Category Archives: Favourite Gig

Favourite Gig: Kraftwerk

Following their successful worldwide 3D concert tours, the pioneers of electronic music Kraftwerk present their show at the Festival Jardins Pedralbes. Their compositions, which employ innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerized beats, have made a huge international impact on so many music genres. During their live concerts, Kraftwerk (made up of Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert and Falk Grieffenhagen) illustrate their belief in the respective contributions of human and machine.

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Favourite Gig: Eddie Vedder

You know Eddie Vedder as the frontman of classic grunge band Pearl Jam, who were just back in Barcelona in 2018 after a ten-year absence from our stages. And now he’s back on his own at the Palau Sant Jordi with a set list that includes his own songs (though he hasn’t released a solo album since 2011’s ‘Ukelele Songs’), Pearl Jam songs, and covers of tunes by different artists.

Favourite Gig: Immaculate Fools

El cantante, guitarrista y compositor Kevin Weatherill, líder de la legendaria banda británica de pop que tuvo su mayor éxito a medianos de los 80 con el single que da nombre a la banda, retoma Immaculate Fools después de separar el a finales de los 90 acompañado de nuevos músicos y dispuesto a darle a sus temas favoritos las melodías que siempre buscó. La primera parada de la gira de presentación de su nuevo álbum es hoy en Barcelona, donde presentará sus nuevas canciones y sus éxitos en la sala Salamnadra.

Favourite Gig: Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham’s music defies classification with folk, blues, country and rock n roll all part of the recipe. It’s authentic and powerful and the songs are rooted in real life – in survival and sacrifice and, yes, sometimes just having a damn good time.

Nobody making music today has a voice like Bingham’s, one that has the worn and weary character of an old fighter more than twice his age but the power of a young man. It’s an intoxicating mixture that reaches new levels with the support of his talented band.

Bingham is a singer-songwriter, not a product, and his latest studio album American Love Song movingly shows how the overarching theme of the personal and communal American existence can encompass triumph and tragedy from one moment to the next. Tonight in concert at La Nau.

Favourite Gig: Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine, the British composer, pianist and singer with an intense voice, won the 2015 Mercury Prize for Best Album with his debut, ‘At Least for Now’ (2015). He’s back for the second year in a row at the Guitar BCN festival, this time with ‘An Evening with Benjamin Clementine & His Parisian String Quintet’, where Clementine takes the stage at the Tívoli along with five renowned French string players, including Barbara Le Liepvre on the cello.

Favourite Gig: Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance, started in the early ’80s by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, are considered one of the most influential bands around. They’ve inspired the likes of Björk, Enigma, Florence and the Machine, This Mortal Coil and Cocteau Twins. The duo are back in Barcelona to play two nights at BARTS as part of their tour called A Celebration. Life & Works 1980-2019, where they celebrate their 40th anniversary of a career filled with beautiful and eclectic music. Tonight and tomorrow.

Favourite Gig: Catfish and the Bottlemen

Defining undimmed ambition as the flag bearers for energetic, arena-filling alternative rock, Catfish and the Bottlemen will be presenting tonight their new album at Razzmatazz.

Their third album after a wait of almost three years, following 2014’s The Ride and 2016’s The Balcony(selling over one million copies between them), The Balance hits the playlists of a growing, ceaselessly passionate community of young fans worldwide. The response to recent singles, including Longshot (achieving 30 million streams and counting), has only fanned the flames of expectation.