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.
Continue reading “I Could “Do This Every Night” – Danko Jones Road Trip”
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.
Continue reading “My Top 3 Live Performances of 2016”
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?
Continue reading “2016 has been a weird year for Music”
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.
Continue reading “The Greatest Show on Earth – II”
After skipping Delain’s first visit to Finland I finally got to see one of my “Bucket list” bands and I’ve got to say – they were magnificent.
For various reasons I missed Delain’s debut at Tuska earlier this year but I really wanted to see them live and this was second only to Nightwish in terms of living up to expectations.
Continue reading “The Gathering”
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.
Continue reading “Arch Enemy & Others at Himos Park”
Following on from the success of Linkin Park last year, Himos hosted Nightwish and supports in what turned out to be an even greater show on Earth.
This post covers the whole day, the venue, the bands, the food, transportation and the vibes surrounding the event.
Continue reading “Another Rocking Day Out at Himos”
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.
Continue reading “Sounded Good – Local Band Sold Out Nosturi”
2016 has been a shit year for me, music wise. Aside from all the celebrity deaths, some of which have been fairly hard to swallow, the music scene in Finland has been very poor.
Continue reading “2016 Has Been Grim – But Things are Looking Up”