Gig Review: Marina & the Diamonds at Melkweg

Marina and the Diamonds Melkweg

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Marina & the Diamonds treats Amsterdam to fresh ‘froot’
It is hard to define where Marina & the Diamonds stand in today’s music scene. She is still to have her first proper hit in the Netherlands, but at the same time she easily sells out her gig in de Melkweg. Although her songs are not played on radio here, she has an impressive and especially dedicated fanbase as people are lining up in front of the venue hours and hours before the concert starts. Her career obviously flourished in the digital age where she was able to build a following online, but what is it about Marina that makes all the young girls and gay guys go crazy?

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Gig Review: FKA Twigs at Paradiso

FKA Twigs Paradiso

Disappointing performance by inaudible FKA Twigs in Paradiso

FKA Twigs came back to Amsterdam on thursday 5 March for a show in Paradiso. Her last show here was in the reasonably smaller Tolhuistuin and yet she managed to sell out her Paradiso gig, part of the 5 Days Off Festival, as well. The singer is a critic’s darling ever since the release of her debut record LP1 last year, but I have to admit she was not able to meet the high expectations around this perfomance in Amsterdam.

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