Tag Archives: Festival jardins de Pedralbes.

Music by Bergman: Leon Bridges

We can enjoy the powerful voice of soul singer, Leon Bridges, when he presents Good Thingson the 11th  July. This new album highlights the evolution and renewal of the sound of this Fort Worth artist; a work that moves between jazz and soul classics, with shades of hip-hop.  Although he has often been compared to such great artists as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, the singer has been able to create his own distinctive label. Tonight at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes.

 

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Le Classique: Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Elvis Costello is back in Barcelona five years after his last visit. He’s coming armed with his greatest hits, and taking a musical look back at his extensive career, along with his band The Imposters. One of the most influential writers of all time, Costello has recorded more than 30 albums and has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, TonyBennett, Brian Eno, Bill Frisell, Buch Bacharach and Rubén Blades, among so many others. He’s joining in the Pedralbes Festival with a good dose of pop, rock, new wave, country and punk, playing every instrument he touches with precision, be it guitar, piano, bass, drums or harmonica. And wearing those glasses, of course.

Les muses de La Musa: Birdy

La jove escocesa Birdy, que va debutar amb 15 anys el 2011 amb un disc de versions de bandes com Bon Iver o Fleet Foxes, defensa avu al Festival Jardins de Pedralbes de Barcelona el seu tercer treball, ‘Beautiful lies’ (2016), amb el qual la cantautora ja fa temps ha consolidat el seu talent. Abans podem gaudir de Pavvla que presentarà el seu primer gran treball “Creatures”.

An institution of pop called Belle & Sebastian

An institution of Scottish pop, the group fronted by Stuart Murdoch years ago opened doors to new musical horizons beyond classic pop, and brought us albums such as ‘Tigermilk’ and ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ (both from 1996), and ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’ (1998). Belle and Sebastian are back in Barcelona, not to promote a new album (their most recent, ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’, was released in 2015), but to thrill fans with a review of their long and impeccable career. Tonight in concert at Jardins de Pedralbes.

The hypnotic folk-pop of José Gonzaléz

A Swedish singer and songwriter of Argentinian origins, José González is releasing his third album “Vestiges And Claws” after seven years of silence. His new release is a cosy ensemble of touching folk-pop songs with some new afro hints that indicate  his current passion for African music.

His delicate songs work very well when he plays them with other musicians and also in a solo format, with acoustic guitar. Both facets can be checked out in concerts in which one can also feel the influence of Simon and Garfunkel.

An indie music icon since his debut with “Veneer”, González´s career became solid with “In Our Nature” where he displayed his talent as a singer, instrument player and composer, as well as showing an exquisite taste in renditions such as  the essential Massive Attack´s “Teardrop”. Tonight at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes.

The majestic pop of M83

The majestic and dreamy songs of M83 get their inspiration from 80´s synthpop and are becoming a musical reference in the new millenium.

Anthony González is the French man behind M83. After releasing the third album “Before The Dawn Heals Us” (2005) he became a very requested remixer, working for Depeche Mode, Block Party, Placebo or Goldfrapp.

M83´s sophisticated electronic pop became more ambient with “Digital Shades Vol. 1” (2007) and recovered the song structure with “Saturdays  = Youth” (2008). This tribute to eighties music made him become the supporting artist of The Killers before establishing in Los Angeles.

His interest in soundtracks took him to write music for cinema, as well as completing the ambicious orchestral double album “Hurry Up, We´re Dreaming” (2011) that brought the definitive international fame. M83 is back in order to present the brand new “Junk”, inspired by eighties television series, with the collaboration of Beck. Toniight at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes.