Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pukkelpop trivia

Pelle from The Hives was a bit confused when he saw backing vocalist Melanie De Biasio leave the Sophia trailer. Check out this MP3.

Local hero Flip Kowlier - who played the Marquee right before Sophia - found the Sophia gig impressive but noticed that Robin played exactly the same guitar as he did. He decided he had to check out if his guitar wasn't gone and jokingly added: "he looks like a thief!".

Another attentive Sophia listener at Pukkelpop was Henry Rollins, who's always interested in learning about new bands for his US radio show.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Adam Franklin + Hopewell US tour

The joint European tour of Sophia and Malcolm Middleton earlier this year was a damn fine line-up. And now another great joint tour is in the works as Adam Franklin (long-time member of the Sophia collective) and Hopewell are teaming up for some East Coast dates. Hopewell's pretty unknown in Europe but the Russo brothers (ex Mercury Rev) have made some great albums that are definitely worth checking out.

These are the tour dates:
Aug 21 2007 Great Scott Boston MA
Aug 22 2007 Maxwell's Hoboken NJ
Aug 23 2007 Cake Shop New York NY
Aug 24 2007 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA
Aug 25 2007 IOTA Arlington VA