Copenhagen is coming more alive in the autumn.

Back in 2008, after 1½ years of constant demonstrations, Ungdomshuset opened up again in September. And that is to be celebrated, so this weekend it starts with a Galla dinner on Thursday, and Friday and Saturday there are concerts both at Dødsmaskinen and in Salen. The program is both Hip Hop, Punk and Drum n Bass. Cheap and warm Beers for cash only.

Who doesn´t like a good movie? In Cinemateket they have a Music film festival, with films like Woodstock (50 years), Elvis, Fela Kuti, PJ Harvey, Miles Davis an many more.

Feeling Happy? Well then you can join the Festival of Endless Gratitude, with loads of new and a bit older bands. The location is AFUK´s halls at Enghavevej, Vesterbro. The line up is really good, with experimental and Psychedelic in the centre.

Also at Islands Brygge Kulturhus, they have a Festival. Geyser is “Two nights packed with live music from the indie folk-underground. The festival springs from the monthly singer/songwriter showcase Klub Geyser which aims at presenting upcoming as well as established artists.”

Thursday 12th

When you is the last time you heard some South Korean Surfer rock? No? Well here is a chance in a lifetime, to get that cross on CV, when Say Sue Me, from Seoul are at Loppen. And according to rumours, Korea Is new place to be with Indie stuff.

If you miss good old Post Punk Cure and Bauhaus, the Canadian Actors are your thing. It sounds like mid England in the 1980´s and they a Local support band in Foreign Resort, which is even more Cure like. Its in Stengade, Nørrebro.

In Lygtens Kro they are having Swedish Hypnos on a visit. “Hypnos has their feet in the wave of retro rock drawing inspiration from heavy metals infancy during the 70’s and 80’s. ” warm up is local Taunus.

Friday 13th

For some happy danceable Pop Rock Loppen is the place. Tacocats from Seattle are here, with something that reminds me of good old Junior Senior. Supported by Twen also from the US. Very Indie like.

Electronics of the 1970´s with self-built instruments, and inspiration from Kraftwerk and tangerine dreams. At Alice you are finding Apparat Organ Quartet from Iceland. It moves into danceable rhythms , And sounds good. Supported by Triple x SNAXXX, who are doing more of the same stuff.

Stengade has a visit from Norwegian Death Metal band Blood Red Throne. They are still going strong after 21 years as a band, so this is your change to do some head banging. Another Dead metal band are supporting. Skanderborg are sending wayward Dawn.

Red Warszawa are performing at Amagerbio, with another of their Crazy Shows. Its really entertaining, so why don´t go? Supported by Vrävarna and Demolizer.

For a heavy techno dance-floor, head for Pumpehuset and Københardcore. Its frantic dancing, and a good light show.

In Underwerket, you can have an evening with Punks Undead. An Irish band – Nilz – and a Swedish Band – Existenz – are performing with warm up from Local NimbWits

From Austria are visiting two bands. Savannah and Minus Green are Heavy/ Psychedelic/ Stoner Rock and its of course a Free concert at Lygtens Kro

Saturday 14th

Crunchy Frog is an institution in Copenhagen. The Record Label have artist like Junior Senior, Raveonettes, Powersolo and many more. The 25 years anniversary is being held in Pumpehuset with bands playing. Also at Byhaven, there will be performances. Seems like the party of the week.

Fastpoholmen is a Danish / Swedish Folk-Reggae-World band. They are really putting up some sweatier concerts, and I like them in a smaller venue than Store Vega. But maybe they have just grown to big for the smaller clubs. Check them out. They are getting better and better.

For some ethnic Hip Hop with world rhythms head for Alice. From Ecuador comes Kingman, who has been living most of his life in the Amazonas Jungle. If you want to move your feet and your hips, this is where you should go.

This week Loppen are apparently only taking non European Indie bands in. This Saturday it is Australia, who are delivering. The Stroppies are from Melbourne, and are on there first tour, after releasing there first album. So they are a new hope for the future. Holm are a local support band.

Halshug is one of the best new metal bands. Since Debut in 2012 they have become more mature , and have slowed down a bit, but are playing just as loud. On the tour they have come to Stengade , and are supported by Deformation, who are more like Hard Core Punk.

Hello Sister ! Hej Søster is a Concert in Vega, taking initiative for bringing more women into Music. Falullah has invited Marie Key, Soleima, Nelson Can among other for this one day festival in Vega. And they are right! WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS.

Sunday 15th

On Sunday, a Half Marathon Race are taking over the Streets of Copenhagen. But since the roads are closed anyway, Nørrebrogade are making a day of street party’s. And there is a party at Den Røde Plads. So loads of entertainment on your Sunday.

Tuesday 17th

Mystery Lights are said to be one of the best Garage rock bands right now. Listening to them, I have difficulties in hearing the garage part of it, but it sounds interesting like Kinks and a bit of psych. Good guitar work and old School organs. Supported by DYGL, which is Japanese, and more of the same kind. It might be an interesting Tuesday evening at Loppen.

Samba from Hell? Satanique Samba Trio, are at Alice, and are performing Alternative, Experimental Free Jazz samba for your poor ears. And its a 5 piece trio from Brazil. But the name stuck.

Wednesday 18th

Most people – and Clubs – move the birthday to the next weekend. But not in Stengade. Its Wednesday the 18th so why not celebrate with a couple of Australian rock bands. Anyway here are DZ Deathrays and Press Club, all the way from Down Under. Listening to the two hard rock Bands, I think Press club is the best. For 9.99 kr in the entry, this must be the best value for the money of this week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STENGADE !!!

Photo: Nexö at Nostalgifuratu in Rockmaskinen last Saturday. Not the last time I see them.

Indoor Hygge season is starting. With Punk, Death Metal and World Music

One of the years best Metal Festivals are coming up in Pumpehuset: Kill Town death Fest #VII. It runs from Thursday to Sunday, but its sold out Friday and Saturday. At they write in the manifest: “Our focus will be mainly on the contemporary death metal bands of the international scenes …what we think is a selection of the best of the bands out there. … we try to also encompass …more established bands without focussing on headliners as such. We feel that the big bands of the older generations have enough exposure and there is no need for us to bring them in.”

Music is a lot of things, and at the other end of the spectra of rhythmic Music, you find the Copenhagen World Music festival. As the names says, its from all continetnts and in many different genres, so go and ahead and find your favorite musical part of the world, and enjoy the live performance.   It’s the fabulous Kim Jezus who is the chairman, doing an incredible job with the whole crew.

And this weeks street Party is in Istedgade on Saturday. With circus for the Kids and cold Hipster beer for the adults.

Missing some Music? Get your new Vinyls at the record fair in Nørrebro Hallen.

Thursday 5th

Civic is coming to Loppen. The Aussies are a one of the best old School Punk Bands right now. They have the right sound and attitude. As warm up bands are Planet Y and Situationsfornærmelse. I like Planet Y and has seen them a couple of times. Situationsfornærmelse is a wonderful name for a band and in my ears they are sounding like Dansk Fløde.

Tuhaf is a Danish / Turkish ensemble Playing Funky Anatolian Acid rock, with singer Berrin Bas in the Front. Its a really cool band with a good vipe, that I have enjoyen many times. Its in Kulturstation Vanløse.

Friday 6th

Didn´t get a ticket for Kill Town Death Fest? Go for Stengade and Aphyxion called The saviors of melodic Black metal. I did not know you could be saved in Black metal 😉 . Supported by Hearteater, and that is some Post Hard Core.

There is more heavy for your poor ears at Amager Bio, when Alkymist are performing with the very heavy sound of something that could remind of Rammstein. Supported by Bethmoora and Duing Hydra.

When I take tourist around Copenhagen, they are amazed that there are Natkirke and performances in the Cathedral, Vor Frue kirke. This Night its celebrating 20 years of Natkirke with Mashti and Jean Von Baden hosting the event with numerous artist popping by. And try the new cocktail: A Virgin Mary.

Saturday 7th

The Grey hair and the wrinkles are there, but punk never dies. It just smells Funny. In Rockmaskinen, Christiania the yearly Nostalguratu concert is taking place with six bands on the poster. Main band is Swedish The Nomads, that I remember well from the 1980´s, but also ska legends Soup Dock !!! with a new singer – Punk band Nexø, – Amp (members from City X) – Whife Escape (a legendary Ungeren band) and Sort Morfar (1980´s Barbue Band)
I am a concert arranger, and will be behind the bar. See you there ❤  Cash Only for the entrance and Bar

Helmet are having there 30 years jubilee this year. Its called ”the thinking man´s heavy metal”, and are in family with something like Queens of the Stone Age. To see it in a small venue like Lille Vega, is a Unique opportunity.

Märkbar is an institution in Vesterbro nightlife, and now 20 years have passed since the Opening. President Fetch, Hola Ghost, Orgelheimers and Rare Mogens are performing when Märkbar for one night move to Basement on Enghavevej. The Gutter crew will be there, and the Fernet Branca shots will be abundant.

A double Concert is when no Band is the main band at the poster. Kulu and Gordon June are at Loppen and are playing Soft Melancholic Indie. They are both local bands and are upcoming on the Copenhagen indie scene. 

In Ungeren they are making a Party for the Revolutionary Antifascist. Its 5 year birthday bash with 4 bands. Both Hip Hop and Hard Core Punk. Here is also Distros and Vegan Food Only Cash

Operaen Christiania are hosting yet another Latin Cumbria Party. The music  “stretches between heavy latin rhythms, surfy riffs, psychedelic sounds and melodies influenced by balkan music.”  Its Cumbia Psychos and Mambe and Danochilango who are performing, and after its DJ´s Cash Only.

Bikstok are playing at Reffen, and there should be some free beer.

Tuesday 10th

The wedding present is a very British band. They are from Leeds, and have been performing since 1985 with Post Punk blazing Guitar Indie Rock. Now they are at Lille Vega, so ig you remember them its a must.

Wilco is a Chicago Band, performing in a Alt Country / Indie way, and they are at the Grey Hall Christiania.  Supported by Spiral stairs.

Only original Kraut Rock comes from Deutschland. Like Mother Engine for example. “The German trio plays instrumental rock music influenced by Stoner- and Postrock as well as the trippy Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s and the indigenous German Krautrock.” Its at Lygtens Kro in Nørrebro.

Last summer weekend: so lets party!!!

So we keep on with hot humid I-ffel-like-Jumping-in-the-harbour weather. I like it – although inside it gets very hot, at the events. So I go more for the outdoor events this weekend.
The songwriters festival is at Onkel Dannys plads in Vesterbro, going on for 3 days. Check it out, with loads of singer song writers. A good place to get laid.
Another Festival is Karrusel, which is a ‘OPEN AIR electronic music festival in Refshaleøen. The festival presents international house and techno music and new Danish talents of all dancy genres across 3 stages. Its Friday and Saturday

The street Party is in Sidegaden (Saxogade) in Vesterbro. / And the Flee markets of the weekend includes: Sound4U instruments and Amps and pedals.
Valby at Tingstedet
Bopa Plads Østerbro
Mozarts plads in Sydhavn /
Blågårds Plads – Nørrebro
Islands Brygge

Live Music

Thursday 29th
Don’t miss the chance to hear one of Denmark’s leading New black metal bands in all it’s might and with brand new material! Orm is playing at Alice. It’s a metal Band in a world music place, and already sold out.So yu have to be clever and Lucky to find some tickets. But nothing is impossible for the hardy:

In Ungdomshuset D61 they have a little fast and loud Hard Core Punk Concert. Two Swedish bands: Scumbag Millionaire and Deadheads. Local Taunus are warming up gor this Thursday event. Bring Cash for bar and entrance.

The Name of the band is Hazemaze. And the name says is all. It a stoner / Doom band from Sweden and they are about to release there second album. They are accompanied with another Nordic Brotherhood band. Saint Korloff is a more Doom in your painfull ears. Its at Lygtens Kro and starts at 10 Pm.

Friday 30th

For the best ethnic dance event this evening head for Alice and Rob from Ghana. The Accra-born pianist and frontman, only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70’s Africa.
Go and find some legendary High Life Root Music. It’s the Chance of a lifetime.

In Loppen Outta Endz are presenting an evening with the coolest Jungle. They have Double O (UK) and Theory (UK) on there first visit in Denmark. So hands up and start you with Drum N Bass and the evening.

H15 at Kødbyen are having the one year birthday Party. Kresten Osgood are here with his Drums, and a Organ band. Free Sangria !!!

Saturday 31st

Its a long time since we had psych in Copenhagen. But here it is with The warlocks from West Cost US, that has been active since the 1990´s They are accompanied by another psych band, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians. Its an evening for flying away on your eternal purple cloud.

Finally Stengade are opening up again, and that is with a legendary retro event. Propdenoppopklop are back from the 1990ties with an evening of Indie Rock. Its all because of the 25 aniversary of the Chrunchy Frog Record label . On The Stage will be The Mopeds (Se) Death Tothe and EPO-555. It is an evening of reunion and Gray (or no) Hair.

It’s the last event for this summer at Bølgen in the Harbour by Kalvebod Brygge. An impressive DJ line up start up with Anders Midtgaard, followed up by Steen Kong and taken further by Rasmus Lützen. Pure Ear Pleasure for your mind, body and soul. /

The Street Party of the week is in the former squaded house Bumzen I Baldersgade, Nørrebro. Stage with bands and concerts, a bar, with beers and Drinks, a marketplace. All this out on the street.  only Cash

Balkan vs Swing #25 is Hot Hot Hot in Operaen Christiania. The sweat will be running when the Dance floor opens up, for this amazing concert. Comme in good time, as it limited space.  remember cash for the entry and bar

In Bolsjefabrikken your local dub club bringing you roots’n’culture music live’n’direct on the sound system! Cash only !!!

Monday September 2nd

The US President – Voldemort – is Luckily not Coming anyway. But still there will be a lot of demonstrations all over the city. You can join the one from the US embassy at 5 pm  And there is also the Trump Baby Demo

Fanø Free Folk Festival returns with the cozy Free Folk Mondays at ALICE.

Tuesday 3rd

You should give yourself a chance and go listening to Nuri. Mixing deep bass, organic percussion with poly rhythmic grooves, this guy from Tunesia is doing it alrright. Go to Alice and get your Boat rocked.

Photo: Eels in The Grey Hall. With Mr E in the Foreground

Death Trip at Roskilde 19

Bo is Back from Summer

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

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

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

Thursday 15th of august

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

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

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

Friday 16th  

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

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

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

Saturday 17th

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

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

Tuesday 20th

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

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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 🙂

Grap a Beer. And go for some Live Music

Welcome to the world of Copenhagen when the Flowers are in Blossom, the Boys are shoving legs under the skirts and you can sit at Dronning Louises Bridge with a cold beer. Its spring and we love it.
There is an architectural festival starting up, and running for 10 days, with movies, Talks, sightseeing. Check it out here:

The Greenpeace ship “Arctic Sunrise” is visiting Copenhagen on Amalie Kajen. You can visit the Ship, and they have campaigns of their work. Its both Saturday and Sunday.

Live Music

Wednesday 3rd
Guerilla Jazz, An Etiopean voice and world Fusion. So many styles in just one band. Kefaya are an award winning musical collective . An eclectic group of immigrants, travellers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find common ground between global folk traditions.

Mike Krol is from Wisconsin, and he is the sort of guy that just keeps on rocking with a bit of Garage, and bit of Punk and a good voice, he is sure to make a good evening at Loppen. Accompanied by Death BY Unga Bunga from Norway, with there Catchy Chewing gum Punk / Rock.

Thursday 4th
Katinka has made the radio Play list with the poetic Danish Lyrics. Pop at its best after a simple receipt. Nothing special, but just good Pop with organs and a voice. Its at Store Vega.

Also at Vega is Iris Gold, who are the most local thing you can find, after an upbringing in Christiania, and moving her way up, working hard, and now she is making the break with Soul / R´n B that leaves Janelle Monay and Erikah Badu nothing behind.

There is even more music for your hungry ears this Thursday. In Stengade they have invited Belzebong (PL) and Necromancers (Fr) The dankness will be lit again on the second part of the “Purveyors of Dankness” tour when The Two bands bury Stengade in smoke, fuzz, distortion and unhappy endings!

H15 is a small Club in Halmtorvet 15, and this evening they are presenting BlackieBlueBird, who are into some atmospheric dream indie pop.

Friday 5th
The Night Church in Helligåndskirken has a special visitor when Anne Linnet comes in along with Sct Annæ Choir, performing some of the Pieces from her career of more than 40 years. Will be an unforgettable evening.

Slægt Just put out their 3. Vinyl, and is one of the best Metal bands in Copenhagen today. They are highly appraised for being wunderkids, and its going fast and Dirty. Supported at Loppen by Demon heads, witch is also a pretty good band, and Nyredolk.

There are not very many Punk bands, coming from Macedonia, But here they are: Disease is returning to Ungeren, and share the evening in Dødsmaskinen with Gabestok and Hypocrite. Remember Ear Plugs and Cash.

The Streetparty season is slowly starting, and at Bumzen in Nørrebro, they are hosting a support party for May 1st Anti fascist demonstration. Its with DJ´s and cheap beer and drinks. Bring warm Clothing and Cash.

Saturday 6th
Relevance festival is about elevating electronic club music. It’s about exploring the dynamics of a thriving scene, and to foster its development. They are making the Party at Pumpehuset with DJ´s like Thomas Schumacher and WhoMadeWho. So loads of electronic house and deep techno, and you can just keep on moving.

Underwerket is mostly known for Punk and Metal. But now they are going a new way with Techno Concerts. Kosa Vostra and Alpha Hz are the arrangers of this first night. And they will return with more.

If you want a Balkan Party, a good place to check out is always Operaen Christiana. Danish Stars – Danska Zvezde – is authentic Roma music from the Balkans with Turkish influences, played by some of the best musicians within this style in Denmark. On the poster is also Corto and Rasputin, who are sure to make your Feet move and a Russian band that spells like this: ЖЩ Come and get a sublime experience of how Balkan music lives and breathes anno 2019.

Impalers are after ten years stopping. With there Trash Metal, they have played Copenhell and been supporting Antrax and Machine Head. So this is the last show supported by local Electric Hellride at Amager Bio.

In Folkets Hus there is a dance party starting up, with Electronic Beats and DJ´s with live drumming. A good place to drop by on our everlasting search for the perfect party. Remember Cash!

In Lygtens Kro, they have Baby Jesus on a visit. Still carnying his Diapers he is Playing Trash rock, like there is no tomorrow. The Swedish band is accompanied by The preachers, Who are making it into the heart of Copenhagen with No Bullshit Garage Rock.

Sunday 7th
Tedeschi Trucks Bands first concert in Amager Bio on April 11th is sold out, so now they make an extra. The US Blues Rock Band has become a favourite band at Amager and you can think of Allman Brothers Band. They have a lot of fans here in Copenhagen, Guaranteeing you a good atmosphere.

Monday 8th
On this Monday, you can go to Underwerket and The Queers, who are Pop-punks, doing chewing cum Punk. A Bit strange with a voice that belongs to the Beach Boys and a Ramones Guitar. The Support is local Dungeon Days and Fall back Down.

The Ocean is deep and dark Metal, with Academic Lyrics. Going into Stoner the band is always experimenting with new ways to make your Ears bleed. Its in Store Vega and there are 3 support bands, so it will be a long Monday night for you.

Tuesday 9th
Punk at Alice, is not often. But here it is:
The Mekons are a British-American genre-defying art punk band whose style has changed more times than their line-up. Considered to be one of the driving forces in the punk and post-punk scenes in the late 70’s and early 80’s, the band has never been afraid of change and experimentation.

Tess Parks have made a band with Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre, and together they are performing Slow moving psych, and hoarse voice, she is in for a good Shoegazer like evening. Yassassin is the indie support band.

Photo: Clutch at Roskilde 2019