What’s On Copenhagen April III

Music to lift your møjo


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Agnes Obel

Det Kongelige Teater; Tue 22 April, 20:00; 120kr 
by Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk

After jet-propelling herself onto the scene in 2010 with her debut album Philharmonics, much was expected of pianist and composer Agnes Obel.

Philharmonics raked in the accolades thick and fast, going gold in Belgium a year after its release and catapulting Obel to a well-deserved quintet of prizes at the Danish Music Awards in 2011.

With the dust settled, Obel finally released a long-awaited follow-up to Philharmonics, the eagerly-awaited Aventine, which dropped at the windswept start of the departing winter.

While Philharmonics was more rapidly-paced and merry in an early Yann Tiersen sort of way, Aventine was darker, more introspective and obsessively detailed – a journey to the deepest confines of the soul.

Inspired by greats like Satie and Debussy, Obel seems only to have grown as an artist, exposing the frailties and emotional recesses of the persona behind the music, creating a beautiful soundscape that is not unlike the enduring beauty of a fallen leaf fading and becoming part of the autumn forest floor.

A resident of one of the world’s most inspiring cities, Berlin, Obel is seldom on Danish soil and nowadays when she does return it is to play at venues such as the Royal Theatre.

A fair ticket price should make this a very accessible show for those who are more often than not deterred somewhat by the aura of the venue.


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April 9, 2014

by Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk

Vega; Thu April 10, 20:00; 180kr

There’s more to MØ than an eccentric name. 
The Danish starlet has been trumped for the cover of Spice Girl’s  ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and consequently parallels between her music persona and that of her Brit predecessors have been drawn.
In truth, her music is deeper and far less inclined towards the pop spectrum and it’s little wonder that she’s steadily growing in popularity both locally and abroad. 
To underline this, Vega have billed her twice for their April schedule, following a sold-out show on Friday the 11th.

Chris Minh Doky & The Nomads
CPH Jazzhouse; Sat 12 April, 21:00; 265kr

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Chris Minh Doky is Niels Lan Doky’s younger brother. Together the brothers have gained global critical acclaim.  Chris and his band will be in town this April – a performance that is not to be missed.

Darville Duo
Mojo’s Blues Bar; Sun 13 April, 21:30; free adm

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Henrik Schwiecker and  Jaques Darville together form Darville Duo, ardent musicians in the blues tradition whose palette draws from influences within blues rock and rock ‘n’ roll.

Walk Off The Earth
Rust; Fri 18 April, 20:00; 165kr

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Walk Off The Earth are an Ontario-based quintet who have taken the world by storm with their surferesque guitar melodies (including the famous five people on a guitar interpretation of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I used To Know’).

Big Fat Snake
DR Koncerthuset; Fri 18 April, 20:00; 385kr

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Some classics for you golden oldies reading this. Big Fat Snake are one of Denmark’s most well known bands and their signature track ‘Bonsoir Madame’ has helped make them a household name worldwide.


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