When the sun goes down gradually on the last day of June, there are again some premieres waiting for me: For the first time "Alakerta", for the first time The Blanko Live and for the first time The Cajunga Live who are the main act on this summer evening.
Shortly before The Blanko enter the stage, "Alakerta" is getting ... more/mehr
The Chant / Iiwanajulma
Such a great summer weekend can also be less ideal for gigs in a club cellar, when those cozy terraces seem much more appealing... Yet as soon as Iiwanajulma started, there were also many people, almost like out of nowhere.
Intensity was the factor connecting both bands, not only in the music but also in terms of ... more/mehr
The Crystal Caravan
In Umeċ, in Sweden´s north, from where the seven-member band THE CRYSTAL CARAVAN comes, blows at minus 20 degrees the snow through the streets. No wonder the Northmen felt in Hamburg gentle breezes already like in spring.
The Crystal Caravan - even to hear on their MySpace page - stuck deep in the ... more/mehr
The Damned / GBH
Actually I don`t care a fig about Punk, but somehow there is always one punk concert per summer in Helsinki that makes it into my schedule. This year, it`s The Damned, for an obvious reason: As huge fans of Michael Monroe and his brilliant coverversions of "Love Song" / "Machine Gun Etiquette", we wanted to witness how those songs ... more/mehr
The Dark Circus
Under the title of THE DARK CIRCUS a colorful bunch stylistically quite different bands from several countries was sent through Germany on tour. In Hamburg, the event with marathon character happened in the once legendary, nowadays rather at the edge of the live music scene placed club KIR. The Swiss band Stoneman was the ... more/mehr