GIG: AZURE BLUE/ JUNIOR BRIELLE
Azure Blue is the solo-project of Tobias Isaksson, and he released his fourth album in May. Fast Falls The Eventide is packed with high-grade synth-music, an old-school, neon sound used to craft dreamy, shining melodies. He comes to Debaser Strand on Friday, joined by pop upstarts Junior Brielle.
BEER: STOCKHOLM BREWERS FESTIVAL
After a successful debut last year, Stockholm Brewers Festival returns to Orionteatern. Basically the concept is simple, and you can probably figure it out from the title. It’s a celebration of everything craft beer, a festival which brings together breweries from both Sweden and abroad to showcase their wares. The festival is split up into four sessions – a ticket gives you access to one session, which means five hours of festival, a collectable glass to take home and a live music performance (Tella Viv, Joe Davolaz and Hell On Wheels play). Each brewery will have three to ten beers on offer, and visitors can buy more beer tokens on-site.
Jun 8-10, Orionteatern
Nobelberget Marknad, their weekend flea market and chill party event, has been pretty popular this year, with around 6000 visitors coming to the premiere opening last month. And it might get even more popular, as they’ve now announced the entertainment line-up for the June 10 edition. The FinlandSwedish folk-pop group Vasas Flora And Fauna, who released a new single, Vi Köper Era Gamla Saker, in February are booked in to play. Also on-site will be Gittanbandet, a band for children formed by jazz guitarist Martin Hederos and Julia Messelt, with songs based on the books of Pija Lindenbaum. Also at the market will be a kombucha workshop, where you can learn to make every health-conscious hipter’s favourite tipple, a vegan pop-up restaurant and much more, as well as the usual flea market. The market opens at 11:00.
Jun 10, 11:00-1800, Nobelberget
EXHIBITION: ARVIDA BYSTRÖM
Arvida Byström has established herself as one of the most distinctive and remarkably talented young artists around. As the internet bleeds into our lives to the point where we can’t remember a time before it, her art has found some of the most innovative and striking ways of exploring and depicting online imagination and the deep wash in social media. Her work also explores feminist themes and ideas of the female body, censorship of the natural body and challenges to ‘beauty standards’. An exhibition of Byström’s work is now coming to Bondegatan’s Gallery Steinsland Berliner, under the title Cherry Picking. One of the ideas in play here is the concept that we ‘cherry pick’ our online world, that as the algorithms react to our choices and how we behave online we create a world around ourselves that we enclose ourselves in.
Jun 8, Galleri Steinsland Berliner
Born in East Germany, the French-German photographer Cathleen Naundorf has for twenty years worked with the big hitters of international fashion, including Dior, Valentino, Armani and more. Naundorf’s work seeks to go deep than normal fashion photography, to not only capture the image but also a sense of the passion that goes into the clothes themselves. This exhibition of her work features images that take fashion shoots into unusual and unique places. Naundorf says: “I’ve always been driven by curiosity. I like to listen to people’s life stories. A good photo must have a story to tell”.
Jun 8, 9, 10, Fotografiska
Main Image: Azure Blue by Håkan Moberg