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Music by Bergman: River Tiber

As River Tiber, singer/beatmaker Tommy Paxton-Beesley is unafraid to push his love for R&B and hip hop production into unusual places: pitching his vocals to sound like Mariah Carey, multitracking his voice into a dozen ghost choruses, and narrowing the gap in the soul spectrum between Jodeci and Flying Lotus. His early years have already put him into close working contact with Toronto peers like jazz-funk iconoclasts BadBadNotGood (he did overdubs on their 2014 album III and 2015’s Ghostface collaboration Sour Soul), while previous releases like 2013’s The Star Falls EP have shown just how starkly his blend of R&B and bass music stands on its own. River Tiber took his chops to the next level through collaborations with Pusha T and Kaytranada as well as appearing on Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, all ahead of his debut album release, Indigo, in June 2016. This next friday at Sónar.

Divus Julius presents…Merchandise

Merchandise returned with a new album with summery lead single “Flower of Sex”. The post-punk outfit released the album called A Corpse Wired For Sound. The nine-track effort serves as the follow-up to one of 2014’s best LPs in After the End. It was recorded in Italy, Germany, Florida, and New York and represents something of a metaphoric “death” of the band.  They’ll play at Razzmatazz 3 tomorrow.

White Summer 2016

White Summer, a festival of current trends that’s been held on the Costa Brava since 2012 and that combines music, shopping, gastronomy, art and shows in one space, comes to Barcelona for the first time. Five stages host all kids of artists, from up-and-coming musicians to acrobats and circus artists who dance on air.

Music highlights include Maika Makovski, a hypnotic performer who writes, sings and acts, presenting her new album, ‘Chinook Wind’ (2016); and American artist Maïa Vidal, a Barcelona resident, with her third record, ‘You’re the Waves’ (2015), a mix of electric folk, electronica and world music.

Rhythm and beat are provided by Markooz, Spanish champion Beatbox artist known internationally for his personal style and creativity when it comes to producing rhythms, melodies and sound effects… with his mouth. You’ll also see saxophonists Mark & Martin Duo performing classics of jazz via a curious dialogue between them; Brodas Bros, a company of hip-hop, urban culture and dance with a master class on the history of hip-hip dance and music.

Yldor Llach rediscovers the bicycle with his astounding acrobatics on two wheels and creates unusual images to surprise audiences; the Estampadas company fuses dance-theatre and aerial techniques with different supports to conquer unusual spaces; and Las Rojas are in charge of making you crane your neck to watch their magical aerial acrobats with hanging fabrics. Finally, Joana Sardà offers a singular performance where she paints a mural accompanied by live music. Tonight and tomorrow at l’Antiga Fàbrica DAMM.

Pardals: Est Oest

Última sessió avui a les 20h a l’Auditori de La Pedrera del cicle Artlab, un laboratori d’idees que posa en relació els nous grups musicals de l’escena independent amb joves creadors, instituts, escoles i universitats de referència en les diverses disciplines artístiques. Els protagonistes seran el quintet Est Oest, els “pardals” de la setmana, que es fixa en les arrels i en l’entorn que els ha vist créixer i, enèrgicament, emergeixen de la immutable boira dels hiverns a Vic. Cançons amb aromes fresques, que porten a qui les escolta a un indret inesperat. Mishima, Roig!, Adrià Puntí, Radiohead, The Strokes o Snarky Puppy són, entre d’altres, noms que construeixen l’univers musical d’aquest quintet, formant una amalgama inconfusible que ens convida a gaudir de les sensacions d’un món de contrastos, extremadament vital en totes les seves formes. S’acompanyen de les imatges col·lectives del projecte pedagògic Cinema en Curs.

Ville à Dômat: Capítol 134

Som absoluta disbauixa! A Ville à Dômat entrevistarem demà a una de les bandes locals del moment: Holy Bouncer A més, parlarem amb la gent del Barcelona Psych Fest que arriba aquest proper cap de setmana a Barcelona i del Minimúsica. També us informarem del Serielizados Fest que tindrà com a convidat a David Simon. Estrenarem el més nou de Pinkshinyultrablast, Whitney, Pumarosa, Augustines ,Little Scream, o Frank Turner i dels locals Mourn, Manel, Joana Serrat o Vallès.
Dilluns from 6.45pm 100.5FM
Ville à Dômat: Absoluta Disbauixa