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Bettie Serveert Performs A Hometown Show

September 9, 2011

By Hallie Engel

September 7, 2011

AMSTERDAM – Dutch indie-rock band Bettie Serveert is scheduled to perform in Amsterdam Sept. 10.

The band, which has been touring and recording since 1990, will play at Paradiso.

Observers say the five-piece band brought universal acclaim from critics after releasing its debut album, Palomine, in 1992

Bettie Serveert toured extensively during the mid-90s, performing with acts such as Dinosaur Jr., Jeff Buckley and Superchunk after being signed by New York’s Matador Records label.

During this time, the band recorded with producer Bryce Goggin, reputed for his work with Spacehog, Pavement and Kim Deal, bassist for The Pixies.

Lead vocalist Carol van Dijk is known for her unique accent, having spent her childhood in Canada before relocating to Amsterdam in 1969 at the age of 7, when she was first immersed in the Dutch language.

During the Paradiso show, the band will perform Palomine in its entirety.

They will also play a selection of six songs chosen through an online vote by fans on the group’s official website.

Additionally, the show will also feature selections from their most recent album,Love Pharmacy, released in 2010.

Though the band has had several line-ups over the years, the Amsterdam show will also feature all of its original members, including drummer Berend Dubbe, who left in 1997 to pursue solo work after the release of the band’s third album, Dust Bunnies in 1999.

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