23 Mar 2012

So Tough! So Cute! London with Jon Slade (Comet Gain/Huggy Bear)

Indiepop, Soul, Punk and Girl-Group underground explosion madness with DJ Jon Slade of Comet Gain! We're extremely excited to have Jon back. Last time he visited us he played the most danceable, soulful and scorching tracks and all of them on seven inches. 

Come join us as we raid the top shelf cookie jar filled with handpicked roarin' soul sounds, arse kicking teen girl-groups, jangly twee as fuck indiepop, rioting grrrls, snotty garage pop, French bubblegum pop, Swedish anthems and love songs written by punks who pogo in their bedrooms - even when their mums are at home.

So Tough! So Cute! takes it's dance lessons from John Peel, Calvin Johnson, Ronnie Spector, Kathleen Hanna and Jonathan Richman. And so should you.

SO TOUGH! SO CUTE! - Indiepop, Soul, Pop Punk & Girl-Groups
Friday, 30 March 2012
The Waiting Room (downstairs of the Three Crowns formerly known as The Drop)
175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH, London, UK
Door: £4/3 with flyer or striped or polka dotted shirts&skirts

13 Mar 2012

Too Cute To Puke #11 with Miriam Pemberton on 17 March

First, let us bring you the happy news, if me say that ourselves, that our femme fronted club night will launch in London in April. Please join our Too Cute To Puke UK group to get news of when and where.

As for you Swedes we're back at Moriska Paviljongen this Saturday with an amazing guest-DJ: the fabulous Miriam Pemberton! She regularly DJs all kinds of nights in Stockholm like the very fun Falling & Laughing but she's also done London and New York. We are very much looking forward to her selection of girl fronted floor fillers and well back her up with our own favourite tunes. To get everybody comfortably into the venue we've moved in the the bigger room Spegelsalen. See you on the floor!

Too Cute To Puke - Femme Fronted Music Only
Guest-DJ: Miriam Pemberton
Saturday 17 March
Moriska Paviljongen - Spegelsalen, Folkets Park, Malmö
22-03 | 80kr before midnight. 100kr after or 50kr if you have a Rollerderby armband
20 yrs (email us to get on the under-20 list)
Facebook event
Facebook group for those of you in Sweden
Facebook group for those of you in UK (Events will be announced soon)

12 Mar 2012

So Tough! So Cute! lägger ner all verksamhet på Restaurang Retro i Malmö

Klubben So Tough! So Cute! lägger med omedelbar verkan ner all verksamhet på Restaurang Retro i Malmö samt att jag, Daniel, avslutar allt samarbete med dem.

Under de sex år vi drivit klubb på Retro har vi naivt ignorerat alla dåliga ord och varningar men den senaste tiden har det eskalerat och framför allt har ägaren och delar av personalen behandlat oss och våra, samt andra klubbars, besökare riktigt illa.

Jag avråder å det bestämdaste alla klubborganisatörer, DJs, bokare och besökare från att någonsin samarbeta eller besöka Retro igen så länge de är under samma ägare. Jag personligen har aldrig blivit så överkörd och dåligt behandlad, både privat och i egenskap som arrangör, och jag kommer aldrig sätta min fot där igen. Behöver någon klubbarrangör behöver veta mer så kan jag kontaktas via mail eller PM.

So Tough! So Cute! Events kommer såklart fortsätta snarast möjligt på annan lokal. Tills dess så välkomnar vi er till vår andra klubb Too Cute To Puke.

5 Mar 2012

Slumberland Records Special at So Tough! So Cute! Malmö

Noise Pop don't stop! Yes! It's time to celebrate one of our favourite labels - Slumberland records! They've released so many great bands and records since the start in 1989 that it's, quite frankly, getting ridiculous. It is also starting to take up a lot of shelf space. From Henry's Dress and Back Tambourine to Frankie Rose via Ailers Set, Softies, Terry Malts, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and so many more. It'll be an absolute pleasure to try and play at least one track by every artist on the label. We want you to help us so let us know what your favourite track is by a Slumberland artist!

Update: Hipsters, Scenesters, Teenstars and Fakers - A Slumberland Spotify playlist

So Tough! So Cute! Slumberland Records Special
Saturday 10 March
Retro, Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmö
22-03 | 20kr | 20yrs (Email us to get on the 18yrs list)
Facebook event

4 Mar 2012

Photos from So Tough! So Cute! in Malmö with Northern Portrait

Thanks everyone for coming down last night! So much fun having Northern Portraits Stefan and Caspar playing som ace old school indiepop tracks and seen everybody dancing! Thanks guys! Photos are up on the Facebook page which you're welcome to like and our next party is our Slumberland records special. See you there!

2 Mar 2012

Northern Porttrait DJ-set at So Tough! So Cute! at retro Malmö

Today we are at home digging up and polishing our Housemartins and Aztec Camera singles just so we'll be able to match a dj-set full of sensitive and jangly indiepop courtesy of Stefan and Caspar of Denmarks best band Northern Portrait. This is going an amazing indiePOP event so get your fringe in order, go find that él records badge you've been saving for a special occasion like this and come join us for jangly goodness!

So Tough! So Cute! with Northern Portrait DJ-set
Saturday 2 March
Retro, Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmö
22-03 | 20kr | 20yrs (Email us to get on the 18yrs list)
Facebook event