Local Bands: The Unfinished Sympathy

Els veterans The Unfinished Sympathy, que han tornat als escenaris després d’uns anys fora de circuit presenten ‘It’s a crush’, un disc que arriba de la mà de tres dels antics membres de la banda –el líder Eric Fuentes, el guitarrista Oriol Casanovas i el baixista Joan Colomo– als quals s’ha unit a la batería Víctor García, una altra figura cardinal de l’escena catalana. Aquesta nit a la sala Sidecar.


Favourite Gig: El Petit de Cal Eril

Una gran dosis de pop metafísic serà el que ens trobarem en aquesta gran trobada a l’Apolo amb dos dels millors discos en el que portem de 2018. D’una banda el ‘Blanc’ (2018) de Ferran Palau, tercer disc de la brillant carrera en solitari del component d’Anímic, que presentarà en directe amb Joan Pons (El Petit de Cal Eril), Dani Comas i Jordi Matas. De l’altra El Petit de Cal Eril, projecte liderat per Pons, que presenten en directe i compartint banda amb Palau també nou disc, el triangular ‘△’, produït, gravat i plantejat com una trilogia d’EPs, cadascun amb tres cançons inèdites i gravats en tres contextos molt diferents. Des d’una casa de palla a la Garrotxa fins a l’estudi Figure 8 de Nova York.

Divus Julius presents…Benjamin Clementine

British songwriter, pianist, and singer with an intense voice Benjamin Clementine grew up reading the poetry of William Blake and TS Eliot, but what changed his life was the keyboard one of his siblings bought for him, and discovering musicians from Erik Satie to Antony & The Johnsons. His debut, ‘At Least for Now’ (2015), won the prestigious Mercury Prize for Best Album in 2015. Now he presents his much-anticipated second album, ‘I Tell a Fly’ (2017), a work inspired by the idea of an alien or foreign being with extraordinary abilities that could be he himself. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Music by Bergman: The Magic Gang 

South coast heroes The Magic Gang have released their debut album. The band are a potent live force, while a flurry of singles have perfectly outlined their art-rock manifesto.

The Magic Gang are a Brighton four-piece apparently weaned on Norman Blake’s aforementioned group, Weezer, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and the recently departed London duo Ultimate Painting. The best thing about their self-titled debut might be their four-part harmonies: a raggle-taggle chorus full of personality.

Ville à Dômat #212: ‘La Belle Musique’

El programa més hedonista del moment torna avui amb una sessió de “belle musique”. Divus Julius Bonasera estrena el més nou de Yo La Tengo, A Place To Bury Strangers, Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, The Vaccines, Young Fathers o Embrace. Ens farem ressò dels dos concerts de la setmana: El Petit de Cal Eril i Benjamin Clementine. A més, com ja és habitual, descobrirem a nous artistes com: Yuno, Pizzagir,l Kero Kero Bonito, Cut Worms o The Magic Gang.
A més presentem una de les millors sèries del 2017: The Deuce.
Dilluns 19h a 21h. 100.5FM Ràdio Ciutat Vella.
Ville à Dômat: La Belle Musique

Best Covers: Lana Del Rey ‘You Must Love Me’

Lana Del Rey’s covered a song by Madonna, but it might not be a track you were expecting.

She’s taken on a song from ‘Evita’ while contributing to Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new album ‘Unmasked: The Platinum Collection’, which sees a bunch of artists doing their own covers of his show tunes. She’s offered up a version of ‘You Must Love Me’ (the only track in the movie that wasn’t also featured in the stage play).

Divus Julius presents…Kero Kero Bonito

Is it possible to mix delirious Japanese musical imagination with British pop? Can your name combine an oriental expression (Kero Kero is Japanese frog onomatopoeia) and a random-but-kawaii word in Spanish? Is it sensible to combine j-pop, dancehall and video game music in the same sound? And to do it in London? Singing the verses in Japanese and the choruses in English, or vice versa? Is Sarah Midori Perry maybe the best name ever for a frontwoman? Is it advisable to wait for five years to publish your first record so that every track is a hit and so that it is received like a strawberry ice cream in mid-August? Is it possible to predict which will be the most fun concert of the festival? Kero Kero Bonito leave us in no doubt: it’s a huge “yes” to all of the above.

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