Category Archives: Concerts

The muses of La Musa: SOPHIE

For the past few years SOPHIE has challenged and redefined ideas of pop culture and appeal with music that is harsh yet beautiful, full of familiar elements used in unexpected ways. Since the release of the 2015 debut album Product, Sophie’s wonderfully challenging production has led to collaborations with artists such as Charlie XCX and Vince Staples. 2017 saw SOPHIE in front of a camera and microphone for the first time with the exceptionally tender, “It’s Okay To Cry,” introducing audiences to the visual side of her creativity. With a reimagined live show first debuted at the end of 2017 in Los Angeles, Sophie will present tomorrow at Sonar Barcelona a genre-bending audiovisual experience that only a maverick such as herself could produce.

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Le Classique: The Psychedelic Furs

During the ’80s English band The Psychedelic Furs were a big part of the pop and melodic new wave scene along with other groups like Simple Minds, though they didn’t seem to enjoy as much commercial success. The comparison with Simple Minds doesn’t come out of nowhere: both showed up on soundtracks of movies by John Hughes, with The Psychedelic Furs song inspiring the film of the same name, ‘Pretty in Pink’ (1986), and Simple Minds having a huge hit with ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ from the 1985 film ‘The Breakfast Club’. After breaking up in the early ’90s, The Psychedelic Furs got back together at the turn of the century and since then they’ve been touring and revisiting their hits, as they do tonight whey they stop in Barcelona on their ‘The Singles Tour’.

Local Bands: Ljubljana & the Seawolf

Ljubljana & the Seawolf neix a Barcelona a principis del 2012 a partir d’un projecte comú de cinc músics que tenen les seves arrels en la música de carrer a partir d’instruments acústics, cops de peu, equilibrismes i més peripècies, com també bregar amb les normatives restrictives que absurdament té la nostra ciutat explicar les expressions artístiques no convencionals. Presentaran el seu nou EP, ‘Shit dope’ (2018). Avui en concert a Laüt.

Favourite Gig: Travis

Travis are bringing their classic 9x platinum album “The Man Who” to the stage. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, produced by Nigel Godrich(Radiohead), “The Man Who” spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1 and won the best album BRIT award. Two time ‘Best Band’ BRIT Award winners Travis have a rich touring history including headline slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals like Glastonbury, Montreux JazzFestival, Roskilde Denmark among many others. This year Travis will bring his alternative rock and britpo. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Django Django

New album, new tour for Django Django! The British band will be live in Razzmatazz today. After a first eponymous album released in 2012 followed by “Born Under Saturn” out in 2015, British members of Django Django are back with a new and third opus called “Marble skies”,

Django Django  laid the blueprint for a confident, adventurous and psychedelically-bruised strain of art-rock that melds intangible electronic flourishes to the visceral rub of live instrumentation.

 

 

The muses of La Musa: Princess Nokia

A woman of many aliases, Destiny Frasqueri first made headlines as “Wavy Spice” in 2013 before diving into Afrofuturist explorations as well as disco, blues and soul vibes under her birth name. Recently, as Princess Nokia, she’s become a local icon, spitting an airy flow over hip-hop beats. Despite all the shifts, one trait remains: a commitment to continually breaking expectations. Her newest release, an emo mixtape titled A Girl Cried Red, is the latest thrilling transformation. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.