What’s On in Sweden: December 10th – 16th

What’s on in Sweden: British punks in Stockholm, American scratchers in Gothenburg and a study of entertainment in Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: December 10th - 16th
Sweden's The Soundtrack of Our Lives


Jim Jones Revue (UK)

British punk band who describe themselves as a cross between Little Richard and the MC5. Support from Hellshovel and The Centrefolds

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 10th December

Time: 11pm

More information: Debaser


Iron Fist and Powerfool play loud!

Price: 350 kronor

Location: Fryshuset

Date: 11th December

Time: 6.30pm

More information: Fryshuset

Elizabeth Kontomanou (US)

The international Grammy award winning jazz singer plays Fasching

Price: 190 kronor

Location: Fasching

Date: 11th December

Time: 8pm

More information: Fasching

The Drums (US)

New York quartet, The Drums, who exploded onto the scene last year.

Price: 145 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 12th December

Time: 7pm

More information: Debaser

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (SWE)

At the vanguard of Swedish bands known on the international stage.

Price: 325 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 16th December

Time: 9pm

More information: Debaser



Iron Fist and Powerfool play loud while surrounded by green rabbits at Liseberg

Price: 380 kronor

Location: Liseberg

Date: 10th December

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Liseberg

Bob Log III (US)

With his latest album ‘My shit is perfect’, let’s hope there’ll be no show and tell.

Price: 60 kronor

Location: Sticky Fingers

Date: 10th December

Time: 11pm

More information: Sticky Fingers

Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth (US)

The legendary scratch duo from Mount Vernon, New York

Price: 295 kronor

Location: Pustervik

Date: 14th December

Time: 9pm

More information: Pustervik


Crash Diet (US)

LA Glam Rockers give an understated performance

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 10th December

Time: 7pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

Ekman’s Triptych – A study of entertainment

Dance performance choreographed by Sweden’s leading choreographer

Price: 120 – 325 kronor

Location: Malmö Opera House

Date: 10th and 11th December

Time: 7pm/6pm

More information: Malmö Opera

Best Coast (US)

Influenced by the harmonies of The Beach Boys and The Everly Brothers. Support from Leeds band Sky Larkin

Price: 90 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 15th December

Time: 9.30pm

More information: Debaser

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Stockholm Open set to serve up a storm

The ATP Stockholm Open hits the Swedish capital on Saturday with international players vying for a piece of the €530,000 ($718,000) pie. Will it be a local Swede who takes out this year's title? The Local chats to the tournament organizer to find out more.

Stockholm Open set to serve up a storm

“All the sponsors, players and organizers are getting ready, I’m really excited,” tournament spokesman Christian Ahlqvist told The Local over the phone, with the sound of tennis balls thwacking around in the background.

Held inside Stockholm’s Royal Tennis Hall, the tournament has been played every year since 1969, attracting some of the biggest tennis names in Sweden and the world.

“All the big Swedish players have played in the Stockholm Open, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander. Former world number one Roger Federer won the title in 2010. We’ve had some really great players, its always been one of the tournaments to play in,” explained Ahlqvist.

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Headlining this year’s contingent is Spanish world number four David Ferrer who is tipped to take home the trophy.

“Ferrer is coming from Shanghai, he’s a great player and he’s always performed very well here,” said Ahlqvist.

But if you thought it was a one horse race, think again. Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Polish giant Jerzy Janowicz (who is over two metres tall), both 22, are two young players looking to challenge Ferrer and show the tennis world that they belong at the top.

However the odds are against Sweden netting the championship. World number 444 Markus Eriksson is the only confirmed Swedish player so far, although more may find their way through in Friday’s final qualifications. But statistically, the odds aren’t historically in the Swedes’ favour, with the last winner, Thomas Johansson, in 2004.

A strong Swedish presence in the singles may be lacking, but the Swedish men are expected to do better in the doubles.

“Jonas Björkman is making a comeback in the doubles with one of the best doubles players in the world, Robert Lindstedt. So that will be interesting to see,” said Ahlqvist.

As for a tip for the winner, Ahlqvist likes world number 41 Jarkko Nieminen from Finland.

“Jarko is someone who’s been a bit on and off the court with injuries. He’s played here so many times before, he’s almost a Swede. Everyone would love to see him win one.”

Saturday marks the opening ceremony for the Open, which will be held on centre court and is free for everyone. The tournament begins on the same day, with the final scheduled for Sunday the 19th.

Josh Liew

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