Roskilde Festival 2004, day 4 (in English)

The Von Bondies from Detroit played the Odeon stage: Oh my – more retro garage rock of the massively noisy and uncompromising kind. They do have a good (almost danceable) groove going at times, but to often they fall back into a grungy blues feel. Canadian Broken Social Scene play against all odds: Their complex Read More …

Roskilde Festival 2004, day 3 (in English)

It may be me, but I don’t really understand the hype surrounding I am Kloot. Sure, he writes decent songs and has a pleasant voice, but to me it’s just another singer/songwriter thing. Someone gave me a tip about Lali Puna from Munich, Germany, and I’m glad I went. It’s rare to see a rock Read More …

Roskilde Festival 2004, day 2 (in English)

A friend dragged me along to Within Temptation, but we left after a couple of songs: The worst cliches of goth/symphonic metal, with the female singer sounding like Kate Bush before she grew up. A little worse, and they could be Evanescence (and I really hate Evanescence). DJ Krush was the DJ as an artist: Read More …

Roskilde Festival 2004, day 1 (in English)

My first day at the Roskilde Festival: Always be wary of bands who claim to be “inspired by Sonic Youth”. The opening act at the Odeon Stage, Blonde Redhead had some original beats and ethereal melodies. But only in the last song as the guitar noise kicked in, did they show their full potential. The Read More …