Time Out presents a new series of live music that showcases the talent of young female artists in Europe. In collaboration with Munich and promotor The Project, Time Out brings Barcelona the series to town under the Guitar Festival banner with the likes of Fanny Roz and Esther Condal, Soledad Vélez, Allo Darlin' and Les Sueques, and Alessi's Ark. Entry for each concert is a mere €8.
This isn't the first time that Time Out has organised a femme-focused concert series. Women were in the spotlight of the Estrella Girls cycle in 2011 which brought together Maria Rodés, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Aias, Miss Carrussel, The Big Head Troubled Boy and Renaldo & Clara in Sala Apolo. This time round the venue has changed, but it's only nearby at BARTS, where you'll discover some of the best female voices singing today.
The Time Out Ladies series kicked off with a concert that brought both Esther Condal and Fanny Roz to the stage on Friday, 8 March. Condal presented her album 'Home', which pays homage to the likes of Paul Weller, Tom Waits and The Smiths. French singer-songwriter and pianist Roz sang from 'Prend son souffle et saute'. If you were unlucky enough to miss your chance to see two of the strongest singers currently working in Barcelona, mark your calendars for the dates to follow in the cycle.
The 15th of March welcomed Soledad Vélez, originally from Chile and now living in Valencia, with her first album, 'Wild Fishing', which packs the punch of the early work of PJ Harvey.
A month later, the British come to town on 19 April when Londoners Allo Darlin', stars of the London indie-pop scene, perform their latest album, 'Europe' (2012). They'll also be playing songs from their new album, to be recorded this summer. Sharing the stage with them is Catalan group Les Sueques (75% female and with one member from Tokyo Sex Destruction), who will get the night started off with a combo of punk and dulcet melodies.
Finally, on 17 May, Alessi's Ark, a young and precocious singer-songwriter out of London who has managed to produce her own music in just a few years, making her much more than just a promise in the world of indie-pop.