig was part of the wonderful and eclectic Antigel festival and took place in Geneva’s recently refurbished Alhambra. The venue is lovely: great acoustics and comfortable seats, although the lines of sight aren’t great from the sides of the first balcony....

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2012: good reads and listens

With Robert’s arrival late last year I’ve had less time for reading, but we’ve still been listening to lots of music. So, in no particular order, these were the five books and albums that I enjoyed most during 2012 (all bought during the year, but not necessarily published/released this year): Books Little Gods by Anna Richards – freakishly tall girl...

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Taking stock: two years of live music in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s live music scene was one of the main attractions for us when we moved there from Geneva in June 2009. In the last two years I’ve been to around fifty gigs, mostly at the Paradiso and Melkweg, two of Europe’s great music venues. With our return now to Geneva I thought it’d be fun to take stock: certainly there...

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The Tallest Man on Earth – Paradiso – 18.05.2011

It wasn’t so much the tallest man on earth as the highest man on earth this evening at the Paradiso. It seems Christian Matson made the most of his day in Amsterdam before performing to a packed Grote Zaal. Fortunately it didn’t seem to affect the quality of the musical performance adversely; he was certainly more chatty than the last...

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The Tallest Man on Earth – Melkweg – 02.09.2010

Groot-muziek! Groot-muziek indeed. Beautiful guitar-playing, a voice full of emotion, lyrics that successfully walk the line between obscure imagery and stories you can relate to, and a warm, charismatic performer. What’s not to like? I love the Oude Zaal in the Melkweg and this was the first time I’ve seen a solo artist headlining there. He really commanded the full...