This heat gives no signs of abating anytime soon, but luckily there seems to be no end of live shows to distract ourselves with. This week The Setlist highly recommends you go get yourself a pint (or 2 if they’re extra cold), support your local acts sweating bullets on stage, and seek refuge in some sweet sweet summer jams.

Looking for a chill summertime mixtape? Check out our Best of 2016 – Buenos Aires playlist – perfect for your pelopincho previa needs.

Thursday | January 12

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The Art Club – After Office

The Art Club After Office is a new, weekly series promising interactive art, live music, and DJs (plus refreshing beverages, we hope) every Thursday in January and February. For the first edition you’ll get the chance to tuck into a sonic smorgasbord of Delta blues, Country, Gospel, Rock n’ Roll, Bluegrass, Rockabilly and more, all courtesy of the famous Brian Zditowski ONE MAN BAND.

7 PM  | FREE until 9 PM |Club de Música| Paraguay 5519 | Palermo

Friday | January 13



Cool Ghost Records presents their sensibly titled “Cool Ghost Show” at  POMO, Distrito de Arte this Friday night, this time with Original Artyfacts (60s-inspired garage rock), Perro Volador (70s style swampy blues), Sentidos Alterados (African-influenced post punk) and Folie (a Brit-Rock merger of Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes)

10 PM | ARS $60 | POMO, Distrito de Arte | Santa Rosa 5157 | Palermo

Sombrero Live in  El Gorrion Negro!

The eight-piece band is back for a whole new year of old-school folklore meets Spaghetti Western ditties. Join them to ring in 2017 and celebrate a birthday in the best clandestine locale in Almagro. Seriously guys, get the Pac-Man burger. It’s the gimmick that keeps giving…to your tummy.

10 PM | AR $50 | El Gorrion Negro | PM event for address | Almagro

Saturday | January 14


FELA: Festival Latinoamericano Afrobeat – Verano 2017

If you’re going to sweat si o si, you might as well do it while getting down to some sick Afrobeat. The FELA concert series once again ups the ante this Saturday with a performance by the legendary saxophonist Sergio Dawi (of Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota fame), along with the BACA Ballet AFRO y Contemporaneo; Orquesta P.E.RR.O, and the alway fabulous Val Veneto.

9 PM | AR $130 |Club Cultural Matienzo| Pringles 1249 | Palermo

Julen y la gente sola + Tobogán Andaluz

The excellent albeit slightly melancholy Julen y la gente sola arrive in Buenos Aires for the second edition of the mini concert series “Tres Lunas de Enero,” with Tobogán Andaluz. Both bands will be playing everyone’s favorite garage turned clandestine rock venue Espacio Cultural Mi Casa. Find me between sets on that couch that looks like it’s eating itself and we can chin chin it.

11 PM | AR $70 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787 | Abasto

Jay Bird – Gratis en El Universal Sab 14 de Ene

“Bluesman and gypsy brother” Jay Bird will be landing at El Universal espacio cultural this Saturday evening for a night full of soaring ditties (ok I’ll stop) and vagabond blues. Show organizers and hosts Open Folk promise artisanal beers, delicious eats, and theperfect summer patio for your Saturday evening.

8:30 PM | FREE | El Universal espacio cultural| Soria 4940 | Palermo