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Getting mighty

It’s been more than three years ago since I have seen Mighty Oaks play live. Back in 2011, they had just started as a band and they played their first concert ever in Scandinavia at the second Melodica Festival in Aarhus.

Finally, I managed to see them again, as a part of the the line-up of the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.

To be exact, their show was one of the Stay Out West concerts happening in clubs all over town after the closing of the open air festival site. 

Pustervik, the main indie venue in Gothenburg, was well filled, and even though it was the band’s first gig on swedish soil, quite many people in the audience could sing along to Mighty Oaks’ songs.

It was great to see how they had developed as a band in terms of stage presence and live energy, so it didn’t take long for them to get a true indie folk party going, despite being one of the last concerts of the festival in front of a tired audience.

Yes, they’re getting mighty.

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That was the third Melodica Night in Aarhus in 2014.

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As I mentioned four days ago, I was looking forward to seeing Fat White Family again at Danmarks Grimmeste Festival in Aarhus.

But due to transportation problems they had to cancel. 
The festival though managed to find a quick replacement. And in terms of stage presence it would have been difficult to find any better within the rock genre in Denmark. The Blue Van stepped in and explored every inch of the main stage at Grimfest.

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Fat White Family was my rock discovery at this year’s Field Day London.

The at times obscure sound on their debut record (with a very strange name…) was turned into a bluesy, sweaty, raw live experience on stage.

To my surprise the band also got booked for this year’s edition of Danmarks Grimmeste Festival in Aarhus which usually almost exclusively presents danish bands. So tomorrow is my next chance to join the family.

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Balthazar just made it in time. They had to eat sandwiches right on stage just before starting their set at this year’s Hurricane Festival. The Belgian band had been pulled over by the police several times on the the way to their show (now I wonder how their tour van looks like…). But luckily I managed to see them life this time as about three years ago, they were supposed to warm up for their fellow countrymen dEUS in Copenhagen - but unfortunately they had to cancel.

They seemed experienced enough to handle these kind of pressured situations and provided an excellent start for my second festival day.

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New album, new single - and a lovely video along with it

HONIG has lots of new things to offer, including a tour in early autumn, so you have a chance to listen to his  metal-trained voice live in concert…

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Like the nineties when they were good - Speedy Ortiz.