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

Springtime in Copenhagen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Grey Hall, Christiania, has a new Facade

Merry Xmas at The Grey Hall

Glaedelig yul from Bo :-D

Its the last week before Xmas, and everybody are busy, before going on the holiday. But from friday, things in the city are really slowing down (Exept in the shops). Now we are going home to the family, and more eating and drinking.
And then Copenhagen are almost empty and quiet. It feels good when things are moving slower, and the hectic everyday is far away. Christmas evening some places are open, so if you dont want this family thing, there are other options.

Tuesday
Culture Box, is the only place that are open almost every evening during Xmas. They have an extensive program signalling: ”We dont care about Xmas. We just keeps on partying.” 

Friday
December 21st is the shortest day of the year. From now on there will be more light: It is celebrated in Operaen, Christiania with DJ´s and concerts. There are diffrent acts in different styles. Its really a mess in fact. Bring cash, for the entry and the bar.

In another location, but the same building in Pusher street, you can find T. S. Høeg AKA Great Dane with his Big Band. I dont know how they are getting room for a big band in this small place. But go there and remember cash. There is no link to this event

Saturday
Also here Operaen and Culture Box are standing out with the only shows of the day.  Its a brazillian Xmasparty with DJ´s in Operaen.Bring Cash 😉 
And at Culture Box, they have WetYourSelfi (WYS) from London on a christmas visit. So dance the calories away. And free beer between 11 PM and midningt!! Whats not to like? 

Monday December 24th .
The legendary Xmas evening in The Grey Hall –Christiania. Be there when the doors open at 6 PM, because it fills up fast. You will get free food, also for vegetarins and vegans, but else its traditionell danish pork. Later its performances with local bands. Its also fun to volunter, and do the work of cooking the food and decorating the hall. If you are interested in voluntering, its a good idea to be at the Hall friday December 21st around 10 AM, where theres a meeting. You can also turn up later, but then its harder to get into the groups. Everything is done Christiania style, and there are no place on the internet, where you can sign up, or find information.

Stengade, Nørrbro has a party evening with DJ´s opening at midnight at going on until 5 AM The entry is free. 

There is Xmas and anti Xmas. And the last one is in Ungeren, who are celebrating the Christmas with having no Xmas, but an open bar, and propably some hardcore punk on the stereo.

And thats it for now. Hope you enjoy yourself. Im going for Aarhus to see the family there. But I will be back on the blog after Xmas. 

Happy Xmas (War is over)

The John Lennon / Yoko Ono christmas song is iconic. But war is not over, even if you want it.  The war goes on all platforms, and you are in the center of it. The war for your time, the war for your money, the war for your freedom, The war for your _____________________ (please fill in).
So keep on fighting, to the be the one you want to be. 

Tuesday
Bauhaus is an iconic band from the 1980´s with post punk scene. I never really considered them Goth, but they have received a lot of attention from the Goth community. Peter Murphy, the lead singer and composer, are performing the classic Bauhaus songs at Vega. I saw the same show about 5 years back, and its really good. And suits the depressing weather. 

For those who are searching for a bit of heavy on a tuesday, the road will lead you to Amager Bio and Lucifer. They are from the forests of Sweden. Supported by Local Skinny Violet, who have left the garage,to play some rock.

Wendesday
The Blue Van at Hotel Cecil. Its really good positive pop rock, which you might need in these hard times.

Babylove & the Van Dangos are a local band: Jazzy, soul and Funk, at one of the many small Jazz bars in the center of town. Charlie Scotts have room for 150 people.

Thursday
The Christiania Jazzclub and Børneteatret have many differet shows. Today theres a English spoken Hip Hop arrangement, with Jethro Alonestar Sheeran and the guy who is always everywhere: Al Agami. They call it Hip Hop, but i will bet my old cap, that it will be more like Rap with jazzy notes.

Friday
The oldest NYC Ska band are still going strong, and are on a worldtour. The Toasters are visiting Loppen, and I would be there, if it wasn´t  for the julefrokost I am attending.  Polish you Dr. Martens and get going.

Another really good way to spend your friday is at Pumpehuset. Career Suicide, The war goes on and Night Fever are some of the best Punk/Metal bands. This must be the best concert of the week. Its loud and fast. 

For the Brazillian lovers, head for Operaen, Christinia, and Trypical Cumbia. Its a Big Band, who are performing, to make your feed move. You cant stand still. Theres a support band as well. It will be sold out, so come early, and bring cash, for the entrance and the bar. 

Saturday
This years Xmas show at Alicecph: The Kutimangoes are playing Hot Hot Hot Afrobeat. Enjoy and dance.  They are the best Afrobeat act in town right now. 

I first saw Danko Jones many years back in Stengade. Now he has made it big, with many tours, and last time he was at Roskilde Festival 2017. Pure Rock´n Roll at Pumpehuset

To warm up your heart in this cold weather go for Seven Inch Orange at Operaen. They are playing good old soul music, from the 1960´s and 70´s No doubt where the inspirations are coming from, and its really good, with a lot of horns.

Sunday
Enter Shikari is a British fast Rock band, thou describe themselves as being Hardcore. But they are fast and are going over the hills like a rocket. Its also at Pumpehuset.

And the Chritsmas market in the Grey Hall, Christiania are still on for the coming week. There are local bands playing and its really hygge. When I think about Xmas Hygge – I think about the Grey Hall Julemarked. 

Another christmas tradition is the Santa Lucia parade with kayaks in the harbour channels. Its on thursday december 13th and the kayaks are all lighted up. Its really beautifull. Sails of from the Kajak hotel at Kalvebod Bølge 4.30 PM.

Buy a Bloody Mary at the bar and go to the Christmasblood in Ungeren with Muay Thai. Its really exiting, and the audience goes wild. Best view is from the balcony. Doors open at 5 PM, and first match 6. Bring your cash. 

World music, Kil Town and Tech are the festivals of the week

So now we are into september, and the weather is still nice and comfy.

World music festival
Again this year, there is the World Music festival. Starting with a opening concert at the Town Hall Square, and going on until sunday. There are concerts and workshops taking place alle over the city. A lot of music from all over the world, and many of the musicians are residents in Denmark or the neighbouring countries. So it is not the big international names, but more local stars. Full program
On wendesday you should go and hear Rambo Banjo and the Slickpickers, playing blues grass at Bobuska in Linnesgade.

Kil Town
Kill- Town Death Fest, is in Pumpehuset, and also in Byhaven. A hole lot of metal a bands are ready to grease your ears with the sweet sound of metal. In byhaven it is free of charge, and indoor it is sold out.

Tech
If you understand the lingo, you will be a lot wiser. The Tech festival is taking place at the Meat Packing District in Vesterbro. A lot of talks, seminars and workshops. So a lot of nerds will be around. It is 200 DKK for a writsband and it is from Wendesday to Saturday. On friday You can go to Underwerket in Valby where there are a couple og young punk bands playing in ”punks undead vol 77”.

Loppen has an all girl surf band, off course from LA California. La Luz is playng with a swedish support band ironically called The Boys. Its saturday.

Also on saturday at  Alice you can find the Danish /Turkish Takaf playing. In the 1960´s and 70´s there was a psych wave in Turkey from Ankara and Istanbul, and this is what Tukaf is about. Could be a absolutely faboulous concert.

More world music – but not part of the festival – at Operaen Christiania, when Balkan vs Swing are inviting the German band The Goodnight Circus for a concert. A lot of dancing in there, and with late night Djs you are in for a party all night. Bring cash!!!

Climate March
We are all concerned over the Climate, but who is actually doing something? Saturday September 8th is World Climate Day,  with demonstratins all over the world. In Copenhagen it is at Thorvaldsens Plads at 1 PM. There are also a lot of other events. So this is your chance to raise your voice.

Flea markets
We are still in the Flea market season, so here are the streets and areas, where you have the chance of finding good cheap stuff in the weekend:
Saturday: Willemoesgade, Østerbro.

Sunday: Onkel Dannys Plads at Halmtorvet, Vesterbro – Islands Brygge – Studenterhuset, opposite the Round Tower at Købmagergade – At Reffen, the local handicraft artist are selling there unic stuff,

And then at Folkets Hus, Nørrebro there is a cake competion. So if you love cake like I do, it is 5 kroners a piece.

 

Photo: Origami dance performance at Ofelia Square, opposite the Opera House