Music & Nightlife

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This week and beyond...

Reggae Factory: Damalistik Roots Survival + Blackup

The biggest monthly reggae event in town is back. This time around, residents Blackup Sound are bringing in a top international guest: Damalistik Roots Survival, renowned French producer and DJ who has worked with the top dogs of Jamaican music over

  1. Sancho d'Àvila, 78, Sant Martí
  2. Fri Oct 17 - Sun Oct 26
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Marula Cafè's fifth anniversary

Barcelona's temple to urban music turns five years old, and to celebrate they're bringing the whole team together (Harry Callahan, Machito Boogaloo, RodrigoMarula, Kwenya Carreira, Pablo Sánchez, Turista Bang Bang, Pep Cool Steady, iBoss Selector

  1. Marula Café Escudellers, 49, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Craft Spells

Worlds, landscapes, emotions... Making much more than just indie guitar sounds, Justin Vallesteros (the charismatic leader of Craft Spells) banks on emotional and ultra-arranged pop moments with strings, orquestra and a sweet and melacholic voice.

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Oct 25
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OBC + Yuja Wang

  • Critics choice

The young Chinese pianist performs in October in both the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Auditori. In the latter, she'll be with the Barcelona and Catalan National Symphony (OBC), performing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 (Concerto in C

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Oct 26
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DJ Fra

Few national DJs can move with such ease between such different styles as house, drum'n'bass, techno, breaks and Italo house as DJ Fran, the main resident DJ at Nitsa Club since 1996.

  1. Macarena Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Sun Oct 26
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La Traviata

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

After an absence from Barcelona stages for 12 years, 'La Traviata' is back at the Liceu with a magnificent production featuring the stamp of David McVicar's intelligent stage direction, and the wise and poetic musical direction of Evelino Pidò.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Sun Oct 26
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Alen Garagic

The Bosnian guitarist who you'll often find playing in the series his colleague Manuel González regularly programmes is doing his thing once again, featuring works by Rodrigo, Albéniz, and Tarrega, as well as pieces based on flamenco tradition.

  1. Parròquia de Santa Anna Santa Anna, 29, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Sun Oct 26 - Tue Oct 28
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Insane Pacha: Magda + Andre Buljat

From the female DJ collective Detroit Women on Wax, Magda started a career in the world of minimal electronics, until Richie Hawtin noticed her, and since 1999 they've been working together. As a producer she's a member of the Run Stop Restore

  1. Pacha Barcelona Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 38, 08003
  2. Sun Oct 26
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Cocktails & Jazz: Bernat Font Trio

Disciple of Lluis Coloma and Ignasi Terraza, young musician Bernat Font stands out as much for being well-spoken, the result of a surprising maturity, as for the ease with which he performs classics from the era of swing and boogie woogie.

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Mon Oct 27
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La Traviata

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

After an absence from Barcelona stages for 12 years, 'La Traviata' is back at the Liceu with a magnificent production featuring the stamp of David McVicar's intelligent stage direction, and the wise and poetic musical direction of Evelino Pidò.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Tue Oct 28
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