Is Laurel the next big thing from the British pop scene? With her whipcrack guitars and a sense of style and swagger that raises her above the crowds of bright new things, her voice and songwriting that blends rock and pop have earned comparisons to early Florence + The Machine. She released her debut album DOGVIOLET a few weeks ago, and plays her first Swedish headlining show at Bar Brooklyn this weekend.
GIG: TELLA VIV/ JELLY CRYSTAL
Stockholm four-piece Tella Viv are back with a new record contract with Bolero, a debut album on the way next year and a brand new single. Bang Boom Crash is the sound of the band creating their own helter-skelter take on pop-rock, loud, chaotic and fun. They’re joined at Under Bron this week by Jelly Crystal, who also has new music coming up, and VERO on DJ duties.
Designmarknad Sthlm and Färgfabriken traditionally say hello to summer with a spring market, and say goodbye to it with an autumn market. So here we go again. The concept is pretty simple: a bunch of small-scale designers will have stalls set up to exhibit and sell their wares, with everything from clothes to interior items. And there’ll also be food, drinks, coffee and music on hand to add to the general atmosphere.
Oct 13-14, Färgfabriken
MEDITATION: IKEBANA WORKSHOP
Flower-arranging probably isn’t how you usually spend your weekends (or? who knows really), but you’ll have the chance to this Saturday with an Ikebana Inspired Flower Workshop at Laika. Run by Flowers Bar Sthlm, Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower-arranging, and according to Wikipedia is “one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation and chadō for tea and the tea ceremony”. The workshop runs for two hours.
Oct 13, 11:30-13:00, LAIKA
EXHIBITION: HELENA LUND EK
Helena Lund Ek is a mixed media artist based in Stockholm, working with painting, sculpture, collage and more. Her new exhibition Crack An Egg takes a look at the strength and struggle behind sorrow. The artworks on display here explore the struggle between the physical body and the emotions that both drive and deter it. The exhibition bio states “Sorrow depends on strength to exist; mourning is a fist fight, tears seize energy, melancholy is resolute. But when agony circumvents rationality and encamps flesh, muscles, veins, organs, how do we instruct the body to withstand?”. Crack An Egg consists of paintings and sculptures in a variety of sizes and using a variety of techniques. It opens at TEGEL Stockholm on Saturday, and is on display until November 24.
Helena Lund Ek: Crack An Egg, TEGEL Stockholm, Oct 13 – Nov 24. Tegelviksgatan 51