You should definitely not miss these Limburg concerts (Showbiz and culture)



Browsing through the collected works of Hugo Matthysen

HURORAM! is the latest project by Hugo Matthysen, Ronny Mosuse and Aram Van Ballaert. A trio that is best known as Clement Peerens Explosition. But in this show no Antwerp dialect will be spoken and it will – dixit Matthysen – be “a little more civilized”, or is that a tautology? Anyway: expect a kind of ‘collected work of Matthysen’: songs for his bands, but also for plays, television programs etc. (crude)

On 24/3 C-mine Genk. Info:

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Clara, Mauro and Jan honor Kris De Bruyne

Singer-songwriter Kris De Bruyne passed away in 2021. His debut album was released fifty years ago. Now his eclectic treasure trove of songs is given a brand new reading. A trio that transcends generations and genres: Clara Cleymans, Mauro Pawlowski and Jan de Smet. The title of the program refers to his song Beautiful new sweet. (agr)

Beautiful new song, Clara Cleymans, Mauro Pawlowski and Jan de Smet, on 3/2 Muze Heusden-Zolder. Info:

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Hugs from rocker Strand Of Oaks

Last year Tim Showalter played aka Strand Of Oaks another monumental show at the new festival Hear Hear on the meadow of Pukkelpop. Now he returns to Limburg for a hall concert. On January 26 he will perform solo in C-mine Genk. You know what to expect: fantastic songs and almost certainly at the end of the concert a lot of hugs from his nice sweaty beard. The promising Hasselt singer-songwriter Caspar Auwerkerken is the supporting act. (crude)

Strand of Oaks, 26/1 C-mine Genk. Info:

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Anneleen Lenaerts moves Vienna to the Maas

The Peerse Anneleen Lenaerts returns to the Sint-Pieterskerk in Leut for a program around her CD Vienna Stories. Lenaerts plays the harp with the Wiener Philharmoniker, but is also building on her solo career. “With this music I hope to take the listener on a wonderful Viennese journey with my harp,” she says. The Vltava of Smetana also flows past. (crude)

On 2/2, Sint-Pieterskerk Leut. Info: and


dEUS, The Waterboys, Noordkaap, Warhaus… in Maastricht

No concerts in Muziekodroom for now, it’s still a shame. We peek over the border nearby and see a lot of beautiful names in De Muziekgieterij in Maastricht. Such as: Merol, Altin Gün, Warhaus (photo), The Orb, Noordkaap and dEUS. And that’s just a small selection. Check that trade. (crude)


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The Zillion is coming to Hasselt

As if the Zillion never left… That’s what it feels like after Robin Pront’s extremely successful film. The aftershocks can be felt in numerous parties. Also in Hasselt. On February 24 and 25, Zillion – The Club will be in the Versuz. “We are opening up the entire site, good for 3,300 visitors,” says Yves Smolders of Versuz. “Frank Verstraeten is going to add extra light and sound and he will bring original decor and interior pieces.” Where were those Buffalos again? (crude)

On 24 and 25/2 Versuz, Hasselt. Info:

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The Haunted Youth on Little Waves

The festival season starts on Saturday 15 April in C-mine with Little Waves. From this year a collaboration between C-mine and the Absolutely Free Festival. Three stages, with a diverse range and one name that is already known, but what kind: The Haunted Youth.(crude)

At 15/4 C-mine Genk. Info:

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Pleasant singing to classics of cabaret

Kleinkunsteiland is in its fifth edition. The cream of the Dutch repertoire is performed by four toppers: Barbara Dex, Maggie MacNeal, Wigbert and Lucas Van den Eynde. “I am crazy about the Dutch song,” says the latter. “Singing is wellness for me. It also works well for the public.” (agr)

Kleinkunsteiland, Lucas Van den Eynde ao, on 13/1 De Adelberg Lommel, 9/2 Palethe Pelt, on 11/3 Muze Heusden-Zolder, on 25/3 De Kimpel Bilzen and on 31/3 cc Beringen. Info:

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Jan Decleir, serial killer

Not a new show, but still interesting: Henri-Désiré Landru was a French serial killer who murdered at least 11 women – but possibly many, many more, possibly 283 victims – and disposed of the remains in his kitchen oven. In 1921 he was convicted in Paris. Decleir tells the story including black humor, the musical accompaniment is provided by I SOLISTI and Vlaams Radiokoor.(crude)

On 10/3 Behind Olmen Maaseik. Info:

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Stef Kamil plays Dylan

Allow us to occasionally question our bald spot scream with the oversupply of tribute bands these days, but despite the fact that nobody sings Dylan like Dylan without fear or doubt we head for a show in which Stef Kamil Carlens sings the songs of Bawb sings. He takes clean people with him.(crude)

On 21/3 Cultural Center Hasselt. Info:

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The latest Marble Sounds as it should be: with strings

Heaped with praise: the fifth album Marble Sounds released in September 2022. Frontman Pieter Van Dessel travels to ccHA with 14 musicians and together they play the new songs as intended: including the violins and cellos of Casco Phil and a disc keyboard, a piano that can also play itself. Whether he also gets royalties and a bottle of wine in the backstage is another question.(crude)

On 29/3 Cultural Center Hasselt. Info:

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Stijn Van de Voorde honors musical ladies

Why was rock and roll invented by a woman? Who is the real Queen of rock ‘n’ roll? Why were female guitarists only allowed to wear bikinis on the cover of guitar magazines? Is Billie Eilish the Kurt Cobain of this century? These are questions that Stijn Van De Voorde wants to answer in his new show ‘For Those About to Rock More’, in which he emphasizes female artists. It’s about time: the end-of-year lists have clearly been dominated by the ladies.(crude)

On 25/1 cc Hasselt, on 1/2 Bogaard Sint-Truiden, on 3/2 Cinema Walburg Hamont-Achel, on 1/3 cc Maasmechelen, on 17/3 Casino Beringen, on 23/3 De Kimpel Bilzen and on 24 /3 Bree soap factory. Info:

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