Tag Archives: Sala Bikini

Favourite Gig: Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on your point of view) of starting The Smiths along with Morrissey, whom he later fell out with seemingly forever. Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, Marr has been a member of groups such as The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Now he comes to Barcelona on his own to perform his third solo album, ‘Call the Comet’ (2018). Today in concert at sala Bikini.

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Favourite Gig: Metric

Toronto-based alt-rockers Metric have returned with their seventh studio album, Art of Doubt. The band mostly steer away from the synth-centric style of their previous record, Pagans in Vegas, but with mixed results. On Art of Doubt, they embrace their six-string roots and occasionally dip into electronic territory. Tonight in concert at Sala Bikini.

Le Classique: The Chameleons

The Chameleons, who started out in 1981, are living legends of post punk whose atmospheric pop could be considered the opposite of that of The Cure. Originally from Middleton in England, the band is led by singer Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever, who have been part of the line-up since the start. Opening for them are Sixth June from Berline, making their concert debut in Barcelona. Tonight at sala Bikini.

Divus Julius presents… Bear’s Den

Raised from the ashes of the much-appreciated band, Cherbourg comes Bear’s Den. After Cherbourg split-up, members Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones talked about starting a new band together. Davie locked himself up in an old mill outside of Glasgow to write some songs and when he came out, he and Jones asked the talented multi-instrumentalist Johannes Refsdal to join their band. That’s how Bear’s Den was born. A band with romantic, alternative folk songs that show influences from artists like Nick Drake and Bonnie Prince Billy.

Red Earth & Pouring Rain is their first album since the departure of Joey Haynes, Red Eart & Pouring Rain is inspired by the likes of the paintings of Edward Hopper, the novels of Raymond Carver, and film director Robert Altman’s Short Cuts. Tonight in cooncert at sala Bikini.

The Temper Trap’s new disposition

Australian rockers The Temper Trap are returning to the fray with their third studio album called Thick as Thieves.  The band has been together for over a decade, and they came to prominence with their 2008 single “Sweet DispositionThick As Thieves is released four years and three weeks (or 49 months if you will) after their self-titled second album, in 2012, which had followed the 2009 release of their debut Conditions. Tonight they will play at  sala Bikini.