Hello friends and welcome to another installment of The Setliii– sorry that’s La Lista! Gosh, it’s going to be hard to break out of that habit. They say it takes about two straight weeks of correcting your behavior before you’ve effectively rearranged the neural pathways in your brain, so the good news is we’re almost there.
If you’re one of those folks who is not familiar with what we do (or our former moniker), hi! This is La Lista, your one-stop resource for live show recommendations in the city of Buenos Aires, mostly of the independent (or, at least, independently-minded) variety. Also if you’re new here, welcome! Please stick around. This is home now.
We hope you’re all having a nice and toasty mid-week feriado, because we have a whole heaping serving of live shows to recommend for the week. We’ve got your aggressive punk. We’ve got your swirling, bleepy ear candy. We’ve got your mope-about melancholia. We’ve got your 8-bit nostalgia. We’ve got pretty much everything but ska, but we might have that next week! Ska is making a comeback, y’all.
Check out the playlist on the right to get a taste of the artists featured in this week’s agenda (at least the ones we could find on Spotify). And don’t forget to follow La La Lista on Spotify for our weekly agenda picks, Best Of playlists, and much more.
Facu Tobogán, frontman for the excellent Tobogán Andaluz, performs songs from throughout his career in a stripped-down guitar-and-vocals solo set. Alfonsina makes the trek over from Uruguay to regale us with her peculiar brand of noir-pop, highlighting songs from her new album Pactos.
20 hrs | $50 AR | Multiespacio Korova | Paraguay 4667
Or you could also spend your feriado checking out this cool-ass free event. Ciclo Feedback features art exhibits, vintage clothes and open-mic talents as well as performances by psychedelic indie-poppers Antuantu and the chilled-out beats of La viya real.
Event starts at 18 hrs, bands at 23 hrs | Black Club | Humboldt 1580
One more option? Sure, why not. Spooky techno artist Anti-Yo, analog loop guru MRS and “lubricated vision perpetuated between two noises” act Old Greenes (Anders Toor) take your Wednesday night to a very weird place at a secret location in Balvanera.
21 hrs | FREE | Balvanera – pm for address
The good people at Pesadilla Records are putting on this event, featuring the snarling garage-rock of Los Fritos, the sharp-edged psychedelia of D O P P L E R, and the brawny punk rock of Los Que Viven En Una Cochera.
21 hrs | POMO Distrito de Arte | Santa Rosa 5157
20 hrs | $160 AR | The Roxy Live | Niceto Vega 5542
Espacio Cultural Mi Casa continues to be one of the most reliably interesting cultural centers in town. In the new installment of the Sodiur series, the venue hosts Flor con venas, Rilke, Rrayen and Agustín García Santillán.
22 hrs | FREE | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
22:30 hrs | FREE | Podestá | Armenia 1740
The eighth installment of Festi 2000 rolls around, featuring visual art exhibits as well as performances by post-punkers Unión Soviética whose claustrophobic, paranoid sound will complement nicely with El Club Audiovisual‘s shimmery wistfulness, BOEDØ‘s winning power-chord-and-keyboards combo, and Fizz‘s groove-laden funk-pop stylings.
23 hrs | $100 AR | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Midnight | $150 AR | Makena Club | Fitz Roy 1519
The tenacious power-duo Riel plays a show at Centro Cultural Recoleta in support of their excellent new album Paseo Psicodelico. Joining them are the mighty Las Ligas Menores, who will also be showcasing their new release Fuego Artificial.
20 hrs | FREE | Centro Cultural Kirchner | Sarmiento 151
The maddeningly hooky, melodic, powerful shoegaze-influenced synthpop of La Cara de los Ultimos is one of our favorite recent discoveries. They’re playing a show at the wonderful Clásico Fernandez along with the groovy, bluesy Fiona Apple-influenced Siempre Hay Pánico.
20 hrs | FREE | Clasico Fernandez | Piedras 1020
Or come over to Villa Ortuzar and check out this line-up, which features the peppy post-punk of Deportivo Alemán, old-school rockn’roll of Feria de los Pájaros, the ambrosial bedroom-pop of Ison Spectra, and the loud, abrasive punk sound of the accurately-named Chaski-Boom.
21 hrs | Otra Historia | Estomba 851
Or if you feel like swaying lightly from side to side as you contemplate weightlesness, come check out dreamy, ethereal indie rockers Medalla Milagrosa and the at-times-delicate, at-times-devastatingly-loud showgazers Niño Mercurio
21:30 hrs | AR $100 | Roseti | Roseti 722
Sentidos Alterados present their latest EP, Vibró, which showcases their angular post-punk approach. They’re throwing this party at Mi Casa to celebrate, and have also invited old-school rockn’rollers Los Muchachos de La Secta to join in.
22 hrs | AR $150 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
If vaporwave is your thing (and, honestly, why the heck wouldn’t it be?), come check out this event highlighting wavy artists such as Kadabra, Mexican act Hombre Luna, the very glitchy Glitch, and Driver. See how that event title is stylized? A E S T H E T I C S, man.
23 hrs | FREE | Atom | Bolivar 933
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