Death Trip at Roskilde 19

Bo is Back from Summer

So finally I am back with the Blog. Your local concert announcer has been resting in the summer, put its time to take up the challenge of starting again.
And the end of summer starts with a blast of a Party! Its Pride week in Copenhagen, with Rainbow flags everywhere. There is no end to who that wants to be part of the show. It is culminating on Saturday, with the big March to Rådhuspladsen.

If you think its a bit to much with the commercialism, you can join the Capitalism free Pride in Nørrebro.

Most of the Concerts Venues are still on summer pause, but there are many festivals taking place. By the start of September everything should be back to normal. But the Flee markets are starting up again.

Thursday 15th of august

Franklin Zoo is a Danish Stoner band and The Sledge is warming up. It’s a free concert at Byhaven, so drop by and check it out.

Kill Town Death festival is taking place in September, but here is already a Warm Up for you at Pumpehuset.  Australian Eskhaton, spanish Altarage and local Ascendenc are performing until your ears are bleeding.

If you miss the good old days with Bob Marley, you can get a fix of the Original legendary The Wailers. I have a ticket and is going to Kingstown, Jamaica prepaired for dancing to the slow rhythms a few hours at Docken in Nordhavn.

Friday 16th  

In Pumpehuset there is a new festival: Blossom, is taking new upcoming Blossoming 😉 bands up, and gives them a chance, It’s a mixtue og genres, so you have to be prepared for everything from Electronic to Hip Hop and Neo Punk.

Operaen in Christiania is not closed for summer, and this Friday there is a Boggie Soul Night featuring Abdullah S and Melissa Inya. So polish up your dancing shoes, and get moving. Cash only

In Ungdomshuset D61 in Nordvest there is another Punk Concert with a Canadian and Two Swedish bands. PHANE (can) GENÖME (Malmö) ANOTHER DAY GONE (swe). Remember Cash and Ear Plugs

Saturday 17th

Grandmaster Flash is called the Godfather of Hip Hop, although he was not the first. But he brought iHip Hop to the radio, and have some legendary hits on Bill. And now he is at Amager Bio, and there are still tickets left.  

The Festival season is far from over and at Refshaleøen, You can find the Foxtail Festival, with Bluegrass, Country, Hillbilly and American Folk. Refshale means Rævs hale = Foxtail, so the name and the venue suits each other!!! 😀 There is a happy hour on the entrance from 3 – 5 PM, so its 2 for 1 price. Entrance is 150 kr.

Tuesday 20th

In Valby you can find Underwerket, and they have another punk Rock event on this Tuesday. Baby’s Blood (Fin/US) is “Unpolished HC Punk with a greasy Garage Rock vibe to it.” Zoketes from spain are also on the bill a long with local Careless drinkers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/482536579173899/

My Religion is Music – My Cathedral is Roskilde

So here we again. This years programme is here, and I have a lot of choises to make. I have not seen the Statistics, but it seems like Roskilde is taking up the challenge of bringing more women to the stages. Its welcoming, and a lot of new names to be heard.
I will open up and let the music flow into my ears, and into my brain where it will be transformed into hips and feet to move rythmic to the beat and DANCE.

RATING
X Check out if I am nearby

XX worth to go and give some attention

XXX Must see if Possible

THE ORDER IS AFTER WHAT TIME THE PERFORMANCE IS SET TO START.

Wednesday

baby-in-vain-x-corpus Gloria 17.30 One of my favorite Danish Bands, have joined forces with a Dance Company XXX

silvana-imam Orange 18.00 Female Street wise Swedish Rapper. X

santrofi Avalon 19.30 Ghanian High Life XX

ghetto-kumbé Gloria 20.30 Afro Beat mix with latin. Good for practising your dance moves. XX

rolling-blackouts-coastal-fever Pavilion 20.15 Australien Guitar Indie. X

fontaines-dc Pavilion 22.00 Irish Energy Rock. Funny XXX

bob-dylan-with-his-band Orange 22.00 His Bobness. See him, and then get on with your life. XXX

pardans Gloria 22.30 Jazz and No Wave of NYC. X

power-trip Avalon 23.30 Texan Trash Metal XXX

Thursday


jorge-ben-jor Orange 16.00 Brazilian Laid Back Latin and Bossanova X

testament Arena 16.00 Trash Metal Pop. Bang your Head. XX

konstrukt Gloria 16.30 Turkish Noise Free Jazz X

parquet-courts Avalon 17.00 American Indie Chaos shouting Rock XX

cult-leader/ Gloria 18.30 Metal X

empire-of-the-sun/ Orange 19.00 Go dance to some familiar Pop music. X

neneh-cherry/ Avalon 19.00. One of my favorites from the 00´s Can she still do it and have she something new to offer? XX

bombino Arena 19.00 Desert Blues, with a brilliant Guitarist. But the Arena Stage is too big. XX

the-maurice-louca-elephantine-band Pavilion 20.00 Egyptian World trance, with shabba tunes XXX

fatoumata-diawara Avalon 21.00 Mali African Dancing Pop from a female singer with her heart at the left of the body. XX

robert-plant-and-the-sensational-space-shifters/ Arena 21.00 I have never seen led Zeppelin. But now I can see Robert Plant XXX

crack-cloud Gloria 22.30 Experimental floating Canadian X

speaker-bite-me Pavilion 00.00 Denmarks best Guitar Noise Indie band XXX

asmâa-hamzaoui-bnat-timbouktou/ Gloria 00.30 Moroccan Gnawa with Female vocalist. XX

shame/ Avalon 01.30 UK Post punk XXX

full-of-hell-the-body Pavilion 02.00 Full power Noise / Trash / Heavy / Avandgarde metal. XX

amyl-and-the-sniffers Gloria 02.30 Punk with Nipples from Australia XXX

Friday

inna-de-yard Arena 14.00 Jamaica old school Reggae X

bring-me-the-horizon Orange 16.00 One of the Best new Metal bands right now. XXX

jungle/ Arena 16.00 Pop Soul Funk . A dance party. XX

karkhana Gloria 16.30 Libanesian Electronic dancing. Psychedelia outflow. Weird XX

johnny-marr Arena 21.00 The Smiths, Pretenders, The The. The Guitarist has been in some of the best English bands in the last 4 decades. XXX

the-garifuna-collective Avalon 21.00 Afro Beat / Latin fra Belize XX

wu-tang-clan Orange 22.00. I have never seen them before. They probably get into a fight. XX

misery-index Pavilion 22.30 US Speed Metal XX

lydmor Avalon 23.00 The new Mø . Electronic Pop and dancing. XX

underworld Arena 23.30 A must see with the Ethnic electronic pioneers XXX

robyn Orange 01.00 Swedish POP icon. XX

sons-of-kemet-xl Pavilion 00.15 UK Etno Jazz X

heave-blood-die Gloria 00.15 Norwegian Metal X

Saturday

koffee-and-the-raggamuffins-band/ Apollo 12.00 Jamaica Raggamuffin XX

madame-gandhi Gloria 12.30 Electronic free bleeding. XX

saziso 12.30 Pavilion Albansk Folke musik X

khruangbin Avalon 13.00 Guitar psychedelia XX

ìfé Apollo 14.00 Puerto Rico Afrobeat / Salsa XXX

the-armed Pavilion 14.15 US Experimental Hardcore.

džambo-aguševi-orchestra Avalon 15.00 Balkan Brass XXX

whores Pavilion 16.15 Mean Hard core / Speed metal XXX

bikstok Orange 17.00 Best Danish Dancehall XXX

sofiane-saidi-mazalda Pavilion 18.15 Algerian Rai with electronic Beats XX

janelle-monáe Orange 19.00 It will be a party. XXX

philip-h-anselmo-the-illegals/ Avalon 19.00 Metal Pantera Frontman, playing the old Pantera Songs XXX

girlpool Pavilion 20.15 Techno Punk pop XX

lizzo Apollo 20.30 Funky Rap Old School XX

converge Avalon 21.00 Speed metal / Hard core XXX

petrol-girls Pavilion 22.00 Post Hardcore feminist. XX

the-cure/ Orange 23.00 Last time I saw them it was boring X

behemoth Arena 23.30 Polish Black Metal at its Best XXX

the-comet-is-coming Apollo 23.45 Experimental Jazz, going fast. X

la-payara Gloria 23.45 Colombiansk etno psych Chill out XX

kikagaku-moyo Pavilion 00.30 Japansk Psychedelia Stoner XXX

k-x-p Gloria 01.30 Finnish Kraut Rock X

cypress-hill Arena 2.00 It has to be seen XX. The last act at #RF19 If my legs can still carry me.

Kill Your darlings

Sometimes you have to look deep and realise. Like right now for me . I just dont have time to do the blog. At least not in this week, and not the following. And maybe not before August. I am just to busy living my life. So the next couple of months the updates will be shorter and more sporadic. I am not promising anything, but will just give you the most important news, that I can find. It could be the new way of doing things…

But instead of the busy life lets celebrate, that it´s a normal Danish Summer, with rain and sunshine, and wind in the hair. It feels almost like normal.

But anyway all the live Music venues are closing down, leaving the scene to the big and small festivals, that you can find. I have not been able to find a guide to all the festivals, so if you know of one, then give me a hint.

K – Town Hardcore festival is the most interesting Punk Metal event of the year, taking place at Ungdomshust. D61. Punks from all over will gather together and have a party, ending on Sunday with Bike Wars and more Punk in Ungdomshuset. The 3-day Tickets are sold out, but if you come early there is still one day tickets for sale. Cash Only

In Loppen, they have Frigjort Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Its mostly Bands from the Kolding area that are perfoming. So its upcoming young bands, that are getting there chance in a lifetime.

In Alicecph.com, they are arranging an Organ festival: It takes place in Concert Kirken in Blaagaards Plads, with the old Church organ here.

Thursday 13th
Gorilla Angreb are at Underwerket. The Melodic, but still Dirty Punk band is one of the best in Copenhagen, and its sold out, so you have to be lucky to find a ticket. Its a warm up for K-Town festival.

Friday 14th
For some Saharan Desert Blues head for Loppen and Mdou Moctar. You can feel the dryness in your nostrils, while listening to the simple accords, and basic journey into the Saharan desert landscape. Its from Niger he is bringing you the sound of the guitar in the wind.

At matrikel 1 on Højbro Plads, the celebration is for the B-day of Beat Box. With DJ Mashti and Friends playing Techno, this is the night, that will end with you dancing into the rising sun, and the empty streets of Copenhagen.

For you African music lovers, there is also some good news. In Operaen you can find International Rap Duo and Creative Directors M3NSA & Wanlov the Kubolor aka FOKN Bois are back with a new project and this time they are laughing at themselves for a change. bring cash

Steven Malkmus from legendary Indie Rockers Pavement, is in town with his new band The Jicks. Its in Lille Vega, and could be a very good intense concert.

Saturday 15th
In Christiania Jazzklub they have a visit from Derti Band. Its smoke filed Jazz in a tight atmosphere, with a tight Band. In Jazzklubben, they are not very good at announcing there gigs, but here is the chance. Cash only.

Hotel Hunger is back from the 1990´s playing at Amager Bio. Only for dedicated fans.

Sunday 16th
As Usual the third day of K-Town is celebrated with Bike Wars at Blaagårds plads. Bike Wars is building insane bikes out of scrap metal, and ramming them into each other. It’s like robot wars. But with bikes. And real people. And punks. And bands Playing loud and disturbing Music. Its great fun.

The Dwarves is Garage, Grunge and Punk. Its at Underwerket and they are supported by two bands. The Dahmers from Sweden, and Kill the Rooster, that are very Local

Photo: Roskilde Festival Last year, with a brazilian band I don´t remember. But It was Great

Pentecost weekend, and Pre festival Time

I forgot to tell you about the Klang Festival. Maybe because I am not a very enthusiastic person when it comes to Experimental Avandgarde. But That shouldn’t hold you back for making some new experiments.

Another Genre Festival is The 3rd Copenhagen Underground Film + Music Festival taking place across the city from 6-8 June. All events are donation based and the money which is collected will go to support Doctors Without Borders. So give all your money to this great enthusiastic project and go for some Electronic music. There is also a Bike-in-Cinema at the Old Ungdomshus Ground 69

Pray for warm sunny weather for the Pentecost Carnival in Copenhagen. As far as I can see, it has moved back to the Centre of the city, and is at Saturday in Rådhuspladsen. Prepare for Drums, Samba and all dressed up women, that leaves little to my imagination.

At the other end of the Spectre its a little more ruff with the Middelaldermarket – Medieval age market in Ballerup. Knights tournaments, rustic food and a great market. And of course Mjød. Take it away. Friday to Monday

Live Music

Wednesday 5th
Still Corners is Synth pop with a dreamy tone. The British band broke through in 2010, and sitting here listening to them its also a Dire straits Guitar. Loppen is putting up the stage, and the Support band is Danish Why Sun. Its more dreamy with Jesus and the Mary Chain Noise guitar.

I have heard Rumours that there is an Anti Election Party at Jagtvej 69. Starting at sundown. Party Rebels are the Host. But its been cencored by FAcebook.

Den Grå Hall in Christiania, must be the perfect setting for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Maybe its the Danish Drummer in BRMC that insisted in this setting. It sold out, but see if you can get lucky and find some tickets. Black Noise Rock for you

In Byhaven at Pumpehuset you can find Hoison Bascoe and CuzticLyla Haifa. Its Electronic Pop and acoustic Folk. So if you don´t care about the election, then this is a good place to go.

Your daily metal doze you will find at HotelCecil.dk with Swedish Shining. Its Progressive Black metal, and they are supported by a Slovenian band.

Thursday 6th
For me Mavourneen is the head name at Byhaven in Pumpehuset. But on the poster its Dune Messiah that is at the top. Mavourneen is No wave and noise rock, while Dune Messiah is a bit more Vocals, inspired by the great Rock´n roll poets.

Three upcoming bands at Raahuset: Beach Envy (Garage Rock) Januar (Danish Singer-songwriter) and Abel (Atmospheric pop ballads) Its free, so why not go?

Ever heard of Polyfeen? As the only Psych band from the 1960´s that still exist? They have been reunited and are touring the Country, with the Copenhagen stop at Lygtens Kro, that is more and more turning into psychedelia. Its free.

Friday 7th
Børnemagt is making a “All Power to The Kids” Party at Ungdomshuset. I been involved in these party’s, some years back, and its a lot of work with it. But Great Fun. They have Nexø coming with full angry Punk Outfit. And also Følsom Front are announced, and its a bit more quiet.

Bolværket !!! Just say the name. Its one of the most Authentic rock bands I Know of, with there Danish Lyrics of social de-route. Now they are at Holmbladsgade Amager at Prismen. Go For it!!! Bolværket always deliver.

Byhaven are having a tight program with the free concerts. Today its Yellowbellies, Morten Christensen and Select Captain . Its not possible to say anything general, put drop by, buy a Beer, and see what happens.

At Bartof cafe in Frederiksberg they have made a small Scoop. Alexander Hacke from Einsturzende Neubauten and Danille de Piccotto, Both from Berlin and Lovers of the best kind. HACKEDEPICCIOTTO They call themselves, with a Live performance of “Menektel” – Support: Mark Steiner and his Problems.

This weeks African concert you can find in Operaen Christiania. Faratuben is a Malian- Band, so its west African dancing right into your ass, and you better move it white Person. Their name is a blend of two words: Farafi – black and Toubabu – white . Cash for entry and Bar.

Last Raw Grooves arrangement at Råhuset. Five DJs are kicking ass, and let you dance into the summer. As always you can expect great quality techno and house music.

Saturday 8th
The Mexican Festival is again taking place in Blågårds Plads. Mariachi Bands, Tacos, Tequila Skulls, And the finest dresses you can think of (except at the Carnival) . The ambassador is coming by, and take a drink with you, before he makes a speech. Its Fiesta, like there is no Manaja.

Is it long time since you have seen a real good Dragshow? Here is your change at Lille Vega with the Mx Draghouse Competition. I bet that it will be a good fun and a lot of entertainment. Its all gender competition, so you still have the Change to practise. 😉

Geoff Bender is Whiskey, Punk and Klezmer. He is on stage with his rich voice, accordion, and a band that’s kicking Ass. The other band is quiet the opposite. Karina Willumsen is a Danish Singer, and she is both funny and clever, with her left wing songs going against the Capitalist system. To uneven bands on one stage.

A place for good techno and electronis today is Underwerket in Valby. Kosa Vostar X Beta Hz are celebrating the summer. Dan Darco from Malmø Sweden is the head name, so its underground techno into your heart. Its free until midnight, and after that you better bring some cash for the entrance.

Sleaford Mods is a mix between Techno and Punk, with a touch of Rap. Its a two man (Voice and electronics) very Typical British band with harsh Texts and an attitude of no Bullshit. The Support is Gorilla Angreb in Den Grå Hal, Christiania.

If you go Nord east, as far as you can go, you will end up at Nordsøvej in Nordhavnen NordsøLIVE. And out here they are making a small jazzy festival. There are many bands playing and food and drinks and a shuttle Bus. But I cant see the entry price anywhere. Maybe its for free.

Bølgen at Kalvebod Brygge is making waves for another Electronic Dancing Event. Drinks, cool music, swimming in the harbour. What more to ask for? 🙂

And the last thing to mention is the Nakkefestival preparty In Ungdomshuset. Both Salen and Dødsmaskinen are open for Punk live acts and House / Disco DJ´s. Cheap Beer, donation at the door, and Cash Only.

Sunday 9th
Monday is a Holiday, so you should think that somebody would put up a party, but nothing really happens. We have to make our own Fiesta. <2

Photo: Napoleon Solo At Stengade

Pisstortion is Back

The Pistortion Party is back in Copenhagen. Its the wildest Party on the Planet Denmark. Wednesday its Nørrebro, and Thursday its Vesterbro. The Neighboors hate it, and I am in a Limbo. Some places there are to many drugs, but the sheer chaos around it is appealing, and that you can make such a big party in your normal environment is beautiful. The rest of the week its at Refshaleøen, and a little bit more quiet.

If you are not in the mood for Distortion, you can go to Stengade or Alicecph.com, where they have five days of presenting the 1 year Students from the Rhytmic Conservatorium Copenhagen RMC. Good and new, young Music, and its free. 2nd to 7th of June.

Another place to avoid Distortion is in Pumpehuset, with Udgårdsfest 2019. Headname is Finnish Moonsorrow and Norwegian Trollfest, and with 3 other bands in the two days the Fest I taking, there is plenty of opportunity to stay in your metal Bubble.

Podcast Festival at Hotel cecil, with a lot of listening, and talks. Close your eyes and enjoy the darkness.

This weeks Blog is a little short, since time is running to fast for me. Thats the ways it goes. … I have to take care of myself. 🙂

Live Music

Wednesday 29th
If you want to continue the Distortion indoor, then Pumpehuset is the right place to go. Berlin based Âme / Frank Wiedemann (LIVE) – Marcus Worgull Matthew Dekay Are here to keep the Party going and your feet moving.

Tuhaf is this Turkish – Danish Psych band, that at are such Great performers. Now they are at Kayak Bar by the water, so when you finish the Hot dancing you can take a dip in the nice cold water.

Thursday 30th
For those of you who are fleing the Distortion on Vesterbro, Stengade in Nørrebro is the answer. Monolord is Swedish – Goteborg Doom Metal.

Or head for Riesen I Vesterbro, where President Fetch is making a Punk Rock Party. Come early as it sells out fast.

Some of the first Danish Hip Hop back in the late 1980´s was MC Einar and Humleridderne. Two legenday bands, that are now back at the stage at Halvandet on Refshaleøen. It will be a trip down memory lane with these two Coepnhagen legends.

Friday 31th
Trip Hop in stengade this day. Its to US band on tour Xeno & Oaklander and Void is filling in the stage. It is film music on a higher level, so you can enjoy this evening.

Thorbjørn Risager and The Band: The Black Tornado is playing raw Blues music, like they were born in the southern USA. Its swinging and is played with great enthusiasm and skills. A tight evening at Hotel Cecil.

Martin Hall, is doing a Spoken Word performance at Skt Lukas Kirken in Frederiksberg. A good chance to sit down and get some reflections into your life. There is also some jazz, and Tapas and Redwine.

Saturday June 1st
Black Lips, is difficult to put in a box. Its a little bit of Pop, Garage, Lo Fi, but they have a lot of energy that they cant udse for anything else. Been going on for 20 years, and now Loppen are putting them on stage. Really worth going to.

Romperayo sounds like a fast moving musical journey through Colombian tropical folklore, a mischievous and modern interpretation of the up-tempo rhythms of descarga and the psychedelic sounds of 70s cumbia. Its nice and easy and ready to go dancing at Alice.

In Ungdomshuset you can go and get rid of your aggresions on the Dance Floor at this Straight Edge event. Urano, Afmagt and Puke Wolf is at stage in Dødsmaskinen. Cash Only and earplugs is also a good idea.

A week before Copenhagen Carnival takes over the city, Operaen, Christiania are inviting you to the pre-carnival party at Operaen, Christiania. Copenhagen-based A Banda brings their Brazilian big band and dance show to Operaen in Christiania. Dance along to samba, samba-reggae, frevo, and more.

Sunday June 2nd
The four day weekend is almost over, But If you are into a Solo Grand Piano and a lonely voice, you can head out for Hotel Cecil and Canadian Spencer Krug. Its lyrics that brings you alive, and a fantastic Piano. If you like this kind of Music, its a must.

Monday 3rd
Deerhunter is back, this time at Pumpehuset. The Indie Rock Band has the last ten years had several cool albums, and is not looking back. Now they have invited Cate Le Bone in as a producer and temporarily member.

Photo: Distortion at Møllegade last year

Its almost summer and the Festivals and Street Party’s are booming.
We start with The Bllom Festival on Nature and Science in Søndermarken. Loads of talks will make you a much more Knowledgable person http://bloom.ooo

And You can also get a lot wiser on Design in the 3 days of design in Copenhagen this weekend. Its not only Danish but a lot of international. https://3daysofdesign.dk

Get more clever on beer at the Beer festival at Lokomotiv Hallen. Near Vesterbro. 1200 different Beers. What’s not to like. https://www.facebook.com/events/2026351034078305/

In Blågårds plads there is a new event: That is a cargo Bike race around the Square, and the participants have to carry a plate of Smørrebrød on the bike ride. Sounds both entertaining and funny. https://www.facebook.com/events/304453197007606/

Another Street Party is Enghave Plads in vesterbro. Last year I had a good time, so why not go for it this year. Local Bands, Beer, Barbecues and a Flea market. http://www.fortovsfest.dk/?fbclid=IwAR30fd3t4qqqs_r9cBc5fT3BoLl5nzTsnrBKRx35KzNJ75H-mgJOSB7tAiA

At Refshaleøen Engage Festival I happening. Starting at 1 pm with DAD and ending late evening with Magtens Korridorer. There is three bands in between these two Highlights. They make sure to start with the selling name first, so people come and bye beer. https://www.facebook.com/events/3117191821836845/

And next weekend its four days of Distortion. So keep calm and hurry up. https://www.cphdistortion.dk

Wednesday 22nd

In Byhaven by Pumpehuset, there is Beatmakers, that are sampling and uses all sorts of instruments. I am not really sure of the genre, but its your chance for some free music on this Wednesday. https://pumpehuset.dk/koncerter/beats-i-byhaven/

Eiko Ishibashi is a Japanese singer-songwriter and musician. A bid weird sounds, and abrupt rhythms and experimental sounds. Like the No wave scene of 1980´s NYC scene. http://alicecph.com/event/eiko-ishibashi-jp-francesca-burattelli/ Its at Alice in Nørrebro

Thursday 23rd

Music against Racist is a very important event on this Thursday. Its at the Town Hall square and starts at 5 Pm. Isam B, Nikolaj Nørlund, Annistte Maria Carmen Koppel, and so many others. Speeches and much more. Be there!!! Its important. https://www.facebook.com/events/2026351034078305/

smash!bang!pow! And Loppen have a visit of Strand of Oaks. Its more like a project of Folk Rock, and of what I have heard on the net, it sounds interesting, and can turn out to be a very good concert. So give it a chance, and find it on your spotify. http://loppen.dk/kalender/strand-oaks

Be sure to take some strong hallucinating stuff when Øresund Space collective hits Lygtens Kro. Its a well known, totally improvised space rock band from Denmark/Sweden. One of the most dynamic super groups made up of members from various Scandinavian rock groups. They improvise and can keep on going for hours. https://www.facebook.com/events/805089513201493/

Rockfreaks are arranging a concert at Underwerket in Valby. Its punk with Western Settings (US), and two local Bands: Dungeon days and Careless Drinkers. They are both young an on the way forward. Remember ear plugs. https://www.facebook.com/events/1984535741841420/

In Ideal bar – Vega, Vesterbro Rebecca Lou is playing with Support from Motorsav. Its Knallert Rock, with a high Energy from the girl from Lolland. And Motorsav is more like melodic punk Rock. https://www.vega.dk/kalender/rebecca-lou-23-05-19/

Friday 24th
Napoleon Solo is the oldest – still going strong – Ska band in the whole cunttry of Denmark. The lads have played together since 1984, and are still producing new music. So meet up at Stengade, and have a Joyful evening. Last time, I saw them, I got laid, and it might happen again 😉 https://www.stengade.dk/show/2019/5/24/napoleon-solo-ska

The South African performance art and music collective The Brother Moves On are a truly original affair. this time they join forces with the fascinating Slovenian keyboard player Bowrain. Its dancing this evening at Alice, with strong Poly rhythms http://alicecph.com/event/the-brother-moves-on-feat-bowrain-za-si/

It probably has nothing to do with Punk, but here in the design week there an afternoon thing: Punk, Beer & DJ. Its by Kongens have. Maybe you can find some free beer? https://www.facebook.com/events/2288785291180467/

Ungdomshuset is making a Picnic. I Don´t know where its going, so stay tuned. Bands playing are Girlcrush – Nexø – Ritual Punishment – Cage Battle: Don t know how and why and when. But sounds funny. https://www.facebook.com/events/1193446220812385/ Cash Only

People Like Us is a craft beer brewing company in Denmark. Run by autists. They have a place at Vermlandsgade on Amager, This Friday they are opening the doors for Select Captain which is a local Singer songwriter. Good beer and nice music. https://www.facebook.com/events/1249528148542898/

Bolsjefabrikken you can find another techno night with Dark matters. A truck load of DJ´s will perform for you, and the entrance is by Donation. Remember Cash https://www.facebook.com/events/287199738886844/

Kalaha is not a cool Bandname, but the Music is relaxing Electronic Afro Jazz. They have had god reviews, and here they are at Hotel Cecil, releasing the new album. Members include Rumpistol and Spejderrobot (Much Cooler names – Stay wired) http://hotelcecil.dk/arrangementer/kalaha/

Willkommen! bienvenue! Welcome! to an exciting burlesque night at the Kit Kat Klub! Its at Operaen Christiania, and the inspiration comes from the Cabaret movie. Its Burlesque and swing Dance https://www.facebook.com/events/544137359324029/

Vega has a Future Feminism program, for young artist. Today its in Lille Vega with Swedish Molly Nilsson, and simple pop tunes. There is hope for the future…. https://www.vega.dk/kalender/molly-nilsson-24-05-19/

Columbian Neckties, is one of the best bands on the Danish Garage Rock Scene. Together with Sun bather, they are entering the stage at High Voltage, just opposite Tivoli. Cheap beers until 10 PM, but then the prices also go high. https://www.facebook.com/events/304882926858221/

Rough & Sweet is a Beat Mermaid initiative that aims to support and give love to all women who rock! And I believe they are among the best Rock DJ´s in the city. This is at Råhuset in Halmtorvet. https://www.facebook.com/events/2291620267781664/

Bobby Moreno, is a pretty good soul singer, and here he is with his Soulmates at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge. https://kulturhusetislandsbrygge.kk.dk/event/bobo-moreno-soulmates

Saturday 25th

Sydhavnsfestivalen is a day of picnic, lying in the grass, relaxing, drinking and listening to local bands playing for a small audience. Sounds Good to me. https://www.facebook.com/events/191098031526274/?active_tab=discussion

Makina 05 is at Ungdomshuset with local DJ´s and dancing and beer drinking. Entrance fee are donations, so remember your cash. https://www.facebook.com/events/308429413407711/

Warbly Jets is as sort of weird, both high energy, a bit electronic, but with a laziness over it. Sounds infact really good, but also disturbing. You should find your way to Loppen for this interesting act. http://loppen.dk/kalender/warbly-jets

In Byhaven you can find another Free Concert. Ron Gallo is described as being in the Garage Rock genre, and the Local band: Turquoise Sun is new Copenhagen psych, and they have been quite hyped in the last year., so its free, and a good evening for you. https://pumpehuset.dk/koncerter/ron-gallo-us-turquoise-sun/

Bolsjefabrikken has a Dub event with some of the biggest names of the current outernational roots reggae scene: Shiloh Ites & Dani Locks from Sweden! And there are some residents DJ´s remember cash and smoke. https://www.facebook.com/events/429044274588398/

TRYPICAL CUMBIA plays cumbia and other traditional Latin American music arranged for a big orchestra. With plenty of percussion and brass, their rhythms and melodies won’t allow you to stay still at Operaen on Saturday. Cash only, and come early. https://www.facebook.com/events/588555761664061/

Altün Gün is a Amsterdam based Turkish inspired band. Listening to the Turkish psych of the 1970´s , they have been performing all over Europe. Also with a Turkish Singer. https://www.vega.dk/kalender/altin-guen-25-05-19/

Sunday 26th

Masta Ace is back in Copenhagen, with his slow soft political Hip Hop. The US Hip Hopper is part of the old crew, and has done many coops with other artist. Its at Loppen, and he is supported by Local Manus Bell. http://loppen.dk/kalender/masta-ace-marco-polo

The Bowery Room at Råhuset has a new Punk concert: Smash The Statues from Holland, Uphill struggle are local and then also local Waul. And the cheap bar has good beers. https://www.facebook.com/events/343274089728977/

Tuesday 28th

“Coladera are two musicians from Brazil & Portugal, who have invited various musicians from countries like Cape Verde and Angola to participate in their continuous search for a sound that connects musical expressions from the Portugese-speaking world.” http://alicecph.com/event/coladera-feat-marcos-suzano-pt-br/

The priests are a Avant-garde punk band from Washington DC. Its not so fast, and you can hear the lyrics, so its not real punk, but the 4-piece band is pretty wild. At Loppen they are supported by A Mess, a local Indie band. http://loppen.dk/kalender/priests

Store Bededag and Norwegian independence

St Bededag – The Great Prayer day is here and makes it a 3 day weekend, and 4 days of working / School. The weather is looking not to bad – it could be worse 😉
And Friday is also the Norwegian Independence Day. Celebrated with a big march in traditional clothes and a lot of food and beer drinking, at the Norwegian Church at Amager from the about 10.000 Norwegians living in Copenhagen.

Dancing
In Den Røde Plads Nørrebro, there is a Suburban Dance Festival with Hip Hop Dance on at Saturday. A lot of young kids are dropping down to Breakdance and acrobatic moves. And there will also be a skating tournament, so drop by and have a chill. 🙂 Its part f the subURBAN DANCE FESTIVAL, taking place in Nørrebro, Nordvest and Brønshøj Check the full program here:

Click Festival
CLICK is an annual festival embracing and exploring the field between contemporary art, science, and technology. The primary purpose of the festival is to create an open and inclusive platform in which curiosity is immersed in a unique and groundbreaking culture and art form through workshops, exhibitions, lectures, performances, and concerts.”

A Day for Democracy
At Rentemestervej in Ydre Nørrebro, there is a empty plot of land. Now good creative people have started #garageparkNV Building all sorts of stuff, and creating a park with loads of opportunities. They are opening up on Saturday with a democracy workout fitness thing, and a program that lasts all day. A really good initiative, well worth of supporting.

Sound Walk
The Danes – everybody that understand the language – can go for this Audio Walk arranged by the Metropolis City Festival. “Oprørets Koordinator”, is about the rebellion that is taking place in September 2019. Just wait and see.

Live Music

Wednesday 15th
Norwegian Motorpsycho has been a inspiration for Scandi Psych bands since the first Album in 1991. And they are still going strong and are releasing a new album, that you can buy at the concert at Hotel Cecil. Its a combo of Jazz, Rock and Punk, and can turn out to be a very good evening.

I have not heard them before, but I am a bit surprised of how good it sounds. Brutus is High energy, with a lot of action, Noise Guitar, a Good voice from the Drummer. Its both Post Punk, metal prog rock. And something in between. Its in Lille Vega.

You are guaranteed a MoshMosh Pit, When US The Word Alive Hits Stengade. They are Touring Constantly with there Trash Metal. There is also three Support bands, so its a good start to the weekend.

Thursday 16th
Remember that Thursday is Store bededag – The great prayerday. So you can party all Thursday and pray for not getting a hangover. 😉

The best Rock Concert of the week must be Hellacopters at Vega. The Swedish Band has so many fans here in Denmark, and has among other places been playing Roskilde Arena Stage in 2017. They are as tight as ever, and you can look forward to a great show. Supported by Lucifer from Stockholm, who is more of the same shit.

Ungdomshuset have a Palestine support party. Its a couple of Hip Hop Live Acts – Funk The System and MC Alvarado – and then there is a lot of DJ´s, with Hip Hop, Reggae, Techno and a Feminist Dance Party. Cash Only

In Bumzen in Baldersgade they are going into the Post punk universe with Closer from NYC. It must be some sort of inspiration from Joy Division, and they are supported by Regarding Ambiguity from CPH. Bring Cash

The “Kaj – din ven I Solen” season is starting up on this Thursday. It takes place by Hal C in Christianshavn, by the canals. Its Electronic ambient and chill out and Close to Christiania. The DJ´s are the Loud Brothers.

Shambs X 912 is brand new local Hip Hop, that is mostly Lyrics about smoking Weed. He just started last year and has already been signed For warm up at Roskilde. I might be to old for this shit going down at Loppen, But its one of the next big things.

If you are into Funk/ Jazz / Rn´B Abdullah S is the best Danish answer. He has assembled a really Cool Tight Band around him, and is recognized as one of the best singer and composer in the genre. Its at Hotel Cecil.

Steve Hackett has been going on since The Genesis days in the 1980´s and is still going stronger than ever. One of the best Prog rock guitarists in the world he just keeps on going. A must for fans of the Prog Rock scene at Amager Bio.

For those of you who just don´t like sunshine and warm weather, there is the Dark Mental Festival. It Takes place in Underwerket in Valby. Its 3 days of Dark Metal from Thursday to Saturday.

The last thing I will mention on this very long list of Thursday Concerts is at Lygtens Kro, Ydre Nørrebro. The Reputations are from Austin Texas, and its Power Rock and Soul from that end.

Friday 17th
I have not heard Danish The Love Coffin before, but they sound like a promising band into the Post Punk / Indie world. Just made a new Vinyl on Bad Afro Records. Supported in Stengade by Visitor Kane and Ærkenbrand.

I am one happy little Boy. I have a ticket for the Julius Orlando and the Heliocentric s concert in Alicecph. A true pioneer of Nigerian music, saxophonist Orlando Julius has created his own groovy blend of highlife, afrobeat, funk, jazz and R&B since the 60s.  He is the last of legendary Afro Beat revolution, and first time i saw him, it was one of the best music experiences of my long life. True Story. ❤

Loppen is the oldest Live Music venue in Copenhagen, and tonight they are celebrating 46 years since the start upon then, very young Christiania. So friends of Loppen should go for the divercity in sr oca & dj gale(es) – Spanish World like Mano Nnegra – Slice (es) – Electronic DJ – Blue rose down(dk) – Trash Blues – and Birds happen(dk) Acoustic Singer Song Writer.

Ida Nielsen had a Major Break Through as the Bass player for Prince, but also has a career on her own. Here she is at Amager Bio with her own band, so there will be lots of Bass with the girl from Aarhus. Its Slapbass, Soul and Funk, and she is keeping the Spirit of Prince high.

Jirm (Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus ) is Swedish something between psychedelia, classic metal and heavy rock. The support band at Lygtens Kro is Silhouette, that must do there best to impress with the 1970´s Hard Rock and the metal of the 80´s .

Saturday 18th
Bølgen is opening up again for partys this summer. The concept is the same as at “Kaj – din Plads I solen” . Its Electronic dance music by the harbour, with drinks and a happy spirit. And then you can just take a dip in the harbour, at Kalvebod Brygge.

Copenhell Reunion is in Stengade and with three former Copenhell bands: Bersærk, Deadnate and Shadowspawn. So its Heavy Metal with some of the most promising bands right now. Its about picking up people who are into metal, but are out of friends with the same passion. A good project.

In Bumzen they have another Street Party, when the Social Decline band is holding there release party. But I will drop by to see the Dårligt Selskab Punk Band, which I think is much better. Cash only at the entrance and bar.

Hearteater is hosting a release Party at Loppen. Its Post HardCore and Grunge, and is with a really good sound and energy on Stage. Supported by local Ivy Crown ( Metal ) and Ayralist (Dead Metal)

Verdensmænd is playing something I will describe as Circus Music. You know the band that siteds a t the top of the gate and is putting up the right atmosphere for the performance. Its at Operaen in Christiania, and on this Saturday there is a band called Søndag, who is playing soul / Funk / Jazz . Cash only

Indisciplinarian Fest in Pumpehuset are housing a new generation of Metal bands. MORILD, ALKYMIST, SONS OF CAIN, NYT LIV, BASTARD GRAVE, EYES, SEBASTIAN WOLF. Its both Outside at Byhaven and inside with a entrance fee (But Cheaper beers)

At Store Vega, you can experience Swedish Danile Norgren, with his folk – Blues – Country – Bluegrass music. Its mostly Acoustic, a bit Melancholy, and makes you feel good. I havn´t heard about him before, but I like the quietness surrounding his music.

Chainsaw Eaters are being put up by Klub Luk Røven at Råhuset – Halmtorvet. Its Synth and Punk.

In Märkbar, Vesterbrogade 108 Rare Mogens is Playing Ramones covers.

Tuesday 21st
If you have nobody to listen to, you can listen to Nick Cave in Conversations. Its at Koncertsalen in DR Byen, and its very expensive, so only for absolute fans. There´s a waiting list.

Photo: Me as a happy Boy after Orlando Julius Concert five years ago