Denmark’s ten must-see concerts in October

Original article written for The Local Denmark, available here

October in Denmark is often a month of Indian summers and sunshine surprises before the big chill sets in. This time around, Copenhagen music venue Pumpehuset has secured several mammoth bookings whilst Vega have acquired a curiously mainstream sensibility for the next month (bar Of Monsters and Men and The Tallest Man on Earth both of whom are, with good reason, sold out and thus not included here). Here are The Local’s picks for the best gigs in the month of October.

Youth Lagoon
Jazzhouse, October 4th at 8pm
Trippy and psychedelic, Youth Lagoon’s music is a bit of an opinion divider. Like fellow psychedelic enthusiasts Animal Collective, theirs is a universe of bright, radiant colours, strange clangs and faraway thuds from faraway places.


Gramatik
Amager Bio, October 10th at 8pm
Slovenia’s Gramatik is all about experimentation. It’s electronic music wed with the wildness of hip-hop in the church of funk. The result is something you have to see for yourself.

The Waterboys
Pumpehuset, October 13th at 7 pm
Vintage rock fans take heart! The mercurial, seminal Waterboys have been around for over 30 years, during which time songs like ‘The Whole of The Moon’ have made big waves in the ocean of quality music. Interpretations by the likes of Ellie Goulding and Prince are a testament to their quality.

The Vaccines
Pumpehuset, October 15th at 8pm
English rockers The Vaccines will wring you inside out with their feisty, high-BPM infusion of The Clash meets The Ramones. Armed with a newly dropped album that has already got the attention of many a critic, The Vaccines are on top form currently.

TopGunn
Store Vega, October 15th at 9pm
Cheff Records kingpin TogGunn has an indefatigable grip on the Danish music market, commanding millions of views on YouTube. Digital age stats aside, his ability to capture the hearts and minds of the young public he attracts is admirable.

Atmosphere
Pumpehuset, October 16th at 8pm
The godfather of Minneapolis’s underground hip-hop scene, Sean Daley, aka Slug, brings his energising stage show to Denmark yet again. With eight studio albums stretching back to 1997, Slug and his partner Ant may no longer be on the cutting edge, but there is no doubting Atmosphere’s ability as entertainers of the people.

The Orb
Pumpehuset, October 24th at 8pm
The Orb are a slice of music history in themselves, as chief purveyors of the genre of ambient-house – acid house’s younger and more pleasant little sister. Expect gorgeous snippets of Brian Eno-esque sound universes merged with sedated Chicago house influences that will keep you ticking for days to come.


Jedi Mind Tricks
Store Vega, 29 October at 8pm
Philly rap duo Jedi Mind Tricks are some of the most technically astute rappers in the game – waxing lyrical in a rapid-fire tirade backed by dramatic beat landscapes that set the stage for a heavily critical narrative. Expect to be blown away.

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Amager Bio, October 30th at 9pm

This booking seems tailor-made for Halloween. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats’ mix of classic metal riffs and psychedelia is paired with imagery that looks like it has been pulled straight out of 70s horror films. Throw in references to notorious killers like Charles Manson, and if you got the workings for what is sure to be a ghoulish time.

Denmark’s ten must-see concerts in August

Original article for The Local Denmark

With the lazy holiday month of July behind us, August promises a number of good musical experiences and festivals to round off the summer.
Heading into late summer, gone are the roaring, chaotic festivals of June and the sedate vibe of July. August is not the wildest of months for Danish festivals, but it does feature lesser-known ones and an opportunity to well and truly enjoy some great music in the sun before the the cold autumn rains herald the end to yet another all-too-brief Danish summer.

Here’s some of what to look forward to:

Beth Hart

Amager Bio, 3 August at 8pm

Beth Hart’s powerful vocals echo in one’s ears days after attending one of her fantastic live performances. Now in her early 40’s, the multiple Grammy nominee returns to an established and ever-expanding fanbase here in Denmark.

YoungBlood Brass Band

Lille Vega, 4 August at 9pm

The Local’s pick of the month, YoungBlood Brass Band are yet another export from the music Mecca of New Orleans. Pioneers of the genre of riot brass – a feisty combination of hip-hop inspired instrumentals with swathes of funk and percussive panache – YoungBlood Brass Band are sure to provide a whole evening’s worth of great entertainment.

Rob Zombie

Store Vega, 5 August at 8pm

As the name suggests, the music of Rob Zombie is not for the faint of heart. Zombie’s live shows entail a video game-like immersion into a universe of drama, horror and raw metal that has helped the band make a solid name for itself over the years.

STRØM Festival: The Party Cruise

MS BJØRNSHOLM, 8 August at 6pm

Now a permanent fixture on the festival calendar, Copenhagen’s STRØM Festival is less intense (and less-known) than many of the major music festivals in the city. However, the experiences it offers are truly unique. One of the highlights of this year’s event will be a boat cruise organised by the record label WAA Industry. Kenton Slash Demon, Kasper Marott og Kristian Kjôller will be doing the honours on board, providing soothing electronic music for the occasion.

STRØM Festival: Copenhagen Metro

The Metro Line, 11 August, check STRØM festival’s webpage for exact time

Staying in the vein of unique STRØM experiences, this particular one takes the form of a metro ride with live deejays. The music tends to straddle the borderline between weird and experimentally cool, so don’t expect something like your typical festival experience (there will be other normal commutters on board too, some of whom won’t be too enthused), but do expect an experience that you’ll rarely get anywhere else in the world.

Vince Staples

(Moved from the 20th of June) Lille Vega, August 12 at 8pm

Staples’ original show penned for the 20th of June failed to materialize. We featured him in our June listings however, so here he is again. Several years after carving out a name for himself with a series of recordings for the established Odd Future crew, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has evolved to become one of the most exciting names in rap music today. His upbringing, run-ins with authorities and prior near-misses are frequently the subject of his lyrics, many of which take a poetic stab at some of the inequalities of life.

König

Ideal Bar, August 20 at 9pm

Ahead of a debut album release this autumn, Danish R&B duo König still don’t have much material to help us gauge what they’re all about. The little they do have, however, is enough to suggest that this a band with quite a bit of potential; soft vocals in the R&B tradition combined with sharp electronic influences.

Derrick May

Culture Box, August 21 at 9pm

Derrick May is known as one of the Belleville three. Along with Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins, May was one of the pioneers of the Detroit techno genre that emerged from the industrial backdrop of the motor city and spread across the world ever since. In a dance music landscape dominated by the age of selfies and pseudo superstar deejays, this show promises to be a trip back in time.

Fort Minor

Pumpehuset, August 26 at 8pm

Growing up, Linkin Park was one of the bands I was most inspired by. Linkin Park fans, rejoice, as pianist and rapper Mark Shinoda will be bringing his solo project, Fort Minor, to the grunge confines of Copenhagen’s Pumpehuset. Less rock-inclined than the sounds of Linkin Park, Fort Minor wanders down a more percussive and often gloomier path.

Jurassic 5

Store Vega, August 29 at 8pm

One of the seminal bands in the history of hip-hop, Jurassic 5 returns to Denmark for their third outing here, following their previous shows at Vega and Northside, respectively. Theirs is a breed of hip-hop that, by comparison to the development of the genre today, remains a class apart. It’s vintage musicianship that is true to its roots, and they are anything but Jurassic.

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Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk (allanm46@gmail.com)

Denmark’s ten must-see concerts in May

Original article published in The Local

The air is rife with the scent of spring and cherry tree blossoms have provided newfound optimism after a winter that many would rather forget. Gone are the bleak, icicle-strewn mornings and false promises of spring being “just round the corner.”

Now that we’re in to May, outdoor concerts is underway and one of our picks for this month is the unlikely combination of Danish trip-rock outfit Spids Nøgenhat performing in the idyllic setting of Tivoli.

We’ve compiled a list of ten concerts – from Dutch violin maestro Andre Rieu to the Peruvian psychedelic electronic sounds of Dengue Dengue Dengue and acclaimed British singer-songwriter Laura Marling – that you won’t want to miss this month.

Denmark’s ten must – see concerts in February

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Ah, February. The shortest month of the year, or just as easily the longest if you consider how long its drab grey skies tend to linger around.

But don’t let the weather keep you holed up at home. There’s always something going on in the Copenhagen area and this month is no exception.

In fact, when I began putting together these listings I was a tad worried about having to scrape the platter for events deserving of a mention. Thankfully, I was positively surprised to find a plethora of great concerts on the horizon, from hip-hop revolutionary extraordinaire Immortal Technique to the endearing Jessie Ware, whose music stands tall amongst the shrubs of modern pop. Here are my picks for the month of February – a smörgåsbord of reggae, industrial grime, alternative rock, folk, hip-hop, Balkan and more.

Click here for The Local’s concert picks in February

Denmark’s Ten Must – See Concerts for January

Original artilcle written for The Local, available here

Denmark's ten must-see concerts in January

Cold Specks. Photo: Steve Gullick/Arts & Crafts

Denmark’s ten must-see concerts in January

Published: 29 Dec 2014 19:51 GMT+01:00

With the Yuletide frenzy now having come and gone and two gruelling months (at least!) of winter to go before we can well and truly venture out of our wintry Hobbit holes, music and entertainment prospects are somewhat bleak for the month ahead. We have, however, managed to scour different venues for the best of what January has to offer. Whilst larger venues like Forum go into snooze mode, there are plenty of intimate concerts to look forward to at the likes of Vega and Rust – shows that ought to capture the cosy connotations of that ever-so-widely used term hygge. Metal fans, electronic aficionados, rock boys and girls and the hip-hoppers amongst you are in for a good start to your musical year. Click here for our ten must-see concerts in January Happy holidays from The Local’s entertainment team and see you in 2015!

The warm and seemingly unending summer has, it seems, finally ground to a halt. But that hardly means that one’s entertainment options are limited.

Copenhagen is a strong live music town and there are always gigs going on, from international superstars to local up and comers.

Throughout October, venerable Copenhagen venue Vega has billed a strong local lineup with a few international acts to boost its booking schedule. We’ve also got a couple of concert picks from Pumpehuset and DR’s concert hall that we think are worth your money.

Click here for the October’s ten must-see concerts

 

The Range, Ideal Bar Feb 2014

Ideal Bar, 5 out of 6 stars

I traipsed lazily into the warm environs of Vega’s Ideal bar not really knowing what to expect on Wednesday night. Dark wintry evenings are not the best fodder for even the most ardent music lovers but Ideal bar, the smallest sibling in the Vega family, tends to impress almost every time out.

I got in just in time for opening act Jongpadawan (Pronounced Young Padawan, a reference to star wars), who paved the path for a lo-fi evening with a serving of sautéed bits and pieces that contained a solid electronic foundation, lightly glazed with merry, abstract beat wizardry. For a 21 year old with only a handful of releases to his credit, Jongpadawan proved to be a class act, worthy of a stage at either August’s Strøm or Distortion later in the year , so keep an eye open for him.

Moving back to the main act; The Range, aka James Hinton, waltzed casually onto the stage and got straight down to business with his set, playing a tightly woven sequence of tracks that mixed seamlessly with each other from the get-go. Hinton’s music draws from influences as far wide as grime, hip-hop, and jungle, side-dishes around a main platter of electronic nature. The result is a complex sound, that sounds remotely similar to the surreal composition of underground British artists like Burial fused with infusions of Andreas Trentemøller’s driven experimental forays.

Several songs off debut album Nonfiction were particularly emblematic; ‘the loftmane’ for it’s wicked sampled vocal, ‘Seneca’ for it’s euphoric buildup and the fact that it sounds very much like the work of revered electronic artist Gold Panda and ‘Postie’ for its symphonic piano chords that sound like they’re straight out of a 1930’s Bechstein grand piano in a cavernous hall. Hinton sang along to many of his tracks adding layer upon layer of beats, effects and the occasional turntable scratch for good measure, luring the small crowd onto a bewildering journey through the sound that has earned him a call-up to Barcelona’s legendary Primavera Sound later this year. Equally impressive were the two old school hip-hop tracks that he played towards the end of the show, a humble tribute to one of the underlying influences of his music. Where Britains Disclosure have gained fame through accessible, pop-influenced tunes laden with wonderful electronic influences, The Range has developed a slightly similar style, rooted in hip-hop and woven in contemplative beat work that should see this kid kick it with some of the very best, if his present trajectory continues on the blazing trail it has lit over the last year or so. 

Point Blank, Ideal Bar January 2014

Original article in this week’s Copenhagen Post

 

5 out of 6 stars

After bearing witness to a mere five minutes worth of performance time by hip hop orchestra Point Blank, the first burning question in the back of my mind was why on earth lively boys from Århus were stuck in the miniature confines of Ideal Bar and not filling the floor at Store Vega. As the concert went on, it became evident that these chaps are surely destined for bigger and brighter prospects in the future, which is saying a lot, considering that they’ve already notched warm-up gigs for the likes of Ice Cube, and France’s Hocus Pocus.

Point Blank waltzed onto the small stage at Ideal Bar sporting smiles and heavily armed with an array of brass instruments with which to lay their mark on the cold evening. Their merry sound is one that is comparable to some of the epic hip hop tracks of the eighties, with a witty modernist touch that features rapid lyrics from their frontman that are not too unlike those employed by rapid rappers such as the U.S.A’s Ludacris. And whilst one may draw all manner of parallels with seminal bands like The Roots or point to their sound being a very Brooklyn- like affair, Point Blank are quick to distance themselves from most forms of classification, with good cause too, for theirs is a sound that is as unique as it is innovative.

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Ideal bar have made considerable improvements to their sound and ambiance, through better insulation and a revamped wall section that contains the sound a bit better. It showed on the night, with the brassy sounds of Point Blank ricocheting stylishly off the wood-finish walls. Ahead of their debut album, set to drop in Autumn, Point Blank’s repertoire is not the most extensive but the few tracks they do have were played with passion, aplomb and Jutlandish humility, three tenets that underscore what they are all about musically. With sub-zero winds and gnarling temperatures lashing at people’s humour, the audience can be forgiven for taking their time to well and truly open up to the night’s entertainment, though it was never a venue that was going to yield wild scenes of merrymaking and chaos. Rather, things were chilled and laidback; a mellow, systematic buildup to a finale that saw Point Blank churn out some of the more lyrically driven tunes in their arsenal as their lead singer charmed his way into the crowd with a series of rapid-fire vocals. Expect bigger and better things from this band, probably the best in Danish hip hop at the moment and for some time to come.

Music Listings, Copenhagen. 17th-23rd Jan

Original out in this week’s version of The Copenhagen Post

Music Listings 17th-23rd Jan

Who will headline Roskilde Festival this year?

 

Trentemøller, Mø, Arctic Monkeys, Major Lazer and (I hope) The Lumineers, Disclosure

 

Which Danish acts will break out internationally this year?

 

Iceage, Ice Cream Cathedral, Schultz & Forever,

 

 

Who is your all-time music hero and why?

 

The Bob Dylan of the 60´s for befriending Woodie Guthrie and incorporating his genuine music ethos into an idea that was in sync with the ideals of the counterculture movement. His work from this decade echoes on in eternity.

 

 

In three words, describe X Factor

vox populi tragedy

 

Music listings, Concerts: 

 

Friday 17th

Mc Ollie & Eco

Rust; Fri 17th Jan; 01:00, 60 kr

Mc Ollie is known in local circles for having something of a talent within the art of freestyle rap. His coming of age is exemplified by his victory in the 2013 MC’s fight night championship, a crown which he took with some aplomb at a spectator-packed Tivoli last year. Eco is no slack himself, having released a critically acclaimed album,Epen Alter in 2012 which was followed by him winning the then inaugural Rap slam competition. Expect plenty of hip hop influences from two of the more seasoned performers on the local scene, who in addition to playing their own material, will surely add fresh elements of impromptu composition.

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http://www.mundecarlo.dk

 

 

Saturday 18th

Lanterns on the Lake

Ideal Bar; Sat 18th Jan; 20:00, 90 kr

Lanterns on the Lake are a British band who are enjoying quite a bit of popularity at the moment with their beautiful, airy indie rock. Having made their name at last year’s Glastonbury festival, Lanterns on the Lake also released their second album in 2013, the cunningly named ‘Until The Colours Run,’ a dreamy journey through desperation, exasperation, melancholia and ultimately, hope. Theirs is a gentle, breezy take on rock that combines soft vocals with a minimalist instrumental finish that’s easy on the ears, easier still on the soul and 90 DKK is a small price to pay to see a band destined for great things in the future.

 

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Rux, Loke Depth & SolKongen

Rust; Sat 18th Jan; 01:00, 60 kr

To hip hop now where Nørrebro’s marquee club Rust will be serving a late nigh session of local talent. Danish hip hop is by and large amateur by comparison to American or French traditions but it’s worth listening to it for yourself and drawing your own judgements, so here’s your chance. Rux is an orthodox rapper, known for his forays into Danish hip hop along with Loke Depth, who’ll also be performing on the evening. Solkongen, the third performer of the evening has also worked closely with the others, so expect a hyggeligt, beat filled, lyric-rich hip hop family affair.

Monday 20th

Monster Magnet

Lille Vega; Mon 20th Jan; 21:00, 255 kr

Not my personal favourite by any stretch of the imagination, but if you’re into hard rock, this is surely one concert you wouldn’t want to miss. Bordering on the limits of heavy metal, Monster Magnet have been around since the late eighties and have been heavyweights in the niche of American stoner rock, providing a heady concoction of pure madness that is quite popular amongst fans of the genre and that draws inspiration from the likes of Black Sabbath and The Stooges. After a 13 hiatus, Monster Magnet will be eager to remind their local fans of what they’ve been missing all these years.

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http://www.ghostcultmag.com

 

Tuesday 21st

Martini’s 5-tet, Paradise Jazz

Huset; Tues 21st Jan; 20:00, 80 kr

Kira Martini and her quintet have been slowly but surely cementing themselves into the annals of modern jazz in the city. Replete with references and styles that echo with the warmth and pleasantry of Brazil and New Orleans, Martini’s music has gone from being popular underground brilliance to unique, non-mainstream music that’s backed by a humble, down-to-earth ethos that’s charmed the hearts of many (including Berlinske Tidende who gave her a rare 5 stars for her latest album). Expect warm, immersive music that’ll consign your winter blues to the back of your mind and take you on a jazz-inspired tour of Rio.

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http://www.stardustcafe.dk

 

 

The Juke Joint

Modjo’s Blues Bar; Mon 20th Jan; 21:30, Free

The ideal aftershock to the weekend’s high jinxes, Monday’s Juke joint is an easy-going night of blues, singer-songwriter material and other pleasantries, hosted by a man who’s dedicated his life to fronting for the blues in this city, Alain Apoloo. The endearing Kaia Højlund will be back at the Juke Joint this particular Monday. Her vocal qualities are phenomenal and have been known to leave audiences spellbound from time to time. The swashbuckling Peter Skjerning is also on the bill and it’s safe to say that one can expect guest impromptu appearances from all manner of weird and wonderful guitar lovers.

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Club

Friday

Ennio, Tol10 & Mr Revealomaniac

Culture Box; Fri 17th Jan;

Hamburg man Ennio is a young gun on the electronic music scene, whose style has drawn comparisons with one of the most appealing names of 2013, Disclosure. Underground house that packs a decisive punch cheekily flanked by airy, pop-like vocals is what Ennio is all about; a welcome change to Culture Box’s unrelenting tendency to stick to booking electronic acts of the harder, faster beat-per-minute spectrum.

Saturday 18th

What Happens presents Steve Lawler

Culture Box; Sat 18th Jan; 21:00, 100 kr

Viva records boss Steve Lawler is a Don amongst the sheep in the world of tech house. Energetic, quick-witted behind the decks and boasting a DJ curriculum vitae that spans expansive shows across the globe and numerous accolades including that of best British DJ, this is surely one of Culture Box’s biggest signings in a while. Expect pure hedonism from a world class entertainer.

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http://www.endclub.com

 

House of Harvey / Move D

Harvey Copenhagen; Sat 18th Jan; 22:00, 60 kr

If Steve Lawler’s tech house is too immersive a frequency to latch on to, trust the meatpacking district to throw a party that’s potentially equally cool but far more low-key. Move D is one of many German Deejays flying the flag of minimalist electronic music high in sky and will add a contemplative touch to the usually strictly classic house appeal of Harvey Copenhagen.

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http://www.residentadviser.net

 

Psyk,

KB18; Sat 18th Jan; 00:00, 50 kr

A techno purist, Psyk (aka Manuel Anós) hails from a city in which this genre is the creme de la creme of cult culture, Madrid. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Plastikman and Jeff Mills, Psyk’s sets are merciless, heady and hedonistic; ventures into insanity of the Detroit-school of techno sort. Buckle up !

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http://www.mixside.com

Music Listings, Copenhagen, 6th Dec – 11th Dec

Music listings 6th -11th Dec

Friday

 Freestyle Friday rap battle

 Street Mekka; Fri 6th; 20:00, 20 kr

 Rap lovers out there will be delighted by Street Mekka’s rap battle extravaganza as part of the sport’s hall’s monthly “Friday Jam” event that features other cultural disciplines such as dance, basketball and football. Sticking to the music though, the rap battle will take place as it did in New York street corners way back when , albeit this time round the only thing at stake is the glory of winning a prize, as opposed to block ownership, a serious affair for sixteen of the most ambitious underground rappers in the city mind you.

Saturday

 Roskilde Moments concert

Den Kongelige Teater, Sat 7th; 20:00, 80 kr

 The royal theatre; a fascinating spatiotemporal atmosphere and an emblem of the nation. This particular initiative opens up the sleek confines of the theatre to a broader audience, providing Roskilde festival attendees with a chance to re-live some of their best moments by sending in song requests via email, some of which will then be re-interpreted by the evening’s orchestra. It’s a very interactive concept that’ll involve the audience in the experience and it’s very reasonably priced so for those of you who can’t wait until Roskilde 2014, here’s a chance to go back in time.

 Richard Bruckner

 Ideal Bar; Sat 7th; 20:00, 90 kr

 Richard Bruckner’s music is the perfect soundtrack for dreamy moments of sheer artistic wizardry on a blank canvas. Highly revered in the states, by amongst others, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Bruckner’s sound is a long and winding river of tales, narrated by country-esque vocals that could fill the pages of a good book. Complex texts splashed on a rippling backdrop of simple, minimalist instrumentals hide the lack of Bruckner’s vocal prowess rather well, allowing for a musical experience based on him playing to his strengths, storytelling and the aforementioned simplistic approach.

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Richard Bruckner (source:  flickr)

 Pasion de Buena Vista

 Amager Bio; Fri 6th; 20:00, 350 kr

 There’s more to Cuba than cigars, Che Guevara and good old Fidel. Aficionados of marquee Cuban orchestra, Buena Vista Social Club will surely be salivating at the prospect of this particular concert. Vocalist Mariela Stiven has been heralded as the de facto Bueno Vista Social Club standard bearer in recent years, keeping the flame of some of the most enigmatic music of last century alive, albeit with a more modernist approach rich in instrumentals and Havana soul. Given that it’s the start of a long, dark winter, the timing couldn’t have arrived at a more apt moment.

Tuesday

 The Lumineers

 Store Vega; Tues 10th; 20:00, 270 kr

 If you dig Mumford and Sons, there’s a high chance that folk trio The Lumineers will be right up your alley. This notwithstanding, it has to be said that their sound is very much their own, even though it does draw parallels with quite a few chamber pop and folk rock acts out there. Prepare for many sing-along moments and positive vibes that’ll take you along a journey of acoustic-rich Americana spun in the narrative of easily-accessible folk influences. There are only a few tickets left for this one, so it should be a sold-out affair.

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The Lumineers (source: Lastfm)

 Wednesday

 Oh Land

 Store Vega; Wed 11th; 20:00, 250 kr

 Danish singer and New York resident Oh Land is a lady in demand at the moment, stacking up stage appearance in a blockbuster 40-show-plus tour of both Europe and America. Due to her overwhelming local popularity, the 28 year old darling of experimental pop has sold out at Store Vega on the 12th, so this concert is a chance for all those unable to make it then. With a new album, wishbone, in her bag of tricks, Oh Land’s homecoming is an occasion to be heralded.

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Oh Land (Source : poplabyrinth.wordpress.com)

 Nightlife

 Friday

 Yes !

Operaen; Fri 6th; 21:00, 60 kr

If Charles Bukowski were alive, he’d be a regular at the Stanley Kubric’s ‘A Clockwork Orange-like” Operaen, in the heart of Christiania. Underground madmen of the electronic music persuasion such as Audiolog and Bekka will be pulling the strings from behind the spinning discs. Expect driven Detroit-influenced techno and sweaty, dripping walls draped in a haze of low lit red and the occasional cheap strobe stab.

Tokimonsta, Esben Wiele Kjær, Kentauwer Bassment

 Rust; Fri 6th; 23:00, 60 kr

 Rust have gone all in on this one, tabling a distinct DJ on each of the Nørrebro’s establishment’s 3 floors. The pick amongst the bunch is Esben Wiele Kjær, blogger, musician and one of the bods behind Denmark’s most artistic festival, Henry’s dream. It’s hard to know what to expect from the night, but servings of decent electronic music are definitely on the menu.

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Esben Wiele Kjaer (Source: http://www.idoart.dk)

Tim Andresen, Jacob Bech

 Culture Box; Fri 6th; 21:00, 50 kr

 Culture Box’s resident veteran Tim Andresen will be doing his thing behind the decks on this particular Friday. Expect tech house tunes, many of which are recent releases on some of the many international and local labels Tim is signed to. Jacob Bech will split the responsibilities on the evening, adding a touch of class from his Balearic past in yes you guessed it, Ibiza.

 Wednesday

 Owlle

 Ideal Bar; Wed 11th; 21:00, 60 kr

 Owlle are France’s latest synth-enthused act, following in the traditions of the likes of M83, Chateau Mormont and other synth / dream pop outfits. They’re noisy enough to guarantee a party, and a good event to start at if you’re out to paint the town red (on a Wednesday). Dreamy vocals and wandering synth lines galore.

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Owlle (source: http://www.tasteofindie.com)