Music & Nightlife

The best gigs, festivals and nights out in Barcelona – find shows and book tickets


This week and beyond...

Bach in Barcelona

Dutch cellist Jurgen van Win is promoting this series of concerts that take place every Thursday. Every show features two of the six Bach Suites. Enjoy baroque music in Romanesque surroundings. (Reservations: 679305718 / 935892855).

  1. Sant Pau del Camp Sant Pau, 101, El Raval, 08001
  2. Thu Dec 18 - Thu Dec 25
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Trilogia Mozart. Cosí Fan Dei Furbi

  • Rated as: 3/5

Script and direction: Gemma Beltran. With: Robert González, Queralt Albinyana, Anna Herebia, David Marcè and Albert Mora (alternating with Marc Pujol and Toni Viñals). The Dei Furbi company, winner of the Premio Max 2014 for best musical for

  1. La Seca Flassaders, 40, Born-Ribera
  2. Thu Dec 18 - Sun Jan 11
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The Free Fall Band

The five guys from nearby Mataró known as The Free Fall Band at last give their latest album a much-deserved live show in Barcelona. 'The Münster Sights' (2014) is the second effort from the band following 'Elephants Never Forget' (2013), which

  1. La [2] de l'Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 111, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Fri Dec 19
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Maria Stuarda de Donizetti

Inspired by the Schiller drama, and adapted by Donizetti for the opera – with the help of librettist Giuseppe Bardari – this is the tale of the confrontation between the queens of Scotland and England, Maria Stuarda and her cousin Elizabeth I.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 10
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Cocktails & Jazz: Magnolia

Myriam Swanson, previously the volcanic voice of the band Mambo Jambo, takes the stage at the Milano to present her quartet, Magnolia. The band performs classics by Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, songs Swanson has been carrying in

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Fri Dec 19
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Maria Rodés

After three albums and a collaboration with Ramón Rodríguez (The New Raemon), Martí Sales (Els Surfing Sirles) and Raúl Fernández (Refree), singer-songwriter Maria Rodés surprised us by using grief and angst as sources of artistic inspiration

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Fri Dec 19
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Radio Soulwax presents: #lode2manydjs

What better way to celebrate Razzmatazz's 14th anniversary than with 2manydjs at the decks? The Dewaele brothers will take over the whole of Razz – all five rooms will be at their disposal, along with guests such as Erol Alkan, Tiga, The 2 Bears,

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Dec 20
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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 Dec 19
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Frogs for Snakes

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The members of Barcelona-based acoustic trio Frogs for Snakes hail from the States (guitar/vocals) and England (bass and harmonica). Together, their music is anchored in the blues but encompasses a wide range of musical styles. The sound is both

  1. Gran Bodega Saltó Blesa, 36, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Dec 20
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John Talabot + DJ Fra

Oriol Riverola (aka John Talabot) is one of the top Catalan artists of the moment. He's making his second album now, following the successful 'Fin' (2012, Hivern Discs), and he hasn't stopped touring the world as a top DJ: he's taken his sound – a

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sat Dec 20
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