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Clubs and concerts in Stockholm

Seven weekend club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)


The crunk-electro-house quartet Steed Lord leave Iceland to tour with Festen! The madmen dive deep into Berns basement 2:35:1 tonight and they plan to stay there all night.

Science Chaos:

It is a perfect mix of theory and practice when the research project Stockholm Berlin switches to hysterical dancing after a long working day. Kvinnosaksklubben and German DJs Discopunk, DJ Deelay, Teamore and Mohanwill be playing all night long.

West Coast Pop:

Days don’t need any baseball training to place Gothenburg on the map. The delightful pop is definitely enough. See them and Stockholm’s own ambient masters The Field on Saturday.


Flamenco, rap and cool rhythms. Kägelbanan moves Madrid’s club scene here for one night and lets La Shica and Telephunken show how it’s done on the continent.

Smilers’ Party:

Kornel, Jexpert and Carli continue their victory procession with Happy Nation. Zoo-themed techno. Maybe you’ll meet some pigs, monkeys or stray sticks in the basement jungle?

Danish House:

You have probably heard the angry beats and the sharp voice that spits out that it’s all about house music straight into the microphone. Well, on Saturday he’s coming to Grodan. Noir is Denmark’s biggest house star.

With an eye for techno:

Our editor had a joy-induced heart attack when he heard The Prophet by Style of Eye for the first time. Swedish electronic music hasn’t sounded this good in a long time. Style of Eye celebrate the release of their debut album at Esque on Friday.


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.