Monday, June 8, 2009

Free Ida Maria show Wednesday in Waltham

From a Hotline blog entry on my bill-paying day job over at Ahh, little old Norway, finally proving to be more than pop sensation A-Ha, writer Henrik Ibsen and former NHLer Espen Knutsen. The semi-recent wave of bands and musicians — from Kings of Convenience to Royksopp to Annie to Sondre Lerche — is spreading this chilly Scandinavian dance floor across the globe, and its latest export, Ida Maria, might become the biggest of them all.

Ida Maria’s pop gem “Better When Your Naked” is Katy Perry without trying so hard and Metric with more universal appeal. It’s become an unlikely summer anthem as it burns up FNX Radio’s playlist, and the station is behind her “Rock the Suburbs” free show in Waltham on Wednesday at the Skellig (427 Moody St.)

Sign up at FNX for a chance to get on the guest list, or listen in to win free tickets. The fine lads of the Sandbox Morning Show spin the hits before and after the show, and if Ida Maria’s teaser performance in March at the Paradise (opening for Glasvegas) was any indication, this show should be worth any hoops you got to jump through to get in. Rock those suburbs!

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