Category Archives: music

Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 21 – The John Lennon Wall in Prague

Does Ringo have a wall devoted to himself in Prague? Nope. But John Lennon sure does.

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe, music

Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside vs. Tom Waits

The bright-eyed and bushy-tailed band played their first gig in Amsterdam at the Paradiso this week. Here’s a few moments from their peppy cover of Tom Waits’ weird/bleak/awesome “God’s Away on Business.”  Not familiar with Sallie Ford? Their current album … Continue reading

Posted in Holland, music, Portland, United States, video

A Weird Night in Bloemendaal

Bloemendaal is one of the wealthiest communities in the Netherlands. Its streets are windy and lined with houses that are attached several million Euro price-tags. You can tell it’s a ritzy place because, among other things, the people who live … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Holland, music, weird

The Awesome Might of Hanggai

I knew almost nothing about Hanggai prior to catching their set at the Melkweg in Amsterdam over the weekend. “They’re Mongolian punk rockers,” I was told. Really, that’s all I needed to know. I was sold. Lead-singer Yiliqi took the stage … Continue reading

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The Most “Kawaii” Punk Rockers in the Whole, Wide World

Shonen Knife played a set at the Paradiso in Amsterdam last night and rocked everybody’s socks off. It’s amazing to think that 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of this punk trio from Osaka, Japan. Lead singer Naoko Yamano, the only … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Holland, Japan, music

Waiting for Meloy…

Back in March, my gal-pal “M” and I caught The Decemberists at Paradiso in Amsterdam. It’s an amazing music venue, probably my favorite on the planet, housed inside an old church. Stained glass windows still hang over the stage, the acoustics are … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Holland, music, Portland

Iron & Wine at the Paradiso

And now a segment from Iron & Wine’s absolutely splendid performance last night at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Good show! Hear! Hear!

Posted in Europe, music