(1979 – 1984)

Meaning Bandname: Because they can’t make up a name (Niks = nothing), they make it Nixe (= a wordplay of nothing). Later it appears that a Nixe is an evil water spirit in German mythology.

Bio: From Utrecht. Start in February 1979 by Nikki and Ilva in accordance with The Lullabies from the same city. First in their heads and on the walls and toiletdoors of bars and clubs but soon Marian is asked to play guitar because she can play “The House of the Rising Sun” and “Smoke on the Water”. Finding a drummer proves more difficult. Simone is spotted near het Wed busstop in Utrecht a couple of weeks before the first concert in De Baas on 14 June 1979. They ask her to come drumming even though she has no experience. There is still time for a practise in the ACU. Soon rehearsals are done in a cellar at the Oude Gracht but there’s too much mold. They move to a boyscout cottage with funny mushroom chairs in a park in Utrecht. But 2 times a week doing a concert was enough for rehearsing. Nikki’s mother writes the lyrics for songs as “Scientist” and “I Love The Cops”.

Description: Punk

Lineup:
Ilva Poortvliet aka Illy Boa – vocals
Marian de Beurs – guitar
Nikki Meijerink aka Nikki Nightmare – bass
Simone Luken – drums

Discography:
1981 – The Nixe 7” EP (Rock Against Records, NL)
Press: 1000 / countless different handmade sleeves
2008 – The Nixe LP (Polly Maggoo Records, FRA)

Various:
1980 – Utreg Punx 7” EP (Rock Against Records, NL)
1981 – Rock Against LP (Rock Against Records, NL)
1981 – Rock Tegen De Rollen LP (Rock Against Records, NL)
1981 – Parkhof 11-4-81 LP (V.G., NL)
1996 – I’m Sure We’re Gonna Make It. Dutch Punkrock ’77 – ’82 CD (Epitaph, Europe)
1996 – Punkrock From Holland: A Compilation Of Original Early Dutch Punk LP (Not On Label, NL)
1997 – Feel Lucky Skunk?! LP (Look Back In Anger, GER)
2007 – Van The Black Rocking Cats Tot Spinvis (Een Halve Eeuw Popgeschiedenis In Utrecht) 2xCD (Villa Utapio, NL)
2016 – I Don’t Care Volume 2 – Dutch Punk 1977 – 1983 2xLP (Pseudonym, NL)
2016 – I Don’t Care Collection (Dutch Punk 1977 – 1983) 2xCD (Pseudonym, NL)
2017 – Dance Dogs Dance! TAPE (Not On Label, USA)
2021 – Utreg Punx 1978-1982 LP (Re, NL)

Cinema:
1992 – Utreg Punx: Punk In Utrecht ’79-’82

Interviews/Articles:
1980 – Pin 3 (English Edition)
1981 – Koekrant 52
1981 – So What 1
1982 – Insipid 10
2015 – MRR 309

Concerts: (assorted)
1979.06.14 De Baas, Utrecht (+ Lullabies) (1st concert)
1979.10.26 Kaasee, Rotterdam (+ Zero Zero, Lullabies)

1980.01.26 Akhnaton, Amsterdam (+ Alice In Dixieland)
1980.02.02 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (+ Lullabies, Rakketax)
1980.02.16 Leevendaal 101, Leiden (+ Lullabies, Rakketax, Noxious)
1980.03.08 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Rakketax, Lullabies, The Ex)
1980.03.18 Eksit, Rotterdam (+ Rakketax, Lullabies)
1980.04.25 Rasa, Utrecht (+ Scrambled Eric, Fake, Noxious and more)
1980.04.30 SSR, Utrecht (+ Rakketax, Lullabies, Noxious, Coïtus Int., Hi-Jinx, S5, Zero Zero, Bizon Kids) (Rock Against Monarchism)
1980.06.14 Dorpshuis, Kamerik (+ Rakketax, Lullabies, Noxious, Scrambled Eric)
1980.09.13 Simplon, Groningen (+ Rakketax, Bizon Kids)
1980.10.11 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Lullabies, Rakketax)
1980.10.18 Simplon, Groningen (+ Lullabies)
1980.11.08 Rasa, Utrecht (+ The Softies, The Broads, Pin-Offs, Pink Pastic & Panties, The Removers) (Rock Tegen De Rollen)

1981.01.24 De Peppel, Zeist (+ Lullabies, The Clits, Rapers, Noxious, Bizon Kids, Rakketax)
1981.01.29 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ The Bizkidz, Workmates, The Ex, Svätsox, The Nitwitz) (El Salvador Benefit)
1981.02.28 SO36, Berlin GER (+ Lullabies, Daily Terror, Slime)
1981.04.11 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Hollands Glorie, Wanda’s, Rakketax, Svätsox, Bizkids, Tox Modell, Krikk, Obsessions, De Groeten, Tröckener Kecks)
1981.05.16 Simplon, Groningen (+ De Straks)
1981.05.17 Kasbah, Maarssen
1981.05.30 Babylon, Woerden (+ Bizonkids, Pistache B.V.)
1981.11.11 Oktopus, Amsterdam (+ Rakketax, Cold War Embryo’s)
1981 Tivoli, Utrecht

1982.05.08 Oktopus, Amsterdam (+ T.L. Management)
1982.10.30 Schuurke, Harelbeke BEL (+ Jezebel)

1984.03.24 De Vrije Vloer, Utrecht (+ Idiotsavant, Ritz) (Last Concert)

1986 De Vrije Vloer, Utrecht (Utrecht Beeft Festival)
1995 Tivoli, Utrecht
1996 De Melkweg, Amsterdam (Presentation of “Het Gejuich Was Massaal”)
2008.03.23 Ekko, Utrecht (+ Misselijk) (Presentation of “The Nixe” LP on Polly Maggoo)

Source: Nikki Meijerink

@ Parkhof, Alkmaar 11.04.1981
@ Kaasee, Rotterdam 26.10.1979
@ Kaasee, Rotterdam 26.10.1979
@ Kaasee, Rotterdam 26.10.1979
@ Kaasee, Rotterdam 26.10.1979
@ Kaasee, Rotterdam 26.10.1979