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Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 15 – 17

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

Punky Reggae Party

On Friday, Pustervik’s much loved reggae club will team up with the über-cool rock club Slacker. The result? A dazzling punky reggae party. It will be an all-nighter, with the sounds of artists like Bob Marley, the Clash and the Maytals filling the speakers and the dance floor. DJs for the night are: Jonk, Mulle and MrGillis.


Local DJ star Dimitrios K will take over Nefertiti on Friday night and turn it into a full-scale audiovisual happening. Get ready for a night of pure electronic music, techno and dub. The party is both indoors and outdoors, but the basement dance floor is where the action will be.

Only VIP -II

For all lovers of hardcore and harder/darker music, head out to the cultural venue Underjorden on Saturday! Live: Mismo, Antizimex, Kevin Vera, Matt Restless (DK), Piecemaker, Bluecore, Shadowcore, dab, Icepick and Fulis. As an extra bonus you can, in true rocker style, bring your own beer and keep it in their fridge!

Soulastatic Summer All-nighter

We just love Soulastatic. Few other clubs in town make you dance and smile more than this genuine soul club. On Saturday, it is not only time for their annual summer all-nighter, but the club is also celebrating its’ ten year anniversary! The party has moved from Pustervik to the more intimate settings of Jazzhuset. Get ready to spin and twirl those hips of yours as some of the finest DJs on the Northern & modern soul scenes get behind the turntables. DJs for the night are: Andy Whitmore (UK), Steve Cato (UK), Karl Marthon, Max Hansson, Soulof, Sebban and Christian Punky.


Throughout the ongoing Gothenburg cultural festival some great bands will perform live at different venues around town. On Sunday, the local reggae and folk band Kultiration will take to the stage at Kungstorget. Kultiration is a very critically acclaimed roots, reggae and folk band with a cool, unique sound. Their live performances are always great so don’t miss the chance to see some fine musicians doing their thing on Sunday.


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.