Cem Adrian, 10/22/2022

Cem Adrian, 10/22/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

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

Yekpare, 10/09/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

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

20221007 Kendrick Lamar - Poster (mojo.nl)

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

2022-09-28 Arcade Fire - The "WE" Tour (mojo.nl)

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

Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest, 09/12/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

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

2022-08-21 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Header (last.fm)

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

North Sea Jazz Festival 2022 Logo (northseajazz.com)

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

Queen - The Rhapsody Tour (queenonline.com)

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

2022-06-18 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever The World Tour Amsterdam (mojo.nl)

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!

Cat Power, 06/12/2022

2022-06-12 Cat Power - Covers Tour (beatsperminute.com)

4½/5: And once again Cat Power left a lasting impression following her impressive, intimate and moving concert. Long live Cat Power!

Rubato, 05/28/2022

Rubato, 05/28/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

4/5: Rubato demonstrated that small(er) Turkish combo’s can move audiences profoundly. They interpreted Sezen Aksu, without selling her short.

Koray Avci, 05/21/2022

Koray Avci, 05/21/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

3/5: Koray Avci’s performance was great at times, but the setlist’s order was clumsy and the many monologues killed the show’s momentum.

Pet Shop Boys, 05/18/2022

Pet Shop Boys - Dreamworld - The Greatest Hits Live (oeticket.com)

2½/5: A two-faced Pet Shop Boys: great moments are intertwined with moments that fail to impress. The group wants to be current, but ultimately loses their original charm.

Raymond van het Groenewoud, 04/11/2022

Raymond van het Groenewoud, 04/11/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

4½/5: Raymond van het Groenewoud is finally able to celebrate his 70th birthday in Paradiso. And what a good, beautiful, grand and intimate show it was!

Fischer-Z, 04/09/2022

Fischer-Z, 04/09/2022, concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

3/5: Fischer-Z in Paradiso playing a special one-off show. After a moderate start the evening lukcily ended on a high note!