Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.4 Issue #07 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.4 #07

January 28th, 1997


There are 23 messages totalling 1075 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Finnish CD Chain (2) 2. music journalists who suck (3) 3. Non-Scan: Moonshake (3) 4. Klubb Indigo / Speaker (2) 5. Gluecifer - Kings of Rock 6. Finnish tape (2) 7. Hac ego caccavi (2) 8. Klubb Indigo 9. This Perfect Day 10. Sin's Selected News [26-Jan-97] 11. Sin's SIB Gig Guide [27-Jan-97] * Big Update * 12. This Perfect Day & Superswirls gig 13. Chavez & Railroad Jerk (no scan-indie content) (2) 14. archers of loaf .. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 22:04:56 -0800 From: xander@sirius.com Subject: Re: Finnish CD Chain OK folks, here's the situation. 35 minutes of the Finnish CD are still completely playable on my system. Maybe someone else's machine would do a better job at reading the disc, but I have never encountered a disc that was so hard to read as problem areas on this one. Still, I think (and I've gotten a number of messages agreeing), that it should continue down the chain as is. And unless Kimmo speaks up and says he wants to do a tape replacement for the disc, then I think I'll send it off when I go to work on Monday (heavy storms expected this weekend, so don't count on me braving the Berkeley post office tomorrow). Perhaps the unplayable tracks can go on a future Finnish compilation? Anyone who wants to be added to the chain should preferably get their snail-mail address to me by midnight Greenwich time on Sunday (between Sunday and Monday). Likewise, if anybody is no longer interested in being on the chain, if you write me in time, I'll delete your name from the list. There are currently another 28 people on the original list, plus a couple of people who need to be signed up. From me, the tape makes a bunch of other stops in the US, one stop in the UK, spends a long long time in Sweden, then there are a bunch of short stops in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Italy and Greece. It's going to take a while for the disc to make the rounds. Dare I suggest that I might insert the addresses of new sign-ups into places on the middle of the list so that the disc will do less border-crossing, and thereby keep things moving as quickly as possible? Kimmo, if you think I should mess with this one, could you forward me the mailing list off your computer so that it will be easier for me to edit and reprint the mailing list? Hmm, anything I forgot? Isabella, I'll need your snail mail address to add you to the list. Of course I've already got yours, Jed. Alexander xander@sirius.com -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 10:10:52 +0200 (EET) From: solaris@sci.fi (Kimmo Saaskilahti) Subject: Re: Finnish CD Chain Some time ago, xander@sirius.com wrote: * Still, I think (and I've gotten a number of messages agreeing), that it * should continue down the chain as is. And unless Kimmo speaks up and says * he wants to do a tape replacement for the disc, OK, let's stick to the original plan and keep the chain going. I can include the missing tracks in the next compilation, as you suggested. * Dare I suggest that I might insert the addresses of new sign-ups into * places on the middle of the list so that the disc will do less * border-crossing, and thereby keep things moving as quickly as possible? Good thinking. * Kimmo, if you think I should mess with this one, could you forward me the * mailing list off your computer so that it will be easier for me to edit and * reprint the mailing list? Coming right up! Kimmo ---------------------------------- Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 19:16:38 +0100 (MET) From: hans.lindell@rockfile.se Subject: re: music journalists who suck What a discussion...... Since you have been talking about some of the most well known journalists in the rock and pop area I can add some facts. I miss them all.....every year at the MIDEM in Cannes. Why do I miss them ? - Because its one of the most important fairs for the music industry with over 10000 persons from record labels, music publishers, managements, festivals etc get together to do business, find new contacts etc There are also about 100 concerts and showcases during a week ( I will write a report in the Scandinavian Indie soon - and you can find information about MIDM at website: www.midemcannes.com) This was my fourth year at this fair. Except working for my own company Rockfile with a release for the Euro Pop Book (website:www.rockfile.se) I have together with Mats Olsson done some work for different media ( Radio Europa, Backstage..1994.95,96 ) and Topp 40, P4 and the Norwegian music magazin Faro Journalen this year. Other Swedish journalists at the fair were Claes Olsson, Topp 40, Margita Ljusberg, STIM-nytt, Germund Stenhag, Anna Jakten from Swedish Broadcasting P3 - Musikjournalen. But none of the really well known journalists show up. I find this strange. Say if... the big papers and motormagazins didn't send anyone to the big motorfairs when there are releases for new cars ? That would be quite weird, wouldn't it ? Maybe their editors think the fair only would be interesting to professionals and not to the common reader...... Hans Lindell P.S. If you like to read more about MIDEM I recomend Topp 40 next week for the Swedish and Faro Journalen for the Norwegians. The radioprograms ...I dont know and of course Scaninavian Indie. In ten days or so we will also put up something about the MIDEM at our newsweb: www.rockfile.se/e-news.html ---------------------------------- Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 07:23:51 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Non-Scan: Moonshake On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, xander@sirius.com wrote about: Non-Scan: Moonshake Again I have to thank everyone posting information! (This list is shock- full of well-informed people no doubt!) > I don't know any of your references there, but... Moonshake released > another album last year, but not on Too Pure. Some involvement from one > of the Stereolab women, but again, that's not my department. I haven't > heard anything that Moonshake have done since Margaret left to form Laika > which I liked a lot better. But as far as Moonshake goes, I adored their > "Big Good Angel" ep. And ludde@kore.lk.se (Ludvig Borgne) wrote: > Moonshake was formed by can't-remember-his-first-name Callaghan (ex- > Wolfhounds) and Maragret Fiedler in 1990. Released one, very My Bloody > Valentine influenced, EP ("First") on Creation, and then moved on to Too > Pure, where they released two singles, one album ("Eva Luna") and one mini > album ("Big Good Angel"). Then Fiedler left to form Laika with Guy Fixsen, > who produced most of the Moonshake records. Callaghan continued as Moonshake > and released one album on Too Pure, and last year an album on some US label, > with no European distribution (to my knowledge at least). The song on the Independent Top 20 compilation is "Secondhand Clothes" produced by Moonshake and Guy Fixsen, and the sleeve (I should have checked it before I asked I notice now, sorry about that) says: "Hailing from various corners of Hackney, Moonshake have quickly established themselves as one of the most innovative bands around. This, the bands second single, captures perfectly their experimentation with hip-hop beats and dub bass sounds and like its predecessor found its way into the upper reaches of the independent charts. Moonshake are a four piece consisting of Margaret Fielder on vocals and guitar, Dave Callahan vocals and guitar, John Frenelt on bass and Mig on drums. They will be releasing their debut LP on Too Pure in October 1992." It would definitely be interesting to hear their latest album (released 1996 if I understand both of you right?). Any chance someone on the list knows the name of the label they released it on? > I haven't heard the last album, but the last Too Pure album is pretty > interesting, mainly built up from strange samples, I'd guess. The cover > says something about it being "absolutely guitar free". Can't really > think of anyhting to compare it to, though. And I have no idea what it > could sound like live. Certainly wouldn't miss it if they played in > Stockholm, though. As the song "Secondhand Clothes" is filled with electric guitars, I guess they must have moved away from that pretty quickly if the debut album, released only a couple of months later, was guitar free? > PS. And, no, they have never (to my knowledge) sounded anything like the > Sultans Of Ping FC... Heh, well the thing I based my comparison on was the annoying male vocals in this song, for which I couldn't find a better comparison than just the Sultans Of Ping. The dreamy female vocals in the middle of the song is on the other hand nowhere near annoying. And then etxsahm@cyber.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) wrote: > I always thought the frontman smacked somewhat of Nick Cave back in the > old days with Birthday Party, or perhaps of John Lydon (or a mix of the > two)... there's that same vocal mannerism. But the music is harder to > describe. You're right! I couldn't find a good way of describing his voice other than the Sultans-thing, but I'm with you on the Nick Cave "reference" here. "An annoying Nick Cave" is far better than "somewhat similar to Sultans". > Why miss them at all? Linkoping is only 3 hours away. What do you say, > we borrow your dad's car and head southbound on the E4. I'm sure a few > more list subscribers from Stockholm would join... Seriously, I'm in. > Then we could meet up with the great Chief too... yip-yip-yip hook-a-hey... > smoke the pipes of peace, drink fire water, dance around the totem, chase > the squaws at Herrgarn... hooga-chagga! Heh heh, yeah you're welcome, though I can only bring one "guest" with me to Herrgar'n (as Micke explained earlier). But if Micke goes, he can also bring one, and then I'm sure I can always talk friends into taking people as well. Let me know soon though. Or you can also see them in Angelholm on February 5th if you want. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 07:23:28 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Klubb Indigo / Speaker On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, Martin Eksten wrote about: Klubb Indigo / Speaker: > Here's the winter program on Klubb Indigo (that's Club Indigo, for you > foreigners! ;) at Blekingska nationen (a student pub/disco) in Lund: > > January, 24: Speaker > January, 30: Bob Hund > February, 7: Fidget (prel) > February, 14: Page > February, 21: DJ Sarah Crackwell (St. Etienne) (prel) > February, 28: Local bands. Bent Spanner, Arty Spanner, Dipper, Bess > March, 7: Fly (ex Easy) > March, 14: DJ Ian Brown (the Stone Roses) > > Tba: Yvonne, Fivel, Vacuum, Silver Bullet It definitely looks like a great place there! A question though - I received a snail mail letter from Fly about a week ago where they wrote that they would play in Lund on _February_ 7th - do you know if they play in Lund on both February _and_ March 7th, or if the February 7th date has been moved to March 7th? And how was Speaker live? They play here in Linkoping pretty soon. Is it worth to go? And thanks for posting the schedule! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 09:35:24 +0100 From: akesson@canit.se (Olof Akesson) Subject: Gluecifer - Kings of Rock Hi there! Did anyone else see Hellacopters and Gluecifer at Studion last friday? Gluecifer kicked ass! They're a pretty new Norwegian punkrock band and are gonna have a new album out soon recorded in Sunlight Studio. They've had a 12" out on Norwegian label Hit Me! called "Dick disguised pussy". One of the best punk records of 1996 in my opinion. Guecifer are also featured in the next issue of Savage Magazine, out in March. "Dick disguised as pussy" Life just stood me up today I guess it's something out of tune inside Went to see a real cool band Cravin' to get out of hand Knew a couple of their tunes Sounded like the Electric Prunes Band came on and struck a chord Bassman from the mental ward Bitchin' 'bout some politics Evil opposite of kicks Those guys, those guys Were dick disguised as pussy No rock, no rock Just arty shit Went to shake a little rump Pulling my Travolta stunt Hangin' out around the bar Eyed a punkette with a scar Lipstick smeared across her face Claimed to dig the band New Race Raved on 'bout the New Wave scene Asked me where I just had been And when i told her 'bout the stinkin' band She ran down to their gig She was a sucker for something big That girl, that girl Was dick disguised as pussy No rock, no rock Just a wannabe Mvh/Yours truly, Olof Akesson Savage: http://www.canit.se/~akesson --------------------------------- Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 19:47:19 +0200 From: micre215@knuten.liu.se (Michael Rehnstrom) Subject: Finnish tape I have listened to the finnish indie tape (lots of them around now, this is the oldest one of those that are circulating) and, since Kimmo wanted it, here are some short comments: I cannot say that I am very familiar with finnish indie. On this tape there were only four bands/artists I have heard before: Larry & The Lefthanded, Jimi Tenor, Pistepirkko and Poverty Stinks. IMO it was a nice tape, in that I could not find any songs that fell below the "OK-level". On the other hand I also had a hard time finding something well above that level. Some bands, I thought, were closer to "good" than to "OK", for example Poverty Stinks, The Pansies, Aknestik and Coo. And I also found three new favourite bands (if their tunes on the tape are representative for them, that is): Laika & The Cosmonauts, Fridge and Dada Girl. The rest was, as I said, OK but it felt a bit anonymous. As if I had heard it before, in other versions with other bands. Not as crazy as I would have thought finnish indie-bands should sound. But then - this might be because I was very tired when I listened to the tape (I have checked in my law book, but I could not find any law against morons repairing a bicycle outside my window at 2.30 in the morning). But this was my first impression, at least. BTW, should it be impossible to have a norwegian or danish tape put together? I don't know about the indie scene in Denmark (maybe I have already got the hole collection of danish indie: the Ludo X-album) but I know that there should be enough bands in Norway (even in the city of Tromso alone!) to make a collection. Anyone? /Micke -------------------------------- Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 21:02:51 +0100 From: akesson@canit.se (Olof Akesson) Subject: Re: Finnish tape > And I also >found three new favourite bands (if their tunes on the tape are >representative for them, that is): Laika & The Cosmonauts, I've heard of them. Pekka Laine of the Hypnomen said they were the best instro-band around. What do they sound like? Is it surf or...? Mvh/Yours truly, Olof Akesson Savage: http://www.canit.se/~akesson --------------------------------- Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 22:13:37 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Hac ego caccavi Hey, i want some comments on the tape i made too. erik should get the tape tomorrow or someday near tomorrow, so drop a line after you've listened to it a few times.... i'm allready mad about making it only a 60 min. tape. i should have put atleast some Isebel's Pain, Monotonics and Weepikes on it. well, life must go on.... And there's no point about discussing about things like what's lo-fi, alternative, indie etc. these have become too subjective in their meaning for anybody to have a reasonable discussion about them in the confinements (sp?)of a mailing list.... but just to make things easier i try to spread the understanding that indie means a record that has been made on an independent record label. it doesn't necessarely tell anything about the style of music. finlands biggest selling rock'n roll band Eppu Normaali is on an independent label. at the same time Boredoms is on warner! alternative means music that is listened by a small minority. how big this minority is, is ofcourse another question. but nobody makes alternative music that is bought by the big crowd, or whatever it was that the soundgarden singer said.... if the band is in the top40, or whatever the list you have is called, it's not alternative. it's mainstream. And remember there's nothing wrong with listening to mainstream music. just don't say that it's something it isn't. Timo (the young flatus) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 01:58:24 +0100 (CET) From: Martin Eksten Subject: Re: Klubb Indigo On Fri, 24 Jan 1997, Totte Pop wrote: > >Tba: Yvonne, Fivel, Vacuum, Silver Bullet > > sounds like a fine club, when will Yvonne play? I posted all the information that was printed on the flyer I got, so obviously no date has yet been set. What I do know is that it will probably be on a Friday! Martin Martin Eksten (eksten@df.lth.se) -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 02:32:47 +0100 (CET) From: Martin Eksten Subject: Re: Klubb Indigo / Speaker On Sun, 26 Jan 1997 chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > > It definitely looks like a great place there! A question though - I > received a snail mail letter from Fly about a week ago where they > wrote that they would play in Lund on _February_ 7th - do you know > if they play in Lund on both February _and_ March 7th, or if the > February 7th date has been moved to March 7th? I have absolutely no idea, but it's definitely possible that they play on both dates since you have to be a student (at the university) to get in at Blekingska nationen. > And how was Speaker live? They play here in Linkoping pretty soon. Is > it worth to go? Some of my friends had a big party that night (Friday) so unfortunately I couldn't go. But I thought they were great live when they were Green, so I suppose I would have liked it now as well. On the other hand, according to a review of the gig in Sydsvenskan (south-swedish newspaper) it wasn't that great. If you like their album and/or liked Green I'd suggest you go! > And thanks for posting the schedule! Thank _you_ for posting a lot of other great stuff! Martin Martin Eksten (eksten@df.lth.se) -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 02:47:03 +0100 (CET) From: Martin Eksten Subject: Re: Hac ego caccavi On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Timo Riitamaa wrote: > on an independent label. at the same time Boredoms is on warner! alternative > means music that is listened by a small minority. how big this minority is, > is ofcourse another question. but nobody makes alternative music that is > bought by the big crowd, or whatever it was that the soundgarden singer > said.... if the band is in the top40, or whatever the list you have is > called, it's not alternative. it's mainstream. I'm not sure I agree. To me, if something is supposed to be called alternative it is because of the way it _sounds_ and not because of how many copies that are sold. Martin Martin Eksten (eksten@df.lth.se) -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 02:53:49 +0100 (CET) From: Martin Eksten Subject: Re: This Perfect Day On Wed, 22 Jan 1997 chief@lysator.liu.se wrote: > On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, joso02@shb.se wrote about: This Perfect Day > >> does anyone know if the new This Perfect Day single has been released yet? >> I've heard it on the radio but haven't found it in the stores. BTW what it >> is called? > > I have no information at all about the single, though I have also heard > it on the radio several times, so I suspect it really has been released, > though I haven't seen it around here either. :-/ Remember that just because promotional copies of a single have been released to radio, etc, it doesn't necessarily mean that the single is commercially available. In most cases the promos are released some time before the actual single, at least among the big bands/record companies. Martin Martin Eksten (eksten@df.lth.se) -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 03:35:33 +0100 (MET) From: magnus@lousy.pp.se (Lousy) Subject: re: music journalists who suck hans.lindell@rockfile.se wrote reg. MIDEM in Cannes: >But none of the really well known journalists show up. >I find this strange. >Say if... the big papers and motormagazins did'nt send anyone >to the big motorfairs when there are releases for new cars ? >That would be quite weird, would't it ? Yes, it would. But - music and cars are two VERY different things. Are they really comparable? I wouldn't say so. And even if they release a lot of new, interesting records at a music fair (which I doubt, but I could be wrong) I can't see why music journalists should bother to travel down to Cannes to listen to them when they probably will get them by mail just a couple of days later. Cars, on the other hand, is a bit tricky to fit in an envelope. >Why do I miss them ? >- Because its one of the most important fairs for the music industry with >over 10000 persons from record labels, music publishers, managements, >festivals etc get together to do business, find new contacts etc Um, yeah. "Fairs for the music industry". No further comments. > There are also about 100 concerts and showcases during a week Yeah, but are they really worth attending? Aren't the majority of those concerts with bands that's got brilliant technique but play (IMAALOOPHO) boring, AOR-ish kind of music? Or am I just being prejudiced? Give me your best shot, Hans. :) Take care, Magnus --------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:46:22 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: music journalists who suck On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, hans.lindell@rockfile.se wrote about the music journalists who suck: > But none of the really well known journalists show up. I find this strange. > Say if... the big papers and motormagazins didn't send anyone to the big > motorfairs when there are releases for new cars? That would be quite weird, > wouldn't it ? > > Maybe their editors think the fair only would be interesting to > professionals and not to the common reader...... You're right about that it is strange, though I have a feeling they don't show up because they don't really know what's going on there. I haven't seen one small note about the whole thing in any of the evening papers (though I don't read them every day, so I might have missed it?) - and how about the music magazines and morning papers? I rarely read the morning papers, but I haven't seen anything about this in them, when I have read them either. And then again, perhaps it is because it wouldn't feel right for them, to be there with all the professionals.. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:47:17 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Selected News [26-Jan-97] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie SELECTED NEWS Scandinavian Indie January 26th, 1997 by Erik Soderstrom (chief@lysator.liu.se) "Remember where you heard it first" Contents: Andy Bell, Blank tapes, Carpe Wade, Cloudberry Jam, Dorian Records, Fidget, Petrol, The Pusjkins, Speaker, Strawberry Songs. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Andy Bell - (ex-Ride) is living in Sweden nowadays. Yes, it is true. Our hero actually lives in a town called Vaggeryd in Smaland together with his wife Idah. When will the first fans appear on their doorstep, the stars seem to ask... (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Blank tapes - The music business (those who represent the artists) have now gone public with the intention to raise the prices on blank audio tapes in Sweden, previously only whispered about among the guilty ones. If the proposition in agreed upon by the government (and of course it will be, because it always means more money to them - because the VAT will be higher due to the higher price) a blank C-60 tape will be about $1.00 more expensive, a C-90 even more, and C-100 the most more expensive from March 1st. (Source: Z-TV Nytt) Carpe Wade - (AWSF) managed to steal some time from Posies' Ken Stringfellow during his Backfish-producing Skelleftea-visit in December last year. He appears as guest producer of their upcoming album and also as choir singer (!). The new album will be released in March, but before that, a new single called "Never". (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Cloudberry Jam - (NONS) shocks the world with yet another music video! The new video was made for the song "Going Further" and the band gave the tape an "ok" on thursday last week. This means that you can expect to see the video in the very near future. Apparently, the story in the video shows the band on a nightmare tour, by bus, where nothing goes as planned. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Dorian Records - changes the plans for the compilation CD series once again. Starting with the next compilation (due out in March), which will be a double CD, the label goes into Volume mode. This series will not be called Volume, but "Popscene" instead of course. Four compilation CDs / year will be released, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. And yes, you will be able to subscribe to the series too. The March compilation will boast 40 cool indie bands, 30 are ready today. More info coming up! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Fidget - (Mega) and PJ Widestrand were ready with the re-mixing of their debut album late last week, ten days after they started. The result and difference to what it sounded like before is, according to the band, pretty amazing. Their first single "Semi-Naked" has stayed on Swedish national radio channel P3's playlist for over a month now, and the video for the song with the same name managed to stay on Swedish national TV channel 1's Video Top List show "Voxpop" for yet another week, when it entered the chart at number three last week. Next up is their second single called "Stop Losing", planned to be released at the end of February, and in the middle of March, you can expect to find their debut album in the stores. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Petrol - (Superstudio Bla) 's debut album has been moved about a week and is now planned for release on February 9th. The band is also ready ready to play live, and a tour together with This Perfect Day might just happen, though this is not completely decided yet. If the tour plans are not realized, the band will at least appear on a couple of TV shows. New member in the band on bass is apparently guitar- player Henrik Lokind from Sindy Kills Me. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) The Pusjkins - (L-Style) played at venue Herrgar'n in Linkoping last thursday but held the release party for their debut album "Avoiding Ground Loops" (released on January 27th) at Platens Bar the night after. Free drinks and a performance by the band "Theu Nooners", also signed to L-Style, awaited the guests. The album received 3 (out of 5) in last week's evening paper Aftonbladet's friday edition "Puls". In case you missed all of this, the band appears at record store Get Back Records in Linkoping on Monday January 27th at 18:00 for an in-store performance. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Speaker - (Stockholm) made an unscheduled appearance at club "Svarta Tjuren" in Linkoping last thursday. Apparently the band was on the way to a gig in Lund, and decided to stay in Linkoping over night. While visiting the club, the band played two songs, though not live, only playback. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Strawberry Songs - it seems like the news about the upcoming compilation "e-pop.vol 2" on the Eskilstuna Record label reported in the last Selected News was somewhat wrong, so here is the correct information: Bands included on the compilation are: Panic, St. Moores, Coaster and Carve. The compilation was spread at MIDEM in Cannes and distributed to radio stations/media last week. The release party for the compilation will be held in Eskilstuna at the venue "Bla" on February 8th, where all four bands will perform. For more information, please e-mail: hq@rockfile.se, but let me take this time to recommend a closer look/listen to the band Panic - they sure know how to write a hit! (Source: Scandinavian Indie) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- All news always at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/selnews.html Quote the source, _and the link_, if Scandinavian Indie is the source! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:46:53 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Re: Non-Scan: Moonshake Oh, I found out that Moonshake's latest album "Dirty and Divine" was in fact released on the UK label "World Domination Records Ltd." All according to the CD sleeve. Just in case someone was interested. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) --------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:48:02 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's SIB Gig Guide [27-Jan-97] * Big Update * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Scandinavian Indie Bands Gig Guide Scandinavian Indie January 27, 1997 Corrections, additions or comments to: chief@lysator.liu.se ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- A lot of changes during the weekend made it necessary to post the updated version of this list. I hope you do not feel that I'm flooding the list. Included: Aquadays, Bent Spanner Arty Banner, Blithe, bob hund, Brainpool, Candysuck, Carpet People, Carve, Coach Bob, Coaster, Dark Side Cowboys, Dipper, Eggstone, Fidget, Fly, Gus Gus, Guttersnipe, Honey Is Cool, Jumper, Komeda, Mismates, Mutts, Panic, Pimms, Polythene, The Pusjkins, Ray Wonder, Sandy Lyle, Sindy Kills Me, Smash Hit Wonders, Sonic Surf City, Souls, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Speaker, St. Moores, Stargazer, Starmarket, Superswirls, Twigs, The Wellmeant. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aquadays 4/2 Goteborg, Kinski Bar, Jarnet, Folkets Hus Bent Spanner Arty Banner 28/2 Lund, Blekingska Nationen (Klubb Indigo) (w/Bess, Dipper) Blithe 31/1 Umea, Idun Teatern (Popstad 97) bob hund 30/1 Lund, Blekingska Nationen (Klubb Indigo) Brainpool 30/1 Stockholm, MS Silja Scandinavia 1/2 Hestra Candysuck 7/2 Uppsala 1/3 Stockholm, Apromus Carpet People 9/2 Umea, Scharinska Villan (w/Archers Of Loaf) Carve 8/2 Eskilstuna, Bla (w/Coaster, Panic, St. Moores) (release party) Coach Bob 27/2 Linkoping, Herrgar'n (w/The Wellmeant) (30 SEK + Student ID) Coaster 8/2 Eskilstuna, Bla (w/Carve, Panic, St. Moores) (release party) Dark Side Cowboys 2/5 Stockholm Dipper 28/2 Lund, Blekingska Nationen (Indigo) (w/Bent Spanner Arty Banner, Bess) Eggstone 31/1 Umea, Idun Teatern (Popstad 97) 18/2 Lund, Mejeriet 19/2 Uppsala, Kalmar Nation 20/2 Goteborg, Underground 21/2 Malmo, KB 22/2 Stockholm, Studion (w/Mopeds) (90 SEK) 27/2 Copenhagen, Rust (DK) 28/2 Helsingborg, The Tivoli 13/3 Linkoping, Herrgar'n (tickets will be sold) Fidget 7/2 Lund, Blekingska Nationen (Klubb Indigo) Fly 7/2 Lund 28/2 Goteborg, Underground Gus Gus (IS) 31/1 Reykjavik (starts at 22.00) (IS) Summer - Festivals, Europe Guttersnipe 31/1 Vasa, Club25 (SF) 1/2 Kuopio (SF) Honey Is Cool 7/2 Stockholm, Studion (w/Archers Of Loaf) Jumper 30/1 Kalmar 31/1 Karlskoga 1/2 Bollnas 3/2 Salen 8/2 Erlingsboda 13/2 Salen 14/2 Karlstad 15/2 Hagfors 21/2 Stenungsund 24/2 Are 25/2 Are 26/2 Are 27/2 Are Komeda 1/2 Umea, Idun Teatern (Popstad 97) Mismates 31/1 Are 1/2 Are 2/2 Are 3/2 Are 4/2 Are Mutts 25/2 Lund, Mejeriet Panic 8/2 Eskilstuna, Bla (w/Carve, Coaster, St. Moores) (release party) Pimms 31/1 Stockholm, Tre Backar (showcase) Polythene 22/2 Eskilstuna, Bla The Pusjkins 27/1 Linkoping, Get Back Records (in-store appearence at 18:00) Ray Wonder 31/1 Umea, Idun Teatern (Popstad 97) 14/2 Stockholm, Studion (w/Staffan Westerberg) (110 SEK) 15/2 Eskilstuna, Bla Sandy Lyle 12/2 Stockholm, Tantogarden (release party) Sindy Kills Me 30/1 Stockholm, Studion (Free) Smash Hit Wonders 1/2 Goteborg 27/3 Skovde Sonic Surf City 15/3 Norrkoping 22/3 Stockholm, Studion Souls 12/2 Copenhagen, Vega (w/Bush) (DK) 13/2 Stockholm, Gino (w/Bush) Soundtrack of Our Lives 31/1 Copenhagen, Rust (DK) Speaker 30/1 Kalmar 31/1 Ljungby (w/Superswirls) 14/2 Malmo, KB 20/2 Linkoping, Herrgar'n (30 SEK + Student ID) 21/2 Helsingborg 27/2 Salen 15/3 Overlida 20/3 Stockholm, MS Silja Scandinavia 27/3 Orebro St. Moores 8/2 Eskilstuna, Bla (w/Carve, Coaster, Panic) (release party) Stargazer 1/2 Jonkoping, Kulturhuset 8/2 Emmaboda 14/2 Eksjo, Spelverket Starmarket 27/1 Karlstad, Megahertz (afternoon) (release party tour) 28/1 Vasteras, Skivborsen (release party tour) 30/1 Umea, Idun Teatern (Popstad 97) 13/2 Umea, Station Superswirls 31/1 Ljungby (w/Speaker) 22/2 Salen 28/2 Linkoping, Karallen Twigs (N) 8/2 Bergen, Garage (N) The Wellmeant 27/2 Linkoping, Herrgar'n (w/Coach Bob) (30 SEK + Student ID) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie Web-pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/tourswe.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:35:17 +0100 From: joso02@shb.se Subject: Re: This Perfect Day & Superswirls gig Johan Soderqvist 97-01-27 09:35 Hi all, the new This Perfect Day single (called Fishtank) will be available in the stores this week, according to the guy I talked to at Mega store. totte.pop wrote: > about the new single, i think it stink...another crapy song are the new > single by atomic swing - walking my devil, this one really stinks.... It would be nice if you could tell us, mere mortals, why you thing the single sucks. That would make this list a lot more interesting. Anyway, I went to the Superswirls gig at Studion last Thursday and even though the majority of the audience stayed at the bar during most of the concert it was pretty OK. Superswirls has some really good songs (Tune in your Superswirls, Dates e.t.c.) and they made the evening worthwhile. So, with a little more enthusiastic audience, Superswirls can turn out to a really good live act. I really recommend their album, Filter. /Johan --------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 97 11:39:05 +0100 From: ludde@kore.lk.se (Ludvig Borgne) Subject: Non-Scan: Moonshake > As the song "Secondhand Clothes" is filled with electric guitars, I guess > they must have moved away from that pretty quickly if the debut album, > released only a couple of months later, was guitar free? It's not the first album, but the first after Margaret left ("The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow"), that supposedly has no guitars on it. "Secondhand Clothes" was their first release on Too Pure, and also the first release with Calaghan singing. (And yes, I do find his vocals really annoying too, that's probably the main reason why I've listened about ten times more to the Laika album than to "The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow".) >> Why miss them at all? Linkoping is only 3 hours away. What do you say, >> we borrow your dad's car and head southbound on the E4. > > Heh heh, yeah you're welcome, though I can only bring one "guest" with > me to Herrgar'n (as Micke explained earlier). But if Micke goes, he can > also bring one, and then I'm sure I can always talk friends into taking > people as well. Let me know soon though. Or you can also see them in > Angelholm on February 5th if you want. I'd love to see them, but I think going down to Link|ping and back on a thursday night will be a bit too much of a hassle. If it would have been on a weekend it would have been a completely different story. Thanks for offering to try to get us in, though. Another reason for going down to Link|ping to see Archers Of Loaf would of course be the ticket prices... I really cannot understand why it has to be so f**king expensive to go to concerts in Stockholm! Bands that play in Stockholm and in Malm| or Lund usually cost 2-3 times as much in Stockholm. And now we get the opportunity to pay 130:- for seeing a band that cost 30:- in Link|ping. Hilarious. (Though I'm not laughing...) /Ludde ---------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 97 12:01:58 +0100 From: ludde@kore.lk.se (Ludvig Borgne) Subject: Chavez & Railroad Jerk (no scan-indie content) Following Erik's trend, I'll use this list to see if anyone can provide me with some info on two bands that are playing Stockholm in a few weeks, namely Chavez and Railroad Jerk. I have only hared one song by Chavez, and nothing by Railroad Jerk, but since they both happen to be labelmates (Matador) with some of my favourite bands (Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Liz Phair, Guided By Voices etc) I wouldn't be surprised if not going there would mean missing two great gigs. So, any attempts on describing these bands' sound and appeal as live acts would be extremely appreciated. /Ludde ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 12:32:44 +0100 (MET) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: archers of loaf .. According to Ludvig Borgne: > Another reason for going down to Link|ping to see Archers Of Loaf would of > course be the ticket prices... I really cannot understand why it has to be > so f**king expensive to go to concerts in Stockholm! Bands that play in > Stockholm and in Malm| or Lund usually cost 2-3 times as much in Stockholm. > And now we get the opportunity to pay 130:- for seeing a band that cost > 30:- in Link|ping. Hilarious. (Though I'm not laughing...) I wish I had some friends with decent taste when it comes to music, if I drive down to Umeň alone, it'd cost me like 600:- just in gas money :-( Anyone from Luleň on the list who'd like to "samaka" (car pool)? Well, I'm probably alone on the list from Lulea so I guess not. Oh well, at least i got to see the Grifters on new year's eve when i was in memphis. Petter ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 12:52:49 +0100 (MET) From: Per L}ngstr|m Subject: Re: Chavez & Railroad Jerk (no scan-indie content) On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Ludvig Borgne wrote: > Following Erik's trend, I'll use this list to see if anyone can provide > me with some info on two bands that are playing Stockholm in a few weeks, > namely Chavez and Railroad Jerk. > > I have only hared one song by Chavez, and nothing by Railroad Jerk, but > since they both happen to be labelmates (Matador) with some of my favourite > bands (Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Liz Phair, Guided By Voices etc) I wouldn't > be surprised if not going there would mean missing two great gigs. > > So, any attempts on describing these bands' sound and appeal as live acts > would be extremely appreciated. imho chavez sounds like jawbox (intense, hard-edged, guitar-based rock. think touch & go and dischord) but nowhere near as good. actually the guy doing the vocals sounds a lot like gbv's robert pollard and i am pretty sure gbv and chavez used to tour together. should be able to put on a good live-show though. railroad jerk i would compare to the jon spencer blues explosion and beck. but i am not a big fan so someone else might want to take a shot at that one. per --------------------------------- End of SIN Digest #4.07 ***********************
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