Category Archives: Concerts

Favourite Gig: Patrick Watson

Montreal singer-songwriter and pianist Patrick Watson returns to Barcelona seven years after his last visit to present his sixth album, ‘Wave’ (2019). Watson, who has been compared to Jeff Buckley, Devendra Banhard, Andrew Bird or M. Ward, became known after participating in The Cinematic Orchestra’s ‘Ma fleur’ ​​(2007), including his song plus popular, ‘To build a home’. Tonight in concert at Sala Apolo.

Music by Bergman: Twen

The DIY-to-the-core duo Twen have debuted with an album. Awestruck is a time capsule two years in the making and recorded in different locations along the way. Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response harmonies, while frontperson Jane Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitarist Ian Jones’ guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism across the album. Tonight in concert at Heliogàbal.

Favourite Gig: Devendra Banhart

Venezuelan-American artist Devendra Banhart conquers hearts wherever he goes with his magical compositions and his charming trembling voice. This year he has presented his tenth album, “Ma” (Warner, 2019), in which he has the collaborations of Cate Le Bon and Vashti Bunyan. Filled with lush melodies and surprising string arrangements, Banhart – who is approaching his forties – deals with the death of parents and mentors and gives life lessons to the son he probably won’t end up having. Cruïlla Primavera presents him tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Ride

The British band Ride, formed in the late 80s by Andy Bell and Mark Gardener, is considered a pioneer of the ‘shoegaze’ sound. Their first stage lasted only until 1996, but they had time to publish such emblematic albums as their debut, ‘Nowhere’ (1990) and their continuation ‘Going blank again’ (1992). After being one of the most anticipated returns of the year when they met again in 2014, in their second stage they have already published a couple of albums, ‘Weather diaries’ (2017) and the most recent ‘This is not a safe place’ ( 2019), which they will review on this return to the city hall. Tonight in concert at Sala Apolo.

The muses of La Musa: Joina

JOINA presents her first record, “Companyes”, a tribute to all the women who have had the courage to break the silence and raise their voices. Poetry written in Catalan, combined with sung melodies and a sound environment of great instrumental richness, are what characterize JOINA‘s first record. Songs with a strong feminist burden and social demand, the result of personal experience and a deep will to share and collectivize these struggles. In an eclectic style, “Companyes” combines influences from hip-hop, funk, jazz, flamenco and classical music. Tonight in concert at La Nau.

Favourite Gig: 070 Shake 

070 Shake is really ahead of her time with Modus Vivendi and that’s probably on purpose. Its sound and execution live on another planet, somewhere far away from here.

Though it’s said Shake is a hip-hop artist, it’s best to not box her into any particular category to truly understand what type of artist she is, as she really shows off her range freely on Modus Vivendi.  The rapper sponsored by Kanye West will present today her first album, Modus Vivendi, in La (2) de Apolo.

Favourite Gigs: Morgan

Morgan has become one of the most beloved groups for both the public and critics. After their huge debut, “North”, in 2019 they premiere “Air” and go on tour: more than a hundred concerts throughout the country, in addition to Ireland or UK, including a double of ‘sold outs’ in the Circus Price. A tour that has won, along the way, five Music Awards. Now, the AirTour is over and before the deserved stop to take a breath, Morgan will say goodbye to the stage with twenty-five concerts in emblematic spaces such today in Sala Apolo.

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