Category Archives: Music

Beach House, Nov 29, 2015, La Riviera, Madrid

Sometimes it’s nice to be on the receiving end of a surprise, to have your expectations confounded. I had gone along to Beach House at the Riviera expecting a pleasant, if somewhat melancholy, show. I’ve been a fan of their … Continue reading

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Purity Ring, Teátro Joy Eslava, November 14, 2015

Going to see Purity Ring at the Teátro Joy Eslava, a stone’s throw from the very centre of Madrid — the un-plaza-like plaza of Sol — felt like an act of defiance in the wake of events less than twenty-four … Continue reading

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“The Lady in Red”: the Worst Song Ever

All music lovers have a set of songs they hold dear to them, carry them with them as they move through life, and consider to be the best combinations of words and music ever put to vinyl, optical disk or … Continue reading

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St. Vincent, Joy Eslava Theatre, Madrid, Nov 26 2014

St. Vincent is without doubt one of the artists of 2014. She has been everywhere and done everything (Letterman, Portlandia, Jools Holland, Glastonbury, every summer festival you care to mention), clocking up what must amount to millions of air and … Continue reading

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Review: Eels, Teatro Circo Price, July 14, 2014

The last time Eels played Madrid, just over a year ago, the band was wearing retro Adidas track suits and it was a FUN night. It was up. It was loud. It was cookin’. They rocked our world. This time … Continue reading

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