A Pop Life
Commemoration, Concert, Prince, Review
by Edward Gubbels
Personal memories of the 4 ‘Ultimate Live Experience’ shows Prince staged in 1995 in Den Bosch and Amsterdam. A magical time for Prince music lovers!
by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
3½/5: Very entertaining show by U.K. Subs, who raced through their set within an hour. Great evening!
Tags: UK Subs
Concert, List, Review
Closing of 2019. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2019.
Tags: Bauhaus, Billie Eilish, Blood Orange, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Crass, Fatal Flowers, FKA Twigs, Genesis, LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Nick Cave, Pixies, Prince, Revolution, Robert Glasper, Solange, Underworld, Waterboys
4/5: A great closer of the concert year 2019. A beautiful story by Fırat Tanış accompanied by beautiful songs performed at a very high level.
Tags: Firat Tanis
1½/5: Bad show by the Turkish diva who came to Europe to steal money from her fans with an inferior show.
Tags: Sibel Can
5/5: A definite highlight of 2019 and a night I won’t ever forget. FKA Twigs at Carré in Amsterdam. Impressive, moving and special.
Tags: FKA Twigs
2/5: This was not Altın Gün’s night. Dispassionate, grumpy, the atmosphere was way off. Too bad.
Tags: Altın Gün
4½/5: Underworld conquers the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome effortlessly. A fantastic evening with perfect sound, impressive lighting and a phenomenal setlist.
4/5: Surprisingly good show by Taksim Trio, which consists of three Turkish virtuosos. Lots of Sezen Aksu!
Tags: Taksim Trio
4/5: Ibrahim Maalouf at a delirious Paradiso with an 11 piece band on a heightened stage. At times breathtakingly beautiful.
Tags: Ibrahim Maalouf
3½/5: Sheila E in Alkmaar… An entertaining evening at the Victorie. Sheila E was up for it and the party quickly commenced. However, Prince’s loss is felt in a huge way!
Tags: Sheila E
3½/5: Raphael Saadiq at Paradiso: a nice evening with a superb band and too much talking.
Tags: Raphael Saadiq
4½/5: New Order at last! Your Silent Face, Subculture, Bizarre Love Triangle, Plastic and a truly magnificent Tempation made for an unforgettable evening.
Tags: New Order
4/5: Day 3 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of Jungle By Night, Poppy Ajudha, and Robbert Glasper (incl. Ledisi).
Tags: Arp Frique & Family, Blackwave., Broken Brass Ensemble, California Honeydrops, Darryl Hall & John Oates, Jacob Collier, Janelle Monáe, Jungle By Night, Kamasi Washington, Lauryn Hill, Ledisi, Poppy Ajudha, Robert Glasper
4/5: Day 2 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of My Baby, Mammal Hands, Macy Gray and Masego.
Tags: Fat Night, Jamie Cullum, Juanes, Macy Gray, Mahalia, Mammal Hands, Masego, My Baby, Shake Stew, Tank And The Bangas
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