Archive for June, 2014

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: Music

Sinful Mod Weekender

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This July a special event is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden’s only proper 60s weekender is returning after 10 years. One of the organizers is Alessandro Detassis, resident of Gothenburg but also one of the people behind the All Saints Mod Holiday in Lavarone. There are a couple of bands playing (Teaspoon and Trummor & Orgel) and lots of international DJs. I’m looking forward to hearing Cristina Alonso since I missed her last time in London. The fun starts on July 3rd, but already on the 2nd I will visit Ale’s radio program Boom Boom for a guest DJ set. Not sure what I’m going to play, but it’s probably going to be a dance-friendly set. Tune in at Radio 88 Partille.

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: new releases

Chain & the Gang w/ Phasing Out

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You haven’t missed the new album from Chain & the Gang have you? It’s called Minimum Rock n Roll and is released on Ian’s new label Radical Elite. The label doesn’t seem to have a website yet, but you can find it via their distributor Dischord or their friends at M’Lady’s. This time Brett is not in the live line-up, which might be because he’s been touring with Tyvek recently. It’s a great record and I’m very happy that the band is coming to Malmö again, thanks to Get Daun who’ve made the poster above for it. Last time I played records post- and pre-gig, but this time I’m proud to be joined by Lauren Miller. Together we are Phasing Out.

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: graphic design, Music

Phasing Out

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Lauren and me are playing again on Thursday, and I’ve finally caught up with promoting events. Our new name is Phasing Out, and here’s the flyer with a design based on MXR’s classic Phase pedals, the first manufactured in 1974. I also made this little ad below, just for fun. This time the venue is Far I Hatten, and we’ll be playing outside on the amazing wooden bandstand. Just picked up Digging Down Argentina Vol. 2, so expect a few selections from that.

Here’s our old playlist for Shadows & Reflections, if you haven’t subscribed to that yet.

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Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: graphic design, rediscovered

SIDE66 | podcast

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I made a new mix, for the Soulin’ nightclub in Malmö. Needless to say it features selected cuts from my collection of soul. Enjoy!

SIDE66 by Record Turnover on Mixcloud

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: graphic design, Music

Shadows Reflected

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Me and Lauren decided to do one fourth and last Shadows & Reflections event, again under the auspices of Ode to Joy and in one of Malmö’s biggest venues Moriska Paviljongen. I’ve now got the Action RSD box set, so the hunt for “Shadows and Reflections” is over anyway, and we’ve got a new name for future nights. The last S&R happened last month, and it was great fun – thank you everyone who turned up.

Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: graphic design, Music

Todo Gira

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After playing with Marcus at Shadows & Reflections and his own Radio Syd club night, we decided to try putting on our on night. The result was Todo Gira, named after the Los Impala song, and we’ve already done two nights that I, unfortunately, haven’t had the time to update you about. But here at last is the details for our next, and third happening. This time the flyer features Dutch mod icon Bonnie St. Claire. Below are the two first flyers, one featuring a still from Bertolucci’s Partner with Tina Aumont.

Here’s a promo playlist I made for the first event: Todo Gira on Spotify.

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Date: June 3rd, 2014
Cate: new releases

Vexx & Hysterians

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Feminist Bashback at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen turned out to be a fantastic event. Obviously Hysterics was the big draw, the first time the Olympia punk group’s made it over to Europe as far as I know. Full of energy, shredding, but they also allowed the women in audience to have their own space at the front of the stage. They only have an EP out so far, on the brilliant M’Lady’s imprint, and I really can’t wait for a full-length. The singer was wearing a Los Crudos t-shirt and they even played their cover of Limp Wrist’s “Cruisin’ At the Show” off of the first Hysterics tape. That was my favourite moment of the brief show. Shopping also impressed of course, and you need to pick up their LP from the tail end of 2013, called Consumer Complaints and available from Milk.

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But I’m actually here to tell you about another LP from the end of last year, and I’ve been meaning to post about it since January. Vexx is another punk group from Olympia, who enthralled me after watching a live clip from a M’Lady’s showcase. Only half of this group is female, but their singer is such a magnetic front person, much like Christmas’ Emily Beanblossom. I picked up one of the last copies of the transparent vinyl from Brett (M’Lady’s) and it really is the best punk LP I’ve heard from all of last year. The 2nd pressing is still available from their label Grazer, so get on it. From the blistering “Don’t Talk About It”, the ominous “Strength” to the unlikely hooks of “Roky, Take Me Home” Vexx throws the best of the Wipers into the blender, pour in some very original ideas and when everything sets you have 8-track album as heavy as cement.

EDIT: Both Grazer pressings are sold out, but M’Lady’s is going to re-release it on cassette, cd and 12″.