Tag Archive for swedish

Lykke Li. Red Rocks. 08.06.14

Lykke Li has gone through a transformation of sorts in the studio, but when it comes to her stage presence, she is still a force to be reckoned with. When the lights went down on the stage at Red Rocks on Wednesday night, the smoke poured in, the wind started to blow, and the girl in black took the stage like the… Read more →

The Knife. Fillmore Auditorium. 04.21.14

The photo above best represents the image in my head of what The Knife would look like on stage. My skewed perspective came from the media that surrounded the album that first introduced me to the masked Dreijer siblings. The visual companions to Silent Shout were extremely dark and they portrayed Karin and Olof as anonymous figures in a variety of… Read more →

R.I.P. Air France

With only a couple EPs and a single under their belt, Swedish electronic pop duo Air France are calling it quits.  According to a tumblr announcement, they just couldn’t create anything worthy of a follow-up to 2008’s No Way Down.   Things that came easy in the past would come no more.  It’s too bad, because No Way Down held such… Read more →

Ghost. Marquis Theater. 01.27.12

“Lu-ci-feeeeeer!”  The ceremony started at 10:30pm on a bone chilling night at Denver’s Marquis Theater.  The 8th of 13 ‘dates of doom’ for Sweden’s enigmatic retro-metallers brought with it all the elements that are now expected from this young, hyped group of nameless ghouls.  Fronted by Papa Emeritus, a skeletal figure in red and black bishop’s robes, Ghost rely on… Read more →

Phil Anselmo and friends throw DOWN w/ In Solitude: Summit Music Hall, 09/06/11

Phil Anselmo might be known as much for being an asshole as he is for bitch-slapping your eardrums with bands like (the legendary) Pantera, Arson Anthem and the super ‘southern sludge’ group, Down. Anselmo will be the first to admit he’s done and said some regrettable things in the past, sometimes he’ll say some new regrettable thing in that same… Read more →