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This year Stockholm got two new arenas. Tele2 Arena right by Ericsson Globe, just south of Södermalm, and Friends Arena in Solna (which is now Swedens national arena for soccer). So there might be a lot of arena rock in the forthcoming years.
But if you want live music, there are more certain places.
Debaser started out as a small club under a bridge at Slussen but are now something of an empire. If you want anything alternative in any genre, you can find it at any of their places. Today they have Debaser Medis at Medborgarplatsen, which is a larger place, and they have just started up a new venue and restaurant at Hornstull.
Södra teatern at Mosebacke is a lovely 19th century building with a few different scenes, and a wide selection of different styles of music and theatre. The main venue look like it hasn't changed since first opening with an interior in green and gold (and of course velvet chairs).
For the jazz fan, there's Stampen in Old town, but the safest bet for quality is the Glenn Miller Café. For classic music, check the listings of Konserthuset (Concert Hall) – a wonderful blue building at Hötorget – and Berwaldhallen, close to the American embassy.