This month's concert guide
Your guide to what's on, who's playing and where to go for Madrid's best gigs and concerts this month
Where to go for live jazz
Madrid's best bars, cafés and concert venues to catch a great live jazz concert
Top live music venues
Concert halls, bars, cafés and other venues where you can see bands and hear live music in Madrid
The best clubs in Madrid
These are the best clubs in Madrid for exploring the city's incredible nightlife
Music festivals in Madrid
Your guide to the biggest music festivals in Madrid, including Dcode, Madrid Live! and more
This week and beyond
Sound Isidro 2015
The Sound Isidro Festival fills Madrid with live music presented by some stellar bands, including Lower Dens, who are in Spain with their album ‘Escape from Evil’, and Half Japanese, the legendary band that the Fair brothers started up in the '70s and who will take the stage at El Sol. Along with El Sol, the venues Boite and Moby Dick, and the Teatro Barceló will also welcome this cycle of concerts that includes performances by Mihassan, Terrier, The Ripe, Mantra for Saints and Autumn Comets, among others.
Beach house are back in Madrid with their new album, 'Depression Cherry' (2015), another step foward in the career of the duo of singer Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally, following their acclaimed 'Bloom' (2012). Three years of album silence in an ever-ascending career where the band has created minimalistic songs, returning to the simplicity that dominated in their earlier works. Their dark and meloncholic sound is influenced by late-'80s bands on the 4AD label as well as by '60s pop, breathing fresh air into the current music scene.
Kurt Vile and The Violators
At just 35 years old, Kurt Vile has already released five solo albums and another one with his former group, The War On Drugs, as well as various EPs. Now accompanied by his live band, The Violators, he comes to Madrid to present his latest sixth studio album 'B'lieve I'm Goin' Down' acclaimed in the British and American press. With his long hair, grungey look, mellow voice and 'couldn't care less' attitute, this singer from Pennsylvania – who sounds like Pavement, Neil Young or Tom Petty – will seduce you from the stage.
MadTown Days 2015: Autumn
The birth of a new series of concerts in Madrid is always a source of delight. On this occasion, the city has the honour of celebrating Radio Madrid’s (Cadena Ser) 90th anniversary with a series of performances at various clubs in Madrid, with a cycle for every season of the year, that will cover loads of different styles of music. The autumn edition features bands with soul, blues and funk influences, with artists such as Astrid Jones, Freedonia and Cosmosoul, among others.
Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid
Feel the feverish heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a flamenco show at one of the country’s most prestigious ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Choose the show time that best suits your schedule, then make your own way into the heart of Madrid Old Town to enjoy a night of passionate flamenco.
Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid
Enjoy a night of opera music and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiting staff, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike.
Flamenco Lesson and Show at Tablao with Drink or Dinner
Feel the heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a 3-hour flamenco lesson and show at one of Madrid’s top ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to stamp and clap along as you are taught how to flamenco by some of the city’s top dancers during a 1-hour class.
Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus
Seek serenity at Madrid’s Arabian baths, Hamman Al Ándalus, and spend 1.5 hours relaxing body, soul and mind! The zen-like oasis with candle-lit walkways boasts three thermal plunge pools and a steam room – all decorated in resplendent Arabian décor.
Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour
Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle.
Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid
Leave Madrid and head to the hills to learn about Spanish wine on this full-day tour! With an expert guide at your side, visit the Vinos de Madrid winemaking region and tour three esteemed wine estates in the area, known as ‘bodegas.’
Ocho y Medio
Ocho y Medio is the perfect stop on your hedonistic tour of the town if you're looking for an alcohol-fuelled mass of party energy. DJ Smart makes it all sound very '80s and '90s, thrashing out an eclectic mix of indie, electro-clash, electro-pop, new wave and New York rock. It takes a master to meld Blur and Depeche Mode. On arriving here you’ll be met by a sea of flannel shirts and horn-rimmed glasses since this is Madrid’s hipster haven. You’ll also find interesting concerts by local and international bands like La Habitación Roja.
This club in La Latina that has everything that nocturnal fun seekers need. Commercial music to dance to and the occasional live performance make for a mix that attracts scores of young people every weekend. Miniskirts, tight dresses and polo shirts move around the dancefloor here, changing colour along with the LED lights. The clientele, which is around 20 years old, obviously spends some time at the gym and applying make-up in front of the mirror. On Thursdays, there’s a ‘kisses’ session and an open bar with the ‘Kiss Kiss Bang, Bang’ session, while Sundays are given over to hotter beats like urban, latin and reggaeton.