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Dutch Magazine Gonzo Review 'Easy Meat'

Any Dutch speakers who can translate? Much appreciated.

From Ireland.
Next it's time for the 2 main acts. The much talked about LaFaro from Ireland and the bluesrock of Automatic Sam from the Achterhoek. LaFaro now stands in the international spotlight. NME and Rolling Stone expect a lot from these guys and after Eurosonic / Noorderslag, the Dutch music press was convinced as well: LaFaro will be one of the bands of 2012.

The Irishmen begin at 10 o'clock as per the schedule, with a chair behind the microphone as the singer recently broke his ankle in 4 places. The guys still play a full set of 40 minutes with songs off both albums. There's not a lot of room for a rest. With the speed of light the hands fly along the necks of their guitars, the fingers slide over the strings and the sticks smash the drums.

Ireland has proved it before with bands like And So I Watch You From Afar: hard rock doesn't have to be bulky, and sublime technical playing doesn't have to result in endless bullshit. The audience happily spreads out to the bar and the smoking area after the show, but the merchandise stand also gets a lot of interest. LaFaro gained some more fans tonight, that's for sure.

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