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Sala Apolo

Nasty Mondays • Sala Apolo

Mondays: midnight
Sala Apolo. Nou de la Rambla, 113. 93 441 40 01.
. €13.

Nasty Mondays is a reason to dance, sing and shout every Monday. It’s a party that has everything to do with the skateboarding/surfing/snowboard scene, where rock, pop, indie, garaje and electro rock rule – from Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe to The Killers to Daft Punk and Joy Division, and even a bit of Johnny Cash thrown in to the mix.


Raw Rebels • Sidecar Factory Club

Tuesdays: 12.30am
Sidecar Factory Club. Pl. Reial, 7. 93 302 15 86.
. €5 (including one drink).

Tuesdays at Sidecar is Raw Rebels night, where you can dance to the best beats of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, with DJs domestic and foreign playing swing, rockabilly, R&B, soul, surf, fuzz sound and ’60s garaje. If you’re a fan of films like Dragstrip Riot or Rebel Without a Cause, toupees, tattoos, pin-ups and guitar riffs heavy on the reverb, this is your party.


Crappy Tuesdays • Sala Apolo

Tuesdays: 12.30am
Sala Apolo. Nou de la Rambla, 113. 93 441 40 01.
. €14 (including one drink).

For the Tuesday zombies who didn’t get enough at Apolo the night before with Nasty Mondays. Like the night before, you’ll find a young, trendy skater crowd. DJs Legoteque and Viktor Ollé guide you through this party, which combines indie, post-punk and the latest electro pop.


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Music, Music venues

Caníbal Sound System • Sala Apolo

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Wednesdays: 12.30am
Sala Apolo. Nou de la Rambla, 113. 93 441 40 01.
. €12 (including one drink).

Live acts, DJs and roots music make for an underground vibe at this long-running club night. Reggae, hip hop and soul feature heavily but you'll also hear rumba, drum 'n' bass and jungle thrown into the mix. An excellent mid-week choice for a night on the town.

Cupcake • Sala Apolo

Thursdays: 12.30am
Sala Apolo. Nou de la Rambla, 113. 93 441 40 01.
. €10 (including one drink).

Take a trip down memory lane without forgetting to live in the moment, with this night of full of hits from the '70s right up to the present day.

Anti-Karaoke Sidecar
Music, Music venues

Anti-Karaoke • Sidecar Factory Club

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Thursdays: 10pm
Sidecar Factory Club. Plaça Reial, 7. 93 302 15 86.
. €18 (including one drink).

This is the hard rock version of karaoke, with dressing up and obsessive fans, all under the watchful eye of MC, US comedian and actor, Rachel Arieff.
Music, Music venues

Nitsa Club • Sala Apolo

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Fridays, Saturdays: 12.30am
Sala Apolo. Nou de la Rambla, 113. 93 441 40 01.
. €18 (including one drink)

Weekend DJ sets featuring local names such as Marc Piñol, DJ Kosmos and DJ Fra and invited international acts, with recent guests including Jamie xx. Ever since it started back in 1993, Nitsa has been on the lookout for new sounds and performers to bring to the stage. Intense nights of indie and electronica await you. And if that wasn't enough, in Apolo's La [2] space, you'll find a backup programme of DJ sessions
Happy Techno
Sheila Pérez

Happy Techno • City Hall

Saturdays: 12.30am
City Hall. Rambla de Catalunya, 2-4. 93 238 07 22.
. €12-€18 (depends on arrival time and if you sign up on guest list; price includes one drink).

The beat will get you at this weekend party dedicated to new-age and old-school dance music.