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The Playlist: Live Music in Buenos Aires, September 12th Edition

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

By | [email protected] | September 12, 2018 11:22am


It’s official!

Spring is almost here and so are many bands and artists, antsy for open air shows and some warm weather fun. This week, you can start by going to one of the many free shows the city has to offer. If you’re feeling rich despite the current economic situation and want to pay for stuff, you still have some pretty cool options.

So go out there, defy the winter and get ready to shake a tailfeather.


El Zar presents new album A Los Amigos

“El Zar,” a name that for some reason references Russian monarchs, is a duet formed in 2014 by Facundo Castaño Montoya and Pablo Giménez. This band combines computer programing with guitar and vocals. They’ve presented their music in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario, Mar del Plata, and La Plata and keep an Argentine rock spirit, which got them to win last year’s Bienal de Arte Joven in the music category. El Zar is now releasing a new album called A Los Amigos. which is more mature, spontaneous and genuine than their first album. You can listen to them live this Wednesday.

8 PM | FREE | La Tangente | Honduras 5317

Ibiza Pareo + Reales

Wednesday nights are all about free music shows at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. New independent bands with unique styles fuse together with young people and enjoy the outdoors in the middle of the city. Ibiza Pareos’ music has an everlasting beat and profound, sensible melodies, which makes you travel through time and space. Reales, on the other hand, plays rock music and is highly influenced by Gorillaz, Blur, and The Strokes. Its free, so if you happen to be close to Recoleta, it won’t hurt to see what these bands have to offer.

8 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural Recoleta| Junin 1930


Tirman Kid

This band started, like many bands do, recording a couple of experimental EPs in a garage. Slowly but steadily, the group grew, not only in members, but into a whole album. They are now playing in for a big crowd, which is every young band’s dream. They’ve played at Personal Fest, Studio, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Trastienda Samsung, Tecnópolis, Ciudad Cultural Konex, and Cosquín Rock and now is the chance to see them in a more exclusive show in Niceto alongside Delfina Campos and Hijos de Padres.

10 PM | AR $150 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510


Yataians formed in 2009 with members from all over Latin America. They are highly influenced by Jamaican music from the 60s and 70s, rocksteady bands and Bob Marleys’ reggae. They are not only accepted in the indie circle, but have the reggae audience too. Yataians has shared stages with importan national and international music idols such as Derrick Harriott, SOJA, Los Cafres, Riddim, Nairobi, Dj Nelson, Humanidub, Aggrotones, Satélite Kingston, Gigantes Magnéticos and Morbo y Mambo. They will play at La Tangente before continuing their tour outside of Argentina.

12 PM | AR $150 | La Tangente | Honduras 5317


Piazzolla Experience

Fundación Konex presents their second edition of Experiencia Piazzolla, a festival that invites you to tour the life and work of the legendary tango artist. An impressive lineup will pay homage to this Argentine composer in an unforgettable repertoire. The Quinteto Astor Piazzolla will be in charge of opening the show, followed by Hugo Fattoruso and Juan Carlos Baglietto as special guests. Don’t miss if you’re a tango fan or curious to explore the genre.

9 PM | FREE | Konex | Sarmiento 3131


Yes. Airbag. As always, Teatro Vorterix organizes yet another hard rock night, this time with Argentine band Airbag. (Haters beware!) This band is made up of the three Sardelli brothers who have released seven albums since 2002. They have mysteriously decided to play for a single and unique show to present their new album Como un Diamante. So, if you want to be able to listen to their new album you should hurry up as the tickets are sure to run out.

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


Manantial Beat presents Jvlian and Ritaulfir3

This music gathering was created for the new generation of music that is emerging and so these new artists have a chance to share their new sounds with a curious audience. Jvlian plays groovy music inspired by African American musicians, their songs are in Spanish and mix pop with rap while using analog instruments as well as guitar, base and drums.

Ritualfir3 recycles sounds from Latin roots and American rap, and is inspired by Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. This night will be a mix of hip hop and Latin American beats, an unmissable combination.

9 PM | AR $250 | Xirgu Espacio UNTREF| Chacabuco 857

Highlife #9 pres. Rahaan

DJ Rahaan is a legend from Chicago who has been dropping disco and funky house beats to retro music heads since the 80’s when he and his friends used to dance at the best house parties. Playing in a living room in Chicago has obviously done Rahaan some good, as he is now a successful DJ and music producer in his own right. He recently released Rahaan Edits Vol. 1 and 2 in 2008/9 on Stillove4music record label as well as putting out some remixes on the KAT record label.

This Saturday he will be giving Buenos Aires a taste of what his beats can do to the dance floor at a party organized by Arcadia Producciones in La Confitería. A perfect way to celebrate the end of winter!

9 PM | AR $300 | La Confitería | Av. Federico Lacroze 2963