Mark your calendars and mark my words folks – tomorrow you’ll have the opportunity to witness what could potentially be a serious watershed moment in our city’s musical history with “Collision with an insignificant city”.
The event not only kicks off our truly great Pop Revo festival this year, but also marks a sort of solidarity between 13 of our finest homegrown underground bands, mostly specializing in Punk, hardcore, indie and noise. We all know about Yung putting Aarhus on the map, and reminding the rest of the country that ‘smilets by’ is the true home of Danish punk and worth recognizing as a force to be reckoned with in becoming a vibrant hub of underground music once again.
The idea for the event was hatched allegedly between Yung themselves, Radar and the Pop Revo guys – a one night blast of getting all of Aarhus’ underground movers on one stage at once. The concept is simple in theory – but actually complex in practice and logistics when you think about it; thirteen bands will play one song each over the course of two hours. Not only this, but the whole shebang will be recorded and released as a vinyl album ASAP. Naturally there is a whole bunch that could go wrong, or right, you’ll just have to be there to see what ends up on the record.
Personally, I like the idea of going to a show, and knowing for certain that my little claps and shouts will be heard in posterity forever on wax – there is that factor, plus the possibility of seeing some of the city’s best bands – or an absolute car-crash-clusterfuck of disaster. Chaos or not, this is a significant event for sure.
As a former stage manager and event coordinator at Radar, I was legitimately curious as to how this would all be organized and mapped out to fit in a live scenario. It’s almost literally a circus – different parts from I reckoned well over 40 people had to be greased with precision. I bumped into Tobias from Snaredrum yesterday evening in the hallway of our rehearsal studio and had to ask: “how does this work?” here is what he had to say:
“All the bands are basically sharing the same backline…(amps and guitar drums) so that we can make the changes as quickly as possible…everyone is meeting up tomorrow (Wednesday) to talk about it and run through – we need to figure out if we’re doing different amp settings or….but it’s gonna be chaos, organized though!”
So folks, all you have to do is turn up and be a part of history – you can watch the show and know that if you were there, you are ‘on the record’ as being a part of this.
Following the 13 bands for the recording are full sets from Tomorrow’s Tulips and Secret Life – doors are at 20:00 (lets hope they have an epic merch table!) and the ‘collision’ begins at 21.00 sharp. Here’s the line-up:
Happy Hookers For Jesus
Tickets for the event are 90kr at the door only (bring cash probably too) but you can also get in with your Pop Revo partout armband, which is a friggin’ great deal if you ask me. See ya there.