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Stockholm club and concert guide: May 1 – 8

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

Kuduro chaos

Buraka Som Sistema makes Angola’s hardest dance music. Kuduro is like a razor sharp fist made out of drums and shouted Portuguese. This is going to be a dance party without compare.

Superstar house

La Mode has gathered a small arms of super DJs, led by global star David Guetta. IHe is backed by Axwell, La Fleur and Steve Angelo among others. They’ll join forces in a week’s time at Café Opera.

Krazy Fiesta

The walls of Riddarkällaren are likely to melt on Friday when Gothenburg-based music collective Krazy Fiesta spray their hot club anthems out of the speakers. DJ duo Combustion’s loving electro/riot grrl hybrid will bring the temperature up another notch.


Club Hux Flux takes its ”more is more” motto to the max by organizing live performances from four acts on the La vida lo cash label. The whole thing will be broadcast live on the internet so people all over the world will be able to participate in the best club experience in ages. At Landet of course.


Brutal Stockholm band Fingerspitzengefuhl are joined by Norwegian band Stonegard and Sonic Ritual at Tanto. Moshpit mayhem beckons.


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.