In post #2 of this two part series here are some snaps and the highlights of the Talvi Festivaali that took place in Kuopio and Joensuu in February 2017.
Almost 2 years ago to the day Danko Jones were promoting their latest album, Fire Music, on a boat cruising between Finland and Estonia. This time around another new album, Wild Cat and a new mini-festival with even more suitable stable mates – Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.
February 2017 saw Danko Jones play 2 gigs in, the middle of nowhere, Finland. As part of the the #talvifestivaali, in Kuopio and Joensuu, Danko Jones & co headlined a 5 band event over 2 nights and we were there to see it all *.
As Wildcat is released today, what better time to reminisce on a great couple of days while listening to a the great new album by Danko Jones. You can get Wild Cat here!!
Picking a top 3 for live performances is perhaps harder than previous years since I have been spoiled for choice in the past. 2016 has been quite ropy and maybe my expectations have been too high for some of the acts.
I wrote back in July bemoaning the music scene in Finland in 2016. I found few gigs of any worth to go to and although there have been some great individual gigs, there really hasn’t been too much to write about – thus the relative inactivity of the blog this year. Are things about to take a turn for the better in 2017?
I thought it would be hard for Nightwish to top their Ratina gig last year supporting their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” album but again this was a overwhelming experience. I cannot give these guys enough credit for what was a fantastic performance and show.
Arch Enemy were the main support to Nightwish but for me Delain stole their thunder (quite easily). The other bands tried hard but held little interest to me since I was there for Delain and the main event.
As you will have noticed from my previous post I was not too enamored with the other bands that played at Himos other than the headliners and Delain but the crowd seemed to enjoy them.