Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, 05/13/2023

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4½/5: The 73 year old Bruce Springsteen at the modern La Défense Arena in Paris. Passion and fire throughout the 2 hours and 50 minutes long superb show!

The Waterboys, 04/03/2023

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2½/5: The Waterboys at Paradiso, alas, too little musical sparkle. The long intermission wasn’t helpful. The concert had lost its steam.

Nai Barghouti, 01/28/2023

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2½/5: A tribute to Fairouz by Nail Barghouti, accompanied by the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, just works for only 2 songs.

Sudan Archives, 11/15/2022

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3½/5: Sudan Archives provides a highly entertaining evening in Amsterdam’s Paradiso Noord. She has great potential. Her audience is very, very enthusiastic.

Pavement, 11/08/2022

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4½/5: Pavement delivered a thrilling show.  My personal  concert surprise in 2022. No small feat, given my high expectations and hopes!

Kendrick Lamar, 10/28/2022

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4½/5: Kendrick Lamar and Antwerp: veni, vidi, vici. The audience ate from his hands and the music and presentation were impressive. Again!

Cem Adrian, 10/22/2022

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1½/5: No match between us and Cem Adrian, who has found a nice niche for himself, but seems incapable of doing anything else besides mixing heavy music with sentiment and pathos.

Yekpare, 10/09/2022

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3½/5: As long as Yekpare follow their self-chosen assigment, the concert is overwhelmingly beautiful. Singer Ceylan Ertem plays her part as the trio’s lead convingly in a sometimes sizzling concert.

Kendrick Lamar, 10/07/2022

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4½/5: Kendrick Lamar: veni, vidi, vici. The audience ate out of his hands and the music and presentation were impressive. Again!

Arcade Fire, 09/28/2022

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4/5: Despite the conditions, was Arcade Fire able to perform and present a great show? Luckily, they were. A great night at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome.

Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, 09/12/2022

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2½/5: The 10 year anniversary of the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra was nice, except for the 5 star dance segment, which was otherworldly.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, 08/21/2022

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5/5: Unbelievable, but true. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds shine once again! And, in a fairy tale like environment in Istanbul. Heaven!

North Sea Jazz Festival, 07/09/2022

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4/5: Day 2 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of Trombone Shorty, Cory Henry and Kristo.

Queen, 07/01/2022

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4/5: Childhood memories abound at the Ziggo Dome. Finally witnessed Brian May and Roger Taylor live. Adam Lambert is a great singer. Great night!

Billie Eilish, 06/18/2022

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4½/5: An unforgettable night in Amsterdam with Billie Eilish, where the hysteria works on the funny bone, but Eilish still comes out on top!