[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 332 views]
Michael Feuerstack (CAN) visits Finland in early February (6-7.2)

This is definitely a major news event on the One Chord to Another scale. Wonderful Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Feuerstack will be touring in Europe throughout February and the schedule includes two Finnish dates. On the 6th of February, he will play in Tampere at Valoa Festivaali (Artturi) and a day later on the 7th of February, he visits our Flavour of the Month Club in …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 164 views]
Marine Dreams – Producer’s Wonderland

There’s a lot of wonderful 2015 releases already out there. For example yesterday was a rather good day. Finnish singer-songwriter Klasu released his debut single (we will get to that in a few days) and a long time Canadian favourite of mine Marine Dreams released a new album called Producer’s Wonderland. Ian Kehoe is a very prolific songwriter and seem to release a full-length every …

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[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 270 views]
Viljami Kukkonen – Jos Rakkaus tapahtuu

You might have been wondering where is that post about new Viljami Kukkonen album Jos rakkaus tapahtuu. This is not actually it, but I already put this beauty on that album of the month box in the right frame. I plan to write that album of the month piece about it sometime during my winter holiday (the first week of February). However, because I’m a …

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[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 285 views]
Harlan Pepper, Graham Nicholas, Luke Bell & HT Heartache

Before getting fully into 2015 releases (there are plenty of good ones already out there), I will quickly go through some 2014 release that I either bought or received during the last couple weeks of 2014. I know I’m already far behind on the 2015 stuff, but it would feel wrong to leave these out without even a mention, because I’ve been listening to them …

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[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 332 views]
Michael Feuerstack (CAN) visits Finland in early February (6-7.2)

This is definitely a major news event on the One Chord to Another scale. Wonderful Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Feuerstack will be touring in Europe throughout February and the schedule includes two Finnish dates. On the 6th of February, he will play in Tampere at Valoa Festivaali (Artturi) and a day later on the 7th of February, he visits our Flavour of the Month Club in …

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[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 362 views]
Video of the Day #155: Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki

I’ve been meaning to write a little post about Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki for months. They are a fairly new Tampere-based group, but the members have been making great Finnish pop music for many years in various shapes and forms. Tomi Nordlund had Cry Bar, Antti Suonio fronted The Props, Mikko Levonen has a power pop duo Heartjet and Noora Porola is a member …

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[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 347 views]
Vähäsarja – Vähäsarja

Vähäsarja’s debut album will see the light of the day next month when it comes out on Helmi Levyt. I’m really looking forward to this one. This guy isn’t just another good singer-songwriter. He stands out from the crowd in a good way. There’s something unique and captivating in his songs every time. I’ve only heard two songs from the forthcoming album so far, but …

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[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 362 views]
Top 3 Reissues of the Year 2014

My blog break has been a little longer than expected. I’ve had some issues.. like visiting a neurologist a few days ago. That’s pretty scary stuff, but thankfully anything serious seems extremely unlikely. Even so, this will still bother me on some level until I get rid of the headaches and numbness on my limbs. It just appears to be that it’s the tension neck …

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[4 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 436 views]
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH’S NEW YEAR: Jean Ramsay + Bubblegum Theory 9.1.

I’m having a little blog break, but I’ll continue in a week or two. So you’ll have to tolerate my silly ramblings for another year or so. Sorry about that.
Before I get my act back together, we have a new Flavour of the Month event coming up here in Turku, Finland next friday 9.1.2015. The line-up looks brilliant to me. Bubblegum Theory and Jean …

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[21 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,136 views]
Top 10 EPs of the Year 2014

Let’s get this EP list out of the way as well before the Christmas break. There’s of course that reissue list to do as well, but I’m not sure am I going to do that one. There’s always so much new stuff that I haven’t had much money left to buy a lot of wonderful reissues. Top 3 would be awesome of course Bob Carpenter, …

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[21 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,706 views]
Top 30 Albums of the Year 2014 – Internation Edition (Part Two 15-1)

Moving on to the second chapter. If you didn’t catch the part one you can find it here. Anyway, here we go. 15 more albums to go.
Top 30 Albums of the Year 2014 – Internation Edition (Part Two 15-1)

15. Sloan: Commonwealth
One of my all-time favourite bands Sloan can kick off this second chapter. Each of the four songwriters in the band wrote one side of …

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[21 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 943 views]
Top 30 Albums of the Year 2014 – International Edition (Part One 30-16)

Finally time for that Albums of the Year list. Here’s the first chapter and places 30-16. Top 15 to come sometime tomorrow. It was a good year and I could have easily made a top 50, but you have to draw the line somewhere even though it means you have to drop out a lot of great albums. Which is not nice and hurts like …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,597 views]
Top 10 Finnish Albums of the Year 2014

Another day, another list. This time it’s Finnish albums of the year 2014. I suppose there are a few surprise omissions. For example Mirel Wagner and Pepe Willberg albums are awesome and worth all the hype, but I didn’t really listen to them that much during the year. Objectively speaking they probably are better than let’s say that Common Tones album, but I did listen …