Category Archives: Música

Divus Julius presents…Jagara

Calling in Amsterdam to huge acclaim, showcasing their talents as multi-instrumentalists and expert harmonisers. Cat on synths and electronic drum samples, Jane on guitars and lead vocals and Ruth switching between different instruments to create a dramatic, bold and electric live set which varies from stripped back 80s synth electronica (think New Order), guitar-led punk pop (Blondie) to R&B/funk moments (as in future single ‘Twice’ and the audacious ‘Last Dance’) and even euphoric Grimes-inspired dance builds and drops.

Music by Bergman: Clubz

Orlando Fernández and Coco Santos are Clubz, a Mexican band that started making a name for itself by bringing eighties electropop up to date and by preparing a reconquest focusing their sound on R&B, smooth bass lines and black pop. The duo debuted in 2014 with “Texturas·, a presentation EP that positioned them as one of the most interesting bands in Mexico and opened the doors of Canadà to them, label on which they will release their next record. For the moment tracks like “Épocas” and “El Rollo” already point to this change in direction towards urban rhythms and funk with an eye on the dance floor.

U2 celebra el 30è aniversari de ‘The Joshua Tree’

Bono i companyia tornen a Barcelona a l’estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc per la porta gran per commemorar el 30è aniversari de ‘The Joshua Tree’ (1987), el cinquè àlbum de la banda irlandesa, que inclou ‘hits’ com ‘With or without you’, ‘I still havent found what I’m looking for’ o ‘Where the streets have no name’, i que en aquesta gira interpretaran sencer.

Número 1 al Regne Unit, Irlanda i els Estats Units (el primer del grup a aconseguir-ho), va vendre més de 25 milions d’exemplars a tot el món i va convertir U2 en superestrelles.

Produït per Brian Eno i Daniel Lanois, l’icònic art de l’àlbum és obra del fotògraf i cineasta Anton Corbijn, que en aquell moment tot just començava a donar-se a conèixer.

Els teloners a la pota europea de la gira, inclòs el xou a Barcelona, seran Noel Gallagher (ex-Oasis) i els seus High Flying Birds. Convidats de luxe per a una de les grans cites amb la música en directe de l’any.

The muses of La Musa: Elena Setién

Elena Setién is a versatile artist in a permanent state of reinvention who, after having lived almost twenty years in London, Barcelona and Copenhagen, releases Dreaming of Earthly Things (Enja-Yellowbird, 2016). A complete record but not complex, easy to assimilate and with a lot of juice to extract that incorporates the legacy of names like Tom Waits, Billie Holiday or Nico, artists who marked her childhood. A flawless collection of songs that pretend to be autobiographical and yet they are a reflect of everyday situations created with a casual and naif tone.

Local Bands: Miqui Puig & ACP

After having started a prolific music career, Miqui Puig decided to make his own way as a solist. A music project starred by excellent and elegant records as Casualidades (Naïve, 2004) and Impar (PIAS Spain, 2008). A personal music project that returns after some years of silence with Escuela de Capataces (LAVRecords /Buenritmo, 2017), an album where the catalan singer-sonwriter shows, once again and with his band  Agrupación Cicloturista Puig (ACP), that he’s a great narrator of moments.