Good lord Buenos Aires, three weeks out of town and now a soda in the kiosko is 30 pesos, they finally finished the
total quilombo metrobus in Chacarita, and it is — dare we say it — a little chilly out there. But you know what hasn’t changed? The chockablock full agenda of options we have for you at The Setlist. This week’s highlights include a free show at Club V, a killer triple header at Club Plasma, and so much more.
PS. My buddy Jorge did such a stand-up job while I was away that he may very well be back again sooner than later — stay tuned!
Wednesday | April 19
Your favorite Wednesday night terrace show is back, and as always it’s free. This week’s edition includes porteño jazz-rock trio Cisne Elocuente as well as singer-songwriter Galean. Put on a sweater and make it happen, people!
7 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
Thursday | April 20
The LAPTRA-cized indie rock band Cabeza Flotante is playing a rare live show this Friday night at Club V. Garage rockers El Perrodiablo open. Expect lots of good folks from La Plata and amiable head bobbing.
9 PM | FREE | Club V | Corrientes 5008 |
BLUE AND LONESOME, the new concert series for all things blues, bluegrass, country, folk and more, will be presenting a selection of 10 artists, including Leo Parra, Los Angry Zeta, and more. Good food, good beer, good music – what more could you possibly ask for on a Thursday night?
9 PM | FREE | El Galpón | Niceto Vega 5951
Want to get weird? Experimental music improv series MANIMAL has returned, for another 4 hour session chockfull of instruments, pedals, and effects. In this edition, musicians MariaTrinidad Bianchet, Tomas Gonzales, Guido Tomei, and Mariano Lopez will be performing.
1:00 AM | AR $20 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Fresh off the release of their wildly celebrated LP Vacios y Variables, the melodic new wave band Pyamides will be playing Club Plasma this Friday, along with La Plata-based surf rock band Las Piñas, and the Rosario-based tropical pop rock act Daddy Rocks. Also, local record label Fuego Amigo Discos will be selling all the records you need to fill your tote bag.
11 PM | AR $60| Club Plasma | Piedras 1856
The dulcet-toned singer-songwriter Dolores Cobach is returning this Friday to the adorable Almagro haunt el Gorrion, and we at the Setlist can hardly wait. This time she will be sharing the cozy little stage with the equally incredible Mauro Meloni. Go hungry and get there early – I really can’t say enough good things about those PacMan burgers.
9:00 PM | AR $70 | El Gorrion Negro | PM event for address | Almagro
Last year’s revelatory electropop act Glass is back, this time along with the lovely female duet Susi Pireli. Get yourself to El Imaginario, order yourself a clerico for old time’s sake (I know it’s not seasonal, and no I don’t want to talk about it) and head on down to the basement for some lush sounds and spooky ambience.
9 PM | ARS $100 | El Imaginario Cultural Bar | Guardia Vieja 3799
Saturday | April 22
This is a big one kids. Melodic indie rock band Tobogán Andaluz, quirky indie pop band Amor Elefante, and Uruguayan twee rockers Julen y la gente sola (aka. the closest thing you’re going to get to Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch in the southern hemisphere) are joining together for the kind of triple header you don’t want to miss.
11 PM | AR $120 | Club Plasma | Piedras 1856
Do you need a Spanish guitar to feel alive? Or perhaps an upright bass? Head to Matienzo, where modern-day traditional folklore band Los Tabaleros & calypso swing trio Bourbon Sweethearts will be teaming up to tickle your funny bone right in the nostalgia.
9 PM | AR $130 |Club Cultural Matienzo | Pringles 1249
Back when I was a wee 23-year-old, El Matienzo was a three-story, twisted-up fire hazard of a venue in Olleros (and we all loved it). Matienzo moved on to bigger and more Palermo-tized things, and El Gran Jaime moved in as their hopeful successor. Turns out, El Gran Jaime has now too made the big move to P-town, and is the home of the next edition of Ciclo Sin Tierra. This is all to say – never give up on your dreams of paying too much for groceries kids! Playing the concert series’ eighth edition: indie rocker Rodrigo Armando, guitar & percussion duo Caen Rayos, and alt. rock band Niñas Madres.
11 PM | AR $50 | La Gran Jaime | Aráoz 832
Sunday | April 23
Juan Demarco, Sergio Petrecca y Betty Blight at Roseti
Wind down your weekend with the perfect Sunday night show at Roseti. Performing at the oh so cool factory turned venue are folk scene mainstays Juan Demarco, Sergio Petrecca (accompanied by Sofía DAndrea & Buck Hunter), and Betty Blight.
9 PM | ARS $90 | Roseti | Roseti 722