Thursday, December 31, 2009

Van Morrison - Celtic New Year





To end this year and summon up all the good music that has been released, all good concerts and all other good stuff that has happened, i do think this was a pretty decent year. Was thinking to do a top list of all the good stuff that has been passed thru the year, but we well see about that if i do something about it.

Anyway, we that provide you all with the tunes everyday, mostly built on daily events witch can be interested for some to follow.
We thank you all for this year and we will be back next year for more music and events.




HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!

We round up this year with Van Morrison and the tune "Celtic New Year" and its taken from the album "Magic Time" and is the thirty-first album by Van Morrison, released on May 17, 2005.

Enjoy!



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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Europe - The Beast


Finally they arrived at Hovet, Stockholm.
With them they had Crusified Barbara and Aggressive Chill
Both of em is from Sweden and Barbara is from the town I live in
Tyresö YaY!

This was a very energic and fantasic show.

Europes crew members was adorable!!
I was specially amazed of the lightning show!

John Norum play´d so hard his gitar coord slipped out several times.
It sounded so good!

Me...the Hard Hard rocker was standing there and got goose bumps
and listened almost on the whole concert which isnt that usual
when it comes to us stagehands, as one see so much concerts and
get blasé....Well I wasent blasé I rocked the whole concert!!!!

As i took almost all good songs Ill take a song from their new album
"Last look at eden" "The Beast"
Couldnt find a video to it but i got some video shots and some pics
Video filmed by members of Europe the band and their crew
whilst touring Germany, November 2009

Enjoy Dudes and Dudettes,
Thetania

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Aggressive Chill - Insomnia



Aggressive Chill is a Swedish metal band, formed in 2003. They released their debut in 2008 and in 2009 their second album "Destination 7734" They have been out touring with Mustasch.
The band members are Mikael "Willy" Wilhelmsson, Robert Ottoson, Jonas Kronberg and Krille Kellerman.
Yesterday they was the first opening band for Europe and did pretty well.

Todays tune is the First Single from Aggressive Chills Second Album "Destination 7734"



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Monday, December 28, 2009

Crucified Barbara - Jennyfer





Crucified Barbara is a Swedish all-female metal band, formed in Stockholm in 1998. Their music may best be described as a cross between heavy metal, Thrash metal and rock'n'roll. Today they will open up for Europe at Hovet in Stockholm.




Crucified Barbara's sophomore album, Til Death Do Us Party, was released in Scandinavia on 11 February, 2009. It was produced in part by Mats Levén (known for producing albums by Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, and Therion, among other bands within that genre.

Todays tune "Jennyfer" is taken from thier new album. Its a duet with the album producer Mats Levén.

First video is "Live Tarbes La Gespe 28/11/2009"



Second video is "Live in Eskilstuna Aug 28 2009"



Third video is a still version, but with full audio.



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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monster Magnet - Dead Christmas


Alright X-Mas is definitely over for this year.
I eat loads of good food and candy...Oha




So I gather we do FINNISH here :D

Monster Magnet - Dead Christmas out with the
last Christmas tune for this year,
enjoy!

Cheeeeeers, Thetania



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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tom Waits - Chritmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis



Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice and he is well reckon for it. A very good description was made by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."



Todays Holiday Tune Of The Day is "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis", a really wonderful tune, Tom at his high class, watch the video below, its great with a Silent Night intro. Originally on Waits' "Blue Valentine" album.



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Friday, December 25, 2009

Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa




It's a Bob Dylan Christmas - and it's definitely unique. But it's a classic tune, with a classic man even if this feels a little bizarre, but what the heck its Christmas :)

Todays tune is Bob Dylan's song 'Must Be Santa' directed by Nash Edgerton. The song is taken from his latest album "Christmas in the Heart" It's his 34th studio album and first Christmas album, wonder why he waited so long for this. All of the proceeds from the album are donated to charities.



Enjoy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jethro Tull - A Christmas Song



The Jethro Tull Christmas Album is an album released by Jethro Tull on September 30, 2003. The songs are a mix of new material, re-recordings of Tull's own suitably-themed material and arrangements of traditional Christmas music.

Todays tune for Christmas Eve is "A Christmas Song" with Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson, Enjoy!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Once in Royal David's City stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby.
You'd do well to remember the things He later said.
When you're stuffing yourselves at the Christmas parties,
you'll laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You're missing the point I'm sure does not need making;
that Christmas spirit is not what you drink.

So how can you laugh when your own mother's hungry
and how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I messed up your thoughtless pleasures,
remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song.



Ian Anderson live 2003 with Jethro Tull's "A Christmas Song" - ("Hey, Santa, pass us that bottle, will you?")

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Hives & Cyndi Lauper - A Christmas Duel



"A Christmas Duel" is a special Christmas duet recorded by the Swedish rock band The Hives and American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper. It was made available as a download-only single on November 19, 2008. The song juxtaposes sweet music with nasty lyrics. As for how the collaboration took place "We came up with the song and we figured it was a duet, and we'd always hoped to do a duet with Cyndi Lauper."
"A Christmas Duel" also appears on NO HO HO: Alternative Christmas Holiday Anthems released on November 10, 2009



As you probably already figure it out is that "Tune of the day" no goes Christmas, the upcoming days we will focus on some great Christmas tunes and this is the first one, Enjoy!



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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Django Reinhardt - J'attendrai Swing


Jean "Django" Reinhardt; 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Gypsy jazz guitarist.

One of the first prominent European jazz musicians, Reinhardt remains one of the most renowned jazz guitarists. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he cofounded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz." Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become jazz standards, including "Minor Swing", "Tears", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42" and "Nuages" (French for "Clouds").

Todays tune is a old one, 1939 is the date, i think this is one of the oldest tune that has been published on the tune of the day. It was very tricky to find any moving fotages on Django, would like to add one of his most popular tunes like "Tears" or "Minor Swing" but this is good aswell, enjoy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Sounds - Beatbox



The Sounds is a Swedish New Wave band from Helsingborg. The Sounds have been busy lately with touring around Europe. And soon they will do some shows in Sweden.
Todays tune is their second and latest single from the third studio album "Crossing The Rubicon" It's directed by Manuel Concha /Concha Films. Enjoy!



More info @ The Sounds Official Website or @ The Sounds at MySpace

Check up a previous post by The Sounds
The Sounds - No One Sleeps When Im Awake

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hellfueled - Midnight Lady


This band singer reminds me a bit of Ozzy....

This is a Swedish band from Huskvarna, started back in 1998.
The band existed in this form under names as "Below" and "Firebug", (which they both had to change because of lawsuit-threats from American bands with the same names), until 1999 when they came up with the bands final name - HELLFUELED!

They play in Gothenburg tonight and on the 31st they play in a small
town called Jönköping.

This tune is from an ep released in dec 2004.

Enjoy,

Thetania


Hellfueled - Midnight Lady Video

Jocke Lundgren™ Hellfueled | MySpace Music Videos


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Delain - April Rain





Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band. The band was founded by the ex-keyboardist of Within Temptation, Martijn Westerholt. He left Within Temptation in 2001 when he suffered from Pfeiffer's disease. He started Delain in 2002.
They have been out touring with Sonata Artica and Winterstorm and visit Sweden a few days back. The Band was pretty good, have only heard the single but nothing more...a nice mix of symphonic powermetal with female vocal. Got some picture taken during the show, see below.

Members are:
Charlotte Wessels
Martijn Westerholt
Rob van der Loo
Sander Zoer
Ewout Pieters







Todays tune is the title track and the first single form their latest album "April Rain", relesed March 30, 2009, It consists of the whole band playing on a bridge during a storm, and a cloaked figure walking across the bridge. The cloaked figure in the end is revealed to be Delain's lead singer, Charlotte Wessels. The music video was recorded in Serbia. Enjoy!



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Friday, December 18, 2009

Sonata Arctica - Flag In The Ground



Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, originally assembled in 1996. A few days ago did Sonata visit Stockholm again for a show, this was the last gig on "The Days Of Grays Tour" so it was a little special. They toured with Winterborn (Another Finish Band) and Delain (Dutch Power Metal Band). It was great day/evening with loads of pranks, so it was lots of fun. Same crew as the last 5 times (i think) i have done Sonata, so that was great, chatting, laughing and talking about ski resorts in Levi and how the color on the houses over there is done...lol. Had some time to take some pictures.







Some Sonata Fans.


Sonata members are
Tony Kakko - Vocals, Elias Viljanen - Guitars & Backing, Marko Paasikoski - Bass, Tommy Portimo - Drums, Henrik Klingenberg - Keyboards

The Days of Grays is the sixth full-length studio album by Sonata Arctica, was released on September 16th 2009.



Flag in the Ground" is the second single from the album The Days of Grays. The single was only given out to the winner of the Flag in the Ground Fan Art Contest which had prizes of several merchandise of the band for first place and runner-ups, second and third. The song reached number 3 on the Finnish record chart. It is a remake of the song "BlackOut", from the Friend 'till the End demo.



More info @ Sonata Arctica's Official Website or Sonata Arctica at MySpace

Check other post on Tune of the day with Sonata:
Sonata Arctica - Don't Say Word
Sonata Arctica - Paid In Full

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elvis - Lawdy Miss Clawdy



Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), a was an American singer and actor. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. In addition, he is often referred to as the King of Rock and Roll or simply the King. And i guess no more presentation is needed of this man.



Earlier this week it was a show at Rival, a tribute to the King "Elvis Forever" with Henrik Åberg (born 1976, a Swedish singer who won TV4:s competition program "Sikta mot stjärnorna" 1995, where he imitate Elvis Presleys song Blue Hawaii.) and Jack Baymoore (a Rockabilly singer) It was a pleasant evening with loads of classic Elvis tune.

Todays tune "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" is a song by Lloyd Price. It was first recorded by Price at the New Orleans recording studio of Specialty Records in March of 1952. It was released under the Specialty label in April and was number one on the Billboard rhythm and blues chart for seven weeks and stayed on the chart for six months. An 8-bar blues with a rolicking piano backup, with the words written by Price, but the melody adapted from the older Junker Blues (Champion Jack Dupree, 1941), it became the biggest rhythm and blues hit of the year and sold over one million copies by crossing over to the white record-buying market. It was the first hit from New Orleans to be accepted into rock and roll. The word lawdy means Lord. In 1956 the song was covered by Elvis Presley and stayed on the charts for ten weeks. And many others have covered this tune, even my house band Led Zeppelin did this one (in concert, 1970-72). Enjoy!


elvis presley - lawdy miss clawdy (acoustic)



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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Seether - Breakdown


A new video came out today, kinda creative one :p

Seether is a South-African rock band from Johannesburg,
South Africa, formed in 1999.
I saw them the first time when Amy-lee did "Broken" with em.
Good band, I like his voice..



To date they have sold 5 million albums worldwide.
The set up right now is:
Shaun Morgan – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, occasional bass (since 1999)
Dale Stewart – Bass guitar, backing vocals, occasional rhythm guitar(since 2000)
John Humphrey – drums (since 2004)
Troy McLawhorn – lead guitar (since 2008)

This tune is from Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces (2007)
But the video just been laid out on youtube today :D
Thought I show u a bit :)
and by the way, the cover artwork on this album was designed by David Ho.

Enjoy Dudettes and Dudes!

Cheers, Thetania

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Electric Boys - All Lips N Hips


The Electric Boys are a funk metal band founded in Sweden in 1988. In 2005, Andy Christell & Conny Bloom joined the legendary Hanoi Rocks. Electric Boys reformed in 2009 and is out touring atm, during this weekend they did a little stop at "Gallerian" in Stockholm for a 3 songs set and some signing of their best of record "Now Dig This!".



Here is a tune that they played at Gallerian. Enjoy!



Check a previous post with the guys.
Electric Boys - Mary in mystery world

Tour Dates.

14 Dec-09, Gothenburg, Lisebergshallen (with Alice Cooper!)
15 Dec-09, Västerås, Bombadier Arena (with Alice Cooper!)
19 Dec-09, Sundsvall, Aveny (club show)

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Sissel Kyrkjebø & Odd Nordstoga - Upp Gläd Er Alla



Sissel Kyrkjebø,(born 24 June 1969 in Bergen) also simply known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano. She is best known for singing the Olympic Hymn (Hymne Olympique) at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, for duets with Plácido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, José Carreras, Neil Sedaka, Warren G, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Josh Groban, Diana Krall, Russell Watson and The Chieftains, and her participation on the Titanic film soundtrack.

During this weekend she visit Stockholm and the Globe with her Christmas tour together with Odd Nordstoga, Real Group, Orsa Spelmän and Krister Henriksson. It was a nice evening with a little different layout that i am use to see when Christmas music is played. The crew was nice, the lightning guy was pretty good with his cues and it was kinda cool to bump into Christer and Sami again.

Here is picture just before the show started, nice position.



Todays tune "Upp gläd er alla" is a Christmas carol with old lyrics by Thomas Kingo (Swedish translation by Py Bäckman), to a new tune by Odd Nordstoga. The song is released on the 2009 album "Strålande jul" with Sissel Kyrkjebø and Odd Nordstoga. This video: Live at the Swedish/Norwegian talkshow "Skavlan", Nov. 5, 2009. Enjoy!



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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Flipside


The Soundtrack of Our Lives, alternatively known as T.S.O.O.L. or Soundtrack, is a Swedish rock band that formed in 1995 from the ashes of punk band Union Carbide Productions and yesterday they did a little in store gig at Nudie Jeans.
It was really magic, they was suppose to only play 3 songs, but they got some feeling and i believe, if i counted right it ended up with 8 tunes. This weekend has been very busy with alot of music, Taste of Chaos on friday, Soundtrack of our lives on saturday, Sissel Kyrkjebø on saturday eve and today Electric Boys, but i will take them in order, so stay tune.

Here is some pictures from the gig.





Todays tune is taken from the last and fifth album "Communion" and its called "Flipside" Enjoy!




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Saturday, December 12, 2009

In Flames - Only For The Weak


IN FLAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is there any band like them? :D
Yeah might be but for me at that moment it was a huge experience
really freaked me out :D
They were the Headline on the Taste of Chaos tour.
This was the line up:
In Flames
Killswitch Engage
Dead By April
Every Time I Die
Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster

The Taste of Chaos next stop is Gothenburg today and Malmö on the 14th.



I didnt have the opportunity to se them all :/
But I saw In Flames, That was really a ball!
The lights was fantastic, designed by Morgan Brown.
Saw a new light that I didnt see b4,
I think the name of it was Showgun, fantastic light.
Both a spot and a circle outside the spot with small lamps.
Great effect!

Of course was the bang and the boom and the fire there.
Almost the same as at Annexet last time I saw them.

The crowd was totally magic, Anders maked the jump through the floor
Specielly on this very song that i took from another concert.
And at the beginning they lighted their cell phone so it looked
like a heaven full of stars..speakless.

I took a bunch of pictures but the camera isnt here
:/ at the moment so I guess i´ll put in another In Flames
tune soon and get in some pics.

Okey Enjoy and jump to this fantastic tune!!!

Headbang motha´f...er, Thetania

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