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 😀

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

Welcome to 2019

Are you ready for 2019? We say goodbye to 2018 and hello to another year. Not because you will feel any different. After all its just a social construction. But we can just as well enjoy the party, and the fireworks, now that its here. So lets celebrate !!! 😀 😀 😀

Friday
Last show of the year in Ungeren. And not surprisingly its a punk show. Melting Walkmen are Synth Punk and Chainsaw eaters are post punk. What ever the difference is? But Chainsaw Eaters are one of the most disturbing band names. The Images I get in my head. Remember Cash.


Last show of the year in Ungeren. And not surprisingly its a punk show. Melting Walkmen are Synth Punk and Chainsaw eaters are post punk. What ever the difference is? But Chainsaw Eaters are one of the most disturbing band names. The Images I get in my head. Remember Cash.

Saturday
Warming up to new year, you can head for Bolsjefabrikken i Outer Østerbro. Its Tung Torsdag, with a lot of old school reggae and sound systems. Dubfabrikken are also turning up, for giving you that wheat smoking ganja loving reggae music.

Sunday
Pretty maids are a pretty good hard rock act. And they are having both saturday and sunday at Amager Bio. And since the first concert is sold out, this is the extra koncert. They are supporterd by two cool bands, so there is a brilliant night in it for you here.

In Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads, Nørrebro, The New Jungle orch. Are performing with the fantastic jazz, with notes of old folk, and a bit of world music to.

Monday – New years evening. 
Its the biggest party of the year for many people. And you can party all over town. Just read on, and find a party that suits your taste:

It started as an illegal underground event, with a riot, put then the city
and the police gave in, and now its an official party. Put on warm clothing, and join the New Years party at Dronning Louises Bridge. With DJ´s and bands playing. Starts at 11 pm and is only for 3 hours.

If you are into soul, and don´t mind big blasts from homemade and illegal fireworks, then head to Operaen in Christiania, where they have DJ´s playing all night. The blast are from the steroid filled drug dealers in the street, who are having there yearly firework and bomb competion.

If you are more like the Cuban rhum drinking type, then go for the Cuban salsa party at Kedelhallen Frederiksberg. I bet they have cigars as well.

For those of you who are more into Rock´n Roll, the place to go is The Basement, next to Vega, Enghavevej, Vesterbro. One of my favorite bands, Baby in Vain are playing, with De høje Hæle. Off course the DJ´s come later, but this is in fact a real concert this evening.
Also at High Voltage they have a rock party, with a band playing. Junkyard Drive are performing and are taking you into 2019.

For the Techno fans, you can head for Islands Brygge, and CPH Deeps rave, with a lot of DJ´s . It goes on until 8 AM.
Another more conventional Techno party (and cheaper), is at Culture Box, who have also invited a lot of DJ´s and keeps on going to the late sun rises. I dont know which of the is the best, so you have to check out the Djs .

Tuesday
Everything is quiet. Its one of the busyist days for the fastfood shops. Happy Hangover. 😉

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  

If Blues came from Denmark it would be called “The Grey”…

In Denmark its more like you are feeling Grey. After the weather and the lack of sunshine. Its when your lover has left you, the cat pissed in your bed, its raining and your bike has a puncture.  So thats whats its like to have a “Grey feeling”.

So here are the best things to do in Copenhagen this grey week in November.

Tuesday
In Loppen they have visitors from the other side of the Globe. Orchestra of Spheres (NZ) are here and are on the stage with aprupte rhythms and a bit experimental. I am thinking of Brian Eno. Supported by Local Red Lama playing Psych Kraut Rock.

Wendesday
I saw them at this years Roskilde Festival (I think ;-)) Pumpehuset are welcoming Skeleton Witch from Ohio, US with there Trash – black – dead metal. Supported by Mantar from somewhere in Germany.

In Amagerbio you can meet Dan Baird and the Homemade Sin Former Georgia Satellites guitar hero, so its south state rock, n´roll. By mistake I posted this in last weeks letter, but shit happens. So here we go again. 😉

Christiania Jazzclub Has the very prominent official adress: 1 Pusher Street.   LSD: Lindborg/Sjöstedt/Daniel are doing some jazz on this boring wendesday. So smoke some dope and forget about thursday.  Cash Only

Thursday
The only thing I can find on this thursday is at Loppen. They are having visitors from Canadian West Coast with Crack Cloud, who are a collective performing Vancouver experimental avantgarde post punk. Support is himmelrum with more minimalistic experimental sounds.

Friday
The Lake is a online radio Station, and they describe themselves as a place for music and sounds. There is a support party at Alicecph in Nørrebro.

Just around a couple of corners in Nørrbro you can find Stengade, with Swedish Agent Side Grinder performing. Its Electronic industrial and the legacy goes back to Kraftwerk. Afterparty with Dj´s .

In Ungeren, Nordvest. Its two Black Metal bands from the US with very gifted musicians: Yellow Eyes and Anicon playing very melodic going into Stoner. Remember ear Plugs!!! Cash Only!!!

In Vega, Vesterbro. Lydmor, just came back with a new album after spending some time in China. Electronic well sounding pop. You can sign up at the Waiting List

Aysha Loren from UK are welcomed at Operaen Christiania. Its Reggae and R´n´B. She singes beautifully with her dancing music. It makes you feel good. Come in good time as it can be sold out fast, and there are only tickets at the door. Cash Only.

We only have a few Ska bands in Copenhagen. At Cafe Bartof, Frederiksberg you can experince the very first: Napoleon Solo are still very ambitious and this is a release concert. So find your suit, your sunglasses and your hat.

Saturday
No wedding without dancing!!!
If you want a trip into modern turkish psych wedding and party music, then head for Alicecph, where you will find Cüneyt Sepetci playing on his horn.

A indoor Distortion party with only Afrobeat, is what you need in November. Live acts and DJ´s is in Pumpehuset, so a lot of dancing and sweaty people.

Theres more West African music in Operaen, Christiania. Mofro Danish / Ghanian Afro Beat and Highlife It will get you warm and dry in the cold and rainy winter.

In Vega, Vesterbro Danish Oh Land is on the poster with poppy tunes, celebrating her debut ten years ago. And she is getting better and better with the time.

The Blues is in the Grey Hall, Christiania when good old Walter Trout with Chicago blues rock. Arranged by Amagerbio, but they are rebuilding the concert hall so its in the Grey Hall.

Underwerket in Valby has 20 below with chewing cum punk rock with a clear guitar Supported by 3 local bands doing skater punk.

Sunday
What to do on a rainy Sunday? Well you can go for some of the locals at Cph listening Room on Halmtorvet, Vesterbro Its a Weekly singer song Writer venue. Everything is run by volunteers, and it should be real hygge. So drop inn by on a sunday. 🙂
Another place for jamming on a Sunday is Operaen Christiania, where there is also a open stage.

Tremonti from Greed is here with his solo project. Its guitar and the voice sounds a bit like local metal band Volbeat. Tremonti has a new Concept album about the Robots taking over. Its in Vega.

What else to do besides listening to music?
Cocktails and Science in Byens Lys Christiania are presenting another Neerdy theme: this time its about new materials. What does the future look like, and what can it offer? What can we do with all this new material stuff – and do we really need it? Its free, but the bar acceptes Cash Only!!! Thursday November 15th,

You can join the party with the local Roller Derby Stars. Its a double header meaning two games on  Saturday afternoon in DGI Byen against Teams from Bryssels, Belgium and Sweden. It will be super exciting to cheer on the girls.

 

Photo: Hank von Hell In Pumpehuset Saturday November 12th

Dia de los Muertos and Hollow-een

So now it is time for celebrating the dead, and the ancestors. Halloween and Dias de los Muertos. Personaly I perefere Dias de los Muertos. I Think the Craniums and Sceletons are much cooler than the not so scary pumpkins. Except in ”the Nightmare before Christmas”. Thats cool Pumpkins, but its not Christmas yet.

In fact Christmas starts now, because Friday November 2nd is J-Day when Tuborg are relasing this years Chritsmas beer ”Julebryg”. Its not a very good beer, but there are trucks driving around to the bars, specially in the old city, and you can get it for free. And when you get it for tree, it suddenly tastes better. 😉
But watch out for drunken people with these foolish blue hats on.

Then there is a lot more quality in life, if you go to Cisterne, and sing with the choirer there. Cisterne is one of the best museums in Copenhagen, in the underground water recervoir. Fantastic sound there, in the dark and humid void. Check it out here  

Live Music
Friday November 2nd seems to be the big day for live concerts in this week. The rest of the days are pretty lame.

Tuesday
At Loppen, Christiania, there is female and R´n´B Right in your face, with Sa-Roc and Dynasty. Two Very different sounding Afro American Feminist rappers. And not to expensive for these stars of tomorrow. Very much like Lauren Hill and Erika Badu.

Wendesday
This wendesday there are two events worth mentioning, and non of them are Halloween related.
In Alicecph there is faboluous Brazilian Bixiga 70, with references to Nigerias 1970´s Afro Beat scene. I saw them a couple of years ago at Alice, and it was really great. I hope they are OK after the Brazilian fucked up election.

For sitting down and just listening, there is a ”once in a life time” event in Koncerthuset at DR Byen. They are showing “The passion of Joan of Arc” movie from 1928 by Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer, and there is a band performing live to this Epic movie. The scor is composed and performed by members from Portishead and Goldfrapp.

Thursday
Only one gig worth to mention: At Lygtens Kro Dead Lord from Sweden are playing some really good rock´n roll. They play for free, so buy some merch in support.

Friday
Well where to start and where to end. The list is long:
Alicecph are having Turkish new psych in Gaye Su Akoal. Beautifull voice and cool musicians.

Tamikrest are from Mali – West Africa, who are playing this music, named Desert Blues. Really an exeptionally fine concert. I´ve seen them at Roskilde Festival, but this will be even better. Its at Loppen, Christiania

This weeks best heavy is Watain from Sweden in Pumpehuset, performing Black Metal loud and heavy.

One of my favorite US Ska bands: The Slackers giving a concert at the small stage at Amagerbio called Beta.

For the Dia de los Muertos Mexican celebrations, there is Hola Ghost playing at Metronomen in Frederiksberg. Which is not really a concert place.

The Mexican Emabassy are good at trowing up partys. At Nørrebro there are all sorts of stuff related to Dia De los Muertos, with theater, exibitions, readings, food and some music as well. Check the full program at the Facebook page. Its also at Assistentens Kirkegård.

For the Danes MC Einer are legends as the first Hip Hop band rapping in danish. 25 years jubilee celebration at Vega.

Saturday
After this fabolous Friday, Saturday is a bit more quiet.
Two gigs at Christiania: Kira Skov is performing with her band at Loppen. Sort of jazzy Indie, and her very hoarse voice full of sorrow.

There is more of a dance in Operaen with Balkan vs Swing. Horns are playing and the party is on.

Monday
If you are not completly dead after this weekend of the dead, 😉 you can move to Pumpehuset, where Alicecph are the arrangers of The Punch Brothers. Its a five string band, and sort of Irish Blue Grass. Very talented musicians.

Photo: Ringo Jets at Gutter Island this August

Sauna and Hygge time. Blues Festival, LGBTQ Movie Festival, and more…

It seems like autumn is finally arriving with colder nights, the leaves are falling of the trees, and we can dig the indoor Hygge atmophere with a piano man and candle lights.

And it is still possible to take a dip in the cold water in the harbour. You can rent a Sauna, and sit there and get really hot and sweatty, go outside, and jump in cold water, and up again and back to the sauna. Here are som suggestions, and then you can check out the one that fits you best. :
https://copenhot.com/services/
http://butchersheat.dk
http://www.inipi.dk
Also the Art Hall at Charlottenborg have a sauna installation in the court yard. And it is really beautifull with the Golden egg, but I dont see any cold bath near by, so mayby you just have to stay sweatty.

Its also time to go to the movies, and here you can for example go to Husets biograf in Rådhusstræde. They have all sort of weird – Bad Taste – B Films – Cult Movies – that you have never heard off. Check out there program here.
In the Cinemateque at Gothersgade there is a LGBTQ film Festival going on in the next week, starting friday October 26 and continuing the next 10 days.

And Lonely Planet Books have anoounced that Copenhagen is the best city to visit in 2019!!! That is both good and bad. It means that I will have more to do as a tourist guide, but also that prices will be rising, and for the locals, it can be difficult to find places to go, where there are no tourist. I am surprised how mainstream they are. There are a lot of other stuff than Nyhavn and Tivoli.

Live Music

Blues festival
Autumn is the right time for a Blues Festival, where you can sit and get a bit glommy, and feel sorry for yourself. Most bands are local, but there are also US and European bands playing. Its from wendesday to sunday and Mojo is one of the places to go.

Wendesday
Kakkmaddafakka is a fantastic band name, and I heard them at this years Roskilde Festival. They are from Norway and play a sort of indie dance-friendly simpel pop music.
Pumpehuset are hosting Kakkmaddafakka.

 

Thursday
Going for some fast guitar / Punk rock on a Thursday? Head for Stengade and The Coathangers which is an all girl band from Atlanta, US. I will most propaply be there for some thursday action.

If you are more into electronic trance, Go to the Grey Hall at Christiania (Den Grå Hal) where you can find “Above and Beyond” from UK. The Hall is quite small for a band of this size, so I dont know if they are bringing there whole visuals. It will be a cool event.

Weird Friday

We stay with Stengade in Nørrebro for another cool concert. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. !!! :-0 are from Japan, and for this concert you are really in for some weird improvised stuff. But mayby it will open up your mind to another level. Who knows?

Another weird place is Woodstock and Ben Gillespie. I dont really know what it is, but concerts at Woodstock, Pusher Street, Christiania are always worth going for. So you get a chance to take in the scene with the local hangouts.

And for some more weird and also electronic is Robin Fox from down under performing at Alicecph in Nørrebro. Its very electronic. Prepare yourself for being blasted out.

Saturday
I am not a big fan of Halloween. Thinks it a big phony, and I dont get the concept. Mayby for kids, put in this respect I am not a kid. But at Ungeren in Nordvest they have a Halloween Party with a Misfits cover band and cheap scary cocktails.

One of my favorite Vesterbro bars is Mærkbar at Vesterbrogade. Its a small room, so when a band is performing its very packed. Saturday ”Vi er fædre” are giving a concert and its a good idea to remember your earplugs. Loud and fast.

Sunday
Did you get tickets for The Vaccines? The British band is performing in a place like Lille Vega and in a small place like this it can be a fantastic concert. Playing all there hits, it is great 10.000 people festival band. But here they are. I am looking out for a ticket. 🙂

Last concert of the week is at Islands Brygge Culture House, with some big band performing all the classics from the 1950´s With a great crooner in front, and a lot of horns. Hay Burner is the name.

Photo: Street art at Christiania. Broken heart Blues