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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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Broken Records / Young the Giant – 14.05.2010 – Bitterzoet

I was keen not to miss out on an opportunity to see Broken Records again, particularly in the cosier confines of Bitterzoet. The last time they played Amsterdam was also a “double header” with Freelance Whales in the Melkweg. On that occasion more of the crowd had come to see the whiny pop of Freelance Whales, with the result that...

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Timber Timbre – Bitterzoet – 18.04.2011

It was all about effects this evening. Between the very impressive one-woman-band Little Scream in support (more below) and the three-man Timber Timbre, the stage was awash with effects pedals of all sorts. I hadn’t been so impressed with Timber Timbre’s album but thought I might enjoy the music more if I heard it performed live. I was disappointed; so...

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Alexi Murdoch – Bitterzoet – 07.04.2011

There was a full house at Bitterzoet for what was apparently Alexi Murdoch’s first headlining gig in Europe. He seemed genuinely surprised to see so many people there and he also seemed like a good guy. Sadly, I found most of the music to be just a bit tedious. The songs all tend to start with a (beautifully played) riff...