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What's on in Sweden: April 17 - 23

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 15 Apr 2009, 21:50

Published: 15 Apr 2009 21:50 GMT+02:00

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The Blue Mountain Boys

The pride of Jämtland, The Blue Mountain Boys, make a rare appearance in the big city when they come to Stallet on Saturday.

Their music is a mix of classic material from the golden age of bluegrass, Swedish versions of well-worn favourites, and a slew of original material.

Price: 120 kronor (concessions 90 kronor)

Time: Saturday April 18th, 8pm

Tickets: Blue Mountain Boys Tickets

Location: Stallet, Stallgatan 7

More information: Blue Mountain Boys

Stockholm Derby: Hammarby - Djurgården

The first Stockholm football derby of the season takes place this Monday at Råsunda stadium in Solna.

Southsiders Hammarby have started the stronger of the two rivals with Djurgården fans already beginning to wonder where the goals are going to come from.

Price: 200 kronor - 450 kronor

Time: Monday April 20th, 8pm

Tickets: Hammarby Tickets

Location: Råsunda Stadium, Solna

More information: Hammarby Football Club

Andreas Gursky

Germany's Andreas Gursky is one of the world's leading photographers. This exhibition at Moderna Museet is his largest yet.

Gursky's pictures touch subjects such as work, globalization, mass consumption and the relationship between the individual and the collective.

The collection covers his entire oeuvre from student days at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf to the present. Several of the works have never been on display before.

Price: 80 kronor (concessions 60 kronor)

Time: Until May 3rd

Tickets: Museum entrance

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet

Tina Turner

After an eight year break legendary veteran performer Tina Turner is back in business and is set to play Stockholm Globe Arena this weekend.

Price: 635 kronor - 1755 kronor

Time: Sunday April 19th, 7.30pm & Monday April 20th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Tina Turner Tickets

Location: Globen, Globentorget 2

More information: Globen


Zulu 9.30 (ES)

Led by charismatic frontman Oski-Jah, Zulu 9.30 has taken audiences by storm at pop and world music festivals across Europe.

The band is the hottest new thing in the mestiza genre - occupied by exponents such as Manu Chao, Sergent Garcia and Ojos de Brujo.

Joy, rhythm and energy in plentiful supply at Pustervik in a typically late Barcelona night.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Thursday April 23rd, 9pm

Tickets: Zulu 9.30 Tickets

Location: Pustervik Theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Zulu 9.30

Emilie Autumn (USA)

US singer and violinist Emilie Autumn pays a visit to Sweden next week. She is top of the pop charts in her home country and is praised for her almost magical theatrical stage performances.

Emilie Autumn will start her two date Sweden tour in Stockholm at Klubben on Monday April 20th.

Price: 250 kronor

Time: Wednesday April 22nd, 7pm

Tickets: Emilie Autumn Tickets

Location: Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13

More information: Emilie Autumn

Frida Hyvönen

Mystic northern Swedish singer-songwriter Frida Hyvönen is fast becoming one of that select group of artists that needs no introduction.

So important is Hyvönen, along with rock colleagues Sahara Hotnights, to her home village of Robertsfors in Sweden's far north, that there are calls for her image to welcome visitors instead of the more conventional "Welcome, please drive carefully" sign.

Hyvönen made her breakthrough with the sublime "Until Death Comes" in 2005. Her third studio album, "Silence is Wild", released in 2008, has been given a standing ovation by the critics.

Price: 295 kronor

Time: Saturday April 18th, 8pm

Tickets: Frida Hyvönen Tickets

Location: Storan, Kungsparken 1

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More information: Storan


The Only Ones (UK)

The Only Ones are a British rock and roll band formed in the 1970s. The band were given a new lease of life in 2007 when their biggest hit "Another Girl, Another Planet" was used in a Vodafone ad campaign.

A tour followed, naturally, and on Saturday they give their Malmö audience a chance to experience their brand of music which straddles punk, psychedelic rock and power pop.

Price: 200 kronor

Time: Saturday April 18th, 10pm

Tickets: The Only Ones Tickets

Location: Kulturbolaget, Bergsgatan 18

More Information: Kulturbolaget

El Perro Del Mar

Don't miss the chance to see internationally acclaimed El Perro del Mar in Malmö.

Sarah Assbring's brittle voice brings together the melancholic lo-fi twee pop of her debut album with the euphoric choirs, brass and organs of the follow up, 'From the Valley to the Stars.'

Price: 115 kronor

Time: Wednesday April 22nd, 7pm

Tickets: Debaser Malmö

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

More Information: El Perro Del Mar at Debaser

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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