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[30 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 344 views]
Flavour of the Month’s DIY punk special: The Phoenix Foundation 2.10.

It took a little longer than usually, but Flavour of the Month returns from summer vacation this Friday 2.10 at Pikku-Torre. We kick off the fall program with a DIY punk special. The Phoenix Foundation will be on stage. FOTM DJ Team will play some tunes before and after the gig. See you there.
Flavour of the Monthin syyskauden avaa turkulaisen tee-se-itse punkin mestarit, The Phoenix …

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[16 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 908 views]
14 Down, 1 To Go: One Chord To Another Turns 14!

One year to another. OCTA is now fourteen years old. That’s already a far longer time than I ever expected, but there’s still work to be done. Ok, you might have noticed that nothing is really happening right now and I feel extremely guilty about it. I just don’t really have enough energy for this at the moment. I apologize. Maybe things will get better …

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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,815 views]
Maanvaiva & Hate Paper Doll

My favourite song yesterday, today and probably tomorrow as well is Kalpeanaama by Maanvaiva. There isn’t too much information available on this internet thing, but what matters is that their debut release Tuuli / Kalpeanaama 12” maxi is now out and available on Gearwheel Records. I like both songs, but my favourite is definitely Kalpeanaama. Jukka Melametsä plays the guitar and Tom Stenman sings his …

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[13 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 2,003 views]
A Reminder of the Brilliance of J.E. Sunde by Daytrotter

Well I suppose I didn’t really need a reminder of the brilliance of J.E. Sunde (or Daytrotter for that matter), but I’m so grateful that they made another session with him. I’ve been a huge fan since I heard his utterly wonderful solo album Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God. A way too unknown masterpiece that can get through all the layers you might …

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[6 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 2,157 views]
Tedo Stone – Marshes & T.Hardy Morris – Drownin’ On a Mountaintop

Let’s turn it up a notch. Atlanta’s Tedo Stone will drop his new album Marshes into my heart on September 18th. I have high hopes for this one, because I’ve been really digging this first single of the new album during the past month. The previous album Good Go Bad was already very good one, but this new one might be something really special. This …

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[6 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 2,162 views]
Anthonie Tonnon – Successor & Fraser A. Gorman – Slow Gum

A bit of pop music for a change and more things I’ve grown to adore during the past month. Well actually this didn’t really need to grow on me. It was pretty instant between me and Anthonie Tonnon. Here’s what happened. A guru of mine, Darren Hanlon put out the album on his label Flippin’ Yeah Industries, which is a high recommendation. So I wanted …

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 2,112 views]
The Roseline & Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles

Here’s another one that’s been on heavy rotation for the past month. I’ve stumbled upon the name The Roseline, several times in the past, but didn’t start listening to them until this summer. A good thing I finally did, because their new album Townie is really good. It’s full of very enjoyable and highly melodic alt.country & americana. There’s a bit of Ryan Adams in …

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 2,116 views]
Kent Goolsby and the Gold Standard & The Deslondes

The new Kent Goolsby & The Gold Standard album No Substitute for Handsome came out on the 7th of July. I’ve been digging this a lot during the past month. The songs are the finest Kent Goolsby has written and the record has certain old-timey charm that’s completely irresistible. This is a wonderful song Outskirts of Love from the new album. Extremely highly recommended.

Kent Goolsby …

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,991 views]
Brack Cantrell – Glancing Blow & GospelbeacH – Pacific Surf Line

I’ve been enjoying this album by Brack Cantrell during the last couple of days. He is from Denton, Texas and that’s pretty much everything I know about him. Ok, I’ve done some research and found some stuff under the name Glass Caverns that also sounds mighty good. Anyway, this new solo album is called Glancing Blow and it’s available on his Bandcamp. Indie rock meets …

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[3 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,104 views]
Joey Ryan & The Inks, The Needy Sons & Cape Snow

It’s been a while. I didn’t really plan on neglecting the blog for several weeks, but my body is still a total wreck and therefore the only goal I had for the last month was to just somehow get through each day. But now I’m finally on a three week holiday and I try to spend it on the thing I love the most, which …