17 Aug 2014

The Punk Singer & Musikhistoriens Rätta Ansikte – two events featuring Too Cute To Puke

Photo by Pat Smear
Hi, August 18th, this Monday, I, Daniel, from Too Cute To Puke will be playing records at the open air film screening of the award winning documentary The Punk Singer – A Film About Kathleen Hanna organised by Doc Lounge and The Conference by Media Evolution in collaboration with Varvsstaden, Malmö Stad and Media Evolution City Kitchen. Playing with me is Lidia Damunt, guitarist in Arre! Arre! and Malmö-based cassette and record label Tormina Records who recently released the Tormina Summer Tape vol. 1 mixtape. Together we’ll be playing a female fronted mix of Riot Grrrl, DIY, Swedish teen heartbreak queens and pop chart teens. And soul. I've come back to soul I think. Our set is at 17:00 so come, grab a beer, mingle and listen to some good music before the movie.
That event is here: Open Air Cinema by Doc Lounge & The Conference: THE PUNK SINGER - A Film About Kathleen Hanna + OLD (live) + Too Cute To Puke (DJ-set).

If you haven't seen the movie it's a marvellous look on Kathleen Hanna's life but also the Riot Grrrl movement, female musicians and the male dominated music scene.

Art by Coco Moodysson from Aldrig Godnatt

And this brings us to August 21st and Musikhistoriens Rätta Ansikte (The True Face of Music History) where I'll be participating in a panel discussion on making the music scene more gender equal. The other panelists are Lina Thomsgård (SKAP, formerly Rättviseförmedlingen), Joppe Philgren (Livemusik Sverige and Docenterna) and Canan Rosén (Tiger Bell) and we'll discuss how we, who already book gender equal, do it, how more people can contribute to an equal music industry, how the industry has looked historically and how it looks today. Moderating is Anna Edström (The Bandettes, Körkollektivet, Kulturfabriken SV Malmö). We're on between 18.00–18.45.

I have to say that I am fucking psyched to have been asked to participate and I hope I don't make a fool out of myself. I'll be there representing as someone who has been booking gender equal as a private operator in the industry as opposed to organisations.

The event also features Feminist Sweepstakes – an exhibition on women in modern music history curated by Olle Enqvist, a screening of We Are The Best by Lukas Moodysson, based on the fantastic comic Aldrig Godnatt by his wife Coco Moodysson, and a Wikipedia action event where they'll add forgotten women in music history. Follow the tag #rättawiki. And finally there will be a music video medley and music docs.

You can find that event here: Musikhistoriens Rätta Ansikte

Phew. Lots of stuff happening! If you want to keep up follow us on @toocutetopuke and if you like to patrty and live in Sweden please join our Too Cute To Puke group.

Photos from Too Cute To Puke during Regnbågsfestivalen

Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous! Thanks everyone for looking amazing at the Regnbågsfestivalen! We're so happy that so many of you turned up this night to hear Gabriela Calheira Diestel and myself play hits, hits, and some more hits! There was barely room on the dancefloor to move much less drop those sexy moves you usually do but somehow you did it! Love you all! We're trying a new thing with embedding the photos from That Other Place so hope this works!

7 Aug 2014

Too Cute To Puke during Malmö Rainbow Festival

Do not be alarmed. Yes, this is actually a post about our club night before the actual club night. Been forgetting those.

Ahem. Too Cute To Puke is back this Friday smack in the middle of Malmö Rainbow Festival and with us we have fab guest-DJ Gabriela aka Queen Beelzebub. She's a 50ft Queenie and she'll make the dancefloor rumble! RUMBLE!

We also have a special guest, Gisela of @365masquerades who'll turn up with a... let's call it a surprise around 1 am. You do not want to miss this!

Too Cute To Puke
Friday, 8th August 2014
22-03 | Free before 23 and 100kr after
Moriska Paviljongen, Malmö

2 Aug 2014

Photos from So Tough! So Cute! 7 Year Anniversary in Malmö with Idha Holmlund

And that folks, was 7 years of So Tough! So Cute! Almost 700 people dancing, jumping, eating vegan Oroes cake, lots of sweating as the ventilation gave up and more dancing and singing along. Guest-DJ Idha Holmlund played a great set with a mix of hits and obscureties. Final song was You Can Hide Your Love Forever to which there was a fanntastic heartfelt stage invasion. So much love! No clue when ST!SC! will return but Too Cute To Puke is still montly so join us at the next one. Playlist from the night below the photos.

Here's what we played minus Idha's she had on CDs. Forgot to write those down
Broder Daniel - When We Were Winning (Long Version)
Let's Whisper - Meet Me On The Dance Floor
The B-52'S - Rock Lobster
Family Guy - Rock Lobster
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love - Single Version (Mono)

Eileen - Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher
Allo, Darlin' - Dreaming
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
The Pipettes - Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
The Parallelograms - Dream On Daisy

The Smiths - This Charming Man
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
The Cure - In Between Days
Lisa Bouvier - Every Year Until We Die
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry

Håkan Hellström - En Vän Med En Bil
Spearmint - Sweeping The Nation
Speedmarket Avenue - Way Better Now
[Ingenting] - Punkdrömmar
The Wannadies - Might Be Stars

Beach Boys - I Get Around
Belle & Sebastian - She's Losing It
The Field Mice - Emma's House
Forever Today - Get In Line
Game Of Thrones - Main Theme (80'S Version By Steve Duzz)

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
The Magnetic Fields - I Think I Need A New Heart
The Primitives - Crash
Veronica Falls - Right Side Of My Brain
Television Personalities - Part-Time Punks

Ebba Grön - Beväpna Er
The Clash - Police On My Back
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak
Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
The Sound Of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C.

The Spook School - I'll Be Honest
Belle & Sebastian - Me And The Major
Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Standard Fare - At The Lake

Kings Of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
Heavenly - C Is The Heavenly Option
Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
The Go-Betweens - Lee Remick

Tacocat  - Crimson Wave
France Gall - Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son
GG Allin - Don't Talk To Me
Nerves - When You Find Out
Säkert! - Och Jag Grät Mig Till Sömns Efter Alla Dar

Cheap Curls - Jackie Oh
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
Helen Love - We Are All The Lo-Fi Kids
Tender Trap - Do You Want A Boyfriend?
Allo, Darlin' - The Polaroid Song

Broder Daniel - Underground
Brainpool - Bandstarter
Essex Green - The Late Great Cassiopia
The Sun Days - Don't Need To Be Them
The Smiths - Ask

Orange Juice - Falling And Laughing
Aztec Camera - Lost Outside The Tunnel
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Silkies - Like One
The Field Mice - Sensitive

The Magnetic Fields - I Thought You Were My Boyfriend (Single Edit)
Trembling Blue Stars - Cold Colours
Blind Mice - Like We Do
Comet Gain - You Can Hide Your Love Forever