It’s beginning to feel a lot like…summer. Try as I might to get into the holiday mood, it just feels like summer you guys. The jacarandas are painting the streets lavender and there are festivals and shows and live bands galore! Except for Thursday. There doesn’t appear to be anything Setlist-worthy on Thursday. But I made it up to you, you’ll see.

Wednesday | November 30

mai2012Bonus Track Festival: Mi Amigo invencible, Diosque, Nidos + more

The Clarin-produced tv series culminates in a festival highlighting a selection of the emerging musicians in Buenos Aires they’ve covered thus far. $200 pesos gets you a crazy good lineup, including Mi Amigo Invencible, DiosqueFrancisca y Los ExploradoresMarina FagesShaman y Los Pilares de la CreaciónQOME and Nidos

8 PM | AR $200 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510| Palermo Hollywood

Thursday | December 1


As previously mentioned, I’ve got nothing for you, my darlings. So I made you a holiday mixtape. Hope you like it.

Friday | December 2


Los Espíritus + Buenos Muchachos (Uru) at Konex

Psychedelic rockers Los Espiritus return, this time to dreadlock epicenter* Ciudad Cultural Konex. Uruguayan rock band Buenos Muchachos (oficial) opens.

*The first and only time I went to La Bomba de Tiempo at Konex a man with dreadlocks grabbed my shoulders, licked the back of my neck and pranced away – I still haven’t recovered.

7 PM | AR $150 Presale | Ciudad Cultural Konex. | Sarmiento 3131 | Abasto

Ciclo Nuevo Puerto vol. 4

Minima Discos returns with the fourth installment of its local musician showcase, this time with Las Armas Bs. As.Banda ArgentinaMauro Valenti, and Las Novias del Universo

11 PM | AR $50 before 12 AM, $70 after| Naranja Verde | Av. Santa Fe 1284 | Centro

Saturday | December 3

moderat Sónar Buenos Aires 2016

International festival Sonar comes to Buenos Aires, bringing with it a typically international lineup. The iconic Berlin-based electronic trio Moderat headlines the fest, joined by house producer Jacques Greene (Canada), ambient musician Koreless (Wales), tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru), electro-fusion artist Luciano Superville (Uruguay), and local acts Juan Ingaramo, Diosque, Weste and Coral Casino among others.

2 PM | AR $800 | Usina Del Arte | Agustín Caffarena 1 | La Boca

Coiffeur presenta “Coordenadas” en el Xirgu Espacio Untref

After killing it at Festival BUE, opening for Wilco in Santiago, Chile, and a playing a series of shows in London, the unapologetically pop Coiffeur returns to Buenos Aires to close the year and present his new EP “Coordenadas.”

9 PM | Presale: ARS $150 | Xirgu Espacio Untref | Chacabuco 875 | San Telmo

Sobrenadar y Audia Valdez ciclo Cervecería Patagonia

Electronic musicians Sobrenadar (lush, nautically inspired) and Audia Valdez (futuristic, visually striking) will be playing a free show with (presumably) delicious beer at Cerveceria Patagonia this Friday night.

10 PM | FREE | Patagonia Bar | Don Anselmo Aieta 1083 |San Telmo