It may be the shortest day of the year, but we ain’t short on options folks. Bedroom pop. Folklore. Indie rock. Gypsy jazz. Folk. Lounge. Psychedelic pop. Dancehall. Experimental. Electronica. Bubblegum Punk. Shamanic rock. Electropop. Progressive jazz. It’s all waiting for you, in our beautiful Buenos Aires. Plus, El mató is back in town, with a new album out TOMORROW.
PS. Wasn’t that the best Tuesday EVER? We could get used to that.
Wednesday | June 21
Jangly bedroom pop act Ignacio del Pórtico bids farewell to his latest batch of songs before the imminent release of his new album (perhaps we’ll get a sneak peek live?). He’ll be joined by the prog-alicious jazz ensemble Aloe and the delicate electro pop of Puar.
6 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
MXM (Musica por Mujeres) is a lady musician showcase run entirely on grrlpower, this time featuring folksy pop songstress Lupe Sendra, the loungey jazz singer Sol Ojeda, and singer-songwriter Verónica Abbattista. Plus, Gina Michienz will DJ in between sets, along with visualization artist Carla Acuática and poetry readings by Constanza Viceconte
Thursday | June 22
LAPTRA’s very own Él mató a un policía motorizado will be playing the first of their four upcoming shows in Niceto, showcasing new songs from their much anticipated LP ‘La Síntesis O’Konor’, which is scheduled to be released this Thursday (yay!).
9 PM | AR $250 | Niceto | Niceto Vega 5510
Dancy electro-rockers Fiesta Arg returns to Niceto Club #LadoB after months of recording and producing what will be their sophomore effort. Psychedelic prog rockers Lunar will be presenting ‘Gravitar’, their second LP, and TROSTRIGO will be playing songs from his latest album in full-band format.
9 PM | AR $130 | Niceto Club Lado B | Humboldt 1358
Friday | June 23
Psychedelic Latin rockers Los Espíritus will be presenting their latest album Agua Ardiente in Teatro Flores, in what promises to be an evening packed with slow-burning jams and shamanic vibes (a la Santana, before “Smooth” was made illegal). Tango-orchestra-with-a-twist outfit Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro will be in charge of opening duties.
7 PM | $250 Presale, $350 Door | Teatro Flores | Av Rivadavia 7806
Electronic music nerds rejoice! Local synth guru Hernán Baldi and electronic musician/producer Roger Delahaye bring their experimental blend of pop music Telescuela Técnica to Atom, this time for a listening experience with high-quality wireless headphones. Also, audio wizards Yaeltex will be presenting Miniblock, their latest project and there will be happy hour all night long. Turns out these are the droids you’re looking for.
9PM | AR $100 | Atom | Bolívar 933
Mendoza’s finest land in Buenos Aires once again for what will be their last show for a couple of months. They’ll be joined by psychedelic folk act Shaman y Los Pilares de la Creación and post-rock youngins La Otra Cara de la Nada
9 PM | ARS $120 | Xirgu Espacio Untref | Chacabuco 875
Couldn’t make Thursday’s engagement? Be there for the 2nd round.
9 PM | AR $250 | Niceto | Niceto Vega 5510
Folklore revivalists SOMBRERO present their latest LP ‘Sombrero II’ in Ciudad Cultural Konex, an effort that draws from both Argentine northern folklore and Tex-Mex music à la Calexico in equal measure. Check out the link above to listen.
11 PM | AR $150 (includes free album)| Ciudad Cultural Konex | Sarmiento 3131
Hot off the heels of their successful stint at Cafe Vinilo, the gypsy jazz band La Gitane Hot Club has arrived to Thelonious. They will be performing instrumental homages to gypsy guitarrist Django Reinhardt as well as French violinist Stephane Grappelli, Ray Charles, Etta James y Peggy Lee.
11:50 PM | AR $150 | Thelonious Jazz Club| Salguero 1884 1ª piso
Fiesta de las Luces: Marina Fages, Facu Tobogán, Atreiu, Carrusel
Fiesta de las Luces returns to everyone’s favorite garage-turned-into-music-venue (Espacio Cultural Mi Casa, duh), this time with folk singer-songwriter Marina Fages, Tobogan Andaluz frontman Facu Tobogán, experimental folk musician Atreiu, and pop rock act Carrusel. Plus, a live poetry reading by Nacho Kater.
10 PM | AR $60 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Saturday | June 24
Psychedelic pop outfit Amor Elefante celebrates its 8th anniversary as a band with a night full of music and art. Joining the celebration will be trip-hop collective YOLI and singer-songwriter Santi Azpiri of Pequeña Orquesta de Trovadores fame. Also, artist Juan Fuji will be showing his trippy collection of paintings.
1:00 AM | AR $70 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
We wouldn’t normally include an open rehearsal in The Setlist, but there’s not much going on this Saturday and the artists playing are pretty cool, from the darkly experimental stylings of electronic act Black Pope to the goth meets bubblegum punk music of Mujercitas Terror. Plus Argentine punk veterans Dios, noise rock band Liza, industrial act Mohr, and the krauty post-punk band Deportivo Aleman. Each band will get 20 minutes in a rehearsal space. Speaking from rehearsal room experience, it’s not a bad idea to pack earplugs – but if you’re into this kind of thing, it’s probably too late for your ears anyway.
9:30 PM | FREE | Castro 1119
Sunday | June 25
The stunningly talented singer-songwriter Karina Vismara will be playing a free set at Sheldon this Thursday evening, accompanied by Jonah Schwartz on mandolin and Dani Ferretti on weissenborn (that’s a lap slide guitar, in case you were wondering). Plus Fabián Dellamonica, DJ of Radio Royale will be spinning before and after the show.
8 PM | FREE | Sheldon | Honduras 4969
El Emergente Almagro celebrates its second anniversary with more of what made it so great in the first place – live music, live music, and more live music. Psychedelic jazz rock trio Cisne Elocuente will be playing their Spinetta-tinged ditties along with violin-heavy punk rockers FUTBOL, rock dudes El Exilio Universal and stoner band Minotaura. In addition to the live music grid, Giovana Tr, Evelyn García, Valentina Intra, Vera Kunst, Llama y verás will be showcasing their art to commemorate such a special occasion.
8 PM | FREE | El Emergente Bar | F. Acuña de Figueroa 1030
Horace Andy at Niceto Club [REPROGRAMMED FROM 5/20]
One of Jamaica’s most distinguished and beloved voices, Horace Andy will be playing a solo set in Niceto this Thursday night, accompanied by the Hugo Lobo Band. Known in Jamaica by his roots reggae work in the 70s, he rose to world fame and mainstream success through his collaborations with trip-hop heroes Massive Attack in the early 90s. He also looks stoned in every photo we looked at, which must be fun.
9 PM | AR $600 | Niceto | Niceto Vega 5510