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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.

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Ville à Dômat #162: Merry Ville Xmas 2016

Merry Ville Xmas to everyone! A les portes de Nadal Divus Julius Bonasera entrevistarà a la gent de Cooncert, la plataforma social de concerts més trempada del país. Punxarem el més nou de Ryan Adams, Lowly, Jenny Hval,  Elbow, Mitski i Circa Waves entre d’altres. Repasssarem els noms confirmats pels propers Sónar Festival i  Festival Cruïlla. Us descobrirem a noves bandes com Low Island, Tender, CaStLeS, Cigarettes After Sex, Toothless o Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. Us parlarem del festival de cine El Dia Més Curt.
Dilluns 100.5FM from 7pm to 9pm a Radio Ciutat Vella
Merry Ville Xmas 2016

Ville à Dômat #148: Ja Som Aquí

Ja som aquí! Avui dilluns 5 de setembre a partir de les 18.45h al 100.5FM comença la 5na temporada de Ville à Dômat. Divus Julius Bonasera i el seu seguici tornen amb el programa més indie i més cool del planeta Terra. Entrevistarem a Kolja Bienert, president d’ Horitzó Europa i expert en europeisme. Musicalment estrenarem el més nou de Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Glass Animals, Bon Iver,Warpaint, Chromatics i Justice També presentaren bandes noves com Puppet Rebellion, SOULS o THEY. El mestre Bergman analitzarà el més nou de The Divine Comedy i La Musa, a més d’explicar-nos la seves aventures pel Vietnam, presentarà al combo femení de rap islandès Reykjavíkurdætur A més, us informarem de la Setmana del llibre en català, parlarem de la sèrie del moment: Stranger Things i de la nova pel·lícula de Woody Allen “Cafe Society”-
Ville à Dômat: Ja som aquí!

Hit of the week: Justice “Safe And Sound”

Justice has just released their new song “Safe And Sound” for free download, and it’s like getting a healthy dose of nostalgia and whimsy all in one.

While this is highly reminiscent of old Justice tracks, it’s also carrying a lot of influence from late ’70s disco. That bouncy bassline and keyboard are typical elements of music of that era, and it’s incredible to see them being used in modern electronic music so cleanly. The vocals are also on point.

We can safely assume that this nearly six-minute track is the first single from their forthcoming album that we know is coming soon. It’s been five years since their last studio album, Audio Video Disco, and three years since their last complete work, the live album Access All Arenas.