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The Playlist: Live Music in Buenos Aires, September 5th Edition

The Playlist is our curated, weekly roundup of live music in Buenos Aires.

By | [email protected] | September 5, 2018 10:30am

3052-ondaOnda Vaga / Photo via Revista Soy Rock

September has started and the spring is just two weeks away, meaning that the weather is about to slowly get much warmer. This also means people can actually enjoy going out without having to wear a million layers in order to return to their homes without freezing to death.

Also, the Spring means that the summer is only a few months away, with its sundresses and pool parties and whatnot. And even though it seems kind of far away, the chill energy of relaxing can be faintly perceived already. In US pop culture, the groundhogs can be used as an indicator of how early the winter will end. In Argentina, we have our own groundhog: female legs without stockings. If you see one, it means that the cold weather is on retreat.

As the weather begins to change, there are many music shows to see and, like we always do, we’ve picked out the best ones for this week. And don’t forget to follow us on Spotify for the previews!


Nick Carter

If you grew up in the 90s then you probably know the Backstreet Boys (you also probably know them anyway). Well, Nick Carter, the once teen heartthrob comes back to Buenos Aires for an intimate and exclusive show in Teatro Vorterix. He will be performing for a single show this Wednesday. If you have any respect for pop culture or want to re-live what is was to be a 90s kid, you’ll better be there.

7:00 PM | AR $1,600 | Teatro Vorterix | Av. Federico Lacroze 3455

Luis Alberto Spinetta’s Kamikaze in Parlantes Holofónicos

Never mind the BSB. If you’ve been in Argentina for more than a week, then you’ve heard of Luis Alberto Spinetta. Considered one of the greatest Argentine musicians of all time, he has been a massive influence on the local rock culture, which was largely shaped after him. If you want to know why he is so great, then you should probably go listen to his album “Kamikaze” this Wednesday.

Parlantes Holofónicos is an event where you get to live the experience of hearing great albums with the most spectacular sound system know to man, and not only that, you are in pitch black room for the entire time. The experience is, to put it in simple terms, intense. Don’t miss.

7 PM | AR $200 | Auditorio Kraft | Florida 681 2do Subsuelo


Pink Floyd + Queen Symphony

Since we are lurking in the past, for the first time in Argentina, two tribute bands, Ummagumma and Reina Asesina, are joining forces to give an homage to some of the greatest bands ever, Pink Floyd and Queen. This rock concert will include an orchestra and a choir with special arrangements for this occasion conducted by the Maestro Mariano Delli Quadri.

This event has no room for disappointment and fans should assist for a classy and rock n’ roll evening.

8 PM | AR $350 | Teatro Coliseo | Marcelo T. Alvear 1125


Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane

Mike Patton is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and as if the wasn’t enough, a film composer. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More. This unique singer presents Mondo Cane in the Teatro Gran Rex this Thursday.

He will be accompanied by a band, a choir and an orchestra, 40 musicians in total. This guy is all in with doing everything, and doing everything to perfection. He will be playing Italian music from the 50s and 60s. His last shows were all sold out, you may have never heard of him, but you should go find out what he is all about.

7 PM | AR $700 | Teatro Gran Rex | Av. Corrientes 857



Bersuit Vergarabat

Bersuit Vergarabat of how the fans call them “La Bersuit,” is a rock band from Barracas, Buenos Aires that combines its sounds with latin beats from cumbia, tango, murga, reggae, chacarera and candombe. They’ve been around for thirty years and their lyrics are loaded with political slurs. If you want to understand why Argentina is where it is, then this is a great show to witness.

They are touring worldwide, but to see them in Buenos Aires, is to really submerge in the porteño culture.

9 PM | AR $450 | Teatro Vorterix | Av. Federico Lacroze 3455


Onda Vaga Intimate and Circular

Yes, another rock band, but this time its an alternative rock band. Onda Vaga which in English translates to something like “The Vague Wave” is chill music mixing rumba, reggae, folk and tango with rock. Like their name indicates, it is no surprise that the band was formed in Uruguay, a more relaxed version of Argentina.

They’ve toured Europe opening shows for Manu Chao and have been featured in Rolling Stone as a great upcoming band. Onda Vaga returns to Xirgu to present three intimate shows in a circular stage.

9.30 PM | AR $300 | Xirgu Espacio UNTREF | Chacabuco 875



No Te Va A Gustar

No Te Va A Gustar (You Won’t Like It) continues to tour “Suenan las Alarmas” this time performing at the Direct TV Arena. They started playing together when they where just 16 years old, and that’s when they came up with the intentionally funny name for their band. They continue to grow and have just launched their last album for free on YouTube.

They’ve toured all over Latin America and now return to their homeland where their best audience awaits them.

9 PM | AR $600 | Direct TV Arena | Panamericana Km 35.5 y Av. Olivos 3215



For those post-hard/metalcore fans, Deny will be playing this Saturday at Teatro Vorterix to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. This band mixes elements from hardcore, metalcore, screamo, synthcore, and melodic hardcore. They have a lot of -cores, which for those who know, is the best type of core to be. If you want to wave your long hair and wear your black clothes, then this is the place to go.

8.30 PM | AR $300 | Teatro Vorterix | Av. Federico Lacroze 3455