Rob Shepherd, open mics & more

Rob Shepherd 20/07/2023

Rob Shepherd with a digest of the local music scene, from Zoku to Labyrinth and other jam spaces, plus gig tips.

Listen back to the full radio show on the mixcloud player above. Rob was speaking with @CathyCentral and shared teaser tracks, open mics, recent gigs, approaching gigs. Find out where to catch Rob; sometimes sketching, sometimes listening, sometimes jamming.  

Show notes

Amsterdam Music Scene – mostly free events

Regular Open Mics …
Labyrinth Cocktail bar on Monday – need a reservation
Parck on the Overtoom every other Tues Licoln Lim @lincolnofficially on Instagram
Supermercator every Wed Mercatorplein 3H – awesome little shop – reminds me a little of the inside of my brain
Zoku once a month on Friday
Toekomstmuziek – intermittently
Kolenkit – will have the next jam in Sept (June 24 run by Simone was awesome)
Villy’s (Bos and Lommer) has an open mic once/month – never been
Plan C in Zuid has intermittent open mics
Cafe MOER has had open mics in the past – not sure about the future though

Rob’s past week
Open Mic – New Metropolis Thurs
Loupe – Concerto Friday
Open Mic – Zoku Friday (once a month)
PettyKingdom/Altitude – Waterhole Sat 15th and again on July 21
Jan Akkerman – Vondelpark bandshell Sunday
Open Mic – Labyrinth Monday, Supermercator/Toekomstmuziek Wed

Coming up
Billy Bob Thornton – July 20 Melkweg – free w Jaarkaart
Singer/Songwriters – July 23 Labyrinth 19:00 (Paul Manwaring) free – Honore, Romy, Linde
Little Quirks – July 24 Paradiso
Indiestadspas – lots of bands/events
London Calling – 27-28 October – indie bands – in the past: Arctic Monkeys, Blur etc
Experimental Music and Poetry night – July 30 Im hosting at Labyrinth
Starting again in Sept – free weekly lunch concerts at the concertgebouw
Spit – Waterhole Aug 4 (always awesome 90s covers)
Waste – Waterhole Aug 11 – favourite cover band at the wh
Pinheads – wh Aug 12

Other tips

Zach – find Zach Steiner on Bandcamp.

Waterhole – jams have gotten pretty monotonous but the bands that play Thurs-Sun can be really good
Mezrab – love it for storytelling but they also have music nights

Rob’s instagram: robertshepherd288


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