Aaaaaand we’re back! It’s 2.5 weeks into 2018 y’all, and while we at the Setlist have failed to uphold most of our resolutions thus far, our resolve to provide you with a weekly lineup of live music options has not faltered – no, in fact, it has only grown stronger with time (much like the odds of your favorite actor/musician/writer/director being a total creep!). From vaporwave to post-punk to folkrock and more, there are plenty of live music options for everyone this week. See you at the shows!
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Thursday January 18
Curated by Cactus Musica, the second edition of Noche Canción will have pop renaissance man Juan Manuel López Manfré (a.k.a. Biografia Mutante) playing live along with laid-back slacker pop act Pablo Neptuno. Lau Neve will be behind the turntables before and after sets to keep your feet moving all night long.
8 PM | El Quetzal | Guatemala 4516
Need some dance-fuelled endorphins to fill the empty abyss where your soul used to be? Every Thursday this summer Centro Cultural Recoleta will be throwing a free dance party in the plaza. This week you can pull shapes with the musical stylings of cumbia mashup artist Villa Diamante, DJ Jaime James, and electofolk act Dat Garcia, along with a couple of professional dance troops to show you how it’s really done.
7 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
Naranja Verde opens its doors once again for an eclectic selection of bands that fit somewhere on the indie/shoegaze spectrum. Shoegazers Ison Spectra, psychedelic rock band Paul Está Muerto, and dance-y indie pop outfit Un Ruido will all be fighting the summer heat with the hearts of champions.
10 PM | $60 | Naranja Verde | Av Santa Fe 1284
The DIY concert series Frescura is back for its 62nd edition, with yet another batch of independent musicians and just a touch of poetry. This week’s lineup is comprised of 3 veterans of the concert series and one newcomer: Western-tinged folk-rock act La Maquina Sensible, funky jam band Panchita la Pistolera, the slightly punky rock band Los Tracy Lord, and alt-rockers Tick Toper.
8 PM | AR $100 | Club Cultural Matienzo | Pringles 1249
Friday January 19
à bruit secret is a concert series that intends to connect musicians with visual artists, based both in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. There will be live shows by experimental electronic projects Drlee, Nube Rosa, Zigo Rayopineal, Yoto, M0710n, Melttt – Mjr.Tom (Ignacio y Tomas – MEX), and visuals by Terry BogarD, Prifma, and Nata Failde.
12:00 AM | AR $100 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
For its first edition ever, Amor de Verano, a new concert series based on the age-old concept of the serenade, brings together two artists who know a lot about the subject in question: punk- provocateur-turned-into-romantic-crooner Julian Desbats, and prolific songwriter Nahuel Briones.
6 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
Saturday January 20
On this occasion, legendary gothic post-punk band and column favorite Mujercitas Terror will be presenting their latest limited edition cassette, along with new wave/punk outfit Sentidos Alterados. Don’t miss this one, folks!
11 PM |AR $100| The Roxy Live | Niceto Vega 5542
Get your vapes out, kids, it’s time for VaporCrew95. The vaporwave concert series is holding its 3rd edition with live jams, visual, DJs, eccojams, live coding, stickers, and much, much more. Playing live will be ambient jam project Ghost Kid, vaporwave outfit ?????? ?????????? ???, audiovisual artist GEDE, and eccojamers VVV/CT-680. There will also be live DJ sets by F.A.R and DJ Kadabra.
8 PM | FREE | Atom | Bolívar 933
Indie Hoy presents two very intimate live shows by Facu Tobogán (of Tobogán Andaluz fame) and acoustic singer songwriter LUP in Naranja Verde, plus a feria of independent publishers Subpoesía, Rama Dorada Casa Editora, and Editorial Mutanta.
11:30 PM | $100 | Naranja Verde | Av Santa Fe 1284