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LASERPISTOLERNA. LAIKA. APRIL 13th 2015.
Front singer Leonard Brunner charmed the audience with his soft and beautiful heart throbbing voice while also showcasing his talent and knowledge of various instruments to perform an intimate dreamy indie-pop gig with his band Laserpistolerna. During the set I got a lovely feel that brought me back some great Swedish summer night memories when listening to the likes of Håkan Hellström and their easy going summer pop ballad tunes that many people fall in love with and too. These guys are onto something really good. New band member Bill Nystedt also did a passionate performance with his newly written song “Som Bill” to a very pleased crowd. I am looking forward to hear what more Mr Brunner and his Laserpistolerna will be releasing next, and I would not mind that they produced a new Stockholm serenade for the summer that both would probably turn out to be a huge hit based on what I´ve heard up to now and get them the recognition they deserve.

After spending some time locked away in the studio producing new music, Swedish indiepop band Laserpistolerna are now back with a pang pang. After last years LP release, Laserpistolerna have been rocking several stages from the Jazzhuset in Gothenburg to Debaser Strand and Berns Stockholm. Corinne Management arranged Laserpistolerna release party for their new single “BRISTER” at a nearly full packed Laika Hornhuset.

4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE

“A deep & passionate performance by Laserpistolerna”

Eken Recommends: Laserpistolerna har releasefest på Laika/Hornhuset med nya singel Brister

Laserpistolerna´s Leonard Brunner Photo by Niclas Brunzell


BILLY MOMO. BROOKLYN BAR. NOVEMBER 2014. Yes, it´s official, we´re definitely in love, and it was actually even love at first sight when our Billy Momo Live experience virginity was taken at Bar Brooklyn in Hornstull, Stockholm. These fun lovin Russian waltz countryside banjo mobsters from Sweden have lots of black humor to them and deliver a dramatic, dreamy, upbeat, charming, good, exiting, mystical, playful, sound all wrapped up in a charismatic performance full of passion. In this seven manned band where no banjo exists, it´s not just lead singer Oskar Hovell that performs and sings centre stage, but most of the band move around the stage and floor making you move your feet while expressing a big smiley grin on your face to their fun lovin beat. Billy Momo created by Tomas Juto and Oskar Hovell are definitely ones to watch out for during 2015 with their new album Drunk Talk to be released Spring 2015, and especially with their new released super single hit: I Got You. Billy Momo are putting Sweden back on the music map with their original music and sound. These guys are so UK bound they are up there with James Bond, even though they are Swedish, I can´t describe it better than when they hit the UK, it will be like “From Russia With Swedish Love”.

5 STARS SCORE REVIEW - Eken Magazine

“Swedish Mumford & Sons plays Russian waltz”

GRAND PREMIERE OPENING OF LAIKA. HORNHUSET. NOVEMBER 2014
Stockholm’s new creative hang-out lounge bar with high-end service and food is a well awaited addition to Stockholm. Focusing on food, drinks, music and art, Laika has an international touch to it all. Payman Dehdezi, Patric Andersson and Ida Lantz with bartenders Pete McDonnell and Freddie Jidlow make sure you´re feeling very comfortable and relaxed while enjoying some wickedly good cocktails and well made food. With a modern outtake on the whole set-up as well as their menu, you can pick and choose between tapas size dishes of your choice. All with an ecological street food focus to it. After a well presented menu by Pete and with everything sounding good we went for a bit of everything. In came the Pulled Pork Taco and Fish Taco with Horseradish, and Laika´s well-seasoned juicy Eliza Guerra Mini-Burgers with onion rings were so tasty we ordered them in a second time. I can´t wait to get back to eat more of their well cooked food, splash down some yummy well crafted cocktails while just chilling and hanging-out with my friends at this pleasant playful funky living room bar. If they keep this up they will be the number one place in Stockholm very soon and will have the five stars to show it.


4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE
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DAVE BROWN VERNISSAGE. BERNS. OCTOBER 2014.
Berns Art Director, Håkan Ullberg’s first hand picked vernissage at Berns together with Stockholm/London based award winning curator Jenny Theolin turned out to be a popular premiere for Dave Brown. With a careful eye Dave has captured colourful, detailed and alive photographic art work that are now on show both in the restaurant and hotel sections of Berns Salonger. Nearly everyone’s favourite of the premiere night was the photograph of British comedian Andi Osho from the Tough Crowd selection. The vernissage runs until January 15 2015.

More info: Dave Brown Vernissage at Berns Salonger

Review star scores

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“colourful, detailed & vivid photographic art work”

STEPHEN MERCHANT. GÖTA LEJON. OCTOBER 2014.
Stephen Merchant started off his renowned “Hello Ladies” tour in Stockholm with an awesome performance of Jazzy Jeff´s Boom Shake The Room. The show was very amusing and it was Stephen´s first visit to Stockholm, the most funniest sketches were when Stephen went in to character of some kind and performing more theatrical. For me the jokes were not as funny as you would think, or for that matter hoping for, as there was really nothing new on offer. You would think otherwise since his “Hello Ladies” tour got loads of good critics after selling-out it´s shows around the UK, USA, Australia and then New Zeeland since 2011 and that would be based on new material. He also made a DVD of the tour and HBO even produced a tv-show on it. So you were expecting one hell of a ride, but the show only had a few funny bumps along the way. . You also have to give lots of cred to the supporting act, who really was funny and got the crowd in stitches.

2 STAR SCORE REVIEW - EKEN MAGAZINE

THE INTERNATIONAL STOCKHOLM BURLESQUE FESTIVAL. OCTOBER 2014.

3 STARS - SCORE - Reviews - Eken Magazine

STOCKHOLM JAZZ FESTIVAL PREMIERE – RIGMOR GUSTAFSSON. OCT 2014. STADSTEATERN.

2 STARS SCORE - Reviews - Eken Magazine

24MX INTERNATIONAL SUPERCROSS & FREESTYLE MX. OCT 2014. TELE2 ARENAN.
24MX INTERNATIONAL SUPERCROSS & FREESTYLE MX: PODCAST

4 STAR EKEN MAGAZINE REVIEW SCORE

VINKLUBBEN. OCT 2014. BRASSERI NORRTULL.

3 STARS - SCORE - Reviews - Eken Magazine

STOCKHOLM BEER & WHISKY FESTIVAL.
SEP – OCT 2014. NACKA STRANDSMÄSSAN.

STOCKHOLM BEER & WHISKY FESTIVAL 2014: REVIEW

Review star scores

SUGAR EXHIBITION. SEPTEMBER 2014. NORDISKA MUSEET
SUGAR EXHIBITION BY NORDISKA MUSEET: REVIEW

4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE

STOCKHOLM FASHION NIGHT. AUGUST 2014. MODECENTER

3 STARS - SCORE - Reviews - Eken Magazine

SAILPLANE / GLIDER. AUGUST 2014. UPPSALA FK

5 STARS SCORE REVIEW - Eken Magazine

DANS DAKAR. AUGUST 2014. RIDDARHOLMEN.
Dans Dakar 2014 gave you a fantastic mix of awesome artists and the beautiful scenery Stockholm spoils you with. One of the best things of this music party was the prime location. This year the EDM festival moved out to the half-island of Riddarholmen, set in the middle of the city, between Gamla Stan and Central Station. Presenting incredible panorama views overlooking the City Hall, Södermalm, Norrmalm and Kungsholmen under the glazing summer sun with good tunes pumping out of the sound systems. With a real good mix of talent, we got spoilt with megastars, break-through artists and the next rising stars, with likes of Die Antwoord, Skrillex, Kygo, Vitalic, TiNi to name a few. Last years festival was a total disaster, but this year was a completely new act, something that we only can hope is the start of something new and even better to come! Being the same weekend as the very popular hipster friendly festival, Way Out West in Gothenburg, it gave Dans Dakar the possibility not to get to crammed up, And they succeeded well, with a very good flow all around the festival, including the bars, stages, WC´s, Food trucks and so on, you could actually get from one place to another and stroll around with out getting bashed. The vibe was amazing and I can´t wait for the organisers Stureplansgruppen (SPG) to start their new mega club on the half-island so we can get a taste of Stockholm like this on a weekend basis!


5 STARS - Reviews - Eken Magazine

My personal Top 3 acts of Dans Dakar 2014:
1. DIE ANTWOORD  2. SKRILLEX  3.VITALIC

Checkout: American Dupstep Producer/DJ Skrillex give Stockholm a sweet taste of his awesome mentalness!

RACE HORSE COMPANY PRESENTS SUPER SUNDAY
At this world premiere, a Spaghetti Western a la Sergio Leone themed introduction enters Hangaren Subtopia in Alby, positioned in the suburbs south of Stockholm. The intro and awesome soundtrack mirrors the whole show like blood shooting vessels entering The Good, The Bad and The Ugly´s veins on a mission. Six guys perform jaw dropping theatre like acrobatic sketches one after another to a mad, crazy, well-composed anarchistic lawless show, entertaining you from the very beginning until the very end with an amusing Monty Python black humor feeling to it. With no safety equipment apart from the detailed planning and practicing, some mats and the eye of their comrades they presented to name a few – a human catapult, a flying giant cute teddy bear, The Wheel of Death, Drag racing, a Kung Fu nunchakus show and lots more impressive madness.The grand finale ending was like any well produced finish you have seen, the feel, sound and look was spot on. It doesn’t get more real than this. In my eyes these guys have created their own trademark, a cross of being Über Cool and having some what to seem some Kung Fu skills, I name it: COOL FÜ. Continuously challenging gravity, these daredevils produce a melancholically show as sharp as Clint Eastwood ´s stare to remember. Not the least, it makes you dream about being that Cowabunga Action Ninja Turtle again!

4_STARS


BY PETER A ELDON