Wasn’t the extra-long weekend fun? But now here you are, rubbing the bleariness from your weary, hungover eyes. You gaze at the calendar and find that May is somehow already here, a bitter reminder of the transient nature of your existence. Your head aches more intensely than it used to. There’s a stack of unread e-mails piling up in your inbox. You skim over headlines. Utilities and transportation prices are going up. It’s barely noon and you already feel like you need a drink.
Thankfully, we always have music to bail us out. And that’s why The Setlist has gathered up the very best live shows happening around town this week, to inject a little joie-de-vivre into this shortened workweek.
Check the playlist below to get a taste of the bands featured in this week’s Setlist (at least the ones we could find on Spotify)! And don’t forget to follow BubbleAr on Spotify for our weekly Setlist picks, and much more!
Wednesday | May 2
Are you in the mood for synthetic beats and dreamy synths? We know we are. If you’re among those who favor beepy-bloopy computer sounds and are of the opinion that electronic elements are often able to speak to the current state of the human condition even more effectively than guitars can, you’ll be interested in attending the inaugural installment of Electrovoltafest; the series focuses on electro-indie musicians in Buenos Aires, featuring the funk-tinged, atmospheric stylings of Ascensores, the post-punk drama of Telefonema, the synthwave of Sebastián Gereda, the pop-ambient of Motel Caraza, and the ethereal space-sounds of Venezuelan band Pegaso.
9 PM | AR $100 | Liverpool bar palermo | Arévalo 1376
Richie Ramone at Uniclub
Richie Ramone may have only been a member of the legendary punk band Ramones for a couple years, but he left his stamp on the group by amping up the tempo considerably and drumming on one of their best middle-period albums, Too Tough to Die. As it turns out, he’s also made some good solo music; come check him out at Uniclub if you’re in the mood for power-chords and ridiculously high BPMs.
6 PM | AR $600 | Uniclub | Guardia Vieja 3360
Thursday | May 3
Uopa a la Chingada
Uopa a la Chingada brings together some of the most interesting indie rock bands around right now: the jangly power-pop of El Ojo Inexperto, the kinetic funk-rock stylings of Sincapot, the folk songs of Odin Schwartz, and the layered indie-rock of Ese Perro.
9 PM | Makena Cantina Club | Fitz Roy 1519
Friday | May 4
Sola Con Mi Alma #15
The fifteenth installment of the Sola Con Mi Alma series, highlighting the talents of solo female musicians. This time around, the event showcases talents such as Julieta Pugliese, Carolina Donati, Silvina Adámoli and María Laura Alemán.
9 PM | AR $100 | Casa Sofía | Fitz Roy 1327
Proyecto Da Silva and C.O.N.E.J.O. at Kirie
Chilean alternative rock band C.o.n.e.j.o comes to Buenos Aires to promote their excellent new album Madrigal, which can already be streamed on all the music platforms. They are supported by the propulsive, synthy funk of Proyecto Da Silva.
11:45 PM | Kirie Music Club | Bolivar 813
Saturday | May 5
Haus Party Vol.1
The inaugural edition of Haus Party! As the name implies, this event is a classic living-room concert; featuring the idiosyncratic pop melodies of Tani as well as the contemplative dream-pop of Fervors. There will be reasonably priced beer, yummy food, and a lot of smiles, so please come around and hang out with us (and make sure to say hi!).
9 PM | FREE | DM the event for the address
Erasure at Luna Park
Upon moving to Buenos Aires, one of the very first things I noticed about the music tastes of the average porteño is their reverence for synth-pop stalwarts Erasure, a band that doesn’t seem to get its due elsewhere. Faintly remembered by the public as having written a couple of catchy singles in the 1980s, Erasure are actually a hugely influential act, and their brand of earnest, anthemic pop music left an indelible mark on the genre. There are no words to describe the giddyness that took over us as we added two of their all-time best songs to this week’s Spotify playlist. There’s something about seeing Erasure sandwiched between underground porteño indie bands that makes us very happy.
7 PM | AR $900 | Luna Park | Av. Eduardo Madero 420
Genova, Proyecto Primate, and Bajo La Piel at Uniclub
Alternatively, you might want to get your faces blown off by loud, sludgy guitars. And who would blame you? In that case, we heartily recommend this line-up of alternative rockers Génova, grunge revivalists Proyecto Primate, and the roaring might of Bajo La Piel.
7 PM | AR $150 | Uniclub | Guardia Vieja 3360
Festival Pana Americanx at Groove
You know, we cover a lot of synth-pop, indie-rock, and similar genres here on The Setlist, so it’s nice to every once in a while be able to feature something more typically Latin American. The Pana Americanx Festival is a two-day celebration of rhythms such as cumbia, candombe, chacarera, and other such autochthonous rhythms. Come party with Chico Trujillo, BRUNO ARIAS, Fernández Fierro, La DeLio ValDeZ, and Agarrate Catalina Murga.
5 PM | One-day ticket AR $500, two-day ticket AR $800 | Groove | Av. Santa Fé 4389
Sunday | May 6
Fortalwza 2018 #2
The last two events of this week both highlight female talent. Fortalwza is a monthly concert series spearheaded by Violeta Castillo; this time around, featuring the music of TESTAROSAH (formerly of Lavial), the live debut of Niki Rouge, and Castillo herself.
6 PM | AR $100 | La Confiteria | Av. Federico Lacroze 2963
Swingin’ Sundays: Yamile Burich and the Jazz Ladies
Wrap up the musical week with the swinging saxophone stylings of Yamile Burich and the Jazz Ladies, an all-female jazz quintet featuring Patricia Grinfeld on guitar, Diana Arias on the double bass, Analía Ferronato on the drums, and Carolina Cohen on percussion.
8:30 PM | AR $150 | Santos Vega | Niceto Vega 5924
A quick reminder. We want to make sure we cover as much material as possible each week; but with a scene this active, a lot can slip through the cracks. So, in our effort to remain on top of things, we’ve set up an e-mail address where you – that’s right, you, dear reader – can submit your own suggestions for shows for us to cover. If you have a gig coming up, or you know of one, we want to hear about it! Hit us up at [email protected]
Publicado en Bubble.ar el 2018-05-02 18:52:59
Autor: Jorge Farah
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