Saturday, July 28, 2007

Silver Daggers

OK, so I've been asleep at the wheel. NO post for over a week? I'm sure you're crying yourself to sleep. So I've decided to post about the Silver Daggers, or as I like to call them, the silver dags. "Joy" is the new "single" from the new record on Load Records. I saw this band a few years ago in Seattle, and they rule. Spazz Jazzcore from LA or something....I'm too drunk to write any more info, they are just great.
Just look at this: JOY Yes, lots of balloons.

And dl the track here: Silver Daggers - Joy
Rate this track:

Band info:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crash Normal

Crash Normal is another great band from Paris France. If you liked my Cheveu post earlier, this is for you. This band is all over the place. From speed metal, to electro noise, to art punk.
Here is a little taste:

Crash Normal - 2 Bonsaïs Dans Mon Assiette
Crash Normal - Nothing I Can Tell
Crash Normal - Cook Some Meat
Crash Normal - Audioradio 2
Crash Normal - Pink Panty

...and the number one hit on all the top 40 charts (at least mine):
Crash Normal - Flying To New York (demo)
Go here to download it yourself (sorry, can't link to it)
This post is really just about this great track.

Purchase from Byte Burger Records.
and and

Band info: (with a lot more mp3s)

Monday, July 16, 2007


New Enon record October 9th 2007 according to uber-indie pitchfork.
You heard it here last.
The record is called "Grass Geysers...Carbon Clouds" and is guaranteed to rock.

Read the article.
Listen to some old hits:

Enon - Conjugate The Verbs (temp link)

A tour is in the works (hopefully here)
Go see this excellent live band.

Band info:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Kongsberg Jazz Festival (Ornette Coleman, Offonoff, Wilco etc etc)

So, it's been quiet here, I know. I've been at 15+ konserts last week in a little Norwegian town called Kongsberg. The National Guard was called in to try to limit damage from flooding. It was the biggest flood in 50 years. It did not ruin the festival though. I got what's called a "særings pass" loosly translated a weirdo pass. This gets you in to all the avantgarde shows. First up was Gjerstad & Nilssen-Love 4tet. Frode Gjerstad started Ultralyd, a great Stavanger band. (Some of the people in Ultralyd play in Noxagt)
Paal Nilssen-Love is one of the best drummers I've ever seen.
(Han Bennink beeing my other favorite.)
Anyway, lots of free jazz and a good start to the festival. Saw a Kurt Weil cover band also that day.
Ornette Coleman kept asking people to come join him on stage. Pretty cool stuff; they even played a Vivaldi cover/interpretation. This was followed by Norwegian band Huntsville, part jazz, part country, part techno, part noise. Joining them onstage was couple of guys from Wilco for a one time colaberation...pretty cool. More avantgarde jazz by Big Satan, some great stuff by the drummer from Shining (Lofthus/Eilertsen/Storløkken), Bull of the year, Triacria (metalheads enslaved+Fe-mail) and Erika Stucky Trio who rocked the house tuba and jodeling style. I don't listen to free jazz on cd, but live it is a pretty amazing experience.
Wilco played a fantastic 2 hour+ set with a ton of extra numbers. You can get the show here or on (or so I read).
Here is the Wilco setlist:

01. Side With The seeds 02. You Are My Face 03. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart 04. Kamera 05. Muzzle Of Bees 06. Handshake Drugs 07. A Shot In The Arm 08. Impossible Germany 09. Sky Blue Sky 10. Shake It Off 11. Hummingbird 12. War On War 13. Jesus, Etc. 14. Walken 15. I’m The Man Who Loves You
Encore 1:
16. The Late Greats 17. Via Chicago > 18. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Encore 2:
19. Heavy Metal Drummer 20. Hoodoo Voodoo 21. Outasite (Outta Mind) 22. I’m A Wheel

Not bad eh?
Jeff Tweedy seemed to enjoy himself immensely, wearing a king Olav T-shirt and proclaiming himself the king of Norway...which people seemed to be OK with.

The festival highlight for me was OFFONOFF. Offonoff is Paal-Nilssen Love (The Thing, Atomic), Massimo Pupillo from the Italian band ZU and Terrie Ex from Amsterdam's The Ex. Hard to describe this stuff, but its great. Part jazz, part punk, part noise, all good. Seen them a couple of times before, plus I'm a huge fan of their other projects as well.
According to Paal, the record will be out in November. I didn't ask what label, but my guess is on Smalltown Superjazz. (They released Original Silence with Love, Thursten Moore, Terrie Ex, Massimo Zu, Jim O'Rourke and Mats Gustafsson..check it out.)

If you ever find yourself walking around Norway in July, I highly recommend this festival. A lot of variety of excellent quality.

Here are some photos and videos from Kongsberg:)

Huntsville and Wilco

Paal Nilssen-Love w/ Offonoff

Terrie Ex

Massimo Pupillo





Ornette Coleman and band


Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummer"


Erika Stucky Trio

Erika Stucky Trio.
They also did My Sharona and a Brittney cover.
Sounds horrifying, but it was great.
(I can post more if someone requests it)

So that is just a taste of the great week I had at the Jazz festival.
Good times!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Deerhoof at Cafe Mono, Oslo

OK, I'm back from vacation. I've gotten millions of angry letters wondering why I haven't written anything in a while so here goes. Lets start with the great Deerhoof show last Tuesday.
The atmosphere was top notch. They played both old and new "hits". Some of the most intense and wild drumming I've ever seen. It was Deerhoof's first time in Oslo, and they seemed to have a great time. They did learn one Norwegian syllable: "Takk".
Here are some short video clips and random photos I took.



HJ and I deejayed before and after the show and had a blast...looks like we will do it again soon. We played what we wanted, got paid and got drunk for free. Yeah, I miiiight be up for that again.

Stuff on the Kongsberg Jazz Festival and other news soon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Deerhoof were fantastic. A fun night had by all. Today I am heading to the Kongsberg Jazz Festival to see Wilco, Ornette Coleman OFF ON OFF and many many others. I promise lots of pictures from both Deerhoof and the jazz festival. Probably no update until next week...I've got the rest of the week off from work. Meanwhile, spend some time looking at my links or something....