By Rick Slagter, Rock At Night Groningen
Live Review: Vera Club, Groningen, The Netherlands–July 30, 2020–Album Release Party for SoOn
After a five year break, Avery Plains, which is based in Groningen, The Netherlands released their second album. Each member of the band has been active in the Dutch underground scene since the 1980s.
After the first album was released, the band is drastically reorganized and reduced from 11 to four members. The musicians took their time to write and record new songs, while further tweaking and fine tuning their sound. The reviews of the debut release were very good, and also the first reviews of SoOn are promising.
Last week Avery Plains performed a release show at Vera Club Groningen, a much needed treat after the COVID-19 lockdown. The Vera Club has been the stage of the underground scene in Groningen for the last 40 years. Due to social distancing, about 40 people attended the show that evening.
Instead of dancing and moshpits, the audience was allowed to sit in chairs at table. The tiny applause was very heartfelt, as the band played their heart out. Rock At Night was there to cover this gig–our FIRST live review since the COVID-19 lockdown.
Avery Plains is: Jurgen Veenstra – Vox/Guitar, John Krol – Guitar; Kay Tjassing – Bass/Vox, Michel Weber – Drums/Vox.
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