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The LOOP Music Emailer

20 April 2000





It looks like Pepsismokefreerockquest 2K-style is going to be bigger than ever before, as organisers report a record 571 entries already received. This year New Zealand's leading youth music event will feature 15 bands from Gisborne's Ilminster Intermediate, a record number of bands from one school. The program includes the Smokefree Pacifica Beats Award, which has also attracted a record number of entries, and, for the first time, the Smokefree Media Awards, open to students who review, photograph, video or otherwise record the goings-on at any Smokefree youth event.

Organisers say "this level of participation indicates that New Zealand youth are becoming more and more attracted to music making, and view Pepsismokefreerockquest as an essential event in the school and industry calendar". The high-school tune-fest kicks off in Lower Hutt on May 18, and concludes with the Pacifica Beats Final in Wellington on August 25 and the National Pepsismokefreerockquest Final in Auckland on September 23.

Jazz lovers around the world can look to to catch Webcast and archived performances from the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, to be held throughout May and June in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and New York. The festival will feature a diversity of artists, including Ornette Coleman, Al Green, Elvis Costello, Max Roach, Stereolab, Me'Shell Ndegeocello and Los Lobos.



Aotearoa's longest-running DJ collective, the Roots Foundation Sound System, are on the road, dishing out heavyweight roots reggae, dub, house and drum & bass to the assembled multitudes. As this comes to you DJs Mu, Lemon, Koa and Goosebump will be readying for their April 20 knees-up in Queenstown, before hitting Christchurch's Base on Friday April 21 and Wellington's Studio Nine on Saturday April 22. Purchase a 'Red Bull' at the door and admission is free. Get along and check out "true bass culture for all music lovers" delivered by four apostles of the Jamaican arts.

Lou Reed and Pope John Paul II will be getting down together for The Grand Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World, to be held May 1 at Rome University in Italy. Variety Magazine reports that rocking Reed and pontificating Paul will be joined by the Eurythmics and blind opera star Andrea Bocelli, with other invitations still awaiting response. The pope will address (and serenade?) the live and television audience about the problem of international debt in Third-world countries.



Maybe you've got a band, and maybe its cranking out the rad shit something wicked, and maybe all it needs now is a name. Well, be warned, cos some lucky clever-clogs has already nabbed these beauties:

Biff Hitler & the Violent Mood Swings
Cottage Cheese from the Lips of Death
'57 Lesbian
Reluctant Stereotypes
Albino Toilet Boys
Hornets Attack Victor Mature
Cindy Brady's Lisp
The Velcro Pygmies
Inhale Mary
The French are from Hell
Penis deMilo
Pepto Dismal
Uncle Dickies Shameless Quickies
Jesus Christ Super Fly
Jevhova's Waitresses
Jevhova's Witness Protection Program
The Leave it to the Beaver Conehead Immolation
Norman Bates & the Shower Heads
Pearl Harbour & the Explosions
The Sphinctones
The Band Formerly Known as Sausage
Tragic Mulatto
...oh, and Bardot...


- compiled by Mark Ballinger




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