Darling readers: we can’t help the cold, but we can help you warm your ears with our weekly serving of the best in live music, from afrobeat to tango to dreampop and more. Grab your mittens, grab a friend, and get out to the shows!
Wednesday | July 19
Radar Música is back at it again, consistently bringing together fresh, upcoming new musical talents with staples of the local indie scene for a show at the gorgeous church turned cultural center. This time around, space rockers La venganza de Cheetara and synth pop Las Trampas will be opening for visual artist/musician Marina Fages, who will be playing a live set with her new band ‘La oscuridad élfica’.
6 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
We’re already halfway into the week and Ciclo Desorden is ready to bring chaos, uncertainty, and, of course, some well-deserved live music into the endlessly spiralling void, ie. Wednesday. On this occasion, we’ll be catered to by a melting pot of a lineup, from synth-tinged pop rock band Silvva to Trio Almagro Tango (pretty self-explanatory), the shoegazey Ison Spectra, and #LosFedes, a band we know nothing about, except that all of its members might be named Federico.
7 PM | AR $50 | Multiespacio Korova | Paraguay 4667
Thursday | July 20
For its 12th edition, Dark Side of The Party celebrates all things friendship by having a special Friend’s day bash. Buddying it up on stage will be dreampop outfit Sarrasine, LAPTRA’s Super 1 Mundial and their kraut-infused brand of indie rock, alternative indie band Bautista Viajando, sensitive rockers Ragazzas, geometrical post-punksters Pyramides, and post-rock heroes Temporada de Tormentas. In addition to this smorgasbord of live music, there will also be art and photography expos, DJ sets, and live visual art galore
8 PM | AR $80 before 9:30, AR $100 after | El Emergente Almagro | Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1030
Local psych-folk act Cesped presents their newest album with the second of four intimate shows in a cozy theatre that tops out at 40 people. Every show will open with a different musical guest – this Thursday the show will be kicked off with a solo set by Miguel Canevari (frontman of Julio & Agosto). Can’t make Thursday’s engagement? Friday’s show will feature the equally wonderful singer-songwriter Lea Franov (frontwoman of Las Edades).
10 PM | AR $100 | La Lunares | Humahuaca 4027
The friendship day party options continue with #DíaDelAmigo en #distritoPOMO. Tropical pop trios Los trópicos (bet you didn’t see that one coming) and sultry electropop act Errol Morris Band will be playing a double header in Palermo this evening.
10 PM| AR $60 | POMO, Distrito de Arte | Santa Rosa 5157, Palermo.
Friday | July 21
Winter is finally here, but you needn’t panic! Dancing Mood bandleader Hugo Lobo and The Street Feeling Band are here to take y’all to sunny Jamaica with a live set full of ska, reggae, and rocksteady that will surely make you dance that cold away. They’ll be joined by reggae juggalos Paprika, early reggae/acid jazz outfit The Crabs Corporation, and ska punk brass band Blemictos.
Tobogán Andaluz returns from their provincial adventures for another show in the city that never tips more than 10%. This time the indie rock mainstays will be joined
by garage band Los Cvlos (now that’s a vowel change I can get behind, fellas – pun intended).
11 PM | AR $100 | Teatro Mandril | Humberto Primo 2758
Despite what the name might suggest, Para La Monada Fest ain’t no monkey business – and the lineup for its sixth edition is living proof of it. There will be live shows by power pop act Palmer y Los Extranjeros, Lo-fi psychedelic rocker Chelo Lares, and self-defined ‘agro rock’ (hopefully without pesticides) band BIRUTA. In addition to the diverse musical acts, there will be a live performance by visual artist Fran Santiago musicalized by Nico Raffino.
8 PM | AR $60 | El Emergente Almagro | Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1030
Saturday | July 22
Time to hit the dance floor and twerk those medialunas away. Glossy synth pop band Bandalos Chinos play Undertones for the first time in Niceto Club, joined by R&B synth pop outfit Coral Casino, and enigmatic electronic project Bauness.
The ex-CABA concert series returns, this time with synthy darkwave act Carmen (Zarate) and indie-tronic band Libelulas Musica (Chaco). Continuing the out-of-towners theme, el chaqueño Luciano Fasan will be showcasing his art and Santi Ganya will be djing with the “best of Bolivan summer 2002.”
11 PM | ARS $50 | Avalon Casa Cultural | Pringles 511
Creative collective Unidas Las Bebas host the second installment of their celebration of music, art, and dancing yourself silly. Aptly titled “Friendship Never Ends”, the party kicks off with an art exhibit and karaoke session at Niceto Bar, before moving across the street at the stroke of midnight to Niceto Lado B. There, the band Qome will keep the party going with their Eastern-tinged electronic jams, as well as various DJs who will keep things moving through the wee hours of the morning with the sounds of trap, hip-hop and afrobeat.
9 PM | ARS $120| Niceto Club Lado B | Humboldt 1358
Pre-Y2K post punk band 1999 is back to present their latest collection of songs, ‘Raros,’ in which they mix new wave with prog rock and even a little synth pop. Catch them at El Imaginario Cultural Bar this Saturday night to party like it’s… well, you know where I’m going with this.
9 PM | ARS $100 | El Imaginario Cultural Bar | Guardia Vieja 3799
Sunday | July 23
Feminist concert series DILDA is back here to kick your patriarchal ass into the 21st century with another awesome batch of female and trans artists. For this 2nd edition, we have surf rock band LAS EX, MC Negrah LIYAH, and alternative grrls Las Fantoms Fntm. DJ Lasbeats will be behind the turntables and Victoria Sequera will be tattooing live.
8PM | AR $80 until 10pm, AR $100 after | Ladran Sancho | Guardia Vieja 3811