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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Sunday with Opeth, 1349, Carach Angren and more

The last day at the Inferno Metal Festival 2019 had a good variety of music styles. Prog metal from Opeth, black metal with lots of pyro from 1349, symphonic black metal from Carach Angren, epic black metal from Cult of … Continue reading

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Saturday with Bloodbath, Taake, Gaahls Wyrd and more

Saturday at the Inferno International Metal Festival had mostly Nordic bands on the Rockefeller stage. Norwegian bands Gaahls Wyrd, Taake, Impaled Nazarene from Finland plus Bloodbath from Sweden, and Der Weg Einer Freiheit from Germany. (Photo above: Old Nick Holmes from … Continue reading

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Friday with Hypocrisy, Tribulation, MGLA and more

Friday at the Inferno Metal Festival had less symphonic and more black and death metal than the first day. This day was also the only day of the festival where there were still a few tickets left when the doors … Continue reading

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Thursday with Dimmu Borgir, Witchcraft, Svarttjern and more

The yearly Black Easter event, The Inferno Metal Festival, is on in Oslo. It started yesterday, with the first of four full concert nights at the Rockefeller Music Hall with bands playing on two stages for almost two thousand fans … Continue reading

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Leeann’s Barndance 2019 – The Very Very Best Ever?

I said that the 2015 Barn Dance may have been the best post SXSW Barn Dance ever, but after yesterday’s event I may have to moderate this. Yesterday didn’t have the warmest weather, but it was around 70 F, and … Continue reading

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SXSW 2019 – Saturday with Hayes Carll, Ben Dickey, The Iguanas and more

The last day of SXSW 2019 I spent seeing the excellent film Nothing Stays The Same in the afternoon, before walking over to South Congress and the Bloodshot Records party behind The Yard Dog. After dinner I went  to The … Continue reading

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SXSW 2019 – Friday with Steve Earle, Darling West, Seratones and more

Friday night at SXSW I decided to go and stay the whole night at the Mohawk before going over to The Driskill  for  Darling West. I have actually never been to the Mohawk before, and with both father and son … Continue reading

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SXSW 2019 – Wednesday With Edie Brickell, The Waco Brothers and more

The first full SXSW night of showcases kicked off with almost 500 bands showcasing their music at close to one hundred venues. Since Edie Brickell was playing an eleven o’clock gig, I chose to go there early to be sure … Continue reading

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Chuck Prophet Patrice Pike, Casper Rawls and Super Drakes in Austin

At last I am back in Austin, and the first and second night here I saw four great bands at three of my favorite clubs, The Continental Club, The Saxon Pub and The One-2-One Bar. The clubs are all situated … Continue reading

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Bylarm 2019 – Promising New Bands and Artist

Bylarm is the Norwegian showcase festival with a Nordic and international focus. The first festival was arranged in 1998, so this years edition was the twenty second. The mix between seminars and showcases is well tested  from festivals like SXSW, … Continue reading