aug 8 2014

Way Out West: Day 1 – The beginning




”No more, no less”

Photo: Annika Berglund

Photo: Annika Berglund

Lemmy Kilmister has had a rough ride. You can tell by looking at the man. He gets upon stage with local boy Mikkey Dee on drums and guitar-man Phil Campbell in a BK Häcken-shirt (give the guy a GAIS-shirt for crying out loud!) and the gig is on. We get Killed By Death and Ace Of Spades and Lemmy sings his weary tunes and raffles the bass guitar. The trio knows what to do, they have been on this highway forever, and deliver the goods. No more, no less.


The National


”Very lukewarm”

Photo: Annika Berglund

Photo: Annika Berglund

The National never takes off this night in Slottsskogen. They got stuck at the mellow point and can´t crack us down. It´s all very lukewarm. Singer Matt Berninger got his deep beautiful voice but the band isn’t delivering headliner-goods. Songs I Need My Girl and Fake Empire hits us hard, but we want more. More emotions! I want a night to remember, but The National wont give. When Berninger gets into the crowd in the end with the world longest cord it’s absolutely lovely, but too little and too late.


Queens of the Stone Age


”Pure dynamite”

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier

Photo: Olle Kirchmeier

QOTSA are amazingly powerful tonite. What a bumper tornado ride! Josh Homme is a monster on stage; one second a rock’n’roll god and the other a disco queen. They start of with hits as No One Knows and follows up with Go With The Flow and If I Had A Tail and Monsters In The Parasol and I Sat By The Ocean and The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret and I can go on and on and on. Jack White, Deer Tick, Foo Fighters and other great bands take their dig at classic rock. This night is all of the above, pure dynamite!

jul 31 2014

Way Out West 2014 – One week away…



With only one week to endure, until Way Out West starts in Gothenburg, the anticipation is on a dangerously high level.

Next thursday at 20.00 The National will enter the Azalea Stage in Slottsskogen. This will be great as always. We will be there.


apr 30 2010

Jag faller för 10-talet



Jag har redan sett ett år där Spoon, The Tallest Man on Earth, Johnossi, Joanna Newsom, Midlake, The Magnetic Fields, Free Energy och Drive-by Truckers släppt fin musik.

Snart kommer Interpol, The National, Jens Lekman, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Cat Power, Sleigh Bells, Fleet Foxes, The New Pornographers och Band of Horses med sina alster.

Och då har jag inte ens gått in på årets bästa upptäckt…

mar 16 2010

Nationellt prov


Mörka, suggestiva och underbara The National släpper nya plattan ”High Violet” 11 maj. Första låten utlovar stordåd. Varningstext bifogas för riktigt bra musik, be aware.

The National – Terrible Love