Loading…

Sign up or log in to see what your friends are attending and create your own schedule!


View analytic
Filter: John Dee
 

7:59pm

730.no presents Thursday@John Dee

8:00pm

Sisi (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Susanne ”Sisi” Sumbundu has been making music for as long as she can remember. Though until now this has been providing vocals for other artists. She’s appeared both on recordings and live with Madcon and Paperboys on their hits such as “Liar” and “Lonesome Traveller”. In the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest she was a backing singer for Stella Mwangi and was able to enjoy the show from the stage in Düsseldorf. After that she toured far and wide with not only Stella but also with Norway’s new reggae sensation Admiral P who she worked with on hit singles ”Snakke litt” and ”Spinnvill”. Sisi released her debut solo single “Stay” in June 2011 on the People Love Music label. The label was met with broadly positive reviews and was subsequently playlisted on P3. She’s working at the moment on a couple more singles and has an album in the pipeline. Her sound could be described as retro soul with modern elements. With refreshing dancey rhythms and oodles of soul, Sisi is an artists to watch.
    Type Live


9:00pm

Eye Emma Jedi (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    From totally out of nowhere Eye Emma Jedi popped up on Norwegian radio in November of 2010. From the very outset the band immediately attracted both industry and public attention, so much so that the band were booked by Øya (a first in their ten year history) to play the festival without having seen or heard them play live. What was the reason for this sea change? Of course the festival wanted to hear more than what had already aired publicly and amongst the four EPs they’d recorded in their ting rehearsal room, was Emma Eye Jedi’s new single “BROTHER.” And it was indeed BROTHER that NRK Lydverket picked out as their best song in their review of their packed show at Øya: “The track “Brother” is particularly special, and impresses immensely. It is more lingering and introverted, yet still totally danceable taking inspiration from more epic indierock." Together with Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Tokyo Police Club, Friendly Fires etc.) and recent George Merino (Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Guns And Roses), recently a Grammy winner for Arcade Fire’s “Suburbs” the band have produced, mixed and mastered this fantastic track which is already playlisted on NRK P3.
    Type Live


10:00pm

Kaveh (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Despite his young age, one can safely say that the Oslo rapper Kaveh has worked his way to being one of the hottest names in Oslo’s underground hip-hop scene. The 17-year-old realized early on that he had a talent and a burning desire to make music his living. Today Kaveh has released his first official solo release, a free download-EP titled “Alt eller Ingenting” (All Or Nothing). An accompanying music video which was also launched in conjunction with the release, is now about to pass 80,000 views on YouTube. During his short but fairly eventful career, the youngster has worked with prominent Norwegian artists and producers like Pumba, Onkl P, Admiral P, Nico D, Phil T. Rich and Nasty Kutt. He has also played shows at venues like Blå, Sentrum Scene and the Norwegian Opera House. Work is currently underway on Kaveh’s debut album slated for release in Autumn 2011.
    Type Live


11:00pm

Oter (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Oter is one 27 year old Stian Ottesen from Tromsø. Oter has been part of the so called hip-hop underground for years now. Originally as the driving force behind Oslo-based studio / collective Cracklab alongside such luminaries as Svartepetter, Herreløse, OnklP amongst others. Almost three years ago now though, he moved back to his home town of Tromsø in the North of Norway. As chance would have it one of his contemporaries, Poppa Lars of Tungtvann fame moved at the same time and the pair have been working together ever since. The results are striking, creating some of the best hip-hop to ever come out of Norway. In danger of laying waste to all that has gone before, this is next level shit. In October 2011 their debut proper was released, the single “Karusell”, produced by Bergen based electro act Souldrop. The released was launched with an explosive video directed by Carl Critical, an insight into the murky psyche of Oter, ex-hitmen, armed robbers, Russian coke, mental institutions, violent flashbacks, a disasterous killing and not least a rather sexy nurse. See it in full at the NORDalliansen.org website. The album, with the working title “Kollektiv Kollaps” is expected to be finished in the coming year. Over the past year or so Oter has played at Døgnvillfestivalen 2010, Parkenfestivalen in Bodø (2010), Sparebanken Nord-Norge’s 175 year jubilee, Rock Against Drugs in Andenes and opened for Yelawolf in Oslo and Xzibit / DJ Quik in Tromsø, played alongside Lars Vaular and A-Laget as well as a bunch of his own gigs. On stage the duo often are joined by Klisne Fingra, who’s also originally from Tromsø byt now resident in Oslo. Their gig at by:Larm will be an unprecedented, explosive show.
    Type Live


12:00am

Mikhael Paskalev (N)
    Friday February 17, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Mikhael Paskalev plays pop music with roots in gospel music and alt-country, inspired by artists like Paul Simon, The Shins, Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe and the Everly Brothers. With a band full of charisma and good ideas, the 23 – year-old displays a rare quality. Paskalev’s strength lies in his ability to create melodious tunes, sometimes shamelessly catchy, but always with a wonderful, rusty sound. Besides playing with Jonas Alaska and Billie Van, Paskalev is busy recording his debut album, sue spring 2012. Live Review from Nerve Magazine (UK): Mikhael Paskalev demonstrates what appears to be a signature element of Red Deer Club’s roster, hushed, uncoiling guitars and close harmony singing. Backed by a five-piece band, the majority of his songs are amazingly spare sounding, with the electric guitar mournfully picking its way through the tracks. I Spy proves to be an exception, lurching into a hoe-down midway through complete with Duane Eddy-esque guitar. The second track, a gently murmured lullaby could easily have been heard crackling out of a wireless in an early episode of Mad Men. Touching almost on gospel music at points, Woman evokes glacial US trio Low, its epically slow pace conveying the full weight of the lyrics’ turmoil. The restraint of the musicians is to be praised as any diversions into Guitar Hero style antics would shatter the carefully spun web of Mikhael’s delicate tracks.
    Type Live


9:00pm

Ask Embla (N/S)
    Friday February 17, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Ask Embla are Swedish songwriter/producer Arnthor Birgisson (though actually born in Iceland) and Norwegian songwriter Ina Wroldsen. Between them they have written hits for huge international artists including Britney Spears, Leona Lewis, Shontelle, J-Lo and the Pussycat Dolls. With their Icelandic and Norwegian background they’ve come together to form a unique sound that defines Ask Embla.
    Type Live


10:00pm

Simen Tangen
    Friday February 17, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    There is an art to finding positivity in life’s low points, and there is an even greater art to putting words and music to it. The bittersweet songs on Simen Tangen’s debut album are soaked in warm and irresistible melancholy, and it’s presented in a way that makes it absolutely impossible to ignore. It is a love story. A tragedy and a comedy that is as real as it is escapist. The songs are very varied, bringing to mind early Belle and Sebastian, Beach Boys, Steely Dan, Nick Drake, even Abba. From crackling lo-fi to pearly, polished folk-pop. From the sunny American west coast to the woods surrounding Oslo on a rainy day – all without effort. Silje Høgevold is Tangen’s heavenly duet partner on the album.
    Type Live


11:00pm

Turboweekend (DK)
    Friday February 17, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    The band have just been named best Danish live act at the 2011 Danish Music Awards. Turboweekend will release their third full-length in Summer 2012 and are ready to take to the stage both in Europe but also in the States also. In three short years, the band have grown from being underground darlings to one of Denmark’s most popular bands both love and on the radio. Turboweekend play by:Larm for the third time in 2012 and are looking forward to playing for Norwegian audiences again.
    Type Live


12:00am

Alfred Hall (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Alfred Hall consists of the Drammen duo Hans Thomas Kiær and Bjorntveit, who began making music together in the Summer of 2009. One and a half years later, they went into the studio and put together their first single “So Bright”, which earned them a coveted NRK Urørt artist of the week spot on P3. The duo creates catchy, soaring pop, and the music is inspired by everything from rock to pure electronica. Alfred Hall are currently working on new songs, in addition to playing shows.
    Type Live


1:00am

Invasionen (S)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 1:00am - 1:30am @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    In the wake of the as poetical as well as political EP “Arvegods” Invasionen are back with their second album, " Saker som jag sagt till natten." The fiery sound is rooted in both krautrock and post punk. This is also the album where Dennis Lyxzén flourishes as a song writer as well as singer, even in his own language. Lyxzén hardly needs any introduction. As front man for Refused he was the passionate singer and agitator for friends outside of Umeå, and is one of the most influential songwriters and visionaries in the Swedish hardcore scene. The ban never got to be as big as they deserved to be in Sweden, but it was an international phenomenon, representing an almost life-changing inspiration for the hardcore bands, vegans and young, enthusiastic people around the world. Refused ended up on top, after the release of the groundbreaking and somewhat prophetically-titled album The Shape Of Punk To Come. This autumn Invasionen are playing live shows. The invasion begins in September, in China. Invasionen will sing in Swedish in China. Dennis acknowledges that it felt strange, until someone pointed out that the Chinese really do not understand English either! Having led two internationally successful band it would seem easy for Dennis Lyxzén to continue on the same path.
    Type Live


2:00am

Dante (S)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 2:00am - 2:30am @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Dante is perhaps best known as the drummer and a key creative force behind The Concretes for the last five years. But earlier this past year he made his debut as a solo artist with the critically acclaimed single “Next To You” receiving both national and international plaudits. Since then Dante has released a follow up single, “Runners” which was subsequently picked as track of the year by P3 presenter Märtha Myrstener. The music is influenced by commercial pop, Drake, The Dream and the cream of the R&B crop, the result though is a sort of cross between Phil Collins and The Weekend. Dante self produces all his material, and is also working with other artists including his own father Toni Holgersson who he’s assisted with the production on his Swedish Grammy nominated album “Ibland kallar jag det kärlek”. Dante’s own self titled debut will be released in the Spring by Baseline Music.
    Type Live


9:00pm

Gerilja (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Word on the street is that if Dave Mustaine and Marc Bolan had a son, (…not considering biological issues etc..) it would be Aleks, singer/guitarist (lead) of GERILJA. Since Aleks’ bro Simon plays bass in Gerilja too, Dave and Marc could also be held responsible for him. No one really knows where Ottar comes from, but he has gold teeth and the babes love him so who cares? This, in combination with GERILJA’s unconditional love for analog synths and the almighty 808 drum machine, has resulted in their rad sound. To cut a long story short, GERILJA has merged early Megadeth-style intensity with T-rex groove and flair and added just a tsp of synthesized sci-fi. The combination may seem unlikely, but that’s not the case folks. It’s the classic rock of the future!
    Type Live


10:00pm

Zoom winner - Casual Friday (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Casual Friday breath new life into the much debated and already established indie genre, with a band with an an energetic, melodic twist. The band was initially inspired by bands like The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Leon and so on but more recently the band have take a more Foals orientated direction with contrasting guitar melodies. The Tønsberg based band have played at Slottsfjell festival in 2010 amongst others and have appeared at the festival’s live venue Total on a number of occasions including a support slot for Lukestar. On stage, Casual Friday are brimming with energy and have a reputation for engaging their audience from start to finish.
    Type Live


11:00pm

Zoom winner - Slim B & Horvei the Greatness (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Slim-B & Horvei The Greatness and Rabalasset are a new shot at the hip-hop establishment with their live based hip-hop hybrid. Their style is comprised of a bunch of elements that you wouldn’t normally associate with hip-hop. A seven man band create an intensity more reminiscent of a punk band rather than hip-hop and the lyrics are sung in English with an American swagger. The sound is characterised by dark, slamming beats that brings it all together.
    Type Live


12:00am

Pirate Love (N)
    Sunday February 19, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Pirate Love are finally back… The Oslo band, who by many people’s reckoning were heirs apparent to the Norwegian rock throne in the wake of their debut album “Black Vodoun Space Blues”, have spent their time since profitably. With their caustic brew of psychedelic nihilism, razor sharp guitars and otherworldly primal cries, Pirate Love have once again turned the reverb up to eleven, and as usual, they wander along rock’s more peculiar paths. Guitarist Milton Von Krogh, vocalist David Al Dajani, guitarist Henrik Steen and bassist Mr. R form the core of Pirate Love, which since their inception in 2005 has grown to become a sought-after name at both Norwegian and foreign concert venues. Their new album “Narco Lux High School” sees the band take a quantum leap further, and invites the listener on a sedated, transcendental journey into Pirate Love’s twisted musical universe. An album as troublesome as it is grandiose.
    Type Live


1:00am

Maribel (N)
    Sunday February 19, 2012 1:00am - 1:30am @ John Dee (Torggata 16, 0181 Oslo, Norway)
    Critically acclaimed Oslo four-piece Maribel have resurfaced with the announcement of their second album “Reveries”, forthcoming this January on Oslo based label Splendour (of Montreal, Harrys Gym, Siinai). Blending shoegaze and noise-pop with cinematic influences Maribel create heavy, dark, distorted pop. The tracks are guided by the breathy and enchanting vocals of their newly added East-German lead singer Rebekka Marstein. As female vocals intertwine with those of songwriter/ lead guitarist Pål Espen Kapelrud, one is likely to recall the oft-referenced My Bloody Valentine or Jesus and Mary Chain. On the back of their debut album “Aestheircs” (produced by Serena-Maneesh frontman Emil Nikolaisen) the band earned high praise form the Norwegian press and international recognition from the likes of Drowned in Sound (UK), Soundvenue (DK) and GAFFA (DK) amongst others. It also saw Maribel implode, break-up and then reform with a new line-up including Pica Pica’s Rebekka Markstein on vocals and Bjarne Stensil (Harrys Gym) on percussion. Maribel has toured in Scandinavia and the UK, including a warming up for Crystal Stilts and Interpol. In addition Maribel managed to captivate audiences at festivals such as Øya, Hove, SPOT, by:Larm and many others. Of their set at SPOT in 2010 Clash Magazine said, “Obvious influences from My Bloody Valentine, Lush and Slowdive (isn’t referencing to those bands the whole point anyway?) didn’t get in the way of what came to be an intense, feedback-laden sonic experience hinting at a very exciting follow-up. Looking forward to it.” The band is known for noisy and chaotic pop with sugar sweet melodies that are often compared to the aforementioned My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins or fellow Oslo shoegazers Serena Maneesh. However, since reforming Maribel sites their most important influences as film scores by like John Barry, John Dankworth, Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone. Darker and heavier sound are accompanied by programmed percussion that is apparently influenced by hip-hop style sampling and looping. With a new record ready for release and a new line-up, Maribel is ready to start to get re-acquainted with dark bar-rooms across the world. “Norwegian outfit Maribel could soundtrack the most hallucinogenic dream or hellish nightmare at the flick of a switch.” – DrownedinSound “In half an hour Maribel succeeds in taking you on a dizzying journey, recalling what is so great about the bands they reference.” – Soundvenue “By combining dirty American style rock and more polite British noise-pop they create something that is simultaneously new and known.” – Dagsavisen
    Type Live


 

Get Adobe Flash player