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The 20 best concerts of 2012 according to Egil



I landed @ 45 concerts in 2012… a great year it has been.

Here is my list of the 20 best:

  1.  Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (The Second night in Bergen, July)
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (First Night Bergen July)
  3. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (First  Concert, Bergen, June)
  4. Justin Townes Earle (Bergen, June)
  5. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Club concert, Bergen, June)
  6. Patti Smith (Bergen, June)
  7. Ron Carter, Bill Frisell & Joey Baron (NYC (Bluenote), January)
  8.  The South (Bergen, June)
  9. The Deep Dark Woods (NYC, January)
  10. Afghan Whigs (Oslo, August)
  11. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Oslo, August)
  12. Jonathan Wilson (Bergen, June)
  13. Lars Winnerbäck (Bergen, June)
  14. Bob Mould (Oslo, August)
  15. Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (Bergen, June)
  16. Thåström (Bergen, June)
  17. Feist (Oslo, August)
  18. The Black Keys (Oslo, August)
  19. Robert Earl Keen (NYC, January)
  20. Tønes (Skudeneshavn, November)


Video Premiere: The Baddest Man Alive by Black Keys and RZA

From The Black Keys’ Facebook page:

World Premiere: “The Baddest Man Alive” a music video by The Black Keys & RZA for RZA’s new movie The Man with the Iron Fists.

…and what a great track it is, AND what a bad (meanin’ good) video!

From Paste Magazine:

The rockers and RZA teamed up to record a sultry track that combines the best of both rock and rap worlds. The video for “The Baddest Man Alive” pays homage to the kung-fu film that it accompanies. Audiences see The Black Keys and RZA sitting at a table in a restaurant when, all of a sudden, they all begin to battle each other. Throughout the fight sequence there are small clips from The Man With The Iron Fists on different surfaces. The bloody aspects that audiences can expect to see from the feature (it was produced by Quentin Tarantino, after all) make their way into the video, including RZA ripping someone’s arm off. (Read more at Paste)

– Hallgeir

Best @ Øyafestivalen 2012 – day3

      A bit “slow” in the beginning.. didn’t really kick off before GoTC got us jumping. You get a strong White Stripes vibe, especially when Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney plays alone.. and that’s a good thing.
      Great “party blues rock”.. but not as great as Afghan Whigs on Thursday 🙂
      And btw.. it’s not before/after Danger Mouse.. it’s just: “The Black Keys”.
      Best Songs:
      Little Black Submarines, Lonely Boy & Gold on the Ceiling
      Lovely summer music. Sun, Beer, relaxing.. & listening to “Teenage Fanclub”… sorry.. Lightships. Yes, it’s much the same.. and that’s Good. Gerard Love has, after all, written many of TF’s best songs.

    Very cool stuff. Hard Rock Blues… with quite a few soul elements. Mr Maarud really rocked and gave us a fine start to “Friday @ Øya”.

    Well… it was fun.. and a bit fascinating. Lot of energy, irony, “bitches”, “niggaz”.. etc. But I guess that’s the deal. We @ JV might be a bit too old to really get this stuff.. and frankly.. I’m not that interested.

    Well at least we tried… and didn’t get it.
    They are quite good at what they do, but maybe the bookers at the Oyafestival this year have booked one too many of the melancholic women. I saw the whole concert but got bored, I would have loved to see them at a club where I could give them my full attention. I believe it would have suited them much better.

-Egil & Hallgeir @ Øyafestivalen 2012