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.
The Popfest is back in early March at Taboo, in the heart of Malasaña. As usual, the festival is completely self-managed and not for profit – all they want is to spread the joy and music of Madrid's indie pop over two days of live music. Get to know Amor de Días, Chorusgirl, The Clientele, Espanto, Her’s, Las Kasettes, Neleonard, El Palacio de Linares, Pan Total, Rodney Cromwell, The Spook School, Templeton and Witching Waves.
Fifty years ago a terrible air accident claimed the life of the king of soul music, Otis Redding, along with his band The Bar-Kays. Before the crash, Redding had been working on the song that was to become a posthumous No 1 hit, '(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay'. The Madrid es Negro festival pays tribute to the soul great with a single night where Anaut along with special guests perform a repertoire of the Redding's songs.