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Gothenburg club and concert tips: September 5 – 7

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

At The Gates

The gig is sold out, but we’ve got to give it a shout out anyway. Since the band reunited at the Sweden Rock Festival earlier this summer, many have been waiting for this gig at Trägårn. The band is one of the front-runners in the melodic death metal genre that has been named “The Gothenburg sound.” If you manage to get tickets, you will be treated to a piece of live Gothenburg music history.

Kustomfest

The last day of a week of Kustomart at Gallery 54 will be celebrated at Kontiki. We’re not sure if the theme of the party is going to lean towards the DIY tradition or be a massive “Pimp my ride” extravaganza. Either way, with The Charger on stage it will certainly be a party. Their myspace page profile states: “If The Chargers had avatars it would be in the form of three cave men riding a big gas-guzzling muscle car, like a ’72 Dodge Charger.” How about that?

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A new club is breaking ground in Gothenburg. Three of the city’s most well known DJs will be camping out at Storan tonight. Christoffer Falk has turned into one of the most reputable DJs on the Swedish west coast club scene. Johan Soh has done more than 1,500 gigs in his professional career and Karl Von Spreti is the star behind clubs like Locatelli and Orgia. Expect an extraordinary set of electro dance music!

Moderat Likvidation

Scandinavian raw punk from the early 80s. One of Sweden’s most influential and legendary punk bands. It all started sometime back in 1980 in the suburbs of Malmö in the south of Sweden. After the gig at West Coast Riot earlier this summer, Fredrik Strage wrote in DN that, in contrast to most reunited punk bands, Moderat Likvidation has kept their anger intact! Punk Is Not Dead!

Scars on Broadway

Scars on Broadway is the long-awaited collaboration between guitarist/frontman Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan. Both are best known for their work in the Grammy winning band System of a Down. Daron Malakian addresses the project as just rock, but also with some metal influences in the System of a Down style. We are stoked!

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.