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City Sounds 4/5: Stockholm by krkuchta

Listen to WERW'S Sounds of Stockholm Monday from 11pm-1am

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City Sounds goes abroad once again, and this time we’re going to the Venice of the North: Stockholm, Sweden.

As we discovered from when we went to Paris, the history of music in a European city is way harder to cover than music from an American city. I mean, some of these places have hundreds of years on us. Nevertheless, we will venture into Stockholm and see what we can gather. There will most definitely be some ABBA–I can guarantee that.

Besides ABBA of course, Stockholm has many artists that have caught international attention. Bands like The Knife, Those Dancing Days and Lykke Li have found success around the globe, shining some light on Stockholm and Sweden in general.

Stockholm is home to a variety of musical genres. But, like every city, there are a few that it’s known for. Metal is huge over in Sweden, and Stockholm has put out big names like In Flames and Opeth. The general alternative rock sound is found in bands such as the Concretes and Shout Out Louds. Don’t forget the indie pop explosion that includes Stockholm natives Miike Snow and Peter, Bjorn and John.

Stockholm has been blowing up the music world for the past few years with this mass distribution of amazing artists, and City Sounds is going to take a gander at them all. Listen to City Sounds on WERW, Monday nights from 11pm-1am.

–Kyle Kuchta

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20 Watts Reviews Shout Out Louds’ Work by crumblymuffin
February 23, 2010, 11:06 am
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Shout Out Louds work could cause speeding tickets

PREVIEW: VISIT Shout Out Louds’ MySpace
WE GIVE IT: 15/20 Watts

After finally getting a car up to Syracuse this semester, I find myself stuck behind the wheel more and more often.  Maybe it’s just the pull of moving quickly from point to point, or maybe it’s that American concept of freedom on the open road.  Either way, it’s led to me listening to way more music as of late, and at way louder volumes.  Thank god, or else I might never have blasted “1999,” the lead track off Work at full volume on the drive between Buffalo and home.  There’s something about Shout Out Louds that works with driving, and this album is no different, especially late at night chasing the shadows from headlights up ahead.
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