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
Tonight at El Junco's Black Jam it's an authentic 'Funk All Stars' band led by the unmistakable voice of Susana Ruiz (aka Funkwoman) and completed by Carlos Murillo (guitar, keyboards), David Salvador (bass) and Mario Carrion (drums). They've got some 50 tunes under their belt and, as Ruiz says, the let the music be what it is. Don't miss this unforgettable jam and great night of dancing until you can't take anymore.
Javi Frías is a native Madrileño record collector, musician and DJ who has worked for years within the so-called black music scene. He started his career in the late-'90s, and since then he's worked the turntables throughout the Iberian Peninsula and part of Europe, having been a resident of some legendary clubs and performed in big festivals. His sessions are always elegant, addicting and eclectic, with an impressive variety of styles, covering underground soul, funk, jazz, rare grooves, disco, boogie and soulful house – and all 100 percent vinyl.
Despite having music as its main focus, GetMAD! isn't your typical music festival – it's a revolutionary and surprising year-long event that's on in Madrid for the first time in 2016. As for the concerts and musical activities, we find out more as the weeks go by. However, the organisers assure us that the festival is 'a tornado of garage, punk-rock and hard-rock concerts … with artists from around the world who will play in various venues and spaces around Madrid'. And there's more on than just concerts as well.
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.