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  • Taste of Chaos

    11 Nov 2005, 22:27 by txg399

    Tuesday night I went to the taste of choas tour at the NIA in Birmingham.
    The ticket said the show started at 6.30pm, and since we were seated and due to other commitments i didn't arrive till 6.25... only to discover i had just missed Reggie and the Full Effect. I suppose its just as well i know nothign about them or i would have been rather annoyed.
    next up were the fantastic Rise Against. It was a very energetic performance and well chsoen set. They really deserved a higher billing.
    A pleasant suprise follwed, when during the set change, instead of nothing, they had a side stage where amazingly Fastlane were playing. What a crazy coincidence!
    Story of the Year produced a brilliant set, and turned a good but nothing special set of recordings into a textbook example of how to put on a good live show.
    The next set change gap was filled by 1 man and an acoustic guitar. He seemed very unconcerned about actually saying who he was, which was a pity, as i would like to hear more. …
  • live 96-05

    10 Nov 2005, 13:59 by fredrikl

    a few maybe .still .ehm. missing
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    2005-10-07 | Architecture in Helsinki - Debaser, Stockholm
    2005-10-03 | Blood Music - Ugglan, Stockholm
    2005-10-01 | Sigur Rós - Circus, Stockholm
    2005-09-30 | Frida Hyvönen - Folkets hus, Örebro
    2005-09-29 | Suburban Kids with Biblical Names - Satin, Örebro
    2005-08-31 | Malcolm Middleton - Kulturhuset, Stockholm
    2005-05-02 | Mono - Södra teatern, Stockholm
    2005-04-22 | Björns Vänner - Sticky fingers, Göteborg
    2005-04-21 | Ingenting - Jazzhuset, Göteborg
    2005-03-22 | Kimya Dawson - Debaser, Stockholm
    2005-03-07 | Adam Green - Debaser, Stockholm
    2005-02-28 | Bright Eyes - Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm
    2005-02-28 | Rilo Kiley - Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm
    2005-01-31 | R.E.M. - Globen, Stockholm
    2004-11-28 | Interpol - Mondo, Stockholm
    2004-11-01 | Graham Coxon - Nalen, Stockholm
    2004-11-01 | Alf - Nalen, Stockholm
  • About My Favorite Music

    7 Nov 2005, 13:45 by jkohli

    I figured I'd write a little about each CD in my collection.


    Alice in Chains
    Grew up in the 90's with MTV, alternative and grunge rock. Alice In Chains is one of the most important rock bands of the 90's. Their "Unplugged" performance on MTV was phenomenal, and a worthy album to buy. Cantrell has long been one of my guitar-playing influences and Layne lyrically. Really too bad Layne couldn't save himself from himself.

    A Perfect Circle
    Maynard from Tool and a buncha other guys. I'm a little bitter Paz (bass) left, she's a cutie! Their "Mer De Noms" album is a beautiful interweaving of rock and melodic stories. Maynard's voice is in top form here. I haven't gotten into their newer stuff, though.

    Bjork
    Is she cute or what? Ok maybe she's old enough to be my mom now, but it doesn't really matter. I generally despise the techno/electronica genres, it gets really boring. But Bjork has managed to keep my interest for long enough. Eccentric yet sincere. Great combination.
  • I love fall.

    7 Nov 2005, 04:53 by gemineye1969

    And Sigur Ros is the perfect fall/winter music. I just love the way this album makes me feel. No words I understand, but I don't need to because the singer's falsetto has so much feeling and emotion. Damn, I love this record... but it freaks me out because it's so mellow (well, not for Sigur Ros but for Dave). I guess I've always liked mellow stuff but this is real fucking mellow.

    In other BS, under the topic of "songs that make you want to do it" on www.thevelvetrope.com I posted the following:

    Makin' Love:

    Love Theme From Blade Runner
    Exotica
    Memory Gospel
    Svefn-g-Englar

    Fuckin:

    Birth Ritual
    Suck
    Reptile
    Confusion
    Supernaut
    7 Words

    Maybe I should keep all my music related posts here? No one comes here that I know except for maybe Ren
  • Sigur Ros, Mono and World's End Girlfriend in three days

    6 Nov 2005, 16:01 by gybe79

    Yeah!, i´ll see live three of my favorite bands in the same weekend.

    Two months ago i bought the tickets for Sigur Ros concert on november 21st in Madrid.

    A few days ago the japanese band Mono confirmed their only show in Spain on november 19th in Barcelona, i couldn´t believe it!, after sending tons of emails to the band during all the year finally they´ll be in spain!. Besides, World's End Girlfriend will open for them, i can´t wait to see that.
  • Awesome live: Sigur Rós

    6 Nov 2005, 01:04 by delta_avi_delta

    Sigur Rós
    If you get the chance to see Sigur Rós live, pounce. They played here last weekend at the intimate (read: hot and stuffy) Kulttuuritalo, and were spellbinding. It's been a long time since a gig made me euphoric, it's a good feeling.

    Amena
    It's worth noting that the warm up act Amena, a female quartet, were excellent in their own right. They joined Sigur Rós on stage about halfway through the set, then the groups played the remaining songs together - it was quite a sound. I can't find anything on Amena on the internets.
  • You Read My Mind

    1 Nov 2005, 04:02 by Magomra

    You Read My Mind by Rogue Wave it's a demo from Descended By Vultures for 99 cents off of iTunes. Go buy it now it is very catchy and great. Are You on My Side is also a great track off the new one.

    Today I also listened to some very dreamy out there Eluvium. The best thing I can compare it to is Sigur Ros great to study to and read to and sleep to.
  • Last FM is so interesting.

    31 Oct 2005, 01:10 by brewno

    If Last FM didnt keep track of my songs, I'd never know a lot of things. For instance, I'm surprised that I play a lot of The Rolling Stones without realising. Apparently they're my favorite band, but I never noticed it. I wouldnt say it in a poll, or if someone asked me "what is your favorite band?" - I dont think I'd ever say The Rolling Stones, but checking my stats, I obviously like them a lot.
    Maybe its just this month; I wanna see it for sure in a year from now. I bet its gonna be Sigur Ros, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Pink Floyd... maybe even Aerosmith. Then, maybe, The Rolling Stones.

    Not that I dont want them to be in the first place, Im just surprised they are there. Maybe I like them without taking notice, like a subliminal kind of thing. That'd make sense. And that intrigues me.
  • Musical Explorations

    29 Oct 2005, 23:35 by Rurumochii

    I guess this is just a place to store some thoughts about my adventures in audio and keep a record of what I've been listening to recently. (Moreso a benefit to see my musical evolution, or de-evolution for those music snobs out there.)

    Artists:
    Sufjan Stevens
    Vienna Teng
    Zero 7 (School is too stressful... I need Zero 7 mellowness in my life.)

    Albums:
    Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
    Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machines
    Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
    Clazziquai - Color Your Soul
    Mika Nakashima - Music
    Sigur Ros - Takk

    And I've been going back through my collection, "recycling" some of my music repetoire.
    Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
    Something's Gotta Give Soundtrack
  • Musical history!

    28 Oct 2005, 17:33 by typique

    IT ONLY LOOKS LONG BECAUSE IT'S LISTS, OK? ;___;
    Listed somewhat in order of discovering (counting out random songs), and unless mentioned otherwise, everything has hanged along since that. (Suvi can correct if stuff I've adopted or received from her is in totally wrong places :D)
    /Edit. last.fm is being stupid with any special letters (ä, ö, ó) when they're in the links but the things still show in the "connected music". Hmm.

    AS A KID:
    - Children's songs, naturally, I never liked things like Frööbelin Palikat though.
    - Religional children's songs. 8D
    - (Ultra bra kind of was there)

    GRADES ~1-3:
    - The same as earlier
    - I never got into phenomenons like Spice Girls
    - Kaija Kärkinen (faded away around when lower level ended)
    - (Ultra bra still kind of was there)

    GRADES ~4-6:
    - Radio
    - I didn't like other than Finnish artists
    - Maija Vilkkumaa
    - Hector
    - Anssi Kela (dropped off at some point before upper level)
    - Ultra Bra was there kind of more
    - Björk (an exception to the Finnish-ness!)