There never was any doubt about their individual pedigrees. Singer/guitarist Wouter Celis, aka Doghouse Sam, has played over 500 concerts with the Rhythm Bombs. Drummer Franky Gomez was recently voted the Netherlands’ best drummer.
Rock Werchter may be sold out but there are plenty of other Belgian music festivals worth checking out. Here’s our pick of some of the best.
July 5-8 - Les Ardentes
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Joined by the artful Maria João and the Brussels National Jazz Orchestra, David Linx’s new riff on the Gershwin classic moves the work away from its essentially African-American cultural motifs, to explore what he considers to be the full humanity of these eponymous chara
Of course, their winning mug-and-teaspoon rendition of Lykki Li’s I Follow Rivers is on it. (At least on the bonus disc, aptly named The Road Sessions, because it features more titles recorded from on-the-road.)