Category Archives: Favourite Gig

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.

 

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Favourite Gig: Mishima

One of the most popular Catalan bands in recent years, straight outta Barcelona, with charismatic frontman David Carabén, it’s Mishima with their modern classic Christmastime concert, tonight at Apolo, celebrating the venue’s 75th anniversary. The band – Carabén (vocals and guitar), Marc Lloret (keyboards), Dani Vega (guitar), Xavi Caparrós (bass) and Alfons Serra (drums) – present their eighth album, ‘Ara i res’ (2017).

Favourite Gig: The Vaccines

So, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines on their fourth LP? After the 2015 release of English Graffiti, a hyper-stylized dream-pop reinvention of sound, and the departure of drummer Pete Robertson in 2016, the British indie-rock band left us not really knowing what to expect at all. But since the release of ‘I Can’t Quit’ and the four more singles that followed, it has quickly become clear that what we could expect from The Vaccines was a return to a guitar-driven, classic rock feel. Combat Sports takes The Vaccines back to that foundation of their original sound, while also mixing in vibrant 70s and 80s pop and glam-rock influences. The result is an energetic compilation of music that seems to hit a sweet spot for the group in terms of finding their sound in hopes to be more than “just another indie-rock band.” Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on your point of view) of starting The Smiths along with Morrissey, whom he later fell out with seemingly forever. Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, Marr has been a member of groups such as The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Now he comes to Barcelona on his own to perform his third solo album, ‘Call the Comet’ (2018). Today in concert at sala Bikini.

Favourite Gig: Morcheeba

British band Morcheeba, who started out in the mid-’90s and are led by Skye Edwards, touch down in Barcelona once again to perform their new album, ‘Blaze Away’ (2018). This ninth effort is filled with positivity and marks the start of a new, organic sound, as well as taking a look back at the joy of their earlier days. They span genres and ears with sounds of ’50s blues, ’60s psychedelic rock, ’70s dub reggae, ’80s electropop and ’90s hip hop. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: The Coral

Since 1996 (for early adopters), and 2002, when the UK band The Coral released their eponymous first album (which wasted no time climbing the UK charts, resting at number 5). Their brand of psychedelic Rock/Folk has helped other bands to emerge within the new style. To date, the band has released eight studio sets, their last being Distance Inbetween (2016).

The Coral have releases their newest album, Move Through The Dawn and today they will play it in concert at Sidecar.