We have to admit: seasonal depression is most definitely a thing and we are feeling it, y’all. But you know what helps us get through the week? That zap of pure vital energy that comes from watching musicians do their thing on a stage. Art is alive! And so are we!*
*Repeat this mantra as many times as necessary.
Split up your week with some live music and head out to Centro Cultural Recoleta, where you can enjoy their weekly concert series where the best new bands in town share the stage with already established artists. This time around, LAPTRA associates Hojas Secas will be performing live, joined by surreal indie rock band Melanie Williams & El Cabloide.
8 PM | Centro Cultural Recoleta | Junín 1930
Indie pop orchestra Julio y Agosto will be presenting their latest album, ‘El Movimiento’, at La Tangente. Opening duties will be handled by singer-songwriter Tomás Justo.
9 PM | AR $250 | La Tangente | Honduras 5317
Teknofieras is a new multimedia concert series that explores the relationship between artist and instrument (i.e. computers) beyond the limits of electronic music. For its first edition, dream pop trio Las Trampas, electronic ambient project CNTV, and vaportrap crew Fiji Social Scene will be performing live, delighting the ears of electronic music buffs and neophytes alike.
9 PM | AR $50 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787
Still undecided about what to do Thursday? Here’s a piece of advice: go for diversity. Jazzy instrumental outfit Manto de Carne and synth pop project Automail (led by musician Rosalba Menna) will be playing two vastly different but equally good live shows at La Gran Jaime that will surely leave your musical urges satisfied (at least for now).
9 PM | AR $100 | La Gran Jaime | Aráoz 832
IndieFuertes is back at it again, showcasing a trio of promising, up-and-coming artists from the Buenos Aires indie scene. Summery indie rock band El Club Audiovisual, math rock outfit Puerto Austral, and singer-songwriter Juan López will be doing the honors this time, bringing some human warmth to this dreadful winter through power of live music.
10 PM | AR $150 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
Why wait for the weekend when you can enjoy an awesome trio of artists on a Thursday? Indie troubadour Facu Tobogán, shoegaze powerhouse Medalla Milagrosa, and psychedelic indie pop band Chico Láser will be joining forces to make you forget the existential void that hangs like a cloud over your head.
10 PM | AR $100 | Multiespacio Korova | Paraguay 4667
Rosario’s very own Mi Nave will be presenting their fourth album, the excellent ‘Ojos Cuadrados’, at La Confitería. They’ll be joined by synth pop duo La Vida En Familia and Ana Menor from Las Ligas Menores, and there will also be record stands from a gazillion independent record labels that you should totally check out.
8 PM | $120 | La Confiteria | F. Lacroze 2963
Here’s one for all you weirdos out there: psychedelic rock band Tendrían que estar muertos, trippy space rockers Alfredo Viudez Barrera y los que se Odian, bizarre lo-fi outfit Hernandes, and experimental post punk combo Nowa will all be performing live at El Panda Rojo, keeping things strange all while satisfying your craving for rock music with a little bit of edge.
9 PM | Pay what you want | Panda Rojo Espacio Cultural | Sarmiento 3096
Psychedelic indie pop musician Pablo Neptuno joins Envidia (the side project of Marcelo Moreyra from MUJERCITAS TERROR) to rock the stage of StrummerBar. Stay after the show for a smooth DJ set courtesy of Gat Sisti.
9 PM | StrummerBar | Godoy Cruz 1631
In their second edition this week, IndieFuertes brings you yet another trio of talented young artists thriving in the Buenos Aires independent music scene. R&B tinged synth rock duo El Zar, dancy indie rock band Una Planeta, and synth pop outfit La Femme D’Argent will be performing live at Niceto in an evening full of lush textures and syncopated beats.
10 PM | AR $150 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
Electropunk band Los Peligros, indie rockers Folie, and post punk outfit Deportivo Alemán will be playing a free live show at Otra Historia Club Cultural, one of the coolest venues in town to watch some live music.
9 PM | FREE | Otra Historia Club Cultural | Estomba 851
11 PM | Atom | Bolivar 933
The winter edition of FestiEH! Is here, this time with a kickass, female-only lineup consisting of singer-songwriter Paula Maffia, vocal trio Bolerinho (Brazil), and Valeria Cini playing her songs in a power trio format. There will also be a standup performance by Fiorella Aita, and an art expo by Luli Adano, plus record stands from record label Elefante en la Habitación.
Junior 1, the trio led by Santi Azpiri, will be celebrating his birthday and presenting songs from their upcoming LP. Joining the celebration will be synth pop band La Vida en Familia, who are still presenting their first LP ‘El amor y el tiempo’, and singer-songwriter Francisco Villa, who will be delighting us with a taste of his upcoming first album.
9 PM | AR $100 | Cooperativa Cultural Qi | Thames 240
Indie rock band Las Mentiras, math rockers Puerto Austral, post-rock Ventanas, and instrumental trio La Venganza de Cheetara will all be performing live at Casa Dasein, where there will also be several art expos and record stands.
8 PM | AR $100 | Casa Dasein| Estado de Israel 4116
Indie pop project Cariño, synthpop outfit El Gran Búfalo Blanco, and baroque pop combo Niños Envueltos take the stage at Ladran Sancho for a pop-friendly evening brimming with hooks and saccharine melodies.
9 PM | Ladran Sancho | Guardia Vieja 3811
Festival Ultradeformer is going down at Espacio Cultural Mi Casa, with a really cool lineup featuring sunny indie pop band Ruidas, synth pop trio Hiroshima Dandys, and surprise band Megadeformer (our sources heard it’s a Power Rangers villain, but we can’t confirm that yet).
9 PM | AR $100 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Aguero 787