So now it is time for celebrating the dead, and the ancestors. Halloween and Dias de los Muertos. Personaly I perefere Dias de los Muertos. I Think the Craniums and Sceletons are much cooler than the not so scary pumpkins. Except in ”the Nightmare before Christmas”. Thats cool Pumpkins, but its not Christmas yet.
In fact Christmas starts now, because Friday November 2nd is J-Day when Tuborg are relasing this years Chritsmas beer ”Julebryg”. Its not a very good beer, but there are trucks driving around to the bars, specially in the old city, and you can get it for free. And when you get it for tree, it suddenly tastes better. 😉
But watch out for drunken people with these foolish blue hats on.
Then there is a lot more quality in life, if you go to Cisterne, and sing with the choirer there. Cisterne is one of the best museums in Copenhagen, in the underground water recervoir. Fantastic sound there, in the dark and humid void. Check it out here
Friday November 2nd seems to be the big day for live concerts in this week. The rest of the days are pretty lame.
At Loppen, Christiania, there is female and R´n´B Right in your face, with Sa-Roc and Dynasty. Two Very different sounding Afro American Feminist rappers. And not to expensive for these stars of tomorrow. Very much like Lauren Hill and Erika Badu.
This wendesday there are two events worth mentioning, and non of them are Halloween related.
In Alicecph there is faboluous Brazilian Bixiga 70, with references to Nigerias 1970´s Afro Beat scene. I saw them a couple of years ago at Alice, and it was really great. I hope they are OK after the Brazilian fucked up election.
For sitting down and just listening, there is a ”once in a life time” event in Koncerthuset at DR Byen. They are showing “The passion of Joan of Arc” movie from 1928 by Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer, and there is a band performing live to this Epic movie. The scor is composed and performed by members from Portishead and Goldfrapp.
Only one gig worth to mention: At Lygtens Kro Dead Lord from Sweden are playing some really good rock´n roll. They play for free, so buy some merch in support.
Well where to start and where to end. The list is long:
Alicecph are having Turkish new psych in Gaye Su Akoal. Beautifull voice and cool musicians.
Tamikrest are from Mali – West Africa, who are playing this music, named Desert Blues. Really an exeptionally fine concert. I´ve seen them at Roskilde Festival, but this will be even better. Its at Loppen, Christiania
This weeks best heavy is Watain from Sweden in Pumpehuset, performing Black Metal loud and heavy.
One of my favorite US Ska bands: The Slackers giving a concert at the small stage at Amagerbio called Beta.
For the Dia de los Muertos Mexican celebrations, there is Hola Ghost playing at Metronomen in Frederiksberg. Which is not really a concert place.
The Mexican Emabassy are good at trowing up partys. At Nørrebro there are all sorts of stuff related to Dia De los Muertos, with theater, exibitions, readings, food and some music as well. Check the full program at the Facebook page. Its also at Assistentens Kirkegård.
For the Danes MC Einer are legends as the first Hip Hop band rapping in danish. 25 years jubilee celebration at Vega.
After this fabolous Friday, Saturday is a bit more quiet.
Two gigs at Christiania: Kira Skov is performing with her band at Loppen. Sort of jazzy Indie, and her very hoarse voice full of sorrow.
There is more of a dance in Operaen with Balkan vs Swing. Horns are playing and the party is on.
If you are not completly dead after this weekend of the dead, 😉 you can move to Pumpehuset, where Alicecph are the arrangers of The Punch Brothers. Its a five string band, and sort of Irish Blue Grass. Very talented musicians.
Photo: Ringo Jets at Gutter Island this August