[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 168 views]
8raita presents: Ryan Boldt Finland Tour 6.5 – 9.5.2015

Something pretty amazing is happening next week. Canadian songwriter Ryan Boldt will be touring in Finland. Ryan Boldt released a great solo album last fall and he is also the front man of The Deep Dark Woods. His band colleague Clayton Linthicum will play with him on these Finnish dates. A huge thanks to 8raita and Fredrik Johansson for bringing Ryan & Clayton to Finland.
Ryan …

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 168 views]
8raita presents: Ryan Boldt Finland Tour 6.5 – 9.5.2015

Something pretty amazing is happening next week. Canadian songwriter Ryan Boldt will be touring in Finland. Ryan Boldt released a great solo album last fall and he is also the front man of The Deep Dark Woods. His band colleague Clayton Linthicum will play with him on these Finnish dates. A huge thanks to 8raita and Fredrik Johansson for bringing Ryan & Clayton to Finland.
Ryan …

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 459 views]
Barna Howard – Indiana Rose

Lately I’ve been extremely excited about two albums. John Moreland’s High On Tulsa Heat and Quite a Feelin’ by Barna Howard. There might be a few more soon, because I bought the latest by Simon Joyner, Hayden and Ryley Walker yesterday during Record Store Day. I don’t really care much for those limited RSD releases myself and I prefer just buying good new full-lengths instead. …

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 324 views]
Salaliitto – Virhe (single / music video)

Major news! Salaliitto just released the first singe / music video from their forthcoming album. I’ve seen this band play live several times and I’m extremely confident that this album will be amazing. They are still looking for a label to release it. If I had a record label and/or money, I would sign them immediately. Unfortunately I don’t, but you know what to do, …

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[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 529 views]
Klasu – Vilkutan maapallon läpi & Skip Zone – Turn Me Around

Things are still a bit slow here, because I’m either watching hockey playoffs or trying desperately to find a way to get my body in decent condition (and failing miserably). On the music front things are pretty perfect. A couple of my biggest heroes, John Moreland and Barna Howard are releasing new albums this spring and both of those records are outstanding. A lot of …

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[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 490 views]
Small Houses (US) Finland Tour 17.4. – 25.4.2015 (with Ochre Room)

Major news event on the One Chord To Another scale. Small Houses aka Jeremy Quentin will be touring in Finland very soon. This is his second Finland tour. Last time Jeremy played here in 2013 and I loved the Turku concerts that I saw back then. Therefore it’s easy to say that these concerts are going to be fabulous and well worth attending. There …

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[29 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 678 views]
Flavour of the Month: Skip Zone + Marty the Random Guy 2.4.2015

This blog is pretty much on hold at the moment. I will probably continue writing after the Easter holidays. Before that we have a new Flavour of The Month event taking place Thursday 2.4.2015 at Pikku-Torre, Turku. Skip Zone and Marty the Random Guy will share the stage. See you there.

FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH esittää:
Skip Zone
Marty The Random Guy
+ FOTM DJ team
Pikku-Torre, Yliopistonkatu 30, Turku
to …

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[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 933 views]
Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms – Heart String Soul & Taylor Knox – Lines EP

Getting back to the basics. Which means getting back to power pop or melodic pop music in general. No matter how far in the country zone I have traveled, this will always be the foundation of my music taste.
First we have Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms and their new album Heart String Soul. I’ve had this one on my playlist for several weeks and …

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 658 views]

This is the weekly playlist that I was planning on posting yesterday, but the hockey game lasted forever. This is just the stuff that I could find on Spotify. My absolutely favourite song in the world right now is Nostalgia Blues by Simon Joyner (but that’s not there), Closely followed by that new John Moreland track that kicks off this little playlist. Now back to …

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,480 views]
Simon Joyner, A Grave With No Name & The Rollstons

This is a quick post of three songs I fell in love with today.
Simon Joyner – Nostalgia Blues
First we have singer-songwriter Simon Joyner and his song Nostalgia Blues from his forthcoming album Grass, Branch & Bone (out 31st of March). I pretty much forgot to breath while listening to this work of art. The big question is why the hell I haven’t I been paying …

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 746 views]
John Statz, Joe Pug & Chris Porter

Another brilliant week of new music. These three great singer-songwriters all released a new full-length album earlier in the week.
John Statz is a Denver-based folk/americana singer-songwriter and his new full-length is called TULSA. I took part in his Kickstarter project and therefore I’ve already had Tulsa on repeat for several weeks and I think it’s a very impressive effort. It feels like the best album …

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[9 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 732 views]
Jay Gonzalez – The Bitter Suite

Things to look forward to. Jay Gonzalez is about to release his 5-song rock medley The Bitter Suite next month. Jay might still be better known as the keyboardist of The Drive-By Truckers, but he also has this second life as a 70s-influenced pop wizard that creates catchy power pop tunes with more than a little bit of AM pop. I highly recommend his full-length …

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[8 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 807 views]
Album of the Month: Small Houses – Still Talk; Second City

My problem with this blog thing often is that I keep on neglecting the albums that matter the most. The new Small Houses album Still Talk; Second City is a great example of this cruel behaviour. This beauty has been out for a month, but I still haven’t found the ability to write anything that could even remotely describe the brilliance of it. I still …