Category Archives: Favourite Gig

Favourite Gig: Editors

 Editors will play today at Razzmatazz  their new album, Violence. the British outfit’s sixth album overall.

The record follows 2015’s well-received self-produced effort, In Dream. As signaled by the lead track “Magazine”, Violence finds Editors taking their dark wave rock towards a poppier sound. Some of that is likely the result of working with a producer whom the band had never met — not even during the recording process. After writing the majority of the album in an old cow shed near Oxford, UK, they began collaborating remotely with Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, leading to some unexpected shifts in style.

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Favourite Gig: :Arcade Fire

Canadian superstars Arcade Fire, who’ve crushed all their live shows in our fair city, from their memorable concert in 2016 at Razzmatazz to a massive set at the 2017 Primavera Sound Festival, are back in town to wow fans once again, this time tonight at Palau Sant Jordi. Their infallible power pop led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne is sure to bring about yet another collective catharsis on this tour where they present their fifth album, ‘Everything Now’ (2017).

Favourite Gig: Roger Waters

Roger Waters, founding member and writer of so many Pink Floyd tunes, is back in Barcelona after a stop during the 30th anniversary tour of ‘The Wall’ (1979) in 2011. He’s here with acclaimed tour ‘Us + Them’, which shows off the Waters’ innovative work and presents songs from the best Pink Floyd album, including ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Animals’, and ‘Wish You Were Here’. You can also expect to hear live versions of songs off Waters’ fifth studio solo album, ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’ (2017). Today and tomorrow at Palau Sant Jordi.

Favourite Gig: Imagine Dragons

From Las Vegas to Barcelona, Imagine Dragons, led by frontman Dan Reynolds, shake up Palau de Sant Jordi with their epic stadium rock. The band, which have become one of the most successful on the international rock scene thanks to, among others, their superhit ‘Radioactive’ and their two first albums, ‘Night Visions’ (2012) and ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ (2015), are back with their third efford, ‘Evolve’ (2017), one of the biggest sellers of 2017.

Favourite Gigs: Bob Dylan

Musician and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan is back in Barcelona to make his debut tonight and tomorrow at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as part of the Guitar BCN concert series. It’s another chance to see one of the living legends of music live, as he’s on tour around Europe to present his latest studio album, ‘Triplicate’ (2017). You can be sure to hear tracks from this LP as well as his big classics that have marked generations.

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.

Favourite Gig: Kylie Minogue

La diva pop australiana ha inclòs Barcelona en una exclusiva gira europea de cinc concerts íntims en recintes d’un tamany al qual no ens té acostumats Kylie. Com ella mateixa explica, interpretarà les cançons del seu nou disc, ‘Golden’ (2018), que veurà la llum el 6 d’abril, en icònics clubs europeus com el Café de Paris de Londres, on començarà un tour que passarà per Bikini en la seva parada barcelonina per descobrir abans que ningú com sona aquest esperat catorzè disc de la cantant i actriu australiana, que té ganes de fer-nos ballar un altre cop.