Gig Review: Kate Boy at Melkweg

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Kate Boy brings electro pop to ADE
Amsterdam is currently celebrating the huge Amsterdam Dance Event where every club and concert venue is organising special shows. Every top DJ from all around the world travels to the Dutch capital for one of the biggest party’s of the year. The club and concert venue Melkweg set up a night of electronic pop during this festival and invited the Swedish and Australian electronic band Kate Boy to perform. The trio does not yet have an album out (One will be released in November) but they have enough material to give an hour long energetic show full of dark, but swinging electro pop.

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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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