In the Christmas Race we are now entering the almost final week. Soon you can see the Finish Line, and then it will be all over. No more Xmas songs, Brown Cakes, Pepper Nuts, Risalamande, Gløgg. Down goes the Xmas decorations.
You have survived another Christmas, and can raise your arms and cheer. Congratulations !!!
But you still have some time to go, and one event you should´nt miss is the annual Floating Lucia Parade, taking place in the canals Friday December 13th around Kayak Bar and Christianshavn. Its always a grand event, with singing and cheering.
The Grå Hal X-Mas Market is continuing, but don’t go there in the weekend. Then you wont survive. Also at Galloperiet in The Loppe building they have a nice cosy market with foodies. Hallelujah
Other X-mas markets includes:
Stefanskirken – Mellemrummet Thursday Mellemrummet Saturday – Indre by Kulturhus – Admiral Gjeddes Gaard – Trampolinhuset
Speed Metal at Pumpehuset when Marduk (Sverige), Attic and Unlight (Schweitz/Deutschland) are performing.
More Swedish at Lille Vega, when Refused are dropping by with Pure Punk Rock. They are coming back from the Future in the 1990´s with a fresh attitude.
And even more Swedish in Amager Bio and the Name: The Flower kings says is all. Its Psych inspired 1960´s Hippie Rock.
Hurula is from Umeå Sweden, and the new hope for Swedish rock. With strong vocals and lyrics he should be really good on a stage. Warming up at Loppen are Sun Bather with members from Gorilla Angreb.
Also this year The Sankt Annæ Gymnasium is making a X-Mas Concert at Operaen Christiania. The Big Band will perform the good old X-mas tunes together with new Jazz classics. And there is Gløgg, Risalamande and foodies. Cash Only.
When you look at it Vanløse is not that far away. Specially not when you have Orcas with a concert, supported by Myreskær and Big Mess. Danish Beer and Social Realistic Lyrics, it will be a good evening.
Hot Chip is Electro pop at its best. “The best Intellectual dance band in the world”. You can find them at Store Vega.
For some Danish political Hip Hop go to Loppen and Von Dü. Its both Hip Hop with a big touch of reggae, and the Concerts are turning out to be a real party. Supporting is Verdensmænd with a Caribbean inspired Rap.
This years Christmas concert at Alice is with Mames Babagenush, who are a local band playing Nordic / East European / Balkan inspired tunes. It will be a real party, and since the Saturday concert got sold out in an instant there is a second on Friday.
Ungdomshuset have another Punk Concert, the last before X-Mas. Its an international ACAB (13.12) hardcore day featuring Animal Club (Bel), Hypcrite (Local), Obstruktion (Swe) and Kalik (Horsens). Bring cash for entrance and bar.
In Raahuset there is Electronic Music for you with Bokamosa. It consist of 7 different DJ´s and I believe it will be a Magnifique dance party.
More electronic dancing for you at Bolsjefabrikken. Jule Concrete Jungle with five DJ´s and Performers playing techno and Break Beats. Cash only and free before 8 PM
Its time to grease your hips for the Latin Dance Night featuring Son Picante and with DJ´s turning tables with Latin Jazz, Salsa, Samba and Afro-Caribbean rhythms & Blues. Only Cash at Operaen, Christiania
Elevatorfører is High Class Psychedelic rock, and now they have been playing for 10 years. They are ending the celebration tour in Vanløse Kulturhus, so another good evening for spacing out.
Acid Arab are back at Pumpehuset after the concert in January that turned out to be the best dance party. Its Electronic with Analogue instruments and vocals, and a Techno Mix with traditional folk music from the Middle East. The Paris Based Duo will make you dance like never before.
Your Disco evening this weekend is in Bolsjefabrikken, with Disco Rebels and three different DJ´s playing underground Disco, Roots, Dubwise and steppa. Cash Only.
You can experience the incredible The Courettes in a special X-Mas show and release of there new Christmas single. The Garage Rock Duo will perform at Raahuset with the Support of Chris & Kenn.
Mikael Simpson is not a figure from The Simpsons, but a really good Rock / Indie musician and text writer and here he is with his Sølvstorm Band. To have a show with Mikael at a small venue like Loppen is really a Scoop, and if you have the time and the energy, you should go for it.
Xmas at Draghouse is all about dragging up your favourite Christmas songs and impersonating your favourite stars. The Draghuse is in stre Vega, and you will have one of the best and funny nights of the Xmas.
Rasmus Nørh is on stage at Hotel Cecil with his sweet lyrics and simple pop cords. It smeel like summer here in the middle of December.
Metropolis is a ground Breaking Movie from 1927 by German Fritz Lang. The Plant x Izumi-San, is an experimental ambient / jazzcore-duo from Japan who are perfoming their dark and sonic music for the film. Loppen are putting up the Silver screen and stage.
Photo: The Courettes Duo are back with a live set this week