Sanctum in Arnhem

Club Le Moulin Noir is a fairly new party in Arnhem. In June they had invited bands for the first time: Tausendschoen & Sanctum.

The Sound of Adrian Borland

Paradiso, June 4th 2006. Recently I visited the tribute concert ‘The Sound of Adrian Borland’ at Amsterdam’s Paradiso. The name Adrian Borland always makes me think of that concert in the early 90’s.

Current 93 – Berlin 2006

To attend at a concert of Current 93 may not be a good idea if you are not of a pure heart or if you are missing someone special. Nevertheless, I did. A personal account by Carsten…

Current 93 – Antwerp 2006

Recently I had the privilege to attend two Current 93 concerts. Since they don’t often play near The Netherlands and because it was announced that this was their first and last European tour, I decided to visit both of their Belgian gigs of the Black Ships Ate the Sky tour.

H.E.R.R. Tour Diary

A highly personal report about the experiences of various members from HERR, who travelled to Switzerland to perform at the Triumvirat Festival in Yverdon-Les-Bains (15-16 April 2006).

Chantier Musical festival

Le Chantier, Paris 5-6-7-8 mai 2006 Last week the first Chantier Musical festival took place in Paris. The people of Gae Bolg, in collaboration with the Cynfeirdd label, organized the event. In advance the line-up already looked impressive, with many acts I never saw live. Le Chantier Musical proved indeed to be a unique experience, […]

Depeche Mode – Touring The Angel

For the first time in 13 years Depeche Mode returned to the Netherlands. And the audience just couldn’t get enough.

IRM + Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio

Goudvishal, Arnhem. February 18, 2006. The small but cosy & dark Goudvishal was the venue for two notable slices of Cold Meat. Other than being Swedish and sharing the same label, there do not seem to be many similarities in the music of IRM and Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio.

Editors live

Seen: 21 February 2006, Effenaar, Eindhoven. Of all the fashionable retro guitar wave acts, Editors is one of the most attractive to me. The band also convinced me on stage this week.

M’era Luna festival 2005

A report by Ikecht about the M’era Luna festival, which was held on 13 and 14 August 2005 in Hildesheim, Germany..

Summer Darkness 2005

I attended only a small part of this year’s Summer Darkness festival, mainly on Friday. There was a nice opening concert by Estampie in the mighty Dom Church. As always they were excellent musicians, and the atmosphere and acoustics of the church were very suited for their traditional medieval music. In Ekko there was a […]

HEX with Echo West

HEX with live: Echo West and Solitude FX. 18 June 2005, OCCI, Amsterdam.

The Protagonist + more

W2, Den Bosch (NL) June 11th, 2005 “Unknown Pleasure dark ambient special” with live: H.E.R.R. / Des Esseintes / Olen’k / The Protagonist

Dernière Volonté and more

LVC, Leiden (NL) May 28th, 2005. Live: Co.Caspar, Tribe of Circle and Dernière Volonté. Organisation: La La Land

Wave Gotik Treffen 2005

13 – 16 May 2005, Leipzig (Germany), various locations. My memory does not always serve me well, but I guess this was my fifth visit to the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig since my first time in 1998. The yearly Easter festival, which has organically grown into a major gothic event, was already held for […]

Einstuerzende Neubauten

Paradiso, Amsterdam 4 April 2005 The Einstuerzende Neubauten already exist for 25 years now. To celebrate this anniversary, the Berlin avantgarde industrial act embarked on a new tour. They played amongst others in Amsterdam’s Paradiso, where they did a great show.

Dead Can Dance

Nederlands Congres Centrum (NCC), PWA Zaal, The Hague 12 March 2005 Dead Dan Dance is of course a legendary band, and high on my wishlist of bands to see live. From various people I heard euphoric comments about how good Brendan Perry are Lisa Gerrard are on stage. The fact that they split up in […]

Carpe Noctem Festival II

Theatrium, Mechelen (Belgium) 22 January 2005 Volksweerbaarheid, Dead Man’s Hill, Predella Avant, Sanctum, Allerseelen.

GOR + Pinkruby

Friday 24 December 2004 Unknown Pleasure – Silent Night edition live: GOR (Francesco Banchini) + Pinknruby W2, Den Bosch (NL)

Belgian Independent Music Festival 2004

18 December 2004 Hof ter Lo, Antwerp (Belgium) Sonar, Ah-Cama Sotz, Parade Ground, Trisomie 21, Portion Control, Aroma di Amore…