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25th Guitar Festival Barcelona continues until 5th of july

11 Mar

The Guitar Festival of Barcelona celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and brings along one of the best musical proposals for this spring. This celebratory edition is marked by a wide range of genres, from the Spanish guitar to hard rock, with the guitar-based music as a core theme, thus appealing to a young, modern and more urban audience.

The festival showcases great acts such as the London-based indie rock band Fanfarlo, opening this edition on the 20th of February at the BARTS Theatre and the Spanish singer Rosario presenting her new album on the 5th of March at Palau de la Musica.

Other headliners include the british old-timers The Stranglers on the 1st of April, Spanish singer Luz Casal on the 20th of March and the UK-based group Crystal Fighters displaying their alternative rock, guitar-based dance music at Sant Jordi Club on the 15th of May.

COMPLETE LINE-UP:

FANFARLO

Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo

Thursday 20 february

BARTS, 21 h.

24 € (+ costs)

ROSARIO

Rosario

Rosario

Wednesday 5 march

Music Palace of Barcelona, 21 h.

From 18 to 54 € (+ costs)

NICOLE WILLIS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS

Sunday 9 march

Luz de Gas, 20 h.

18 € (+ costs)

NEIL HALSTEAD vs THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

Neil Halstead

Neil Halstead

Saturday 15 march

Bikini, 20.30 h.

18 € (+ costs)

 LUZ

Thursday 20 march

Music Palace of Barcelona, 21 h.

From 24 to 68 € (+ costs)

GERARD QUINTANA

Friday 21 march

BARTS, 21 h.

20 and 25 € (+ costs)

ROZALÉN

Thursday 27 march

BARTS, 21 h.

20 and 25 € (+ costs)

 El segell del PRIMAVERA SOUND presenta: REFREE i JOANA SERRAT

Thursday 27 march

Apolo, 21 h.

12 € (+ costs)

LOS SECRETOS

Friday 28 march

BARTS, 21 h.

25 and 38 € (+ costs)

COQUE MALLA

Coque Malla

Coque Malla

Saturday 29 march

BARTS, 21 h.

25 € (+ costs)

THE STRANGLERS

Tuesday 1 april

BARTS, 21 h.

30 and 35 € (+ costs)

El segell BANKROBBER presenta: MACROBUKKAKE, MACHO i SANJAYS

Thursday 3 april

Luz de Gas, 20.30 h.

12 € Pre. / 15 € BO. (+ costs)

El segell MUSIC BUS presenta: CAÏM RIBA, MARCEL CRANC i INSPIRA

Friday 4 april

Bikini, 20.30 h.

12 € Pre. / 15 € BO. (+ costs)

CRISTINA LLISO

Tuesday 8 april

Luz de Gas, 21 h.

30 € (+ costs)

ESTOPA

From 10 to 13 april

BARTS, 21 h.

From 35 to 45 € (+ costs)

JORGE DREXLER

Thursday 10 april

Music Palace of Barcelona, 21 h.

From 18 to 45 € (+ costs)

FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE

Thursday 24 april

BARTS, 21 h.

25 and 35 € (+ costs)

OBESES

Saturday 26 april

Luz de Gas, 21 h.

12 € (+ costs)

MICAH P. HINSON

Micah P Hinson

Micah P Hinson

Sunday 4 may

BARTS, 21 h.

From 25 to 35 € (+ costs)

LOQUILLO

Thursday 8 may

Razzmatazz, 21 h.

28 € (+ costs)

SANJOSEX

Friday 9 may

Apolo, 21 h.

12 € (+ costs)

AMOS LEE

Sunday 11 may

BARTS, 21 h.

28 and 38 € (+ costs)

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

Thursday 15 may

Sant Jordi Club, 20.30 h.

25 € (+ costs)

ELI PAPERBOY REED + SWAMP DOGG + AURORA & THE BETRAYERS

Thursday 15 may

BARTS, 21 h.

28 and 36 € (+ costs)

JOAN DAUSÀ

Friday 16 may

BARTS, 21 h.

18 and 22 € (+ costs)

ANDRÉS CALAMARO

Tuesday 20 may

Razzmatazz, 20.30 h.

35 € (+ costs)

TANGERINE DREAM

Tuesday 20 may

BARTS, 21 h.

From 38 to 52 € (+ costs)

OMAR FARUK TEKBILEK & HIS ENSEMBLE

Wednesday 21 may

BARTS, 21 h.

From 28 to 42 € (+ costs)

NACHO VEGAS

Thursday 22 nay

BARTS, 21 h.

25 and 30 € (+ costs)

DIEGO EL CIGALA

Friday 30 may

Palau de la Música Catalana, 21.30 h.

From 25 to 52 € (+ costs)

JOE HENRY

Thursday 5 june

Luz de Gas, 21 h.

28 and 36 € (+ costs)

BRYAN FERRY

Saturday 5 july

Auditori del Fòrum, 21 h.

From 36 to 80 € (+ costs)

 

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Do you like the music documentaries? Enjoy the In Edit Festival from 24th October to 3rd November

7 Oct

In Edit 2013

In Edit 2013

Beefeater IN-EDIT Festival, at its 11th edition, is an international music documentary film festival celebrated in Barcelona and dedicated to all the music and film lovers around the world.

This will be a multi-screen edition, meaning that some films will be broadcasted online simultaneously to the Barcelona premiere, as part of the festival.

SOME OF THE FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES ON THE PROGRAM

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

The most peculiar and silent actor in all Hollywood breaks our hearts by talking about his journey and performing some of his favorite melodies. Nocturnal confessions, fragility at point blank range, damage assessment and “Blue Moon” in a broken voice that will make the earth shiver.

 

The Sound of Belgium

Belgians “work hard and party harder.” A clubber travels through the contagious yet obscure Belgian club scene, from the 20’s barrel organ to the 90’s hardcore, passing through the 60’s popcorn and the 80’s newbeat on the road to world domination. A clubland all of its own making.

Nitsa 94/96: el giro electronic

“It all exploded from there”. The legendary Barcelonese club with the revolving dance floor, pioneer of electronica in Spain and cradle to DJ Sideral, explained with loving scratches (Jeff Mills, Angel Molina and more), founders and fans from its birth until the bombastic 90’s.

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer

This is the definitive profile of Kathleen Hanna, frontwoman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. She lets us into her inner world for the first time: riot grrrl, family, fame, Kurt Cobain, Lyme disease and her return as Julie Ruin. An arduous odyssey; no concessions.

AKA Doc Pomus

All greatness comes from pain. The life of Doc Pomus, composer of numerous hits (for Elvis and others) in a beautiful blues of disability, solitude and perseverance.  The full Hall of Fame sings his praises, from Lou  Reed and Dion, to Phil Spector and Ben E. King.

Check out the full PROGRAM here.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket offices in Barcelona. Find more information here.

Further details regarding the full program and screening dates and times will be updated to the festival’s website later in October, so be sure to check it out.

Single Tickets (Barcelona)

ONLINE SALE

Single tickets to be sold from this website from October 14th.

CENTRAL BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES

At Central Box Office ONLY single tickets are sold.

Wednesday, October 23rd: from 13h to 21h.

From Thursday 24th to November 3rd: from 13h to start of the last screening of the day.

Online Central Box Office Cinemas Box Ofice
Single Ticket 6,5 € 6,5 € X
Single Ticket with discount X 5 € X
Single Tickets Off-Peak sessions X 4 € X
Single Tickets Opening Day X 6,5 € X

– Single Tickets: Public screenings at Aribau Club and Multicines Sala 5 from October 25th to November 3rd.

– Tickets with discount: Show Apolo 113 card at Central Box Office. Not valid for special screenings. Only cash.

– Off-Peak Sessions: First public screening of the day -all venues- between October 28th and 31st.

– As you can see by the number of “X”, NO tickets are sold in the cinemas.

Location:

Aribau Multicines: Aribau, 8-10

Aribau Club: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 565

The Urban Suites is just 3 metro stops away from Universitat Metro Station, where you have to stop to go to most of the films.

Check the location on the map below:

PIKNIC ELECTRONIK: Enjoy the Summer with Music and Games in the Park

8 Aug

piknic electronic, barcelona

piknic electronic

Piknic Electronik is at its second edition, celebrated on top of Montjuic, in the  Jardins Joan Brossa.

It’s a great activity organized every Sunday afternoon, where young people, families and basically all music lovers can enjoy a home-made picnic, drinks and the electronic music by famous DJs – all in the beautiful surroundings of the Monjuic gardens and with a precious view over Barcelona.

The piknic offers a little bit of everything for everyone! Families with kids can enjoy this event in the Kids and Families Area (organized in collaboration with PetitBCN), a more relaxed and fun environment, where kids can take part in activities, games and workshops, while the adults hang out and listen to the electronic music.

During the afternoon and towards the end of the evening the atmosphere shifts into a more party-like environment, with the help of great artists such as Derrick Carter, Carl Craig, Joy Orbison, Nina Kraviz, El Guincho and Guillamino, who will delight the electronic music fans.

The piknic is organized every Sunday of summer from the 2nd of June until the 22nd of September (except the last two Sundays of August).

Entrance for kids under 12 years is free, and for adults it’s 8 or 11 eur (depending on the entrance time).

The piknic starts at 12 am and lasts until around 10 pm.

You can find more information about the Piknic Electronik and how to get there here

If you don´t have accommodation in Barcelona, check the apartments ofThe Urban Suites

Song of the week: The Shins – Simple Song

16 Apr

We cannot stop listening to The Shins, specially to this “Simple song”.

Beautiful ❤

We´d love to watch them soon in Barcelona!

If you look for accommodation in Barcelona, check availability at The Urban Suites.

14th Edition of Millenni Festival in Barcelona

28 Feb

This is the schedule of the 14th edition of the Millenni Festival, which will be held in different locations of Barcelona.

Festival Millenni

Festival Millenni

Date

Time

Artist

Location

Price

01/03/2013 21:00 Julieta Venegas, L’Auditori 41.5 – 20.5 €
06/03/2013 21:30 Sara Baras,
Actuació Inaugural
Teatre Tívoli 51.5 – 25.5 €
06/03/2013 21:00 Yo la tengo, L’Auditori 35.5 – 20.5 €
15/03/2013 21:00 Els amics de les arts, Razzmatazz 20.5 €
29/03/2013 21:00 Manos de topo, Sala Apolo 2 17.5 €
05/04/2013 21:00 Lizz Wright, BARTS Artèria Paral·lel 39.5 – 25.5 €
06/04/2013 21:00 Niña Pastori, Teatre Coliseum 51.5 – 20.5 €
12/04/2013 21:00 Refree, Cat Tradicionàrius 14 €
23/04/2013 21:00 Ocean Colour Scene, Sala Apolo 29.5 €
04/05/2013 21:00 Pastora, Teatre Coliseum 31.5 – 20.5 €
09/05/2013 21:00 Maceo Parker, Palau de la Música 51.5 – 27.5 €
10/05/2013 21:00 Gossos, Teatre Coliseum 28.5 – 20.5 €
13/05/2013 21:00 Low Casino Aliança Poblenou 31.5 – 28.5 €
21/05/2013 21:00 Dúo Dinámico Palau de la Música 51.5 – 23.5 €
23/05/2013 21:00 Noa & Solis String Quartet L’Auditori 51.5 – 20.5 €
30/05/2013 21:00 Macaco BARTS Artèria Paral·lel 29.5€

If you need accommodation in Barcelona, take a look at The Urban Suites . We have the best deals!

Heineken will sponsor the Primavera Sound 2013 – the line up here

24 Jan

Primavera Sound 2013, Heineken

Line Up Primavera Sound 2013

The next edition of the Primavera Sound will take place from 22nd to 26th May at Parc del Forum in Barcelona

Until yesterday, the only known confirmation of Primavera Sound 2013 was Blur. People waited anxiously to the gala of confirmations to check if they were right in their predictions: “they sure will be bringing to Weezer”, “no! Sure David Bowie” … Well, neither, but pay attention to the Line Up (Band of Horses, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Simian Mobile Disco, Animal Collective …), the video that they have been carefully worked … is awesome, very hard to beat.

If you need accommodation in Barcelona, take a look at The Urban Suites . We have the best deals!

Flamenco in Barcelona

17 Oct

Although we think visiting Andalusia is highly recommended, the truth is that not everyone has time to do a long tour across the peninsula … in this case, we can also enjoy the Flamenco in Barcelona!

We must not forget, however, that in this land also has its own style of flamenco heir: the Catalan Rumba. Examples are not hard to find from the rumba rhythms of Pescailla and Peret to the deep sounds of Miguel Poveda and mayte Martín or the mythical figure of Carmen Amaya.

Here are a few tips for you to enjoy the flamenco song and dance that accompanies it, as internationally recognized, in the city of Barcelona:

Poble Espanyol is a highly appropiate enviroment for Tablao del Carmen (Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13). Just crossing though this charming corner of barcelona is a good preparation for an experience of the most authentic flamenco. You can enjoy also a traditional dinner from Andalucía.

At Tablao Cordobés (La Rambla, nº35), in the middle of the Ramblas, visitors can soak up the spirit of the cradle of flamenco. The pure Moorish decor is by the restorers of the Alhambra in Granada, giving the venue the air of an anuthentic Andalusian palace. This restaurant offers, since 1970, one of the most authentic flamenco shows in the city.

Since flamenco is not only Sevillanas and rumbas, Palacio del Flamenco ( Balmes St. nº 139) takes a look at all the styles that make up this masterpiece of the intangible heritage of humanity.

For an intimate evening in the environs of Plaça reial, we find a venue by the name of Los Tarantos (Plaça Reial, nº 17) offering daily song and dance shows aimed at a local audience eager to appreciate delicacy.

Finally, we have a display of the pure essence of flamenco in a venue like no other: the Palau de la Música Catalana (Carer del Palau de la Música, nº4) “Opera & Flamenco” offers a beautiful fusion of melodic opera, Spanish tradition and flamenco magic.

Book now your suite or apartement in The Urban Suites and enjoy it amd much more!

Do you like hip hop? Go to Hipnotik Festival at CCCB this weekend!

13 Sep

The next 15th September the 9th edition of Hipnotik Festival arrives to the CCCB. Concerts, competitions, exhibitions and conferences with the main artists of the Hip Hop culture, which with the assistans will enjoy a lot. Don´t miss it!

 

SCHEDULE

 

12H00 :: CLASIFICATION HIPNOTIK MC BATTLE

14H15 :: RAPVIVOROS

15H15 :: ROSA ROSARIO

16H15 :: FINAL HIPNOTIK MC BATTLE

17H00 :: THE LOUK

18H15 :: DANCEHALL XPLOSION: CHULITO CAMACHO, HERMANO L, TOSKO, MR RANGO, SR WILSON, CHRONIC SOUND Y BUNDEM SQUAD

20H30 :: SHARIF

21H45 :: SHOW DE MC’S: LIRICO, MALA RODRIGUEZ, TITO, SANTO, RAPSUSKLEI, SHOTTA, GRIFFI Y TREMENDO.SPEAKER:KUNTA K

23H45 :: SWAN FYAH BWOY

12H00 :: ZONA STANDS

12H00 :: DJ DR FAUST

13H00 :: DJ BIG MIC

14H15 :: DEMO HERCULES/DJ DR FAUST

15H00 :: COMPETICIONES HOUSEDANCING, LOCKING Y KIDS

17H00 :: DEMO HERCULES/DJ DR FAUST

17H15 :: FRESH DAILY

18H00 ::DJ CHAVEZ & SHONE

19H30 :: CHEMA AMA

DJS AGAINST THE BANKS TO BENEFIT THE BANK OF FOOD

21h00 :: LA KINKY DUB MACHINE

22h00 :: ECHOREK – THE DUB MASTER

23h00 :: DR DAS

12H00 – 15H30 :: QUALIFYING 1vs1 HIP HOP

12H00 – 15H30 :: QUALIFYING 1vs1 POPPING

12H00 – 15H30 :: QUALIFYING ALL STYLES

15H30 – 18H30 :: QUALIFYING 1vs1 BBOY

15H30 – 18H30 :: QUALIFYING 5vs5 BBOY

18H30 – 20H00 :: FINAL 1vs1 HIP HOP

18H30 – 20H00 :: FINAL 1vs1 POPPING

20H00 – 22H00 :: FINAL 1vs1 BBOY

20H00 – 22H00 :: FINAL 5vs5 BBOY

WACOM GRAPHIC BATTLE

12H00 – 21H00 :: STAND

12H00 – 18H30 :: COMPETITION

18H30 – 19H00 :: FINAL

BORN TO BURN THE GAME

12H00 – 21H00 :: STAND

13H00 – 15H00 :: COMPETITION

SALA RAVAL

17H30 – 18H00 :: INTRODUCTION BORN TO BURN

18H00 – 18H30 :: INTRODUCTION DJ CONTRA LA FAM

18H30 – 20H30 :: Entrepreneurs in the MUN

Price in advance: 15€ +1,5€ (distribution costs)

Price on site: 22€

Are you looking for the accommodation to go to the Hipnotick Festival? We still have some availability in our apartments in Barcelona at The Urban Suites.

 

Are you going to Festigàbal? from 19th to 21st August

17 Aug

One year more, the musical bar Heliogàbal organises the free Festival of independent music Festigàbal. From 19th to 21st, August at Plaza Rovira i Trias, there will be concerts as Reggae per xics (for the smallest) or Astrio (jazz, electronica, rock…).

Metro: Joanic (L1)

Sunday, 19th August

Reggae per xics (19h)

Aliment (22:30h)
Quimi Portet (00h)

Monday, 20th August
Beach Beach (19h)

J. Robbins (22:30h)
Salvaje Montoya (00h)

Tuesday, 21st August
Comelade i Casasses (19h)
Tarántula (22:30h)
Astrio (00h)

If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for these dates, check the availability in The Urban Suites.

XVII Cycle: Music in the parks 2012

6 Aug

As every summer, the Cycle “Musiques als parcs” presents 41 classic music and jazz concerts in the Parks of Barcelona city. It will be perform by 17 musicians selected by a professional jury.

This is a completely free activity that whole family can enjoy. It is a perfect complement to finish a walking day around the city. Without doubt, to watch the sunset, in this hot August, listening good music in a nice place is a very good option.

All concerts starts at 9 pm.

In August will take place the following jazz concerts:

Pablo Selnik (flute) and Marco Mezquida (piano)

August 8, in  Jardí Rubió i Tudurí
August 9, in  Parque de la Ciutadella

Duot
Albert Cirera (sax) and Ramon Prats (battery)
August 15, in  Jardí de la Primavera
August 16, (place )

Iago Marta Trio + Joan Mas
Group conposed of Iago Marta (eletric guittar ), Joan Mas (sax), Jordi Herreros (battery) and Enric Gómez (electric bass)
August 22, in  Jardí de la Primavera
August 23, in  Parc de la Ciutadella

Closing concert
August 29 in  Parque Cervantes
Opera concert

If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for these dates, check the availability in The Urban Suites.