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Heineken Jazzaldia 2014

Donostia/San Sebastián is worth visiting any time of year, for the good food, friendly locals, shell-shaped beach or any other reason, really. But if your visit coincides with Jazzaldia, you get two treats in one trip. And when the headliners

  1. Kursaal Auditorium and Conference Centre Av de Zurriola, 1, 20002
  2. Wed Jul 23 - Sun Jul 27
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Boy George DJ

Tonight the Teatre Principal hosts a DJ session with a true pop legend: singer and DJ Boy George. We all know his voice from that famous lyric 'karma karma karma karma karma chameleon', but tonight on La Rambla, the former frontman for Culture Club

  1. Teatro Principal La Rambla, 27, Raval, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Bachcelona 2014: Le Tendre Amour

The programme 'Bach & Love' within the Barcelona Bach Festival stars a small chamber ensemble featuring Katy Elkin (oboe d'amore), Sébastien Perrin (traverso) and Sara Rosique (soprano). Together they will perform works on the theme of love from

  1. Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor Rere de Sant Just, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Festa Major del Poble-Sec 2014: Santa Rita + Brut + Aliment + vàlius

  • Free

Sala Apolo joins in on the fun of the Poble-sec party and moves to C/Vilà i Vilà, where they're setting up a stage for performances by the girls from Santa Rita (7pm) and their long-hair grunge, the dirty garage of Brut (8pm) and Aliment (9pm),

  1. Carrer de Vila i Vilà Carrer de Vila i Vilà, 99, 08004
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Club Yeti

  • Critics choice
  • Free

When a spell checker changed the word 'concert' to 'club yeti', journalist Juanma Freire ('El Periódico de Cataluña', 'Rockdelux') took it as a clear sign. Luis Costa ('La Vanguardia', 'Rockdelux', 'Rolling Stone') and Marta Salicrú ('Time Out

  1. Hotel Pulitzer Bergara, 8, Ciutat Vella
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Grec 2014: Maria Rodés

  • Free

The Festival Grec this year includes free small-format concerts in the Teatre Grec gardens. On this occasion, singer-songwriter Maria Rodés pays tribute to songs of sorrow and distress, sources of artistic inspiration for her latest work, 'María

  1. Teatre Grec Pg. Santa Madrona, 36, Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Horse Meat Disco + Toni Bass

These fundamentalists of disco music, resident in London's The Eagle, return with another devastating DJ mix, 'Horse Meat Disco Vol. 4', re-released on Strut, the prestigious label for reissues and compilations. They've been on everyone's lips for

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Festa Major del Poble-Sec 2014: Minimúsica + The Damned Hellbillies + Shakin' All + Ramon & the One Armed Go Go Dancer + The Saurs...

  • Free

Welcome to the second day of free concerts on the stage that Apolo has set up in C/Vilà i Vilà for the Poble-sec festival. The day starts with Tock & Roll (noon), playing for the kids as part of Minimúsica, where the little ones learn music

  1. Carrer de Vila i Vilà Carrer de Vila i Vilà, 99, 08004
  2. Sat Jul 26
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