Leprous, Logo Hamburg

Leprous, Agent Fresco – Malina Tour (Logo Hamburg)

In the heart of Hamburg's university district, amidst hip vegan cafés, business buildings and the ancient library, there is one very low building surrounded by very high buildings. This litte black shack hosts the Logo music club, with a stage not much higher than 30cm, a ceiling so low that very tall musicians have to … Continue reading Leprous, Agent Fresco – Malina Tour (Logo Hamburg)

Marco Hietala, Charlotte Wessels, Delain, Zeche Bochum

Delain & Marco Hietala – Danse Macabre Tour (Zeche Bochum)

Sometimes, when I haven't seen a Delain show for a while, I tend to think nasty things like “actually, I don't like them that much, their music is too 'pop' and too simple...“ Then I go to another show and suddenly I remember why I like this band. But I probably wouldn't have made the … Continue reading Delain & Marco Hietala – Danse Macabre Tour (Zeche Bochum)

Simone Simons, Epica, The Dutch Principle, Zwolle, Haarlem, Nijmegen 2017

Epica / MaYaN – The Dutch Principle (Hedon Zwolle, Patronaat Haarlem, Doornroosje Nijmegen)

Epica are another one of those bands that I just can't get enough of. Earlier this year I celebrated my 20th Epica show, but as if that would stop me from going to see them again... three days in the Netherlands, easy to reach by car and short distances between the cities given the small … Continue reading Epica / MaYaN – The Dutch Principle (Hedon Zwolle, Patronaat Haarlem, Doornroosje Nijmegen)

Muse Shepherds Bush Empire

Muse – By Request, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

The band said they'd play whatever songs the fans would vote. The fans voted rarities, oldies, B-sides, songs that have never been played before. The band kept word.... But let's begin in the beginning. When Muse announced a show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire (which is incredibly small by Muse standards with a capacity of only … Continue reading Muse – By Request, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London