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Stockholm club and concert guide: June 13 – 14

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

Raw confusion

Summer Fridays at Riche belong to Jes Jacobson and Kool DJ Dust. Stop by Riche, sip on a Martini Bianco & Tonic and mingle to everything from skwee to electro.

Club chaos

Ace challenges Stsh who in turn challenges Fight Club at Riddarkällaren. Dance to trend-electro and lovers’ pop brought to you by guests and residents.

Mutato dance

Hug-bomb, nuh linga, socacore, trancehall. Mapei, Carli and Jexpert play mutated dance music and show off some dance steps you didn’t think were physically possible at the premiere of summer club Hug on Saturday.

Up and coming

Poor Hultsfred. Luger and Live Nation have come along with a dangerous competitor to prove that festivals can work just as well in the capital as in Småland. Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Dinosaur Jr will be kept company by Sweden’s rock royalty in the form of Sahara Hotnights, Mando Diao and The Hives on two stages at Stora Skuggan on Saturday. Rock on!

Concluding mayhem

The first season since Grodan’s return to the scene has been a resounding success. Le Choix, Groad Presents and many others have given us some of the year’s best parties. Before they shut down for the summer they’ll have one last party with a small army of fantastic DJs.

Latino Thailand

You can find the Thailand boat down at the end of Östgötagatan. On Saturday Miguel La Bamba and Diva are set to hop aboard for a fantastically chaotic evening of live timbale, soca, reggaeton and everything else you just have to dance to.


Bruce Leenus and Nasty Nate are as experience as DJs as they are fantastic. Debaser Slusser has done the right thing by giving them a slot every Tuesday evening for the rest of the summer. Drum machines, soul and house in a well-balanced mix.


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.