Barcelona hosts a multitude of musical spaces offering a varied agenda at affordable prices
Jazz, blues, rumba, flamenco, electro, rock … no matter what. Barcelona is home to dozens of local rhythm lovers can enjoy live music. Although not good times. The law requires them to have a specific license that has led some rooms down the blind. In September 2015, and after six intense years revealing emerging musicians, it was the turn of The Arc of the Virgin of El Raval. And it is that the local area are the most affected. Gipsy Lou and Robadors 23 also could be harmed by the legislation. The municipality led by Ada Colau now seems to want to get to work and solve a problem, say the masters of space, and while crawling. Some already see light at the end of the tunnel.
Meanwhile, live music continues to sound in many other places.
Located in Blesa 36 (Poble Sec), Bodega Saltó is a cultural celler more than a century old typical for leaving for the night period. Every Sunday at noon its centennial walls host a musical vermouth records all styles: rumba, blues, fusion, songwriting … The price? Gratuitous.
“Always with an essence of roots.” Thus Soda Acústic defines itself, in Carrer de les Guilleries, 6 (in the heart of Gràcia). The restaurant offers a space for live jazz artists with different musical projects, either experimental or gender, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday, at least until 2.30 am. Most performances are free, and payment will normally not exceed 4 euros.
ArtTe is much more a local concert. It is a gastronomic space projections also music, painting, photography, dance and even add microteatro. The restaurant offers a full schedule for any day of the week and most of the events are free admission.
It was the rehearsal and recording studio in Los Manolos and later the seat of the music fan. Now the Koitton Club in Rossend Arus, 9 (Sants), occupies the mythical space. It is a bar that was created with the aim of becoming a meeting point between the public, neighbors, artists, groups and associations. Usually open from Wednesday to Sunday, and the price of the shows between 2 and 10 euros.
The Rouge Raval is one of the most cosmopolitan places in Barcelona. The restaurant offers a varied program of live music ranging from jazz to flamenco show, and has a brand identity: Thursdays “sandunguera”. In addition, almost all musical events are free.
Cocktail enthusiasts will find in Balius Bar the ideal place to enjoy a drink to the rhythm of good music atmosphere. Located in Pujades, 196 Street neighborhood of Poble Nou, its programming includes performances by international bands interesting small. All this, accompanied by an exquisite design.
The Honky Tonk is a cozy bar where the blues takes a leading role. Located in Finlandia, 55 street (Sants), is decorated in wood and red tones. Admission is paid in the form of compulsory consumption, and around 5 euros.
The Gipsy Lou is another essential route of places offering live music. “Cocktails, tapas and Cooltura” is the presentation of this space located in Ferlandina, 55. Its program hosts from to flamenco-rock and rumba “deformed the great classics of pop, rock and soul releases.” And without paying entrance.
Barcelona is home to a multitude of musical spaces and always are a must on the list. Milano Cocktail Bar, Robadors 23, Mediterraneo, Jamboree, Harlem Jazz Club, Sala Sidecar and Big Bang Bar are some of the classics that are a must on the agenda for the fans to enjoy a bite or a drink to the beat of music.
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