23 May 2024
Music
Friday Playlist Music News

YLC’s Best of Swedish Pop 2023

As 2023 is coming to an end, it is time to wrap things up and compile year-end lists of the best of the best. We have once again put together a playlist of the music that is the closest to our hearts, Swedish POP! The year has brought so much amazing Swedish music our way […]

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Concerts Culture Music

All is full of love with Loreen at Cirkus

After her legendary second win at Eurovision Song Contest in May, Loreen is now on her European tour celebrating the win. She took to the stage in front of the home audience at Stockholm’s sold-out Cirkus and delivered a show filled with such high emotions the front row were in tears by the encores. Loreen […]

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Concerts Festivals Music

Stockholm Jazz Festival: The harp reinvented in Brandee Younger Trio

Grammy-nominated harpist and composer Brandee Younger is one of the leading voices of contemporary jazz that moves between Western classical music, soul, funk, hip-hop and bop. Collaborating with artists such as Beyonce, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, and more, she demonstrates her ability to seamlessly inject the harp into arrangements and venues where it has historically […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: Jazz is a woman and her name is Lakecia Benjamin

On an average week, Tuesday night is not the most hip time to go out in Stockholm. Fortunately,  there is nothing average about Stockholm Jazz Festival or Lakecia Benjamin.  The overly hyped audience was queuing and patiently observing the long sound-check motions. The musicians’ flight from the previous gig got cancelled so they had to […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: An ode to bass and organ 

Stockholm Jazz Festival gave the audience a great opportunity to witness an ode to bass and organ. The first is quite often overlooked by the critics and overpowered by the enchanting saxophone and eloquent piano. The second tends to be perceived as a spice that can be added on demand. But this time, the Clayton–Hamilton […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: Bagarmossen Bebop taps into the drumming

If you’re curious about the usual temperature in a wine cellar, it typically falls within the cosy range of 13-15°C. This was absolutely not the case last Saturday when Bagarmossen Bebop fired up the stage at Musikvalvet Baggen. It wasn’t about the candles or the heating, but rather the unconventional drums embodied in the form […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival: New age jazz by Jasmine Myra

Jasmine Myra is a saxophonist, composer and band leader, based in Leeds. Part of the bustling, creative, cross-genre music scene in the city, she has surrounded herself with some of the best young talent in the north of England. Her original instrumental music has a euphoric and uplifting sound, influenced by artists as diverse as […]

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Spoiler alert: Stockholm Jazz Festival is coming!

Every year, October brings several autumn essentials: overpriced pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween baking, new knitted collections and Stockholm Jazz Festival. While missing some of those could be good for your wallet, the latter one is not to be skipped but invested in! At the end of the day, who needs therapy when there is jazz? […]

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Miss Li rounds up her tour with high energy at Gröna Lund

Miss Li finished her summer tour at Gröna Lund and left the crowd electried with her high energy and heartwarming emotion, serving both her recent Swedish-language superhits and more organic older favorites in English. Miss Li was running behind schedule and the front-row was getting anxious about what was taking time. Having seen her stage […]

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Loreen and other stars shine at Rix FM Festival

Rix FM Festival 2023 had its Stockholm stop during the Culture Festival, which meant they were able to fill the Gustav Adolfs Torg in front of the Opera House. And beside the huge crowds, the artists could rest their eyes on the Royal Castle and the Parliament House. The line-up included a total of thirteen […]

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