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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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