Happy Birthday everyone! That’s right, today marks an entire year since we began this little column of ours. To celebrate, we’ll be doing so with a special anniversary event at Güll, with drink specials, mingling, and a playlist featuring all the amazing local music we cover in this column. We’re working out the details still but will keep you all updated. We promise.
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Wednesday | September 27
For its eighth edition, Ciclo Cerebrosss pays a tasteful homage to the Chupacabras by assembling a group of artists whose esoterical approach to music will delight and alienate you in equal measure. Performing live will be Peruvian dream noise project Fiorella16, ambient act Sofja, and experimental electronic musician/visual artist Maxi Bellmann.
8 PM | $70 AR | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Thursday | September 28
The first day of the Bienal Arte Joven BA is going down on Thursday, with more than enough live music to spare. Folk singer songwriter Agustín Donati will be opening the event, followed by power trio Gaby Amendola, experimental world music project QOME, jazz/folk musician Ayelen Secches, electronic indie act El Zar, and the much-beloved swing orchestra Las Taradas closing the evening with their particular mix of old timey music from the 40’s and 50’s.
6 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
If you’re more into the indie DIY scene, then this will be right up your alley. Post-punk band Pyramides, LAPTRA krautrockers Super 1 Mundial, and sun-drenched indie rock combo Playa Grande will be playing a triple header at the industrial yet cozy POMO this Thursday.
10 PM | AR $70 | POMO, Distrito de Arte | Santa Rosa 5157
Ignacio del Portico’s new project La Otra Cara de la Nada craft dreamy indie pop that’s heavy on the post-rock. They will be presenting their debut LP ‘Sobre Premios y Tormentas’ at Niceto Club, along with LAPTRA indie rockers Atrás Hay Truenos and psychedelic synthpop project Isla De Caras.
Singer-songwriter Mauro Valenti will be playing songs off his latest LP ‘Danza Cínica’ in full band format at Niceto Lado B. Opening acts will be folk musician/animal rights activist Alesis Monzón and alternative rock band Vango. Anyone reading who has ideas as to what a cynical dance may be (no nudity, please), send us a video.
9 PM | AR $140 | Niceto Lado B | Niceto Vega 5510
Friday | September 29
Mi Amigo Invencible is playing a free live show to close Friday’s edition of the festival Bienal de Arte Joven in the terrace of Centro Cultural Recoleta. Also playing that day will be folk musician Anamolí, chamber pop ensemble Polandria, the drone-alicious Pandelindio, dream pop outfit Fenna Frei, Latin American folk musician Maxi Calvo, synthpop project La Femme d’Argent, Fran Saglietti (of Francisca y Los Exploradores fame), and experimental performance group Eric Mandarina.
4 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junin 1930
Club Plasma opens its doors once again for a night that promises to be a lovely mix between the darker side of the psychedelic spectrum and the sunny miracle of pop music. Playing live will be psychedelic folk act La Noche Que Estuve A Punto De Morir, lo-fi shoegazers Medalla Milagrosa, actor/songwriter Nicolas Mateo, and newly arrived from Sweden, jangly indie pop band Black Guillemot.
9 PM | Club Plasma | Piedras 1856
Craving something a bit more chill, with just a touch of twee? Lo-fi indie pop artists Tani & Rodrigo Armando bid farewell to their old material and premiere a couple of new songs from their upcoming releases in a special show at Espacio Cultural Mi Casa.
11 PM | $70 AR | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Sometimes sweet and melodic just isn’t your bag. Welp, we still have you covered. Spunky surf punk band Amor en la isla and the savage indie noise pop duo El Sur will be playing a free live show together at Podestá. What a steal!
Saturday | September 16
Hankering for something with a bit more heft on your Saturday night? Bearded bluesman Brian Zditowski continues his live presentation of his first EP ‘Extended Play 1’, this time with like-minded bluesheads El Rufián Melancólico Trio.
9 PM | AR $80 | Balcón de Blues |Lavalle 3602
Need a little more electro-pop in your life? Don’t we all. Electro-pop outfit MAPA brings the ambient vibes to the new and quite cozy venue Clásico Fernández, joined by experimental synthwave duo Ningunas.
9 PM | FREE | Clásico Fernández | Piedras 1020
Sunday | September 17
DILDA is back at it again, celebrating all things lady and/or LGBT and introducing some of the most exciting artists within the movement. For this edition, local MCs Karen Pastrana, and Chicha & Choa will be spitting some rhymes along Guatemalan rapper Rebeca Lane for a special hip-hop night.
8PM | AR $80 | Ladran Sancho | Guardia Vieja 3811