At just 20 years old, Nashville native Sophie Allison is already well-known for the raw emotion she demonstrates as Soccer Mommy. Not only did she put together a poignant collection of songs for her Clean debut, but she consistently delivers a stirring live show. That’s especially true when she performs her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”, a frequent concert staple. Now, she’s transferred that heart-rending power to a studio version of the track.
He moves like his compatriot Nick Cave and the press have called him a cross between Alan Vega and Ariel Pink, but the Australian Alex Cameron dodges all comparisons in order to create a strange and fascinating soundscape that takes a little from each of atmospheric electronic music, dark pop of the eighties and the least conventional crooners. The Sydney artist, accompanied by the saxophonist Roy Molloy, has just release Jumping The Shark on Secretly Canadian, a record with out-of-this-world arrangements with which Cameron at times evokes Suicide, Bruce Springsteen and at others Arcade Fire. This next Saturday at Primavera Club.
The Boss kicks off the European leg of his The River Tour 2016 in Barcelona, one of his favourite cities, along with his faithful E Street Band. The tour coincides with the release of the box set ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ (2015), an exhaustive look at the era of Springsteen’s celebrated fifth album, ‘The River’ (1980). The original The River Tour got underway on October 3, 1980, two weeks before ‘The River’ was initially released, and went on until September 1981, with 140 concerts that left their mark on the global audiences, and that the band are now reliving. Tonight in Nou Camp.
Hard rock band Wolfmother‘s 2005 self-titled album went gold in the USA and triple platinum in their native Australia, and it also won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Their awaited fourth album, ‘Victorious’ (2015) is an electrifying testament to the depth of the talent of Andrew Stockdale, the band’s writer, singer and guitarist. Recorded in the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles with Grammy winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen), the album’s songs are provocative, ingenious and powerful. Tonight in sala Apolo.
Mestre Bergman presents this week a trully riot band. “Full Communism”, the debut album by Downtown Boys, was one of the key albums of 2015, a furious and inflammatory album that returns to the rebellious and revolutionary spirit of rock in the key of prodigious punk. Formed at the beginning of the decade by the guitarist Joey L. De Francesco and the vocalist Victoria Ruiz, the Providence band self-released a mini-album in 2012 and a 7” in 2014, but it is now, under the umbrella of the Chicago studios Electrical Audio that everything has fallen into place and the sextet has launched its conquest of guerrilla punk. It is resounding slap in the face that is full of an anti capitalism and anti racism message, a call to action that at times revisits Bruce Springsteen, at others returns to the riot grrrl spirit or perfectly marries the combative with the festive. A must-see live. The will play this year in Primavera Sound.
Acompanyat de la seva banda The Violators, Kurt Vile presentarà al nostre país el seu sisè àlbum d’estudi, que veurà la llum a la tardor. Excomponent dels ara populars The War On Drugs, aquest cantautor americà ha aconseguit llaurar-se una carrera sòlida i fructífera amb discs com “Constant Hitmaker”, “Smoke Ring For My Halo” o el recent “Wakin On A Pretty Daze”, treballs on es capbussa en la tradició americana des d’una visió moderna (com bé delaten les seves influències, que van de Bruce Springsteen a Pavement). Primavera Sound al presenta avui a la sala Apolo. Obrirà la vetllada el duet de Brooklyn Lushes, que presentarà el seu segon àlbum “Service Industry”
Amb dos àlbums publicats, Ezra Furman està aconseguint fer-se un forat en l’escena de rock de taverna ‘indie’ nord-americana actual. La seva sonoritat és inequívoca i de seguida us vindran al cap noms com Bruce Springsteen o Bob Dylan. Rock americà de tota la vida però amb lletres divertides. Acaba de publicar el seu segon disc “Perpetual Motion People” i avui el presentarà al Sidecar.