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Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 27 – 29

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

Club Fandango

If you think of Gothenburg’s party scene as a Bermuda triangle, you get a region stretching from Vasagatan – Linnegatan – Magasinsgatan. Pin down the centre point of this wicked triangle and you end up at an old boat on the canal looking like it is about to sink. But do not be mistaken! This Friday Rio Rio will be welcoming club organisers all the way from Stockholm. Run, swim, row or paddle your way there for a night of hip-house, slow jams, soca, disco, happy hardcore and ghetto tech!

Metaltown

Gothenburg has always been something of a hard rock city, and this weekend, fans of bands such as Monster Magnet, NOFX and Bad Religion can go wild at Frihamnen, the hub of the Gothenburg harbour. What could be a better setting for a hard rock festival? Harsh and salty winds, Götaälvsbron as a backdrop and the smell of steel and rust from the shipyards next door…

Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields are a New York based indie pop band led by singer song writer/musical architect/producer/visionary Stephin Merritt. The past few albums have had a synth-pop sound, where the lyrics continue to be as important as the music. The musical arrangement is always unorthodox, experimenting with different instruments and tunes. Don’t miss these bittersweet indie pop icons!

K R A F T

It’s the time of the month when Dimitros K & Jor-el enter the little club scene at Storan. The music will be electric, heavy and deep techno tunes. Be prepared for great DJ skills, deep cuts and back spins. And count on audiovisual effects. This all adds up to a fantastic dance party! And as an extra bonus it will be free entry all night!

Club Scratch

Club Scratch is always a good party. Sunday night features an extra special treat for all Scratch fans out there – straight from the city of angels – the ten-piece funk orchestra Breakestra! The band promises to bring ya some brand new funk, plus the timeless natural raw jams you might have witnessed live onstage before.

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.