Photo by Jason Idris Alami
The festival season has already started. This usually means that the venues in town are taking a small break. However, what happens in Aarhus after the festival season ends? Worry no more; we’ve got you covered with tips on 12 gigs from September to November, that we consider must-see gigs.
PALA + EIRENE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
PRICE: 110 DKK
Two of the most blooming Aarhus pop acts are joining forces in September to bring you a musical strawberry milkshake experience. It is the sound of compressed youth, naivety, hope, and confusion, packed in the colors of the 80s. Both outfits recently released new singles, so expect sing-alongs and sweaty atmosphere, when these two acts conquer the Atlas stage in a couple of months. Check out Pala’s new video for ‘Weekend Girl’ below, and find Eirene’s new single ‘Never Enough’ via Spotify here.
What to expect: Dancing young ones stopping time for just a second.
THE BOY THAT GOT AWAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
PRICE: 100 DKK
These guys do not mess around. They serve straightforward rock music of the past, served with a modern twist. It is whiskey on the rocks if the rocks are frozen whiskey cubes. Their forthcoming album, ‘Moon Sick’, is expected in the fall of this year, so expect new tunes at the Radar gig in September.
What to expect: The sound of a Mustang 1965’s V8 flipping the bird to the oil crisis
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
PRICE: 100 DKK
Behind the alias, Peppermint B, you will find no other than Steffen Westmark of The Blue Van. However, with this project, he introduces another musical side of himself, unveiling a more positive vibe, with a focus on that special feeling before the summer ends. It positive and feel-good, perfect for the last days of September.
What to expect: A feel-good cocktail of happiness and love served by one of the best musical bartenders.
SCHOOL OF X + VERA + GOSS + VASCO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
PRICE: 120 DKK
We all love when we receive more value than we actually pay for. This show is one of those ‘value for money’ situations. The four musical playmates are joining forces to perform at Radar and Vega, respectively. All of the four are no strangers to the music business in Denmark and have all received praise and positive vibes from international fronts. Indeed, an exciting night.
What to expect: Danish artists with international potential introducing themselves to Aarhus
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
PRICE: 315 DKK
Do I really need to introduce these guys? Formed as a school project in 1997, the band has been on lips all over the world and blogosphere for years – even decades. Now, as a trio consisting of Jonas Bjerre, Silas Graae, and Johan Wohlert, they are ready to perform their new, and seventh studio album, ‘Visuals’ in Aalborg, Aarhus, and Copenhagen, respectively, so be sure to grab tickets in time, if you want to experience them live in 2017.
What to expect: Mew exploring colorful trends of the 80s with the new album, Visuals.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
PRICE: 90 DKK
Both major Danish and British radio stations have praised them and, they have released singles and albums with hit potential internationally, and are still simply down-to-earth guys. Musically, we are talking light guitar-pop, with the sound of warmer places on earth. It is feel-good and perfect for the usual Danish October weather.
What to expect: Jolly dance-along-summer vibes in the middle of October
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
PRICE: 180 DKK
Under a new alias, the duo previously known under the moniker of Rangleklods has unveiled new tracks, bits, and pieces under the alias of Blondage. We are talking electronic soundscapes with poppish layers, creating a sound that will fit both fans of Blaue Blume and Chinah, on one hand, and Lydmor and MØ on the other hand.
What to expect: A blast of electronic vibes, hits, and colorful drinks.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
PRICE: 180 DKK
As a young lyricist, a singing poet, and as a local guy, Karl William has conquered both heart and mind of many Danish music lovers. With his honest lyrics, he sings about the problems and confusion of everyday life as a person who is always on the quest for something more, but overlooks the simple joys; Karl William puts the simple things in focus. The late hours of the night, the hours of darkness, and the joy of simply being satisfied with life.
What to expect: A young lyricists creating a vacuum of emotions and vibes
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
PRICE: 90 DKK
Light sounds of Danish lyrics packed into a pop-universe, fitting perfectly in between other current pop artists from this country. It is a sound that can best be described as in between pop and noise, between happiness and confusion. With their DIY approach to music – and production – they have received praises from both Soundvenue and Politiken.
What to expect: A young band melting hearts in the darkness at TAPE
THE MINDS OF 99
JÆGERGÅRDSGADE 152 (FRONTLØBERNE, WITH TRAIN)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
PRICE: 330 DKK
Together, BeatBox Entertainment, Frontløberne, and Train are joining forces to bring you this magnificent show at the hidden gem of Frontløberne’s room at Jægergårdsgade. The show will be hosted one day prior to their Train gig. As one of the best live acts, the name of The Minds Of 99 has become synonymous with a positive experience.
What to expect: One of the most highly praised bands in unique surroundings
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
PRICE: 160 DKK
Known for their brilliance on the live stage, these guys are no strangers to Aarhus. It is the sound of a Volvo Amazon, picnic in the forest, and that one special guy finally asking you out. Musically, they combine Danish lyrics with the sounds of the past in ways that will even make boys fall in love with them.
What to expect: A night where it feels like everybody knows everybody at Atlas
THE SAVAGE ROSE (50 YEARS ANNIVERSARY)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23
PRICE: 260 DKK
Five decades have gone by, since The Savage Rose founded their band in 1967. You will like them; your parents love them, and your grandparents light up and raise their fist when you speak about them. As noted in Miller-Freeman’s book ‘The Unknown Legends of Rock’n’Roll’, The Savage Rose are to be considered among the most influential bands of the music of today. Yet, they are not stuck in the past, as noted by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, they are “not prisoners of history because they never stopped making it”. Among others, Bjork, mentions The Savage Rose among her influences, and I believe you do too after the concert.
What to expect: An opportunity to experience how music can and has moved mountains