Our gig picks this week
“Hey guys, any good concerts this week?” You bet. As the days get darker and colder the gigs keep piling up. To help you sort out your musical priorities, we’ve come up with our recommendations for the next five days.
Wednesday, November 4
Julia Holter, Vega
Always a favourite at Here Today, Julia Holter’s latest release, Have You In My Wilderness has received universal acclaim. If your dream hangout spot is the Road House from Twin Peaks, welcome to your new musical obsession.
Thursday, November 5
The Prodigy, Tap1
Do we really need to tell you why the Prodigy are worth seeing? Weren’t you around when the video for “Firestarter” was playing everywhere? Jeez, live a little.
Shilpa Ray, Loppen
If you haven’t already shaved the top of your head and colored the remaining hair green in tribute to the Prodigy, you can opt for a more quiet evening with Shilpa Ray, who did this wonderful duet with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Friday, November 6
Chelsea Wolfe, Loppen
The dark queen of doom folk is back again with Abyss. Halloween really isn’t over till Chelsea’s passed through town.
Mercury Rev, Koncerthuset
These indie heroes of the 80s and 90s are still going strong with their newly release The Light in You.
James Chance and the Contortions, Jazzhouse
NY NO WAVE! KILL YR IDOLS! God knows how or why they are still playing, but how can you not be into a little contortion?
Saturday, November 7
Put on your best canadian tuxedo and point your Mustang south towards Amager Bio for longhaired-wonder Kurt Vile.
(If you are in Århus you will have the chance to experience Kurt Vile at Voxhall on the 4. of November.)
Kuku and Blixa Bargeld, Jazzhouse
Honestly I can’t think of many reasons why you wouldn’t want to see Blixa Bargeld doing anything, anywhere. Just the other day I watched a video of him making risotto on German tv. Worth it.
Sunday, November 8
Son Lux, Lille Vega
No one goes wild on a Sunday, so why not chill with Son Lux instead? Also, is this what people mean by chamber pop?
Thurston Moore, Store Vega
Or else head round the corner to Vega’s larger venue and check out Sonic Youth-founder Thurston Moore. Then again I haven’t read Kim Gordon’s autobiography yet so I dunno whether I’m supposed to be ok with him or not.
Patty Waters, Jazzhouse
Believe it or not, Jazzhouse does actually host jazz gigs every now and then. “Priestess of the avant-garde” should be all the endorsement this jazz innovator needs. Jazz (and did I mention jazz?)