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Gothenburg club and concert tips

What are the unmissable clubs and concerts in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly Magazine knows (Click links for more information)

Timo Räisänen & GSO

One of Gothenburg’s musical treasures – Timo Räsinen – will be performing together with The Gothenburg Symphony orchestra on Friday. In addition to his solo career, Timo is perhaps best known as part of the celebrated band Her Majesty. He delivers truly fine alternative pop/rock, and together with the symphony orchestra, the result can only be magic!

Koloni

Koloni is probably one of the best party organizers in town. Always great live acts, interesting performances and international Dj’s. On Friday night, Koloni is hosting a party at Berg 211. The live acts are: Dj Scotch Egg (Jap), Gabo (US/Swe) and Uran.

El Perro Del Mar & Wildbirds & Peacedrums

This promises to be a fantastic concert. El Perro del Mar, with her sweet, folksy tunes, together with the blues and pop of Wildbirds & Peacedrums. El Perro del Mar, or Sarah Assbring, has been making warm indie songs in Gothenburg since 2004 and now it’s time for her album ‘From the Valley to the Stars’ to hit the streets.

School Disco

Take a trip down memory lane at Röda sten. School Disco takes you back to those vibrant days of your youth! Mixed music, lots of classics and of course, tons of 80s pop.

Woody West Super night

Woody West is THE hangout for cool country rockers. On Sunday, it’s a super special line up with the Americana/country bands Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Willy Vlautin and Paul Brainard of Richmond Fontaine.

MUSIC

Lenny Kravitz lets it rip on stage in Sweden

US artist Lenny Kravitz made headlines when he rocked his pants off at a rip-roaring gig in Stockholm last night – literally.

Kravitz performed to an audience of thousands of cheering fans at Stockholm's biggest theme park – Gröna Lund – on Monday night.

And the rock legend, who is not known for pulling any punches on stage, went all in to offer his Swedish audience the whole package. Yes, the whole package.

For as Kravitz crouched down in a laws-of-physics-defying way right at the start of the energetic performance, he managed to split his leather outfit at crotch level – leaving the artist with a gaping hole in his trousers.

And if there was one thing we did not know about the 51-year-old artist before that we know now – it is that he does not wear underwear. Let's just say the audience went nuts.

The Local is unable to publish picture proof of the revealing incident, but curious readers may click on the tweet below. Warning: contains nudity. Do not click if you are at work.

After leaving the stage for several minutes, the rocker reappeared in a new pair of trousers. And that's how you crack into the history books, folks.

“The producer stepped up and said that they had 'some problems on stage'. A bit later Kravitz came out wearing other trousers. He said 'sorry, I ripped my trousers',” a member of the audience, named only as Sara, told the Expressen tabloid after the show.

“It was insane, I killed myself laughing. And then I called my mum who was there at the show as well. Her reaction was the same and she almost killed herself laughing too,” she added.

Behind hits such as 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over', 'American Woman' and aptly titled 'Fly Away', Kravitz has sold almost 40 million albums worldwide and holds the record of most Grammy Awards in the category Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

He commented on the incident in Stockholm late on Tuesday by tweeting a screen shot of a text message from fellow rock star Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith fame:

It is not the first time a world artist has a mishap on stage in Sweden this summer. But while Kravitz suffered only an awkward wardrobe malfunction, rocker Dave Grohl broke his leg in concert in Gothenburg in June.

The 46-year-old Foo Fighters frontman made headlines around Europe when he spectacularly returned after being briefly rushed to hospital to complete the show in a cast.