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

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. 🙂

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.

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Kill Your darlings

Sometimes you have to look deep and realise. Like right now for me . I just dont have time to do the blog. At least not in this week, and not the following. And maybe not before August. I am just to busy living my life. So the next couple of months the updates will be shorter and more sporadic. I am not promising anything, but will just give you the most important news, that I can find. It could be the new way of doing things…

But instead of the busy life lets celebrate, that it´s a normal Danish Summer, with rain and sunshine, and wind in the hair. It feels almost like normal.

But anyway all the live Music venues are closing down, leaving the scene to the big and small festivals, that you can find. I have not been able to find a guide to all the festivals, so if you know of one, then give me a hint.

K – Town Hardcore festival is the most interesting Punk Metal event of the year, taking place at Ungdomshust. D61. Punks from all over will gather together and have a party, ending on Sunday with Bike Wars and more Punk in Ungdomshuset. The 3-day Tickets are sold out, but if you come early there is still one day tickets for sale. Cash Only

In Loppen, they have Frigjort Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Its mostly Bands from the Kolding area that are perfoming. So its upcoming young bands, that are getting there chance in a lifetime.

In Alicecph.com, they are arranging an Organ festival: It takes place in Concert Kirken in Blaagaards Plads, with the old Church organ here.

Thursday 13th
Gorilla Angreb are at Underwerket. The Melodic, but still Dirty Punk band is one of the best in Copenhagen, and its sold out, so you have to be lucky to find a ticket. Its a warm up for K-Town festival.

Friday 14th
For some Saharan Desert Blues head for Loppen and Mdou Moctar. You can feel the dryness in your nostrils, while listening to the simple accords, and basic journey into the Saharan desert landscape. Its from Niger he is bringing you the sound of the guitar in the wind.

At matrikel 1 on Højbro Plads, the celebration is for the B-day of Beat Box. With DJ Mashti and Friends playing Techno, this is the night, that will end with you dancing into the rising sun, and the empty streets of Copenhagen.

For you African music lovers, there is also some good news. In Operaen you can find International Rap Duo and Creative Directors M3NSA & Wanlov the Kubolor aka FOKN Bois are back with a new project and this time they are laughing at themselves for a change. bring cash

Steven Malkmus from legendary Indie Rockers Pavement, is in town with his new band The Jicks. Its in Lille Vega, and could be a very good intense concert.

Saturday 15th
In Christiania Jazzklub they have a visit from Derti Band. Its smoke filed Jazz in a tight atmosphere, with a tight Band. In Jazzklubben, they are not very good at announcing there gigs, but here is the chance. Cash only.

Hotel Hunger is back from the 1990´s playing at Amager Bio. Only for dedicated fans.

Sunday 16th
As Usual the third day of K-Town is celebrated with Bike Wars at Blaagårds plads. Bike Wars is building insane bikes out of scrap metal, and ramming them into each other. It’s like robot wars. But with bikes. And real people. And punks. And bands Playing loud and disturbing Music. Its great fun.

The Dwarves is Garage, Grunge and Punk. Its at Underwerket and they are supported by two bands. The Dahmers from Sweden, and Kill the Rooster, that are very Local

Photo: Roskilde Festival Last year, with a brazilian band I don´t remember. But It was Great

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