Good music is found everywhere. And when we say everywhere, we mean everywhere. In Europe alone there are countless beautiful music venues that showcase some of the best up-and-coming artists. But it can be pretty tricky to keep track of all these concerts, not to mention that they’ll leave you broke within no time. And while music surely can be a way of life, we at Rockstone Sessions understand the importance of a good meal and a nice beer. That’s why we at Rockstone Sessions started to find live-music that don’t break the bank. Every month, we’ll present you with an overview of interesting gigs in beautiful venues all over Europe. So whether you live close, are just visiting, or need an excuse to add a city to your wish list, we’ve got you covered musically. What kind of beer you order with all the money you’ll save, that’s up to you. 

Brundenell (Leeds)

The Lake Poets
November 2, 2015
Doors: 19.30
£6,00 (about €9,00)

The Lake Poets is the initiative of Martin Longstaff, a 26-year old multi-instrumentalist from the UK. He draws inspiration from artists such as Tom Waits and Neil Young, and this is sonically visible. His songs are incredibly pretty and I personally believe this music deserves to be heard.

A38 (Budapest)

Thomas Dybdahl
November 9, 2015
Start: 20:00
2,500 FT (about € 8,00)

This singer songwriter from Norway is insanely talented and has multiple Norwegian music awards behind his name. His music sounds like that of Bon Iver or Damien Rice – like a snow day or a cold night. There’s a mix of melancholy and stillness in his beautiful songs that makes you want to listen with your eyes closed.

Apolo (Barcelona)

Son Lux
November 18, 2015
Start: 21:30
€ 14,00 (pre-sale)

Son Lux is the stage name of musical mastermind Ryan Lott. Lott, together with guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, are phenomenal musicians who create a must-see live experience of music that sounds so electronic and eclectic that you wonder how they do it.

 Vera (Groningen)

The Slow Show + Ian Fisher
November 27, 2015
Doors: 20:30 (Start 21:00)
€ 11,50

This band from Manchester plays music that is best described as folk-rock as we know it from bands such as the National (The ‘Slow Show’ reference cannot be a coincidence). Their use of brass instruments not only makes their songs unique, but their live performance incredible. It is not hard to fall in love with the voice of Rob Goodwin, the band’s lead singer. If you’re in the area, go see this band. If not, make sure you check their Facebook to see if you can catch them somewhere else.


As if one incredible band is not enough, the American singer songwriter Ian Fisher also plays a set at Vera that night. Fisher’s melancholic folky songs are marked by beautiful lyrics and a lingering presence of a slide guitar, giving an Americana feel that rekindles your wanderlust.

If you have a music venue for us to add to the list, or you’d like us to hunt down some great concerts in your city, make sure to let us know so we can add it next time!