Aihearkisto: In English

Truths and roses have thorns about them

We’re walking in a hurry, late again! Before taking off we’ve tried to get into the mood by listening to Neljä Ruusua (English: Four Roses) on the laptop. The closer we get to the Main Stage, the more pumped we … Lue lisää »

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The Exploited is not dead!

The Sue Stage tent is filled to the brim when the punk legend The Exploited takes the stage. It’s been a long time waiting for this: the familiar red mohawk and the Scottish accent which sometimes seems indistinguishable. Lue lisää »

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Punk outrage with Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät

Wow. As the web press representative makes her way to the Rekka Stage slightly late (yet again)  she is met with quite a surprise.  Rekka Stage, a venue normally reserved for smaller bands and their audiences, doesn’t look itself. The … Lue lisää »

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Mind-blowing amalgam of electronic music

Ten minutes before Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin had even arrived on the stage the YleX tent was bustling with anticipation. The restlessness was certainly accompanied by awe and excitement, because knowing Aphex Twin, the PA systems could shortly … Lue lisää »

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Thank you!

It’s time say goodbye again, as Ilosaarirock 2011 starts to dance and bounce to the sound of the last performers. We’ll be writing, editing and updating the material during next week, so you don’t have to let go of the … Lue lisää »

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Look mommy, there’s a red sparrow up in the sky

There was a small but enthusiastic crowd for the last act on Sue Stage, with a nucleus of diehard fans cheering when Red Sparowes took to the stage. When the is a band is another project for guys who otherwise … Lue lisää »

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“This is the heavy heavy monster sound. You better start to move your feet!”

The classiest performance in this year’s Ilosaarirock was given by the godfather of ska, Madness, flying in from Camden, London. Dressed in their Sunday bests, these British gentlemen swept the rug under the audience’s feet with little effort. And the … Lue lisää »

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Cody ChesnuTT brought Rento Stage to a close

Cody ChesnuTT from all the way across the big pond brought this year’s Rento Stage to a close. His sweeter-than-honey soul enveloped the entire crowd in a shroud of cool vibes. The ten-member band accompanying ChesnuTT sounded simply amazing. Among … Lue lisää »

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Blackfield’s powerful vibe

First time visitor in Finland, Blackfield kicked off their show with intense beat. Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson took turns in sharing thoughtful lyrics with the audience, while drums and bass provided deep, resonating background that pounded in the listeners’ … Lue lisää »

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A blaze in the northern sky

A gig at the Rekka Stage has been the first milestone on the road to success for many beginning bands from Joensuu, and this may very well be case with Ablazer as well.

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