Ever tried not taking out the trash? It piles up and then everything starts to smell and things are decomposing and the rats come and poop in your food and cockroaches crunch under your feet with every step… no? Okay, good. Have fun at the polls this week and please vote responsibly. Also you can vote in favor of LIVE MUSIC by attending local LIVE MUSIC events, LIKE THESE:

THURSDAY 24

Guli, La Otra Cara de la Nada, and Gonza Nehuén at Xirgú Untref

Three contemporary projects come together this Thursday at the beautiful Xirgu Untref theater in San Telmo to create an eclectic and one-of-a-kind experience. Performers include GULI, the solo project plus backing band of Agustín Bucich, whose studio concoctions play with worn out cassette tape textures and psychedelic nostalgia, in styles ranging from the Motown groove of the 60s to the disco and afro-beat of the 70s, and even the jazz ballads of the 80s, along with a dose of contemporary flair. La Otra Cara de la Nada, a band native to Misiones, will be playing their mix of post rock, dream pop, and shoe gaze, and Gonza Nehuén will present his solo project, with deep roots in electronic music and elements of canción. Click here to get your tickets online.

8pm | $200 | Xirgu Untref | Chacabuco 875

Festi Splash Vol. 1 at Otra Historia

This Thursday, what appears to be a vaporwave-themed party is happening at one of our favorite wild card spots, Otra Historia (you never know what you’re gonna get, and with five different salas, if you get bored of the party you’re at, you can just go on to the next room). Hosted by Hot Cake Discos, the event will feature performances by good vibes noise-pop band Lxs Suplentes, Montesplash, Nenagenix, Flamingo, and Las Naranjas Monofónicas.

9pm | $?? | Otra Historia | Estomba 851

FRIDAY 25

Paula Maffía Presents POLVO, Free at Usina del Arte

Paula Maffía & Sons (+ Cousins) are presenting Polvo for free at Usina del Arte this Friday. They will be playing the entire album, with all the bells and whistles from the recorded version, with a big ol’ juicy orchestra onstage. Polvo is Maffia’s sophomore solo album, recorded with the help of her backing band which includes the likes of Lucy Patané and Nahuel Briones. Her style is a versatile rock, with notes of indie, blues, and Latin music, and delicately written lyrics. Don’t miss this special chance to catch this incredible live show FOR FREE!

8pm | FREE | La Usina del Arte | Agustín R. Caffarena 1

Justo Antes de la Guerra con los Esquimales presents MI ERA

Grimaces that figured out how to be smiles, difficult weeks, and nostalgia are the main themes present on Mi Era, the new single from Justo Antes de la Guerra con los Esquimales, which will enter the live music world this Friday. Justo Antes de la Guerra con los Esquimales is a band formed by a group of lifelong friends hailing from Bernal. They play a mix of indie pop, rock, and dream pop, with elements of (ponele) jangle pop. The invited opener for this special occasion is the experimental dream pop band from Mendoza, Hijo Unico, and after the show there will be a DJ set by Diego Acosta.

9pm | $200 | Strummer Bar | Godoy Cruz 1631

Julien Desprez: Acapulco Redux + Violeta García

The explosive French experimental guitarist Julien Desprez visits Argentina for the first time to participate in RUIDO, and will offer a free audiovisual concert and a workshop on improvisation. This Friday at Centro Cultural Kirchner, he will present his most recent work: Acapulco ‘Redux. He will show us an impressive and complex combination of drummer-like physicality on the electric guitar, and tap dancer-like fancy footwork with a gazillion and one pedals (gazillion and one is the precise quantity of pedals). And remember, it’s free!!

8pm | FREE | Centro Cultural Kirchner | Sarmiento 151

SATURDAY 26

I will see you cry. Quebrada solo set, Bastante Mutante, and Molina González at Roseti

Te veré llorar (I will see you cry) is an experimental music event hosted by TVL REC, an inter-Latin-American record label that works with experimental and improvisation-based music groups. This edition of the ciclo will feature a solo set by Columbian-Argentinian bassist, composer, and producer Carlos Quebrada, a musical theatre performance by the dynamic duo Bastante Mutante (composed of singer/actress Jennifer Moule, who you may know from her project Damsel Talk, and guitarist Manu Reyes), and a bit of audiovisual poetry performed live by Molina and Gonzalez.

9pm | $200 | Roseti | Roseti 722

ALPA and Saturno at Matienzo!

This Saturday, come out and enjoy a jazzy evening at Matienzo with ALPA and Saturno. ALPA is a quartet in search of new sounds, fusing acoustic and electric instruments. With roots in Argentinian folclore, they attempt to maintain its essence while exploring a diverse mix of jazz and Latin American rhythms. Saturno is a jazz fusion band that incorporates and combines elements of rock, Latin American rhythms, and free improvisation, also touching on aspects of contemporary music. You can get your tickets online in advance by clicking here.

8:30pm | $200 | Club Cultural Matienzo | Pringles 1249

SUNDAY 27

Family Affair: Listening Club #4

This Sunday is election day, and we recommend voting to take out the trash. But politics don’t just happen at the polls, politics happens when we get together, when we stimulate each other, care for each other, exchange perspectives, and dance. Come out this Sunday evening to listen to a live performance by Estupendo, a duo composed of Fernando Lamas and Sebastián Mondragón, who, from their very first album to their most recent one, have explored virtually all possibilities of electronic music. Each of their live performances is a unique and un-repeatable experience. Come see for yourself what they can make you feel with their music.

6pm | $?? | Club Sum | Thames 1614