One year ago today, my home country lost their collective minds and voted for a megalomaniacal reality tv show host whose favorite past-times include: excessive litigation,  committing and then bragging about sexual assault, scamming small business owners and misguided students, and leading his own questionable business ventures into extreme debt and bankruptcy. And that’s only off the top of my undercaffeinated head!

The point of all this being: here are some live music options! Have a great week.

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Wednesday | November 8

Radar Música: Lucio Mantel + Nahuel Briones

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means! That’s right, another free live music matinée at Centro Cultural Recoleta, courtesy of the good folks at Radar Música. This time you can enjoy the diverse double offerings of Latin American folk musician Lucio Mantel and eclectic rocker Nahuel Briones

6 PM |  FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930

Thursday | November 9

Isla Mujeres + Laika Perra Rusa + Reales

Get ready to hit the dancefloor with three badass bands from La Plata. Indie pop band Isla Mujeres will be presenting their latest LP ‘Otras’, along with disco-punk band Laika Perra Rusa, and garage rockers Reales. It all goes down at La Tangente, which is our current pick for “classiest rock club.”  

9 PM | AR $| La Tangente | Honduras 5317

Noche De Las Disquerías at Mercurio

Noche de las Disquerias is back! And where else would you celebrate but cult favorite record store Mercurio? To commemorate the occasion, management has invited a few acts to perform live in-store, including Jazmín Esquivel Y Los AlcesNaomi PreizlerGalanjahVika MoraJulian DesbatsGabi BalcarceLola Guerreiro and more.

6PM | Mercurio Disqueria | Av. Santa Fé 2729 – Local 10

Nicolás Mateo + Chico Láser + Adrián Paoletti at Korova

Indie legend Adrian Paoletti will be playing a solo live show presenting his latest LP “Me gustaba mas cuando me querías,” joined by self-defined flash pop combo Chico Láser and actor/musician Nicolás Mateo, who will be playing songs from his upcoming album. There will also be art expos by Lu Pieckenstain y Empatya. 

9:30 PM | AR $80, AR $50 before 10 PM | Multiespacio Korova | Paraguay 4667

Buencebú #25: Le Bruit + This Lexia + Fran Colucci 

Buencebú returns home to Naranja Verde, presenting an interesting selection of bands from all over the BA music scene. There will be live performances by synth wave project Le Bruit, humorous synth-punk band This Lexia, and singer-songwriter Fran Colucci, plus a tattoo expo by artist Yesica Juka.

11 PM | AR $70 | Naranja Verde | Av. Santa Fe 1284 

Friday | November 10

Brigada Barceló, Islandeses y Medalla Milagrosa en Ladran Sancho

Indie rock band Brigada Barceló will be presenting their new EP ‘El fuego, hoy’ in what will be one of their last gigs this year at Ladran Sancho. They’ll be joined by synth-pop outfit Islandeses, and the poppy Medalla Milagrosa.

8 PM | AR $100| Ladran Sancho -espacio de arte-| Guardia Vieja 3811


CGR Discos celebrates the 30th edition of Fiesta Cool Ghost with a whole bunch of live music that you can dance and simultaneously start a bar fight to. This time, the lineup consists of surf punk band FAt DOjO, dark psychedelic blues combo Cristos Bnd, and post punk power trio MUGRE. On top of that, there will be 3 live vinyl DJ sets, live visuals, and a photography expo.

11:00 PM | AR $70 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787

Gualicho Turbio Presenta Gato negro

Blues revivalist quartet Gualicho Turbio bring their primal Delta blues stomp to El Emergente Almagro present their second album ‘Gato Negro’. Folk n’ roll band Excursionistas will be in charge of opening the evening and there will be a live 100% vinyl DJ sets all night.

11 PM | AR $200 | El Emergente Almagro | Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1030

Bestia Bebé presenta “Las Pruebas Destructivas” en Niceto Club

LAPTRA’s very own Bestia Bebé is releasing their much-anticipated new album ‘Las Pruebas Destructivas’ and they’re celebrating it at Niceto with a few like-minded artists. Opening acts will be fellow labelmates Hojas Secas and lo-fi indie songwriter Tani.

12:00 AM | AR $160 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510

Saturday | November 11

Personal Fest 2017

Personal Fest kicks off festival season with a 2-day lineup that could be considered a proper return to form, featuring well-established international artists such as Phoenix, PJ Harvey, Neon Indian, and Whitney, plus a whole bunch of staples from the alternative BA scene like Diosque, Altocamet and OK Pirámides. 

2 PM| $AR 800 | Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires | Av. del Libertador 5683

Ciclo Abismal #8: Lache Fervors + Callao + Rancho

Ciclo Abismal crawls out of the depths once again for its 8th edition, with more music from the outer fringes of the conventional pop universe. On this occasion, the bands in charge of bringing the ruckus are the humor-tinged punk-pop veterans Lache, my band Fervors, alternative rock band Callao, and full-blown punk meltdown Los Rancho.

11 PM | AR $80 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787

Atrás Hay Truenos + Giro Angular en Rosetti

2017 has been a great year for indie rock mainstays Atras Hay Truenos, and they’re bidding an early farewell to it with a special night featuring their fellow Neuquen paisanos, electro-pop act Giro Angular. Catch the show at the much beloved Roseti, the coziest venue in all of Chacarita. 

9 PM | ARS $70 | Roseti | Roseti 722

Sunday | November 12

DILDA: Mariana Päraway (MZA) + Dat Garcia + Nicola Hogg (UK)

Everyone’s favorite feminist/LGBT Sunday show series is back to make you move your feet to the sweet sound of the patriarchy crumbling into dust. On its 29th edition, folk artist Mariana Päraway, electro-folk act Dat Garcia, and British singer/songwriter Nicola Hogg (UK). In addition to the awesome lineup, Mar Lasbats will be in charge DJ’ing duties and Victoria Sequera will be tattooing live.

8 PM | AR $100 ($80 until 10 PM) | Ladran Sancho -espacio de arte-| Guardia Vieja 3811