Feb. 20, 2009: Q&A with Nadastrom & the day's news


Tonight the Moongoons will be hosting the latest edition of their Honeymoon series at First Avenue's VIP Rooom. In addition to DJ Bach the Washington DC duo Nadastrom will be playing the event. To get things warmed up, Gimme News caught up with the duo for a few brief questions on what we can expect.

Gimme News: What are people going to see at the upcoming Nadastrom show that they might not at a solo set by either of you?

Nadastrom: As Nadastrom we like to focus more on building up our sets from deep to crazy to who knows where. whether we have all night or just 90 minutes, we like to offer more than just a "wham bam thank you 'mam" approach. We wanna give songs and mixes a chance to really breathe rather than just quick in and out mixing. It's kind of like sex.

GN: Late last year you guys put out the Pussy EP. Why Pussy? Have you put any thought into releasing a full-length release this year?

N: Pussy is a reference to the main sample of the track. It ain't Soul II Soul either. Do some homework kiddies! It's not that hard really. And yeah we are perverted scum so why not call it Pussy? No plans on releasing a full-length, although it sounds tempting. Right now we are just focusing on our follow up EP on Dubsided and releasing about a dozen remixes for Strictly Rhythm, I HEART COMIX, Sweat It Out, Plant Music, Universal, Epic, Fool's Gold, etc. this spring/summer.

GN: Matt said in an interview last year that you guys "have a pretty strong hip hop influence." Are you bringing anything different your VIP Room set considering the theme for the night is "Rap Video"? What are you expecting from the night?

N: If you're coming to see us and expecting anything remotely rap or rap videos, we apologize in advance. We are so not rap. Although we are heavily influenced by hip-hop, seeing as it's the culture that raised us. Will we be droppin' any rap joints and trying to look hip-hop? NO. Will we be looping dance music to making people want to party? YES.

Twin Cities News:

-- The Current has studio performances by Antony and the Johnsons, Ben Kweller and Alela Diane.

-- Sage Francis will play the 7th St. Entry in March.

-- M.anifest has released the title track from his upcoming The Bird and the Beats EP.

-- Radio K has posted studio sessions from P.O.S., the Idle Hands, Curumin and Aby Wolf.

-- Culture Bully, the Decider and Mind Inversion have coverage of Wednesday night's Blitzen Trapper/Alela Diane First Avenue show. Culture Bully also has photos from Solid Gold & Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles at the Fetus.

-- Brit Rock At The Top has photos from the Morning Benders & the Submarines at the Triple Rock Social Club.

-- SP Style All Stars & Most Official recently appeared on B96 with Peter Parker.

-- Twin City Scene interviews Ryan Olcott of Mystery Palace.

-- Rift reviews the Small Cities, Cwn Annwn, Mighty Fairly, Pilla and Avenpitch.

Local Concert Highlights:

-- The Pretenders & American Bang @ First Avenue

The Pretenders: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

American Bang: (Official) (MySpace)

-- Ben Weaver, Larkin Grimm & the Dale Hush @ Turf Club

Ben Weaver: (Official) (MySpace)

Larkin Grimm: (MySpace)

The Dale Hush: (MySpace)

-- Juana Molina, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles & Rafter @ the Whole

Juana Molina: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles: (MySpace)

Rafter: (MySpace)

Daily Audio Downloads:

-- 1990s "The Box" (mp3)


-- Ann Courtney & The Late Bloomers "I Keep A Pilot Light" (mp3)

-- Ann Courtney & The Late Bloomers "Nice & Quiet" (mp3)


-- Beast "Mr. Hurricane" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Does It Offend You, Yeah? "Dawn Of The Dead (Station X remix)" (mp3)


-- Greater California "Disappearing" (mp3)


-- Ladyhawke "From Dusk Til Dawn (Pablo Decoder remix)" (mp3)


-- Red Red Meat "Gauze" (mp3)


-- The Veils "Killed By The Boom" (mp3)


-- The Whip "Fire (Rotkäppchen remix)" (mp3)