Plunder, Pyrates!, The Dread Crew of Oddwood

Because a weekend at a festival is clearly not enough excitement and music for one person, I decided to travel from Alphen aan den Rijn to Almere for a pirate themed evening. Well, with Dania back in the country we couldn't miss the opportunity for what promised to be a thoroughly fun evening and especially [...]


Gig Ramblings: Theodor Bastard, Cesair, and Jyoti Verhoeff and Maya Fridman

Usually I take notes on the way back and write the actual blog post when I'm slightly more with it. I am, however, painfully aware of the fact that I have an excruciating number of things to do tomorrow and it is a long train journey home. What else am I going to do? Socialise [...]

Midwinter Fair

Before we get started, I will warn you, this is another festival post so it is, as always, going to be rather disorganised. It was a two day festival and I only saw two bands twice (Rapalje and Pyrolysis) so I'm just going to go through in vaguely chronological order. I'm also going to smush the [...]


Spoiled for good music

This installment of "I'm going to way too many shows and should probably actually work towards my upcoming finals instead" features La Horde, Rastaban, and Cesair who performed at P60 in Amstelveen last weekend. I actually started writing this post the day after and had intended to get it up that day but there was [...]


Because you can never go to too many gigs.

Over the past fortnight I was supposed to go to three concerts. You may have already read about the amazing Everyday Circus showof about ten days ago. I was then supposed to go to a Wardruna concert but I was sick and couldn't go. I'm trying to ignore that because I'm sure you can imagine [...]


Gig Time (Everyday Circus with Zoo Children and The Moods)

I'm going to be completely honest and say that I have been looking forward to this so much. It's been way too long since my last show and, indeed since the last time I was anywhere with live music (excluding musical theatre...Castlefest, maybe?). I'm also going to be honest and say that this was written [...]


I Survived Castlefest

As I write this, I'm sat in my parents' house in England where I'm spending a few days before I jet off back to Poland. Yep, the Castlefest blues have set in quite thoroughly by now! In short, the weekend was quite fantastic, there's no doubt about that, and waiting a year until next time [...]