Struggle. Pain. Violence. Terror. Loss. Through music and art, these can be subverted, permutated into something else, something beautiful, and/or just as twisted as the context from whence they came. Every song archives a memory, a conjunction of memories, a perfectly-encapsulated record, derived from past memories, steeped in contemporary thought, and forever influencing future memories in a chaotic and unending exchange of perception and reaction and humanity. Something to keep in mind this week while you’re listening to LIVE MUSIC – right here, right now, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Here’s our lineup for the week:
The dragons are unstoppable, and come back hotter every time! They are back with a new edition this Thursday night, full of art, music, and night-time magic. There will be music from Emi Romero, Miwis, Soñás con lo imposible, and Hao Hao, and you can browse the exhibitions on display, featuring art by Luciérnaga Spinetta, Francisco Martin Dacunda, Kiboy Saca Fotos, Vico Ipas, Sergio Minutoli, and Ornella Scatena. The event begins at 8PM and will continue until all the candles burn out.
8PM | FREE | Panda Rojo Espacio Cultural | Sarmiento 3096.
This Friday, Las Ligas Menores is excited to announce will play their first show in Buenos Aires since returning from tours through Spain, Chile, and Peru, and participating in the Buena Vibra festival. Las Ligas have invited two other bands to share this special occasion: Las Bermudas and Penny Peligro. You can get tickets in advance at this link.
8PM | $280 | Niceto Club | Niceto Vega 5510
Hilos is a group of musicians and poets whose name drew inspiration from the expression “todo pende de un hilo” (everything hangs by a thread). Laika Vive plays dream punk highly influenced by impending apocalyptic doom. The stars have aligned to bring Hilos and Laika Vive together on the same stage, this Friday at El Quetzal, along with their songs – ethereal, mysterious, and romantic – to delight the crowd on this special night.
9PM | $100 | El Quetzal | Guatemala 4516
In honor of the release of their first studio album, Junior 1 will be playing it live in its entirety at Roseti this Friday, in an intimate show along with friends La Vida en Familia and a few other invited musicians. There will be visual arts on display, food, booze, and everything we could possibly need to welcome to the world Junior 1’s very first baby. Junior 1 is a trio consisting of Santiago Azpiri, Santiago Naya and Hernán Lamaison, who teamed up with producer Ariel Schlichter to create Barro, their first full album. The band’s sound explores electronic and experimental territories, while not straying too far from more classic pop sensibilities. Their songs, constructed through ambient sampling, synthesizers, and electric drum and bass, are sure to get you dancing (and be stuck in your head the next day). To secure your discounted advance tickets, send a message to the band and they will get your name on the list.
10PM | $100 advance, $150 door | Roseti | Roseti 722
This Saturday, put on your checkered shoes, your skinny black tie, and your fedora hat, and come out and have yourself a good skankin’ time! Salón Pueyrredón and Eskizorecords present: Ska Special! with Mezkalito Ska, Pega, A Message from Coventry, Aminowana Reggae, Quiebre Violento Ska-Punk, and Bangarang. Between bands, DJs Selector Lucho and Luisa Sena will be spinning ska vinyls on the dance floor.
9PM | $100 advance, $150 door | Salón Pueyrredón |Santa Fe 4560
Niños Envueltos, our favorite 7-piece psychedelic folk group named after an Arabic dish, will hit the stage this Saturday at Ladran Sancho. They will be sharing the date with another of our favorite bands, Jorge Arias y Los Pampeanos Galacticos, whose album El corazón y el perro appeared on our list of best local releases of 2018.
10PM | $?? | Ladran Sancho | Guardia Vieja 3811
They’re gonna play, they’re going to commemorate the start of the military dictatorship, and they’re gonna kill militaries. (That’s what the event says, I dunno, we’ll see what happens. But, come prepared.) Los Términos de Servicio play a mix of post-punk and garage-psych all packed in with theatrics. Each member of the band dresses in a different signature color, and on top of that, they’re about to release an album. Doppler is a power trio whose songs are full of Porteño anxieties, fuzz, and vibrato – music for dancing, and exploring one’s inner paranoia. El Billy, a band hailing from the Pilar, will fill you up with fuzzy riffs. They just released their debut album and they’ve come to the city to rip shit up.
9:30PM | $100 | Otra Historia Club Cultural | Estomba 851
This Sunday, everyone’s invited to enjoy a beautiful evening of music in the beloved Panda Rojo Espacio Cultural, with 30,000 desaparecidos in our collective memory. The organizers of this event could think of no better way to come together to shout “Nunca Más” than through the coming together of art and artists in the subversion of unjust realities. There will be music performances by Fernando Hadad, Antonio Grondona, Jerónimo Ramasco, Jocamadú, the Gala Magalí Trío, and yours truly, Emily And.
10PM | FREE | Panda Rojo Espacio Cultural | Sarmiento 3096