Dust and Guitars: The Crookes in Bitterzoet

Dust and Guitars: The Crookes in Bitterzoet

Sep 26, 2012 |  by  |  Event, Music
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Mark Visbeek is a designer, musician, superstar, and loves illeism. Always looking to create beautiful things, I'm often distracted by the amazing stuff happening around me. My most important weapons are limitless amounts of love and a faux-French accent.

Whether you’re in the mood for some sweat, heat and excitement, for taking a soothing dream ride along psychedelic soundscapes, or maybe to wallow in bittersweet self-pity over the love you just lost, there’s always the right band at the right time. I’ll be your pathfinding captain through the desert of dust and guitars, so fill up your flask and follow me.

With a voice as fresh and crisp as the bite of a Granny Smith apple, bass-playing singer of The Crookes George Waite gives their clean and simple guitar songs a touch that reminds us of the British bands of yore. Similar to how The Kooks once started out, but harking back more on the traditions of crooning and ’50s rock ‘n roll.

They just released their second album Hold Fast, and it sounds like they traded in the hair-gel of the first album for a couple of fuzz-pedals. The new songs are faster, focussed more around pumping basslines and catchy guitar riffs, allowing for a whole lot more fiesta than the doo-wop hip swinging of their debut tracks.

So if you’re in for some cheers and beers, polish your dancing shoes and knot your bow tie. Bitterzoet is the place to be, and it won’t wreck your wallet either.

The Crookes

When: Friday October 12th, 21.00h
Where: Bitterzoet, Spuistraat 2
Tickets: €10,- (incl. membership)
Info: Bitterzoet website

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