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Stockholm club and concert guide: July 10 -13

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

Megamini festival

It’s that time again. The people at Trädgården, angels that they are, have invited all of Stockholm to a free festival. Kristoffer Åhström, Boris och The Jeltsins and The Tarantula Waltz are three of the bands lined up to play before the club band takes to the stage. For heaven’s sake, don’t miss this.

Lighters up

DJ Lickshot is celebrating his birthday by inviting loads of his friend in behind the record players. They’ll be focusing on the UK, grim and that London vibe we have so little of in Stockholm at the moment.

Falling and laughing

Falling and Laughing tends to bring in excellent live acts and nice DJs for its club night. “Fall falling falling again, Cos I want to take the pleasure with the pain, Fall falling falling again”. At Debaser Slussen of course.

Jazz festival

Landet — oh, how we love Landet . Telefonplan’s finest is having is very own little jazz festival. Josef och Erika, Daisy and Nils Berg are playing, as are tons of other people you won’t want to miss.

Electronic clash

There’s dance chaos afoot when the two night life mainstays Risky Bizniz and Clitspit clash in a derby duel. Hard to say how it will go but get yourself down there, get right behind your team and stand completely still when your opponent starts to take over. If you can manage it that is.

Ibiza at F12

Fredsgatan has outdone itself again this summer. Famously fantastic Ibiza duo Clive Henry and Jamie Jones are coming to Stockholm and bringing with them everything that has made their club such an international household name. This is simply house at its very best.

Thorells syndrome

Thorells Syndrom give praise to the history of rock at Lasse i Parken. Friday tunes with Zinken’s finest, except in Hornstull.


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.