Saturday, May 23, 2015

June 2015 Sophie Hunger

In her home country switzerland she is a star playing to big crowds, in Rotterdam's you hear her standing on the stage in front of you - a stage so small, that the keyboard player has to use your shoulder to climb around his equipment to reach his spot

Her broad repertoire from ballads to experimental, almost punk like rock, sometimes everything in one song, maybe as a consequence to her father, who liked to listen to jazz and punk and her first experiences as a singer in the indie rock band Fisher.
Her songs are poetry in english as well as German, french and switzer dutch... no dutch. Young as she seems to be.... she not only is an excellent musician and song writer, but she also writes essays for such outstanding papers as the german weekly die zeit.
Songs which send the shivers down your back

We are getting closer to the vacation period. There is less going in june and there might be even less in july and august:

SU. 21 JUN EBO TAYLOR 79 year old Taylor plays jazz Ghana edition
WE. 24 JUN ROBERT CRAY BAND blues and soul, Cray is a frequent guest hereabouts

But this is the begin of the festival season, so remember:
SU. 28. JUN Parkpop
SA. 27. JUN Night at the park, with UB40, DURAN DURAN and the local heroes DE DIJK

TU. 02. JUN THE CHURCH famous rock from Australia which was progressive in 80ties 
SA. 06 JUN CHUCK PROPHET & The Mission Express, pleasant country rock known since the begin of the 80ties
FR. 12 JUN A Night under Eastern Skies: Al-Kindi, Mercan Dede, Niyaz, a wide variety of arabic music
SA. 13 JUN THE VAN JETS interesting rock pop from Belgium 
TH. 04. JUN JACCO GARDNER rock reminding of The Zombies, The Lovin' Spoonful en Syd Barrett
SU. 07 JUN THE DUSTBOWL REIVAL an inventive mix of traditionel music styles of gospel, jazz, blues, folk or marching bands... how will they get all this into Rotown
TH. 18 JUN SUNSET SONS popanthems in the tradition of Kings of Leon

WO 03.06 POETS OF THE FALL pleasant rock from Finland.. it's worth watching their video on melkwegs agenda

Again, there are some really famous guys coming up, like Jessy J in the Paradiso and Franz Ferdinand in Melkweg, but unfortunately they are already sold out. So think of the concert of KOVACS, the dutch answer to amy whinehouse, on sunday 4.10. will be one of the highlights of the season and sell out quickly

And, do not forget, the event of july:

10.07. THE GANGLIONS are shaking up the Libertijn