SOPA Newsletter # 45 - August 3rd, 2012: AK Hansn (live tonight!), Sister Chain & Brother John, Agata & Me, Marzipan Marzipan & more

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Hi!

Welcome to the 45th SOPA newsletter! Here's what has happened since our last newsletter in May. Live stuff, videoes, radio and much more!


CONTENT:
AK HANSN LIVE (TONIGHT!)
SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN: THE GAMBLER VOL. 1
AK HANSN MUSIC VIDEOS...OR SOMETHING?
PRICKLY PANDA RADIO
SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN ON AMAZON
AK HANSN LIVE VIDEO
AGATA & ME ROLLING STONE REVIEW
FRIENDS HAVING FUN
"SPOT 2012" MIXTAPE STILL UP THERE


AK HANSN LIVE (TONIGHT!)
AK Hansn & The Valley of Fear will be playing Svendborg Festdage in Svendborg tonight (Friday, August 3rd). This is alongside Clean Boys (feat. Vagn Remme) and Vita Wrap Manden. It all goes down at Gerritsplads between 15.45 and 17.30.
For more info on this and other events in town visit www.svendborgfestdage.dk.


SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN: THE GAMBLER VOL. 1
A message from Sister Chain & Brother John:
Did you miss the chance to get the free magazine that came with The Androgyne Show at the release party, and have been in agony ever since? Well, cry no more! The digital edition of the first volume of our infamous newspaper The Gambler is now available!
Read an interview with Brother John. Learn to write a sonnet like Modern Love. Find out if you are lazy with our exact personality test. All this and more in The Gambler!
Leaf through it at http://www.sopa.dk/sisterchainbrotherjohn/thegamblervol1 where you can also download a pdf.


AK HANSN MUSIC VIDEOS...OR SOMETHING?
Still photos of a table in a garden... a rocking music video concept, obviously. Emik Brahe and Andreas Hansn have made this great new film for the song "Styrmanden" - which will appear on the coming A.K. Hansn album called "Heroicus Interuptus". See it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP8vriR72mg.
Mr. Hansn and Mr. Brahe have also documented a scientific experiment on video about what happens when you play a guitar louder and louder. Go here and explore The Other Side at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvA1U8uHdgk!


PRICKLY PANDA RADIO
We forgot to tell you that the lovely Zelda Panda a.k.a. Marzipan Marzipan is hosting a great radio show on Berlin's Reboot.fm station. The programme is called "Music For My Saguaros" and it's pure magic. Take a trip with her among the great saguaro cacti of the Arizona desert and hear her talk about this amazing place, the animals and plant life there... and listen to the great music she plays for these majestic prickly things.
You can stream the podcasted shows from this site: http://reboot.fm/category/my-saguaros


SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN ON AMAZON
On August 15th "The Androgyne Show" will be available on Amazon (.co.uk + .de). iTunes will follow too.
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B008RRGUFC


AK HANSN LIVE VIDEO
We have a great live video for you from A.K. Hansn & The Valley of Fear's show at Hjortshøj Festival in May. The song "Mellem To Elstole" from the coming album "Heroicus Interuptus" from SOPA. Check out the acoustic drum machine! ;-)
Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgWjB72K4NM


AGATA & ME ROLLING STONE REVIEW
Italian Rolling Stone Magazine has given the self-released new album by Agata & Me a nice review. In Italian (better swing by Google Translate on the way)... http://www.rollingstonemagazine.it/musica/notizie/streaming-party-lestate-glaciale-di-agata-me/55459


FRIENDS HAVING FUN
Our good Berliner friend Golden Diskó Ship now has her new album "Prehistoric Ghost Party" available on crispy vinyl. Check out her amazing music at http://www.goldendiskoship.com . You can buy the mp3s, the cd and the LP at Amazon: http://www.amazon.de/Prehistoric-Ghost-Party/dp/B007IY9PHA
Esther Maria & The Songhorse are currently working on crowdfunding their cd and LP release of their album "The Abyss" online at http://www.indiegogo.com/p/159442 . Here you can also see the brand new music video for one of the songs.
Furthermore you can listen to the whole album at http://soundcloud.com/tscubel/sets/esther-maria-the-abyss-master
Read about the documentary on the making of the album and see the trailer at: http://www.larsdideriksen.com/firstyoucloseyoureyes


"SPOT 2012" MIXTAPE STILL UP THERE
And don't forget that you can still listen to and download our free Spot Festival Mixtape that we put online earlier in the year at http://soundcloud.com/s-o-p-astonishment/spot-2012-mixtape-with . Lots of lovely music and some exclusive bits in there too!