Rocktober Fest 2016

Hey Dear Friends!

Last night Rocktober Fest took place once more, here in Stockholm at Annexet. Grand Theft Culture, Lillasyster and Danko Jones made sure that they fill in the place with Rock n’ roll tunes, along with an endless amount of beer from Gotland’s brew, specially made for the occasion.

I had never seen any of the above bands live before, something which made the night even more exciting. Grand Theft Culture, to start with, have an amazing sound, really into today’s music with a very rhythmic beat that constantly surrounded the stage. The crowd seemed to be very supportive and into their music as soon as they got up on stage.

Lillasyster to continue with, delivered a great show. I loved and enjoyed every minute of it and so did the rest of the house. It was said that they may be the best Swedish band live and I can now understand why. They have this sound that can be hard to forget once you leave their show. You are going to be able to recognize them once you hear their music for the first time.

Danko Jones from Canada to sum up with were the best band to end the night with. They got up on stage with a packed house and made sure that they rock it out. The audience sang along every single one of their songs and they themselves seemed thrilled and eager to give out more and more.

Here are a few moments captured on my camera along with a couple of Spotify links to check out last night’s bands. Also a link to my Instagram account to check out a couple of performance videos, in case you haven’t already. 🙂

Have a great Saturday day/ night my friends, Happy Halloween, have fun and take care! 🙂

Xxx,

Irene

https://www.instagram.com/irenepavlidi/

Grand Theft Culture

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Lillasyster

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Stockholm Rocks May 2016

Hey Music friends! 

Last night in case you might have noticed, Stockholm Rocks Festival took place in Debaser Medis. We basically watched all the performances there, (Avatarium, Grand Magus and Inglorious) but we would like to focus mostly in this post on the Allegiance of Rock. 

Allegiance of Rock is a group created with Gus G. on the guitar, Mats Leven on the vocals, Anders Johansson on the drums and John Leven on the bass. In case you follow my posts, you will already know that as a blogger my very first interview was done a little more than a year ago with Gus G. He was the very first artist that I ever interviewed. Ironically enough, our home towns are so close to each other but I guess I had to be living here to get to know him. That’s the beauty of music. Last night the Allegiance of Rocks covered Europe songs, Scorpions songs, Firewind songs and not only. 

I rarely write about people that I know personally because I believe that when you do so, your judgement lacks impartiality. I mostly prefer to write about artists that I don’t know in person, because then my opinion will be as honest as possible. But then again, sometimes this is how it goes. When you love your friend’s art, you are going to support it. And this is exactly what we did last night. 

Even though I might not have been around live shows as many years as I would wish, but with the experience that I have on my sleeve I can say with the most certainty that Gus is one of the most talented guitar players that I have seen live. I highly admire and respect the artistic passion that he has for his music. The way he plays makes you feel that he is a moving fireball up on the stage that never stops moving until the lights shut down. It is almost like he is not real at this point. I think the way he plays hides a deep authenticity and rawness, something that most individual artists but also bands lack nowadays. 

To be honest, I have not been paying attention to his whole background carrier, both with Firewind but also as a name himself, but like I always say, at the end of the day you don’t really need to be a super expert to understand somebody’s boundless talent. 

It was a very beautiful night last night and this is the part where I thank Sun Hill Productions for our VIP passes. Now the clock is ticking for the next wave of Stockholm Rocks Festival. 

Feel free to take a look on the pictures below and also to comment anything musically related. 🙂

Have a great new week my friends with lots of music! 🙂 

Ps: If you ever see a girl with extremely high heels, long hair and a camera, that’s me, come say hey! 🙂 

Xxx, 

Irene 

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Stockholm Rocks

Hey dear friends! On the 7th of May, a new Stockholm Rocks festival is taking place at Debaser Medis. The acts that are confirmed so far are : Grand Magus, Avatarium, Inglorious and Allegiance of Rock. Now, Allegiance of Rock is a collaboration consisting of Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne , Firewind)- Guitar , John Leven (Europe)- Bass , Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie Malmsteen)- Drums and Mats Leven (Candlemass, Gus G.) – Vocals, which will be united for the very first time in Stockholm Rocks festival this May.

You can check out the useful links below and also feel free to check out further info on the official poster:

http://debaser.se/kalender/16931/

http://stockholmrocks.nu/

I hope I will see you there! Have a great day / night friends with lots of music! 🙂

Xxx,

Adrasteia

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Stage Lover

Being around a stage is one of the things that I love most in life. The lights, the stamina, the action, are some things that I always chase. I am pretty sure that if you are a music lover you would agree on that one. Every time I am in a show, I feel like I do it for the first time, even if I have been to hundreds of shows and festivals in my life. It feels so new and so different every single time. For me every show, every concert, every live act is a big deal and it matters. Even if I love some bands more than others, I still feel the same way once those lights go down and the music fills up the room. It is all about letting yourself enjoy and live for the moment, forget about your troubles and fears and just smile and sing along. Like this moment can wash away all the pain that you might have been feeling, and it is going to help you heal in a way that probably nothing else did.

Have a great weekend my friends with lots of music! 🙂

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Stockholm Rocks

This Friday it’s time for Stockholm Rocks again! It takes place at Tyrol – Gröna Lund with pretty much the same concept only different bands! You can check them out below and also on their website where’s a link for tickets as well, Stockholmrocks.nu .
I’m having press access at the venue. Will I see you there? 😄❤️

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