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The muses of La Musa: Mattiel

An ad designer, illustrator, and set builder, Mattiel enjoys testing her strength in new and unknown territories. She was born an only child in Georgia and grew up working on her mother’s farm. This rural, isolated space gave her room to grow and experiment with a wide range of interests. As an adolescent, she found refuge in her mother’s limited record collection, which included several albums by Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, and The Monkees.

After moving to Atlanta, Mattiel developed a palette for more diverse musical interests. She developed her vocal style over the course of several years – often alone in her car on long drives to work.  She ventured into songwriting after meeting Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley in 2014. Mattiel took what she knew about constructing visual design and applied that methodology to writing music.

As the group began producing more material, a full length album was written and recorded in a span of nine months (not unlike the gestation period of a human baby.) Their process was simple: Michael and Swilley supplied instrumental compositions and handed them over to Mattiel for lyrical content and melodies. Her influences include Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers and Jack White among many others.

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Festival Cruïlla 2018

The eclectic Cruïlla music festival is a favourite for locals in the Barcelona summer festival season, and it celebrates its ninth year running on July 12, 13 and 14 in the Parc del Fòrum with a line-up of some 40 performances featuring all kinds of musical styles, and featuring veterans as well as up-and-comers.

One of the headliners is the great David Byrne, who not only was the frontman for the legendary Talking Heads but has also enjoyed an extensive and fruitful solo career and is one of the first English-speaking stars to open up his sound to include Latin and African rhythms. Fans of rock rooted in Americana are excited about the addition of Jack White to the line-up, with his third solo album, ‘Boarding House Reach’ (2018), and of bluesman Seasick Steve. For fans of rap and urban music, don’t miss The RootsN*E*R*D (Pharrell Williams among them), Prophets of Rage (the supergroup made up of members of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, Chuck D and DJ Lord Public Enemy, plus B-Real from Cypress Hill), and British outfit Bugzy Malone, showing off the harder side of hip hop.

Electronic music fans won’t be disappointed either with the French duo Justice, British duo Orbital, drum & bass duo Chase & Status, and Norwegian producer Kygo.

Look forward to roots music from Brazil’s Gilberto GilFatoumata Diawara from Mali, and American reggae band Soja. In addition to Diawara, Cruïlla’s other important female voices are English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, and French musician Camille, who’s comfortable with both pop and the avant-garde and whatever lies between.

Reggae heir Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley is back at the festival after his 2015 performance, and now he presents his latest album, ‘Stony Hill’ (2017); Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo, one of the most internationally well-known groups on the new wave of alternative Latin American pop also takes to the stage.

More locally, Spanish and Catalan performers include Núria GrahamThe New RaemonMi CapitánBelakoLa PegatinaEls CatarresLa M.O.D.A., the Always Drinking Marching BandLori MeyersElefantesBlaumutRamon Mirabet and Joan Dausà, Madrid’s Izal with their epic pop, and from nearby Vic Joana Serrat.

Completing the line-up are LP, the alias of American singer-songwriter Laura Pergolizzi; English singer-songwriter Ben Howard; New York rock band The Last Internationale; and Peruvian folk-pop group We the Lion; as well as Fura dels Baus and Aquelarre de Cervera, who add a stage-performance ingredient to the festival cocktail.

Ville à Dômat #214: ‘The Art of Listening’

Divus Julius Bonasera torna després del break de Pasqua amb molta música nova. Estrenem el més nou de Beach House, Jack White, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, George Ezra o Snow Patrol. A més, us descobrim a Post Animal, Sofi Tukker, Fenne Lily, Night Flight o Boy Pablo. Tota la info sobre el D’A Film Festival Barcelona i la 36ena edició del Saló Internacional del Còmic.
Dilluns 19h fins 21h 100.5FM Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: The Art of Listening

Ville à Dômat #204: ‘Song Diggers’

Cada dilluns cerquem les millors cançons indies que apareixen arreu del món. Som “Song Diggers.” Avui estrenarem el més nou de Beck, Editors,The Decemberists, Young Fathers o Jack White. També estrenarem el retorn després de molts any de The Streets. I com som “song diggers” us descobrirem a nous artistes com: Loma ,Tom Grennan, Marmozets, Kid Wave o Lucy Dacus. A més estrenarem el més nou de dues bandes catalanes: Barbott i El petit de cal eril.
Us informarem sobre els cartells del NOS Alive, el Mad Cool Festival, el Tsunami Xixón i el nostrat Vida Festival.
Dilluns 7PM to 9PM Radio Ciutat Vella 100.5FM
Ville à Dômat: Song Diggers

Ville à Dômat #177: “Bittersweet Symphonies”

Another bloody monday with the best bittersweet symphonies. Two hour of the best indie music. Avui, el dia que La Musa torna al Temple indie, entrevistarem a la gent de Serielizados que ens parlaran del Serielizados Fest. Divus Julius Bonasera estrenarà el més nou de Feist, Kendrick Lama,r Oh Wonder, Novo Amor, Beth Ditto, Gorillaz i Saint Etienne. Punxarem a noves troballes com Vallès, Will Joseph Cook o Melody’s Echo Chamber. A més, us informarem del Sansan Festival, de la versió més refrescant del Festival’Era, del Món Llibre 2017 i de l’arribada del Tomorrowland a Barcelona.
Dilluns de 7PM a 9PM 100.5F Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: Bittersweet Symphonies

Les versions d’il Dottore: Jack White ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’

il Dottore ens sorprèn amb una divertidíssima i actual versió de Jack White de la cançó de Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’. Amb aquesta  cançó el cantant cec aconseguí un Grammy i el exlíder de The White Stripes la versiona acompanyat de tota la família Muppets. Jack White l’ha publicat en el seu segell en format set polzades .

Les versions d’Il Dottore: Courtney Barnett “Shivers”

Il Dottore ens porta avui una versió molt fresqueta. L’australiana Courtney Barnett, que enguany ha facturat Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit , un dels millors discs de l’any , publicarà el proper 16 d’octubre un single produït per Jack White. L’australiana ha versionat el tema “Shivers” del seu compatriota  Roland S Howard.