Archive for the “Music” Category

About Farewell

“The brightest lights, cast the biggest shadows. So honey I got to let you go…” There’s a universal wisdom in Alela Diane’s latest record. About finding the guts to ride out of the time when you are taken hostage by a jammed chapter in life. Last months, I have been listening to Alela Diane’s latest […]

Blown Away by 250 artists

Saturday November 16th, Blow Away Fest opens three rusty wharf spaces to blow you away with creativity, inspiration and entertaiment. For the second year in a row, the harbour of Rotterdam will be the backdrop of this cultural festival, featuring more than 250 artists. Join the fest and treat yourself with an inspirational blend of […]

Country blues virtuoso North Mississippi Allstars rocks

Were have I been as a self proclaimed music lover? How did I not know North Mississippi Allstars? With their debute album in 2000 and seven studio albums after, I must have been sleeping! Their newest album ‘World Boogie Is Coming’ is quite an onion to peel. What a wonderful mix of guitar riffs, pounding […]

Final chapter for music students

Go Pakhuis Wilhelmina to catch tomorrow’s musical talent After 5 years at the Conservatorium, a group of musicians finally arrived at the final chapter of their study book. Uri Dijk, David Stack and Alex van Damme will graduate today May 28th at the Wilhelmina Warehouse in Amsterdam. Bands on stage are: Nosoyo Bartek Aap&DeMouw ALFALFA […]

Musical tip of a tenner

In times of financial crisis, treat yourself with a rich musical evening If it’s too good to be true, it usually is too good. Not next Thursday! Pop temple Paradiso is selling out without becoming cheap! The Paradiso website reads in Dutch: “Traumahelikopter is een Groningse garagepunkband die blues, rockabilly, beat, punk en wave versnelt […]

Cultural injection

Photo: Me and photographer Katya Rezvaya at the ADM space It’s been quite a cultural weekend. The open studio route on Prince Island. The walk around the ADM space; never the same and always surprising. The ‘Fiery Tongues’ festival in Ruigoord. My Russian Couch Surfer and photographer having a light shock experience, seeing an old […]

Explore Amsterdam as a curious Sidewalk Adventurer

Navigate Marijn’s Amsterdam highlights map I love maps, interesting drawings created to orient, find special locations and dream about the unknown. The best city maps are personalized by like minded people. For my Couch Surfers I have created a personalised Amsterdam highlights map using Google Maps. A map with all my favorite places in and […]

Taste three contemporary avant-garde bands from the Benelux in one evening

Tremendously curious and intrinsically driven to understand an change the world towards a more sustainable future, Martine Veweij nourishes and trains body and mind broad wise: with international oriented consultancy challenges, international oriented social life, cultural practice and physical activity. Martine hinted me ‘Sonic Soirée’ to satisfy my hunger for live avant-garde music. Join this […]

Line of fire

Looking forward to see and hear Junip (Elias Araya, Tobias Winterkorn and José González) live in the Melkweg in Amsterdam in May. Enjoy their first sound, word and image cocktail of their newest, still to relase album. Still with the distinctive, familiar Junip sound: melodic and shadowy, with a intimate and atmospheric sonic approach.

El Guincho, Bombay

Contributor: Sidewalk Mechanic Ian This is creative. It’s fun to watch and listen to. For me it’s eye candy and it evokes questions. Enjoy exploring the cosmos the El Guincho way.

Sidewalk Adventures



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