It’s Wednesday! Loverboy had it right, man: “everybody’s working for the weekend”. Sometimes it can feel like the one thing that can keep us from fully succumbing to despair as we trudge lethargically in and out of meetings, navigating through the tepid, stagnant estuary that even the most intellectually and creatively stimulating work can sometimes feel like, it’s the promise of those two-and-a-half days of freedom at the tail end of the week (or, in this case, three full days! Maybe four, if you have a really cool employer). And even that sweet respite is part of the control system that binds us; the carrot on a stick that keeps us steadfast and full speed ahead. It’s kind of grim to think about. But you know what can help with that? Live music! Here are some shows!
Wednesday | April 12
Singer-songwriter and purveyor of dreamy reverb-soaked sounds Brian Taylor joins forces with perennial Setlist favorite Violenta Josefina at Kirie Music Club for what promises to be a night of ethereal melodies and sighing wistfully.
11 PM | AR $100 | Kirie Music Club | Bolivar 183
You’d be hard pressed to come up with a more charming line-up of bands than this event organized by Compacta Discos, bringing together the bubbly, lo-fi sounds of Tani, synthy power-poppers Toquelau, and the autumnal jangle-pop of María for what sounds like an utterly endearing mini-festival that would make the folks at Sarah Records blush at its sheer tweeness.
9 PM | AR $100 | Niceto Lado B | Niceto Vega 5510
Don’t huff paint; listen to people who’ve been kind enough to map out the experience for us. Just a few feet away from the aforementioned tweenfest, Poseidótica explores the inner reaches of the human psyche with its own brand of expansive, instrumental psychedelia, with the help of sludgemasters Sauron and hardcore kings Bandera de Niebla .
8 PM | AR $170 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
Thursday | April 13
Ignacia‘s thrilling new album Alud is available for free download on Bandcamp, and if you’re a fan of breathless, anthemic electro-pop, I can’t recommend it enough. She’ll be showcasing songs from the album at an intimate show at Baby Snakes Bar prior to its official unveiling at the Teatro de Morón on May 5th.
8 PM | Free | Baby Snakes | Av. Santa Fé 2729
Legendary Argentine jazz trumpeter Gillespi hosts the fourth edition of the Jam Session series at Ciudad Cultural Konex, one of the coolest venues in town. Featuring an open-stage format where anybody (who is adept at an instrument) is invited to jump in and improv along with the band. This show format often yields some fun treasures amidst the unexpected left turns and occasional blunders; therein lies the thrill of improv!
11 PM | AR $250 | Ciudad Cultural Konex | Sarmiento 3131
Friday | April 14
Bruno Masino’s new project Pergamusi is introspective, understated, sharply affecting pop music; the kind that stirs up old feelings inside of you that you didn’t know you still harbored. Their excellent new album Animal en Escalera is available for streaming & download on his website. They’ll be playing along with sideways-folk group El Asesino del Romance and Rosarina hip-hoppers Alto Guiso.
9 PM | AR $50 | Club Cultural Cooke | Guardia Vieja 4085
Bring out those safety pins and scrawl those anarchy symbols on your carefully-tattered clothing; you’re in for a night of poppy, bratty punk at the hands of Sonia (backed by Intensos), Adrian Chino Vera’s (former Ataque 77) new project Mas Calaveras, and powerful power-trio Calma Isabel.
9 PM | AR $80 | El Emergente Bar | Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1030
Saturday | April 15
Fiesta Phunk returns with another fun-filled installment of its celebration of funk, soul, dub, reggae afrobeat and other genres, this time with an all-out party that’ll feature the an assortment of funk/rock/mambo fusion groups such as Banzai FC, The Jirafas, Los Primates, Dr. D, as well as DJ Paul Gallet.
11 PM | AR $100 | Salón Pueyrredón | Av. Santa Fe 4560
If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love Cuban salsa music, even though you can’t dance to it without looking like you’re doing an impression of somebody frantically feeling around in their pockets for their keys. But it’s so fun to try! Clave Cubana Sonera brings their take on traditional Timba Cubana to El Toque Cimarrón. If you go, please be sure to say hi! You’ll recognize me immediately as the giant bozo jerking about unrhythmically, embarrassing everybody around me.
Midnight | AR $150 | El Toque Cimarrón | Perú 571