Best @ Øyafestivalen 2012 – day2

Best:

  • THE AFGHAN WHIGS
    Great concert! Best performance so far @ Øya 2012. They still have a lot to prove. Greg Dulli has a soulful rock voice & nice stage present. But I feel this is first and foremost a great band.. the total is greater than the sum of it’s parts.
    Best Songs: City Solei, Debonair, 66 & Gentlemen
  • ST. VINCENT
    I did not know what to expect from St. Vincent.. did not do my homework.. only listened briefly to her/their last record… and did not like it that much.
    The Concert was very positive experience… it was intense, focused & rock solid. I liked the songs far better live than the studio versions…. Annie  Erin Clark even reminded me a bit about PJ Harvey :)
    Hallgeir:  I really looked forward to see them, and I was not disappointed, great concert!
  • CASA MURILO
    Must be one of the best kept secrets in the pop world, what a revelation! Warm pop, good melodies and done with heart, just lovely and I’m really looking forward to their new album this autumn. They debuted a new song to Oslo, it was very nice, and I mean that in the best possible way.
  • BARONESS
    Good band, solid performance… but too heavy for me.. 6 songs was enough… over to Hallgeir “Metal” Olsen:
    Hallgeir: Not too heavy at all! A great hardrock band (with a bit prog thrown in). Good solid concert from one of the very few “metal” bands that I can stand.
  • BILLY BRAGG
    We got what was expected. Always in need to “preach”.. waging a war against cynicism.. but that’s his “calling”. And he is good at it. Solid performance.

Other:

  • JONAS ALASKA
    Nice enough.. but rather boring.
  • FRANK OCEAN
    20min late.. and left after only 4 (good) songs. It was announced from the stage that he was sick…
    I feel he should have have shown the audience some respect and at start up declared something like: “Sorry I’m late.. I don’t feel well.. but I’ll do my best..”. Frankly – Frank – this felt a bit “fishy”.

Casa Murilo at Øya 2012:

-Egil & Hallgeir @ Øyafestivalen 2012

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