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Pictures of the Karaoke-tree ™

1 Sep


So … The StreetHeart/Trailerpark/karaoke-tree extravaganza worked like an absolute charm! Loved working with my wooden guitars and had a ton of fun watching people use them.
Here’s some pictures for you to see, from initial sketches to the final Karaoke-tree.

Enjoy! (I know, I did! :)

Photo : StreetHeart

Photo : Kenneth Nguyen

Photo : Nicolai Levin

Photo : Kenneth Nguyen

Photo : StreetHeart

Exit DISTORTION. Enter START!

11 Jun

I still haven’t quite absorbed this years DISTORTION festival, so I haven’t decided on the favourites … yet! But I’ll get there soon.

Meanwhile …. I’m slowly getting ready for the START! festival, which takes place just 5 minutes away. (Yei!)

The START! festival focuses on new, mainly Danish, bands. No particular genres, just the acts that the festival jury find the most exciting right now. Judging by this years artwork, one might think that they’ve gone completely overboard in some 60’s hippie Hendrix guitar frenzy … BUT luckily the program has a lot of promising new talent in my favourite genre, the electronic one.

I’ve got my eye set on one artist in particular. Danish act: Rangleklods. Which translates into something like … ehm … rattlebox … rattlebrick … ehm … no, it doesn’t actually translate that well. At all. Luckily the music speaks for itself! I’m looking forward to this.

Young and dumb.
Enjoy.

 

They made this possible!!!
Thanks to Kronvold at Club Dish for a heads up on this one!

Have a nice weekend!

//Ida

STRØØØØØM !!

19 Aug

The STRØM festival is an annual Copenhagen based festival showing the best of upcoming (and established) electronic music. A great time of year for me! (STRØM translates into power, electrical power – ish ;)

The festival opens with a 2 hour Metro Ride, with 4 different DJ’s at the deck. It’s warm, sweaty, loud, bouncy and a hell of a lot of fun! I tried to get a bit of the atmosphere on camera …

Welcome to The TransMetroExpress 2010!!

Check out the full line up at the STRØM website. Luckily a lot of the shows are completely free of charge. I love sponsors!!

Ida

Festival, here I come!!

3 Aug

Tomorrow morning I’m heading out to join yet another festival.
This time it’s in Jutland, deep inside the wonderful woods of Skanderborg. It’s known to be the most beautiful festival in Denmark, and you wouldn’t believe the scenery if I told you about it. It’s gorgeous! (And of course I’ll bring home photos)

The festival has a lot of interesting Danish acts on the program, and some cool foreign names as well. I especially look forward to reuniting with Faithless and Suede! (Yai!) But for at bit more on the Danish bands, I’ll take you through 4 of my must-sees!

Thursday

The Kissaway Trail.

Indieband from Odense in Denmark, The Kissaway Trail have played a great deal of shows and have a lot of airplay on the Danish radio. I have yet to watch them live, so I’m glad that they managed to stop by the woods – before leaving Europe to go on a US tour. Here’s hoping that the boys will fill both ears and hearts with their brilliant compositions!

2 singles for you. First of “Smother + evil = hurt” from 2007 and a newer one called “SDP” from 2010.
Interesting to see the difference in the two videos.


More on The Kissaway Trail go here

Friday

Another interesting Danish band is Copenhagen based, still somewhat indie band, I Got you on tape.

They’re not at all new to the music scene, and I’ve seen before, but I still can not wait! Lead singer Jacob Bellens is one of the most gifted male singers in this country. Maaaaan that voice! And you may remember, that I also mentioned him in my post on Kasper Bjørke. It’s right here

I Got You On Tape have put together 2 great albums so far, and I for one hope to hear songs from both of them. Check out “Ace in the hole” – great song and brilliant video by Danish Good Boy Creative.

For more on I Got You On Tape – visit their website right here
(Seriously, you have to!)

Saturday

I love the energy in Kiss Kiss Kiss, also a Danish band. I’ve only heard a couple of their songs, but boy that energy! Can’t wait to see if they deliver the same kind of intensity on stage! Fingers crossed!!

For more on Kiss Kiss Kiss go here

Sunday

On of my all time favourite live bands are the three delightful guys in Who Made Who.

I’ve seen them a dozen of times, but still can’t seem to get enough? With two albums behind them, and as I recall, a third one coming up, they are definitely worth checking out! And having played somewhat all over, you may already have had the pleasure of Jeppe, Thomas and Thomas. For now, you can enjoy one of the more slow songs, with another lovely video from Good Boy Creative!

We’ve got more for you on Who Made Who right here

So, just gotta get my things packed, and then I’m off to join the party! I’ll make sure to bring home lots of pics and load of stories!

Cheers!

//Ida

More on Bjørke

28 Jul

My last post was all about Kasper Bjørke, and actually this one is to.

But it’s a short one, just to let you know about the nice video that come alongside, his latest single: Heaven.


The song is a cover of Rolling Stones’ “Heaven”. Originally found on their Tattoo You album. Kasper Bjørkes cover can be found on his “Standing on top of Utopia” album.

Enjoy!

Ida

Roskilde favourites

22 Jul

There were a lot of cool acts, at this years Roskilde festival, but when I look back at it, 3 shows really stick out from the crowd.

Them Crooked Vultures,
Patti Smith and
Moderat.

3 totally different acts and genres, but maaaaaaan I liked it!!

Orange stage, Them Crooked Vultures. Yay!!

Them Crooked Vultures

Being an old grunge girl (but still not yet quite old enough) this is the closest, I will ever come to a Nirvana show. Alone for that reason TCV was a brilliant experience for me. But off course this was not Nirvana, but something way more experienced and mature. Both lead singer Johs Hommes (of the Godblessed Queens of the Stoneage) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana drummer/ head of Foo Fighters) have said that they were both completely starstruck and filled with performance anxiety, when they first hooked up with the 3rd band member – legendary John Paul Jones of the Led Zeppelin!

Maybe this complete awe and respect amongst the band, is what creates this cool, deep rock, smashing drums euphoria where everything just seem to fit. I LOVED it!

Listen to “New Fang” from Them Crooked Vultures self-titled debut album.

TCV have proclaimed, that their next album should be even more powerful. Supposedly it should be out by the end of 2010. Can’t wait!

Patti Smith!

Seeing this legendary punk rock heroic lady, was also one of my absolute favourites. The nerve and intensity of that woman really got to me. Soooo cool! I think she’ve experienced somewhat everything in the world, and that experience and power just leaks from her. Brilliant.

One of the most goosebump-creating moments was this – Patti Smith performing Lou Reed’s “Perfect day”. Awwww … The joy of Summer!

I found this recording for you to see : (Thanks to mathiasnielsen66 : )

More on Patti

I’ve just got the Patti Smith biography from one of my (now ex-) colleagues. (Thanks Esdr!)
I really like it so far – I’ll keep you posted.

Moderat

I’ve been playing the Moderat album on and on since the festival. I actually need words to describe how good it is! I just discovered them this spring, and I’m so glad I got to see their show!

The beat, the songs, the lyrics, their mix of sounds, twirks and twirls is just really my kind of music. I can not recommend this album enough!

Check out the video to “Rusty nails” from the album “Moderat”.

And get a sence of the live feeling, with this short video from last years show i Aarhus.
(Thanks to MrDirtydisco :)



SO!
If you’re into this genre, and maybe all ready enjoy both Apperat and Modeselektor (who met in the Moderat project), you HAVE TO BUY THIS ALBUM !!

I like both inside and outside of “Moderat” from 2009. Love the humour in that cover : )

AND 3 final shots from a brilliant experience in Roskilde!

Nasty toilet floor : "You look hot. Wanna make out?"

"Fuck it. I've had it, with this dump!!"

And here I am again .... quite the photographer ...

I’ll be back to share the Roskilde feeling in 2011 : June 30th – 3rd of July.

/ Ida

Bits of Sonar 2010

19 Jul

This year I’ve enjoyed a ton of great live concerts, and luckily I have a lot more to come! (I’ll be sure to post them here as I go along)

One of really cool experiences this far was the Sonar festival in Barcelona!

Here’s a couple of somewhat interesting photos along side a video from a previous live show with German duo, Booka Shade. Should you get the chance, make sure to catch one of their live shows! They really know how to make live-concerts in front of huge crowds, seem almost magical!


Make sure to buy Booka Shade “Body language” album. My favourite right now.

True

Summer, music, good friends and fake grass. I need nothing more.

I love this guy. Off course you need your killer-oversize bag for the festival! ; )

Woops! Maybe he actually did need his oversize-killer-bag?? Just in case he had to run straight towards the nearest changing room to hook up with his suit?? Sorry. My bad.

Lovely bride

Lovely shoes

Really bad British footwear ...

Sonar By Night - obviously involves bumper cars : )

Late at night, and under the influence of quite a deal of alchohol, I'm a killer-ass-photographer!

3 days of wonderfull music memories, right there on my frigde.

The Sonar festival 2011 – 16 th. 17 th and 18 th of June.
Read all about it, right

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