Brian Setzer – The Devil Always Collects

Guitarist Brian Setzer keeps rockabilly and swing alive. In his long career, he sold millions of records and won several awards. ‘The Devil Always Collects’ is his new album, which features 11 songs. These invite you to sing along, but the high (rousing) tempo makes this far from easy. The backing vocals are sometimes predictable, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Duncan Parsons – I’m Here, All Weak

Multi-instrumentalist Duncan Parsons’ previous album ‘On Earth, As It Is’ (2022), received rave reviews. In the past ten years, he released six official solo albums. The new album is called ‘I’m Here, All Weak’, which is a throwback to the past. Because 15 of the 17 songs were on one of those 6 albums. There … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Pendejo opened the second day of Bruis Festival very well

Fortunately, the second day of Bruis Festival in Maastricht was sunny. Pendejo was allowed to open on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. On this occasion, they were on stage with an XL formation. That means there were two extra horns with them, namely: Joost Verbraak (sousaphone, trombone and trumpet) and stand-in Isaac McCluskey (trombone). VolcánPendejo opened … Read more, available in English and Dutch

¡PendejO!: the tooters make it special

The Spanish-language name and lyrics make Pendejo seem like a band from Spain or Latin America. But nothing could be further from the truth: this stoner rock/metal band is from the Netherlands.¡Pendejo! opened the second day of Bruis Festival Maastricht, and they did so with full conviction. After this performance, Maxazine had an interview with … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Starlite & Campbell –

Starlite & Campbell is a formed by married couple and multi-instrumentalists Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell. Because they play so many instruments together and are both vocalists, there is only one guest musician. ‘Starlite one’ is their third album. There is a lot of variation in the music: ‘Saving Me’ has a fairly catchy … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Nick Fletcher – Quadrivium

A highly versatile guitarist and composer, Nick Fletcher has collaborated with many musicians. For his solo album’ Quadrivium’, he asked drummer Anika Nilles (Jeff Beck). ‘Quadrivium’ is the Latin word for four-cross. Plato gave this name to the four noble arts: mathematics, geometry, music and astronomy. ‘A wave On the Ocean of Eternity (Prelude)’ has … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Steve Rothery: a stunning start of the tour

Guitarist Steve Rothery is of course known from Marillion, whose hit ‘Kayleigh’ is familiar to almost everyone (young and old). On the beautiful late summer’s day of 7 September, Steve Rothery and his band were in De Bosuil in Weert (The Netherands). The support act was provided by progressive rock & pop duo The Dave … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Beatrix Players – Living & Alive

Beatrix Players is a band with a very distinctive style. They themselves describe their style as, “adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk rock, singer-songwriter acoustic, prog and quasi-classical baroque chamber pop”. ‘Living & Alive’ is their second album, the lyrics, in short, are not just about life itself. But also about the … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Emerald Dawn – In Time

The Emerald Dawn is a symphonic prog rock band from England. Tree Stewart and Ally Carter are not only the vocalists, they are also multi-instrumentalists. Apart from symphonic rock, they also use crossovers to jazz and experimental music, among others. Tree again has done the art-work. ‘Out of Time’ has a warm, classically-oriented start. Pretty … Read more, available in English and Dutch