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 🙂

I am a feminist!!!

And I believe in equal rights between Women and Men, and everything in between. Both in Law and in practise. So I am also celebrating March 8th

This week includes the International Women’s Day on march 8th. There will be a lot of events on Friday, including a demonstration from Vor Frue Plads at 4.30 PM .

Now it is warm up for the Copenhagen Dox Film festival, with a lot of screenings. There are also Live music Events. And my new Political radical friend Pamela Andersson are coming along with Chinese Artist Wei Wei.

And the first record faire of the year is taking place in Nørrebrohallen. So its time to stuck up on your Vinyls, and find some of the bands you almost forgot.

Live music

Wednesday 6th
This is not this Heat, is members from legendary This Heat from end 1970´s start 80´s with experimental Rock, Post Punk, Avant-garde. They perform two days, and the first day, there is also a showing of a legendary art movie: John Smith. Its at Alicecph

Ungeren is starting a bit early on the women’s International day. This Night there are visitors from Poland: Siksa and Pochwalone, with Local Følsom front as a support band. “Queerfeminist anti-capitalist protest band.”

Bob Log III is an One man Army band playing Guitar and Drums, wearing a Fighter Pilots Helmet on stage and playing Rockabilly, like there is no tomorrow. Very entertaining, and something to be seen at Loppen. Simon Raun is warming up to the legend.

Thursday 7th
Bow Wow. The Dogs are barking at Amager Bio. The band are from Oslo Norway, and are Playing with there high octane Arena Rock ´n Roll with a good vocal and blazing guitars. They have a live performance that should´n be missed.

Danish D/troit are playing Party Soul Funk Music, so if you lack some easy going dancing, this is your chance. They broke through two years ago, but started the career hanging out in Ungdomshuset. That’s how it goes. Loppen are hosting them.

San Holo is remixing Hip Hop Tracks and making theme more dance friendly. Here you have the Dutch hit maker in a smaller venue, and you should be guaranteed a perfect Dance evening. So its electronic dancing on a Thursday at Pumpehuset.

Radiant Arcadia is an all female troupe, performing with a big splendid blend of Races, Religions, and skin colour. The music has a big emphasis on the vocals, and the musicians works more like a Collective, with members going in and out of the group. They are at Metronomen – Godthåbsvej in Frederiksberg.

Friday 8th
March 8th is a busy day for the Live music People. A lot of good concerts out there.
Dawda Jobarteh takes his Westafrican griot heritage very seriously, and as coming from an old Griot family, he is at the epicentre of Gambia’s musical aristocracy. This night the kora player will perform with his quartet at Alicecph

Hun Solo (Her Solo), Are celebrating march 8th with 5 female artist, who are performing Solo on Stage. This year its Jenny Wilson (Swe), Selina Gin, Nana Jacoby, Drew and Kirstine Stubbe Tæglbjerg who ar taking over at the stage. Can be a very intersting evening at Hotel Cecil.

In Vega Kvinfo are celebrating the March 8th Day. Its with Concerts and talks, from female artist, journalist and politicians.

The Courettes is one of my favourite bands. The Couri Couple are playing Garage Rock with a cool attitude, and are sure to give you a fantastic Concert with there raw energy on stage. You cam find me at the Dance Floor. 😀 . They are supported by OWMI, who are playing Soul Funk with abrupt rhythms.

I Remember Laibach Playing in Ungdomshuset back in 1984, with their Groundbreaking Industrial Techno. Now they have move upwards To DR Koncerthuset, where the Slovenian band will perform. Before they have done Concerts in Marmorkirken, so they have been performing in better places, than the minimalistic Studio2 .

Swedish reggae praising Cannabis? General Knas is the answer to your prayers. They are welcomed at Loppen, with there nice Old School Reggae.

GZA / The Genius is a former Wu Tang Clan member, and the first one to go Solo in 1995 with Liquid Swords. He is in Pumpehuset both Friday and Saturday. Performing the hold Liquid swords + old WTC stuff. Friday is sold out, but you can still see the Genius Saturday.

The Rumble in the Jungle is the name of the First Round of the Rap battle tournament. Drop by if you are in for some heavy Rhymes, and serious Beats. Its in Lille Vega

More Rock from Norway are coming to Beta – Amager Bio. Today it is Spidergawd, who are Guitar Solos, a remarkable Bass, and a Bass sax. Very original, and I wish I had the time.

Saturday 9th
Sometimes you have to experience something new!!! Like dancing to the Arabian Techno Prince Omar Souleyman, who are performing in Den Grå Hal at Christiania. His Arabian Shaabi Techno, will make you dance, and the setting in The Grey Hall is perfect for a party like this. Arranged by Smash!Bang!Pow!
Alicecph is a Jazz / World Music venue. So its a bit strange that they have this Doom metal evening with three bands: Sumac (US), Baptist (Can) and Nordra (US). Its a bit more experimental than your normal Metal, so expect something different. And try something new for a change.

Stengade has an evening of Dark Electro Pop, when Sally Dige, Totem, and Mouth wound are coming. Its all electronics one person bands, taking you into the dark realms of not feeling so good.

Operaen Christiania is open to anything. This weekend they have a Theatre / Musical ”BeatRoots”. Its something with Country music, Family ties, and the cost of Success. Its also later in the month in other places in town, so this is not your only chance to see it.

Monday 11th
Amager Bio has Melissa Etheridge, who Broke through in the 1990´s as another Strong Voice, along with Alanis Morriset. Its songs with a concern about the Environment, and what’s going on in the world today. She won an Oscar for the Music for Al Cores Climate Film.

Photo: Razor Blades at Underwerket

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. 

Credits to Mark from Monsun for photo

BO IS BACK

Sorry, for not posting anything the last two weeks. But I was down with a serious batch of man-flu. Now Im back at the blog, sitting at the screen, with my fingers dancing at the keyboard. Meanwhile we have gone into december, the christmas month, with all the partys, christmas beer, gifts, Christmas markets, and ending it all with the biggest one night party of the year: New year.

Tuesday
The Nightmare before christmas,   The Tim Buton movie, is perfect for sing-a-long, so head for Cinemateket, where they are showing the movie. And you dont have to sit quietly in your seat. Jump up, and sing a long with the rest of the audience. Only for nerds. 😉

Wendesday
Viagra Boys  from Sweden are one of the best band names I know of. I saw them from the moshpit this summer at Roskilde Festival, and now they are back, playing at Lille Vega . Its post punk and rock´n roll right in your chest.

Thursday
Do you remember Rodriques who just came out of nowhere, with an album from the end of the 1960´s and just blew everybody away? Its the same story with the UK Singersongwriter Washti Bunyan  who is playing in a concert arranged by Alicecph, but taking place Nørrebro Teater in Ravnsborggade.

Cockpit Music is a legenday Copenhagen band dating back to the 1980´s. Jazz, Post Punk, World and Avantgarde finds its way out of the Guitar, drums and sax of the three guys. They are performing one of their rare concerts at Jazzcup in Gothersgade. Its early, starts at 4 PM.

Friday
Brazilian Cumbria at Alice Copenhagen. Its local bands and DJ´s, for this christmas show.  Grease your hips and dance your trouble away. 

For some good old psych go for the hippie place at Operaen Christiania,  where The Sonic Dawn are playing, and then Beat meremaids are Dj´ing with there amazing collection of 1960´s psych . Cash Only

Underwerket in Valby have visitors from Italy in Storm{o} who are playing hard core punk. They are supported by two Copenhagen Bands: Hypocrite and Flayed .

Its not many Cathedrals, that opens up for concerts in the evening. But in Vor Frue Kirke in Nørregade, its God Goes Deep,  with DJ Mashti, and a lot of guest. The church room gets illuminated, and you can sit there and meditate over the Chill out ambient sounds. Its world Class and of course its free.

Saturday
More brazillian at Alicecph when DJ Mam, from Rio are dropping by. For many years one of the best DJ´sin Rio, he has now joined with local Copenhagener Pharfar one a new album. So this is a release album Concert.  

Nikoline is the new superpower Feminist rapper on the danish scene. With ”Sut min klit” she is brilliant in getting her message out. I bet she will be doing the summer festivals around the country, so go to Loppen and see her before everybody else. 

One of this weeks best ROCK concerts are Deville at Stengade – Nørrebro They play loud and with good guitars. Bringing two supprt bands with them.

In Ungeren Nordvest There is a punk rock party, with Ond Tro (DK) & Svart Magi (Sweden). They are both some of the very good new wave in Scandinavia, and playing at one of there favorite venues, this is turning out to be a very good concert. And then theres a lot of DJ´s. Cash only. 

Turquise Sun are from Aarhus and are playing surf / psych, and they also have vocal hamonies. In Underwerket  you can also hear Fyr, who is Oscar from Orcas, with a guitar, and Bünni is warming up with some Lo-fi experimental.

Jul på Vesterbro is a legendary Christmas TV comedy by Anders Mathesen. The closes you are coming to the real thing is Märkbars Christmas paper cuts. There will be bands playing and you can drink the DødsGløgg  (Death gløgg) . You will be talking slurred and feeling it is not possible to walk straight. But funny as hell. 😀 

Sunday
No real good live music, but then go to AFUK on Enghavevej and see the Freak XMAS show, with a lot of international performers. Very talented body artists, so it will be a great show, for you.  

Monday
Two reasons for going out, on this monday.  Go to Vega, and listen to 1990´s Brit rock Ash (from Northern Island) who are still going strong.  They are supported by Indoor pets also from the UK

Supersuckers with Eddie Spaghetti in front are one of the best Garage rock bands, you can find on the the planet right now. They are playing at Hotel Cecil.
And suddenly your monday is not so boring after all. 

There are to kinds of people: Those who sell, and makes money, and those who buys and uses money. So you can find Christmas Markets all over town, that will gladly take your money and covert it to some crap. Some of the best crap is to be found at Christiania Julemarked. It opens up saturday december 8th, and goes on for the next two weeks. Choose a normal weekday in the afternoon, and NOT  in the weekend. 

Credits to Mark from Monsun for photo  

November, November, November November…

The Year has 16 months: 
November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November, November.
For danes it is one of the most remembered poems, by Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt. In fact I think january is worse – but its still a good poem. ;-D

Friday November 9th its 80 years since the Crystal night 1938 in Nazi Germany, where the Nazis smashed jewish shops and it was another step towards the Holocaust. And now its more important than ever, that you show yourself as an anti-racist and meet up. Never agin a Crystal Night is at Gammeltorv and starts at 5 PM.

Sunday november 10th  you can renew your music collection at the record faire in Nørrebro Hallen, find the best records. Traders are coming from Germany, Sweden Holland, and the locals off course. Runs from 10 AM – 3 PM

Live Music

Sorte Firkant Musicfestival
This week Stengade in Nørrebro has there own music festival in, with a program of four days – Thursday to Sunday – and a lot of excellent music. Check it out.
The big thing is Lee Ranaldo – former Sonic Youth – playing on sunday. Check the program, it is really impressive, and its a good deal to buy the 425 kr full ticket.

Tuesday
Tuesday there is a pretty good concert at Hotel Cecil in the center of town. Dream Vife from the UK, is a three girl band, and as I can hear it, the inspiration comes from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the indie sound of the 00´s. Support is local Velvet Volume .

Wendesday
Jpegmafia Is a new act from NYC, and its a sort of Industrial Rapping, if it exist? Very political, sometimes rough, sometimes poetic. But always interesting, always on the alert. Its at Loppen, Christiania.

In Amagerbio you can meet Dan Baird and the Homemade Sin Former Georgia Satellites guitar hero, so its south state rock, n´roll. First concert is sold out, but lucky you! Theres a new concert the day before. 😀

Thursday
Dirtmusic sounds like its a mix up of everything. If you can imagine a mix of Australian postpunk, desertblues from Western Sahara and Turkish psych, then you are getting near. Its at Alicecph and it will be GOOD.

Tim Andresen is the co-owner of Culture Box, the number one venue for electronic music. And he is also a really cool DJ, so find your dance shoes and get moving, to one of the best Danish Acts right now.

Friday
Hank von Hell is former lead singer of legenday norwegian Turbonegro. He is an excelent performer with a great show, all dressed in white. Its at Pumpehuset, and surprisingly not sold out. Stadionrock with sing a long and too many people taking pictures during concert.

Sometimes I wonder what a big name is doing on a small stage in a small venue. That is the case with Talib Kweli. He is Political, cool, simple, and a much respected veteran in the hip hop business. Its in little Vega

But then in Big Vega you can find Av Av Av. Who are now moving into a bigger scene. Its electronic local DJ´s and they are throwing a big party. Lots of dancing in da club.

Saturday
At Alicecph, Nørrebro they are ending the G((o))ng Tomorrow experimental festival with a three piece concert Astrid Sonne (DK) Ying- Hsueh Chen (Taiwan), and Cucina Povera (Fin) are performing with all sorts of instruments and visuals. Interesting…

Then Pumpehuset has something completly different when swedish rockers Graveyard are visiting. Its sold out, but try your luck with people who want to sell tickets at the original price.

Operaen in Christiania are again welcoming Brazilian La Banda: Its a big band and dance show with samba and alls sorts of related styles.
And they dress up like its a carnival, so you will have swinging skirts all over the place. DJ Quasiliero keeps the dancefloor Hot with Salsa, funk, Samba, Reggae, Hip Hop…

Sunday
The dark sunday is back. And it is taking place at Pumpehuset. Where Kataklysm are performing.  Its Heavy metal with a voice, fast and efficient. And they take no enemys. Supported by Hypocrisy swedish guitar rock: fast and nervy.

Photo: REflections in Christianshavn Canal 

Dancing in September

There are still a lot of outdoor activities even though we are in the middle of september and its getting colder.

Dancing
Detour is a dance festival taking place mostly at Frederiksberg at the Edison Theater. Its a lot of new urban dancing – Hip Hop – Only Female – and much more. Most of it in the coming weekend and with a different program every day.

Dont fear the weird
We all now this about weirdness. It is somehow repulsive, but yet, you cant help to be a little attracted to it. Letting yourself lose control. And it is theme in many movies, like Scorseses Taxi Driver. I have some friends that I call weird, whatever they are suffering from. Weirdness is the theme for the four day film festival that is presented in Cinemateket,  and arranged together with different psychiatric organisations. Runs from Tuesday September 11th to Friday 14th .

Folkets Hus in Nørrebro, has just reopened after being closed for almost a year, because of trouble with the local gangs. Wendesday they are making a birthday party. With vegan food, music, films, quiz and storytelling.
If you like a more loud evening, go to Raahuset, Vesterbro  for some italian Ska / punk band, with two danish warm up bands.

Thursday in Mayhem, the electronic scene in Østerbro, near the Candy Factory. The perfect spot for a industrial evening with bands from Australia and Germany. Arranged by  Bragagild.

Also very experimental is Embryo, that is legendary Jazz / Kraut Rock band formed in Germany 1969. Also very Frank Zappa like, but non of the original members are left in the band. They are playing thursday at Alice in Nørrebro.

In one of my favorite bars – Lygtens Kro, Nørrebro – they are having a visit from France when The Baked Beans (What a name for a french band) is dropping by, playing there 1960´s psychedelic garage rock, and supported by Danish FYR. Thats on thursday 14th .

More french is at the Opera in Christiania, when they have rappers dropping by. Could be a fun evening with Hip Hop in french. Its on friday

More friday evening is the small cafe of Kimia, in Blågårdsgade, Nørrebro, where they are having Reggae icon Princess T giving a DJ set. Its often very nice with these evenings in Kimia. Hygge and so so.

Loppen has Fastpoholmen playing. The are danish/ swedish and are a local band. (Like in very very local). Folk and a bit of ethnic. Expect a big party.

This weeks Death Metal is out at Ungdomshuset, with bands playing Saturday and Sunday. It is part of the big birthday party that takes place in all September. Remember ear plugs!!!

Street party at The Red Square

In The Red Square at Nørrebro there is a big street party celebrating the etnical divercity of the neighbourhood. It continues on Sunday, when the main street – Nørrebrogade is closed, so there is chalk drawing at the street, a flea market and shops are selling for cheap prices. A nice day. This is because the annual Half Marathon are closing the street anyway. So why not make it into a party.

Mexico is far away, but on Saturday it comes a bit closer when the Mexican Embassy is celebrating the Mexican independence day. It with bands, food and I except som tequila as well. And not cheap stuff they sell in the supermarkets, but the real thing. At Blågårds plads. Nørrebro.

 

Photo: Feridah Rose performing at the World Music Festival last week

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