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Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 1 – 4

Where to go out in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly Magazine has the answers (Click links for more information)

Badi Assad

From Brazil, Badi Assad is rooted in the bossa genre but also wanders into jazzy tunes and singer/songwriter pop. Her talent in guitar playing won her a prize for “Best acoustic finger style guitarist” in 1995. A nice, tranquil start to a night in the city.

Magnus Tingsek

It has been two years since we last heard new music from Magnus Tingsek. Too Many Feelings At The Same Time is the new album. Two years in the making, it proves that the Swede from Malmö has created his very own musical signature. The soul and the disco are never far away but the acoustic folk-rock shines through every now and again. Tingsek will most likely give you a new favorite soundtrack for beach 2008.

Club Vernisage

The walls will be covered by visuals. The speakers blasting with techno house. And the crowd screaming for more champagne. Join the VJs and DJs for a techno tango on the Uppåt Framåt dance floor.

Woody West -The return to mothers freak

Woody west returns to the place where it once all began. Alternative country all night!. The Sadies could possibly be the best alt. country act in the world! Their mix of psychedelic everything from country and Southern rock to 60s garage, surf and bluegrass will be an energy kick better than any red bull drink out there. Make sure to get on the bus from Pustervik on time and buy tickets in advance.

Live acts: The Sadies and Kristoffer Åström + secret guests

Sebastian Tellier

What could be better than some refreshing French pop on a Sunday? Tellier’s fanciful mix of Serge Gainsbourg, Sofia Coppola, Phoenix and Daft Punk will make you wide awake and that end-of the-weekend angst will fly away in an instant.


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.