GIG: NADJA EVELINA
“I think it’s because I’ve written the album over a time when I myself have moved here. So every day was exploring a new place, and I think using the places’ names in the songs is trying to make myself at home in a way. I notice it even when I speak, that I was happy when I realised you could walk from Medis to Skanstull. It’s like the city coming together for you, when you live in a place. You notice it in the record, because it’s been part of my personal process to feel at home in the city”. Nadja Evelina is now very much at home in Stockholm, and she takes to one of the city’s stages this weekend to celebrate her new album Vi?, for the record’s big release show at Debaser. Support comes from Riga Tiger.
May 25, 19:00-03:00, Debaser
As well as aiming to be a climate-positive festival, Department have also put together a line-up that brings some of the biggest and shiniest names in clubbing, as well as some rising stars, to Slakthusområdet. Adam Beyer and Fatima Osman are just some of the obvious highlights of the line-up, but there’s plenty more to get you through one massive day of clubbing. You can read more about it here.
May 25, 14:00-03:00, Slakthusområdet
Are you looking to get your green fingers into gear with summer coming up? Then maybe the Plantloppis (Plant Market) at Hötorgsterrassen might be the thing for you. To celebrate the release of the new book Sticklingar, rötter & blad, the terrace is hosting a market where exhibitors will be selling plants and cuttings, so if you’re planning on new additions to the garden it might be the place to be.
Mar 25, 11:00-16:00, Hötorgsterrassen
FOOD: STHLM BURGER FEST
It’s that time of year again, when Sweden’s burger fanatics Burgerdudes take over Barrels to set up their annual festival of all things burger. The celebrations continue over three days, and you can learn more about them here, in our interview with the Burgerdudes.
May 24-26, Smålandstorget
GIG: CAT PRINCESS/ BLACK BEACH BABY
The Cat Princess gang, Sweden’s foremost purveyors of tongue-in-cheek intellectual indie-rock, have finally gotten around to releasing their debut album. Forbidden Items is out now, and the band are celebrating with a release show at Bar Brooklyn on Friday. Support comes from doom-pop duo Black Beach Baby.
May 24, 18:00-03:00, Bar Brooklyn
Photo: Nadja Evelina by Austin Maloney