Eternal destruction of all that is holy is upon us now that the humidity levels are in full effect. But embrace it my sweaty, sweaty friends because this weekend is no time to cool-down in the comfort of your friend who lives with his parents and owns an air conditioner. There are shows to be seen! Mosh pits to be had! The world is exploding and this week’s agenda is the cause of it all.
I met Jennifer Moule, AKA Damsel Talk, when we shared the bill at a small acoustic ciclo about a year ago. We spoke briefly in our shared native language (she is from the UK) and became friends on Facebook. The very next week, I saw on my newsfeed that she had a gig opening for none other than Sir Rod Stewart, in Luna Park. Qué flash, no? Damsel Talk has been performing in Buenos Aires for a total of 6 years, if I am not mistaken; her performance is inspired by the circus, the burlesque show, and the theatre. She has been known to incorporate the ukulele, the guitar, and the charango, among other, less-conventional instruments. She plays a style that brings together elements of jazz, soul, pop, Andean folk, and tango, her voice shifting effortlessly between sweet and sultry tones. At this event, she will be accompanied by classical-turned-jazz pianist Nicolas Boccanera (of Nicolas Boccanera Trio), saxophonist Camila Nebbia (of Camila Nebbia Sexteto), and cellist Violeta Garcia. You can reserve your entrance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 4831 8918.
9:30PM | AR $200 | Virasoro Bar | Guatemala 4328
This event, organized by the host of local music blog Sonidos que Permanecen, will feature psychedelic post-punk Chilean touring band, El Purpurado de Charol. El Purpurado formed in 2013, derived from an earlier project called The Karma Cowboys. All of the band members are currently involved in other projects in the Santiago underground music scene, in addition to this one. They released their latest album, Un Lujo Sin Propósitos, in 2017. They will be joined with local support from horror-punk trio Mujercitas Terror and punk rockers Gumm Gun.
9PM | AR $80 before 10PM $100 after | Otra Historia Club Cultural | Estomba 851
Ten years after the release of their debut album Una Especie de Mutante, Go-Neko!, a space-kraut-rock band with a wacky sense of humor, is getting the band back together for a one-time-only, can’t-miss celebration of its anniversary. When asked to describe themselves, Go-Neko’s response is: “I’ve wiped out homes with whole families, obliterated Vietnamese villages…it’s time that here and now, we make it clear who the real bad guys are.” The space-kraut-rockers have invited post-rockers La Venganza de Cheetara to open for the grand occasion. Tickets for the event are available at Untref’s ticket office from Wednesday until Friday, 4PM-8PM, or online through Plateanet.
9PM | AR $200 | Xirgu Espacio Untref | Chacabuco 875