Guitarist Marcel Coenen treated to no less than 22 songs

Guitarist Marcel Coenen has been working with prog rock greats such as John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and Billy Sheehan (Mr Big) since the late 90s. He also occasionally collaborates on CDs and live performances by Ayreon. In 1999, he founded the prog metal band Sun Caged. Four years later, he released his debut … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ten Times A Million gives Club Donder a very good start.

De Bosuil has something new: Club Donder. This is a concert series of nine concerts, taking place every third Thursday night in De Bosuil (Weert). This series is offered at a very special price. The alternative Dutch rock band Ten Times A Million was the first to perform on 21 October. This band originated about … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Made in Purple made ‘Made in Japan’ even more special.

Before the Corona crisis also took hold of the Netherlands and Belgium, Made in Purple had already played at De Bosuil. This Belgian Deep Purple tribute band was founded by guitarist Bert Verschueren. He is a teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, together with some colleagues he performed Sunday afternoon 12 September in De … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Yuval Ron Trio – Live Against The Virus – streaming concert

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken In the fall of 2019, guitarist Yuval Ron released (under his own label Wrong Notes Music) the album ‘Somewhere in this Universe, Somebody Hits Drum‘ .Marco Minnemann (i.a. The Aristocrats and Steven Wilson) was the drummer on this album. Both last year … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Within Temptation – ‘The Aftermath’ was a breath-taking spectacle.

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Within Temptation is known for their grandiose live shows and their interaction with the fans. That’s why they initially didn’t like the idea of a live stream. Fortunately, they realized that with a pre-recorded show, you can create things that are impossible … Read more, available in English and Dutch

After 16 months The BluesBones were finally allowed to perform again

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Finally, the restrictions have been reduced and the venues are fully open again! The 1,5 m and the mouth cap requirement expire if one can show a negative Coivid test, or a vaccination certificate. On Saturday, June 26, the visitors of De … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Jan Bas gave a cozy Sit Happens concert in De Bosuil

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Now that almost all concerts have come to a standstill again, De Bosuil in Weert makes a virtue of necessity. They organise intimate ‘Sit Happens’, accessible to the legal maximum of 30 people. Normally, the venue has a capacity up to 650 … Read more, available in English and Dutch

ABBA Rocks sloot hun tour groots af in Grenswerk in Venlo

De ABBA Rocks tour maakte me nieuwsgierig. Deels door de gave line-up. Maar ook door het idee om nummers die bijna iedereen kent, om te zetten in rock. Op 7 maart was het laatste optreden van deze tour in een uitverkocht Grenswerk in Venlo. De avond begon met een instrumentaal stuk. John JayCee Cuijpers (Praying … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Remember Phil and Gary is een fantastische traditie in De Bosuil

Ook in dit nieuwe decennium gaat de traditie door. ‘Remember Phil and Gary is een ode aan Philip Lynott en Gary Moore. De negende editie van deze show op was 1 februari in De Bosuil, Weert. Net als de voorgaande jaren, wordt ook Thin Lizzy niet vergeten. Na een welkomstwoord van Peter Vleeshouwers, de organisator … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Blank Manuskript speelde met bezieling in Willem Twee

Op zondagmiddag 26 januari stond er weer ‘Calling Occupants’ op het programma in Willem Twee, Den Bosch. Dit houdt in dat er hier iedere maand een prog/symfo concert is. Doel is om minder bekende, maar getalenteerde bands onder de aandacht te brengen. Arne van Os van den Abeelen alias Mr Bowler (Music Agency) is de … Read more, available in English and Dutch