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Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 13 – 19

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

Clandestino Festival 2008

The highlight this weekend is the fantastic Clandestino festival! After living a somewhat nomadic life, this year’s Clandestino Festival will be concentrated to one single location – Storan. The festival will feature (deep breath): singer-song writing, hip hop, submarine pop, thumb piano-electronica, industrial dancehall, dub step, tropicália, bashment, nu skool nyabinghi, ngoni blues, roots reggae, neoflamenco, broken word, soca, breaks, grime, afro beat, etc. More than 70 artists will be arriving from cities such as Bamako, New York, Kingston, Lyon, Kinshasa, Barcelona, Tokyo, San Francisco and Bollnäs. This you can’t miss!

Nina Ramsby & Ludvig Berghe Trio

Nina Ramsby with Ludvig Berghe Trio. Jazz that resounds with pure love and beautiful tunes. Ludvig Berghe Trio are known for their energizing live act and musical skills. Their mix of traditional American jazz and Nordic romantic harmonies will make a perfect soundtrack for a light midsummer night.

Club Radio London

Sweden versa Spain at Kontiki tonight. Watch the game on the outdoor terrace and then keep the fighting spirit up by hitting the dance floor for a live battle between the two nationalities in the DJ booth. Who will win the glory of the dance floor? – Johanna from the club Flipside in Malmö or Spaniard Edu Lazaro? We are not sure but a safe bet is that there will be rock, garage, pop, beat and psych in the speakers.

No Good Club

The booking agency “No good recordings” are throwing a party at the underground venue Underjorden! A perfect place for a full night of true indie. The organizers say that it will be like a midsummer night’s dream. Well, as long as it is anything like a romantic comedy, we’re in! Get on the tram to Gamlestan pronto!

Richard Bona with Gerald Toto and Lokua Kanza

Richard Bona is back with a new band for two gigs at Nefertiti! Bona plays West-African rhythms and vocal harmonies with the roots of pop, jazz, soul and American R & B. Can’t help but citing Los Angeles Times comment about Bona: “Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!”

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.