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    I’ve got tickets for the White Stripes- concert (4th december) here in Amsterdam. I’m l:rolleyeski:rolleyesng forwards to this gig. Is there anyone on the board who saw this brother / sister-band live…what can I expect??? [img]images/smiles/icon_confused.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]


    Bucky Ramone

    I saw them doing two songs live on the BBC show ‘Later’ last week, and they didn’t sound exactly like the Carpenters [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
    I am going to the Amsterdam gig as well. The Von Bondies and the 5,6,7,8’s (great name….) are supporting. Does anyone know these bands?



    The 5 6 7 8’s are a japanese alternativerockpunk outfit. Those girls are sort of the grand old ladies of the japanese indie scene, they’ve been at it for 15 years or so. I saw them at the Devil Dolls festival in Oslo on saturday and they were…great!


    Bucky Ramone

    Well, it was quite a night at the sold-out Melkweg this week!

    5 6 7 8’s were three Japanes barbie-dolls playing surf-trash-punk-garage-rock-n-roll, and singing in a fantastic incomprehensible Engrish, den Buck and Hansione didn’t stop smiling the whole gig!
    Vely Lock’n’Loll indeed!!! [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Next up were the Von Bondies from Detroit (two boys/two girls), they sounded like a cross between the Pixies and Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion in a garage…. Apart from one or two too long songs they were good (and the girl playing bass was ‘cool as Kim Deal’ [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img] )

    Brother and sister White, aka the White Stripes introduced themselves as "hi, we are the New Carpenters" and played an excellent set, including a covers of ‘Jolene’ (Dolly Parton) and ‘Isis’ (Bob Dylan, thanks Hansione for that one….). Meg White plays the drums like Moe Tucker used to do in the Velvet Underground, just hitting the beat, and nothing else… Brother Jack plays guitar and sings, obvious influences: Jon Spencer (again), Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Stooges. The sound was excellent, and the crowd enjoyed it very much!

    Well, Hansione and den Buck had a great night, and they finished it in style with another beer and a ‘patatje speciaal’ (Hansione) and a ‘patatje oorlog’ (den Buck)
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    Bucky Ramone

    Well, if someone wants to see the Strokes, here is their tour schedule:

    Dec 30 – Apollo Theater, New York, USA
    Dec 31 – Apollo Theater, New York, USA

    Feb 12 – I.M.P. Hall, Osaka, JPN
    Feb 14 – Club Quattro, Nagoya, JPN
    Feb 15 – Shibuya Ax, Tokyo, JPN
    Feb 16 – Liquid Room, Tokyo, JPN

    Feb 23 – Leeds University, Leeds, ENGLAND
    Feb 24 – The Academy, Birmingham, ENGLAND
    Feb 26 – Ancinne Belgique, Brussells, BELGIUM
    Feb 27 – Ewerk, Cologne, GERMANY
    Feb 28 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, HOLLAND (sold out, WAAAHH!!!!! [img]images/smiles/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img] )

    March 3 – Rockefeller, Oslo, NORWAY
    March 4 – Cirkus, Stockholm, SWEDEN
    March 6 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, GERMANY
    March 7 – Columbia Halle, Berlin, GERMANY
    March 9 – Pepsi Music Hall, Vienna, AUSTRIA
    March 12 – Alcatraz, Milan, ITALY
    March 13 – Transbordeur, Lyon, FRANCE
    March 15 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, SPAIN
    March 16 – La Riviera, Madrid, SPAIN
    March 17 – Krakatoa, Bordeux, FRANCE
    March 18 – La Mutalitie, Paris, FRANCE
    March 22 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
    March 23 -Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
    March 25 – Apollo, Manchester, ENGLAND
    March 26 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, ENGLAND
    March 28 – Brixton Academy, London, ENGLAND
    March 29 – Brixton Academy, London, ENGLAND
    March 31 – Olympia, Dublin, EIRE



    …white stripes is a cool band…if you like classic rock…i prefer …srtokes!!!…actually they play in NY on 31 of december…(if my memory serves me right…) [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]


    Bucky Ramone

    The Strokes are coming to Europe in February, playing the Paradiso in Amsterdam the 28th of February, presale started (and ended) today, I think it was sold out in a couple of minutes, and den Buck hasn’t got a ticket [img]images/smiles/icon_redface.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_mad.gif[/img]



    …that s bad news den buck…i hope you find something till then…its a great band! [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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