Category Archives: Favourite Gig

Favourite Gig: Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine and their epic sound are back in Barcelona to present their fourth album, ‘High as Hope’ (2018), the majority of which was written composed and recorded by Florence Welch herself, and finished up in Los Angeles along with producer Emilie Haynie. This album also features collaborations with Jamie xx, Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Tess Jr. and Kelsey Lu. This time around you’ll see a more transparent Florence, singing unreservedly about her fears. Tonight at Palau Sant Jordi.

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Favourite Gig: Crystal Fighters

British trio Crystal Fighters are back in town, this time at Poble Espanyol, to play tracks off ‘Hypnotic Sun’, their latest EP. They’re currently working on their upcoming LP, so maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll give us a preview of what they’re up to. Belako get things going as the opening act.

Favourite Gig: The Tallest Man on Earth

Swedish artist Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man on Earth) has won the hearts of thousands of fans with his natural manner as his man weapon and a catalogue of highly emotional and melodic songs with echos of Bob Dylan. He’s in Barcelona to present his newest album, ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ (2015), the fourth of his career and the first he’s recorded with a band, which will perform live with him as well. Tonight in concert at Sala Barts.

Favourite Gig: Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings was founded in a Cleveland basement, the one-man recording project of Dylan Baldi. Prolific from the startBaldi’s early work was rough but immediate: crudely recorded, spring-loaded spasms of Buzzcocks-informed pop that quickly found an online following among the lo-fi-inclined. 

Cloud Nothings have announced a new album, Last Building Burning, their first since 2017’s Life Without Sound, and released its first single, “The Echo of the World.” The thrashing, noisy new song is a jolt, getting listeners amped for the forthcoming project. Tonight in concert at La2 de l’Apolo.

Favourite Gig: Massive Attack

All your favorite 1998 albums are getting big anniversary celebrations and Massive Attack are going to make the most of theirs. A week after announcing the reissue of their landmark album Mezzanine as DNA Spray Paint for its 20th anniversary, the electronic maestros announced plans to take the album on tour across Europe and North America. They’ll be joined by Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser, who performed on Mezzanine tracks “Teardrop,” “Black Milk,” and “Group Four.”  Tonight at St. Jordi Club.

Favourite Gig: Preoccupations

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong), to the rescue of post-punk. Disturbing and profound both for their forms and for their lyrics, Preoccupations await you in Barcelona today at La [2] of Apolo. They are a project that you should listen to almost by obligation. For fans of Savages, Clinic, This Heat, Liars, Deerhoof, Sebadoh, Echo & The Bunnymen or Pavement. We go back even further to see the flavors of bands from the 80s like Joy Division, The Church, or The Fall. They pick up their sober and dark style and place it today.

Favourite Gigs: Guadalupe Plata

El trio andalús practiquen un blues arcaic que trasllada al sud del Mississipí als anys 20, mesclat amb el ritme i l’actitud del rock de garatge més brut. Pròxims a l’escena psychobilly, en què punk i rockabilly abracen lletres carregades de referències al terror, el sexe i la violència, Guadalupe Plata tenen un directe explosiu. Ho podrem comprovar en la presentació del seu nou i homònim disc, ‘Guadalupe Plata’ (2018). Avui/Today a La2 de la sala Apolo.