This week Nate and Jonathan quibble about Jacco Gardener at Indiestad, The Residents at Muziekgebouw Aan’t Ij , The Heavy at People’s Place and much more. Click here to stream. Right click here and "save as" to download directly.
MONDAY the 20th
Indiestad or Indie City Festival is a big, multifaceted music festival running until Sunday the 26th with dozens of bands playing in Bitterzoet, and the churches turned music halls; De Duif,Vondelkerk and the Amstelkerk. Bands like Baroque multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardener.
The all-in passes are sold out but tickets are available for individual gigs for $14.18 plus the $3.50 membership.
Multiple locations as you can see. Go to the Indiestad website (Dutch) for more information and tickets as well as a Spotify playlist.
THE RESIDENTS! THE RESIDENTS! This is the mother father and grandmother of all Indie Bands. I shit you not friends!
The new show is called “Wonder of Weird”. And is if that weren’t good enough, they’re playing the Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij, which is a beautiful new venue next to Central Station.
8:30 | €30 | Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij Piet Heinkade 1
‘Sex, shrugs and anti-rock’n roll’!
TUESDAY the 21st
Paul Bowles Documentary: “The Cage Door is Always Open” about the great American expat writer behind the book “The Sheltering Sky” is playing at the Rialto Theatre. If you’re a fan of counterculture, William S. Burroughs, crazy expats in Morocco, depravity and/or creativity, don’t miss this film.
7:30 | €9 - €10 | Rialto Theater Ceintuurbaan 338
The Heavy are playing People’s Place today If you haven’t heard them you’re lying, not only to yourself, but also to me, which is a terrible thing to do to me.
Soul + Garage = Me shakin' my ass like I'm Twerkin'
8:30 | €15 | People’s Place Stadhouderskade 5
WEDNESDAY the 22nd
Art Zuid 2013: Giant, freaky, amazing sculptures are lining Amsterdam's straightest avenues, the Apollolaan, Minervalaan and Churchillaan. Look at this:
I know you want to touch it.
Starts from the 22nd of May and runs to September just waiting for your kids to run over and pinch skin. There are sixty sculptures by artists from 24 different countries will be presented in the beautiful Berlage district of Amsterdam-Zuid.
Mudhoney are at Melkweg tonight, Wednesday the 22nd to bestow upon you, the crown and the ring of rock and roll. Mudhoney wrote the beta users manual for grunge and haven’t wavered a bit in 30 years, beat that AC/DC!
7:30 | €19.50 | Melkweg Lijnbaansgracht 234
Kira’s Favorite Things:
The ice cream wars rage on between Pisa and Venezia. Two Italian rivals with a national following duke it out for ultimate ice cream supremacy. For decades a fierce ice cream competition is taking place in the Rivierenbuurt causing a heated debate amongst Amsterdam's ice cream lovers. Pisa has lots of flavours are available, but not seating. Venezia, on the other hand offers ice cream dishes and seats indoors and out, Both are Italian and have many die hard fans. If you know who's better let us know at LifeInAmsterdam.com
Pisa, Scheldeplein 10 or Venezia, Scheldestraat 68
THURSDAY the 23rd
English Comedy Night at Comedy Theater in de Nes. Five comics will take the stage and tell jokes while you laugh, it's just that easy. Nate watched youtube clips of 4 of the 5 (you might want to post some English clips, Soula) and all of ‘em were really funny. Support stand up in Amsterdam!! Nate’s already got his tickets and he hopes he doesn’t get in a fight with the Nes’s webmaster, but he’s ready. Featuring Greg Shapiro, Soula Notos, Louis Zezeran, Stewart Johnson, and hosted by Joe Eagan.
8:30 | €14 day of /€10 if you buy early | Nes 110
Dinner and high art photography together? Brain food that sounds too good to be true? But it is true at Foam Thursday Dinners
The Foam photography museum Café stays open late every Thursday evening so you can combine your visit with a delicious meal. The weekly changing special is made from organic produce fresh from the market. A vegetarian option is also available.
The Thursday special costs 15 euros. Access to the exhibitions and joining the tour is free.
18.00 Café / kitchen open
19.30 Free tour
21.00 Café / museum closed
Booking a table is recommended. For a place on the free tour please reserve by e-mailing email@example.com.
The date you want to come
How many people are coming
Whether you want to join the free tour
FRIDAY the 24th
Judah Friedlander, the trucker cap wearing star of 30 Rock is performing stand up at Rozengracht Theater. Rozengracht is the theater to which the Boom Chicago comedy troupe recently moved. From the price of the tickets it looks like the lock the old theater had on Boom Chicago prices has been lifted and I couldn’t be happier. Judah is hilarious and we’re both f^%#%in’ STOKED for this show.
10:30 | €15-€40 | Rozengracht 117
SATURDAY the 25th
Arts and crafts for kids and adults alike as The Knutsel guy, or Arts and Crafts guy at Het Groot Melkuis cafe and playground in Vondel Park...is back. Actually it's called the Kinderatelier.
For 5 Euros, your kids can play outside with real hammers and nails and wood and glue and paints and totally ignore you while you sip your coffee and read your paper. This, to quote Macklemore, is f&@kin' awesome. The Website says it's just on Wednesday but they do it Wednesday, Saturday AND Sunday.
Ask for Samme at the cafe, they'll point you in the right direction.
2pm-5pm | €5 | Het Groot Melkuis cafe in Vondel Park
At Pacific Parc The Amsterdam Faya Allstars are playing a completely FREE show. They do a mix of Reggae, ska, dancehall, funk, latin music that’s got grooves deeper than the Zhemchug Canyon, which as we all know is a 2.6 kilometer deep canyon in the Bering sea. So that a pretty deep groove.
Pacific Parc is in the Westerparkfabrik estates, where they have the Sunday Market and the Neighborfood market and all that fun stuff.
9:00 | FREE | Pacific Parc Polonceaukade 23
SUNDAY 26 May
The Amsterdam Heritage Days offers visitors the unique chance to peak inside some of the city’s most famous locations, for free!
The second edition will focus on architecture and life in Amsterdam’s city center during the 18th century.
From canal homes to monuments and building, various locations will open their doors to the public.
Each of the 15 participating locations will have guidebooks available in English. There are a lot of locations all over the city so click here for a list:
10am - 5pm | FREE!! | All over the city
And to wrap up this ungodly week in music and comedy.
9:00pm | €12 | Overtoom 301
Until next week, be excellent to each other
Nate and Jonathan
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