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

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

Another Great week for Live Music in Copenhagen.

Hello for another Bash of what’s going on in Copenhagen this week.

We are only at the start of the festival season, but here is another one for you: A Colossal Weekend is from Thursday to Saturday, and is taking place at Vega. A lot of bands, mostly in the Post Punk / Indie / Rock Genre. Besides the music programme the guests will be able to explore talks, exhibitions, arts and vinyl market.
Also at Amagerbio there is a festival, though not in the same scale. Nordic Noise is Heavy metal in the light version. Mike Tramp is the head name, and its mostly Danish and Swedish bands. Check out the programme here: I Think I wait for K-Town in Ungdomshuset.

Until Dorte told me, I forgot all about The Start Festival in the weekend. 50 live acts with new bands in Frederiksberg at KU.BE in Dirch passers Alle. AND IT´S ALL FOR FREE!!!
Its both live music and all sorts aff performances, and part of the Frederiksberg Days. And there is also a lot of Micro Breweries up there taps.

Flea markets.

The record faire is back at Nørrebro Hallen on Sunday. It´s time to get some new Vinyls for your collection.
And also at both Islands Brygge and Jægersborggade, you can find new stuff for your Kid, Kitchen, Wardrobe or Book Shelf. All on Sunday

Live Music

Thursday 9th
Its experimental and noisy when Spectrum hits the stage at Alice. He has collaborated with prominent acts such as Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine. Supported by Anders Vestergaard.  

Its also Alicecph that is arranging the next concert, but its at Bremen Teater. Dreamers Circus is the the most popular Danish Folk Band. It´s at the forefront of the Nordic folk and world music scene.  The other band is Söndörgő from Hungary combines these all brilliantly with their signature instrument, the Hungaro-Serbian tambura.

Cryptopsi Is from Montreal and play some of the fastest hardest metal I have heard in a long time!!! They have been around for some years and have a significant back catalogue, their relevance and importance is as high as ever. Supported by INGESTED [UK] + DEMONICAL [S] + GLORYHOLE GUILLOTINE [US] (Another Great Band Name!!!) Stengade is putting floor and stage for this attack on your mind and body.

The name says it all: High Reefer can only be something to get stoned to. With a sound deeply rooted in modern stoner rock while still giving a nod to the earliest Sabbath records, High Reefer’s first offering is driven by pounding rhythms, thick guitars and soaring, screeching vocals. Of course at Lygtens Kro. Remember Ear plugs and cash for the Merch.

Klaus Handsome & Gadens Løse Fugle are members from Saybia with Klaus Handsome. Its new Danish Indie pop, and its at Byhaven at Pumpehuset. Gratis.

Battle Beast are from Finland, and could be running for the Eurovision, just like Lordi did, some years back. Pop metal that belongs in a Arena at Pumpehuset.

Friday 10th
When Papir is performing at Loppen, you are in for an Jazz/ Psychedelic experience, with the Danish Instrumental band. They have won much acclaim outside of Denmark, but hear they are at Loppen. Supported by their Norwegian Brethers Kanaan.

In Ungeren they have another punk evening, with bands from Japan and Sweden: ZYANOSE (jp) Osaka crusher crusties – farewell tour! 偏執症者 (PARANOID) (swe) punk SEX DWARF (swe) Stockholm noisy raw punk. ZYFILIS (öresund) Öresund raw punk .

In Operaen – Christiania – there is Hip Hop with a new band: DSB are playing Hip Hop from when you where a small child. There are also other bands and Local DJ´s . Cash only

Lately we have had a lot of bands mixing Arabic folk with western electronics. Shkoon is based in Germany but also come from Syria. their own sound by mixing Arabic scales and traditional folk songs with classical harmonic structures. In their sets, oriental melodies partner up with occidental electronics and create an atmosphere filled with texture and spice.  Its at Alicecph

Extremely Rotten Death Metal are arranging another Concert at Pumpehuset. This time its Finnish Metal with Danish supporters. The head names are Convulsive and Cadaver Incubator and the Supporters are Undergang And Chaotian. Be prepared for deafening taken-no-mercy Brutal Death Metal in Pumpehuset.

More fast and loud for you, When The Stonebridge Boys are setting up another Concert. Its oi!!! Punks when The Templars (NYC) and local Stokes are in for Ear plugs needing concert. Underwerket is the place to go.

Saturday 11th
William Burroughs heard them in Tangier in the 1960´s and called them »a 4,000 year-old rock’n’roll band.« The Master Musicians of Jajouka are Recognized for their music by the Moroccan Royal family for centuries, by jazz masters, rock gods, respected writers and elite artists from all corners of the globe, A Unique evening at Alicecph

Dengue Dengue Dengue are an amazing band from Peru. I saw them some years back at Roskilde Festival. The Electrocumbria is sure to make your hips and feet move, and you will walk out of Loppen filled with sunshine and laughter.

Råtkøbenhavn is returning to Stengade, with Rumble in the Jungle ll. Its Rap battles and punches to your voice and ears, when the competitors are joining the arena, for some serious exchanging of harsh rhymes.

Now 7 years have gone by since the first Balkan vs Swing took place. Its celebrated with another bash of fantastic Swinging Balkan Music at Operaen. Expect hard-pumping drums and tuba, complaining harmonics and sweat-dropping saxophone and trumpet solos. And sweat on your forehead and in your armpits.

Klub Æter is arranging Synth Pop at Underwerket, with Automelodi from Mont-real Canada, and they sings sexy in French. Supported by Mavourneen who is not Synth Pop at all, but more No-wave and Noise Rock. And there are also some Indie bands. I’m a bit confused about the setup. Two many directions leads to nowhere.

Swedish action punk band Scumbag Millionaire is an extension of the classic scandi-rock scene which had its prime in the late ’90s. The scene fell quiet for a while, but with people starting to crave new acts, someone had to pick up where it left off. Lygtens Kro is lending the floor to this.

Stylo G, is the biggest name on the English Dancehall scene. And now he is at Pumpehuset, with local DJ´s arranged by Dancehall Madness. Also Dancers from Kingston, Jamaica are performing, so got with the Rhymes and get high in the smoking lounge.

Sunday 12th
Rat Boy is English Hip Hop with an good edge to it. I can hear some Clash in the lyrics, so Its something with a message on Social Injustice, and street riots. Its at Ideal bar at Vega.

Monday 13th
“An Evening With Benjamin Clementine & His Parisian String Quintet” is taken place at DR´s Koncertsalen. He is having an unique voice, and is a brilliant piano player. So you are in for a beautiful goose-prick generating evening. And when you start out as a street musician in Paris an ends up here, then you are like The Basquiat of Music.

Tuesday 14th
I have Known him since I was Pre-teen with “Når Lyset bryder frem”. Its a trip down memory lane with Sebastian, so now you know what to do this Tuesday. Its unique to see him again, and sing along on Full Power. Buy your ticket now, since it will soon be sold out.

Wednesday 15th
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 and prog rock. And something in between. Its in Lille Vega.

Photo. Grusom at Stengade. Take your kids to Concerts. Its never to early 🙂

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.

Spring – and love – is in the air

The Cph Dox Film-festival is starting on Wednesday, with a hold truck load of documentary films, and with a lot of performances. There are some bands docs with bands like. PJ Harvey, Suede, Leonard Cohen, New Order. Liveconcerts includes Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Fribytterdrømme.

Sports

Now its time to do something different! Like going to Floor-wars and see the best Breakdancers in Europe. This is the final after contests in 8 different country’s. There will be preliminary rounds in the afternoon before the final kicks off in the evening. Its at Vega

Live Music

Tuesday 19th
If you have nothing to do today, go to Underwerket in Valby. Where King Witch is playing Old School Metal. They take you to the good days where Black Sabbath was a new band. So this is your Tuesday Metal Doss.

Wednesday 20th
ADHD from Iceland is just the opposite. Its very calm and relaxing music, that you can swim away two in your own thought. Accompanied by Danish Abekejser, who are mixing electronics and electric Guitar in a very atmospheric sound. This could be a very good evening at Loppen..

Thursday 21st
Loppen has two Post Punk bands on a visit. From New Jersey its Screaming Females, who only has one female, and she sings, and then Feels from L.A. has three Females. Both bands have more than ten years on there back so they are experienced.

Friday 22nd
Two of the members from the Canadian Band Animal Collective are making a performance for Cph Dox film-festival at the Aveny T Theatre. Its live music for the Film Tangerine Reef by Coral Morphologic about the bleaching of the coral reefs.

Alt godt fra Havet is a Metal / Punk Club in Ungeren, Dortheavej. This evening they have five acts. Not all of it very very good, but its upcoming bands, that should be given a chance: FUNK THE SYSTEM (Funk) // LUCID GRAVE (DOOOOOOM) // CAGE BATTLE (Punk Rock) // QUITTERS (Sludge/punk). Don´t forget Cash.

Farveblind is heavy electronic beats with strong Rap Vocals. Its new and upcoming on the alternative Electronic / Rap scene. They been doing both Roskilde and Spot festival, so if you want to be on the new beat, this is a must. Stengade has them.

Debra Damo Dining Orchestra is a local band, who has taken up the task of performing Ethiopian 5 note scale music. The music is mixed up with Psych, Afro Beat, and Free Jazz. But they are very good, and recommended from here. Its at Karens Minde in Sydhavnen

Be ready for “Louder”, “Faster”, When Cancer Bats From Canada are coming to Hotel Cecil with there Hardcore Punk / Sludge. They are bringing with them a Nepalese !!! Metal band: Underside. It will be a very good evening at Hotel Cecil.

TRYPICAL CUMBIA has guested Operaen’s stage numerous times, each time with a blast of a performance. 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.

Saturday 23rd
The Swedish quartet Kolonien returns to Denmark with their bright and hopeful take on contemporary folk music.  Its essential to have some knowledge of the Swedish tongue, to get a good experience. its at Alicecph, and a good start for your Saturday.

Get tropical with Nyege Nyege from Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. Its a Rhythm and Electronic set, that will make your feet move and sweat pouring out. Its called Singeli and has elements from House, Gabber and Happy Hardcore. Lille Vega has it.

Lovers of Reggae / Dancehall should head out for Operaen at Christiania, With a thing called Dutty Wine. There are both live performances and DJ´s . Bring cash and your favourite Grass.

Raahuset at Onkel Dannys Plads at Vesterbro, has an evening with Techno and electronic Music. Råstof is making Raw Grooves with foreign and Local DJ´s , so be sure to wear something you can dance in.

In Mayhem, they are having another Metal Party: Extremely Rotten Death Metal Vol 1. There are five bands on the poster, and its a good idea to remember cash and earplugs.

Sunday 24th
From Kingston Jamaica we have Kabaka Pyramid, who off course are bringing you Reggae spoken word. He will fit well into the Cannabis Culture of Christiania, when he is playing at Loppen.

Monday 25th
Postmodern Jukebox will take you back to the Swing Music of the 1920´s. In the last years Electro Swing has taken over the Dance Floors, so should dress up, and find your best shoes, and show your skills for Tap dancing. Its at Vega, and pretty pricier .

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. Its a Mix of Saharan Desert Blues, with more southern High Life. The band played marvellous concerts at Global and Roskilde Festival a few years back,

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. Another band you can mention is early P.J. Harvey, when listening to Le Bucherette. Supported by The Brotherhood of Sonic Love.

Photo: Melody Fields at Lygtens Kro