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Jazz/blues and rock/pop in Stockholm – some personal suggestions

March 24, 2012

Below are some suggestions that I put together for those of you who perhaps come early to Stockholm or leave late, or for late nights during the conference. First some Jjazz and blues venues, then rock and pop. And at the end a listing where you can search want you want.

Fasching is sometimes called ‘the national jazz scene’ with all kinds of jazz of high quality (but seldom new orleans style), often US and other guest artists. Fasching has a bar and restaurant. Often it is a good idea to book a table, if you want to dine and to sit down. Entrance fee  100-300 SEK. Underground (T) T-centralen.

Glenn Miller Café is a small place, so good idea to book a table, but you may stand in the small bar. mussles  No entrance fee but you are supposed to pay minimum 30 SEK per set that you attend. The have a small menu, and I recommend their speciality – moules marinere, moules chowder and other mussels dishes, with pommes frites. But they also have entrecote, veg. dishes etc.  (T) Östermalmstorg or Hötorget.

Stampen is the place in the Old town for trad.jazz and blues. Free entrance on weekdays, Friday and Saturday, two bands, entrance 100-150 SEK. (T) Gamla stan.

From Jazz to rock and pop. Genre demarcations are not sharp as we know, but here are a few suggestions.To find out more google, or go to Dagens Nyheter På Stan listings, see below.

Strand is a venue I highly recommend, has bars, restaurant and music, at (T) Hornstull, on Södermalm of course 😉   Debaser, two establishements, one at (T) Medborgarplatsen, one at (T) Slussen.     Nalen has a bar, restaurant and a main stage for concerts (T) Hötorget or Östermalsmtorg.     Göta källare, restaurant, bar, music stage (T) Medborgarplatsen.  Södra teatern, theatre and concert hall, and adjacent    Mosebacke restaurants and concerts and clubs. (T) Slussen. From the Mosebacke terrace you have a beautiful view over Stockholm, and also from one of the bars.    Pet sounds källare, restaurant and bar with music some evenings in the basement, often Sundays.  Clubs/bars , in the box Guide in the DN listings, check ‘Gå på en klubb’. In the Old Town, not so far from Stamepn you will find   Engelen, beer and rock cover bands.

If you want to search for events the best on line guide is of course in Swedish, from the daily Dagens Nyheter. It is called På Stan. The link here takes you to the list of rock and pop concerts ‘today’.  Besides ‘Guide’ you choose type of activity (konsert, klubb, äta=restaurant etc). ‘Datum’: idag=today, i morgon=tomorrow. ‘Typ av konsert’ is evident. You may also type the name of the establishment in the box. –  Now that you all know some Swedish — good luck in the Stockholm night.

… to be continued, if I get the time…

Åke Sandberg /one of your conference organizers


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