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Event Archive - The Raveonettes

Mon. October 29th 2007 Richard's On Richards (No Minors)
9pm doors at 8pm
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale fri 7/27 @ 10am

“Wagner and Foo sing together in a compressed, modal boy-girl blend that, against hurricane feedback and booming trebled bass guitar, sounds like the Jesus and Mary Chain with Blondie's Debbie Harry at the mike. Or the Ramones fronted by a Gregorian Shangri-Las."


Sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to put a new spin on something we take for granted. That’s the case with The Raveonettes, a Danish duo who take familiar elements from the last 40-plus years of rock ‘n’ roll, from the Shangri-las and Buddy Holly to the Velvet Underground and the Jesus and Mary Chain, and turn them into something shiny and new.

Self-confident and ambitious, the Raveonettes entered the garage rock race of the new millennium with a stylish, brassy sound not heard since Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, vocals) hail from Copenhagen and formed the Raveonettes out of dismay for their homeland's state of music.

The Raveonettes had a set of rules when it came to creating material. These rules consisted of making an album entirely in Bb minor, surrounded by only three chords, and each song had to be less than three minutes long. Ride cymbals were not allowed, either. What came about was a fuzzy, dark, cinematic set of songs collected for the Raveonettes' debut album. Whip It On, which was written on a four-track and drum machine, fused classic garage rumblings with frenzied electronic bits. Whip It On appeared on Crunchy Frog in Europe in summer 2002. In July, the Raveonettes waltzed into N.Y.C.'s CBGB for an American introduction. Producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Joan Armatrading, the Go-Go's) caught the show and signed on to work on the band's first full-length album. A deal with Columbia followed before the year's end, posing the Raveonettes for some quality buzz in the years to come.


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The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes are Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, a Danish duo who, bound by a mutual disenchantment with the state of the music, have begun building a brand-new rock 'n' roll sound for the rest of the world. more info
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