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

May 1st, May 4th and Cinco Mayo

Now it is almost summer, and then two outdoor places are opening up: Byhaven, is the Court yard of Pumpherston, and they have free concerts all summer. Check out the programme here.
At Tivoli the concerts are not free. You have to pay the entrance anyway (200 kr Friday after 19.00) I will off course update you on the good bands who are playing. But May starts out with real shitty weather, so its bad timing.

Design
The Danish Design Festival is starting up from May 1st and runs until may 13th. There are exhibitions, event, Talks and much more. You can find the full program here.

Smoking
You can join The International Marijuana march. It start at saturday May 4th 1 PM from Christiania, and takes a loooooong route around in Copenhagen. They have a plan, but if everything goes as usual, it wll be delayed. If you are joining later, then find the March by the Smell 😀

Liberty
Remember that Saturday May 4th is the day it was announced the surrender of the Nazis in 1945 after the 2nd WW. In Copenhagen it is celebrated in the evening with putting lights in the windows. There is a march in Vesterbro from Halmtorvet. And now – more than ever – we need to stand against racism and hatred.

Thursday 2nd
Ska lovers should go out for The Scandinavian Ska Festival. Its in different venues, mainly around Kødbyen, and there are both Battles and concerts. I think its the first time for the Festival, and I hope I can go and do some nice dancing.

Its Straight Edge In Ungdomshuset when Finisterre (de) Dark hardcore from Köln, Germany Weak Ties (de)
Fastcore/powerviolence from Bielefeld, Germany and Rot Away (cph)
Blackened hardcore from Copenhagen.
ROT AWAY is the Denmark’s newest hardcore outfit. Playing out of Copenhagen, the newly formed quartet, plays a mixture of old school metal and blackened hardcore. Cash Only !!!

It seems like Greek psych is a special thing and here it is again: Naxatras are inspired by early Pink Floyd but also with a touch of Black Sabbath in there more psychedelic period. The other band is Rezn from the USA, who are more of the same. Remember your drugs, and go on a trip in deep space. Stenagde are putting up the stage.

Alicecph.com has a full program. Thursday its very experimental Avantgarde. London five-piece HOUSEWIVES are a genreless band who play experimental music that points to the future. Leisure is more Punk like, and I come to remember ”Dyreforsøg from the 1990´s” .

In Mayhem – on the border between Nørrebro and Østerbro – they are not so glad for making event on Facebook. So I don’t now what to say about the three days of music they are presenting. But touch the Link and see if you are wiser than I am.

Fastpoholmen are performing there Danish /Swedish Folk/ World Music in Tivoli on “Lille fredag”. Its not for Free, but cost 130 Kr. Its a good band, but the setting could be better.

At Bartof Station you can find Ron Melancon, from South States USA. Its Dark Country, in the style of Johnny Cash/ Tom Waits, though I doubt that Ron has ever taken serious drugs, or been to prison. 😉 But its a good voice and a good band.

I Kind of like the Danish Band Sterling. There pop with light lyrics is nice, and here they are at Vega, Ideal Bar.

Friday 3rd
For the Old school legend seekers Loppen Is presenting Black Sheep, who is East Coast Hip Hop. With scratching and a fantastic MC, this can be an unforgettable evening at Loppen. Al Agami is supporting and will have troubles with matching the head name.

More psychedelic at Stengade this evening with three bands entering the stage. While Swedish Hällas (Folk inspired ) and local Grusom are melodic stoner then Swedish Bomber are more straight away Heavy Metal Rock. So join the forces of fans, and find your ear plugs and move your Ass to Stengade.

There is a lot of the new Heart Breaker Danish Pop songs that I dislike, with too much Autotune. But First Flush are different. They are Danish Lyrics that are worth listening to, and a little bit psych. Karens Minde in Sydhavn are hosting First Flush.

Saturday 4th
Greenland is on Focus at Loppen with Four bands from the not so cold anymore land. Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children, Don Maliko, Sound of the Damned, Suluit . The Music is very diverse with everything from Native folk, Heavy Metal and Indie. Both in English and Inuit

Disco and Ungdomshuset? Yes, its tonight when you are invited to this party, with Live bands and DJ´s . They call it Groovy days in Funktown, and you should bring your best dancing shoes and cash for drinks bar.

The Dispensary is a Whiskey / Beer Bar in Outer Nørrebrogade. They have concerts in the cellar, and this Saturday its Eamon McGrath who is performing with deep felt social realistic songs.

Dark thinking People from the 1980´s Copenhagen Post Punk Scene, should go for Barbue in Huset, where there is a revival party. Sort Morfar, Tristan T and The Tide are performing, so find your Black suit and get down to it.

Punks Undead is back at Underwerket. This time with De Gule Sinker, Dungeon days and Out of Bounds. The first two are locals, the last one is from Aalborg. Ive seen De Gule Sinker before, but its more Hard rock than Punk, so Maybe Punks are really Dead? Remember Ear plugs. 🙂

In Bolsjefabrikken its Old school Hip Hop called ”Back from the Grill party Vol 1”. Stage performances includes Kuku Agami, Dark Matter and Cobra Commander and DJ´s are also here to make your evening swell. Cheap Entry and beer, and its Cash only.

I had to Google Cinco de Mayo to find out what’s its really about. But something about the Mexicans beating up the French in 1862, and today its mostly celebrated in the USA with drinking beer. In High Voltage they also like you to buy there Beer, and on stage they have Hola Ghost (Mexican Psychobillie), Zak and the Krakens (Surf) and Cecilia is dropping by to show you how to swallow a sword.

Gangway is Back!!! the 1980´s Indie Pop band with the catchy tunes are now at Store Vega. They are 30 years older, so it can exiting to see if they still have the grip.

Sunday 5th
Black Tusk and Mirror Queen, are both Metal / Sludge bands from Savannah and NYC. I don’t think you will be disappointed with the wilderness performed on the stage at Loppen!!! Black Tusk call there music “Swamp metal”.

Tami Nielson is different. Its both soul with a snatch of cabaret, and I think she is sexy as hell. Her album is called Sassafrass, so she is a bit Sassy. Its at Amager Bio you can witness this Live performance.

Monday 6th
Noisy Beehive is an experimental music venue, an independent record label and an art collective, based in Copenhagen.   Mavi Express – a Copenhagen- based trio bringing together musicians of various nationalities and backgrounds. With instruments such as bouzouki, violin, electric guitar, and percussion Lo thrives in the intersection between folk and indiepop music and with her charismatic voice and personality.

Brooke Candy describes her sold as “JANE GOODALL meets JAYNE MANSFIELD ”. Its hard pop, with a strong voice at Lille Vega. She could be the next thing on bigger stages, but still needs the song to Break trough.

Springtime in Copenhagen

The Cph Dox Film Festival is still running, so you can go and see some shows and films for once in a lifetime. And this is what counts. Take the chances and get some unique experiences. Check out the full program.

And then we are on the highway to summertime: Put the watches one Hour forward the night before Sunday, and suddenly we almost have the long summer nights, and we will sit outside with our cold beer, and once again feel that life is worth living. Winter is gone 😀
And things are opening up for spring time. For example Reffen Food Court at Refshaleøen in the weekend. So get out there and find some food. Normally there are DJ´s and other performances.

And Rest in Peace Tyk Mesteren. You were one of the good guys.

Tuesday 26th
Its not often we get visitors from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band are a contemporary group playing at Alicecph. The band played a marvellous concerts at Global and Roskilde Festival a few years back. Its a mix of North and South. Dry Desert Blues and Tropical Afro Beat

Then there is something completely different at Hotel Cecil with Mexican Indie Post Punk Le Bucherette. They have been on the road with Yeah Yeah Years Iggy Pop an others. Another band you can mention is early P.J. Harvey, when listening to Le Bucherette. Supported by The Brotherhood of Sonic Love.

Wednesday 27th
It will be Dark and Dystopic when Crippled Black Phoenix visits Lille Vega. Its lyric and slow moving, almost shoegazer. And then suddenly its sets of and goes wild, but still controlled off course. Supported by two bands: Soft Kill and Fotocrime.

Kira, has been through a lot of hassles, since her band split up. Now Kira and the Kindred Spirit are back at the stage at Store Vega, after a 11 year break up. Back in the 1990´s is was a very good live band, so you can look forward to this, more experienced version.

Thursday 28th
Northern Africa is still a very male dominated area. Therefore it is very unique that Asmâa Hamzaoui has started her own Gnawa group Bnat Timbouktou as the first female gimri musician in Morocco. Gnawa is a rich tradition where suggestive, ritual music is combined with poetry and dance to reach trance. Of course its at Alicecph

At Mojo Blues Bar in the City, you can find Johnny Rawls who swings the guitar to Old School Blues. He is 67 years and still going strong. Only a few tickets left for your dose of the real thing. Nobody can copy this.

Tørstig Torsdag at Underwerket is free this evening, with Garage Pop band: “De Andre” and two other bands. And the bar is cheap, and tomorrow you will have money in the bank again. The point is that you can use your very very very last money of March here.

Friday 29th
Alicecph has another visitor from West Africa. Bassekou  Kouyate is from Mali, and is master of the traditional Ngoni – a string instrument – which is electrified, creating a very special unique sound. He has played Roskilde Festival, among other places.

Vilde Græs is Morten from Spids Nøgenhat, who just couldn´t get enough Psych. So he made his own band, and they are now at Loppen, playing music and Lyrics, that will take you back to the first Danish wave of psych. Supported by TJ

Nola Love is a party band, singing in Danish, with a bit jazzy / Rocky / Ska sound. Its very funny and danceable, so you can expect a funny evening in a good company. Bring cash.

Marcus Meinhardt from Berlin is the host of this evening at Culture Box. With Progressive House he is slowly building up, for the Climax. The Hunts are on opening duty while Bendtsen & Alan Murphy play the closing set. Free beer between 11 and midnight.

There are more Genres of Metal than I know off. Huldre Plays medieval Nordic folk mixed with Metal at a high speed. This is the goodbye concert before the band Break up for know. So it might be a last call at Pumpehuset for this band. But you never know.

Saturday 30th
With an energetic and cheerful style, Forrobamba plays traditional ‘pé de serra’ forró from the north-east of Brazil. Come and enjoy an evening with Forrobamba (BR/UK) and DJ Rafael Lima (BR/UK) directly from London. We promise that your feet won’t be able to stand still to these lovely Brazilian rhythms. Operaen in Christiania is the host. Bring Cash and your own homegrown.

All the way from Croatia Bolsjefabrikken have Little Luka & the Bass Matters Sound System touching down in Bolsjefabrikken! So its heavy beats and cheap drinks at Bolsjefabrikken. Remember cash.

Von Dü is Danish Hip Hop, and have now done there third album. Its political, and they never had a radio hit, but there is a lot of fans out there, giving the concerts a very special atmosphere And its more Reggae than real Hip Hop. Pumpehuset are putting them on the Stage

In Bumzen in Baldersgade, they don’t care about summer or winter. Here you can find street party’s all year round. The weekend its a Extinction Rebellion Support Party. The music is alternative, and bring Cash for Donations.

Tuesday April 2nd
Hayseed Dixie’s are a great band. The covers of Rock and Metal classics, made into Hillbilly, Bluegrass Country tunes, are a fantastic concept, and they often plays sold out concerts. There are only a few tickets left, so hurry up and get an evening filled with joy and dancing.

Photo: Grey Hall, Christiania, has a new Facade

Take your time. Relax and Breath…

It seems like the city of Copenhagen is finally awakening after Christmas and January. So now all the venues are open again, and there is a lot of good live music. Also the Winter Jazz Festival is still here with many interesting Concerts. And there is also the Copenhagen Light Festival around the harbour and the old City. So keep up the good spirit, and don´t let the winter take over your mind.

Live Music

Wednesday 6th
For a very special introvert experience head for Alice. And how often do you listen to Music from The Samish community in Northern Scandinavia? Well the chance is here when Vassvik are performing.
He is singing in the local way: Joik. Torgeir’s Joik goes beyond words and is embedded in the sound of a 3-stringed guitar and violins

Thursday 7th
Its World Class Hip Hop in Pumpehuset. Jay Rock from The Top Dawg Label is drifting by. He has been paving the way for People like Kendrick Lamar, so its a big shit SOAB who is here. Its sold out, so you have to do some leg work to get a ticket.

Its so good to be doing this!!! Sometimes I just stumble on some really good names I Never heard of before. Like Hodja Which is a band that are touring the world, and playing Trash Blues Rock. Like Rack & Bone Man style. You can find me at the floor on Lygtens Kro.

When Billy Cross came and settled down in Copenhagen 30 years back, we were all a bit Starstruck. He had just been playing with Bob Dylan. Well he is still here, performing Blues and Jazz. This time at Bartof Station near the Frederiksberg Centre. Part of the winter Jazz Festival.

Jazz and New Circus are the ingredients when AFUK In Kongens Enghave are opening the doors. Its the performers from the AFUK School , who are performing while the 3 string band Twang band are making the sounds. It might be interesting if you are nearby.

Friday 8th
JAH RASTAFARI !!! HAILI SELASSIE !!! Bob Marley fans are celebrating his 74th Birthday at Loppen. Old school Reggae – One Love ❤ ❤ ❤ . Sky Juice Sound systems are hosting with Live event: Macka B and the Roots Ragga Band from the UK, and local DJ´s .

MotorQueens from Italy are visiting High Voltage. Its a Motorhead tribute band, so It might be a good evening to find your Jack D shirt and your favourite boots. They are supported by a local Metal band.

Winter jazz is a lot of things. Last time I saw the Orgelheimers was at Gutter Island Garage festival, but now they are embraced by the Jazz community. Its mostly cover versions, but they know how to keep a party going. Its at Kayak Bar, by Knippelsbro so there are also swimming opportunities https://www.facebook.com/events/369440540481996/

Prince has past away, but The Revolution keeps going on. His old backing band is still going strong, and it will be a funky evening at Vega . The Musicians have been spread out all over world with different projects but have assembled again. Its sold out and the price of 445 Kr. is hefty, but if you are a fan, you find your way.

Saturday 9th

For Stoner Rock Fans John Garcia is the High priest. He started with Kyuss in the 1980´s and has since been in other bands and going solo. So what you can expect at Loppen is a man who has a great experience, not to mention a really good voice. Listen to his new stuff I cant help thinking about Rocky Eriksson from 13th floor Elevators. But there is also some really good Stoner Rock.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a man from Takoradi in Ghana. Since the 1970´s he has been performing with his own kind of music. Very smooth, jazzy, funky, danceable music. Like a good brandy it is smoothing around your body. So I if you need to dance the winter away. This is it . Its in Alicecph

If you are in for Trypical Cumbia at Operaen Christiania, you better come early. The place is small and quickly gets sold out.
Their take on Latin American music is guaranteed to make your legs dance! Trypical Cumbia’s sound is powerful, tight and fast with a juicy leading saxophone and rich percussion. Cash only !!!

The Bowery Room is a monthly club In Råhuset at Onkel dannys plads – Vesterbro. They book Garage and Rock bands. This month it is Room52 (Doom), Glue Kiss (Garage) and Me&Munich (Noise rock). Råhuset has very good beer in the bar at cheap prices.

War of Destruction is a pretty old band from the 1980´s punk scene. Still performing they are at Underwerket, supported by two other good bands: Ond Tro + Direct Youth. So if you miss some hardcore punk, and need to be blasted through and forget about Winter: This is the place. Remember Ear Plugs.

Sunday 10th
“Acid på svenska” is a remix of jan Johanssons legendary Record “Jazz på Svenska”. Its not so Acid like, but just the same tunes in an Electronic Version. The Venue is Brossons Kirken, Rantzausgade, Nørrebro. And BTW: Did you know that The tune of Pippi Long-stockings is written by Jan Johansson?

Brass Against. WTF is that? Well its a 9 piece brass band making covers of new bands. So they have Rage Against Machine – Pantera – Public Enemy and others on the play list. And with a very enthusiastic and political singer it could be a very good Concert. Its in Lille Vega, so its quite expensive on a Sunday.

Monday 11th
If you have nothing to do this Monday, then try to see if you can hustle some tickets to KOKOKO at Alice in Nørrebro. I heard them last year at Roskilde Festival, and its a really good live band. They are from Kinshasa, Congo and play Congotronics on self made instruments. Its sold out, so you have to find a way to get the tickets.

Low is a brilliant name for the US Shoegazer band, performing in DR´s Koncerthuset. Its Minimalistic, introvert and a little bit depressing. Some also call it slowcore. A good time to think about what when wrong with your life, and how you ended here. I saw them in Stengade in the 90´s , and i´m still thinking. There´s a waiting list.

Tuesday 12th
Veronica Torres from Pill (US) has a really remarkebly soft and harsh voice, giving the Post Punk Indie band some etch. Its at Loppen and what else to do on a Tuesday.

Photo: Praed at Alice. Fantastic Concert with very few People.

Sauna and Hygge time. Blues Festival, LGBTQ Movie Festival, and more…

It seems like autumn is finally arriving with colder nights, the leaves are falling of the trees, and we can dig the indoor Hygge atmophere with a piano man and candle lights.

And it is still possible to take a dip in the cold water in the harbour. You can rent a Sauna, and sit there and get really hot and sweatty, go outside, and jump in cold water, and up again and back to the sauna. Here are som suggestions, and then you can check out the one that fits you best. :
https://copenhot.com/services/
http://butchersheat.dk
http://www.inipi.dk
Also the Art Hall at Charlottenborg have a sauna installation in the court yard. And it is really beautifull with the Golden egg, but I dont see any cold bath near by, so mayby you just have to stay sweatty.

Its also time to go to the movies, and here you can for example go to Husets biograf in Rådhusstræde. They have all sort of weird – Bad Taste – B Films – Cult Movies – that you have never heard off. Check out there program here.
In the Cinemateque at Gothersgade there is a LGBTQ film Festival going on in the next week, starting friday October 26 and continuing the next 10 days.

And Lonely Planet Books have anoounced that Copenhagen is the best city to visit in 2019!!! That is both good and bad. It means that I will have more to do as a tourist guide, but also that prices will be rising, and for the locals, it can be difficult to find places to go, where there are no tourist. I am surprised how mainstream they are. There are a lot of other stuff than Nyhavn and Tivoli.

Live Music

Blues festival
Autumn is the right time for a Blues Festival, where you can sit and get a bit glommy, and feel sorry for yourself. Most bands are local, but there are also US and European bands playing. Its from wendesday to sunday and Mojo is one of the places to go.

Wendesday
Kakkmaddafakka is a fantastic band name, and I heard them at this years Roskilde Festival. They are from Norway and play a sort of indie dance-friendly simpel pop music.
Pumpehuset are hosting Kakkmaddafakka.

 

Thursday
Going for some fast guitar / Punk rock on a Thursday? Head for Stengade and The Coathangers which is an all girl band from Atlanta, US. I will most propaply be there for some thursday action.

If you are more into electronic trance, Go to the Grey Hall at Christiania (Den Grå Hal) where you can find “Above and Beyond” from UK. The Hall is quite small for a band of this size, so I dont know if they are bringing there whole visuals. It will be a cool event.

Weird Friday

We stay with Stengade in Nørrebro for another cool concert. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. !!! :-0 are from Japan, and for this concert you are really in for some weird improvised stuff. But mayby it will open up your mind to another level. Who knows?

Another weird place is Woodstock and Ben Gillespie. I dont really know what it is, but concerts at Woodstock, Pusher Street, Christiania are always worth going for. So you get a chance to take in the scene with the local hangouts.

And for some more weird and also electronic is Robin Fox from down under performing at Alicecph in Nørrebro. Its very electronic. Prepare yourself for being blasted out.

Saturday
I am not a big fan of Halloween. Thinks it a big phony, and I dont get the concept. Mayby for kids, put in this respect I am not a kid. But at Ungeren in Nordvest they have a Halloween Party with a Misfits cover band and cheap scary cocktails.

One of my favorite Vesterbro bars is Mærkbar at Vesterbrogade. Its a small room, so when a band is performing its very packed. Saturday ”Vi er fædre” are giving a concert and its a good idea to remember your earplugs. Loud and fast.

Sunday
Did you get tickets for The Vaccines? The British band is performing in a place like Lille Vega and in a small place like this it can be a fantastic concert. Playing all there hits, it is great 10.000 people festival band. But here they are. I am looking out for a ticket. 🙂

Last concert of the week is at Islands Brygge Culture House, with some big band performing all the classics from the 1950´s With a great crooner in front, and a lot of horns. Hay Burner is the name.

Photo: Street art at Christiania. Broken heart Blues

Look up in the sky – And see Kim Larsen

If you wonder what the Copenhagernes are talking about these days, then here is the answer: One of the greatest danish Sing and song writers – Kim Larsen – just passed away at he age of 72. He was living a big part of his young life at Christianshavn, so you will see flowers and candles in the streets, and Vor Frelsers Kirke in the center of Christianshavn has been playing some of his tunes on the bells.
On friday it is celebrated with af parade going from Christianhavn to the Town Hall square, with loads of beer drinking – Cigaret smoking and danish mucisians are playing live cover versions.

Are you sometimes walking around and looking up in the sky and wondering what is up there? Well you can find the answer at: Science and cocktails.  It´s a concept where you get something to drink and then listen to some really long haired talks. This time it is about Black Holes, and here are some of the Questions: Does time come to an end inside black holes? Do black holes exist forever? Did the universe have a beginning? Or was there something before the big bang? Is there only one universe or are there many? Can we hop from one universe to another? Why does the universe bother to exist at all? ? What was Stephen Hawking’s quantum theory of the origin of the universe? (Copy paste from webside)
At all places this is taking place at Byens Lys, the Cinema of Christiania. Be square and be there 😉 Its on saturday and free entrance, and the cocktail are cheap. Cash Only!

And while we are up there in the sky, I will mention that the Louisiana Art Museum in Humlebæk, north of Copenhagen, has an exibtion about the moon. It has received a lot of good reviews in the papers, and should be worth seeing.

The Copenhagen PIX Festival is still on, for the next week and there are loads of fantastic films to be seen. I wish I had more time.

Live music
This week Lygtens Kro is celebrating the Oktober Festival, with loads of german beer and Bratwurst, Jodle battles!!! and good concerts. I am at the Banditos (US) on wendesday, and might also pop by at Saturday with Rambo Banjo and the Slickpickers. But also on thursday and friday there are concerts.

On wendesday you should go for Alice where you can find and absolute incredible concerts when 1990’s etno/techno Transglobal Underground meets the Albanian wedding orchestra Fanfara Tirana. I have seen both bands at Roskilde Festival, and the mix /of these to sounds like it could be the concert of the month!!! Truly World music. ❤

Friday Culture Box  is hosting one of the best DJ´s of our time when Sasha gives a unique concert, that you will remember for a long time. Buy your ticket in advance, sinsce it is almost sold out.

For your weekly doze of Psych and Stoner go to Loppen and get a full dosis with tree bands playing, and combining Kraut it into

Saturday go for Islands Brygge Culturehouse and the KutiMangoes, with there incredible etno pop sound. And remember your dance shoes.

For some mone shine lickering outlaw country go for KB 18  and be prepared for Bob Wayne and his cover versions of everything from Rihanna to the Offspring.

Faster!! Louder!!
In Ungdomshuset there is a weekend of Grind core with a big festival with mostly scandinavien bands. It is with two stages, cheap warm beers and bonfires in the courtyard. Cash Only!

Photo: Pacific Swell performing at Islands Brygge Culture House. 

Christiania Birthday Party and PIX

It is the end of the month, and money is running out. And there are no more free outdoor events left. So here are a few tips.

Art
There are two exibitions you can go and see: At Politikens Hus, you can see ”World Press Photo” with pictures of the best news photos from the past year. Be prepared for some heavy shit. Some of them are not very nice.

At Charlottenborg – The Art School – in Nyhavn You can right now find the BigArt thing with danish architecture company Bjarke Ingels Group. They have been cooperating with different artist, such as Ai Weiwei and Lars Von Trier.

Movies and Films
Another big thing in Copenhagen right now is the Copenhagen Film Festival Pix, starting on Thursday September 27th and for the nex two weeks. A lot of premiers and new films, in cinemas all over Town. Also there are a festival for Kids ”Buster”, and there are all sorts of different subjects, such as Film with and about musicians. And there is workshops for kids and adults and much more…

One of the films is 2001: A Space Odessey by Stanley Kubrick in an Imax version. Sounds like a fantastic experience.

Sports
The Copenhagen Roller Derby Team are having visitors from Jutland on saturday afternoon. It is a fast going contact sport, with women in tattoos and stockings. Very entertaining and starts at 2 PM at DGI byen. FB event

Christiania 47th birthday
The only place to be at Wendesday September 26th is at Christiania. 47 years after the hippies turned over the fence, a lot has changed at Christiania. But there are free concerts at Månefiskeren, Woodstock, Nemoland and Loppen along with other places. It is a great party!!!
I say congratulasions to all the good people of Christiania – and fuck all the violent, money addicted, drug dealers, standing and selling there shit dope.

Live Music

Tuesday 25th at Mojo – the Blues Bar at the center there is this little concert, that I think will be very good. The new thing about Mojo is that they have dropped the indoor smoking, which I think is nice. So you are not leaving the bar with stinking Nicotine clothes. Elias Bendix is playing Jazz / soul.

For a great Metal party head to Lygtens Kro on Friday 28th with metal DJ´s paying. It is free, and the Beer is not to expensive.

Another cheap place, at the end of the month is Ungdomshuset, it is coming to an end of the 10 years birthday month. And on friday it is with a electronic music party, with some of the best underground DJ in the city.

Also at KB 18 in the meat packing District there is electronic DJ´s performing at a not to expensive price.

Saturday you can head for Christianshavn Bådudlejning, which is a restaurant and bar in the Canal. There is Dale Smith Blues Band playing, for the end of summer party. Normally a lot of boats comes and join the party, so the canal is filled up with boats, and all sorts of nice people. A really good party.

Free concert Is also possible at Mærkbar, Vesterbrogade. When ”The Elephant Suit” is entering the room. It is a very small, and there is no stage as such. But always a cosy atmophere. Its at Saturday.

At the other end of town, head for Operaen in Christiania for some Brazilian dancing with funk and samba. It is normally cheap to get in, and the drinking is cheaper than most other places.

But the week is not over until sunday: At Islands Brygge Beboerhus you can hear the amazing Pierre Dørge and the New Jungle Orchestra, Playing there super fantastic music. Prepare to be dancing, until your feet hurts.

Photo: Christiania Birthday Party on wendesday