Early-May music: One Direction’s favourite rockers

5 Seconds of Summer
Tue May 12, 20:00; Forum; 390kr

5 Seconds a Summer are a young pop-rock band from Sydney, founded in 2011 by a group of school friends.

They built their fan base through videos on YouTube while juggling band practices at their parents’ homes.

Inspired by the likes of Blink-182, Green Day and Nickelback, their big breakthrough came when they supported One Direction on tour, not least because the boy band helped them gain popularity by tweeting links to their songs.

Maybe this is why their concert has sold out. Check internet forums for tickets.

Chadwick Stokes 
Tue May 5, 21:00; Ideal Bar Vega; 125kr

This Bostonite has long been blasting out timeless tunes that merge folk and psychedelia. Here to promote a solo album, The Horse Commanche, he is also the frontman of bands Dispatch and State Radio. (PM)

Diane Cluck 
Wed May 6, 20:00; Bremen Teater; 120kr

Diana Cluck is a talented singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania whose music is inspired by the anti-folk scene, but she is said to be way more talented than other artists of that movement. (JK)

J Cole
Wed May 6, 20:00; Vega; 330kr

American hip-hop legend J Cole is ready to bust out his rhymes and soulful tunes on Danish soil this May. The Grammy-nominated rapper is a favourite on the international hip-hop scene – don’t miss out! (PM)