Sounded Good – Local Band Sold Out Nosturi

What can I say? This was quite a strange concert. To my surprise, & the friends that I was going to the gig with, the Local Band were set to be onstage at 19:30.

Wow, that is early. After questioning the girl on the door the consensus was that it was because people had to go to work the next day – thus the early start.

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More Than Just Music Gigs in October

With the exception of the quite magnificent Danko Jones on the 7th, October was more about the bands that I did not see than the ones that I did.

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I recently singed up for SongKick and linked my Facebook, Spotify and Last.FM profiles to it. Now I get notifications of up and coming concerts without any effort at all.

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Better than a Sugar High – Danko Jones Rocks Tavastia

Around 8 months since seeing Danko Jones perform live on the boat to Tallinn, it was time to see them play one of the most nostalgic venues in Finland: Tavastia.

We bought tickets months in advance for this show, and there was a sizeable audience to see them play. Especially, as Danko pointed out, for a Wednesday night.

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Europe: Let the Good Times Rock

After seeing Europe headline South Park Festival last year anticipation was high for a more intimate gig at The Circus in downtown Helsinki at the end of September.

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Needless to say, this was a great gig by a tremendous live band. Promoting their latest release, “War of Kings”, they played 6 tracks from that album but kept the old faithful happy with a good mix from their back catalogue.

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Nothing But a Good Time – Local Band

Reminiscing on the super karaoke that was Def Leppard, the sing along aspect was surpassed by an excellent gig at Tavastia by The Local Band.

After the disappointment of the 100guitarsfromHEL event a few hours earlier, the band rocked their way through 14 classic rock covers that had the whole place jumping.

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Nothing Like a Good Time – 100guitarsfromHEL

What a great concept. One of the greatest guitarists of modern rock gathers together 100 guitarists, composes a new tune to be played to a crowd on the steps on Helsinki Senate Square.

This great idea was ruined for me and thousands of others due to typically bad Finnish organization. What a disappointment.

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