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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OUTLOUD @ Stockholm Rocks Festival

So last night I saw OUTLOUD live for the first time. They said it was their first time playing in a gig that was not actually in Greece. They are such an energetic band to watch live. These melodic rock tunes, combined with Chandler’s edgy voice, it’s just a perfect match. Their mood was great, their smiles and their attitude filled up the place straight at once. People seemed to be enjoying it a lot and also the fact that they are originated from Greece, made most of the swedish audience to appreciate their playing even more. As soon as their show was done, I met them also backstage and I have to say that they are such kind people in person as well. We talked about music, Sweden and Greece and basically their lives as artists. I hope they come again soon, it would be great meeting them again and of course see them play live. If you love music like this as much as I do, here’s a spotify link from their latest album and also their Youtube channel for their videos and updates.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl0kMaoyT4SxU7wwBwjQV3A

Here’s the moments captured on my camera, I hope you enjoy! 😀

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Stockholm Rocks

As I had already  written about it, last night was Stockholm Rocks festival. I had such an amazing time, even though I was tired to death. I hadn’t slept for two days with school and classes and team work, but once I got there and the live music started, as usual, I forgot about everything else and just lived for the moment. Last night was special for one more reason and this is the fact that I got to know in person my greek friends OUTLOUD. I knew that they were greek, that’s why I sneaked backstage and hanged out with them. It was my first time actually backstage and it was an amazing feeling. It feels so good getting to know kind people through music. This is why I do it and why I will be forever devoted to its kingdom. 🙂 ❤

 

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Reckless Love @ Stockholm Rocks

My absolutely favorite band from last night was Reckless Love. What can I say about them, I love their music, their style, their attitude, pretty much everything about them. It was their first time performing here in Stockholm (and I was there ha! ) and also it was their first show for their Euro tour this year. I had the chance to meet Hessu a little while before these guys hit the stage. I love this band!

Here’s what I captured on my camera and also a short video from my Instagram page. Enjoy!! 😀

http://instagram.com/p/nido_aPwR2/

 

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H.E.A.T @ Stockholm Rocks

So as I mentioned on my last post, last night I was at Stockholm Rocks festival at Gröna Lund here in Stockholm. In was awesome! I don’t think I have ever experienced more rock in my life! One of the many bands that performed last night (and one of my favorite ones) was H.E.A.T . I really love their sound. My favorite song is “A shot at redemption” from their last record. It was the first time I saw them live and I gotta say WOW these dudes got some fucking energy!! I hope they come back to Stockholm soon.

Here are the moments that I captured when they were up on stage . Enjoy!  🙂

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Stockholm Rocks

Tonight I am at Stockholm Rocks festival at Gröna Lund 🙂 Here’s a taste of what’s going on around here! H.E.A.T are up on stage right now! I took a lot of close shots which I am going to upload tomorrow and also all the pics from Reckless love. Have a great Saturday night people wherever you are! ❤️

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