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Posts by Floor Jansen and Nightwish have flooded my Social Media feeds this week.
Perhaps not surprising since they released their long awaited new single “Elan” from their forthcoming album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” so what was the fuss all about?
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?
Since I got confirmation of tickets to the Radio Rock Cruise on Wednesday I have barely been able to contain myself.
In what promises to be a good year for gigging it all starts with a headline show from Danko Jones. But it’s not just him/them that I’m looking forward to.
This time last year I was reminiscing about a great gig that kicked off the musical year. Simple Minds at Circus in Helsinki.
How great was that? Were you there? What did you think?
Over the past few weeks I have posted my top music based on Spotify, Last FM and my own preferences towards purchased music of 2014. This entry is all about my favourite tracks of the year.
After years of using paid music services such as Spotify, 2014 turned out to be a year where I bought more albums that probably the last five years combined. We are not talking high volume here so you could say that I’ve still been pretty selective in my purchasing.
Following on from the post about Spotify and how Tokio Hotel made it into my top 5 artists of 2014, here is the list according to Last FM.
December always seems to be the time for lists, so I will get my balls rolling [ :-)] with how Spotify thinks my year was.
So after a fairly nondescript year for live music in comparison to the past few years, 2015 looks to be turning into a classic one. Already announced in Finland are Amaranthe, Judas Priest, Nightwish and quite a few more gigs.
But for festivals two European dates stand out: Helfest 2015 and Sweden Rock. Quite a difficult choice.