Saturday, October 31, 2009

Juliette Lewis - Hardly Wait



Juliette Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading a group called Juliette and the Licks until 2009. After splitting with the Licks (Juliette announced the band was at the "end of its run." Explaining that she needed a change to grow as an artist), Juliette formed a new band called The New Romantiques, with whom she has recorded a new album entitled Terra Incognita. She had great success with the Licks by means of tunes as "You're Speaking My Language" and "Hot Kiss". Juliette also did a cover of PJ Harvey's "Hardly Wait" and "Rid of Me" in the film Strange Days before forming Juliette and the Licks. The band broke up in 2009. Juliette is out touring as you read this, tonight she will perform at Berns/Stockholm and will continue thru Europe, she the tour plan below.



Got her latest album the other day, it's produced by The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez Lopez, it's a record with great variety and a rockish atmosphere. Juliette Lewis is not the best female singer, but she is a hell of a performer live and a thru festival act and she also is a terrific actress. “Hard Lovin’ Woman” is great blues rocking tune and "Fantasy Bar" power pop tune with Debbie Harry influences. In total i do like this.

Todays tune is taken from the movie "Strange Days" where she is performing the PJ Harvey's tune "Hardly Wait" Enjoy!



Here is a better version of the tune, but no movie.





Juliette Lewis on tour
31 okt - Berns Stockholms, Stockholms län
01 nov - Pumpehuset Copenhagen
03 nov - Grunspan Hamburg, Hamburg
04 nov - Kesselhaus Berlin
06 nov - Palace Acropolis Prague
08 nov - Gasometer Vienna
09 nov - Muffathalle, Munich
11 nov - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
12 nov - Gloria, Koln
14 nov - Metropole Hall- Metropop Festival Lausanne
15 nov - Kaufleuten, Zurich, Zurich
18 nov - Paradiso, Amsterdan, Noord-Holland
19 nov - Zeche, Bochum
20 nov - Posthof Linz
21 nov - Magazzine Generali, Milano
23 nov - Alhambra, Paris
25 nov - Heineken, Madrid
26 nov - Itzela, Oiartzun
27 nov - Apolo, Barcelona
01 dec - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
05 dec - Boom Taksirat Fastival, Skopje

More info @ Juliette's MySpace

Friday, October 30, 2009

Rise Against - Hero Of War




Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. Their current lineup consists of Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Zach Blair (guitar), all of whom are straight edge (excluding Barnes) PETA supporters and strict vegetarians/vegans. The have made 5 albums so far and "Appeal to Reason" is Rise Against's (their latest) highest charting album so far. Tonight Rise Against will play at Arenan/Stockholm, unfortunately i can't attend at this event, but you can't be everywere, right. Im sure this will be a great evening with some nice music.

The tune of the day is "Hero Of War", which is about an Iraq War Veteran looking back on his war experiences. enjoy!

Rise Against - Hero Of War



More info @ Rise Againsts Official Website or Rise Against at MySpace



Other dates on their tour.

30 okt - Arenan, Stockholm
31 okt - Vega, Copenhagen
02 nov - X-TRA Club Zurich
03 nov - Musicdrome, Milan
04 nov - Estragon, Bologna
06 nov - Roxy, Prague
07 nov - Thureringen Halle, Erfurt
08 nov - Stadthalle, Offenbach
10 nov - Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf
11 nov - Pier 2, Bremen
13 nov - Razzmatazz, Barcelona
14 nov - La Riviera, Madrid
17 nov - Barrowlands Glasgow, Scotland
18 nov - Academy, Newcaslte
19 nov - Apollo, Manchester
21 nov - Brixton, London
22 nov - Great Hall, Cardif
04 dec - The National Richmond, Virginia
05 dec - The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
06 dec - 97x Next Big Thing - Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida
18 dec - Metro, Chicago, Illinois
15 jan - Big Day Out Festival - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
17 jan - Big Day Out Festival - Parklands Gold Coast, Australian Capital Territory
22 jan - Big Day Out Festival - Showground, Sydney
26 jan - Big Day Out Festival - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
29 jan - Big Day Out Festival - Showground, Adelaide
31 jan - Big Day Out Festival - Claremont Showground, Perth

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Miike Snow - Animal



Miike Snow is a Swedish band, who formed in 2007. The band consists of singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt, and the producing team of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodshy & Avant. The duo have worked with a number of high-profile artists, including Britney Spears, Madonna, Ms. Dynamite, Christina Milian, Girls' Generation, Kelis, Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Lopez.



First time i heard Miike Snow was during the Popaganda festival, it was a intressting moment of music, but somehow i manage to forget it during the days, not long ago i heard them again but it wasnt the same as i heard first time, i recon the lyrics but not the music, but hey it sounded cool. I had to find out what it was and i start to dig and i found out that it was a remix by Mark Ronson. The tune exist as a bonus on the album. It has a nice reggae feeling with cool beats and with melody and lyrics that gets stuck in your head.

Todays tune is Miike Snow with Animal (Mark Ronson Remix) Also have the orginal version below, Enjoy!

"Animal" was played in an episode of the American Tv-series "Gossip Girl" during the fall of 2009.



Orginal version - Later Live With Jools Holland (October 20th, 2009).



More info @ Miike Snow on MySpace Page

Listen at Miike Snow – Animal - Mark Ronson Remix on Spotify

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lars Winnerbäck - Jag Får Liksom Ingen Ordning



Lars Winnerbäck (born October 19, 1975), is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He was born in Stockholm, but spent his childhood in Linköping, where he attended Katedralskolan. He moved back to Stockholm in 1996, the same year he released his first album, Dans med svåra steg. He is now one of Sweden's most popular artists.
At the 21st of September did he released his 9th album "Tänk om jag ångrar mig, och sen ångrar mig igen"
Lars is just on the way to take off for a tour in Scandinavia, see the dates below, did a fast visit to his production rehearsal a few days ago and it looks really nice, stage is big with loads of lights in a great way with a nice backdrop, you won't be disappointed.



Todays tune is his latest single "Jag Får Liksom Ingen Ordning" enjoy!



More info @ Lars Winnerbäcks Official Website in Swedish

2009-10-30 Göteborg,Lisebergshallen
2009-10-31 Göteborg,Lisebergshallen

2009-11-01 Göteborg,Lisebergshallen
2009-11-03 Skövde, Arena Skövde
2009-11-04 Karlstad,Löfbergs Lila Arena
2009-11-05 Stockholm, Annexet
2009-11-06 Stockholm, Annexet
2009-11-07 Stockholm, Annexet
2009-11-08 Stockholm, Annexet
2009-11-10 Arendal (N), Arendal Kulturhus
2009-11-11 Larvik (N), Bölgen Kulturhus
2009-11-12 Oslo (N), Oslo Spektrum
2009-11-13 Tönsberg (N), Eikhallen
2009-11-14 Bergen (N), Peer Gynt-Grieghallen
2009-11-18 Uddevalla, Agnebergshallen
2009-11-19 Borås, Boråshallen
2009-11-20 Malmö, Baltiska Hallen
2009-11-21 Kristianstad,Idrottshallen
2009-11-22 Karlskrona, Telenor Arena
2009-11-25 Luleå, Coop Arena
2009-11-26 Umeå, Gammliahallen
2009-11-27 Örnsköldvik, Swedbank Arena
2009-11-28 Trondheim (N), Trondheim Spektrum
2009-11-29 Östersund, Z-hallen

2009-12-02 Västerås, Bombardier Arena
2009-12-03 Uppsala, Fyrishov
2009-12-04 Leksand, Ejendals Arena
2009-12-05 Gävle, Läkerol Arena
2009-12-06 Sundsvall, Sporthallen
2009-12-08 Växjö, Teleborgshallen
2009-12-09 Jönköping, Kinnarps Arena
2009-12-10 Linköping, Cloetta Center
2009-12-11 Linköping, Cloetta Center
2009-12-12 Örebro, Conventum Arena

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Suicide - Ghost Rider


Suicide is an American synthpunk music duo intermittently active since 1971 and composed of vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines. Listening to their self-titled 1977 debut from the vantage point of late 2002, it's all so obvious: the synthpop, techno, and industrial dance sounds of the '80s and '90s, and now the new New Wave of electroclash, all gesture back to that foundational album." You could say that they invented modern day synth-pop.



Suicide took their name from the title of a Ghost Rider comic book titled Satan Suicide, a favourite comic book of Alan Vega.

Todays tune "Ghost Rider" is taken from "Suicides first album aka 1977" the tune has been covered by R.E.M., The Horrors, The Gories, Rollins Band, The Sisters of Mercy, Merzbow and The Young Gods, and was featured in a Brazilian deodorant commercial in 2005.



More info @ Martin Rev Official Site or @ Alan Vega Official Site

Spotify link for Ghost Rider

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wolfmother - New Moon Rising


Wolfmother the Aussie hard rock band is back with a new album.
Friday was the offical day for the release of "Wolfmother's" new album "Cosmic Egg" the band is offering their entire album as a stream on their myspace profile now, so take a peak and listen, i have been listening to it for a few days now. And what i can tell from my point of view is that the band "Headman" Andrew Stockdale is doing a marvelous work with the writing and the musical composing of the "Cosmic Egg" together with his new band mates, The title of the album comes from a position in yoga described by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale as "like the fetal pose.

From the first banging riff to the last all with fantastic lyrics and great groove through the hole album so the conclusion of this is that this is a great follow up record. Cosmic Egg is a album that i do recomend for all rockers who like this sound to buy!

The 1st of February 2010 is a gig planned at Berns in Stockholm, see you there :)

Todays tune is New Moon Rising from Cosmic Egg, enjoy this rock piece.



More info @ Wolfmother's Official Website or Wolfmother at MySpace

Canadian radio station The Edge revealed, according to an interview with lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, that the song "was inspired by some very odd encounters he had after work," quoting him as saying the following:

“When I'd drive home, like at the end of the night, I'd see all these like native animals that I'd never seen in my entire life. Like, I was driving along and in the middle of the road was this four-foot-high koala. And I've never seen a koala! Another night I saw an animal with spikes all over it. So it was kind of bizarre, like, around the time of "New Moon Rising," I saw a lot of, like, wildlife that people even in that town said they'd never seen their whole life"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Muse - Uprising



Muse is a British alternative rock band that formed in Teignmouth, Devon in 1994. Since its inception, the band has comprised vocalist, guitarist and pianist Matthew Bellamy; bassist and backing vocalist Christopher Wolstenholme; and drummer Dominic Howard. Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances and their fusion of many music genres, including progressive rock, classical music and electronica. Muse have released five studio albums – Showbiz (1999); Origin of Symmetry (2001); Absolution (2003); Black Holes and Revelations (2006) and The Resistance (2009).

Saturday was a Muse day here in Stockholm Sweden, Muse was playing at a sold out Hovet and did a marvelous gig.
And it was a very interesting day, second show on the tour so not everything was smooth and well organized as many other well oiled tour are, they arrived with 15-16 trucks (can't remember the exact number) and with many well know truck drivers that i have bumped into over the years. Also some of the crew was well know, so the Muse team was nice. I did mostly work for Lizzy and Paul, so they kept me busy for the hole saturday, nice guys indeed. Also had a chance to shoot so pictures during the day as u can see below, the live shoots is done by Thetania.
The opening act The horrors was not as i thought they might be, looked them up on the net before and they sounded ok, but they couldn't deliver live as i hoped they would do, might been a bad day for them.
Muse surely could act, a marvelous show with amazing lightning, well sounded and a nice set list :) Muse is a band that like to mix diffrent style to make their own, alot of Queen music with electronica and harder rock riffs, kinda cool.






Todays tune is the album's first single, "Uprising", was released on 7 September 2009.



More info @ Muse's Official Website

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Katatonia - Deliberation


Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm, at the moment is Katatonia out touring with Porcupine Tree.



Night Is The New Day is Katatonia's upcoming eighth full-length album, to be released on 2 November 2009 in Europe and 10 November 2009 in North America through Peaceville Records. 13 tracks were recorded, 12 of which made it onto the record.
The band describes the material as "our most varied, diverse and possibly strongest shit all together on one and the same album." The song "Day & Then The Shade" has been selected as the first single. The single will be released in late October, with a video to follow. And Tune Of The Day will of course keep an eye open for that tune.

Todays tune is taken from "The Great Cold Distance" and it's called "Deliberation"
Enjoy!



More info @ Katatonia's Official Website or @ Katatonia at MySpace

Friday, October 23, 2009

Porcupine Tree - Time Flies






Porcupine Tree is a rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.
Frequently associated with both psychedelic rock and progressive rock, their sound engineer told me that Porcupine Tree is a mix between Tool and Pink Floyd witch is very accurate.



On September 15, Porcupine Tree released their newest album, The Incident, and are currently on tour for the remainder of the year. And a few days ago the entered the stage at Arenan/Stockholm for a show together with Swedish Katatonia. The crew was nice asusal, but in my opinion they had to much stuff for this venue :) everything went fine, even if the band/crew was 2½ hrs late. The gear on stage was put out on a exact position, carpet was rolled out so one in the crew got the nice job to be the hover man :), loads of gaffa were used to be able to keep the carpet and the wires on place.
To bad that I got ill this evening so I didn’t see the show only the sound check, but that sounded nice.

So todays tune is the single from the latest album, enjoy!




More info @ Porcupine Tree Official Website

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Massive Attack - Teardrop



Saturday night they came to Stockholm, Annexet.
Did a great gig and their supportband was a girl named Martina,
a super singing girl with a long red dress, I was pretty impressed over her sampling of her own voice live.. great! She also sang in the band later on.

Massive Attack are a British music duo from Bristol, UK,
considered to be progenitors of a genre referred to as trip hop,
that assemble a collective of various favoured
session musicians and guest vocalists with
whom they make records and tour live.

Originally, DJ's Grantley "Grant" Marshall (Daddy G or "G"),
Andrew "Andy" Vowles (Mushroom or "Mush")
and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (3D or "D")
met as members of The Wild Bunch, one of the first
homegrown soundsystems in Britain and a dominant and
eclectic force on the 1980s Bristolian club scene.
Starting out as a spin-off production trio in 1988,
with their independently-released song, "Any Love",
sung by falsetto-voiced singer-songwriter Carlton McCarthy.

They gonna let out a new album in 2010 named "LP5"

Enjoy people!

Cheers, Thetania

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Engel - Sense The Fire


Engel is a Swedish metal band, formed by Niclas Engelin & Marcus Sunesson who wanted to make some more creative with musical influences that had inspired them as musicians and keeping the strong Metal feel that had come out of their home town.

Niclas is already well known as a musician as a fromer member of Gardenian & Passenger as well as being a more than able deputy to In Flames. Marcus also well known and much greatly admired musician who had spent time in The Crown and The Haunted. Along side these two outstanding musicians are vocalist Mangan Klavborn from the renowned Swedish band Headplate, drummer Mojjo of The Project Hate & finally bassist Steve Drennan formerly of Locus & Amon Amarths touring bass player.



I bumped into Steve this weekend when he was working as a tech for Amon Amarth, a very sympathetic fellow and very easy to work with and nice to talk to, got some nice stories :) Engel is going to feature as the main support for Paradise Lost in Holland and Belgium and we will also return in late November for some of the special Scandinavian shows along with Samael.
I hope they also will do the gig in Stockholm. Check the dates below.

So todays tune in the middle of all Live stuff thats going on atm is Steve Drennan, my new friend and his Engel with their new video/single "Sense the Fire" which is set to bring the band a greater recognition and much air play on the radio. I wish them all the luck! Enjoy.

Lineup
Mangan Klavborn - Vocals; Niclas Engelin - Guitars; Marcus Sunesson - Guitars; Steve Drennan - Bass; Mojjo - Drums




More info @ Engel Offical Website Or Engel @ MySpace

Tour with Paradise Lost and Samael.

30.10.2009 - UK - Glasgow - King Tut's
01.11.2009 - UK - Newcastle - Academy
02.11.2009 - UK - Manchester - Academy
03.11.2009 - UK - London - Academy
04.11.2009 - UK - Sheffield - Academy
05.11.2009 - UK - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun
07.11.2009 - NL - Enschede - Atak
08.11.2009 - BEL - Vosselaar - Biebob
10.11.2009 - NL - Utrecht - Tivoli
26.11.2009 - N - Oslo - John Dee
28.11.2009 - SWE - Gothenburg - Brew House
29.11.2009 - SWE - Malmö - KB

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Evile - Thrasher


Evile are a thrash metal band from Huddersfield, United Kingdom. And was the 3:rd act traveling with Amon Amarth and Entombed but have to cancel the rest of the tour as they had a terrible lost of one member, the bass player Mike Alexander, on the 6th of October when he died the previous day while the band were on tour in Luleå, Sweden after being rushed to hospital.
Evile's sound is primarily influenced by classic thrash metal, citing bands such as Metallica, Sepultura, Slayer and Annihilator among others. You can hear that they still master the art of the 80's trash metal style even if the band is from 2004. Evile have released 2 albums, Enter the Grave, 2007 and Infected Nations 2009.

Evile consist of following members :

Matt Drake - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Ol Drake - Lead guitar
Mike Alexander - Bass guitar
Ben Carter - Drums



Todays tune is to honor Evile and Mike Alexander, "Thrasher" is taken from their debut record "Enter The Grave".



Thrasher" is featured as a downloadable track for the music video game series Rock Band, where it's considered to be one of the hardest songs on guitar and bass.

More info @ Evile's Official Website or Evile at Myspace

Monday, October 19, 2009

Amon Amarth - Guardians Of Asgaard


Amon Amarth is a Viking-themed melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1988 as Scum and changed the name to Amon Amarth when Johan Hegg joined the band, the band is named after an alternative name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. And so far he band has released seven studio albums.
Amon Amarth consists of Johan Hegg − vocals, Johan Söderberg − guitar, Olavi Mikkonen − guitar, Ted Lundström − bass and Fredrik Andersson − drums. Amon Amarth played at Arenan two days ago with Entombed. Amon did a great gig with their melodic death metal, the show included plenty of fire flames and it was great to see the timings of it. The Crew was nice, consisted of mostly germans. A funny thing that happen behind the scene was when Amon Amarth was going to play a tune to honer Entombed and invited LG to team up on the vocal part, LG stood next to the stage and wanted to have some water, grabbed a bottle on the fly and took a sip when he notice that the bottle didn't content water as expected it was the fuel for the firebar :) You should have seen his face. Well he entered the stage and did a hell of a part on the tune.
Another interesting thing was that their guitar tech "Steve" is playing in a nice industrial metal band called "Engel" and a tune from them will come soonish on Tune Of The Day.
Here is some picture from the show.






So enjoy this tune!



More info @ Amon Amarth's Official Website or Amon Amarth at MySpace
Listen to it on Spotify

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Entombed - Damn Deal Done



Entombed is a Swedish death metal band which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include hardcore punk and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as death 'n' roll.

Yesterday did Entombed open up for Amon Amarth at Arenan/Stockholm on the European tour together with Evile, a UK Trash band. Sadly, just a few days into their tour, Evile's Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Lulea, Sweden. RIP Mike. So the setup in Stockholm was with out Evile, to bad, i was looking forward to see them live.

Entombed delivered their metal as they usually do, LG was in top condition but with the classic flue, that you get around these years in Scandinavia. Entombed played tunes as Chief Rebel Angel, Wolverine blues, Serpent Saints, When in sodom, Eyemaster, Stranger Aeons, Damn deal done and Left hand path. It was a great gig and i was a pleasure to work with these guys, got some time off during the gig so i was able to shoot some pictures. But this is a busy weekend with alots of gigs and i mean alot. Just going to finish this up and jump into my car and off to Globen Area where Massive Attack is playing tonight.
And for tomorrow on the tune of the day i will continue on yesterdays gig at Arenan. But here is one picture at least from Entombed yesterday.



Todays tune "Damm Deal Done" is taken from the fourth album "DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth", released in 1997. DCLXVI is 666 in Roman numerals.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Air - So Light Is Her Footfall


Air is a French electronic pop duo, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. The name AIR is a backronym for Amour, Imagination, Rêve which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream. Air just released "Love 2" and is the sixth studio album so far. The album was released last week. The new album is soft and nice electronica by Air, you can liten to the album on Air's MySpace page or on Spotify.

Enjoy todays tune "So Light Is Her Footfall" from Love2



AIR - Europe Tour
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November
26 - Aahrus - Denmark - Vox Hall
27 - Copenhagen - Denmark - Vega
28 - Oslo - Norway - Sentrum Scene
29 - Stockholm - Sweden - Berns
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December
01 - Helsinki - Finland - Cable Factory: www.Lippu.fi & www.Tiketti.fi
03 - Moscou - Russia - B1
05 - St Petersburg - Russia - MKK
07 - Tallinn - Estonia - Rock Café
08 - Riga - Lettonia - Dream Factory
09 - Vilnius - Lithuania - Vilnius Theatre Arena
10 - Warsaw - Poland - Arena Ursynow
12 - Prague - Czech Rep. - Sasazu Club
13 - Budapest - Hungary - Petofi Czarnok
14 - Ljubljana - Slovénia - Hala Tivoli
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January
08 - Nantes - France - Le Lieu unique
09 - Saint Lô - France - Le Normandy
11 - Paris - France - Le Casino de Paris
12 - Paris - France - Le Casino de Paris


More info @ Band's official website Or MySpace

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Bear Quartet - The Plain No



Today is The Bear Quartet day, the band is playing at Debaser Stockholm, so if you don't have anything to do, get over there.
The Bear Quartet is an indie rock group from Luleå, Sweden. Formed in 1989. The Bear Quartet are Mattias Alkberg on vocals and guitar, Jari Haapalainen on guitar, Peter Nuottaniemi on bass guitar, Jejo Perkovic on drums and Carl Olsson on keyboards. Peter and Mattias write the lyrics, while Mattias, Jari and Carl write the music.

The name The Bear Quartet is taken from Klas Östergren's novel Gentlemen. The album titles follow an interesting naming scheme: every title is two words, of which the first ends with a "y". And the latest album 89 (Eighty-nine) is an interesting journey thru music a very good record from this band. Todays theme on the BQ gig at Debaser will be the new record, Was listening to their soundcheck and it sounded very good and it would be nice to see the gig, but not today, working early tomorrow. Was able to get a picture before i left.




Todays tune is "The Plain No" from the record "Gay Icon" (2001), would like to add a new tune but coulnt find any good clip so i guess i have to add one later but this tune is good enough, Enjoy!




More info @ The Bear Quartet's Official Site

Listen to the todays tune "The Plain No" on Spotify
Listen to the new record with The Bear Quartet – 89 on Spotify

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nickelback - Burn It To The Ground



Nickelback is a Canadian rock band from Hanna, Alberta, formed in 1995. Founded by members Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and then-drummer Brandon Kroeger. Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold 30 million records worldwide. Its name originates from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his Starbucks job, he would frequently say, "Here's your nickel back". The band is signed to EMI in Canada and Roadrunner Records for the rest of the world. In July 2008, the band signed with Live Nation for three touring and album cycles, with an option for a fourth cycle. The contract includes recordings, touring, merchandise and other rights.



"Burn It to the Ground" is the fourth single (fifth single in Canada after I'd Come for You) released off Nickelback's sixth studio album Dark Horse. It is featured on the soundtrack for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and can be heard in the background during a party scene, in the film. On this ode to getting drunk, and "burning it to the ground," frontman Chad Kroeger sings about drinking "everything in sight." The song is a Def Leppard-style arena anthem, and one that Nickelback are currently performing on their Dark Horse World Tour, where Kroeger usually begins the song by saying "this song is the theme song of my life." And in the beginning of next year they will come to Europe for a few gigs and hopefully they will make a stop in Sweden.

Enjoy!

Nickelback - BURN IT TO THE GROUND from Nickelback on Vimeo.



More info @ Nickelback's Official Website

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Seasick Steve - Cut My Wings


Seasick Steve an old friend on Tune Of The Day, Steve is on the way to release a new album "Man From Another Time" on October 19. I have been listning to it on his MySpace and its sounding great, nice swamp blues. A little more laid back and thought thru album. I really like his way to bend his strings and how he is making his tunes, its with a great feeling and its well done, this is a record that i need to get, thats for sure.
So if you like him, check up his MySpace for a taste.
During this release there is a opportunity to get hands on a nice bundle package of his latest thing.
Check the Stevie shop on seasicksteve.com you'll see that in addition to the exclusive website version of the album itself, with 2 bonus tracks and a fold-out poster of the full artwork, we've put together a limited edition 'bundle' which will include the website version of the album itself, plus a 12" gatefold vinyl album, 12" print of the artwork, sew-on patch, t-shirt, and tote bag!! And when you are on to it already, sign up for his mailing list and you will get three live tracks, is that a killer or what!!



About Seasick Steve name, well..."because it's just true: He always get seasick." When he was ill on a cruise in Norway, later in his life, a friend began playfully using the name and it stuck.

Seasick Steve currently live in Norway and the UK and has three grown-up sons.
One of his sons, Didrik, is an illustrator who designed the artwork and website of the "I Started Out With Nothin and i Still Got Most of it Left" album. His youngest son, Paul Martin Wold, played drums on Dog House Music and first made a guest appearance with him on percussion/drums at the Astoria in January, 2008 and has since performed with Seasick Steve frequently, playing washboard, shakers, tambourine, floor tom and occasionally guitar. He also works as Steve's guitar-tech. Paul Martin Wold, aka Wishful Thinking will be releasing his debut album 'A Waste of Time Well Spent' on November 2, 2009 and will showcase a selection from the album whilst touring the UK with Seasick Steve.

Todays tune is taken from his 2:nd album "Dog House Music". Im sure more will come as soon as the new record is out, in the mean time enjoy this tune!



More info @
Seasick Steve's Official Website or his Official MySpace

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Green Day - Know Your Enemy


Green Day came to Sweden , Stockholm on saturday and
playd for a very full The Ericsson Globe.

On saturday they shopped, doing some studio work
and paid a visit at Sturehof.
Then on Sunday they did a very happy and energic gig.
With a lots of pyro!



Green Day is an American rock trio formed in 1987.
Todays members are:
Billie Joe Armstrong – lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitars (1987–present)
Mike Dirnt – bass, backing vocals (1987–present)
Tré Cool – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1990–present)
with
Jason White – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals (1999–present)
Jason Freese – keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, trombone, saxophone, accordion, backing vocals (2003–present)
Jeff Matika – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2009–present)


Green Day has sold over 22 million records in the United States.
They have won three Grammy Awards;
Best Alternative Album for Dookie,
Best Rock Album for American Idiot,
and Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams".

The band also joined the lineups of both the
Lollapalooza festival and Woodstock 1994,
where they started an infamous mud fight.
During the concert, a security guard mistook
bassist Mike Dirnt for a stage-invading fan and
punched out some of his teeth.
Viewed by millions via pay-per-view television,
the Woodstock 1994 performance further aided Green Day's
growing publicity and recognition,
and helped push its album to eventual diamond status.

Here is a Tune from their latest album "21st Century Breakdown"
(the 8th studio album)

Cheers, Thetania

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way


Fleetwood Mac was in town!
Boy was that a nostalgic trip!!

Even if the band enjoyed more modest success in the
intervening period between 1971 and 1974, it was a big thrill!

Fleetwood Mac is
Lindsey Buckingham
Mick Fleetwood
John McVie
Stevie Nicks

I saw some sad articles about em after but F**K The Duck
This was good! Their songs still holds!
I was very amazed over that Lindseys gitarr solo....AWESOME!
Although Stevie Nicks was a bit stiff but hey, she is 61 year old.
AWESOME :)

They had 6 screens thats called led wall, (light-emitting diode wall)
That were attached in each corner so they can slide
down up and on the side etc..
These were behind and above them,
one can sadly not see em so good in this video.

Fleetwood Mac are a British rock band formed in 1967
which have experienced a high turnover of personnel
and varied levels of success.

Much drama surrounded the band, The marrige between
the first girl that sang for Fleetwood Mac Christine McVie
and the bass player John McVie.
And also Lindsey and Stevie had a romantic relationship
that also ended under the same year 1976, even Mick was
divorcing his wife Jenny, this was a hard time for Fleetwood Mac.

Pressure was put on Fleetwood Mac to release a successful
follow-up album, which, when combined with its new-found wealth,
led to creative and personal tensions,
fuelled by large amounts of drug and alcohol consumption.

So its quite a thing that the band its still alive and rocking!
Think they broke up 1995 but reformed in March of 1997.
In 1998 Christine McVie left the band.

But even then THEY CONTINUED...Amazing..

The group did 17 studio albums and around 6 live one´s

Damn Im talking here...

The video Im showing to u have a e-mail on it, ignore it if u want :)
It was the best sound and lights on that one, so excuse me !

Ill give you Go my own way that comes from the album that they
did under the hard and dramatic period I told u about
and its name is "Rumours"

Enjoy Ladys and Gentlemen`

Peace, Thetania


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood



Stevie Ray Vaughan (born Stephen Ray Vaughan; October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Texas Flood is an electric blues album released in 1983. Although "Texas Flood" has three verses of lyrics, the song is more of a long guitar solo, allowing Vaughan to show off his characteristic electric blues style. More popular than any blues album in nearly twenty years, Texas Flood was a surprise success for Vaughan. The album was recorded in only three days, at Jackson Browne's personal recording studio, in 1982 since the band had been playing many live sets beforehand.



Enjoy this Long version of the great Texas Flood.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Europe - Start From The Dark


I just have to show u some more Europe.
This is a totally blowout for me as I have always been into
hard rock as Sabbath and Led Zeppelin as a youngster and now
even harder stuff.
Europe has always been a bit "not hard enough"

Then Europe released "Start from the dark"....
I heard them on the radio and just runned
and bought it and even BOUGHT a ticket to their concert in
Hovet (I rarely buy as work with concerts).
But I couldnt miss it...Sitting there and damn even "Final Countdown"
was a thrill.. I was amazed!
Got gose bums when the sound battered,
and the whole Hovet continue to sang the song for about 3 minutes.

NEWS!!!!!
Europe have a gig here in Stockholm at the 28th of December 2009.
Im gonna work thats for sure :D

Ah well here is the the song with the same name!

DIG IT!

Love, Thetania



Friday, October 9, 2009

Alice In Chains - Check My Brain



Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and vocalist Layne Staley. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.
Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity due to Layne Staley's problems with substance abuse, culminating in his death in 2002. They reunited in 2005 with new lead vocalist William DuVall and released Black Gives Way to Blue, their first studio album in 14 years, on September 29, 2009.
So how does this new album sound like?
Even if replacing Staley is not the easiest way to do and it needs some guts to make it real and also to keep the status and be able to make any success with the upgrade of a already existing trademark.



New singer William DuVall – a hardcore singer from Atlanta, Georgia and has a voice and a way to sing that is almost the same as Staley.
The new album is truly deliver the trademark of Alice In Chains,
tunes as the single Check My Brain has the great melodic sound with great riffs and a chorus that you could build a supermarket on.
The title track is a touching ballad with guest appearance by Elton John and it's a tribute to Layne Staley, or the tune A Looking In View with the Psychedelic touch of Pop with real heavy guitar riffs almost that Cantrell is have been dreaming of Tony Iommi.


The fact that Alice in Chains still sound like Alice in Chains means that Staley’s tainted talent will never be forgotten, Black Gives Way to Blue is an overwhelming great album and its highly recommended.


Check My Brain

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