Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Parkpop 2008 The Hague, Netherlands - Intermezzo

It's been a while since my last posting. Time flies when you're having fun!

Although this will disturb the chronology of my postings, this as an intermezzo with a preview from some of the pics I took last weekend during the Parkpopfestival 2008, one of the biggest free popfestivals in Europe which is held every year on the last Sunday of June. I will try to post some more pics during this week, I also shot some videos. If they came out okay and the sound is not too bad I will post them on YouTube and will make a post about it on my musicweblog BrownNoiseMusic.

In this some pics from the Dutch band Moke from Amsterdam. They are a very good live band and played an excellent gig at the festival. The band had their major breakthrough last year and their debutalbum Shoreland is selling pretty well in Holland.

We had a great time at the festival. Other artists/bands that played were Kula Shaker, Sheryl Crow, and Monte Montgomery. This last band was new to me, but I was glad I didn't went to the other stage and gave it a shot. This was with no doubt a new musical discovery for me. It's just acoustic guitar, bass and drums, but what a band. This guy played excellent guitar. It was an electric acoustic guitar, but he did things on it that a lot of electric guitar players don't do on their electric guitars. He played a wonderful instrumental version of Little Wing from Jimi Hendrix. I surely going to check some of their CD's, but for some reason I have the feeling that their best performances will be on a live album and not on their studio albums.

For now enjoy the first pics of Parkpop 2008 from the band Moke. There will be more pictures of the festival and some of the bands that played later.