Why Amsterdam should be on every live music lover’s bucket list in 2017
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Ever considered Amsterdam as a destination for live music? Well, now is the time – because early 2017 looks set to offer up some amazing sets in great locations. The incredible Gallow Street get the crowd jumping at ClinkNOORD hostel in Amsterdam’s Northern district. Take the legendary Paradiso – a former church, turned 1960s hippie squat and centre of Dutch counterculture, later transformed into a live music venue. Elsewhere, the 5,500 capacity (and that’s just in its main room) Heineken Music Hall pulls in huge names on an almost nightly basis. And for something more low-key, Bimhuis – a veteran of the Amsterdam music scene - is the place to head for jazz. So, if you’re considering a weekend away to fulfill your live music needs, here are a few of the gigs that you definitely shouldn’t miss once the festive season is out of the way. Clink Hostels is offering 15% off stays in January and February using the code FRESHSTART2017 Westergasfabriek Live – Westergasfabriek, every Wednesday Every Wednesday you can catch free live music at Westergasfabriek, a local favourite in Amsterdam West. Up-and-coming artists share the bill with more seasoned performers, making it the perfect place to discover new music – from pop to salsa to jazz to rock. Young Gun Silver Fox – Bitterzoet, 18th and 19th January Their stomping ground is modern-day London, but Young Gun Silver Fox sound like they're straight out of 70s California. Andy Platts and Shawn Lee blend perfect melodic pop with a soulful and funky vibe that'll transport you straight down to Venice Beach of yesteryear. Blissful.
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