Number One Hundred – and the last Blog from me?

I have reached the end of the journey with making this Blog. I realise that I have lost the energy, and its time to continue with new Projects . That it became blog number 100 is absolutely an coincidence. I just counted and found out that this is the hundred. I don’t know if I will be starting up again later, so lets call this a break. I am just moving my priorities to something else. Thank you for following so far. I hope you have enjoyed and that this has opened up for some new experiences.

See you out on the Dancefloor – in the real world.

Movies

There is a couple of places where you can watch free movies in Copenhagen. Unfortunately both are on wendesday. Right next to my doorstep is Urban 13 in a red box under the freeway Bispebuen. They are showing both documentarys and Feature films and there is an introduction in English. Reminds me of the time I was in charge of the cinema in Ungdomshuset Jagtvej. Its warm and cozy and there are bar open. https://www.facebook.com/events/177105680193576/
The other place is at The Cathedral Vor Frue Kirke in Nørregade. They are not announcing the program, but you can lie down on fatboys an watch it on a big screen. https://www.facebook.com/events/1011788159206648/

Live Music

Wednesday 26th
Kvelertak is one of the best Scandinavian Hard Rock / Punk / Metal Bands right know. I have seen them a couple of times, and never been disappointed. The only problem is that it is Wednesday evening in Amager Bio. But the problem first comes Thursday morning. So why not go to the concert. Carpe Fucking Diem. Blood Command is supporting.

Özgür is a Turkish Guy who are playing Saz a Folk instrument from The Anatolian Heights. It sounds great, and you should give it a Chance. Warming up is local Aysay. With Nordic medieval Folk and Danish Lyrics. Its at Alice and part of Vinterjazz Festival.

Dance with the Dead are Combining metal and Electronic Music with inspiration from Horror movies like Frankenstein. Pumpehuset are pumping up the Energy.

Thursday 27th
Ho99o9 (Horror) is US Hip Hop at its best, and the Live shows should be absolutely amazing. But I don’t know why organizer Journey Fest has put them with local Metal band Slægt? And Then with UK band 404 which is sort of experimental electronic Hip Hop. It seems like three bands that has each there audience. Loppen is putting up the stage for this event.

The Blue Van is a local Rock´n Roll Band. They will soon be out with some new material. They are a really good live band, and now they are at Lille Vega.

French Oi! Punk at Underwerket in Valby. Two Bands: Bromure and Squelette from somewhere in Franch and then they are Supported by Stokes from Somewhere in Copenhagen.

Friday 28th
Nocturnefest is a 2 Day Doom and Dark Metal party with a great line up: Hamferd (FO) Isole (S) Katla (DK) Parzival (DK) Wokeh (DK) Drukner (DK). So be ready with a face mask and some Ear Plugs. Loppen is the host.

Another two Day party is at Alice in Nørrebro, where the psych Band Mythic Sunship are hosting these bands: Friday: KPTTM + Josefine Opsahl + France + Mythic Sunship Saturday: Yuri + Muriel Grossmann Quintet + Narcosatanicos + Mythic Sunship w. Speciel Guests. So take some dope and float away on Kraut Rock, Psych, jazz, experimental Rock.

At Mayhem on the border between Nørrebro and Østerbro, they have an evening with Electronics from Luftbårne , Klapjagt and Grøn. Its cheap but its cash Only for the entrance and bar.

Ungdomshuset has a Punk evening with a couple of German Bands: Hatehug and Gulag Beach (Great band name) are ruining the stage and the inside of your head. Supported by K-Town band The lost Loves.

More Punk at Underwerket. From Netherlands is coming Ink Bomb and then there are Two Local K-Town Bands: Wayl and Them Bailers. Punks Undead are putting up the show.

In Operaen Christiania, Old timer Stig Møller is hosting an evening with his Trio. Old songs in an old setting with an old man.

Saturday 29th
Drag Shows are very entertaining, and when the Drag Community of Copenhagen celebrates a Decade of drag, you can be sure to get entertained. And why not join? Find the best outfit you have and be a part of the Drag Race.

The small summer festival of Avernax are making a winter show. Its at Christianshavn Beboerhus and they have three bands on the poster: De Høje Hæle (Punk) Orcas ( Social Realistic guitar) and Kenton Slash Demon. You get cheaper Beer at the bar if you bring your own Cup. 🙂

Box and The Twins are sounding like movie music with atmospheric tunes, like you are drifting through the dark City Scapes. The German Band is supported Electro Pop Duo Bragolin from The Netherlands in Stengade.

Trypical Cumbria: Plays Cumbia and other traditional Latin American music arranged for a big orchestra. They are once again performing at Operaen, and remember cash for entrance and bar.

A groovy evening awaits you at Bolsjefabrikken. Dubfabrikken are hosting with DJ´s. Homegrown Sound from Croatia are Playing alongside Bass Matters (hr/dk) Bring Cash money.

Just around the corner from Bolsjefabrikken you find Mayhem, who are hosting some of this strange experimental music. Kasper T. Toeplitz – Marcela Lucatelli – Jørgen Teller & The Empty Stairs (JT, Henrik Olsson, Søren Gorm, Tomas Ortved) are entering the Stage. Cash only at the bar, and you can buy tickets in advance.

Sunday March 1st
Dont forget that march 1st is the day the Police Unlawfully stormed Ungdomshuset on Jagtvej in 2007. This year the Demonstration is leaving from Blågårds Plads Going out to ground 69, where there will be a vegan Public kitchen

We need some more Feminism in Reggae and Roots. And here it is : Sister Nancy from Jamaica is here at Loppen with the Roots Harmonics Band.

4 Hardrock / Metal bands are entering Stengade this Sunday. After The Buriel (US) , Make Them Suffer (Aus) , Polar (UK) and Spriritbox (Canada). They are all good, and you have the chance to see them on a small stage.

The First Koncert with Swedish Sara Parkman sold out fast, so there is an Extra Show at Alice. She is creating her very own contemporary take on the Nordic folk music tradition, charged with poetry and political protest.

Pouya is From Florida, and one of the best Underground – Alternative Rappers in the US. He is at Pumpehuset, so now you can fill up your yearly Rap Quota.

Neo Soul, Jazz and South American beats are part of the smothness that Brazillian / Norwegian Charlotte Dos Santos is showing. You can find it at Vega- ideal Bar.

Monday march 2nd
New Years Day is a band name, and you can say they are a couple of months late. They are branded as Goth, but it sounds more like Hard Rock / Arena Rock. Pumpehuset are putting up the stage.

Wednesday 4th
There is White Trash Country Rock at Pumpehuset. The Cadillac Three are delivering, but its not real dirty like Rockabilly.

Female Trash Metal into your ears with Brazilian Nervosa. Tighten your seatbelt and bang your head at Stengade. Demolizer from Copenhagen are Supporting.

Kakkmaddafakka are an Norwegian Indiepop band, and you can be sure that the Norwegian community in Copenhagen will be here at Store Vega.

Thats all for now Folks…

Photo: Napoleon Solo in Raahuset back from November

Its raining for 40 days and 40 nights

Another week have gone by, and we are still in the warmest winter ever recorded.But its raining and that’s a good excuse to go indoor and amuse yourself.

Fastelavn
When you see a kid in your neighbourhood running around and looking like some princess, or Superhero or something else then its because its fastelavn. Danish Carnival, but without the samba. There is also a competition about Beating the cat out of the barrel. In the good old days it was a real cat (Black like the devil), but these days we are Barbaric in other ways, so we fill it with candy. On Sunday there are loads of Fastelavn party’s all over. The normal one at Ungdomshuset is somehow cancelled

Sports
Go to Bodyslam in Pumpehuset and see some real fighting. I was there once, and its amazingly hilariously entertaining.

Live Music

Wednesday 19th
Aggressive Feminist Punk at Loppen with Petrol Girls. Its a London based DIY band consisting of members from all over Europe, and really worth going for if you have nothing else to do on your Thursday morning. Warming up is Beach Envy – A local Feminist Garage Rock Band. The hold event is being spiced up with a couple of films with focus on violence against women. Rohingya Testimony: No Reason To Hide Our Faces is from Myanmar and Nu Jin (New Life) is from Rojava / Syria.

You never get disappointed with Guitarist Pierre Dørge. He has Five decades of Jazz music on his back, and here he in a ethnic constellation with Gambian kora player Dawda Jobarteh and Ghanaian percussionist Ayi Solomon. Its Vinterjazz for you at Alice.

Thursday 20th
Magic Spirit Quartet is a strange mix of Morocco and North Europe. Majid Bekker from Rabat in Morocco is playing an Ghanian instrument, (Guembri – sounds like a Bass). And then he is accompanied by three Scandinavian Musicians. Its a strange Rhythmic experience. Part of vinterjazz festival.

DeathProd is name for Norwegian Helge Sten. Its like something you have never heard before. A mix of Ambient, Metal and Noise. And very loud!!! Recently he released the new album “Occulting Disk”. The album, which is his first Deathprod release in 15 years, is labelled an “anti-fascist ritual”. Expect to be blown away!!!

Amason is Swedish Pop – Indie Rock of a high Quality. The five members are experienced from all sorts of other good Swedish Bands. They are filling up Store Vega on a Thursday.

Friday 21st
In Ungdomshuset there is a Two Day Hard Core Festival “See you next summer.” There are about four Bands each evening from Denmark and Sweden. Not that the list of bands are listed in alphabetical order. Remember cash for bar and entrance.

Three bands at Stengade: Shitkid from Sweden (Garage Rock Duo) – Roxy Jules (New Wave, No Wave, Noise solo projekt ) And Cirlcrush (Art Pop, Guitar Rock) . What are tying it together is more women on the stage. So get down to it and go to Stengade.

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is an Afrofuturist musician, poet, Rapper, visual artist Performing at Alice in Nørrebro. Its quite experimental, but not the kind that’s just sounds. This thing has a rhythm, and a Heavy one that is. Give it a chance a get rolled over by the energy from stage. Supported by Gate Hand.

Two Swedish prog bands at the poster at Loppen in Christiania. Hällas and Second Sun are both from Central Sweden, and are experts in sounds from the 1970´s .

Together We Push (TWP) is an Organisation that are doing an important work to supply the incarcerated asylum seekers at Sjælsmark with proper food, clothing, and other means of help which is not at their disposal. There is a support Party At Basement with Techno DJ´s . Entrance is donation.

Lygtens Kro presents a night of pure garage rock! Featuring The Bitchwaves and local DJ favourites Beat Mermaids. Expect a night of crazy dancing and unhinged Rock & Roll!!

WORLDY is a six man dj-collective focusing on playing good music from non-western parts of the world.
They are at Bolsjefabrikken and celebrating a three years Birthday with a big party. Come to Bolsjefabrikken and bring Cash .

Loads of drumming at Operaen in Christiania. Drums across are celebrating 35 years of drumming. Remember cash

If you have never seen K-Pop here is your chance. M.ON.T. Encore is the name of the band with the three young lads. Pop from Korea has hit a new level, and here is your possibility to be first in your block to see real live K-Pop at Pumpehuset. Good luck 😉

Its Long time ago that LOC what the best selling Rapper in Denmark. Now it is not yet sold out in Store Vega, so you can still see the semi Old Guy, and Dance to the old hits.

For the Death Metal Freaks there is also something to do. Dawn of Demise are at Amager Bio-Beta.

Saturday 22nd
“…And You Will Know us by the Trail of Dead” is a super cool band name. They are US art Rock / Indie, and have now made there tenth album. They are playing at Loppen, and are also bringing a support band.

For you afro lovers there is something special at Alice. London based Fofoulah is a creative and explosive afro-dub ensemble. Its a six man band, and they will bring your feet to move. Part of Vinterjazz.

Blomqvist is Danish Lofi Lyrics, very poetic and with simple instruments. Mørtel is also Danish singer songwriter with weird lyrics. Its all at Stengade and part of Vinterjazz, although its not jazz at all.

Electronic dancing in Lille Vega. Its organised by Journey fest and there is three bands this evening. The Comet is Coming is bringing a great Saxophone to spice things up, Blanck mass are from Scotland and Local X/Yde is mixing the electronics with R´n B .

Operaen is being invaded by Punk and Hip Hop from Nordjylland. Out of Bounds is the Punk band and Danois is the Hip Hop band. Cheap beer and free smoke and cash only.

Vinterjazz festival is also at Christiania Jazzclub. Always a good spot to get smoke in your eyes. This Saturday its Derti Band that saves your Jazz heart. Cash Only

Sunday 23rd
Ukulele down your throat. Tobias Elof is your man if you like Ukulele, and he is performing at Alice. Your Sunday is saved.

Pottery are from Montreal, Canada and are an unusual good sounding mix of garagerock, country and psych-rock . Take a listen to them, and then decide if this is what your Sunday evening is for. Vega – Ideal Bar are putting up the stage.

Monday 24th
Moses Boyd is English Afro Beat, with a jazzy sound. He is at Hotel Cecil, and it sounds really good. Forget about dusty slow moving Jazz. This is fast and danceable. Part of Vinterjazz

Wednesday 26th
Kvelertak is one of the best Scandinavian Hard Rock / Punk / Metal Bands right know. I have seen them a couple of times, and never been disappointed. The only problem is that it is Wednesday evening in Amager Bio. But the problem first comes Thursday morning. So why not go to the concert. Carpe Fucking Diem. Blood Command is supporting.

Photo: The Lats Concert of 2019. Pierre Dørge New Jungle orchestra at Koncertkirken. December 30th

A Late welcome to Twenty Twenty

Slowly we are waking up to a new reality. Its a new decade, and it will change our lives, just like the past decades. Hopefully for the good, and with a a lot of good experiences and events.
Also your humble writer is awakening after a long January, and a bit into February, we are back on track.
And we start out with the Yearly Winter Jazz festival taking place all over the City. A lot of places are hosting concerts, so its your time to go and enjoy. But also the non Jazz lovers can get their ears filled with sweet sounds.

And the Copenhagen Light Festival, has taken over the city, so there are more or less deep Light Sculptures to be seen. Especially by the harbour since it is sponsored by The Canal Tours and Reffen . https://copenhagenlightfestival.org

Prepare for four days of a sexy, punk, heart warming and political stage art explosion when Feral festival hits Copenhagen in week 7. Feral festival takes place in Afuk on Enghavevej, on the other side of the rail Tracks. With shows ranging from experimental circus and vogue to sideshow and performance art its nightlife, culture and quirky underground . Sounds very entertaining.

Friday 14th
Its Valentines day, but that should not stop you from Doing something you have not done before.

At Operaen in Christiania they are celebrating with some Reggae by Bobby Bovell. So make a spliff and move your Hips.

Vinterjazz is also at Stengade with a 3 piece Concert. On the top of the poster its Alarmist from Ireland (Weird Shoegazer Post-rock math Rock), Himmelrum are next (Jazzy Krautrock) and at the bottom of the poster are Bæst (deep Slow Danish Lyrics Rock)

In Basement at Enghavevej, they have a two day Rap Battle, with some of the best local Rappers. There are four Bouts each evening. So its Friday and Saturday, you can have your ears filled with Danish Lyrics in the Ring.

The Darkness are back from UK with Arena rock. The hardrock band had some hits back in the 2000´s , and now they are here at Amager Bio.

There is a Indie / Singer Songwriter person on the programme at Loppen. Mikael Cronon is from California and is supported by Shannon Lay also from LA.

More Indiepop at Hotel Cecil With Isobel Campbell from Scotland. She had her breakthrough with Belle and Sebastian, and has also been playing Duet with Mark Lanegan. Her she is on her own with strong Lyrics.

Eleha Soroor is from Afghanistan and are giving a Vinterjazz Concert at Alice. She is a refugee in London, and have joined forces with Kefaya, an ethnic Music Collective from London. It can turn out to be a really good concert.

Saturday February 15th
Metal and Punk are big in Japan, and here are Crossfaith from the Land of the rising Sun. Its Punk, metal and Electronics, and it smell like a good Moshpit at the floor. They are supported by Ocean Groove from Australia and Black Futures from Brexitland. Amager Bio are lending the stage.

Groovy Fusionjazz with Slap-bass from Norwegian Anton Æger E and Abekejser. Its weird synthesizer sound and you can find it at Loppen. The Vinterjazz event is supported by another jazz band: Yellow Spoon.

Klimaforandringer is a local band, with members from at lot of other local bands. They play “noisy Afro-rock with a multitude of other inspirations such as blues, krautrock, jazz and world music.  “ At Alice they are supported by Experimental jazz orchestra Fräzer and its a Vinterjazz arrangement.

In High Voltage there is a Black Cat arrangement. They are celebrating 20 years of partying, with a 2 band Concert. Selofan is a Greece Goth / Darkwave band while Natural Disaters are a local seven piece Post Punk band, that I look forward to hear.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2284423888470878/

The local Band Natjager are not that bad. With a combination of metal and rap and strong Lyrics, they might have a future in Music. They are making a release party for the first Album, and its at Beta – Amager Bio.

Ever Heard of Blackgaze? Something in between Black metal and Shoegazer. Well Alcest is French and are performing at Pumpehuset. Supported by Birds in Row and Kælan Mikla. Its sold out, so you have to make some energy to get some tickets.

Samuel D´Connery is making a Release party for a new album. Its Danish Vocal Hip Hop at Operaen and Spacecamp and Johnny Romance are also on the bill. Bring cash

Stengade has IKI, which are five Nordic female singers. Its experimental trancelike soundscapes, and they are corresponding with the audience. The Support is Smag på Dig Selv which is a fusion of Jazz, Punk Balkan, and something in between. Its a vinterjazz show

Bolsjefabrikken has another evening with heavy grooves. Rockers Art Session is Roots Music, with DJ´s

Sunday 16th
Monuments are the best offer this Sunday. Its progressive metal, with brilliant musicians. They are from the UK and performing in Pumpehuset.

Thy Art Is Murder is Deathcore and another good opportunity to get your ears ripped of. The Australian Metal band has been warming up for bands like Killswith engine and Architects, but at Amager Bio, they are on there own.

Monday 17th
Nytt Land are from arctic Russia, but sounds like North Norwegian Sami Music. Its more like a shamanistic ritual than a concert, so there is a unique experience for you at Stengade. Its also a vinterjazz concert. Ættir are Special Guests and are performing Nordic Folk with a heavy Metal setting. Also very interesting.

Groovy Jazz at Bartof Cafe with Marilyn Mazur, Nikolaj Hess and Klavs Hovman. Three really good musicians are joining forces.

For some electronic Dancing go to Lille Vega and Georgia. She is a one Woman army, and a big upcoming talent. Most probably the last chance to see her on a small stage like this.

Tuesday 18th
Do you remember Saga? They are on another farewell tour (There was another Farewell tour in 2017) and this times hits Amager Bio with Puddle rock (Although they have almost all gone balled).

Wednesday 19th
Aggressive Feminist Punk at Loppen with Petrol Girls. Its a London based DIY band consisting of members from all over Europe, and really worth going for if you have nothing else to do on your Thursday morning. Warming up is Beach Envy – A local Feminist Garage Rock Band. The hold event is being spiced up with a couple of films with focus on violence against women. Rohingya Testimony: No Reason To Hide Our Faces is from Myanmar and Nu Jin (New Life) is from Rojava / Syria.

You never get disappointed with Guitarist Pierre Dørge. He has Five decades of Jazz music on his back, and here he in a ethnic constellation with Gambian kora player Dawda Jobarteh and Ghanaian percussionist Ayi Solomon. Its Vinterjazz for you at Alice.

Photo: Orgelheimers at the last concert of the year at Studenterhuset

Is the winter coming to an end?

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

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

Live Concerts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Beer and Springtime. Life is good 😀

Is Valentines Day important to you?

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

Live Music:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 15th
A Colossal Weekend is two days of alternative, gloomy and progressive music within the genres of post rock, post metal, math, ambient,doom and everything in between. It takes place at VEGA and Stengade you can also explore talks, exhibitions, arts and vinyl market.
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Folkets Haus is the electronic club of Folkets Hus in Stengade. But they are making the 4 years anniversary in Ungdomshuset. So there is a lot of House (Tech House – Slow House – Deep House). Remember Cash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take your time. Relax and Breath…

It seems like the city of Copenhagen is finally awakening after Christmas and January. So now all the venues are open again, and there is a lot of good live music. Also the Winter Jazz Festival is still here with many interesting Concerts. And there is also the Copenhagen Light Festival around the harbour and the old City. So keep up the good spirit, and don´t let the winter take over your mind.

Live Music

Wednesday 6th
For a very special introvert experience head for Alice. And how often do you listen to Music from The Samish community in Northern Scandinavia? Well the chance is here when Vassvik are performing.
He is singing in the local way: Joik. Torgeir’s Joik goes beyond words and is embedded in the sound of a 3-stringed guitar and violins

Thursday 7th
Its World Class Hip Hop in Pumpehuset. Jay Rock from The Top Dawg Label is drifting by. He has been paving the way for People like Kendrick Lamar, so its a big shit SOAB who is here. Its sold out, so you have to do some leg work to get a ticket.

Its so good to be doing this!!! Sometimes I just stumble on some really good names I Never heard of before. Like Hodja Which is a band that are touring the world, and playing Trash Blues Rock. Like Rack & Bone Man style. You can find me at the floor on Lygtens Kro.

When Billy Cross came and settled down in Copenhagen 30 years back, we were all a bit Starstruck. He had just been playing with Bob Dylan. Well he is still here, performing Blues and Jazz. This time at Bartof Station near the Frederiksberg Centre. Part of the winter Jazz Festival.

Jazz and New Circus are the ingredients when AFUK In Kongens Enghave are opening the doors. Its the performers from the AFUK School , who are performing while the 3 string band Twang band are making the sounds. It might be interesting if you are nearby.

Friday 8th
JAH RASTAFARI !!! HAILI SELASSIE !!! Bob Marley fans are celebrating his 74th Birthday at Loppen. Old school Reggae – One Love ❤ ❤ ❤ . Sky Juice Sound systems are hosting with Live event: Macka B and the Roots Ragga Band from the UK, and local DJ´s .

MotorQueens from Italy are visiting High Voltage. Its a Motorhead tribute band, so It might be a good evening to find your Jack D shirt and your favourite boots. They are supported by a local Metal band.

Winter jazz is a lot of things. Last time I saw the Orgelheimers was at Gutter Island Garage festival, but now they are embraced by the Jazz community. Its mostly cover versions, but they know how to keep a party going. Its at Kayak Bar, by Knippelsbro so there are also swimming opportunities https://www.facebook.com/events/369440540481996/

Prince has past away, but The Revolution keeps going on. His old backing band is still going strong, and it will be a funky evening at Vega . The Musicians have been spread out all over world with different projects but have assembled again. Its sold out and the price of 445 Kr. is hefty, but if you are a fan, you find your way.

Saturday 9th

For Stoner Rock Fans John Garcia is the High priest. He started with Kyuss in the 1980´s and has since been in other bands and going solo. So what you can expect at Loppen is a man who has a great experience, not to mention a really good voice. Listen to his new stuff I cant help thinking about Rocky Eriksson from 13th floor Elevators. But there is also some really good Stoner Rock.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a man from Takoradi in Ghana. Since the 1970´s he has been performing with his own kind of music. Very smooth, jazzy, funky, danceable music. Like a good brandy it is smoothing around your body. So I if you need to dance the winter away. This is it . Its in Alicecph

If you are in for Trypical Cumbia at Operaen Christiania, you better come early. The place is small and quickly gets sold out.
Their take on Latin American music is guaranteed to make your legs dance! Trypical Cumbia’s sound is powerful, tight and fast with a juicy leading saxophone and rich percussion. Cash only !!!

The Bowery Room is a monthly club In Råhuset at Onkel dannys plads – Vesterbro. They book Garage and Rock bands. This month it is Room52 (Doom), Glue Kiss (Garage) and Me&Munich (Noise rock). Råhuset has very good beer in the bar at cheap prices.

War of Destruction is a pretty old band from the 1980´s punk scene. Still performing they are at Underwerket, supported by two other good bands: Ond Tro + Direct Youth. So if you miss some hardcore punk, and need to be blasted through and forget about Winter: This is the place. Remember Ear Plugs.

Sunday 10th
“Acid på svenska” is a remix of jan Johanssons legendary Record “Jazz på Svenska”. Its not so Acid like, but just the same tunes in an Electronic Version. The Venue is Brossons Kirken, Rantzausgade, Nørrebro. And BTW: Did you know that The tune of Pippi Long-stockings is written by Jan Johansson?

Brass Against. WTF is that? Well its a 9 piece brass band making covers of new bands. So they have Rage Against Machine – Pantera – Public Enemy and others on the play list. And with a very enthusiastic and political singer it could be a very good Concert. Its in Lille Vega, so its quite expensive on a Sunday.

Monday 11th
If you have nothing to do this Monday, then try to see if you can hustle some tickets to KOKOKO at Alice in Nørrebro. I heard them last year at Roskilde Festival, and its a really good live band. They are from Kinshasa, Congo and play Congotronics on self made instruments. Its sold out, so you have to find a way to get the tickets.

Low is a brilliant name for the US Shoegazer band, performing in DR´s Koncerthuset. Its Minimalistic, introvert and a little bit depressing. Some also call it slowcore. A good time to think about what when wrong with your life, and how you ended here. I saw them in Stengade in the 90´s , and i´m still thinking. There´s a waiting list.

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

Photo: Praed at Alice. Fantastic Concert with very few People.

Keep on Dancing !!!

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

Live Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Las Furias at Lygtens kro last Thursday