Pentecost weekend, and Pre festival Time

I forgot to tell you about the Klang Festival. Maybe because I am not a very enthusiastic person when it comes to Experimental Avandgarde. But That shouldn’t hold you back for making some new experiments.

Another Genre Festival is The 3rd Copenhagen Underground Film + Music Festival taking place across the city from 6-8 June. All events are donation based and the money which is collected will go to support Doctors Without Borders. So give all your money to this great enthusiastic project and go for some Electronic music. There is also a Bike-in-Cinema at the Old Ungdomshus Ground 69

Pray for warm sunny weather for the Pentecost Carnival in Copenhagen. As far as I can see, it has moved back to the Centre of the city, and is at Saturday in Rådhuspladsen. Prepare for Drums, Samba and all dressed up women, that leaves little to my imagination.

At the other end of the Spectre its a little more ruff with the Middelaldermarket – Medieval age market in Ballerup. Knights tournaments, rustic food and a great market. And of course Mjød. Take it away. Friday to Monday

Live Music

Wednesday 5th
Still Corners is Synth pop with a dreamy tone. The British band broke through in 2010, and sitting here listening to them its also a Dire straits Guitar. Loppen is putting up the stage, and the Support band is Danish Why Sun. Its more dreamy with Jesus and the Mary Chain Noise guitar.

I have heard Rumours that there is an Anti Election Party at Jagtvej 69. Starting at sundown. Party Rebels are the Host. But its been cencored by FAcebook.

Den Grå Hall in Christiania, must be the perfect setting for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Maybe its the Danish Drummer in BRMC that insisted in this setting. It sold out, but see if you can get lucky and find some tickets. Black Noise Rock for you

In Byhaven at Pumpehuset you can find Hoison Bascoe and CuzticLyla Haifa. Its Electronic Pop and acoustic Folk. So if you don´t care about the election, then this is a good place to go.

Your daily metal doze you will find at HotelCecil.dk with Swedish Shining. Its Progressive Black metal, and they are supported by a Slovenian band.

Thursday 6th
For me Mavourneen is the head name at Byhaven in Pumpehuset. But on the poster its Dune Messiah that is at the top. Mavourneen is No wave and noise rock, while Dune Messiah is a bit more Vocals, inspired by the great Rock´n roll poets.

Three upcoming bands at Raahuset: Beach Envy (Garage Rock) Januar (Danish Singer-songwriter) and Abel (Atmospheric pop ballads) Its free, so why not go?

Ever heard of Polyfeen? As the only Psych band from the 1960´s that still exist? They have been reunited and are touring the Country, with the Copenhagen stop at Lygtens Kro, that is more and more turning into psychedelia. Its free.

Friday 7th
Børnemagt is making a “All Power to The Kids” Party at Ungdomshuset. I been involved in these party’s, some years back, and its a lot of work with it. But Great Fun. They have Nexø coming with full angry Punk Outfit. And also Følsom Front are announced, and its a bit more quiet.

Bolværket !!! Just say the name. Its one of the most Authentic rock bands I Know of, with there Danish Lyrics of social de-route. Now they are at Holmbladsgade Amager at Prismen. Go For it!!! Bolværket always deliver.

Byhaven are having a tight program with the free concerts. Today its Yellowbellies, Morten Christensen and Select Captain . Its not possible to say anything general, put drop by, buy a Beer, and see what happens.

At Bartof cafe in Frederiksberg they have made a small Scoop. Alexander Hacke from Einsturzende Neubauten and Danille de Piccotto, Both from Berlin and Lovers of the best kind. HACKEDEPICCIOTTO They call themselves, with a Live performance of “Menektel” – Support: Mark Steiner and his Problems.

This weeks African concert you can find in Operaen Christiania. Faratuben is a Malian- Band, so its west African dancing right into your ass, and you better move it white Person. Their name is a blend of two words: Farafi – black and Toubabu – white . Cash for entry and Bar.

Last Raw Grooves arrangement at Råhuset. Five DJs are kicking ass, and let you dance into the summer. As always you can expect great quality techno and house music.

Saturday 8th
The Mexican Festival is again taking place in Blågårds Plads. Mariachi Bands, Tacos, Tequila Skulls, And the finest dresses you can think of (except at the Carnival) . The ambassador is coming by, and take a drink with you, before he makes a speech. Its Fiesta, like there is no Manaja.

Is it long time since you have seen a real good Dragshow? Here is your change at Lille Vega with the Mx Draghouse Competition. I bet that it will be a good fun and a lot of entertainment. Its all gender competition, so you still have the Change to practise. 😉

Geoff Bender is Whiskey, Punk and Klezmer. He is on stage with his rich voice, accordion, and a band that’s kicking Ass. The other band is quiet the opposite. Karina Willumsen is a Danish Singer, and she is both funny and clever, with her left wing songs going against the Capitalist system. To uneven bands on one stage.

A place for good techno and electronis today is Underwerket in Valby. Kosa Vostar X Beta Hz are celebrating the summer. Dan Darco from Malmø Sweden is the head name, so its underground techno into your heart. Its free until midnight, and after that you better bring some cash for the entrance.

Sleaford Mods is a mix between Techno and Punk, with a touch of Rap. Its a two man (Voice and electronics) very Typical British band with harsh Texts and an attitude of no Bullshit. The Support is Gorilla Angreb in Den Grå Hal, Christiania.

If you go Nord east, as far as you can go, you will end up at Nordsøvej in Nordhavnen NordsøLIVE. And out here they are making a small jazzy festival. There are many bands playing and food and drinks and a shuttle Bus. But I cant see the entry price anywhere. Maybe its for free.

Bølgen at Kalvebod Brygge is making waves for another Electronic Dancing Event. Drinks, cool music, swimming in the harbour. What more to ask for? 🙂

And the last thing to mention is the Nakkefestival preparty In Ungdomshuset. Both Salen and Dødsmaskinen are open for Punk live acts and House / Disco DJ´s. Cheap Beer, donation at the door, and Cash Only.

Sunday 9th
Monday is a Holiday, so you should think that somebody would put up a party, but nothing really happens. We have to make our own Fiesta. <2

Photo: Napoleon Solo At Stengade

Pisstortion is Back

The Pistortion Party is back in Copenhagen. Its the wildest Party on the Planet Denmark. Wednesday its Nørrebro, and Thursday its Vesterbro. The Neighboors hate it, and I am in a Limbo. Some places there are to many drugs, but the sheer chaos around it is appealing, and that you can make such a big party in your normal environment is beautiful. The rest of the week its at Refshaleøen, and a little bit more quiet.

If you are not in the mood for Distortion, you can go to Stengade or Alicecph.com, where they have five days of presenting the 1 year Students from the Rhytmic Conservatorium Copenhagen RMC. Good and new, young Music, and its free. 2nd to 7th of June.

Another place to avoid Distortion is in Pumpehuset, with Udgårdsfest 2019. Headname is Finnish Moonsorrow and Norwegian Trollfest, and with 3 other bands in the two days the Fest I taking, there is plenty of opportunity to stay in your metal Bubble.

Podcast Festival at Hotel cecil, with a lot of listening, and talks. Close your eyes and enjoy the darkness.

This weeks Blog is a little short, since time is running to fast for me. Thats the ways it goes. … I have to take care of myself. 🙂

Live Music

Wednesday 29th
If you want to continue the Distortion indoor, then Pumpehuset is the right place to go. Berlin based Âme / Frank Wiedemann (LIVE) – Marcus Worgull Matthew Dekay Are here to keep the Party going and your feet moving.

Tuhaf is this Turkish – Danish Psych band, that at are such Great performers. Now they are at Kayak Bar by the water, so when you finish the Hot dancing you can take a dip in the nice cold water.

Thursday 30th
For those of you who are fleing the Distortion on Vesterbro, Stengade in Nørrebro is the answer. Monolord is Swedish – Goteborg Doom Metal.

Or head for Riesen I Vesterbro, where President Fetch is making a Punk Rock Party. Come early as it sells out fast.

Some of the first Danish Hip Hop back in the late 1980´s was MC Einar and Humleridderne. Two legenday bands, that are now back at the stage at Halvandet on Refshaleøen. It will be a trip down memory lane with these two Coepnhagen legends.

Friday 31th
Trip Hop in stengade this day. Its to US band on tour Xeno & Oaklander and Void is filling in the stage. It is film music on a higher level, so you can enjoy this evening.

Thorbjørn Risager and The Band: The Black Tornado is playing raw Blues music, like they were born in the southern USA. Its swinging and is played with great enthusiasm and skills. A tight evening at Hotel Cecil.

Martin Hall, is doing a Spoken Word performance at Skt Lukas Kirken in Frederiksberg. A good chance to sit down and get some reflections into your life. There is also some jazz, and Tapas and Redwine.

Saturday June 1st
Black Lips, is difficult to put in a box. Its a little bit of Pop, Garage, Lo Fi, but they have a lot of energy that they cant udse for anything else. Been going on for 20 years, and now Loppen are putting them on stage. Really worth going to.

Romperayo sounds like a fast moving musical journey through Colombian tropical folklore, a mischievous and modern interpretation of the up-tempo rhythms of descarga and the psychedelic sounds of 70s cumbia. Its nice and easy and ready to go dancing at Alice.

In Ungdomshuset you can go and get rid of your aggresions on the Dance Floor at this Straight Edge event. Urano, Afmagt and Puke Wolf is at stage in Dødsmaskinen. Cash Only and earplugs is also a good idea.

A week before Copenhagen Carnival takes over the city, Operaen, Christiania are inviting you to the pre-carnival party at Operaen, Christiania. Copenhagen-based A Banda brings their Brazilian big band and dance show to Operaen in Christiania. Dance along to samba, samba-reggae, frevo, and more.

Sunday June 2nd
The four day weekend is almost over, But If you are into a Solo Grand Piano and a lonely voice, you can head out for Hotel Cecil and Canadian Spencer Krug. Its lyrics that brings you alive, and a fantastic Piano. If you like this kind of Music, its a must.

Monday 3rd
Deerhunter is back, this time at Pumpehuset. The Indie Rock Band has the last ten years had several cool albums, and is not looking back. Now they have invited Cate Le Bone in as a producer and temporarily member.

Photo: Distortion at Møllegade last year

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 🙂

Death Gospel – Electro Sabar and Club 27 in this week.

A Sure sign of the coming spring is the opening of Bakken. On Friday 12th the Motorbikes will be a at Nørrebrogade and in the evening the parade will start towards Bakken with a enormous roar. Its a fantastic sight, and this year its the later than normal, since Bakken has pushed the opening days a couple of weeks.
If you have eight wheels under your feet, go for the Friday Night skate starting on Friday. New starting place is at Israels plads.
Saturday its the International Record day. The Vinyl stores around town have exclusive sales and bands playing.

Wednesday 10th
Saint Vitus are from 1979 LA, and are one of the genre making bands into Doom Metal. Lending from Black Sabbath and Rainbow they are continuing to raise the flag. A loud evening are waiting for you at Pumpehuset. Dopelord are supporting.

Thursday 11th
Death Gospel. Just listen to the words. Its a combination I have not before, but with Swedish Louise Lemon at Stengade, its something that sound trilling and new. Stengade are putting up the stage, for this Dark Mystical Concert. Supported by Elinborg from Færøerne, and Tidebound from Copenhagen.

Afenginn are releasing the 7th album with this release concert from the band, that you never know what to expect from. The Musician are so dedicated to give you an exclusive experience. They don’t make a bad Show. The concert is at hotel Cecil.

Cherry Glazer are giving you Indie songs that goes a bid wilder in a more rocky fashion. Not unlike Yeah Yeah Yeahs . Its at ideal bar in the Vega Complex.

Friday 12th
West African Music is really development, and one of the results is Guiss guiss Bou Bess. Electro-Sabar is what Guiss Guiss Bou Bess call their dynamic audio-visual amalgamation of electronic music with traditional sabar percussion and mbalax. Its at Alicecph.com, and a good way to start the week.

Another way to start the week could be by finding some Old school Reggae and Dub. Loppen has Mad Professor on a visit, which is straight from Brixton, London, with heavy beats and a joint in the mouth.

I was blown away by the Grimy, pugnacious and playful, Amyl and The Sniffers at Gutter Island Garage Festival. The Australian punk four-piece are Already legendary in their home country, and made their international debut in May 2018, and have since conquered Europe. Its at Stengade.

Club 27 are strongly represented when Cinemateket are openings the doors for Free Concert Movies. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Reading, The Who and others are shown on the Silver Screen, and you can buy beer in the bar and bring it inside. A Swell way to start the weekend!!!

There are two chances for Your Friday Night Punk gig: Ungdomshuset has Four bands are playing, one is Swedish (Kid,Feral) One is from Cyprus!!! (Spoiled) and the rest is local (Michael Ellis & Regarding Ambiguity) Cash Only!!!
The other one is in Underwerket with Punks Undead. They have Three bands: Two Swedish (Giftigt Avfall & Shuvit) and one local (Them Bailers).
So its up to you Nordvest or Valby ;-D

Saturday 13th
Dør nr 13 is Danish Lyrics and a bit sing a song but with a Rock / Indie sound. Had a small break Through last year, this can be one of the next upcoming bands, ready to take over from Magtens Korridorer. Supported by Ring them Bells.

Auxiliary is a new Electronic club, who are now on Loppen, with local guest and from Berlin is Substance (DJ Pete). Its god for your hips and your feet, and I can also hear a bit of congotronics. Other DJ´s are RDG and CTRLS from Copenhagen.

As usual Operaen has a Brazilian band. This time its pre carnival samba, with heavy light Percussion a passionate audience, cheap bar, intoxicating smoke and good vibes. Remember Cash. 😉

In Ungdomshuset they have a metal evening. INSANE (swe), BLACKRAT (can) WÖLFBLOOD (kbh) Its all some kind of Trash Metal, so don’t forget your Earplugs and cash for the Bar.

Sunday 14th
The White Album. What comes to your mind is the Album, but now its the Danish band, playing radio Friendly Indie Folk Tunes, with good tunes an unremarkable lyrics. Nothing special at Hotel Cecil. But Nice Friendly Pop.

Tuesday 16th
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT and Mord’A’Stigmata are 2 bands who are embracing Black Metal through a forward thinking and experimental prism, each with their own approach and aesthetic. Stengade are opening the doors for this concert.

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