What a week boys and squirrels, what a week. We lost an election and several great talents (Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, and Mose Allison); we won at life, mostly via Music Wins Fest, Festi Laptra, or any of the other great shows we were treated with recently; and our collective wallets are in critical condition – but with a bit of tender loving care they might pull through. With the latter in mind, this week’s setlist is a little lighter overall, but heavy on the free shows. We’re all in this together. I love you too.
Wednesday | November 16
According to a local, self referential music writer, Sobrenadar plays “lush, nautically-inspired bedroom synth pop that is both soothing and surprisingly dancey.” My new musical hero Alfonso Barbieri will be joining her with his extremely entertaining brand of surreal pop, hopefully performing his Spanish cover of that Paul Young song from the final scene of Planes Trains and Automobiles.
8 PM | FREE | Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti | Libertador 8151| Nuñez
Thursday | November 17
Imagine yourself in a glorious, turn of the century mansion, sipping Mai Tais while a piano-accompanied musician regales you and your friends with an assortment of his lesser played songs and B-sides. Fabulous, right? This Thursday night the experimental electropop musician Diosque will be performing a free show in a nontraditional format at the ever-classy Milion. They take the dress code seriously, so don’t wear flip-flops (and if you do, put on your best yanqui accent and pretend you’re a tourist – it worked for my 100% Argentine fella once).
8 PM | FREE (but that Mai Tai is gonna cost you grrl)* | Milion | Paraná 1048 | Recoleta
*It’s worth it though. Quality over quantity friends, always.
Friday | November 18th
Morbo y Mambo and Aloe play Niceto
“Not Rock. Not Stoner. Not Dub. Not Afrofunk – all of them together” is the credo of extremely bailable Morbo y Mambo, which is great because then I don’t have to court my usual neurosis of trying to describe a band’s sound. They will be joined for their show at Niceto this Friday by the progressive jazz meets psychedelic rock music of ALOE (oh god I hope I got that right).
Saturday | November 19th
End your week with the good folk of Open Folk, who will hosting a triple-B night out, that is: bluegrass, blues, and beards. The Brian Zditowski ONE MAN BAND will be serving generous portions of the last two thirds of that equation, followed by a set of fiddle-heavy ditties as performed by bluegrass band Che Apalache (that pun tho).
8:30 PM | AR $100, 2×1 until 10 PM | El Universal espacio cultural| Soria 4940 | Palermo
Prefer to go electric this time around? Check out bedroom space rock act Miguel Canel y los Sagan for an extremely friendly price. He shares the stage Saturday night with power pop trio SEGBA and acid folk act Flores de Sinaloa.
9PM | AR $50 | Fusion Bar & Club | Florida 328 | Centro