Is the winter coming to an end?

The last week of the Winter Jazz Festival. But also the end of winter?
The Winter Jazz Festival is now being accompanied with The Journey Fest. Its from Wednesday 20th until Saturday 23rd and is taking place in different Venues: Pumpehuset, Den Grå Hal, Loppen and Store Vega. You can read more about it here. There are some pretty good Indie and Rock Concert on the program.

And Sunday night its Oscar Celebration. The event that nobody wants to host. Empire Bio in Nørrebro are making an all night event with Free coffee, to keep you from falling a sleep.

Live Concerts:

Wednesday 20th
The last part of the Winter Jazz festival is taking place. Girls in Airports are playing. I saw them a couple of years back, and like them because I can hear some Brian Eno, King Grimson and Sun Ra. They have an emphasis on percussion and Horns. Hotel Cecil are providing the Runway.

Thursday 21st
Beat 21/02 is Electronic music for you, in the centre of the city at Matrikel 1 Højbro Plads 8-10. Jean von Baden, Mashti and Jack Rothe are performing with turntables and electronics. This is your weekly Thursday Fix.

For Cumbia Psychos and some nice Latin dance music head for Alice Cph.
“The music stretches between heavy Latin rhythms, surfy riffs, psychedelic sounds and melodies influenced by Balkan music.” And they have a Tuba!!! I Love Tubas 😀

Friday 22nd
Makina is the new Underground club of Ungeren. Its Grime and Jungle. This is where the new DJ´s are showing what they got before they are moving on. A lot of fantastic musicians have grown out of the Underground community here. Cash Only – No cards

Nina Simone is one of the greatest. In this Tribute Concert she is being celebrated as one of the Rebel heroes she was. The voice take over is by South African Maria Thandie. Its at Råhuset, Vesterbro.
I believe that Night church is a special Danish Phenomenon. Where the church opens in the evening for a live concert . This evening it is at Sct. Lukas Church in Frederiksberg where French inspired Electro Pop Tele Rouge are performing. It is a reunion, so you will here an old band performing a lot of new songs.

A real carnival at Alice Cph! You thought you knew everything about soul-funk sauce made in USA. Turn on your turntables again, because the Brazilians from the Black Rio Band are landing for a lesson of pictorial and explosive stuffs.

Saturday 23rd
Stillborn is a Danish / Swedish Doom Metal band, that has recently been reunited, after they where popular in the 1980´s . It´s at high Voltage, and they are supported by Skærsilden, and DJ’s coming in. So it will be a good evening, with sweaty metal in your ears.

Party Rebels are a bunch of people making Rebel POP UP concerts in the streets. It´s pretty illegal, so now they need money for fines and confiscated stuff. The street Party is at Bumzen in Baldersgade – Nørrebro, with electronic Music DJ´s and the entry is donation. Bring warm Cloths and cash

Cheerful Grooves is a music collaboration that portraits a meeting of musicians from Brazil, Denmark, Mozambique and Norway, they bring their own compositions to the circle, where all get to express and interpret in their original flavour, background and influences finding their place in the music. Råhuset

In Forbrænding in Albertslund West of Copenhagen they have made a decision: In 2019, they will only have female artists. It has created quite an uproar. I Support the thing. We need to get more focus on female artist. The music scene has always been male dominated. We need to change that.
This Saturday Radiant Arcadia is taking over the Stage at Forbrændingen. Its women from all over the world. A mix of Cultures and religions getting together and singing. A brilliant band that I can strongly recommend. Note: Starts at 16.00

Every DJ would like to think themselves a real musical connoisseur, but Hunee really is. The Electronic DJ is at Culture Box, so put on your dancing shoes and get going.

For the nerdy Metal fans should head for Mayhem in Østerbro. 5 of the most gruesome Death Metal bands Denmark has to offer right now collectively making Saturday March 23rd an extremely rotten death metal night”

Loppen has visitors from Germany when Die Nerven and Levent are giving a concert. Its Post Punk and No wave, with references to Joy Division and Sonic Youth.

Sunday 24th
As you well know Sundays are for going to Church and for prayers. Well if you pray for some Hardcore Punk Music, then your Church will be at Ungdomshuset. Geld from Australia, Disguise (Eire) and Cesspool (Cph) are saving your Sunday soul.

Tuesday 26th
Swedish Siena Root are coming to Lygtens Kro. It sounds like something taken from the 60´s Psychedelic scene. With an old Hammond Organ and they also have a old school tape recorder on stage. I will look forward to this concert. 🙂

Lost Under Heaven are from Manchester UK, and it´s both Rock and Post Punk, with a very characteristic voice. They are working on being the next big thing from UK, and I hope they will succeed. It has been a long time since we have had good news from Great Britain.

Photo: Beer and Springtime. Life is good 😀

Is Valentines Day important to you?

Valentines is coming in this week. And I dont care.
It seems like we are finally getting some sunlight. So its time to get out from your cave, and flash your Potato White Skin. And it is even Valentins Day on Thursday. So the prices of flowers and chocolate boxes have risen, and the restaurants are sold out for romantic diners, trying to repair the failures and mistakes from the past year. But why not go to the Circus? Circus Panik are hosting a winter program, so go and have some fun with them. They are both funny and good at what they are doing.
And the winter Jazz festival is still here.

Live Music:

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

Wednesday 13th
For some pure Rock n´Roll you shouldn´t miss out on Death Valley Girls From somewhere in the US. They work more like a collective, so the set up with band members are fluctuating. And a local support band: Before Fire
The concert is moved from Loppen to Underwerket in Valby. Remember Ear Plugs 🙂

It´s sold out for Billie Eilish at Vega. She is very young, and destined to be the next big pop star. So its the last change to see her at a small venue like Vega. You can join the waiting list. My 19 year old daughter is going. 😉

In Jazz there are very few band names. Its all named after musicians and I think it´s quite boring, because I really love those weird names. 😀
But if your a Funky person, then go for Studenterhuset, where they have a Funk / Jazz evening in the name of the Winter Jazz Festival. Höfner Funk + De Waal/Ljunggren are performing

Thursday 14th
I couldn´t figure out why there are so many events on this Thursday. But Then it struck me: Its fucking valentines day! And if you don´t do something for your Girlfriend you are an unromantic bunch of shit. (And that´s me. I just see it as a Social Construction).

Baal is a pretty cool local band from the 1980´s . It´s Indie Pop rock, and mainly for old fans. Amagerbio are the host.

Dilli Dalli Are from Toronto, Canada, and are an indie rock power band with a singer that has a really characteristic voice. It sounds good. They are supported by a Danish Duo, Mavourneen, who are In Sonic Youth Footsteps. Its a cheap good concert at Loppen.

Hotel Cecil has a visit from the Texas: Micah P Hinson is a singer who can be measured with Eels and Iron and Wine. Soft simple Americana. Sounds like its worth listening to.

For some Dub Reggae, Soundsystem head for Bolsjefabrikken at outer Østerbro Where Jah Moby is taking it easy and turning the tables. Remember your own smoke and cash. No Cards.

Friday 15th
A Colossal Weekend is two days of alternative, gloomy and progressive music within the genres of post rock, post metal, math, ambient,doom and everything in between. It takes place at VEGA and Stengade you can also explore talks, exhibitions, arts and vinyl market.
BUILT TO SPILL (US) CELESTE (FR) MAPS & ATLASES (US) ASTROSAUR (NO)

Folkets Haus is the electronic club of Folkets Hus in Stengade. But they are making the 4 years anniversary in Ungdomshuset. So there is a lot of House (Tech House – Slow House – Deep House). Remember Cash

For Soundsystem lovers head for Pumpehuset, where the DJ´s will be filling the floors with good cool dancing.

In Råhuset, at Halmtorvet , they have a new club for Electronic Music: Raw Grooves. Opening up with House and Techno DJ´s : Skeletonman, Orbitson and Frenchreflex. Cheap place with good beer near the centre.

Culture Box are inviting you to Shadow Boxing for an electronic dance night.  This is Shadow Boxing, a collaboration between Drum & Bass Klubben, OHOI!and Circle Vision, made to explore and celebrate the genres of drum and bass and dub step.

I havn´t been to Bobushka in Linnesgade for many years. But when Orgelheimers are giving a concert, it might be a good reason to drop by. Because Orgelheimers is the ultimate Keyboard Band with old Wurlitzers, Farfisa and Hammond keyboards.

Saturday 16th
This Saturday you can head for DoktorDoktor in Blågårds Apotek where they are performing Crazy Hip Hop with Soul Inspiration. A splendid band you shouldn´t miss. No pre sale so come in god time.

Feridah Rose is an Afro Soul singer, bringing the warm Rhythms from East Africa to your ears. And she is helped by a pretty nice band. So you can get your hips moving in Bartof Station in Frederiksberg.

In Underwerket Club Totem are hosting a Three band Concert with new upcoming bands. Janis, Mimic Octopus and Enids are not ringing any bells in my ears, but they might be in the future. Remember cash for the entrance and Earplugs.

Sorte Rene is one of the cheapest and worst bars in Copenhagen. But sometimes they are having some good punk bands in there small space. So this evening it is careless Drinkers and Ass Bastard, that are taking over the “stage”. Its for free.

“Trypical Cumbia is the expression of the mix of cultures. Expect a unpolished groove that collects whatever has been found in the travel from the deep Amazon forest, up to the Andean mountains, down to the Caribbean coast and crossing the Atlantic. Of Course at Operaen.

Sunday 17th
If you miss old Big bands, like Count Basie and Duke Ellington Bands there is help for you. The Very Big Band have some of the best musicians , who has also performed with DR´s Big Band. So dress up for an evening at Bartof Station.

Monday 18th
On this Monday you can go to Hotel Cecil Where the stage is being taken over by metal: Shining (Norway), Four Stroke Barons (US) and Dreamarcher (Norway). Shining is the main name, and they describe it as “BlackJazz”. I didn´t know it was a genre. But there you go.

Photo: Hodja at Lygtens Kro. A great band at a Great place.

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.

Keep on Dancing !!!

The Festival season is opening up again!!! Two festivals starting from February 1st : Winter Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Light Fest. You can even combine the two festivals. First you join a guided tour with Bo – your humble writer – and then go for some jazz.
If you are into blood flowing and Muscle Women fighting you should head for Refshaleøen And the Womens Wrestling show. Its not often we have this sort of events in Copenhagen – so go for it now.

Live Music

Tuesday
In Amager Bio they love Progrock!!! And now they have one the best old bands on a visit. Wishbone Ash are on a 50 years celebration tour, with a lot of guitars. And they even has Drum Solos!!! What’s not to like?

Thursday
Praed are 2 guys from Lebanon, who are into Arabian Shaabi, Psych, Electronics and also a bit of good old classical music. Its a fantastic dancing event, and it will warm your heart and mind in this cold winter. Just what you need to keep going! You can find me at the Dance Floor <3. Its at Alicecph in Nørrebro.

Friday
Do you feel like a break? Like really needing a break? Like really really needing a … vacation? It´s time for you to Dance for freedom of Movements once again during The Grand Vacation ! This time in support of Freedom of Movements, a collective working for the rights of migrants and refugees ! Bolsjefabrikken are opening the gates for dancing, with cool drinks, cheap warm food. Cash only / No cards

OhLois is named after Supemans Lois Lane. Its Indie pop Rock with harmonies. Stengade has them with two support bands: Audruy and Jacob Alexander.

And there´s Bikstok in Vega, but if you don´t have a ticket already, you can forget about it. Its long time sold out.

Amager Bio Has Thorium, who are a Death Metal band. They have been performing for the last twenty years without having a real breakthrough. Which is a shame. They are actually good. Supported by detest and Shadowspan.

Out in sydhavnen at Karens Minde, they are opening the jazz festival with Tuhaf, who er some kind of Danish Turkish, with inspiration from Traditional Turkish, Psych, Bazaar and other world music. Its a mixture and the Singer Berrin, is a good friend and has a great voice.

Last time I saw Napoleon Sole is just two month ago, also at Bartof station. Now they are back with the ultra danceable Ska Music. Highly recommendable.

Saturday
Alicecph are opening up the Jazz festival with FoFoulah who are London based put originally from west Africa. Its modern afro Beat (Afro Dub) with Electronics, fast and hectic. “Creating a sound world that is both earthy and urban, futurist and rooted ”

The good people at Loppen have finally opened again after the winter break. And its with a Brazilian Samba party, as a preparation to the carnival in the Pentecost weekend in June. So a lot of drumming, and swinging booty’s when the party gets going. Hosted by Bafo de Mundo .

Ungdomshuset has a Hardcore Punk evening headlined by Swedish Powerface. Remember cash and earplugs.

Percy Records is a new Electronic Record store in Nørrebro. And they are celebrating the two years anniversary by making a big party at Mayhem. A lot of DJ´s and act are turning up, and there are cheap drinks and beer. Cash Only. 🙂

Raahuset are also in the Winter Jazz Festival and they are hosting Tax Office. The music includes influences from various continents, and the members of Tax Office all contribute with original compositions to the band’s repertoire. Tax Office is leaning towards the funky side of the jazz-fusion equation.

Sunday
In Hotel Cecil they are still going strong. This Sunday with Some icelandic Post Punk Kaelen Mikla – meeting depressing Synth. A really nice voice and a dominating bass, are the main ingredients in this cocktail Reminds me of the dark 1980´s in Ungdomshusets store sal.

Monday
Corby from Aussie land has broken through with his soft, gospel inspired Songs, with a lot of vocal harmonies. Its sold out in Vega, but there is a Flu in Copenhagen right now, so its might be possible to find some tickets at the facebook event.

Wednesday
For some pure Rock n´Roll you shouldn´t miss out on Death Valley Girls From somewhere in the US. They work more like a collective, so the set up with band members are fluctuating. Loppen are hosting them, and a local support band: Before Fire
But now the Event is moved to Underwerket in Valby. Remember Ear Plugs 🙂

Photo: Las Furias at Lygtens kro last Thursday

I´m Beginning to see the light. :-D

Winter depression go away, and come back another day.

We are in the middle of the Winter. Now the day have already gained 1 hour. Yes!!! We now have 8 hours off sunlight!!! And sometimes it´s snowing outside. And Next week the Winter Jazz festival is starting up with a lot of music for almost all of February. So what´s not to like.

Live music

Tuesday
For some easy going indie pop, head for Kakkmaddafukka (Another great Band name). Pumpehuset are presenting the Norwegian band who also played Roskilde 2018, and was a big success. I didn´t see them, despite the great name, but it should have been good.

Thursday
Anna von Hausswollf should be playing in a church!!! Her experimental depressing, dark music more belongs in a church, than in a concert Hall. Her latest Album was recorded in the Marple Church here in Copenhagen. But she´s in Pumpehuset .

Its long time since Lygtens Kro has had any concerts, but now they have visitors from Spain: Las Furias are playing Bubblegum Garage Punk Rock With a little bit of surf 1-2-3-4 GO!!! Supported by OhNos, from Sweden and that’s more Garage Punk.

Friday
Ungdomshuset has a two day party with Punk and Hardcore.
Black Cross is a new political festival in Ungdomshuset Copenhagen with bands from Scandinavia and Europe, DIY-culture and international solidarity.  Profits from the festival of 2019 will be donated to the Brazilian organization for the Landless Workers Movement, MST .

Behemoth is like nothing else. The Polish Black Metal band is now 27 years, and still going strong. Very controversial in Poland, for tearing up a Bible at the stage. In Vega they are supported by Wolves in The Throne Room and At The Gates. You have to join the waiting list, cause its sold out.

More Metal and Hardcore for you at High Voltage in the centre of Copenhagen. Just opposite Tivoli. Three bands are performing: Spitanger, Grusom and Hearteater!! want´s to split your spleen, and pull the hammer out of your Ear. Happy Hour 9- 10 PM

For those of you who are not fans of loud fast music, and more like warm tropical beats: Head for Operaen in Christiania. 
José Carlos II & the Bambamoleque Band are Copenhagen-based, playing a fusion of Latin American music such as salsa, samba, lambada, rumba, chachacha etc, blended with funky grooves. There is also a DJ dropping by:
Dj Sergio Bedoya. No Presale. Cash Only

Saturday
Underwerket has some of the local punk bands performing. De Tunge Punge (Punk), Late Night Venture (Metal / Doom) and Spells (????) Gives and etch to Valby.

Raahuset in Vesterbro is a great spot for small concerts and party’s. Now they are celebrating their 9th years birthday. Velvet Volume is three sisters, and are playing Noise Rock. The lovely Beat Mermaids are DJ´s .

Sunday
Chelsea Cutler is still very young, but she can really write a catchy Electro Pop tune, and tell you everything you need to know about heart sorrow, and Feeeeeeelings. Its in Pumpehuset.

Tuesday
In Amager Bio they love Progrock!!! And now they have one the best old bands on a visit. Wishbone Ash are on a 50 years celebration tour, with a lot of guitars. And they even has Drum Solos!!! What’s not to like?

Photo: Algiers At Hotelcecil. Sorry you missed it. It´s a great band – also on stage

Worst day of the year

January drags on like an old movie you have seen before.
Or like the church ceremony for somebody you don´t know.
Or like going shopping with your old aunt, who can´t decide which washing powder to buy. Or like…

And I really want to give you some hope that it will be soon be over. But we are only halfway…
The third Monday of January is Blue Monday and said to be the most depressing day of the year. Its cold, Gray, you are out of money, your feeling your new Years resolution is losing its meaning. And the action in Copenhagen is minimal.
So do something good for yourself. Go to the movies, borrow some money, eat chocolate, get drunk, get high, listen to your favourite music. You don´t live twice.

LIVE MUSIC
Tuesday
When I first heard them I was amazed. This is concert of the week. Algiers are a very, very, very cool band at Hotel Cecil. A bit of soul, but also with a distorted guitar, and a fantastic voice. Reminds me of The legendary Dirtbombs. And they are feeling obliged to fight the tide of fascism and intolerance, that are sweeping over the western world right now. What´s not to like? Deadspan, who are supporting is post punk The Cure like.

Thursday
Boy Pablo is a Norwegian singer song writer pop phenomenon. Its soft, dreamy like, and has captured the heart of millions. Nothing special, just POP. Its in Pumpehuset.

Friday
Underwerket are opening up again, for the first show in 2019. Three Danish Hard Core punks bands: Fixed Fight, King Carrot and Dead to Seattle are performing with The new punk sound from the 1990´s.

Saturday
I can´t understand how they can keep on going: UK Subs are a legendary punk band, one of the oldest in the world, still going strong. The Concert at Underwerket is off course sold out, so you have to be lucky to find some tickets. But nothing is impossible, if you really want to go.

Thurston Moore is a legend!!! After being with Sonic Youth for 30 years, they split up. He is also a professor at the Danish Rythmic Music Academy.
He is playing two surprise ‘warm-up’ shows with his New Noise Music Ensemble: including Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) on baritone bass, James Sedwards and Jen Chochinov on 12-string electric guitars, and Jem Doulton on percussion in Mayhem on Østerbro. It´s both Saturday and Sunday.

Stengade are also opening up after the holidays, starting with Prog Metal from Iceland. Ring of Gyros are supported by two Danish bands.

Once again Operaen in Christiania are inviting for a Latin American evening. Caña collective are taking over the stage, so grease your ears and your hips, and get going.

Sunday
Spoil your Monday: The Sunday hardcore concert is off course taking place in Ungdomshuset. And who cares about Monday anyway. M:40 from Sweden are Crustpunkers. Supported by two local bands.

Monday
Ella Mai is all the time breaking new ground, and could be the next big quality R´n´B star. So the concert in Vega, might be the last chance to see her in a small venue. Next time it might be Parken or Orange Stage at Roskilde.

Your Monday Death Metal doss is in Stengade with Draconian from the deep forest of Sweden. With two support bands: Harakiri for the Sky (What a fantastic name) from Austria and Sojourner from Kiwi-land and Sweden.

January, January, January …

Its hard to be a blog writer in January. I really have to dig deep, to find some good places to hang out. People are indoor, and at home, saving on the money, they have overused in December. But here are a few tips to get you through.
If you are into gaming there is a couple of events. In Bip Bip Bar – Fælledvej, Nørrebro this Thursday is free for all the good old Arcade games.
And at Raahuset, Halmtorvet, Vesterbro there a Thursday to Sunday gaming event. They are not very good at descriping it, but its someting with gaming, Coffee and Beer.

Live Music

Tuesday
The first really good concert of the year: Architects have grown and grown, and the 2018 album is celebrated as one of the best albums of 2018. So here they are at Vega, performing high energy metal with two support bands. Prepare for Moshpit and Circle pit.

Thursday
One of the richest voices I know of. Maria Carmen Koppel are singing gospel and jazz and are performing at Drop Inn, the old bar in the centre of town.

Friday
“New Orleans New Year Jazz Event” is the short name for what happens in Pumpehuset in this weekend. Not only New Orleans, but also swing jazz, and of course Al Agami drops buy. Its two days and Saturday a Aretha Franklin Tribute is taking over the stage.

Culture Box also has a full weekend event, celebrating 14 years of high quality Techno. The program for Friday is headlined by Move D, with three other performers. Saturday is headlined by Tim Andresen and Chez Damier.

Lygtens Kro are having visitors from the deep forests of Sweden, The Wedding Crashers are a funny band, making cover versions of the big Rock classics. Perfect warm up for the Karaoke night.

Judith Hill is a star. She has been singing with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, to name a few. And here she are on her own at Koncerthuset Studio two. Its sold out, but you can join the waiting list. could be the concert of the week.

Saturday
The Incredible Spacecowboys are a band full of joy, funk, hippieness, and the right place for them to be is at Operaen Christiana. And off course the
DJ´s keep the party going into the long cold January night.

In Pumpehuset the New Orleans Jazz event continues. And also the second day of the Culture Box birthday party goes on.

Tuesday
When I first heard them, I was blown away ! ! !  Algiers is a very very very cool band on a Tuesday at Hotel Cecil. A bit of soul, but also with a distorted guitar, and a fantastic voice. And they are feeling obliged to fight the tide of fascism and intolerance, that are sweeping over the western world right now. Deadspan, who are supporting is post punk The Cure like.

Algiers is a very very very cool band on a Tuesday at Hotel Cecil. A bit of soul, but also with a distorted guitar, and a fantastic voice. And they are feeling obliged to fight the tide of fascism and intolerance, that are sweeping over the western world right now. Deadspan, who are supporting is post punk The Cure like.

Photo: The south of Copenhagen. Cold January