Another Wednesday, another edition of La Lista – the only mildly snarky, mostly loving, weekly rundown of live music in this city that contemplates the meaninglessness of existence on a regular basis. What are we doing with our lives? Who cares! Go see some live music, that always helps.
Like every Wednesday, Centro Cultural Recoleta combines fresh new sounds with established artists, offering you the best option to get through the second half of the week. This time, experimental math rock band Hungría joins forces with electro indie rockers Programa to keep you nodding your head all evening long.
8 PM | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junín 1930
Concert series Sesiones 2037 aims to showcase the most daring and ambitious musicians in the Buenos Aires independent music scene, and by the look of this week’s lineup, they are doing a great job. The sheer electricity of Atrás Hay Truenos, the avant pop tendencies of Amor Elefante, and the romantic tales of Julian Desbats will coincide on the stage of Caras & Caretas for a evening brimming with young talent.
9 PM | AR $220 | Caras & Caretas | Sarmiento 2037
Love live music outdoors? Good, that means your weekend is off to a great start. Come enjoy not one, but two live shows at Kowalski Bar’s cozy patio and show winter who’s boss. Playing live will be old-timey swing band Las Crème Brûlée and indie singer-songwriter Jaz Pimentel, who will be gifting us with their songs right next to the campfire at Playa Almagro.
9 PM | AR $150 | El Bar de Kowalski | Billinghurst 835
Created to commemorate the first ten years of Club Cultural Matienzo, the goal of concert series La Nueva Escuela is to give place to emerging new artists – something Matienzo has always been known for. For its first edition, lush synth pop project Cítrico, experimental funk outfit GULI, and electronic indie rock HTML will all be performing live to celebrate the live venue’s decade of existence.
10 PM | AR $150 |Club Cultural Matienzo | Pringles 1249
It’s Friday already and you’re thinking ‘hey, wouldn’t it be nice to trip on some kind of sacred ancient plant and go watch some live bands?’. Well, here at La La Lista we don’t endorse the use of psychotropic drugs, but if we did, we’d probably recommend you go see psychedelic garage rockers Ministerio de la Nueva Alianza, who will be presenting their upcoming album ‘Volumen 2’ at Niceto Lado B. Joining them in this astral journey will be instrumental post-rock band Atlético Chipset.
9 PM | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
Here’s another one for lovers of all things psychedelia: hard rock band Rey Manta, desertic psych rock combo Flores de Sinaloa, and space rockers Las Ceremonias will be performing live at Liverpool Bar. Magic mushrooms sold separately.
9 PM | AR $100 | Liverpool Bar | Arévalo 1376
Fiesta POWE is back to put some groove into your Friday, this time with the aid of hard-rocking, ass-kicking trio Brishit Bardo and psychedelic pop project Galean, who will be performing two radically different yet equally satisfying live music shows. After the bands are done playing, stay for a live vinyl set by the Cool Ghost Records crew.
11 PM | AR $100 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
The third edition of Intone is going down, and you weirdos out there shouldn’t miss it for anything in the world… except maybe one of the other shows Friday night (too many options!). Challenging our puny mortal ears with their live music sets will be darkwave outfit Balvanera, experimental electronic artist Black Pope Francis, minimalist IDM act Yanzón/Sardi-YS, and industrial synth pop band Los Desencadenados.
11 PM | $100 | Naranja Verde | Av. Santa Fe 1284 (left doorbell)
Long-running concert series IndieFuertes is back at it again with a trio of like-minded spirits that could potentially become your favorite new bands. Quirky synth pop band Ese Perro, sample-licious pop act Bröder, and psych rock outfit In Corp Sanctis will be doing their thang on the stage of Niceto, making the world a better place for it.
8:30 PM | AR $150 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
In an event that could be lovingly dubbed ‘American Music By Numbers,’ bluesy folk’n’rollers Excursionistas and drone folk one-man band Diente de Madera will be connecting the dots between bluesy, primal rock and roll and the bucolic, psychedelic ramblings of Appalachian drone music.
9 PM | Pay what you want | Clásico Fernández | Piedras 1020
Post punk institution Mujercitas Terror will be presenting new songs off of their upcoming LP, joined by no wave duo Lutos. After the live music shows, keep those feet moving with a live DJ set by Hector Barreiro.
9 PM | AR $70 | PM for address
Psych rock band OK Pirámides is playing live at La Confitería with post punk trio El Último Subsuelo, after which there will be live DJ sets by actress Sofia Gala and Sergio Rotman ( Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Cienfuegos, Mimi Maura).
11:30 PM | La Confiteria | F. Lacroze 2963
British one-woman show Jennifer Moule (aka Damsel Talk) will be performing songs from her repertoire, which covers everything from jazz to cabaret, soul, and tango, featuring covers as well as originals.
12 AM | $250 | Thelonious Club | Nicaragua 5549