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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)

 

Song of the week: You and I – Wilco

11 Oct

We have chosen You and I of Wilco, to remember you that next Monday, 15th October, they will perform at Liceo Theatre of Barcelona, with The Hazey Janes as openers.

Address: La Rambla, 51-59

On the another side, we recommend you to pay atention to The Hazey Janes, because they are a band that deserve to be recognize due to their big talent. They will perform next 17th October at Sala Wurlitzer of Madrid, with Fuckaine as openers, don´t miss it!

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

Diada, September 11th, Day of Catalonia

8 Sep

Every September 11th Catalunya celebrates its National Day, the “Diada Nacional”. This is a good time to visit the city because we will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional parties and events.

Activities

Do not miss the activities of “Castellers de Barcelona”, one of the oldest “colla” in the city.  Since 1969, they impress every body with its human “castles” over 7 floors: They will be at Rafael Casanova monument, in Ronda de Sant pere with Ali Bei Street, at 10 a.m.

http://castellersdebarcelona.cat/

Within the extensive program of Palau de la Musica, September 11 at 19h, there is a special concert for de Diada:

Tarragona Symphony Orchestra “Camerata XXI” Catalan Choral

Director: Xavier Puig

Soprano: Marta Mathéu

Piano: Daniel Blanch

http://wwww.palaumusica.org/

During the National Day are organized also other concerts, exhibitions and dance “sardanas” in different towns of Catalunya and in Barcelona.

Book your suite or apartament at The Urban Suites and enjoy this september in Barcelona!

Concert of the weekend: Jack White at Sant Jordi Club

31 Aug

Jack White, one of the most respected rockers,  comes this weekend to Barcelona to promote his new debut solo album, Blunderbuss. Specifically, White will perform Sunday 2nd September,  at Sant Jordi Club. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster, El Corte Ingles and Live Nation.

Then a video of his new job, it is absolutely brilliant:

If you still don´t have accommodation for this weekend, think about The Urban Suites, just 20 minutes walking from Sant Jordi Club!

 

Summer nights at CaixaForum Foundation Barcelona

3 Aug

As every summer, the Caixa Forum Foundation offers the “noches de verano” (summer nights) with concerts and other activities at open air, in the hall of the museum. With a full schedule, we can enjoy original and actual music for free, in a special and beautiful environment. The Foundation, located in the mountain of Monjuic, just five minuts from Espanya square, also offers activities for children, temporary exhibitions and an extensive audiovisual library open for everybody.

The Summer nights are every Wednesday from 8 p.m. during the months of July and August. These are the activities for the month of August:

8 August / 8 pm and 10 pm
Paula Domínguez
Flamenco Concert

8 August / 9 pm
Kammerflimmer Kollektief
Avant-jazz  Electronic music

15 August / 8 pm and 10 pm
Gumbo Jass Band
Jazz from Nueva Orleans Concert

15 August / 9 pm, 9:30 pm and 10 pm
One Week

Cinema

22 August / 8 pm and 10 pm
Jan Jelinek y Masayoshi Fujita
Avant-jazz Electronic music

22 August / 9 pm, 9:30 pm and 10 pm
The Haunted House
Cinema

29 de agosto / 8 pm and 10 pm
El vino en la ópera (The wine in the opera)
Voice and piano recital

29 Agost / 9 pm
El mur (The wall)
Dance

Concert of the week: Tim Easton and Her Only Presence at RockSound

19 Mar

Tim Easton and Her Only Presence will play next 22nd March at Rock Sound, Barcelona

Tim Easton is a Joshua Tree, California-based American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll music.

Easton was raised in Akron, Ohio, forming the band Kosher Spears while at college.He travelled abroad for a time, busking in London, Paris, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Ireland, and on his return to the US in the mid-1990s he joined The Haynes Boys. When the band split up, Easton embarked on a solo career, with his debut album, Special 20, released in 1998.He subsequently relocated to California, signed a deal with EMI Publishing, and a record deal with New West Records.

Easton won the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop award for ‘Best Americana Song’ with “Burgundy Red”. His album also won the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop vote for best Album Packaging.

Her Only Presence’ compositions have the gift of taking you back to the marvellous 90’s. It was the time when bands such as Mineral, Penfold and Appleseed Cast started appearing in university radio stations in the USA. No place for striking fashion poseur, it is only music from the heart. The third album of the band headed by Luis Cifre, You’re Never Back, has been recorded in La Atlántida Studio and mastered by Chris Crisci (Appleseed Cast, Old Canes). It gets back that purity and genuineness smoothly, between the minimalist and the sensitive, with no tricks or waffle songs. Recommended for fans of American Football, Death Cab for Cutie and the previously mentioned bands.

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

Barcelona´s Museums open their doors for free next 24th September due to its local Party, La Mercè

22 Sep

From today until Sunday 25th September, Barcelona will hold its local holiday, La Mercè. It´s a holiday with a cultural programmation very rich in concerts, traditional catalan events and dancer giants.

Due to La Mercè, the Barcelona´s Museums will open their doors for free next 23rd September.

You will see below a list with the museums that take part in this holiday:

Photographic file of Barcelona

Pl. Pons i Clerch, 2, 2n

From 10 to 19h

CaixaForum Barcelona

Av. Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8

From 10 to 20h

CCCB

C/ Montalegre, 5

From 10 to 20h

CosmoCaixa. Science Museum

C/ Isaac Newton, 26

From 10 to 20h

Diseño Hub Barcelona. Museum of the Decorative Arts and Textile Museum 

Palau Reial de Pedralbes. Av. Diagonal, 686

De 10 a 15h

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

C/ Aragó, 255

From 10 to 20h

MNAC. National Museum of Catalan Art

Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuïc

From 10 to 14.30h

Museo Barbier-Mueller de Arte Precolombino

C/ Montcada, 14

From 10 to 19h

History Museum of Catalonia

Pl. de Pau Vila, 3

From 10 to 14.30h

History Museum of Barcelona

Plaça del Rei, s/n

From 10 to 20h

Archaeological Museum of Catalonia

Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41

Parc de Montjuïc

From 9.30 to 19h

MACBA

Plaça dels Àngels, 1

From 11 to 20h

Wax Museum

Palau Reial de Pedralbes. Av. Diagonal, 686

From 10 to 15h

Museum of Naturial Siciences of Barcelona

Passeig Picasso, s/n

From 10 a 14.30h

Ethnological Museum of Barcelona

Pg. de Santa Madrona, s/n

From 10 to 14h

Museu Frederic Marès

Plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6

From 10 a 19h

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Av. de les Drassanes s/n

From 10 to 20h

Picasso Museum

C/ Montcada, 15-23

From 10 to 20h

Museum Monastery of Pedralbes

Baixada del Monestir, 9

From 10 to 15h

Music Museum

L’Auditori. C/ Lepant, 150, 2a pl.

From 10 to 18h

Poble Espanyol

Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13

From 9 to 16h

Concert of the week: Angus & Julia Stone at Sala Bikini

13 Apr

Angus & Julia Stone will play next Saturday, 16th April at Sala Bikini

The australian brothers arrive Barcelona to introduce their second work, “Down The Way” in which they have produce it for the first time. Their style is folk, with guitar and violins.

The concert was programmed at Sala BeCool, but few days ago they change it to Sala Bikini.

Price: 22 €
Where to buy them: Fnac, Carrefour, Gong Discos Consell de Cent.

Address: Av. Diagonal 547

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