Category Archives: Favourite Gig

Favourite Gigs: alt-J

The band out of Leeds alt-J, winners of the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2012 for their debut album from the same year, ‘An Awesome Wave’, are in Barcelona for the first time outside of a festival context. They present their third LP, ‘Relaxer’ (2017), where their extravagant arty pop continues to break boundaries. Tonight at St.Jordi Club.

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Favourite Gig: Kaleo

Kaleo, la joven banda islandesa de indie y rock´n´roll que ha cautivado al público de todo el mundo, confirman su primera gira española con concierto hoy en Barcelona.

La banda, consolidada en 2012 y formada por Jökull Júlíusson (voz y guitarra), Davíð Antonsson (percusión y voz), Ruvbin Pollock (guitarra) y Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson (bajo) han tenido una gran aceptación por parte del público, situándose en los primeros puestos de las principales cadena de radio de su país. Su primer álbum, en 2013, que lleva su propio nombre “Kaleo”, trinfo con grandes hits como Rock n´Roller” o “Glass House con un sonido muy potente y particular.

En 2016 han sacado su segundo álbum “A/B”, del cual ya han vendido más de 175.000 copias, entre los que destaca sus singles “No Good”o “All the pretty girls”, Además han conseguido #1 de radio en Francia, Alemania, Austria, España, Suiza, Eslovenia y República Checa. Por otro lado, ha conseguido el #1 del Billboard Chart en Estados Unidos con “Way Down We go”.

Favourite Gig: Elton John

Sir Elton John, one of the most acclaimed artists in the history of pop, is back in Barcelona with his band three years after his last visit to the city, as part of his ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ tour, where he immortalizes his biggest hits o the last five decades as well as presenting the album that gives its title to the tour, which was released in 2016. Since his debut in 1969, John has sold millions of records. With hits like ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Your Song’ and ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, he also holds the record for the second-best-selling single of all time with ‘Candle in the Wind’ (behind Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’), and has put on more than 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries around the world.

Favourite Gig: Perfume Genius

El músic nord-americà Mike Hadreas, conegut artísticament com a Perfume Genius presenta a l’Apolo el seu quart disc, ‘No shape’ (2017). Un disc que ha rebut grans elegis on sense fugir dels sons més intimistes dels seus inicis la seva paleta s’ha ampliat i ha abraçat la sofisticació, l’elegància del soul, les textures electròniques i el pop èpic sense despentinar-se.

Favourite Gig: Father John Misty

Consolidat com a Father John Misty i convertit en el guru del pop folk nord-americà del nostres temps convulsos, Josh Tillman torna a Barcelona per presentar el seu tercer disc sota el nom de Father John Misty, el polític i conscientment transcendent ‘Pure comedy’ (2017), que arriba després del brillant ‘I love you, honeybear’ (2015). Amb una presència escènica hipnotitzant ens tornarà a robar els cors amb el seu rock expansiu i hedonista. No us perdeu a la telonera, Weyes Blood, àlies de Natalie Mering, que presentarà el seu últim disc, ‘Front row seat to earth’ (2016). Aquesta nit a la sala Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Public Service Broadcasting

Sample-heavy soundscapes are this excellent London duo’s stock-in-trade. Using live guitar, drums and synths – and sometimes piano, brass or even banjo – they create eerie, white-knuckle instrumentals with vocal tracks from old radio broadcasts, public information films and crackly archive speeches. Their live show uses projections of archive footage to take their musical histories into new, audiovisual dimensions. This gig follows the release of their album  ‘Every Valley.’ Tonight at Sidecar.