Electromental Theme Night with Tampere Film Festival
Friday, March 9, 2001
Yo-talo, Kauppakatu 10, Tampere, Finland
10.00 PM - 3.30 AM
Tickets 50 FIM (no VIP)
Age limit 18
Chicks on Speed (Chicksonspeed Records, Berlin)
Kauko Lampi (Op:l Bastards, Helsinki)
mini (Club Telex, Tampere)
pHinn (Club Telex, Tampere)
Chicks on Speed - girl power of another kind
Club Telex proudly presents in March, in close collaboration with the Tampere International Short Film Festival, Chicks on Speed from Berlin, whose electronic Riot Grrrl style has already made waves in such international trend magazines as NME, Muzik and The Face. At last summer's Sonar festival of Barcelona the Chicks made a crowd of 6,000 Spaniards go berserk; in November it was time to confuse the Japanese audiences, and after Finland follows Chicks On Speed's first-ever North American tour.
Chicks on Speed combine to the modern electronic style the Do-It-Yourself punk aesthetics of 1970s/80s, which one can hear and see both in their music and visual outlook. The energetic girl trio mixes ruthlessly in their spectacular stage act as diverse musical styles as pop, electro, house, punk, hardcore techno and even speed metal; not to mention their stage costumes in genuine trash glamour spirit and the all-senses-shattering background projections.
Chicks on Speed was started in 1997, when the Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and American Melissa Logan, both studying at the Munich Academy of Arts, were joined by the German Kiki Moorse.
Chicks on Speed design their own stage costumes, videos and the graphic outlook of their releases, also arranging alongside live stage acts performances at art galleries, which often present the band's own visual art; among them the confounding 10-feet "Monsters" collages such as "The Boob Monster".
Through their Internet shop the many-sided girl trio sells not only music, but also their self-designed clothes, graphics and other merchandise.
The music for Chicks on Speed has been produced by the creme de la creme of Central European electronic luminaries, but lyrics and the style of their tracks are firmly dictated by CoS themselves. It is no surprise that Chicks on Speed has been characterised as a sort of an "anti-Spice Girls". The act has covered such New Wave classics as B52's, Camper Van Beethoven and The Normal, also such half-forgotten greats as Delta 5 and Malaria!.
In Tampere, alongside Chicks on Speed live performance, a selection of their best experimental videos is seen.
Club Telex goes Helsinki:
Chicks On Speed + Club Telex DJs:
@ Semifinal, Saturday 10 March
About Club Telex
Club Telex is a monthly event in Tampere, Finland, which is dedicated to experimental and avantgardistic electronic music and its different subgenres, from ambient to techno. Not only live music, Club Telex also offers experimental short films from the most respected Finnish and international directors, alongside other eye candy, DJ music and intellectual stimulation.
Telex takes place at the legendary Yo-Talo, the traditional Student Union club of Tampere. So far Club Telex has presented live performances from such luminaries and rising stars of Finnish electronic and experimental music as the internationally acclaimed Pan sonic, Jimi Tenor, Nu Science, Op:l Bastards, Ektroverde, Virtalähde, Anton Nikkilä & Alexei Borisov (Russia), Nemesis, Ever Had, Unidentified Sound Objects, Kukka, O Samuli A, Mr. Velcro Fastener, Pluxus (Sweden), Mono Junk, Ovuca, Tero, and the showcase of Vienna's Mego Records, featuring Hecker (Austria), Skot (Austria) and Fennesz & Vainio (Austria/Finland). As the guest DJs have been heard I-f (Viewlexx, The Hague, Holland), GM4 (Function Recordings) and Marko Laine (Mind Records).
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