More than a hundred performances expand from today the spirit of the festival outside the Forum
For the amateur connoisseur of Primavera Sound festival, it is today when the big one of the most important appointments of Europe indie music week begins. It is also true that for a very high proportion of those attending the festival, the conference taking place in the immense Parc del Forum are the festival, since that is where the bulk of the cartel and the vast majority of concentrates best known names. All this does not mean that, in addition to further elapses from the afternoon of Wednesday until Saturday, Primavera welcomes throughout this week suggestive of concerts taking place in various locations in the city.
This interest decongest the human and musical hotbed that come together at the site of the Forum of Cultures has been a constant since the organization decided some years ago to move to that, moreover, enviable location. On the one hand, there is the offer of Primavera als Clubs, which this year focuses on three rooms, both Apollo and Barts, ie the knot Nou de la Rambla and Paral·lel. Concerts in these rooms are technically officially inaugurate the 16th edition of the festival on today, will continue tomorrow and Sunday and will end with the traditional closing day. To access all concerts is essential to the payment of Primavera Sound 2016.
True to the philosophy and spirit of the musical event, in these rooms names cites both emerging and consolidated, covering a wide range of preferences will be given. Proposals known as the for many mythical Psychic TV / pTVR, the garage rock and sharply underground Ty Segall and The Muggers (that Sunday will be in Apollo and one day before the Spring scenario Parc del Forum) or the highly recommended Australian band the Avalanches, which also will double session on Friday morning in the Ray-Ban and Sunday on the big stage Apollo. More things: the electronic pop of now people like Empress experimental varying degrees Suuns or Deradoorian Of, Jessy Lanza and SG Lewis, or “guitarrera” proposed for White Fence (ie, Tim Presley, former teammate of Mark E. Smith The Fall). And, hardly known in these latitudes, should not overlook the presence and activities of the Polish musician Kuba Ziolek, to be presented at his solo project Stara Rzeka, which promises to leave no one indifferent with a striking staging base electronics, electric guitar, vocals and mix of folk and metal, among other ingredients.
Local and national supply is also level, starting with the return to direct the unforgettable Mar Otra Vez, integrated among others by Corcobado and come to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the launch have not forgotten how to play in the mud band / Feast of the devil and pork, the album that debuted and positioned them as references other Madrid scene. More affordable is undoubtedly the dreamy pop and synthetic bill signed by Carla, who is none other than Carla Serrat (sister of the well established Joana Serrat) compared to their debut album -shaped single a couple of seasons- ago with FKA Twigs or Beach House, and defend the many virtues of his new release, the album Night thoughts, which puts it as very name to be considered in the Spanish electronic pop scene.
Nor they go unnoticed the more muscular proposal Univers and noise decibel rock pop or rock also Valencians Siberian Wolves. And for calmer spirits, nothing like the offer of Barcelona Wind Atlas, between beautiful and disturbing. A presence that is within an attractive showcase organized by the local label Boston Pizza on Sunday in La 2 of Apollo, which will complete the group’s performances +++ (which can pronounce Tres Cruces or CruzCruzCruz and that is quite unusual proposal Marc O’Callaghan composed and Victor Dvnke) Barcelona duo, presenting his new album Octagrammaton, overflowing with dark neofolk and punk spiritual tone, and also Barcelona Cadena, with a more perceptible script based punk and hardcore with little contemplations for fearful spirits.
Outside of this chapter and Primavera als Clubs, a couple of reminders. They are totally free concerts of traditional Wednesday afternoon at the Forum, which will this time see, in order of appearance, double Pletina, The Last Neighbor, Mr. Chinarro, Goat and Suede. The other big concerts chapter are those who take cover behind the call to Spring Raval.
It will also be free from any toll the new proposal Primavera al Raval, which has a powerful offering of over seventy artists and musical groups performing on three stages arranged in and around the CCCB from Friday to Sunday. Among which, Mudhoney, without which no group grunge understand the nineties; Barcelona return to Robert Foster, the former leader of the often glorious The Go-Betweens; the solo show of Bradford Cox (who will also double and will also be in action Saturday Deerhunter at the Parc del Forum) or incontinence of Black Lips. To all proposals more sedate and solid as those of Cass McCombs or essential dreamers A.R. Kane.