This month's live music in Madrid
Your guide to what's on, who's playing and where to go for the best gigs and concerts in Madrid this month
Madrid is a city brimming with music. Concert halls, bars, and big clubs invite all kinds of acts to their stages, from freshly-pressed indie bands to globally famous international superstars. To make sure you don't miss any of your favourites, including major festivals, check here for each month's top concert picks.
British band The Wave Pictures are joining in on the 'Pop & Dance' concert series at Joy Eslava. It should be a sensational live show, if we go by what we've seen already from David Tattersall's lo-fi band. Don't miss your chance to hear songs from 'Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon' (2015), their latest and 13th album.
The queen of the protest song is in Spain with a series of live shows as part of her 'An Evening With Joan Baez' tour. The first lady of folk, who's been performing for more than half a century and has released some 30 albums, takes to the stage at the Teatro Nuevo Apolo with newer works, such as covers of Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and Steve Earle songs that are included on her album 'Day After Tomorrow' (2008) and highlights from her unforgettable repertoire.
Robbie Williams kicks off his new tour, 'Let Me Entertain You', in Spain, with dates in Madrid and Barcelona. It's a chance for Williams to perform in cities where he's never done a live show or, as in the cases of Madrid and Barcelona, where he hasn't played in over a decade. The British showman who rose to fame in the '90s as the bad boy of Take That, hasn't shared many details about the show's repertoire. His latest album, 'Swings Both Ways' (2013), is his second LP of swing music, but the title of the tour, a reference to his 1998 hit of the same name, hints that it will be quite the show.
Following their performance at Barcelona's Primavera Sound 2014, the Buzzcocks, led by singer-songwriter Pete Shelley, are back in Spain touring with their latest and ninth album, 'The Way' (2014). This LP, which was produced by Dave M Allen (Depeche Mode, The Cure), was released after an eight-year break from the studio, although they have been playing live. The punk band will play two live shows, one in Madrid and one in Barcelona, just as they are about to celebrate 40 years together.