If we at The Setlist were conspiracy theorists, we might think that the incredible lineup of live shows this week is all just an elaborately planned distraction from Macri’s latest IMF announcement and the subsequent dollar spike. But we’re not – after all, the internationally touring bands on this week’s agenda have to plan their shows months in advance, and the ticket prices only underscore how very little our pesos get us these days. *Pauses to remove tin foil cap, tighten belt one more notch.*
Oh well, nothing matters and life is pointless. At least we have live music! Onto the show! (Or, if you’re unable to leave your house this week, on to the Spotify playlist, on our very own Bubble profile!)
Indie Folks is back with the first volume of a new international concert series, this one with the moniker “Walkman.” The special guests for this very first edition are none other than synth pop band Future Islands. The band, led by the mesmerizing Samuel Herrington (watch David Letterman lose his mind over his dance moves in the above video), will be playing in Argentina for the first time ever at Niceto Club. Gativideo, Fonso, and Telescopios open.
8 PM | AR $700 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
Scottish post-rock Institution Mogwai are bringing their mammoth-sized, largely instrumental soundscapes down to Buenos Aires on their third Latin American tour. The musical rendezvous will go down at the lovely Teatro Gran Rex and tickets are still available through Ticketek, so hurry up and get yours before they sell out. I bet y’all expected a Gremlins joke, didn’t you? Well that’s too bad because ahhh! Light bright! Light bright! Light bright!
7 PM | AR $600 | Teatro Gran Rex | Corrientes 857
For its first edition ever, Elevatorio Club sets the bar pretty high (no pun intended) with three of the best psychedelic bands in the scene right now: trippy druglords Flores de Sinaloa, charrúa garage rock duo Las Panteras Negras, and psych rockers Mansión manija. Let yourself be dragged by the colorful smoke haze to enjoy some live music, plus live vinyl DJ sets, art expos, and record stands galore.
8 PM | AR $70 | El Emergente Bar | Acuña de Figueroa 1030
Folk concert series Open Folk is presenting the release of their compilation ‘Las Estaciones,’ featuring folk musicians Agustín Donati, Juan Demarco, Tarsitano, Titi Stier, Nichi Metzger, Dolores Cobach, Mauro Meloni, Sebastián Mattiassi, Fede Petro, and David Amado. In addition to the extensive roster of artists featured on the album, Nico Bereciartua will be in charge of opening the evening.
9 PM | AR $220 | Lucille | Gorriti 5520
Organized by the folks at CGR Discos, Fiesta POWE is back for its May edition, featuring experimental pop project Coghlan, and cold wave outfit HTML. There will also be a couple of live DJ sets, live visuals, photo expos, and artisanal beer.
11 PM | AR $100 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Indie powerhouse Tobogán Andaluz is playing a double function at La Tangente to present their new album, ‘Fuego en las Naves,’ which they’ll be playing in its entirety, along with guest musicians, as well as tunes from their previous releases. Opening duties fall on avant pop outfit Amor Elefante.
9 PM | AR $200 | La Tangente | Honduras 5317
Lo-fi indie rock band 107 Faunos is turning ten and they’re celebrating it at La Confitería like you would’ve expected them to: with friends and live music. Joining the celebration will be noise rock duo Riel, who are bidding farewell to their latest LP ‘Sueño Eléctrico’ to welcome their upcoming EP, and kraut-y indie rock band Ex-Colorado.
8:30 PM | $100 | La Confiteria | F. Lacroze 2963
Subliminal is a concert series that aims to bring you the latest trends in the world of ethnic and electronic music at a global level, including everything from ambient to techno. The venue chosen for its first edition is Naranja Verde, and the ciclo will be inaugurated by two international visits: from France, world music chameleon Riki Etsu, and from Belgium, drum and bass/techno project Koroh. There will also be an art expo by visual artist Viento Solar.
12 AM | AR $100 | Naranja Verde | Av. Santa Fe 1284 (left bell)
Future Memories is a concert series that brings together various experimental artists in order to discover new ways to convey emotions and ideas through electronic instruments. For its eleventh edition, the lineup is comprised of Mateo Amaral, Rilke, Lukas Rv, ObR4G, V3kt, Terry BogarD, Vlacq.tv, and Virtual Light, who will all be performing at secret location in Microcentro, that will be disclosed via PM.
12 AM | AR $50 | Area | Microcentro (PM for address)
A quick reminder. We want to make sure we cover as much material as possible each week; but with a scene this active, a lot can slip through the cracks. So, in our effort to remain on top of things, we’ve set up an e-mail address where you – that’s right, you, dear reader – can submit your own suggestions for shows for us to cover. If you have a gig coming up, or you know of one, we want to hear about it! Hit us up at email@example.com.