The Live Series: Stripped Down

On 17 July, 2020 a new Bruce Springsteen archival live compilation was released via streaming services. It is the eight “chapter” of the Live Series, a joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen’s Sony label and Nugs.net. This new playlist gathers 15 ”stripped down” live renditions of songs that Springsteen has played with The … Continue reading The Live Series: Stripped Down

Turn it up, turn it up (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ”Reunions”)

Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit have been favourites of mine ever since I saw them in Gothenburg on June 17, 2018. Isbell has a unique voice and he’s an excellent guitarist. On May 15, 2020 they released a new album, Reunions, their first with new material since The Nashville Sound … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ”Reunions”)

The Live Series: Songs of Summer

Out now on streaming services and digital download is the seventh “chapter” of the Live Series, a joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen’s Sony label and Nugs.net, which produces and distributes his monthly archival sets. This new playlist named Songs of Summer features a 15-track complication of “feel-good favourites”. https://twitter.com/springsteen/status/1261340566266081281?s=21 The collection is … Continue reading The Live Series: Songs of Summer

It’s the working, the working, just the working life

Bruce Springsteen’s exploration through the lives of working class people has been a frequent theme throughout his musicianship. He has become a storyteller of characters struggling to find their place in the world. In honour of International Worker’s Day 2020, check out my list of six Springsteen tracks that feature their protagonist actually working. I’m … Continue reading It’s the working, the working, just the working life

Turn it up, turn it up…(Pearl Jam ‘Gigaton’)

Pearl Jam’s eleventh studio album Gigaton, the first in seven years (!) was released on March 27, 2020. Gigaton consists of twelve newly written tracks and it starts off quite energetically with Who Ever Said and Superblood Wolfmoon. The level of intensity is almost the same as of classic Pearl Jam albums, which nostalgic fans … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up…(Pearl Jam ‘Gigaton’)

Turn it up, turn it up …(Brian Fallon ‘Local Honey’)

As you may have noticed, today I’m launching a new feature; album reviews. All album reviews are, from now on, titled Turn it up, turn it up … and will include album reviews of singers/bands that I find interesting, starting with Brian Fallon’s Local Honey, which was released on March 27, 2020. Fallon was supposed … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up …(Brian Fallon ‘Local Honey’)

It’s a Mad Dog’s Promenade

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about the coronavirus disease right now. Every single day there are new press conferences from the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Board of Health and Welfare and (the other day) even the Swedish king (!), as conditions are changing hour by hour. … Continue reading It’s a Mad Dog’s Promenade

Where the Bands Are [COVID-19 and postponed shows]

As the coronavirus disease continues to spread (the disease now reaches more than 40 countries), live event organisers are forced to cancel or postpone more and more events. Large conferences, sport events and major concerts are affected. They all face the same problem: Is a public gathering worth the risk of spreading the new coronavirus? … Continue reading Where the Bands Are [COVID-19 and postponed shows]

Grab Your Ticket and Your Suitcase [Edinburgh 12-16 February, 2020]

Edinburgh is one of the most stunning cities I’ve ever been to. Guarded by Edinburgh Castle, the city is full of fantastic Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. One of the most appealing things about Edinburgh is that it’s a relatively small city, which make almost everything within walking distance. Walking the streets … Continue reading Grab Your Ticket and Your Suitcase [Edinburgh 12-16 February, 2020]