‘Old School, baby, like Frank and Sammy Davis’

By Mad Dog
Published: May 09, 2011

I have seen Movits, and you didn’t, and boy, did you miss a great one. These are Swedes who used to rap, but then heard ‘30s swing and combined the two. The leader is the Philip Seymour Hoffman of Scandinavian music, the sax player thinks he’s backing Springsteen, the mixmaster is a paler blonde than Anita Ekberg. The show flies by — these guys could auction tobacco if music fails them. I understand not a word of Swedish, but it didn’t hardly matter, because Movits makes exciting music, like nothing you’ve ever heard or seen. A legendary show. Console yourself with the CD.