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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Globen, Stockholm, 2012-06-14
    But it s hard to fault them for their monotony since the crowd hardly returned any of the love sent out Sure people were cheering between songs and sounded really excited But aside from the über fans up front everyone else seemed way past their prime to bother to stand up I think the fact that the floor was seated may have been one of the main problems why the concert never really seemed to take off That all being said I still had a really good time seeing Tom Petty for the first time The main revelations for me were what an integral part Scott Thurston s backing vocals play in the overall sound what an awesome guitarist Mike Campbell is and that The Heartbreakers sound more like a heavy rock band in a live setting compared to the pop sound that Petty is known for especially in the Fleetwood Mac cover Oh Well It was really cool when The Heartbreakers would go in to extended jam sessions with Petty looking cool playing to the crowd with a couple of Maracas It was cool to hear Free Fallin and Petty s musings of LA now that I ve been there myself I could just picture crossing Mulholland Drive on my way down Topanga Canyon Boulevard towards Highway 1 with the Pacific glistening in the setting sun behind it My favorite songs of the night was the two song encore of Mary Jane s Last Dance and American Girl Mary Jane is my favorite Petty song and it sounded really good live I just love that guitar riff and the harmonica I had all but given up hope of hearing American Girl since Petty used to have it as his opener for the past couple of years It was the

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » Lenny Kravitz – Gröna Lund, Stockholm, 2012-06-12
    and White America Lenny went on playing one of the best sets I ve seen from him I got to hear pretty much every song I wanted to hear my favorites being Always on the Run Fields of Joy Mr Cab Driver and Believe Lenny s band sounded great as always with a horn section that got quite a bit of room I also really like when Lenny and guitarist Craig Ross stand with their backs against one another trading guitar licks that s just pure rock n roll Craig s solo in Believe was fantastic I love how it builds to a crescendo I was very happy that Black and White America was still in the set In my opinion it s Lenny s best song since he released the album 5 fourteen years ago I was pleased to hear Where Are We Runnin in the set It s great that Lenny picks songs from pretty much every album I just wish he d do Supersoulfighter and Live as well It seemed like Lenny was having a blast and he was quite amused when his guitar tech decided to take a ride on Gröna Lund s Free Fall mid song The concert ended with a twenty minute plus version of Let Love Rule probably the longest one I ve heard him do so far Lenny worked his way past the front row with everyone singing along to the chorus At one point Vintage Trouble s Ty Taylor also got to take the mic The fact that Lenny Kravitz managed to turn a bad location in to a great concert experience proves what a talented performer he is As I left Gröna Lund to the sound of Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower playing through the PA Kravitz always plays

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog
    would sit in the stands enjoying the show It was really cool to see such an established musician enjoying a rock concert as a fan you could tell he really dug Born to Run Bruce was in great shape as always It s really hard to believe he s 62 years old At one point he went out in the middle of the audience where he chugged a beer he was given and then proceeded to make his way back to the stage by crowdsurfing the entire way He did a kneeslide across the stage and leaned so far back holding on to his mike stand during Tenth Avenue Freeze Out I thought he was going to break his back There were two tributes to the late Clarence Clemons during My City of Ruins and Tenth Avenue Freeze Out During the latter Bruce asked Are we missing anybody upon which images of Clarence was displayed on the screens while the music stopped for a not so silent minute People were cheering for Clarence and many in the audience were doing the we re not worthy bowing gesture that had become so popular during the past couple of tours whenever The Big Man played a solo Speaking of Clarence his nephew Jake Clemons did an excellent job filling his uncle s shoes He got a couple of standing ovations throughout the night It seems he s the only worthy successor to The Big Man Bruce brings along a horn section for this tour and many of the numbers are arranged with that in mind This was also the first concert I ve seen where he s brought the missus along Patti Scialfa Even though Patti was there Springsteen still brought Soozie Tyrell along bringing the total number of musicians on stage Springsteen included to seventeen eighteen if you count Michelle Moore who joined The Boss for Rocky Ground That s a lot of people to put on your payroll The setlist was pretty good although I still have not gotten to hear Rosalita at any of the six Springsteen shows I ve been to She s The One was definitely the highlight of the night with The Ties That Bind Candy s Room and Apollo Medley being close contenders Since we were in California Bruce and The E Street Band treated us to a cover of The Rivieras California Sun during the encore For the last three songs of the encore Born to Run Dancing in the Dark and Tenth Avenue Freeze Out the house lights were turned back on During Dancing in the Dark Bruce brought his sister on stage for a dance All in all it was a great show not the best I ve seen from The Boss but even on an off day he surpasses all other live acts out there Bruce played some really solid guitar solos throughout the night an ability he downplays on his albums and saves for the stage The solo duel with Tom Morello in The Ghost of Tom Joad was nothing short of fantastic with Bruce bringing out the chops from way back when he set out to be the fastest guitar player in Asbury Park Setlist Start 20 20 01 Badlands 02 We Take Care Of Our Own 03 Wrecking Ball 04 The Ties That Bind 05 Death to My Hometown w Tom Morello 06 My City of Ruins 07 The E Street Shuffle 08 Jack of All Trades w Tom Morello 09 Something in the Night 10 Candy s Room 11 She s the One 12 Easy Money 13 Waitin on a Sunny Day 14 The Promised Land 15 Apollo Medley 16 The Ghost of Tom Joad w Tom Morello 17 The Rising 18 Lonesome Day 19 We Are Alive 20 Land of Hope and Dreams Encore 22 34 21 Rocky Ground w Michelle Moore 22 California Sun The Rivieras cover 23 Born to Run 24 Dancing in the Dark 25 Tenth Avenue Freeze Out w Tom Morello End 23 08 Written by Daniel No Comments Joe Bonamassa Cirkus Stockholm 2012 03 19 2012 03 20 Posted in Concert Reviews Jump to Setlist Pictures Videos This was my third time seeing Joe Bonamassa in two years including once with Black Country Communion My impressions of this show compared to the first time I saw him was that this time around it seemed like Joe had taken one step further in the direction of rock music moving away from the blues I don t have a problem with that since I like both sides of Joe and an up tempo rock show leaves a more lasting impression on me anyway I was very happy that Slow Train was still the opener I thought that maybe I d missed my chance to hear it live since Joe skipped Sweden on the Dust Bowl Tour But it actually seemed that this was still an extension of that tour even though his new album Driving Towards The Daylight was just around the corner Dust Bowl was another favorite of mine which is weird cause I usually never like the new songs when I go see bands these days Joe explained to the audience that this was the band s first concert with keyboardist Rick Melick since he d been returned to them by Russian customs Melick was detained when the band was about to enter Russia because of some issue with his visa The shows in Saint Petersburg and Moscow were done with Joe bassist Carmine Rojas and drummer Tal Bergman as a power trio while Melick spent a couple of days in lockup The best two songs of the night was probably the Black Country Communion tune Song of Yesterday and Bonamassa s cover of The Who s Young Man Blues However Song of Yesterday was really lacking Glenn Hughes vocals Don t get me wrong I love Joe Bonamassa s voice but the combination of both their vocals in that song

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » Band of Skulls – Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, 2012-05-10
    looking at Russell Marsden s pedal board Being a guitarist and guitar effects aficionado myself it was quite interesting to see what pedals Russell had on his board He seems to be quite fond of or sponsored by Electro Harmonix having both a Memory Man and a POG2 on his pedal board Band of Skulls opened with Sweet Sour the title track from their second album and the first thing that hit me was how loud they were In recent years I ve felt that the volume at concerts has been reduced considerably but Band of Skulls really turned it up to 11 It was an awesome feeling to be in the front row and just feel the bass reverberating through my bones and hearing the guitar straight from Russell s amp rather than the PA Russell played a variety of Gretsch guitars my favorite being his White Falcon a guitar I ve been partial to ever since seeing John Frusciante using it live for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song Otherside Since it was such a small venue you actually stood up against the stage so when Russell would come up front to do a solo his guitar would literally be inches from my face Experiencing music in such an intimate setting is really special and you get a great feel for how tight Band of Skulls are as a band Bassist Emma Richardson and drummer Matt Hayward provide a totally solid rhythm section for Russell s embellishments Emma looked really cool in her cowboy boots and black jeans I really like how Emma and Russell s voices complement each other both when they re trading lyrics back and forth and when Emma sings backup to Russell s vocals I was really glad that the band played most songs

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » Bruce Springsteen – LA Sports Arena, CA, USA, 2012-04-26
    of Rage Against the Machine was in attendance and played guitar on four songs My wife actually spotted Morello in the stands across from us before the show started Morello came prepared with his huge pedalboard He played an amazing solo in The Ghost of Tom Joad a song he covers with his Nightwatchman solo project Between songs Morello who was wearing a Born to Run t shirt would sit in the stands enjoying the show It was really cool to see such an established musician enjoying a rock concert as a fan you could tell he really dug Born to Run Bruce was in great shape as always It s really hard to believe he s 62 years old At one point he went out in the middle of the audience where he chugged a beer he was given and then proceeded to make his way back to the stage by crowdsurfing the entire way He did a kneeslide across the stage and leaned so far back holding on to his mike stand during Tenth Avenue Freeze Out I thought he was going to break his back There were two tributes to the late Clarence Clemons during My City of Ruins and Tenth Avenue Freeze Out During the latter Bruce asked Are we missing anybody upon which images of Clarence was displayed on the screens while the music stopped for a not so silent minute People were cheering for Clarence and many in the audience were doing the we re not worthy bowing gesture that had become so popular during the past couple of tours whenever The Big Man played a solo Speaking of Clarence his nephew Jake Clemons did an excellent job filling his uncle s shoes He got a couple of standing ovations throughout the night It seems he s the only worthy successor to The Big Man Bruce brings along a horn section for this tour and many of the numbers are arranged with that in mind This was also the first concert I ve seen where he s brought the missus along Patti Scialfa Even though Patti was there Springsteen still brought Soozie Tyrell along bringing the total number of musicians on stage Springsteen included to seventeen eighteen if you count Michelle Moore who joined The Boss for Rocky Ground That s a lot of people to put on your payroll The setlist was pretty good although I still have not gotten to hear Rosalita at any of the six Springsteen shows I ve been to She s The One was definitely the highlight of the night with The Ties That Bind Candy s Room and Apollo Medley being close contenders Since we were in California Bruce and The E Street Band treated us to a cover of The Rivieras California Sun during the encore For the last three songs of the encore Born to Run Dancing in the Dark and Tenth Avenue Freeze Out the house lights were turned back on During Dancing in

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » Joe Bonamassa – Cirkus, Stockholm, 2012-03-19
    bands these days Joe explained to the audience that this was the band s first concert with keyboardist Rick Melick since he d been returned to them by Russian customs Melick was detained when the band was about to enter Russia because of some issue with his visa The shows in Saint Petersburg and Moscow were done with Joe bassist Carmine Rojas and drummer Tal Bergman as a power trio while Melick spent a couple of days in lockup The best two songs of the night was probably the Black Country Communion tune Song of Yesterday and Bonamassa s cover of The Who s Young Man Blues However Song of Yesterday was really lacking Glenn Hughes vocals Don t get me wrong I love Joe Bonamassa s voice but the combination of both their vocals in that song is such a big part of its appeal to me But the main riff is just so great and Joe s solo was nothing short of phenomenal Young Man Blues was such a perfect fit for Joe s live show and I hope he will keep it in the set for future tours Joe s new drummer Tal Bergman is a really nice addition to the band He did an awesome drum solo before being joined on stage by Joe on his white Gibson Don Felder EDS 1275 Double Neck guitar Between songs Joe mentioned to the band that he had played the same venue with Black Country Communion less than a year ago joking that he had stayed in the spot where bassist Carmine Rojas was standing all night implying that he was playing second fiddle to the always gracious Glenn Hughes The concert ended with the now standard set closer Just Got Paid complete with Zeppelin s Dazed and Confused

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » Bigbang – Göta Källare, Stockholm, 2011-12-09
    edge of the stage for a guitar solo I would have to duck to avoid getting hit by the guitar neck that s how close to the stage we were My favorite songs of the night were Where the World Comes To An End Wild Bird and To The Mountains Øystein acutally stage dived right over our heads during To The Mountains very cool indeed Because we were standing so close we actually got the perfect live sound as opposed to hearing the concert through the PA like you normally do when you stand further back The bass came straight from Nikolai s bass amp and the guitar straight from Øystein s Fender and Vox amps while Olaf s drums came through unmiked right in front of us I also have to say that the crowd was really good with everyone singing along and jumping up and down A song that I wasn t familiar with before but that I ve really started to like since the concert is Isabel from Bigbang s album Edendale from 2009 Øystein played it on a Fender Stratocaster with a capo on the four lowest strings E G and the B and high E string open The whole song is great with its haunting feel but the solo at the end is just fantastic Speaking of guitars Øystein had some beautiful ones with him It was the sunburst Stratocaster that I just mentioned a Rickenbacker 12 string that he used for From a Distance and a beautiful vintage Gibson Les Paul Goldtop He also had two really nice Harmony Stratotone guitars one of which was in a Newport Green color The concert ended with Girl in Oslo which is a really fun song live when everyone in the audience is singing along Thanks for

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  • Rock Revival – Daniel’s Music Blog » Blog Archive » The Smashing Pumpkins – Annexet, Stockholm, 2011-11-02
    booth Was finally able to replace my old one Billy Corgan didn t speak to the audience at all A bit of a bummer but I guess that s just the way he is cause he didn t seem to be in a bad mood He was actually laughing at himself when he messed up the Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers rhyme Since this was the first show on the European tour they had apparently decided to switch up the setlist a bit which unfortunately meant that they didn t close with Bullet With Butterfly Wings like they ve always done on this tour both before and after the Stockholm show They played for over two hours which felt quite generous No encores they just staed on the stage for the entire show Impressed by new drummer Mike Byrne Talented guy who also did a great job playing electric piano during For Martha Great version of the song by the way The songs from Siamese Dream were the best of course Soma and Cherub Rock were fantastic Setlist Start 20 41 01 Quasar 02 Panopticon 03 Starla 04 Geek U S A 05 Muzzle 06 Window Paine

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