Monday, September 1, 2008

Kristoffer Ragnstam at Piano's 8.27.08

Earlier this week I reviewed a great show by Swedish musician Kristoffer Ragnstam at Piano's Bar on Ludow Street in Manhattan. When I think of Swedish music ABBA comes to mind but Sweden is actually the 3rd largest exporter of music these days behind the US and UK. Kris has a unique progressive sound and is definitely friendly to the modern rock palette. I loved how the band was so high energy and melodic featuring elements of pop, rock, electronica. Definitely check out a few of his new tracks from his album Wrong Side of the Room and you can see my full review at the Short and Sweet NYC blog.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was at this show and can't stop talking to my friends about it! When will he be back?????

Tim said...

Yeah it's a good live show- he comes to NY pretty often and does a few gigs when he's here so check his website for updates.

Sebastian said...

I was there too! And Kristoffer Totally Fucking rocked my boat. I went to Virgin store the day after and bought both his albums.
This guy will get an Emmy very soon. Soo happy that I catched the small painos show before he will do all the arenas all over the world.

Anonymous said...

i was there too (but i'm no hipster). i wandered in to check out the buzz - no one packs pianos early - just doesn't happen. so i was curious. the act that played before this guy was great too. and closed their set with a ukulele (solo) version of an 80's song I know i should have known (it escaped me, yet haunts me). i stayed because the previous act was great and some guy sad the next act was on the same label. again, an escaped name. but damn - i felt like pianos was the center of the universe wednesday night and i stubbled into greatness (and hipness it turns out). that doesn't happen enough though i'm sure we all imagine it does just cause it's f*ckin' nyc. but that's another lie we tell ourselves to justify stupid high rent. whatever, i digress. the fact is - this guy, his band, and the one prior - i WILL figure out who they were- were simply amazing. the vibe in the room was that we were all seeing/hearing new music that mattered. much pinching of selves to make sure it wasn't an amazing dream. seeing your blog reminded me it was real. more of this please nyc.

tim said...

I think the other band was Passion Pit- it's too bad I missed them. I agree with your assessment though- the show was something special!

LaToya said...

Im speechless! Kristoffer Ragnstam will get huge. And I think that will happend very soon. "Wrong side of the room" must be one of the best albums in years. Totally agree with you Sebastian regarding Kris getting an Emmy.

Anonymous said...

The band before Kristoffer was The Break And Repair Method! myspace.com/thebreakandrepairmethod. Great band!

Kristoffer Ragnstam is where it's at! Hands down.

Clara from Cuba said...

Grammy my friends Grammy! I think you want the kid to have a Grammy not an Emmy.
And I agree. Give the mad dog somekind price for having the guts to teach us Americans how to write a lyric, a song. Or a shiny reward for being one hell of a live act.
But not an Emmy.

Clara from Cuba said...

Grammy my friends Grammy! I think you want the kid to have a Grammy not an Emmy.
And I agree. Give the mad dog somekind of price for having the guts to teach us Americans how to write a lyric, a song. Or a shiny reward for being one hell of a live act.
But not an Emmy.

Anonymous said...

Come back!come back!COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!