2015 Could Be a Great Year for Live Music

2015 is off to a slow start but things are about to explode exploded in February with 2 3 gigs in quick succession and a few more lined up for the rest of the year. Things kicked off with the Radio Rock Cruise on 31st January / 1st February.

From then the next date is February 14th. This is “friends day” in Finland, not Valentines Day, so what would make more since than going to see Amaranthe with my girl friend Colin in downtown Helsinki?

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Going down to South Park …. Gonna have myself a time (in Tampere)

This year has been looking a bit bleak for gigs or festivals so far. Simple Minds were terrific and Within Temptation … Well, I’m still feeling slightly disappointed with the whole thing: not that I wouldn’t go and see them again though.

Things took a turn over the past few days though. I was checking out Tiketti.fi to see if there were still tickets for Reckless Love on Friday as I planned to go and see them (first time this year).

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Shout It Out Loud IV — Part II

Jettblack were probably the least surprising of all the bands. No real prior knowledge of them, and they sounded how I imagined they would – apart from their accents. They were good none the less.

HEAT sounded as if they could have been magic. We were hangin’ in the VIP area with BlackRain at the time *. If we had gone into the crowd I bet it would have been awesome. Funnily enough they had played in Finland a few weeks prior @on the rocks. I would definitely go and see them again.

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