Music & Nightlife
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After three days of sporting competition, giving it your all and sweating extra thanks to the late-summer humidity, you deserve a big party. And what better way to forget the blood, sweat and tears than dancing till you forget you pulled your
This trio from Cophenhagen shook the dance floor with a stellar debut in 2005, 'Whomadewho', and since then they haven't stopped giving it their all. As they've already shown us in past visits to Razzmatazz, their speciality is Italian pop, rock,
One of the most anticipated parts of the Mercè festivities is without a doubt the programme of concerts and DJ sets. Every year Barcelona vibrates with the sounds of top local and international groups that you know and love, and of course it's
It's the ninth edition of the traditional concert at the Old Estrella Damm Factory that's part of the Mercè festivities and BAM Festival every September. The big international draw at this year's concert is London trio Klaxons (10pm), here four
The stage at Plaça dels Angels gets heated up with Den Sorte Skole (9.45pm), a collective of DJs, producers and songwriters from Copenhagen who create new compositions from cut-and-paste fragments of folk music from around the world, psychedelic
The festive ska and rumba music from La Pegatina (10.30pm) that's also popular abroad (they toured China in the first weeks of summer 2014) is here to liven up things during the city's five-day Mercè celebration on a night when you'll also keep
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The Barcelona Municipal Band is playing its part in the city's Festa Major with a pair of free concerts. The repertoire features songs by groups such as ABBA, Queen, the Jackson 5 and Gloria Estefan, among others. Conducted by Henrie Adams, the
This double session in Plaça dels Àngels in the Raval features experimental and symphonic bands. Barcelona experimental band, Seward (10.45pm) is hard to classify, with their sound inherited from rock and based on voice, guitars, bass and
Top LGBT party ¡Que trabaje Rita! gets dressed up for post-summer re-entry with a proper gala: a 12-hour party with 6 DJs, 15 performers (including the incomparable Baccara as headliners!). Too bad the bank holiday this week falls on Wednesday,
Psychedelic pop opens up to influences from tropical and African music with Moodoïd (10pm), a nearly all-female group led by Pablo Padovani,guitarist from psychedelic group Melody's Echo Chamber (he's also son of French jazzman Jean-Marc Padovani).
- Plaça Joan Coromines, El Raval
- Sun Sep 21
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