Life is more than Jazz

I am back from four days at Roskilde Festival, with some fantastic people, music, moments and atmosphere. And after sleeping two days, also back at the desk.
The Jazz festival is rolling with full steam. It is easy to find the good cheap concerts. You just click at free concerts and the date, and you can find them. At Balders Plads  in Outer Nørrebro they have a very good program, with a lot of local musicians.
Also at Kongens Have in Central Copenhagen have free concerts with good bands. For late night you can head to Christiania Jazzklub at Børneteatret. It isn´t free but its cheap and with a little smoke in your lungs you can find really nice concerts.

Art

Not everything is jazz. CC – short for Copenhagen Contemporary – has opened in new rooms at Refshaleøen. It is 7000 m2 big and the opening show is the Superflex Group doing there London Tate show from last year. I haven´t check it yet, but that will come soon.

Street Partys

On friday 13th  Rust  makes a street party outside of there venue in Guldbergsgade. They Cooperate with the independant Hip Hop Label Affiliated, so you can drop by and listen to some of the sweetest Hip Hop That Copenhagen can produce right now. Starts at 4 pm and officially ends at 10, but no surprice if the party continues into the long summer night.

You can cotinue straigtht to another Street party in Nørrebro, with Bas Under Buen. Reggae, dancehall, dubstep, UK garage, dub, steppas, drum & bass, UK bass, trap. Everything with a heavy bas. Thats Saturday July 14th, with by the way is my birthday.

Underwerket

If you are tired of all the sun and positiveness and are feeling more dark and glommy go to Underwerket at Saturday 14 th. Legendary hardcore punk band MDC – Millions of Dead Cops – are playing with German Scheisse Minelli. It is a very small room, so remember your ear Plugs. But very cheap beer.
At Ungdomshuset you can also find cheap beer end Hardcore punk with Swedish band Lonely Grave.

Move your body!!!

The Move festival is all about moving your body. There is dancing, yoga, slackline, parkour, lectures and much more. The Festival takes place at Refshaleøen, and I think that you are free to join all the classes. Next year i might do some Tai Chi or Chi kung classes. 😉

I take a holiday
Next week I am taking a holiday, so no updates from me. But Loppen at Christiania have their own outdoor Loppen Festival, with local bands. It is right outside the venue at Christiania from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July, and its free, but please support and buy your beer and sodas there.

Photo: Roskilde Festival: Japanese Boris & Metzbow

Summer in the city

This week the weather is absolutely amazing…

Summerdance in Fælledparken.
The next five weeks you can go dancing for free. It is every monday – thursday in the whole month of July. So grab your dance shoes and find a partner. If you dont already have a dancing partner, you can find one here. And the best place to find a lover is on the dancefloor. Because if you can dance together – you can make love together. ❤
Check it out

Friday night skating
Find your skates and and join the pack. It starts at Solbjerg plads, Frederiksberg and there is both room for Side By Side and Inliners.

Jazz is not dead… 
The start of the week is quite dead when it comes to concerts. But this is just calmness before the storm. Because now the Jazz Festival is coming with an amazing program. In the ten days the festival goes on, there will be more han 1000 concerts in more than 100 venues. And a lot of it is for free, so you can sit outside and chill with a six pack.
I dont want to come with specific recommendations. Also a lot of the concerts are not in the official program. But dont miss the opening concerts at Kongens Have, Presenting Pierre Dørge and the New Jungle Orchestra. Some of the best jazz in Denmark.

Meanwhile You can find me in the Dust hell at Roskilde Festival. It is the best program for the last decade, and I am going for 4 days. Roskilde is the biggest cultural event in Scandinavia. Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gorillaz, Nick Cave, Massive Attack are the biggest names. But with 170 names in all musical categories, there is a lot to chose from.

 

Photo: The water in the harbour is 21 celcius. Perfect for a cooling swim.