Tuesday, February 10, 1998

Sweater Magazine, SoundScan, and Concrete Marketing's celebration

The swank red velvet curtained-encased room oozed with Music and Magazine industry folks at Sweater Magazine, SoundScan, and Concrete Marketing's celebration of launching of their first issue with the new Electronic Soundscan Chart that will be running in "Sweater" at Spy Bar in Soho on Tuesday, 2/10 at the Spy Bar Soho. Lounging in old chaises and chairs, leaning 'gainst velvet wallpapered walls, and exuding an excitable energy the young hip crowd coolly waited for the special guests Novamute Records' Luke Slater (UK) and DJ X-Rae to show up. Free Smirnoff drinks calmed some, others were mellow on their own-like Dan Deming (proofreader at "Forbes") and his girlfriend Liz Koch (college radio promotions, Ignition Records). They came 'cause they knew John Davis (sen. acct. rep, Concrete Marketing). Concrete Marketing President Bob Chiappard said, "The underground electronic music scene has been gaining more and more notoriety...and driven by the recent music festivals and burgeoning electronic club scene." I'll say-it doesn't stop!

(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)