29 Jul 2009

31 July: So Tough! presents Paddington DC live at Debaser

On friday we're back for another special at Debaser and this time we have an amazing band with us. Paddington Distortion Combo, or Paddington DC for short, will grace the stage at about 23. Paddington DC is one of Carl Olssons (Bear Quartet, Paper) many solo projects and you can expect an excitingly varied show as he keeps changing the direction of the music and curiously moves between electronic compositions and uptempo melancholic vocal pop. Absolutely beautiful DIY! Afterwards there will be lots of dancing to everything from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to Orange Juice and Supremes played by the So Tough! Sound system and in the beergarden Katja Ekman & Friends will play to those who need to grab some air (read smoke) and to snog. facebookevent

17 Jul 2009

No Nouvelle Vague

On Saturday July 25th we're doing a club that we're calling a No Nouvelle Vague night. We quite frankly hate the cover records Nouvelle Vague have put out. The Swedish press say they play "smooth bossanova covers", we say they play shite and are responsible for endless amount og after-work DJ's.

But instead of whining about it we figured we'd put on a night playing all of the original songs and show people how just what great songs Nouvelle Vague have destroyed. So please come. We'll start with the slower songs at 2300 and then play the rest and mix it up with other new indie pop (Summer Cats!) and maybe even stick in a few of our favourite cover songs (Pastels doing Suicide!)

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These are the songs you can expect to hear:
Depeche Mode - Master And Servant
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
Echo And The Bunnymen - All My Colors
Simple Mind - The American
Psychedelic Furs - Heaven
Magazine - Parade
Gary Numan - Metal
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi
The Go Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
The Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
The Police - So Lonely
Echo And The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Lords Of The New Church - Dance With Me
Yazoo - Don't Go
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
The Wake - O Pamela
New Order - Blue Monday
The Cramps - Human Fly
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
The Sound - Escape Myself
Heaven 17 - Let Me Go
Visage - Fade To Grey
Blancmange - Waves
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Get Enough
Tuxedomoon - In A Manner Of Speaking
The Clash - Guns Of Brixton
P.I.L. - (This Is Not A) Love Song
Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck
The Sisters Of Mercy - Marian
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
The Cure - A Forest
Modern English - I Melt With You
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Killing Joke - Psyche
The Specials - Friday Night, Saturday Morning
+ a few more they've covered live and on limited edition releases

16 Jul 2009

Playlist from the Post-Punk Special with DJ NoLeksellOut

Thanks to everyone who came! Retro was packed and an amazing crowd did their best to keep up to the most beautiful post-punk ever played. Our guest Joakim crouching behind his double cassette player with his catalogued box of cassettes with rare and unreleased tracks (Broder Daniel!) was a sight we'll never forget. Click through for the playlists

9 Jul 2009


6 Jul 2009

Post-Punk Special! DJ-set : NoLeksellOut (Dipper/Tempo)

Nu är det dags för en Post-Punk special tycker vi efter att ha sett den bitvis utmärkta BBC dokumentären Do It Yourself - The Story Of Rough Trade Vi gräver fram våra Metal Urbain, Gang of Four, Au Pairs, Public Image Ltd, Delta 5, Wire, Joy Division, the Fall och Slits skivor, skruver upp basen till 11 och dansar oss svettiga i källaren. Så kom och lek med oss! Som gäst har vi bjudit in Jocke från bandet Dipper och från vårt favorithäng Tempo som under namnet DJ Noleksellout på en dubbel kassettdäckare(!) kommer att bjuda på allt från skotsk post-punk till Yvonne demos We saw the very cool BBC documentary on Rough Trade and decided to do another Post-Punk special. Our guest will be Noleksellout from the band Dipper and our favorite hangout Tempo. He'll be playing on a double cassette deck and it will be totally awesome! So please come along and dance with us! facebook event The song So Tough! took it's name from!