Casiokids @ On the Side @ the Seaport (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)

One of our favorite bands from CMJ is coming back to the United States in March. Norway's Casiokids will play two shows in NYC before they head to Austin to play a bunch of shows at SXSW. The NYC shows are March 17th at the Annex with BM Linx, and one day earlier at The Bell House with fellow Norwegians The New Wine, NYC's Anamanaguchi, and NYC's Kittens Ablaze. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale.

Norway's annual by:Larm music conference went down in Oslo this past weekend. Billboard reports:

In total, 280 bands participated in over 500 concerts (a substantial increase from 2008's 350), with several more playing unofficial by:Larm shows in fringe venues during the event. Attendance was strong from the international delegate fraternity as well as local residents, amounting to an approximate total audience of 25,000, according to organizers.

Some of the hot tips packing out venues were recent Universal Music Norway signing Harry's Gym, Icelandic outfit Hjaltalin, Norwegian-language group Casiokids and the Whitest Boy Alive, an electronic act featuring Erlend Øye of Norwegian indie-folk duo Kings Of Convenience. Danish electro group WhoMadeWho headlined the Saturday night main tent finale.

Moshi Moshi is releasing a new Casiokids single on March 2nd. One of the songs on that is the instrumental "Fot I Hose". A remix of that song above, and its new official video, and all tour dates, are below...


Casiokids - 2009 US Tour Dates
Mar 16 - The Bell House Brooklyn NY *
Mar 17 - The Annex New York NY ^
Mar 18 - SXSW / Hype blog / Blog fresh event Austin (US), Texas
Mar 18 - SXSW / Moshi Moshi / Club 1808 Austin (US), Texas
Mar 19 - SXSW / Moshi Moshi / The Red House Pizzeria Austin (US), Texas
Mar 19 - SXSW / Habana annex backyard Øya festival showcase Austin (US), Texas
Mar 21 - SXSW / Moshi Moshi / Lamberts Austin (US), Texas
Mar 21 - SXSW day stage conference centre Austin (US), Texas

^ w/ BM LINX
* w/ The New Wine, Kittens Ablaze & Anamanguchi (Oya & Ohmyrockness present)

The New Wine vs Erlend Øye

The New Wine - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 27 - BrukBar - m/ Trondheim Elektroverksted og HayHay & BurnSide Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Mar 1 - ISFiT - Samfundet Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Mar 14 - Studentersamfundet, Oslo Oslo, Oslo
Mar 16 - Bell House - Øya Showcase w/ Casiokids New York, New York
Mar 18 - SXSW 09 Austin, Texas
Apr 3 - Centraltheater Hinterbuehne, supporting TWBA Leipzig
Apr 4 - Kassablanca, supporting TWBA Jena
Apr 5 - Muffathalle, supporting TWBA München
Apr 6 - Manufaktur, supporting TWBA Schorndorf
Apr 7 - Hive Club, supporting TWBA Zürich
Apr 9 - Zakk, supporting TWBA Düsseldorf
Apr 10 - Motel Mozaique @ Watt, supporting TWBA Rotterdam
Apr 12 - Mousonturm, supporting TWBA Frankfurt
Apr 14 - AB Box, supporting TWBA Brussels
Apr 15 - La Maroquinerie, supporting TWBA Paris
Apr 16 - Scala, supporting TWBA London
Apr 18 - Ruby Lounge, supporting TWBA Manchester
Apr 22 - Astra *new, supporting TWBA Berlin
Apr 23 - Übel & Gefährlich, supporting TWBA Hamburg
Apr 24 - Train, supporting TWBA Århus
Apr 25 - Vega, supporting TWBA Copenhagen
Jul 3 - Bygdalarm 09 Øystese, Hordaland
Jul 9 - Trænafestivalen Træna, Nordland
Aug 11 - Øyafestivalen Oslo, Oslo

Kittens Ablaze - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 27 - Red Star Brooklyn
Mar 13 - Santos Party House (Andrew WK presents w/ Tab, Bang Camero)
Mar 16 - Bell House Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
Mar 20 - SXSW Austin, Texas
Apr 17 - Rack 'N' Roll Cafe (107.1 Concert Series for Big Brothers Big Sisters) Stamford, Connecticu

Casiokids - all 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 18 - GénériQ festival @ Mediateque de Montbelliard Montbéliard (FR)
Feb 19 - There now @ Ancienne Belgique Brussels (BE)
Feb 21 - Blå Oslo
Feb 24 - Stall 6 Zurich (CH)
Feb 25 - Queen Kong Club Neuchatel (CH)
Feb 26 - Le Transformateur Fribourg (CH)
Feb 28 - Studenthuset i Rena w/Slagsmålsklubben (2 SHOWS!) Rena
Mar 5 - Island bar Birmingham (UK)
Mar 6 - The Farmhouse Canterbury (UK)
Mar 7 - Freebutt Brighton (UK)
Mar 9 - ifor Bach Cardiff (WA)
Mar 10 - the Ruby Lounge Manchester (UK)
Mar 11 - Hoxton bar & kitchen London (UK)
Mar 12 - The end Newcastle (UK)
Mar 13 - The bowery Edinburgh (SCO)
Mar 14 - Evol Liverpool (UK)
Mar 16 - Bell House / Øya festival showcase w/the New Wine New York City (US)
Mar 17 - the Annex New York (US), New York
Mar 18-21 SXSW
Apr 30 - The Fix USF Verftet Bergen
Jun 7 - Nordre Lindeberg gård Oslo
Jul 2 - Arvikafestivalen Arvika (SE)

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