Oh, what’s that? The streets have converted into lush tunnels of greenery, a warm breeze has begun to stir, and there’s a flush of renewed optimism and naturally provided allergens in the air? Well we can’t stop those seasonal allergies from blossoming into a full-on sinus infection, but we can give you more than enough musical options to make this long weekend one for the books (assorted respiratory illnesses notwithstanding).
Remember: if you’re a musician with a gig coming up and you’d like us to feature it here on The Setlist, we are officially receiving suggestions! Just send it along to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday | October 11
Indie rock band Srta. Trueno Negro will be playing a couple of ditties off their latest EP ‘ ¿Qué quieres que te diga?’ as well as songs from the rest of their repertoire at the LGBTIQ-friendly Fiesta Jolie. And it’s free! What else could you possibly want on a Wednesday night?
10 PM | FREE | Av. Juan B. Justo 1658
If your answer to the above question was “umm, layers upon layers of distortion, DUHHH,” then we have got the show for you. Psychedelic stoner rock band Queimada and gritty garage rockers Encias play La Comunidad del Sotano in what just might be the filthiest, hardest sounding show ‘a la gorra’ this unforgiving town has ever seen. Seriously, these allergies are killing us you guys. Please send help.
9 PM | Pay What You Want | La Comunidad del Sotano | Nicasio Oroño 2480,
Thursday | October 12
Vamos, vamos a plaaaaaya (yeah, don’t ask). In this rather beachy show, sunny surf pop band Amor en la Isla, fuzzy dream pop combo Playa Grande, and lo-fi indie rock duo Juanitzo y el Lobo will all be playing a triple header with enough reverb and prominent guitars to make a nice midwestern girl like me swoon.
8 PM | Kirie Music Club | Boliva 813
The concert series formerly known as Martes Indiegentes has rebranded itself as the considerably less cringey Indiefuertes, with the continued aim to put the spotlight on the strongest and most relevant sounds in Buenos Aires. For its first edition, Indie Vinotinto, Indiefuertes presents post rock act/art collective Tan Frío El Verano and power pop trio Somalunar, both hailing from Venezuela.
Gotta love a show with a little bit of something for everyone. Psychedelic rock band Muñecas, lounge-y big band Johnny P, and eclectic songwriter Mauro Valenti play Liverpool Bar in what could be one of the most diverse band lineups we’ve seen so far this year.
9 PM | AR $60 | Liverpool bar palermo| Arévalo 1376
Ex-Colorado + Ruido Blanco + Emilyann // Emiliana
Friday | October 13th
Puerto Nuevo is back at Naranja Verde for its 12th edition, this time featuring electro rock duo Acid Caramels, psychedelic rockers Cristos, post punk outfit Sentidos Alterados, and Chilean space rock band Cuarto Flotante (desde Chile). There will als be a DJ live set courtesy of Giunta DJs, records from Kamafeo Discos and Minima Discos, and an expo by Byron Hasky.
Gypsy blues musician Jay Bird will be simultaneously presenting his latest album and playing his last show in Argentina in full band format. In charge of opening the show will be local bluesman Leonardo Parra Castillo.
12AM | $150 | Lucille | Gorritti 5520
Fiesta Cool Ghost #29
CGR Discos presents the 29th edition of Fiesta Cool Ghost, with slacker pop wunderkind Pablo Neptuno, dancehall artist Galanjah, and party rock band Los Bagayos de Ramallo. Plus a photography expo by Rocío Frigerio, live DJ sets, record stands, and much, much more.
11:00 PM | AR $70 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Saturday | October 14
Ciclo Abismal returns from the depths of the indie music abyss for its 7th edition with a fine selection of the most relevant bands in the scene. On this occasion, the lineup consists of our favorite noise band El Sur, dream pop acts Juan Lopez & Contenti, and new wave/r&b outfit Fabri.
11 PM | $80 AR | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
FF#62 / Cuarto Flotante / Los Feriados / Metadron / GDJs
Fuck Folk, a.k.a. the show series I’d never, ever take my parents to, is celebrating its 62nd edition with a special space-themed event. Live music duties will be shared by Chilean space rock (duh) band Cuarto Flotante, shoegaze-y drone ensemble Los Feriados, and the trippy synthgasm of METADRON. All of this, plus a 100% vinyl DJ set by Giunta DJs to bring you back to Earth.
9 PM | Club Plasma | Piedras 1856
Balvanera Hier Black Pope DJ Tmsstt En Vivo! Cc Sandino
Darkwave outfit Balvanera, experimental noise project Black Pope, and mysterious techno artist Hier will all be playing at CC Sandino, offering us normies a glimpse into the fascinating world of experimental electronic music.
10 PM | $40 | CC Sandino | Scalabrini Ortiz 277
Sunday | October 15
Who loves pop music? WE DO. And so do the good people at Roseti, praise be. To satisfy all of our springtime pop cravings, we have a triple bill sure to thrill: Electropop duo Susi Pireli (aka Paula Trama & Inés Copertino), experiemental pop act Pergamusi (aka Bruno Masino, Andrés F Ruiz, Diego Martinez & Damian Cubilla), and Violwta Castillo, presenting her recent album “Errorws de tipeo.” And if that weren’t enough, local pop prince Diosque will be DJing between sets all night.
9PM | AR $100 | Roseti | Roseti 722
Stoneich Acid Club opens its door for its first edition ever, featuring folk n’ roll band Excursionistas, psychedelic rockers Flores de Sinaloa, garage rock combo Los Bluyines, trippy psych-blues act Los Acidos, and space rock band Cuarto Flotante. There will also be a pop-up record shop with Minima Discos’ catalog, and expos by Byron Hasky and Big Head Laboratorio.
8 PM | AR $80| Espacio Cultural Dinamo | Sarmiento 3096