Where is movember?

Some years back almost all the men was growing a moustache, to support men suffering from all sorts of sex and Drugs and Rock n´Roll Deceases. And now I wonder: Where are all those small funny looking beards gone? Its movember. We need a good grin. 😀

In my own Little Hood there is a Small festival taking place. Sorte Firkant Musikfestival, is in the different bars and Concert places, Like Stengade Korsgade 30, Støberiet and Brorsons kirken. They Call it Alternative, but check it out yourself. Stengade is The main place, so check the program.

Thursday 7th

Surf Music has nothing to do with the Beach Boys. Its electric guitars – instrumental – and with a simple drum. The best and as far as I know, only local band, is The Tremolo Beer Gut. The are reuniting in Loppen with Orgelheimers as support band. It will be good.

Get Ready for Mosh Pit when Trash Metal band Sacred Reich are coming to Pumpehuset.

For something completly different go for Arrington De Dionyse in Blågårdens Bibliotek. Its very different from anything else, and with self built instruments.

Really new underground Rap at Underwerket this evening. Its a Battle Jam, so keep you ear out for words.

”Why You Motherfuckers Keep Staring At My Dick” Ravi Kuma are at Ideal bar – Vega. If you want to have some more new alternative Rap.

The concert with Kurdish Mizgin have a new etch to it after the Turkish Invasion. Support Kurdistan and go to the concert. She will also make an introduction to Kurdish Music and Culture.

Friday November 8th

In Loppen they have a Punk evening with 3 local bands: Big Mess (Ramones Style) , Kamp (Iron Maiden Style), Planet Y (West Coast Punk) Its some of the best local punk bands.

Minyo Crusaders rework traditional Japanese folk songs (minyo) with Latin, African and Caribbean rhythms”. Its really funny and vitalising to listen to. If you are in for a dancing evening, then take a visit to Alice.

For some groovy Reggae/Dub go for Operaen in Christiania, and Dub Healers. I promise you. You will get healed. Hallelujah. And bring cash No cards.

Cyano is Polyrythmic Math Rock, and its at Underwerket in Valby. Good atmosphere and cheap beer.

It gets dark and Dirty in Northern discomfort in Ungdomshuset. False (US) and Dawn Ray´d (DE) wil be visiting and tear your ears to pieces. Remember cash. No cards.

Farveblind have gone more serious and teamed up with a new producer. So now for mosh pit for the electronic Duo. Pumpehuset are hosting the party.

It will be old school Lyrics and sing along at Amager Bio. Humleridderne and MC Einar are putting up a Show. Its time ti get the band together. Hallelujah…

Saturday 9th

My Friend Dorte is the One Woman Army behind A Mess. She is performing Indie Noise rock /with her guitar at The Bowery Room in Råhuset Vesterbro. Also performing are Bunny Wednesday and Me & Munich. Could turn out to be a good evening, and they have good beer.

I am not really into FCK and soccer. I just see it as billionairs exploiting the poor. Rude Lions are an antifa fanclub and they have their 15 years anniversary in Ungdomshuset. They have invited four punk bands for the event: The Restarts (UK), Social Decline (CPH), Nexø (CPH) and Rival leaders. (CPH). Cash only

Techno feminism and voices from the beyond. For years, the music agency Proton has surprised the Danish audience with cutting-edge music from around the globe, and this year the team have put together the last night on G((o))ng Tomorrow. Here you can discover new works from Danish-Honduran Xenia Xamanek, Chinese object blue and Italian Marta De Pascalis.”
Its experimental Avandgarde electronic music and its at Alice.

In Bolsjefabrikken LoFreaqs 2 presents A night of Drum&Bass, Jungle and Heavy Bass Music. Dj One and DJ Breakfast are turning the Tables. Remember cash for the door and Bar.

Performance Køkkenet are in a collaboration with The Noisy Beehive arranging a concert in Huset. So its some sort of performance art and concert, and maybe you have to be a bit wired to like it. But being wierd is niiiiice.

Join the party when Trypical Cumbia returns to, Christianias Jazzklub & Børneteater for a live show like no other. Prepare for smoke in your eyes and bring Cash.

Monday 11th

This is something I have not heard before: Surf and a twist of Garage blended up with traditional Thailand Molam and Luk Thung. The band is called คณะ เบียร์บูด – or Khana Bierbood and they are from Bangsean Beach – South East from Bangkok. Its at Alice

Ceremony is Post Punk with a Talking heads twist. After six albums they are still going under the Radar, but you can hear them at Ideal Bar – Vega. Support band is Mavourneen .

Mark Lanegan is former Queens of the Stone Age Guitarist and now he is solo at Amager Bio. The support band is Britsh Post Punk / Noise The Membrans, so it can be a good evening.

Tuesday 12th

Bombino is called the Jimi Hendrix of Sahel. He is a master guitarist and are playing The Desert blues of the Sahara. He was at this years Roskilde but somehow I missed his concert. Now he is at Store Vega.

Photo: The Bell Rays at Råhuset

Halleluja: It´s Halloween and Dia De Muertos

So now we are hitting November. Halloween and Mexican Dias De Muertos. And then take care on Friday when its J- Day, and the streets will be Floating with half unconscious Teenagers on bad Tuborg Christmas Beer.
But this is also now when you find most live events and Partys before Christmas hits us.
So enjoy. ❤

Wednesday 30th
If you miss Heavy Metal with a violin you can go for this Swiss Folk Metal: Cellar Darling are at Amager Bio – Beta and supported by Forever Still from DK.

Uganda is not often on the musical map, but with Nihiloxica, you have some electronic drumming on a really high level. So if you are into East African Drumming this is the time to go to Alice.

Willy Tea Taylor is from the cowboy land, and are performing singer songwriter style. Lygtens Kro is a perfect venue for this kind of Music, so now you know where to spend your Wednesday.

Thursday 31st
On this special evening Loppen are making an event with the showing of the Movie “Witchcraft Through the ages” (1922) By Benjamin Christensen. It´s darker than black. The ambient/jazzcore-duo The Plant x Izumi-San are making the live music. Ticket price includes Pop Corn.

Yellowjackets are not from France but from LA, and they don’t have a Riot on the program. Its funky Jazz at Amager Bio. I think it sounds like Weather Report from the 1980´s.

Halloween Garage Punk at Lygtens Kro. Küken From Deutschland and local Cesspoll.

Swallow The Sun is Finnish Doom metal. At Stengade they are supported by another Finnish band – Oceanwake – and Swedish October Tide. Its a Release concert, so have cash ready for merch.

Country and western By Joshua Ray Walker at Kulturstation Vanløse.

Friday November 1st
In Ungeren D61, they have Belgian Hard Core Punk on the Menu. Supported by a Danish Band. Cash Only for bar and entrance.

I am quite blown away after listening to K.Flay. Its a rare mix of Hip Hop and Industrial. And she has a lot on her heart, so this can be a very good concert at hotel Cecil.

Punks undead in Underwerket. Whife Escape (back from the past in the 1980´s ) ilska from sweden, and In the Waves from K-Town. Ear plugs are a good thing. Post Punk and Hard Core

Moshpitt lovers should go to Killswitch Engage at Amager Bio. Metal will be bleeding out of your nose.

Binær is Two of the best technical rappers in DK, and here they are joining forces for there release concert at Pumpehuset. We will most Probably here more from Binær in the future.

In Stengade they have a visit from Sweden: The exploding Boy is Post punk / Guitar Rock. Two other bands, are on the poster Principe Valiente and Schwarze Fiction, and this is more Post Punk.

Aborted, Entombed A.D. and Baest. All in the same Metal evening. It doesn’t get more fast than this at Store vega. Bang your head until your Dead!!!

Saturday 2nd
Vigsø + Lars Virkli is Danish Lyrics Rap / Singer songwriter and they are at Stengade. Its good contemporary Music and social Lyrics.

Tangerine Dream are legends into Krautrock. The German band have existed since 1967 and are still performing, their electronic Psychedelic Music.

J. Fen Hapens and 0% are performing Garage Punk at Islands Brygge. Its arranged by Club Soja, and its a good place to go for this evening. 0% is Peter from Gorilla Angreb and Amdi Petersens Armé.

In Operaen Christiania, they are celebrating Dias de Muertos with a Balkan vs swing party. Live is Trypical Cumbria. An evening that will make you feet sweat.

in Culture Box, you have a good electronic dance evening ahead of you with Leftfield DJ set.

Skræp is not like normal rhythmic Music. This is Avandgarde – Free and experimenting Music, and its at Koncertkirken on Blågårds plads.

There is not much punk left in Steen Jørgensen. He is now mainstream, but you cannot take away that he is a really cool Crooner. He is here in a project with a band that is not Sort Sol. Its at Bremen Theatre, but arranged by Hotel Cecil.

Sunday 3rd
Some years back I Saw Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes at Roskilde festival. I can promise you that you wont regret this concert on Amager Bio. Its British Rock / Hard Core and Frank are always ready on the stage.

Old school Reggae at Loppen. Clinton Fearon from Jamaica are here celebrating 50 years on the stage.

I bet it will be an exciting party at Pumpehuset, when Psychedelic Porn Crumpets from Down-under are dropping by. It´s Psychedelic Rock at its best, so you both can have a stoner concert, or a dance concert.

Have you ever seen a Mannequin Pussy? Well its also a band name, and they are performing at Vega Ideal bar. Its Guitar based indie Rock and quite good.

Monday 4th
Stig Møller and Peter Ingemann at Drop Inn I need to say no more. Every the first Monday of the month.

Wednesday 6th
When Psyched Up Janis broke through with the Guitar Noise Rock in the start 1990´s we were all amazeded. One member cotinued on the Sex, Drugs and Rock ´n Roll highway, while the other have had enough and skipped the Music career. Now they are back together on stage in Vega, and its probably the last time in this decade.

Photo: Tuhaf at Amager Bio last Monday. The big stage suits them

Darkness is sneaking in…

Your Humble writer is back after a well deserved holiday. Now its just 2 months to Christmas and we can all say hallelujah. Keep up the spirit now – it gets darker. On Sunday you can sleep one hour longer. Hallelujah … !!!
And another Hallelujah for hallowen or whatever you find funny here in the end of October.

If you are looking for something different, there is the Copenhagen Mix film Festival. Its LGBTQ+ films about the troubles you can have specially if your are living in another not so liberal country. Check out the program.
In another 3 weeks we will have the Cph Pix weekend festival, so many reasons for sitting in the dark with some pop corn.

Thursday 24th
It been half a year since I last time saw Rebecca Lou on a poster. Now she is back with more energy at Loppen, with pop-punk-rock. Supported by two other Danish Bands: Big Mess and Firs. Lovers of deep electronics should find there way to Mayhem. The Third Helix (Uk) and Manisdrom (Jp) are performing. Its both ambient but also dance real Techno. The concert is moved from Alice.

Shotgun Revolution is a local Bubble Gum rock band, who keeps on coming back to Amager Bio. Good vocals and Erectional Guitar Solos.

For some Danish Melodic Singer songwriter go for Chorus Grand at Hotel Cecil. As a former member of Cancer, he knows his genre.

Friday 25th
Ghanian Santrofi are back after performing at Roskilde Festival this summer. Its High life and dancing this night at Alice, so if you have nowhere to go, and likes African music, you can move your feet to alicecph.com.

Ivy Crown is a new Arena metal band, who are releasing there new album at Amager Bio – Beta. Give them a chance.

Canadian, lumber jack, gangster Rap? Head for Evil Ebenezer at Loppen. The lyrics are really something.

The Line up at Operaen are: San Antonio Kid (DE), Halasan Bazar (DK/NO/UK), Tony Elastic and The Slackliners (DK).
Its all some sort of Garage, Psychedelic and Surf. There are also 3 DJ´ in the same still. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood are inspirations. Cash Only

Don´t miss out on The Bellrays at Raahuset. It will be a blast of a concert with the US Garage, Funk Rock Soul Band. I just bought the Ticket.

Børneteatret / Christiania Jazzclub has Francesco Signa. I dont know anything but try to check it out. Could be something. Bring Cash

Saturday 26th
Interesting Alternative Metal at Underwerket. Two bands are performing: FIVE THE HIEROPHANT (UK) and Pensées Nocturnes (FR) Both are doing some opera like Metal, and maybe Underwerket is a too small room.

Dubfabrikken meets Tom Bauminista at Bolsjefabrikken. There will be groovy tunes and smoke in the air. Bring Cash for entry and the cheap bar.

Tame Impala played some years back at Roskilde, and as far as I can remember it was a good concert. Some of the members are back here with Pond, which is more acid than the indie thing with Tame Impala. Very good musicians at Loppen

There is smooth Impro Jazz for you at Alice, with Get the Blessing from the UK.

Angie Stone at Vega. She has been a Pioneer in Rap, and is now more like R n´B and with a professional attitude and a Smooth voice. But its Expensive at Vega, so you better be a true fan or win the lottery.

Sunday 27th
For some original Mississippi Hill Country Blues you are on the right day. And the right spot to be on this Sunday is at Alice where Cedric Burnside is performing. He grew up with the Blues, since his Granddad was RL Burnside. Its Cool.

You are not in doubt, when you hear the voice of Tina Halladay – Front person of Sheer Mag from the US. Here is a Woman with something on her heart. Its a little bit of glam, and some punk and very political. Loppen are hosting them on this Sunday.

Monday 28th
Tinariwen was the first band to break through with the Desert Blues style, from Tuaregs in Sahara Desert. Very dry and simple, it is yet also melodic. Support band in Amager Bio is Tuhaf, who are doing some Turkish 1970´s psych.

Underarchives is something as rare as Psychedelic Hip Hop. Its from NYC, and you cant help of thinking on drugs with this Music. Hotel Cecil is putting up the Stage.

Tuesday 29th
If your are looking for some Danceable Electro Pop then go for Store Vega and Metronomy, who are playing on this boring Tuesday.

Wednesday 30th
Uganda is not often on the musical map, but with Nihiloxica, you have some Electronic drumming on a really high level. So if you are into East African Drumming this is the time to go to Alice.

Willy Tea Taylor is from the cowboy land, and are performing in a Raw singer songwriter style. Lygtens Kro is a perfect venue for this kind of Music, so now you know where to spend your Wednesday.

Photo: Burnt Tapes At Underwerket

On my way to Italy – so you get the short version.

This will be the short version of the Blog. Your Humble writer is going for five days to Northern Italy, drinking and eating and enjoying the warm weather, the nice people, and the the quiet traffic. 😀

Its the potato holiday, and all the kids are going wild, and the parents just want to go back to work, and get rid of the kids.
And there are loads of teenagers in town. Take good care of them, and remember your own youth. And how annoying you were. 😉

Wednesday 16th
If you are into Noise / Punk Rock then head for legendary Trumans Water at Stengade. It will be an unforgettable Night.

For more Doom Metal at Loppen here is Bongripper. And funny that they are playing at Christiania, because it seems like they are totally anti Cannabis. Supported by Swedish Sâver.

Thursday 17th
Loppen are welcoming Japanese Metal gods: Church of Misery, will get your Metal head going berserk. Supported by Swedish Dun Ringell.

For some legendary US East coast Rap go for ONYX at Stengade. Going strong since 1989.

Cult of Luna is in Pumpehuset. Its fast and loud Metal .

Friday 18th
Electronic Latin is gaining more and more attention. Here it is Chancha Via Circuito from Argentina. Its at Alice, and almost sold out.

DM in Freestyle. A slip of the tongue and you are the losing. It will be entertaining in Pumpehuset.

In Ungeren there is a Straight Edge night with five Scandinavian bands. Its more Hard Core Punk in your poor miserable ears. Cash Only at bar and entrance.

I Am not really a Pop guy, but Falullah in a relative small place like Hotel Cecil, could be a good evening with well produced dance pop

Experimental Electronic Noise? Its at Mayhem in Østerbro (Bolsjefabrikken). Gestalt Minimal, Canadian Rifles and Miro.

Bistro Riesen is a Pop-Up place in Kødbyen. Slagtehusgade and you can hear The Orgelheimers with there new take on Danish Classics.

Saturday 19th
Queer Grunge Hip Hop from south Africa, and you can find it at Alice in Nørrebro. Dope Saint Jude is accompanied by Tunisian Miss Ness.

Archive are celebrating 25 years with a Concert at Koncertsalen studio 2. Its Trip Hop with a twist, and not often these guys goes for a Live event, so go for it now.

Its not often we get Peruvian Punk: But here it is with Goat Semen and that´s a great name for a band . There are 3 support bands, so it will be a long after midnight affair. Underewerket is the place to go

Stereo Total is German / French Lo-Fi pop with old school electronics. Loppen are putting up the stage.

Sunday 20th
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO is the short and uncompromising name of this Japanese Acid Rock Band playing in Basement in Enghavevej. If I was not in Italy I would be here.

Spectral Wound in Stengade. Its more Heavy Metal in your sorrow ears.

Monday 21st
If you are the sort of person who think that Rhythm is a bit to much, then you should go For SUN O))). Its just noise Guitars and its at DR Koncerthuset.

Tuesday 22nd
At Lygtens Kro, you can go for German Wucan and local Redwolwes. Its Heavy with a Jethro Tull / Ian Anderson flute twist.

Photo: King Khan and His shrines at Alice. You missed a great concert. Photo by Jens Raadal

48 Years. Happy Birthday Christiania. And a long middle Finger to the Money addicted violent pusher types in the Street

Another week is coming up. The weather have gone into Autumn mode, and I am finding my hand gloves, the warm rain jacket and the winter boots.
Dress up well on Friday when we (You, Me and everybody else) are turning up for the biggest Climate demonstrations by Grown ups. While Greta Thunberg is speaking Thunder in UN, we are not sitting and waiting for things to happen. So meet up at Ofelia Square, by the harbour.

Sports
Its the 10 years Birthday of Copenhagen Roller Derby Team. They are competing other teams in 3 bashes. “All you need to know in advance is that roller derby is hard hitting, fast paced and a hole lot of confusion. ”. The event takes place in DGI byen and Doors opens at 1.30

Live music

Wednesday 25th
At Hotel Cecil they have a visit from US/ Greek Simrit. Its a well sounding mix of Folk, and West African (Salif Keita) rhythms, with a spiritual essence to it. In fact, its not bad to listen to. So this is my Wednesday recommendation.

I don’t like Royal Arena. Its too big, you have to sit down, and the Distance to the stage is enormous. So I am not going to Alice Cooper, but you can still get tickets if you want to see the legend.

Thursday 26th
Congratulations to the good people of Christiania: 48 years today. And a long Fuck off finger to the violent, money addicted dope dealers, who are ruining there own and others life’s. Find somewhere else to do your business. Legalize Cannabis. Its on time.
A lot of the live music venues, cafes and bars are having events. Check out Loppen
Operaen,
Woodstock
Nemoland
Månefiskeren
And there are more party’s, that are not announced anywhere. You can even make your own little party in you mind. 😀

In Lille Vega, they have a visit from the North Carolina band – Between me and the Buried. It sounds like something in between 1970´s Kraut Rock and progressive metal. Check them out, they are something special. Super fine musicians, that have been touring with Lamb of God, Mastodon.

For some Catchy indie Pop, head for Ideal Bar at Vega. From Germany its Leoniden, who are performing with a cool energy. They are big stars down south of the Border, and I bet the bar will be filled with German fans.

Friday 27th
In Ungeren, they have a Post Punk outline – Amanda X from Pennsylvania – USA. Local Enids are supporting with more Post Punk.

Mxrphy is a new rapper on the Copenhagen Scene. Just made a new album – Hafnia – . He is the new hope, and are performing the hold album on Loppen. Maybe its now, you should see him, before he hits the rest of the country. You never know…

Maybe they still have a hangover from the party, the day before, but at Operaen, they just smoke a joint, and feeeeel okay, and are presenting a new party with Brazilian Rhythms from Trypical Cumbria. So Polish up you dance shoes and find your best clothes

Thurston Moore is one of the most influencing musicians in Noise rock. Since The Sonic Youth Days he has been an inspiration for countless bands. Now he is solo with his own band, and are performing at a small place like Alice in Nørrebro. There is an afternoon and an evening concert, and I had a plan to go there, but now i´ve cancelled so I sold my tickets. 😦

For some Electronic dance event, Beat are arranging a party at Matrikel 1 at Højbro Plads. Steen Kong and Kiowa are turning the Tables, and your feet are moving.

Saturday 28th
For new Copenhagen Electro Pop, head for Shy Shy Shy at Loppen. Professional sound, but can they also do it on stage? They have a hit for the score to the Danish DR Doggystyle TV series.

At Alice there is a support party for the Folkradio FM radio station. So a lot of local Folk bands are coming, and you can expect screaming fiddles in your ear. Bring my mind back to the folk party’s in Ungdomshuset in the 1980´s.

You can hit the Dance floor at Hotel Cecil in the late night, with Soul Explosion X. Opens up at 11 PM

Fabled Mind, is a Copenhagen punk band, who are making a release concert at Underwerket in Valby. Its post Hard Core / Pop Punk in there own descriptions. So good that there are new bands in Punk.

Monday 30th
For this Monday I advise you to go to Pumpehuset and listen to French Nouvelle Vague. They are making Jazzy / Bossa Nova covers of old Classics like “To Drunk to Fuck”, “Love will tear us apart”, and “Have you ever been in love” by The Buzzocks. It sounds like a funny evening.

Shokran is the Arab word for thank you, but also the name of a Russian Prog metal band. For the first time they are here in Denmark, and are performing at Underwerket. They are supported by three Bands: Wings Denied from Washington DC, Hanging The Nihilist (DK) and Exelerate (DK)

Tuesday October 1st
There is a Egyptian Movie festival at Cinemateket. Therefore the Cairo based band Lekhfa are playing at Alice. The members are coming from the Alternative Arab scene, and its a blend of traditional Arabic Folk and bit of psych.

David Bowie, Bono, Thom Yorke, The Strokes and Pavement has all named Pixies as a favourite band, and Kurt Cobain, said that this is here he got the inspiration to Loud-Quiet-Loud build up. So in KB Hallen you are invited to a legendary band, who has been an inspiration to numerous musicians. It will be good. 🙂

Copenhagen is coming more alive in the autumn.

Back in 2008, after 1½ years of constant demonstrations, Ungdomshuset opened up again in September. And that is to be celebrated, so this weekend it starts with a Galla dinner on Thursday, and Friday and Saturday there are concerts both at Dødsmaskinen and in Salen. The program is both Hip Hop, Punk and Drum n Bass. Cheap and warm Beers for cash only.

Who doesn´t like a good movie? In Cinemateket they have a Music film festival, with films like Woodstock (50 years), Elvis, Fela Kuti, PJ Harvey, Miles Davis an many more.

Feeling Happy? Well then you can join the Festival of Endless Gratitude, with loads of new and a bit older bands. The location is AFUK´s halls at Enghavevej, Vesterbro. The line up is really good, with experimental and Psychedelic in the centre.

Also at Islands Brygge Kulturhus, they have a Festival. Geyser is “Two nights packed with live music from the indie folk-underground. The festival springs from the monthly singer/songwriter showcase Klub Geyser which aims at presenting upcoming as well as established artists.”

Thursday 12th

When you is the last time you heard some South Korean Surfer rock? No? Well here is a chance in a lifetime, to get that cross on CV, when Say Sue Me, from Seoul are at Loppen. And according to rumours, Korea Is new place to be with Indie stuff.

If you miss good old Post Punk Cure and Bauhaus, the Canadian Actors are your thing. It sounds like mid England in the 1980´s and they a Local support band in Foreign Resort, which is even more Cure like. Its in Stengade, Nørrebro.

In Lygtens Kro they are having Swedish Hypnos on a visit. “Hypnos has their feet in the wave of retro rock drawing inspiration from heavy metals infancy during the 70’s and 80’s. ” warm up is local Taunus.

Friday 13th

For some happy danceable Pop Rock Loppen is the place. Tacocats from Seattle are here, with something that reminds me of good old Junior Senior. Supported by Twen also from the US. Very Indie like.

Electronics of the 1970´s with self-built instruments, and inspiration from Kraftwerk and tangerine dreams. At Alice you are finding Apparat Organ Quartet from Iceland. It moves into danceable rhythms , And sounds good. Supported by Triple x SNAXXX, who are doing more of the same stuff.

Stengade has a visit from Norwegian Death Metal band Blood Red Throne. They are still going strong after 21 years as a band, so this is your change to do some head banging. Another Dead metal band are supporting. Skanderborg are sending wayward Dawn.

Red Warszawa are performing at Amagerbio, with another of their Crazy Shows. Its really entertaining, so why don´t go? Supported by Vrävarna and Demolizer.

For a heavy techno dance-floor, head for Pumpehuset and Københardcore. Its frantic dancing, and a good light show.

In Underwerket, you can have an evening with Punks Undead. An Irish band – Nilz – and a Swedish Band – Existenz – are performing with warm up from Local NimbWits

From Austria are visiting two bands. Savannah and Minus Green are Heavy/ Psychedelic/ Stoner Rock and its of course a Free concert at Lygtens Kro

Saturday 14th

Crunchy Frog is an institution in Copenhagen. The Record Label have artist like Junior Senior, Raveonettes, Powersolo and many more. The 25 years anniversary is being held in Pumpehuset with bands playing. Also at Byhaven, there will be performances. Seems like the party of the week.

Fastpoholmen is a Danish / Swedish Folk-Reggae-World band. They are really putting up some sweatier concerts, and I like them in a smaller venue than Store Vega. But maybe they have just grown to big for the smaller clubs. Check them out. They are getting better and better.

For some ethnic Hip Hop with world rhythms head for Alice. From Ecuador comes Kingman, who has been living most of his life in the Amazonas Jungle. If you want to move your feet and your hips, this is where you should go.

This week Loppen are apparently only taking non European Indie bands in. This Saturday it is Australia, who are delivering. The Stroppies are from Melbourne, and are on there first tour, after releasing there first album. So they are a new hope for the future. Holm are a local support band.

Halshug is one of the best new metal bands. Since Debut in 2012 they have become more mature , and have slowed down a bit, but are playing just as loud. On the tour they have come to Stengade , and are supported by Deformation, who are more like Hard Core Punk.

Hello Sister ! Hej Søster is a Concert in Vega, taking initiative for bringing more women into Music. Falullah has invited Marie Key, Soleima, Nelson Can among other for this one day festival in Vega. And they are right! WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS.

Sunday 15th

On Sunday, a Half Marathon Race are taking over the Streets of Copenhagen. But since the roads are closed anyway, Nørrebrogade are making a day of street party’s. And there is a party at Den Røde Plads. So loads of entertainment on your Sunday.

Tuesday 17th

Mystery Lights are said to be one of the best Garage rock bands right now. Listening to them, I have difficulties in hearing the garage part of it, but it sounds interesting like Kinks and a bit of psych. Good guitar work and old School organs. Supported by DYGL, which is Japanese, and more of the same kind. It might be an interesting Tuesday evening at Loppen.

Samba from Hell? Satanique Samba Trio, are at Alice, and are performing Alternative, Experimental Free Jazz samba for your poor ears. And its a 5 piece trio from Brazil. But the name stuck.

Wednesday 18th

Most people – and Clubs – move the birthday to the next weekend. But not in Stengade. Its Wednesday the 18th so why not celebrate with a couple of Australian rock bands. Anyway here are DZ Deathrays and Press Club, all the way from Down Under. Listening to the two hard rock Bands, I think Press club is the best. For 9.99 kr in the entry, this must be the best value for the money of this week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STENGADE !!!

Photo: Nexö at Nostalgifuratu in Rockmaskinen last Saturday. Not the last time I see them.

Indoor Hygge season is starting. With Punk, Death Metal and World Music

One of the years best Metal Festivals are coming up in Pumpehuset: Kill Town death Fest #VII. It runs from Thursday to Sunday, but its sold out Friday and Saturday. At they write in the manifest: “Our focus will be mainly on the contemporary death metal bands of the international scenes …what we think is a selection of the best of the bands out there. … we try to also encompass …more established bands without focussing on headliners as such. We feel that the big bands of the older generations have enough exposure and there is no need for us to bring them in.”

Music is a lot of things, and at the other end of the spectra of rhythmic Music, you find the Copenhagen World Music festival. As the names says, its from all continetnts and in many different genres, so go and ahead and find your favorite musical part of the world, and enjoy the live performance.   It’s the fabulous Kim Jezus who is the chairman, doing an incredible job with the whole crew.

And this weeks street Party is in Istedgade on Saturday. With circus for the Kids and cold Hipster beer for the adults.

Missing some Music? Get your new Vinyls at the record fair in Nørrebro Hallen.

Thursday 5th

Civic is coming to Loppen. The Aussies are a one of the best old School Punk Bands right now. They have the right sound and attitude. As warm up bands are Planet Y and Situationsfornærmelse. I like Planet Y and has seen them a couple of times. Situationsfornærmelse is a wonderful name for a band and in my ears they are sounding like Dansk Fløde.

Tuhaf is a Danish / Turkish ensemble Playing Funky Anatolian Acid rock, with singer Berrin Bas in the Front. Its a really cool band with a good vipe, that I have enjoyen many times. Its in Kulturstation Vanløse.

Friday 6th

Didn´t get a ticket for Kill Town Death Fest? Go for Stengade and Aphyxion called The saviors of melodic Black metal. I did not know you could be saved in Black metal 😉 . Supported by Hearteater, and that is some Post Hard Core.

There is more heavy for your poor ears at Amager Bio, when Alkymist are performing with the very heavy sound of something that could remind of Rammstein. Supported by Bethmoora and Duing Hydra.

When I take tourist around Copenhagen, they are amazed that there are Natkirke and performances in the Cathedral, Vor Frue kirke. This Night its celebrating 20 years of Natkirke with Mashti and Jean Von Baden hosting the event with numerous artist popping by. And try the new cocktail: A Virgin Mary.

Saturday 7th

The Grey hair and the wrinkles are there, but punk never dies. It just smells Funny. In Rockmaskinen, Christiania the yearly Nostalguratu concert is taking place with six bands on the poster. Main band is Swedish The Nomads, that I remember well from the 1980´s, but also ska legends Soup Dock !!! with a new singer – Punk band Nexø, – Amp (members from City X) – Whife Escape (a legendary Ungeren band) and Sort Morfar (1980´s Barbue Band)
I am a concert arranger, and will be behind the bar. See you there ❤  Cash Only for the entrance and Bar

Helmet are having there 30 years jubilee this year. Its called ”the thinking man´s heavy metal”, and are in family with something like Queens of the Stone Age. To see it in a small venue like Lille Vega, is a Unique opportunity.

Märkbar is an institution in Vesterbro nightlife, and now 20 years have passed since the Opening. President Fetch, Hola Ghost, Orgelheimers and Rare Mogens are performing when Märkbar for one night move to Basement on Enghavevej. The Gutter crew will be there, and the Fernet Branca shots will be abundant.

A double Concert is when no Band is the main band at the poster. Kulu and Gordon June are at Loppen and are playing Soft Melancholic Indie. They are both local bands and are upcoming on the Copenhagen indie scene. 

In Ungeren they are making a Party for the Revolutionary Antifascist. Its 5 year birthday bash with 4 bands. Both Hip Hop and Hard Core Punk. Here is also Distros and Vegan Food Only Cash

Operaen Christiania are hosting yet another Latin Cumbria Party. The music  “stretches between heavy latin rhythms, surfy riffs, psychedelic sounds and melodies influenced by balkan music.”  Its Cumbia Psychos and Mambe and Danochilango who are performing, and after its DJ´s Cash Only.

Bikstok are playing at Reffen, and there should be some free beer.

Tuesday 10th

The wedding present is a very British band. They are from Leeds, and have been performing since 1985 with Post Punk blazing Guitar Indie Rock. Now they are at Lille Vega, so ig you remember them its a must.

Wilco is a Chicago Band, performing in a Alt Country / Indie way, and they are at the Grey Hall Christiania.  Supported by Spiral stairs.

Only original Kraut Rock comes from Deutschland. Like Mother Engine for example. “The German trio plays instrumental rock music influenced by Stoner- and Postrock as well as the trippy Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s and the indigenous German Krautrock.” Its at Lygtens Kro in Nørrebro.

Harbour Festival and Streets Partys

The summer is not over. still plenty of chances of jumping in the water, and having fun. And a lot of reasons to go outdoor and have fun. I love this old video with Mungo Jerry– so rest in next 4 minutes, and enjoy the Beards.

Out in Bellahøj, they have some pretty tall buildings, with a great view of Copenhagen. And here there is a new Circus group of Acrobats “The Voyages of Companie XY ”, That are performing up in the air, in between the houses. Go and check it out. It should be quite amazing,

We are in still in the Era of Street partys. This Saturday you can hit three of them. Nansensgade   Skydebanegade Jægerborggade and Århusgade Flee Market. And The Bicycle Flee Market at Buddha Bikes in Bolsjefabrikken.

Antifascist Football tournament is taking place at Blågårds Plads with DJ´s and other stuff.

Kulturhavn 2019 is taking place all over the Harbour from Friday to Sunday. Loads of events in and around the harbor. https://kulturhavn.kk.dk

Live Music

Thursday 22nd

Loppen is finally opening again after the summer break. She Wants Revenge, is a California rock band, playing Rock, with a dry guitar, and good vocals. I can here some Post Punk Bauhaus here. The other band is Gliss, that has been around in many years, and are now releasing there 7th album. Its a bit more Indie dreamlike, with soft vocals.

Matt Woods is from Tennessee and is visiting Lygtens Kro with his simple Folk/Country/Rock and songs of social problems from the real life. I am thinking a bit of Bruce Springsteen. I will be at the floor.

For cool electronic music, head for Kaj – din ven i solen, at the canal by Hal C in Christianshavn. Its free and DJ´s Kresten and Madvig are hosting.

Friday 23rd

UHØRT (Unheard) Festival focuses on the newest Danish artists who have the potential to break through on the Danish music scene. This year it’s the 7th version of and 39 of the newest Danish artists will attend the 3 stages at the festival site with energy and enthusiasm. It’s at Enghavevej 80 (AFUK)

Hellhorse is a not too bad Arena Rock band. They have made a new record “Hydra”, and is performing a release Concert at Hotel Cecil. They are good on stage, and has been warming up to Rammstein, Slayer and AC/DC.

For your weekly Reggae / Dancefloor event, head out for Operaen at Christiania, with a couple of bands and DJ’s. Cash only

Råhuset – Vesterbro – are inviting you for a pretty good evening. The Vacant Lots are back in Denmark after being a support band for BMRC. They are a Noise/Punk/Indie band, and are covering a lot of miles these days. They will also soon be supporting The Dandy Warhol’s. Now they are the big name and are supported by Deadpan and Mavourneen ( Who are also at the Uhørt festival same evening)

Saturday 24th

Underwerket is stepping out of the Punk Rock genre for a brief moment and are going for a Drum N Bass event. Loads of DJ´s will make the dance floor sweat.

Operaen are hosting a new concert organiser. Alterlatino are presenting Tunche Soundsystem, and it is a live band “an explosion of musical anarchy that revolutionizes the fusion between Latin rhythms and electronic sounds.” Could be good for showing your dancing skills at the Floor.

Just around the Corner from Operaen, you find Christiania Jazzklub, and here they are opening after the summer break. Apartment are having a release party, and the organiser – Regns rec – are having other Live names and DJ´s on he Bill. I don’t know them, but it will for sure be an interesting evening. Bring cash for the door and the bar.

Tuesday 27th

Eels (Or just E) are back in Denmark. Last time he played at the Royal Theatre, but now he is are more fitting place: The Grey Hall of Christiania. His text filled with sorrow and pain (and a great humour), goes right to the heart, so I will be at the floor listening to the great band. Supported by Robert Ellis

Wednesday 28th

Molly is not just the name of a Dog, but also the name of a local band playing Rock/Post punk/Indie. Its a Free concert at Byhaven and   Blood Child is warming up.

Ellebæk is a detention centre for Refugees seeking Asylum in Denmark. They live under bad conditions and this Tuesday there is a Support concert for them at AliceCph in Nørrebro. Elijah Okello is an upcoming Copenhagen-based artist. Throughout the summer Elijah has been giving a lot of good concerts, and on this night,  you can expect to experience his danceable music with the elements of soul, R&B, hip-hop and electronic funk.

Photo: Speaker Bite Me at Roskilde Festival

Death Trip at Roskilde 19

Bo is Back from Summer

So finally I am back with the Blog. Your local concert announcer has been resting in the summer, put its time to take up the challenge of starting again.
And the end of summer starts with a blast of a Party! Its Pride week in Copenhagen, with Rainbow flags everywhere. There is no end to who that wants to be part of the show. It is culminating on Saturday, with the big March to Rådhuspladsen.

If you think its a bit to much with the commercialism, you can join the Capitalism free Pride in Nørrebro.

Most of the Concerts Venues are still on summer pause, but there are many festivals taking place. By the start of September everything should be back to normal. But the Flee markets are starting up again.

Thursday 15th of august

Franklin Zoo is a Danish Stoner band and The Sledge is warming up. It’s a free concert at Byhaven, so drop by and check it out.

Kill Town Death festival is taking place in September, but here is already a Warm Up for you at Pumpehuset.  Australian Eskhaton, spanish Altarage and local Ascendenc are performing until your ears are bleeding.

If you miss the good old days with Bob Marley, you can get a fix of the Original legendary The Wailers. I have a ticket and is going to Kingstown, Jamaica prepaired for dancing to the slow rhythms a few hours at Docken in Nordhavn.

Friday 16th  

In Pumpehuset there is a new festival: Blossom, is taking new upcoming Blossoming 😉 bands up, and gives them a chance, It’s a mixtue og genres, so you have to be prepared for everything from Electronic to Hip Hop and Neo Punk.

Operaen in Christiania is not closed for summer, and this Friday there is a Boggie Soul Night featuring Abdullah S and Melissa Inya. So polish up your dancing shoes, and get moving. Cash only

In Ungdomshuset D61 in Nordvest there is another Punk Concert with a Canadian and Two Swedish bands. PHANE (can) GENÖME (Malmö) ANOTHER DAY GONE (swe). Remember Cash and Ear Plugs

Saturday 17th

Grandmaster Flash is called the Godfather of Hip Hop, although he was not the first. But he brought iHip Hop to the radio, and have some legendary hits on Bill. And now he is at Amager Bio, and there are still tickets left.  

The Festival season is far from over and at Refshaleøen, You can find the Foxtail Festival, with Bluegrass, Country, Hillbilly and American Folk. Refshale means Rævs hale = Foxtail, so the name and the venue suits each other!!! 😀 There is a happy hour on the entrance from 3 – 5 PM, so its 2 for 1 price. Entrance is 150 kr.

Tuesday 20th

In Valby you can find Underwerket, and they have another punk Rock event on this Tuesday. Baby’s Blood (Fin/US) is “Unpolished HC Punk with a greasy Garage Rock vibe to it.” Zoketes from spain are also on the bill a long with local Careless drinkers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/482536579173899/

My Religion is Music – My Cathedral is Roskilde

So here we again. This years programme is here, and I have a lot of choises to make. I have not seen the Statistics, but it seems like Roskilde is taking up the challenge of bringing more women to the stages. Its welcoming, and a lot of new names to be heard.
I will open up and let the music flow into my ears, and into my brain where it will be transformed into hips and feet to move rythmic to the beat and DANCE.

RATING
X Check out if I am nearby

XX worth to go and give some attention

XXX Must see if Possible

THE ORDER IS AFTER WHAT TIME THE PERFORMANCE IS SET TO START.

Wednesday

baby-in-vain-x-corpus Gloria 17.30 One of my favorite Danish Bands, have joined forces with a Dance Company XXX

silvana-imam Orange 18.00 Female Street wise Swedish Rapper. X

santrofi Avalon 19.30 Ghanian High Life XX

ghetto-kumbé Gloria 20.30 Afro Beat mix with latin. Good for practising your dance moves. XX

rolling-blackouts-coastal-fever Pavilion 20.15 Australien Guitar Indie. X

fontaines-dc Pavilion 22.00 Irish Energy Rock. Funny XXX

bob-dylan-with-his-band Orange 22.00 His Bobness. See him, and then get on with your life. XXX

pardans Gloria 22.30 Jazz and No Wave of NYC. X

power-trip Avalon 23.30 Texan Trash Metal XXX

Thursday


jorge-ben-jor Orange 16.00 Brazilian Laid Back Latin and Bossanova X

testament Arena 16.00 Trash Metal Pop. Bang your Head. XX

konstrukt Gloria 16.30 Turkish Noise Free Jazz X

parquet-courts Avalon 17.00 American Indie Chaos shouting Rock XX

cult-leader/ Gloria 18.30 Metal X

empire-of-the-sun/ Orange 19.00 Go dance to some familiar Pop music. X

neneh-cherry/ Avalon 19.00. One of my favorites from the 00´s Can she still do it and have she something new to offer? XX

bombino Arena 19.00 Desert Blues, with a brilliant Guitarist. But the Arena Stage is too big. XX

the-maurice-louca-elephantine-band Pavilion 20.00 Egyptian World trance, with shabba tunes XXX

fatoumata-diawara Avalon 21.00 Mali African Dancing Pop from a female singer with her heart at the left of the body. XX

robert-plant-and-the-sensational-space-shifters/ Arena 21.00 I have never seen led Zeppelin. But now I can see Robert Plant XXX

crack-cloud Gloria 22.30 Experimental floating Canadian X

speaker-bite-me Pavilion 00.00 Denmarks best Guitar Noise Indie band XXX

asmâa-hamzaoui-bnat-timbouktou/ Gloria 00.30 Moroccan Gnawa with Female vocalist. XX

shame/ Avalon 01.30 UK Post punk XXX

full-of-hell-the-body Pavilion 02.00 Full power Noise / Trash / Heavy / Avandgarde metal. XX

amyl-and-the-sniffers Gloria 02.30 Punk with Nipples from Australia XXX

Friday

inna-de-yard Arena 14.00 Jamaica old school Reggae X

bring-me-the-horizon Orange 16.00 One of the Best new Metal bands right now. XXX

jungle/ Arena 16.00 Pop Soul Funk . A dance party. XX

karkhana Gloria 16.30 Libanesian Electronic dancing. Psychedelia outflow. Weird XX

johnny-marr Arena 21.00 The Smiths, Pretenders, The The. The Guitarist has been in some of the best English bands in the last 4 decades. XXX

the-garifuna-collective Avalon 21.00 Afro Beat / Latin fra Belize XX

wu-tang-clan Orange 22.00. I have never seen them before. They probably get into a fight. XX

misery-index Pavilion 22.30 US Speed Metal XX

lydmor Avalon 23.00 The new Mø . Electronic Pop and dancing. XX

underworld Arena 23.30 A must see with the Ethnic electronic pioneers XXX

robyn Orange 01.00 Swedish POP icon. XX

sons-of-kemet-xl Pavilion 00.15 UK Etno Jazz X

heave-blood-die Gloria 00.15 Norwegian Metal X

Saturday

koffee-and-the-raggamuffins-band/ Apollo 12.00 Jamaica Raggamuffin XX

madame-gandhi Gloria 12.30 Electronic free bleeding. XX

saziso 12.30 Pavilion Albansk Folke musik X

khruangbin Avalon 13.00 Guitar psychedelia XX

ìfé Apollo 14.00 Puerto Rico Afrobeat / Salsa XXX

the-armed Pavilion 14.15 US Experimental Hardcore.

džambo-aguševi-orchestra Avalon 15.00 Balkan Brass XXX

whores Pavilion 16.15 Mean Hard core / Speed metal XXX

bikstok Orange 17.00 Best Danish Dancehall XXX

sofiane-saidi-mazalda Pavilion 18.15 Algerian Rai with electronic Beats XX

janelle-monáe Orange 19.00 It will be a party. XXX

philip-h-anselmo-the-illegals/ Avalon 19.00 Metal Pantera Frontman, playing the old Pantera Songs XXX

girlpool Pavilion 20.15 Techno Punk pop XX

lizzo Apollo 20.30 Funky Rap Old School XX

converge Avalon 21.00 Speed metal / Hard core XXX

petrol-girls Pavilion 22.00 Post Hardcore feminist. XX

the-cure/ Orange 23.00 Last time I saw them it was boring X

behemoth Arena 23.30 Polish Black Metal at its Best XXX

the-comet-is-coming Apollo 23.45 Experimental Jazz, going fast. X

la-payara Gloria 23.45 Colombiansk etno psych Chill out XX

kikagaku-moyo Pavilion 00.30 Japansk Psychedelia Stoner XXX

k-x-p Gloria 01.30 Finnish Kraut Rock X

cypress-hill Arena 2.00 It has to be seen XX. The last act at #RF19 If my legs can still carry me.