It is summer in Barcelona, and we can not be stuck at home when the city is full of music proposals. Cruïlla, Bob Dylan and Jeff Mills are back to freshen us up. Are you going to miss them?
It is not a secret that Barcelona is in the TOP3 of European cities in terms of electronic music, but that Jeff Mills honor us with his visit does not happen every day.
We start July concerts with this gift, Mills will perform at Razzmatazz to present its new “Exhibitionist 2” tour. Dubbed “The Wizard” or “the Miles Davis of techno”, with three record labels behind, it can be said that he invented the profession of DJ as we know it today, in the mid-eighties. His marathon sessions of Detroit-techno are remembered by any clubber who has heard him in any of the countless clubs.
03/07. Razzmatazz, Almogàvers 122, Barcelona. 20€
The tour of Bob Dylan landfall in Catalonia is great news for the huge legion of fans that the musician has in our country. But also, if he does it with new material, the joy is double. New songs that the legendary Bob Dylan has taken three years to publish, and his previous work, “Tempest” (2012). The musician introduces it with the title “Shadows in the Night” (2015), which is the 36 album of his history of more than half a century. On this CD, the American singer and songwriter makes versions of ten songs unfamiliar of another great myth, Frank Sinatra. Produced by Jack Frost, “Shadows in the night” includes the “Full Moon and Empty Arms” version that Dylan recorded with Sinatra, first preview of the album. It will be its first time live.
04/07. Jardins de Pedralbes, Diagonal 686, Barcelona. 28€-200€
And we are back to Razz because there is another special concert, but with a very different style. The Counting Crows will visit Barcelona on Tuesday, July 7 to play all their pop-rock fantasy. The band led by Adam Duritz present their seventh studio album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland” (2015), the first after seven years without releasing new material. The Californians will also play its extensive catalog of hits like “Mr. Jones”,”Colorblind” or “Accidentally in Love”, among many others. Counting Crows has sold over 20 million albums since they began their musical career in the early 90s, and have not stopped touring to every corner of the planet. For this reason, the band is considered one of the most dynamic and their shows are in the rankings of the most powerful direct.
07/07. Razzmatazz, Almogàvers 122, Barcelona. 32€
Cruïlla Barcelona, by definition eclectic music festival, held from 10 to 12 July, a new edition in the Forum in Barcelona with a lineup that combines pop, rock, soul, hip-hop, world music and mestizo. In the 2015 edition, Cruïlla expands its enclosure, but promises that scenarios will have short distance between them. With longer concerts than the standard festivals (between 75 and 90 minutes compared to 45 for most events), Cruïlla wants to offer a quality experience and comfortable for its audience. Kendrick Lamar, FFS (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks), Jamie Cullum, Damian Marley, Of Monsters & Men, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Dub Inc and Aloe Blacc are the best of this year.
10, 11, 12/07. Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona. 30€-97€.