This week brings us December 21st, the
wi̶n̶t̶e̶r̶ summer solstice. How will you be spending the longest day of the year? (Haha, longboy.) This year we can expect approximately 16 hours and 28 minutes of sunlight. Wow. There’s a lot that one could do, or not do, in 16 hours and 28 minutes… I mean, just think of all the LIVE MUSIC you could hear in that amount of time!
Here are our recommendations for this week:
Jaz Pimentel, La Taza Calva and Clémentine, together for the first time in one place! It is sure to be an incredible show. Jaz Pimentel is a singer-songwriter who dabbles in different styles, drawing inspiration from anything and everything, including but not limited to USB cables. La Taza Calva was formed by brothers Nahuel and Lautaro Varela in 2007, at the ages of 10 and 12 years old. Their latest release, La Esencia de la Vida, contains 12 songs ranging from dancey synth-pop to sensitive pop ballads. Clémentine is the solo indie-pop project of Flavia Talledo, who sings and accompanies herself on the guitar. You can sign up to reserve your tickets in advance on this google spreadsheet.
8PM | AR $100 | Ladran Sancho | Guardia Vieja 3811
This weekly jazz cycle, in which the best jazzerxs in the local scene present original music every Thursday, continues at MORÁN. The event is your weekly opportunity to stay up with what’s fresh in the Buenos Aires jazz scene, featuring younger cats as well as old heads. This week the Morán presents the trio of drummer Sergio Verdinelli, in which he is accompanied by Ernesto Jodos on the piano, and Mauricio Dawid on the upright bass.
9:30PM | FREE | Morán | Pedro Morán 2147
This Thursday, POMO offers us the perfect excuse to get out, meet up with friends, and turn our ears to the sound of new music. The curly-headed sk8ter bois of Playa Sintética will get us moving and grooving to their songs about beach parties and peg-leg pirates; the storm clouds will open to bring us the crunchy tunes of Rayo a Tierra; and soloist Emily And (omg, it me!!) will bring the rainbow, playing tunes on her (my) rainbow-string guitar.
10PM | AR $50 | POMO, Distrito de Arte | Santa Rosa 5157
So arrives Hungría‘s last show for an undetermined amount of time, and although the new album isn’t going to come out until next year, they will take advantage of this final opportunity to present it live in its totality: approximately 1.5 hours of music without interruption, submerged in the visuals of Milagro de Catamarca. The math rock band has invited their dear friends and fellow math rockers archipiélagos and MALVIAJE to join them for this special occasion.
11PM | AR $150 advance, $200 door | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Agüero 787
The 14th edition of Ciclo Sin Tierra comes to Espacio Cultural Mi Casa, this time with the sounds of noisy shoegazers Plenamente, chill wavers Cactus Club, post-punk duo Esquizofrenicos (playing their first show together after a long hiatus!), and dream poppers Península.
11PM | AR $50 | Espacio Cultural Mi Casa | Agüero 787
Salón Pueyrredón presents a new ciclo: Interzona. The kick-off event will feature live performances by grindy nü-metal group Los Tulpa, bluesy punk rockers SUM INTRO, and (if you liked them so much on Thursday and want to see them again on Friday – or if you missed them on Thursday) surf rockers Playa Sintetica. There will also be art expositions from Mercedes Limardo and Miku Devincenci, and you can shop the ferias of Lady Poison – MakeUp and Velu Moly.
8PM | AR $100 | Salón Pueyrredón | Av. Santa Fe 4560
This Saturday POMO goes up in flames! (Figuratively!) Indie sad boi Brian Franka will play with his band for all the sad bois, sad girls, and sad non-binary folk of this happy, sad city. Four-piece punk band Sam & Sara will get you pumped up with songs from their latest release, 1,2,3… and Pelopincho, a lo-fi indie pop band of very close friends who started playing shows at the end of 2017, will bring buena onda and summer vibes. There will be art on display from local artists, and you can browse the ferias to find a unique and inexpensive gift for someone special!
7PM | AR $60 | POMO, Distrito de Arte | Santa Rosa 5157