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
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, Diosque, Francisca y Los Exploradores, Marina Fages, Shaman y Los Pilares de la Creación, QOME and Nidos
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
*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
11 PM | AR $50 before 12 AM, $70 after| Naranja Verde | Av. Santa Fe 1284 | Centro
Saturday | December 3
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
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
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