Willie King (March 8, 1943 – March 8, 2009) was an award-winning blues guitarist and singer, known for shunning fame and playing at a local bar in Mississippi.
His career started on a plantation with a one-string, homemade diddly-bo. Six recordings and a DVD later, along with numerous national and international festival performances, Willie King has gained a substantial national and international reputation.
King died on Sunday, March 8, 2009, from a heart attack on his 66th birthday, near his home in the rural community of Old Memphis, Alabama, just a few miles from his birthplace.
Todays tune is from his last album "One Love" - 2006 @ Freedom Creek Music
More info @ Willie King homepage
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
It's time for some nice blues again, have been listen to Seasick Steves latest album today and i really like it.
Its a simple, groovy root blues album with a very good feeling, already waiting for his next.
For today Seasick Steve, performs the track 'Started Out With Nothin', taken from his 2008 double-album I Started Out With Nothin And I Still Got Most Of It Left.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I forgot to do this band, they were support band to Children of Bodom, when they had a gig at Tyrol in Stockholm.
Real nice guys, one thing thats really hits me from time to time..is that the harder and the more black the band is the more nicer are the guys playing in it.
I´m not very much fond of growl but, I really liked this band.
One thing that u might not know is that they are inspired by Slayer, Kreator and Sodum i know only that they were inspired by Morbid Angels.
They come from the US. They did this tune as a live dvd som time ago.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Veronica Maggio, born March 15, 1981, is a Swedish singer. She won the category "Årets Nykomling" (Newcomer Of The Year) in the Grammisgalan 2007.
She has released 2 albums sofar, Vatten & bröd (Water and Bread) 2006 and Och vinnaren är... (And the Winner Is...) - 2008.
Yesterday she performed @ a soldout Circus together with Fibes, Oh Fibes!
She did pretty well, tobad that i forgot the camera as the stage was nice.
The floor was coverd with white fluffy carpet, the raizers was coverd with the same and some blue/green sidebars.
Both the band and Maggio shined up well in the light.
Todays tune is Inga problem (No problem) (feat. Snook & Petter)
More info @ Official website (Swedish) or @
Friday, March 27, 2009
This is a guy that my daughter really loves, so i guess he will be in here as well :)
She says its not a "guy" he is a legend. That might just be..
He is a damn good poet. Read this:
"People once believe that when someone dies a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead, but somtimes, just sometimes the crow can bring that someone back to put the wrong things right."
Its the beginning words of this tune.
I will not write anything about him, just wanted to share.
Much Love to ya all, Thetania
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Chelsea Smiles are a hard rock/sleaze rock band formed in 2004 featuring guitarist Todd Youth (formerly of D Generation and Danzig). Just before the Chelsea Smiles, Youth had played some shows with Motörhead filling in on guitar for Phil Campbell. Youth was joined in the formation of the Chelsea Smiles by drummer, Karl Rosqvist ("Rockfist") (formerly of Steel Prophet), bassist Johnny Martin and a vocalist named Christian Martucci who previously played with Dee Dee Ramone's band & The Strychnine Babies. Together they released a four EP named "Nowhere Ride" in 2005 on Capitol Records, the following year, vocalist Martucci left the band to form Black President. He was replaced by Skye Vaughan Jayne, who had played in Bullets And Octane.
But after some more changes The Chelsea Smiles looks like this Todd Youth: Vocals/Guitar,
Rj Ronquillo: Guitar, Johnny Martin: Bass & Karl Rosqvist: Drums a new album will be released this month.
Listen to it here
Todays tune if from the first EP, but im sure more will comes in the future as this is a great Garage band.
More info @ The Chelsea Smiles
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I just have to take my favorite band one more time :)
Saw a interview of the singers Father,
singers name is Anders. He came onto the band 1995.
This song is on the Come Clarity and that is the eighth studio album by In Flames, released on February 2006.
All the songs of this album is written by Anders Fridén, Björn Gelotte, and Jesper Strömblad.
Ah well lemme show u this great tune!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Soulfly is a heavy metal band formed in 1997 in Arizona. Soulfly is led by former Sepultura guitarist and frontman
Max Cavalera, who formed the band after he left the influential Brazilian group in 1997.
The band has released six studio albums, one tour EP, several singles, and one DVD video.
Soulfly incorporates many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal and world music.
The sixth Soulfly album is entitled Conquer, and was released on July 29, 2008.
Bassist Bobby Burns stated in a thread on the official Soulfly forum on Feb 27, 2009:
"we'll more than likely record a new record sometime towards the end of the year (2009).
but it wont hit the streets until next year (2010)."
Yesterday they delivered a magic night for thier fans, even if Soulfly did thier 56th show and still have 4 to do before flying back home for some rest they had the energy to pull off a great show.
Max seams to be a little shy these days, as he dosent even soundcheck, but he has some good technicians that make his life easy. As you can see on the picture the stage ain't the biggest one :) well its great for the fans as they get close, really close.
Enyway...time for some music.
Todays tune "Unleash", the first music video from Soulfly's latest album CONQUER.
More info @ Official website or @ Official MySpace page
Monday, March 23, 2009
This evening Soulfly & Incite played @ Debaser/Stockholm, the gig was moved from Tyrol as it didn't sell to well, i guess we had to much metal latly around here or Soulfly is soon to be forgotten. For me its still a great band.
But more Soulfly tomorrow. Today we start with a act that i never heard before.
The opening band Incite that was formed in Phonix, Arizona at the end of 2004.
Incite plays some heavy kick your ass face melting metal.
Incite have been touring with bands like Throwdown, Bloodsimple, Dillinger Escape Plan, Bury your Dead, Thine Eyes Bleed, Gizmachi, Scars of Tomorrow, Cradle of Filth and now Soulfly.
Todays tune is Divided We Fall, enjoy!
INCITE Divided We Fail video
More info @ Incite MySpace
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sisters of Mercy was in town yesterday.
Playd on Arenan in Stockholm, Shy people those guys Very much smoke and the lights all in the back so one didnt really see the guys, but i guess thats their thing... Someone thought to much of the decibel thingie so..iI didnt use my ear plugs :)
Ah well it was groovy they sounded quite good but i do missed Ofra Hasa in The Temple of Love I did that one earlier.
Sisters are a band from Leeds, England and only the singer is left from the old set up.
Here is a song recorded in Krakow.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sebastien Grainger (born on 11 April 1979 in Mississauga) is a Canadian solo musician, best known as the former drummer and singer of dance-punk duo Death from Above 1979.
Sebastien recently signed with Saddle Creek Records in the USA to release his debut solo album,
entitled "Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains", which was released on 21 October 2008.
When performing live, Grainger is joined by bassist Nick Sewell, drummer Leon Taheny and synthesiser and guitar player Andrew Scott. Together they have toured with Bloc Party, Metric, Hot Hot Heat & Albert Hammond Jr.
He has collaborated with rising French electronica artist DatA. Their first single together, "Rapture", is available now, and other collaborations will follow on DatA's debut full length release.
Grainger played drums both live and on one record for Keeler's pre-Death From Above 1979 solo project Femme Fatale.
He contributed backing vocals to "Twice Born", a song on the latest release by Toronto hardcore punk band Fucked Up.
Who Do We Care For
More info @ Official Website or @ Official MySpace
Friday, March 20, 2009
El Perro del Mar (literaly "The Dog from the Sea" in Spanish) is a musical project that was founded in December 2003 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The sole member of El Perro del Mar, Sarah Assbring, initially started as an MP3/CD-R artist and released her first songs through Hybris Records. Her music could be described as melancholic lo-fi twee pop.
Todays tune is taken from the album 'El Perro del Mar'. Released in May 2006. Directed by Åsa Arnehed. Animated by Åsa Arnehed, Olle Söderström and Malin Rosenqvist.
More Info @ Official Website or @ El Perro del Mar's Myspace
Thursday, March 19, 2009
An Cafe (or Antic Cafe) (アンティック－珈琲店－（カフェ） Antikku Kafe?) is a Japanese pop/rock band formed in 2003 and signed to the independent label Loop Ash. They have been described as a oshare kei band, a subset of visual kei. As of sofar, the group has released three full-length albums. Today they entred Swedish soil and gave thier fans a great gig @ Tyrol/Stockholm.
They also had some time for some signing @ Bengans with a huge long queue of fans that wanted to meet them.
Anyway, J-Rock or J-Pop aint really my cup of the, but still i want to deliver a tune for todays event, i found a cool video with them and the tune is ok i hope you guys will like it.
More info @ An Cafe Homepage or @ MySpace
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chiwoniso Maraire (Born in 1976 in Olympia, Washington, U.S.). Daughter of famed Zimbabwean mbira master Dumisani Maraire, she is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and exponent of East African music.
“I am like a mirror,” declares Zimbabwe’s popular music star Chiwoniso Maraire. “I basically sing about what I see happening in the world. If someone comes up to me in the street to ask for money I’ll sing about that. If people are jumping borders because their economic situation is too difficult, I’ll sing about that. If the police are beating people up and intimidating them, I’ll sing about that.”
A song of unrequited love...
with the kind participation of great dancer Alex Mhlanga from Amawumbo Dance Company.
More info @ Chiwoniso Official Website or @ MySpace
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Oumou Sangare (born February 25, 1968, in Bamako, Mali) is a Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou." Wassoulou is a historic region south of the Niger River, and the music there is descended from traditional hunting songs, and is accompanied by a calabash. Her mother was the singer Aminata Diakité.
Oumou Sangaré is also involved the world of business, hotels, agriculture and the sale of cars: Oumou Sangaré has given her name to a Chinese automobile.
Seya (Joy) is the first album in six years from 'Mali's Star of Stars' and it reaffirms her position as one of Africa's great female vocalists and an African phenomenon. Since Moussoulou, her debut release, rocketed her to national superstardom in 1989 she has retained her position as one of West Africa's most admired and outspoken artists.
More info @ Site officiel d'Oumou Sangaré
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sven Joakim Thåström (born on March 20, 1957), as an artist known as Thåström, is one of Sweden's best known rock musicians, he is mostly known for the rock bands Ebba Grön and Imperiet.
Thåström is on tour atm, he performed at 2 soldout arenas at Circus/Stockholm, was suppose to work there this weekend,
but i got the biggest flue that you could imagine so instead i went over on the 2:nd show as a guest.
And holymoses he still grabbs me like i was a little child.
He just released a new solo album "Kärlek är för dom" (13th of mars)
One of the songs he performed is todays tune of the day.
Here is the playlist from the gig.
Kort Biografi med litet testamente
Axel Lanquist park
Saker som hon gör
Den druckne matrosens sång
Ungefär så här
Kärlek är för dom
Aldrig nånsin komma ner
Var é vargen
Alla vill till himlen
Om Black Jim
Höghus, Låghus, Dårhus
Varför är du så tyst?
Du ska va president
Also got a picture from the gig, taken with my pocket camera FX35
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Neko Case (pronounced /ˈniːkoʊ ˈkeɪs/) (born September 8, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American alternative country singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.
Music video for "Maybe Sparrow" by Neko Case, from her album "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood."
More info @ Neko Case Offical Site
Saturday, March 14, 2009
"In Private" was the third single in a row to be a charting success for British singer Dusty Springfield, after nearly two decades of little if any chart success. Now in 2009, it has been covered by a Swedish band, Sahara Hotnights.
Its taken from "Sparks" is the fifth studio album.
The album consists of covers of songs by artists such as Foo Fighters, Dusty Springfield, and Aneka.
This is the first single and it has already charted in Sweden.
More info @ Sahara Hotnights official site or @ Sahara Hotnights at MySpace
Friday, March 13, 2009
Earlier this year i talked about this excellent band, but i need to show more of em :)
Sonic Syndicate is a Metalcore band from Falkenberg, Sweden
They was on tour b4 with my favorites In Flames and i heard that they are influenced by Swedish melodic death metal bands such as In Flames and Soilwork and thats a great band as well. But Sonic do stick out a bit with their Girly Bass player..thats cool.
They have done 3 albums and im sure more will come :)
Anyways Enjoy peeps!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Volbeat was in town last week, really nice bunch of guys i would say.
Although their support band guests was a bit loaded... but that was all fun :)
Volbeat is starting to get really heavy, more heavy than last year when they visit Stockholm. wanted to give u something real cool but...damn to lausy sound but this gives u a bit of how they are.
I just love that singers voice...he sounds like NOONE else :)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Babian (Swedish for Baboon) is a four piece garage rock band based in Malmö/Sweden. Babian has a mixture of garage and dirty rock n’ roll the sound of Babian will be enough to make you roll your head and stomp your feet so they will start to shine red.They are recognized for their strong dialect, energy and alot of sense of humor on stage. Reminds a little of Bob Hund.
On the 4th of February 2009 Babian released their debut album “Fullproppad, Listtoppad, Livrädd & Uppstoppad" on the record label Troglodyte Records.
Tobias Allvin – vocals, guitar
Conny Andersson – guitar, backing vocals
Anders Baeck – drums, backing vocals
Christian Norefalk – bass
When Babian enters a stage, people turns in to stones or melts like ice. These boys knows how to turn your granma on!
More info @ www.babian.nu or @ MySpace
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Stockholm/Sweden-based band "The Flare-Up!" mixes the 60s garage rock with punk and heavy metal from the 70s. They’re not afraid to throw in elements of both neurotic new wave and classic rock that stands the test of time. The Flare-Up! sum up their favourite moments in rock history and fuse them together into a unique and modern praise to rock clichés and urban story-telling. "The Flare-Up!" includes members like 'Manne Svensson – vocals & guitar', 'Pontus Fryk – guitar', 'Christian von Essen – bass', 'Niklas Hagen – keyboards' and 'Carl Wikman – drums'
More info @ www.theflareup.com or @ MySpace
Monday, March 9, 2009
The Answer are an Irish hard rock and blues rock band from Newcastle and Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland.
The Answer is currently the opening act for AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour.
This is a great tune from these guys latest record "Everyday Demons", to bad that i could not find a decent video.
But still you get the tune, enjoy!
More info @ The Answer Official Website or @ The Answer's Myspace Page
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Gomez are an English indie rock band from Southport. Their first album, Bring It On, won the Mercury Music Prize in 1998.
The band includes members as Ian Ball (vocals, guitar), Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Paul Blackburn (bass),
Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Olly Peacock (drums)
A new album is on the way entitled "A New Tide" will be released tates on March 31.
Todays tune is taken from thier debut album "Bring It On"
More info @ Official Gomez website
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in May 2004.
Their name derives from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song".
At the of last year the band performed as Roky Erickson's backing band down the West Coast.
Future plans between Roky and The Black Angels are in the works.
Here is The Black Angels performing "Sniper at the Gates of Heaven"
More info @ Official site or The Black Angels at MySpace
Friday, March 6, 2009
Todays tune with "Dundertåget" and the song "Stick Och Brinn"
Video is from Nyhetsmorgon (TV4).
I also have to notify that Dundertåget's debut "Skaffa Ny Frisyr" enters at #16 on the swedish album chart
Huge Congratulations, Dundertåget!
Found a nice pic taken from thier studio, a classic Vox :)
More info @ dundertaget.se
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Rock band U2 have played a surprise gig on top of BBC Broadcasting House, in central London.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This week is full with great shows, starting tomorrow with Volbeat, Glasvegas on friday, Eagles on Death Metal on the following day and ending up on Sunday with Metallica.
So why not warm up with some (EoDM)?
I guess i don't have to introduce this band, but if you want some then check my previous post here.
Here is the ongoing tour, maybe they play in your town.
March 04, 2009 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
March 05, 2009 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
March 07, 2009 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
March 08, 2009 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
March 09, 2009 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
March 10, 2009 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
March 12, 2009 - Berlin, Germany - HuxleyÃ¢Â€Â™s
March 13, 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
March 14, 2009 - Warsaw, Poland - Proxima
March 16, 2009 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
March 17, 2009 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
March 18, 2009 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Media Park
March 19, 2009 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
March 21, 2009 - Florence, Italy - Auditorium Flog
March 22, 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rohstofflager
March 24, 2009 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
March 25, 2009 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
March 27, 2009 - Paris, France - Bataclan
March 28, 2009 - Portsmouth, England - Pyramids
March 29, 2009 - Leeds, England - Academy
March 31, 2009 - Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
April 01, 2009 - Belfast, Ireland - Mandela Hall
April 02, 2009 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
April 04, 2009 - Manchester, England - Academy
April 05, 2009 - Birmingham, England - Academy
April 06, 2009 - Bristol, England - Academy
April 08, 2009 - London, England - Forum
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
R. L. Burnside (born Robert Lee Burnside, November 23, 1926 - September 1, 2005) was a North Mississippi hill
country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi.
He played music for much of his life, but did not receive much attention until the early 1990s.
In the latter half of the '90s, Burnside repeatedly recorded with Jon Spencer, garnering crossover appeal and introducing his music to a new fanbase within the underground punk blues music scene.
Burnside had a powerful, expressive voice and played both electric and acoustic guitars.
His drone-based style was a characteristic of North Mississippi hill country blues rather than Mississippi Delta blues.
Like other country blues musicians, he did not always adhere to 12- or 16-bar blues patterns, often adding extra beats according to his preference. He called this "Burnside style" and often commented that his backing musicians needed to be familiar with his style in order to be able to play along with him.
Today i have 2 shots of Burnside, first one is Electric, to bad the video is a little bit out of sync, but its a cool one.
The 2:nd is an Acoustic one, really great one.
Enjoy them both and discover some great Blues.
Monday, March 2, 2009
John Stephens (born December 28, 1978) better known by his stage name John Legend,
is an American soul singer, songwriter, and pianist.
His debut studio album, the multiplatinum-selling Get Lifted, was released in late 2004, and features collaborations with rapper and producer Kanye West as well as Snoop Dogg. Get Lifted produced two singles: "Used to Love U" and "Ordinary People".
Legend has won six Grammy Awards.
Prior to the release of his debut album, Legend's career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists. Notably, Legend sang the hooks for hits by Slum Village ("Selfish", also featuring Kanye West), Jay-Z ("Encore"), and Dilated Peoples ("This Way", also featuring Kanye West); played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything"; and sang background vocals on Alicia Keys' 2003 song"You Don't Know My Name" and Fort Minor's "High Road."
Recently, Legend recorded "Green Light (John Legend song)" in collaboration with Andre 3000 as the lead single for this third album Evolver (John Legend album).
Today John played at Annexet/Stockholm Sweden for a soldout evening.
He had a great band with him a bunch of real nice guys.
Well here is a nice tune with him, enjoy!
More Info @ Official site or @ MySpace
Upplagd av Stones kl. 11:40 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Dragonforce was in town at Tyrol in Stockholm.
A fast speded..in my ears, power metal music.
I really got hoocked on the Coke drinking gitar man Herman Li, he is awesome on the gitar damn damn :) I though i didnt see them to much as i acted as a security in the ditch at the time...but I heard em I heard em.. This isnt my normally cup of tea
but i enjoyed it pretty much.
The singer took a 13 year old boy up..he looked so young, if i didnt know the age limit was 13 i would say he was 9 at the most. Anyway..this lill´boy was taken up and the singer runned around with him on stage, pretty awesome experience for that fan :)
The gitar guys had a great gitar tech guy that I last saw at the gig with Dio and b4 that on Dimmu Borgir, he treated those gitars as if they were his baby.
Enoughf of myu bullshite..here they are..