Gothenburg club and concert tips - August 7 - 10
Monthly Magazine · 7 Aug 2008, 15:07
Published: 07 Aug 2008 15:07 GMT+02:00
Way Out West is back for the second time round! This year featuring top artists such as Neil young, Sonic Youth, Franz Ferdinand and Sigur Rós. Beautiful Slottskogen Park is the heart of the festival. Although there's no camping in Slottsskogen, you don't have to worry; the festival ticket doubles up as a club pass that will get you settled until dawn. Let's just hope the weather for Way Out West is a bit better than what we’ve had over the last few days.
Celebrate the end of a great band; the local indie boys from Broder Daniel. The bittersweet indie pop band will have their last performance ever at Way Out West. Broder Daniel started out in the late 80s and has since been much loved by many youngsters with teenage angst. We expect the After Party at Kulturhuset Underjorden in Gamlestan to be jam- packed Friday night. The organizers promise great DJs, visuals and secret guests.
Go for a full night of Brazilian style partying at Valand. The money spent will support kids in need in Brazil. Sweden´s best Brazil band Sinho banda Colibri will be playing and the great dancers from Brasilidade Mendes Dance Company will get your feet moving.
Need something that will get you out of that end-of-holiday low? Showdown will be the place for you. Performing on stage are power trio Place to Bury Strangers. If three words were to describe this band it would be; loud, intense and electrifying. In addition, hyped garage punk band Division of Laura Lee will be showing up. This Gothenburg band are known for their amazing live shows. Get in for free with your festival pass or pay 120 kronor at the entrance.
This concert will be the perfect cool down after an intense weekend in Slottskogen. And the Annedal Church will be a great setting for Hederos and Hellberg’s stripped down piano-harmonica covers. Did you ever wanted to know what Scandinavian melancholy in the post-Bergman era feels like? Hederos and Hellberg will gently take your hand and lead you there.