Spotlight on Danish band Efterklang

8 09 2010

Efterklang, September 9 @ Beachland

This time ’round on the Beachland blog, we hail the lovely sound of Danish collective Efterklang, who’ll play the Beachland Thursday, September 9th. Eftkerklang’s exotic but thoughtful compositions are pretty but capable of laid-back fun, always willing to take a walk in the Metroparks and on the Lake Erie shorelines, but also up for a glamorous night out painting the town red.  Efterklang keeps itself in shape, but also doesn’t mind binging on beers and a good cookout!  Efterklang’s looking for someone cool to hang out with–no headcases, please–between 21 – 35 years of age…ah, we’ve been on Chemistry.com too much of late, haven’t we?

Learn more about this band in this great Aurgasm interview.

Let’s take the time to also talk about Denmark and showcase its capital, Copenhagen, which also happens to be Efterklang’s home.

1. Copenhagen is home to the world-famous music Roskilde festival, one of Europe’s biggest.  Last year’s festival features such headliners as The Pet Shop Boys, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grace Jones.

Tivoli Gardens at night

Image by Jamie Barras via Flickr

2. It’s also home to the famed Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park.

3. You can rent bikes in Copenhagen for free. Take that, gas-guzzling America!

4.Fueling up your bike trip, chow down on pølser (Danish hot dogs, essentially). If you choose dinner instead, you could have every kind of pickled herring dish imaginable–the Danes love this stuff–and complement it with beloved potato and bacon dish, Brændende kærlighed, which for all you Elvis fans, translates into “burning love”.


polser, the danish hot dog

5. Danes are pretty strict about obeying traffic lights. So should you jaywalk, they might think that you “træde i spinaten” (literally ‘trod on the spinach’, i.e. made a mistake) or even that you have “rotter på loftet” (‘rats in the attic’, which translates roughly into ‘crazy’)

6. If you just can’t get enough of Danes, check out this Danish Fun Fact Twitter Feed, where you might learn about sports like bunny hopping:

Oh, and they also love curling. They REALLY love curling:

Also on this bill–brought to you by our friends at the Grog Shop–is the wondefully noisy and unpredictable guitar duo of Buke and Gass, and Cleveland fave Leia Alligator’s Music Box.

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3 responses

8 09 2010
Music Recording Brisbane

It’s really interesting & enjoyable.

11 11 2010
morten

i’m from denmark, but i dont really think your right about that thing about bonny hopping. 🙂 and then i just want to come with a few Corrections. the so called pølser (danish hot dog) is by os danes normal just called hot dog. and in your beginning of the name (hot dog) you call it pølser, is not correct. the last picture on this website shows a pølse. http://www.weberklubben.dk/Default.aspx?ID=1257&action=ShowArticle&ArticleID=3874&BlogID=63
if you say it like that it would be the same as saying “sausages danish hot dog”
you rote a little grammatical mistake when you right “træde i spinaten” it is spelled correct if you right “træder i spinaten”

but it is still funny reading and fine made. all in all its well done;)

many good greatings. Morten, the Dane

11 02 2011
beachlandballroom

Morten! We just read this. Thanks for the bit of enlightenment. It’s good to know that hot dogs are universally loved.

You Danes seem to have a great thing going. Keep up the good work!

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