SOPA Newsletter # 24 - September 12, 2008: New compilation, reviews, live shows etc.


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Hi!

Welcome to the 24th SOPA Newsletter! We got some new releases, live shows and reviews for you this time around. Read on...

In this newsletter:

SOPA CURIOSA COMPILATION
A.K. HANSN ROCKS THE AARHUS 'KULTURNAT'
SOPA PRESENTS JASMINA MASCHINA & GOLDEN DISKÓ SHIP LIVE
GIRLS LOVE RALLIE REVIEWED
NEW STUFF IN DISTRIBUTION
SOPA LIVE UPDATE
NILS GRÖNDAHL PLAYS WITH UNDER BYEN AND NOXAGT
WHAT OUR FRIENDS ARE DOING



SOPA CURIOSA COMPILATION
Just as this text is written we're putting the final touches on the follow-up to the "SOPA DELICIOSA" compilation. You can buy it in the SOPA shop from September 22nd, but if you attend any of the Jasmina Maschina & Golden Diskó Ship shows next week you can also get it there (read more below). Once again we got a superb collection of music for the curious soul. The artists this time are:
Delay Lama (Denmark), Marzipan Marzipan (Italy/Germany), Agata & Me (Sicily/Bosnia/Denmark), A.K. Hansn (Denmark), Sister Chain & Brother John (United Kingdom/Germany), Under The Sherry Moon (Denmark), Jasmina Maschina (Australia/Germany), Comical sewing co-applique (Japan), Don Saund (Denmark), No Nebraska! (USA/France/Germany), Esther Maria & The Songhorse (Denmark), Beatrice Martini (Italy/Germany), Heidi Mortenson (Denmark), Na Pravda? (Denmark), Golden Diskó Ship (Germany), Margareth Kammerer & Daniela Cattivelli (Italy/Germany), The Cille (Denmark), Per Hoier (Denmark), Après Moi, le Déluge (Denmark), Heliodrome (Featuring Bleubird) (Canada/USA), Barborini (Italy) and Knowledge of Bugs (United Kingdom).



A.K. HANSN ROCKS THE AARHUS 'KULTURNAT'
On October 10th A.K. Hansn will play Aarhus. This will be at Kunstbygningen. It's part of the RECession Festival "warm-up" events but is also part of the 'Kulturnat" in town that night. So the "access everywhere"-ticket works for this gig as well. As Hansn always does from show to show he changes the band name. Always a title grabbed from a Sherlock Holmes book. This time they call themselves A.K. Hansn & The Norwood Builder. The line-up also changes quite often and this is surely one not to miss!
A.K. Hansn (Singvogel): elektroguitar, elektrostuff & vocal
L8 (Singvogel): elektroclarinet
Per Hoier: elektrodevices
Emir (Agata & Me, KURvE): elektromachines
Hmmm, it's all "elektro"?
That same night (afterwards) A.K. Hansn also plays with Singvogel at Huset. So it's quite a feast for the Hansn fans that night in Aarhus. :-)



SOPA PRESENTS JASMINA MASCHINA & GOLDEN DISKÓ SHIP LIVE
Last time around we told you about the Jasmina Maschina and Golden Diskó Ship tour of Denmark and Sweden. Since then a few more gigs have been added. SOPA has helped set up the shows along with the Littlemaps bookers - and Capt. Daydream will dj at some of them. Don't miss out if you're in the neighbourhood!

Check their music out here:
http://www.myspace.com/jasminemaschine
http://www.staubgold.com
http://www.myspace.com/goldendiskoship
You can read more, listen to the music and see some videos at http://www.sopa.dk/berlini nvasion

These are the dates they play:
Sep 13: Lobby (Archauz), Aarhus, Denmark (with DJ Heidi Mortenson)
Sep 14: Spot City / Koloni, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sep 16: Gyngen, Aarhus, Denmark (with Esther Maria Brakl)
Sep 17: Studenternes Hus, Næstved, Denmark (with Capt. Daydream, DJ)
Sep 18: Full Pull Festival, Krets, Malmö, Sweden (with David Skoglund)
Sep 19: Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Capt. Daydream, DJ)

We've got these Facebook events set up so far:
Aarhus (Gyngen): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=24951828250
Næstved: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=21818174654
Malmö: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11259724979
Copenhagen: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=21089088753



GIRLS LOVE RALLIE REVIEWED
Soundvenue and Undertoner have reviewed Girls Love Rallie's "Les Chansons Terribles" album. Soundvenue even calls it an "excellent album" and gives it four stars. If you speaka de Danish read on here:
http://www.soundvenue.com/review.asp?id=5641
http://www.undertoner.dk/article/review/anmeldelser/pladeanmeldelser/
pladeanmeldelsesarkiv/girls+love+rallie%3A+les+chansons+terribles




NEW STUFF IN DISTRIBUTION
Yeah, we got the two albums by Heidi Mortenson in stock last time we sent out a newsletter. This time we can present the very first piece of vinyl in the shop. The brand-new LP "Darkness To Warm Your Heart" by Sister Chain & Brother John. It the debut as a duo from these Berlin-based British "rockas". A superb collection of songs with just Brother's electrifying guitar or bass to battle it out with Sister's utterly charismatic voice. It's all straight to the bone and no bullshit - but they don't forget to have a bit of fun along the way. A real please to experience. They are also featured on the new "SOPA CURIOSA" compilation.
http://www.sopa.dk/releases/D012.htm



NILS GRÖNDAHL PLAYS WITH UNDER BYEN AND NOXAGT
Nils Gröndahl has some touring to do with his band Under Byen this fall. Don't miss out of you're in the vicinity of any of the venues below. Especially interesting is the gig in Stavanger, Norway, on November 5th. On November 3rd Nils (along with singer Henriette, cellist Morten and keyboardplayer/pianist ect. Rasmus will go there) to do music together Norwegian band Noxagt. On the 5th they will present these new compositions live together at the Nordic Music Week in town.

October 1: Poppodium Ekko, Utrecht, Holland.
October 2: AB, Brussels, Belgium.
October 3: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France.
October 4: Le Ciel, Grenoble, France.
October 5: ISC, Bern, Switzerland.
October 6: Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany.
October 8: Szene, Vienna, Austria.
October 9: Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany. (with Island & Beta Band)
October 10: Beatpol, Dresden, Germany.
October 11: Uber and Gefärlich, Hamburg, Germany.
November 5: Nordic Music Week, Stavanger, Norway. (Nils, Henriette, Morten & Rasmus playing with Noxagt)
November ?: To be confirmed, Sweden. (with Wildbirds & Peacedrums)
November ?: To be confirmed, Sweden. (with Wildbirds & Peacedrums)
November ?: To be confirmed, Sweden. (with Wildbirds & Peacedrums)



SOPA LIVE UPDATE
These are the shows planned at the moment:
Sep 17: Capt. Daydream (dj) @ Studenternes Hus, Næstved, Denmark, Supporting Jasmina Maschina + Golden Diskó Ship
Sep 19: Capt. Daydream (dj) @ Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark, Supporting Jasmina Maschina + Golden Diskó Ship
Oct 10: A.K. Hansn @ Kulturbygningen, Aarhus, Denmark, Along with other acts
Oct 12: Agata & Me @ UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany, With Slaraffenland
Oct 18: Agata & Me @ Valentin Stueberl, Berlin, Germany
Oct 19: Agata & Me @ Wohnzimmer, Dresden, Germany
Nov 7: Agata & Me @ Zusammen, Copenhagen, Denmark, With The Cille



WHAT OUR FRIENDS ARE DOING
Canadian singer Wendy McNeill - who contributed a great song to the "SOPA DELICIOSA" compilation - just made a beautiful music video for the song "Ask Me No Questions" from her soon-to-come album "A Dreamer's Guide to Hardcore Living". Go here to see that one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P4lgdS8xaw


We hope to see you at some of the shows!