On July 7, Space is the Place presented an evening of sizzling, cross-border music. The band Silverbones played their mix of free jazz, punk, electronica and folk; Terrie Ex went wild playing solo on his guitar, as well as John Dikeman on his tenor sax. ZEA + Oscar Jan Hoogland made their fat-free music without waste; cheerfully stubborn, wonderfully bonkers. Finally, the Dutch troublemakers of Charlie & the Lesbians were filthy, rude and in your face and happy to show you all aspects of punk. And all that in one big party night!
On June, 18 there was another fabulous Interplanetary Night at the Bimhuis featuring SOON, Raw Fish, Bazooka, Marta Warelis / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Lena Hessels, Sun Mi Hong / Tristan Renfrow, Paroah, DJ Andy Ex & Benjamin Herman Trio feat. Oscar Jan Hoogland.
Amsterdam’s adventurous underground scene blossoms and kept doing so during the pandemic, despite the lack of gigs. All this pent-up energy was released in this evening full of bands, duos and solo performances.
On Saturday the 28th of May we were at De Helling in Utrecht: Is This Cumbia?!
The crazy trio Los Pirañas from Bogota (Colombia) gave the cumbia their own twist with bouncing rhythms and the Amterdam sextet Bacchanalia gave a range of Latin American styles some direct uppercuts. The evening was completed by the pure, raw energy of Cactus Truck and the enchanting, dazzling total performance of Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti.
We had a beautiful Intergalactic Night at the Bimhuis on 2 May. Many thanks to the performers: Ada Rave, Joost Oomen, Guus Janssen, Lidy Blijdorp & Sun Mi Hong / Alistair Payne!
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What a great night it was at BIMHUIS - Solo Extravaganza (23 April 2022)!
A whirlwind of outspoken musicians, each of whom played solo and fully exposed themselves in the moment. The young dogs of the Zebra Street Band played in the interludes and after all the solos. We went into the night with DJ Superinca and the crazy Manu Louis from Berlin.