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This week and beyond...

Roman Flügel + DJ Fra

Flügel is a pillar of German electronic music: he's one half of the duo Alter Ego along with Jörn Elling-Wuttke, and he produces Sven Väth, who he recorded 'Contact' and 'Fire' with. His big hits 'Betty Ford', 'Rocker' and 'Geht's Noch' still

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Minifestival 2015: Close Lobsters + Michel Cloup Duo + The School + The Manhattan Love Suicides + Linda Guilala + La Legendaria Familia Stinson + The Double Shame

The Minifestival of Independent Music of Barcelona has been going strong since 1995, this year marking the 20th anniversary celebration for advocates of independent music. Headliners are Close Lobsters, a Scottish quintet that played a major part in

  1. Centre Civic Les Basses Teide, 20, Nou Barris
  2. Sat Feb 28
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Axel's got talent

Your friends at the Axel hotel have come up with a talent show with a €1,000 cash prize! If you've got a special talent or skill you want to exploit to win a bit of money and get your 15 minutes of fame, every Saturday is your chance to try it

  1. Aribau, 33, Eixample
  2. Sat Feb 28 - Sun Mar 22
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Churros con Chocolate: Vuelta a la caverna. Pelos y garrotes.

First a translation of this month's theme: 'Back to the cave. Hair and clubs.' And now a question: Were there churros in the Paleolithic Age? More important, was there chocolate? It's a bit of a blur, but there definitely had to be wild parties,

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Madball + Strife + Rise of the Northstar + Backtrack

The Rebellion Tour bashes down in Barcelona with live shows from four of the hardest of today's hardcore, presenting their respective new works. Thrash around with Madball, Strife, Rise of the Northstar and Backtrack.

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Sun Mar 1
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Curses + Raver Jewish

Directe de Nova York, Curses, anteriorment conegut com Drop the Lime, és un dels productors en boca de tots aquest any després dels seus EP a Let 's Play House, el segell de Jacques Renault, i Throne of Blood, propietat de l'influent DJ i

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Mar 6
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Pop Will Save The Day: Anna Greenwod + Perotutehasvisto

Anna Greenwood és artífex d'una de les festes més divertides de Londres, la Guilty Pleasures. Les seves sessions sempre són una celebració col·lectiva d'aquells petits plaers musicals que ens farien caure la cara de vergonya davant la penya

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Mar 6
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Cocktails & Jazz: Chino & The Big Bet

Heading up bands like The Acoustic Blues Company, Down Home and Shine, Hernan Senra – better known by his nickname 'Chino' – has taken his music around Spain and Europe. Accompanying him are The Big Bet, featuring Rod Deville (double bass) and

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Sat Mar 7
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Primavera Sound 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 celebrates its 15th edition May 28-30 at the Parc del Fòrum, which just so happens to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the debut album by The Strokes. The New York revival garage rock band was the first to confirm their

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Thu May 28 - Sat May 30
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Sónar 2015

If you know anything about electronic music, you know about Sónar. Now in its 22nd year, with the official title of International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, these days the parallel activities generate as much excitement as the

  1. Fira de Barcelona Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Thu Jun 18 - Sat Jun 20
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