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Although we are in the midst of a busy weekend in which we are happily 'surrounded' by books, we still have time to propose you another . Ten stunning tunes for you listening pleasure, full of exciting bands to discover, plus the return of our beloved Young Scum, sp we invite you to have fun and relax with the music we have selected for you and remember. As always, all are available at our  . (Join Us!)









As told you, this June is about to be special for us, between books, good music (this weekend you can find us at the ) and... holidays in Japan! So, before we pack for travelling to the land of the rising sun (we'll be off for a couple of weeks, but we'll come back strong, with the best of the year so far lists) we leave you with the weekly 'dose' of . Another playlist full of new discoveries to keep you going through the end of Spring. Have fun and remember, all the songs are available at our  . (Join Us!)









No, this Blog is not taking holidays! Instead, we are eager to propose you another trio of music wonders in our . Our "Easter eggs"are just ready for your listening pleasure!

Hurry. We begin or music trip in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with composed by Matt Scottoline (vocals, guitar) and cousins Joe and Rob DeCarolis (bass & drums respectively). Formed in 2012, began as Scottoline's, member of Everyone Everywhere, solo project, writing the first homemade material under that moniker later on released on Bandcamp. But the need of assembling a band to perform the songs live alongside the sort of "hibernation" of Everyone Everywhere helped the proper birth of Hurry. After signing to Hot Green Records the trio announced first (or second, depends on how we count) album '', out in October 2014, which was followed by LP '' in Spring 2016 via . Now, after the EP '' out in October 2016, the band is back with their third/fourth record, '', out since this February. Somewhere in between and , with traces of noise-pop and 90s alternative rock, Hurry's tunes are a jangly and melodic delight, instant love affair for the listener. Don't waste your time and check them out! 

Chemtrails. We move to London, UK, where is based. Lead by founders and main composers Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, the group started to make noise in 2016, signing with the great nordic label and debuting that September with EP ''. A second EP, '' (one of the ) appeared in Spring of 2017 and now, we can enjoy their first album, '', out since this February. A very personal, idiosyncratic crossover between garage rock, power-pop and lo-fi psychedelia, think on meeting Blondie. Raw, bouncy, exciting music.

CCFX. And we end in Olympia, Washington, to meet discovered at the very end of past year (but they had to be featured ), formed by Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques, the result of local cult bands CC Dust and Trans FX (hence the mysterious moniker) merge. appeared in late October 2017 via , and is a very special one. Dream-pop unafraid of contemplating the waves at the cliff's edge, strangely warm and nostalgic, cinematic and disarmingly melodic, with the vocals of Dunphe knocking you out. There's magic here, a real gem awaiting to be discovered. More soon, please, please, please. 






It's finally Friday! That means that we have two days ahead to disconnect, rest and enjoy the time off with those we love the most. Whatever your plans are (maybe you are lucky enough to connect the weekend with the forthcoming Easter holidays) we are sure they are likely to get even better if you give them a soundtrack, so here we are proposing you an ace one but our . A varied and plenty of discoveries playlist (more groups to add to our 'bands to follow' list), a great companion for the promising days ahead. Enjoy, listen to a lot of music and remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)




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A busy and turning point of a week, folks. Winds of change can (hopefully) be seen on the horizon at  (something about a door closing and a window opening..., right?) and with the desire and enthusiasm to begin new adventures soon, here we are, ready to bring you another round of our full of new discoveries and some beloved bands like . Because being honest, we don't know what the future holds yet, but were are sure is going to be better if it arrives with great music. Have a wonderful weekend and remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Kind of one of the biggest surprises of the year, receiving nominations and awards here and there to a striking amount (including two Oscars for the main actors), and with the best among the best, , on it, '', was a must-watch for this humble blogger. And after seeing it, I have to say it is indeed pretty astonishing the film is getting so much praise. Because ’s piece is risky, bold, sardonically funny yet scary at the same time, brilliantly acted as expected (and even beyond) and, although not as top-notch the universal reviews proclaim, mostly rewarding and thought-provoking.

There’s something in ‘...’ tone, atmosphere and scope that gathers Southern literature, , the music of The Band and the current state of US affairs, with its shameful Trump administration (and their fellow supporters) on top of it. As a matter of fact, Flannery O’Connor’s essential ‘’ and the legendary ‘’ appear in the film, a couple of clues of what McDonagh is trying to address in his film: grief, rage, despair, violence… and beyond, way beyond (is it possible?) redemption. A movie that, during its first half, works almost flawlessly as an odd yet absorbing combination of tragedy, tension, vengeance, misanthropy, and a shockingly dark, brutal humor which is not afraid to settle over extremely sensitive issues, without 'resting its case' on easy answers.

That first half is firmly sustained by Frances McDormand, who adds another memorable performance to a gigantic career, in her incarnation of Mildred Hayes, a rough, relentless, obsessed mother seeking for justice (or is it just vengeance?), pushing the police of Ebbing not to desist in the investigation of the rape and murder of his daughter seven months ago, convinced she has to do whatever it takes (almost literally, to the point her actions can be questioned) in order to make them keep working in her case. McDonagh presses 'all buttons', harshness and savage comedy, while introducing all the elements of the plot: a small community that doesn’t want to be part of that confrontation between a grieving mother and their police force, as it is directed by a smart, noble man (chief Willoughby, played by )… yet alongside him there’s Dixon, a blatantly racist, violent and profoundly stupid cop. A character that, initially, seems to be a secondary, pressing redneck walking cliché, but as the movie develops, turns out to be the other major force of the film, fuelled by the impressive performance of (another actor that now might find the recognizement he deserves).

But with Dixon shifting the focus of the film (or, at least, widening to him and Mildred’s actions), also comes the 'issues' with ‘…’ Because, unfortunately, there’s a noteworthy amount of underachievements, dubious scenes and characters, adding some sense of script going overboard or, in the contrary, being undercooked, harming considerably the movie as a result. Some might be consider minor, like the 'deer' scene, or the secondary characters of Mildred’s teenage son, her ex-husband and his teenage girlfriend, carelessly written, in plainly 'broad strokes' (and the 'domestic violence' scene is not funny at all, is gross, by the way). Same applies to ’s lame role. But more important is the lack of development on why Dixon is always a second away to start kicking someone’s head for no reason (sexuality perhaps?), constantly raged. Why is he not in jail? How are we supposed to believe he can transform himself into that 'other Dixon' just because a letter (we all get the purifying meaning of the fire, by the way, but still)? And linked with Dixon’s 'new found' attitude, how are we supposed to jump on the bandwagon of the threat that, out of nowhere, completely implausible, appears in Mildred’s life and leads us into the film open conclusion? One not only has to concede quite a lot to go with the awkward development of the movie, but in several occasions has to do their bit to 'fill in the gaps'.

As McDonagh’s bet is brave and bold, one really wants to 'have a pass' in what regards to the movie problems and focus in its achievements. Like the aforementioned leading cast, the movie’s intensity, its rhythm and visual imagery (again, the fires). Or acknowledging the viewer should never root for anyone, as every leading character is (heavily) flawed, villains and heroines are not what they seem or, more precisely, the human beings in this film are, at the same time, one step closer to redemption and becoming a monster with their actions, making you stop to think after the initial, impulsive feeling. There's no black and white, no simple answer. True, it’s miles away from her masterful stories, but I have the feeling Flannery O’Connor would be proud of ‘’.

SCORE: 7/10






Even for those who were reluctant to support it or just believe it (some Spanish journalists and politicians which doesn't deserve to be quoted), the ones who criticizes it or the ones eager to take despicable profit of its historic success (blue or orange, the shit is the same), the highlight of the week (month, year, decade...) has been the feminist strike of past Thursday. Here's hoping it's only the first step o a real, global, unstoppable movement. And to continue with the good mood of the demonstration and the positive force of change, here comes our latest . A variety of tunes from consecrated artists like  to bands we have discovered recently but we can't (won't) get out of our heads, such as  or Megrim. Ten stunning songs to keep the excitement going! And remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)



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Four out series, we have scratched (just virtually, sadly) the world to bring you three music wonders honouring the noble tradition of melting guitars, melodies and arresting vocals in our ears &  head. It's all jangle out here!

Say Sue Me. Very excited to introduce you hailing from Busan, South Korea (yay for that!), and responsible of one of the records of the year so far. Formed in 2012, their debut album '' arrived in 2014, followed by the EP '' a year later. But it was 2017 when the Asian combo began to make some blogosphere noise, thanks to British label compiling the two aforementioned releases in a self-titled album out in Europe and the US (Electric Muse did the same in Asia). Shortly after came the EP '' out for Record Store Day 2017, plus a split 7" single with the punk band . And finally, since this April, we can enjoy their sophomore LP, '' (plus another EP, 'I' just out for this RSD). Flirting with almost every subgenre where a guitar-driven melody takes the lead, from jangle-pop to sharper-noisier territories, sugar and some grit, music is as infectious, quivering and enchanting as one can only dream about. Your next indiepop crush is here!  

Stephen's Shore. Back in old Europe to meet this band founded 2014 in gorgeous Stockholm, Sweden. They debuted in 2016 with EP '', out that August via and now, available since this March thanks to Spanish label , we can relish in their first record, ''. A moody, Byrdesque and cinematic take of jangle pop, somewhat as if one unexpected member of scene had appeared in the Nordic countries, music is perfect for wide open landscapes and long car breezy drives. Sun-baked pop wonders...   

The Catherines. And we end out trip in Hamburg, Germany, to meet Heiko Schneider's stirring music proposal. Involved in other musical endeavours such as The Pippinger Flur or Darlin' Disco, at the very beginning of 2017 he decided he wanted to indulge himself in a simpler sonic adventure completely of his own. With that idea he went into the studio with the sole dogma of playing, singing and recording a song in no longer than a day. So, if you go check his (something you should do asap) you'll find fourteen tunes to date (latest one just surfaced and includes the vocals of Sandra Ost) in a collection that sounds, looks and I can bet smells like a treaty in classic, enduring lo-fi indiepop. Tasty Spanish label put out a (now sold out) tape with eight of his tunes this March, so fingers crossed there's another release in the very near future. From Hamburg with Love!  






It's finally Friday! And luckily for us, we have a long weekend ahead (much needed). But for those that doesn't, we have prepared a 'travellers' playlist. So, grab your backpack and get ready for the trip! Because thanks to the bands listed in our  you will be able to visit Seattle, Melbourne, Amsterdam or Osaka to discover flamboyant, new exciting tunes. Therefore, fasten properly your belt, the weekend begins here! And remember, all the songs are available at our  . (Join Us!)









Past Thursday, , was such a historic moment we had to celebrate somehow in our  and, besides, any excuse goes when it's about promoting and showing , something this Blog is quite proud to have done since its beginning. So, here it comes, another trio of stunning "girls to the front" music proposals!

Amaya Laucirica. A well established presence in the Australian musical landscape, was born in rural South Australia, but moved to Sydney and is now based in Melbourne, where, in 2008, debuted with the folkie-tinged album ''. But it was sophomore release, '', appeared in October 2010, the one that "opened the floodgates" for her, gaving her the chance of touring alongside Blonde Redhead, and national rock icon Adalita. The EP '' followed in late 2011, with third album, '' coming out in 2014. Then Laucirica moved to Berlin, returning back home  two years later to form the band who helped her to create fourth LP, '', out just now via and . Pop at its dreamiest and enthralling peak, somehow encapsulating the mysterious atmospheres and blurred lines of and the pensive wide-open-spaces of  without losing the knack for melodies, 'Rituals' is a warm and cinematic triumph

Mint Field. Happy to move (first time at the Blog) to Tijuana, Mexico, in order to meet Estrella Sánchez (vocals & guitar) and Amor Amezcua (drums & synths), a very responsible of the most hypnotic and intriguing sounds to date in 2018. Formed around 2014, at high school, the tandem released homemade EP '' a year later (they were a trio back then) and, in 2016, doubled the bet with singles '' via French label Cranes Records, '' and '', material that gave them the chance to play in Coachella, SXSW, as well as extensively through both sides of the the non-existing wall (f*** you Mr. Trump). while at the same time they were anticipating a first album that took a bit longer to see the light but, since this late February, is finally here. '', out via LA-based , is a bewitching exploration of the most spacious, eerie and organic sounds, ranging from evocative dream-pop to fuzzy shoegaze, as well as flirting with krautrock rhythms and the darker face of psychedelia, giving nods to bands like , Cocteau Twin or Grouper. Allow yourself to get haunted!

Cozy Slippers. And we end in Seattle, Washington, to meet formed around 2015, when Barbara Barrilleaux (drums, keyboards, and vocals) and Sarah Engel (bass and vocals) met at music workshop Ladies Rock Camp, being completed with Steven Skelton (guitar) later on. The band debuted with EP '' in March of 2017, which now will have a follow-up with '' out next April via our dear friends of . Immediately catchy guitar-driven indiepop, somewhere in between Marine Girls, the Go-Gos and Chastity Girls, propelled by the straightforward dual vocals of Sara and Barbara. A lot to love here...






No time to waste. Here's the second round of our traditional briefings of what went on for us within the 2018. Friday 1st of June came with several "big names" and a few promises to be confirmed so let's begin!

The Good
A great female afternoon: The combo of - is just a fantastic way of beginning a Friday afternoon. The band of Katie Crutchfield, which includes her amazing sister Allison (what a wonder when their two voices intertwine) and the great Katie Harkin (, Sky Larkin), gave us a top-notch show, passionate and powerful. We love 'Out of the Storm' and believe the future couldn't be brighter for them. The day kept getting better and somewhat linked, because after it was the turn of the Deal sisters, who are so genuinely fun and lovely you really don't care about the initial false steps or little bloopers. Their gig, like the weather, got warmer and warmer, ending in a memorable, gigantic, way. A big big love for both bands.   
Waxahatchee, sister's act. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
That band from Ohio: Luckily, we've seen in many different occasions and much better, smaller venues now, so we didn't bother about getting in a front row (if you want to be in a closer position for a gig in Mordor, you must sacrifice the previous or next one) position. From the distance, it's pretty obvious the gig wasn't going to be that special for us, but still the band was impeccable and unafraid of getting into their latest and more experimental 'Sleep Well Beast', or deliver a setlist generous in ballads and downtempos. In our opinion, highlights were a rougher '', 'Fake Empire' and finale 'About Today', all stunners, as well as newbie 'Rylan' sounding promising. They never disappoint.
Matt Berninger meets the digital age. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
The Bad
Too much Mordor: After several editions without ending there that much, this PS18 we have spent too much time within Seat and Mango stages, the clearest symptom this year's line-up wasn't that appealing for us. Mordor is hell. No way to hide from the sun, too many bored people being there because the headliner "obliges" (meaning endless chat) and too many bar zones (meaning more human traffic of bored people). Add the issues of leaving the area, which is something that the organization has to improve. There's a Festival in Mordor and another one, much more pleasant, out of it.
Charlotte Gainsbourg: You know when you go somewhere because you have a reminiscence (not confirmed) that once you enjoyed it? It also works with records & artists. And usually, it's a mistake. That was the case.

The Queen
Father John Misty: It and Mr. Tillman opened the day (Saturday) at Auditori, very early in the afternoon. The venue wasn't full by no means, and he was doing a show on his own, acoustic guitar and dark sense of humour. How times have changed! On Friday he was accompanied by a full band and an orchestra, clearly one of the headliners of Friday line-up. And deservedly so. The show was arresting, flawless and enjoyable from start to finish. A performer at the top of his game, doing wonders with a that at Seat stage sounded like a collection of classics. Folks, the man has it. Probably the gig of the Festival. Must-see in a smaller venue as soon as we can. 
When pure comedy turns into pop. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
Don't go anywhere, the final chronicle of the PS18 on Saturday 2nd, coming very soon at the Blog!






Here comes one of our favourite Blog traditions! The  of the  have been disclosed, so it's time to organize our, temptative, very early, work in progress, draft, personal schedule. Unfortunately, at first look (sure some additional bands will be added) it is clear this is the less exciting edition for us, with not too much we are really eager to see, plus some of the (usual) overlaps reducing the options even more. But anyway, while we do some 'research' to complete the routes (one of the most attractive things of Festivals) and keep an eye on the final surprises (that bigger and open hidden stage) here's what our PS 2018 looks like right now. Suggestions are kindly accepted!


Wednesday,  May 30th, Parc del Fòrum
19:00 Javiera Mena (Primavera with Apple Music)
20:00 with orchestra and choir (Auditori RockDelux)
20:55 Wolf Parade (Primavera with Apple Music)
22:15  (Primavera with Apple Music)
Very temptative day, as the only mandatory gig would be . It still hurts that has lost the aforementioned compulsory condition. But it's been a while now...

Thursday, May 31st, Parc del Fòrum
17:40  (Primavera with Apple Music)
19:15 (Pitchfork)
19:40 (Seat)
20:50 (Mango)
23:00 (Night Pro)
23:35  (Primavera with Apple Music)
23:40 and The Bad Seeds (Mango)
Ok day with not a lot of must-see acts (The War on Drugs and Vagabon) but the additions of The Twilight Sad (although it clashes with Warpaint, first let down the Festival) and recently discovered has made the day worthy. We end pretty early, which it seems is going to be some kind of a trademark of this PS' edition for us...

Friday, June 1st, Parc del Fòrum
16:50 (Day Pro)
17:40  (Primavera with Apple Music)
19:10 The Breeders (Mango)
20:20 (Seat)
21:30 (Mango)
23:30 Charlotte Gainsbourg (Primavera with Apple Music)
00:40 Cigarettes After Sex (Ray-Ban)
03:20 (Adidas Originals)
The most promising day for us, with up to seven acts we are really willing to see, gets seriously jagged because Fontaines D.C. (soon to be featured at the Discoverer series) is only playing at Day Pro (meaning the city centre) and we don't have the superpower of ubiquity yet, and the gap until Omni's gig looks gigantic... Still, from Waxahatchee to Ms. Gainsbourg there's a pretty fine afternoon-evening awaiting us.

Saturday, June 2nd, Parc del Fòrum
17:00 (Ray- Ban)
18:55 Car Seat HeadRest (Mango)
20:10 (Adidas Originals)
21:30  (Primavera with Apple Music)
22:45  (Pitchfork)
23:50 (Mango)
And the last big day is kind of dubious. Excited to see Rolling Blackouts and Slowdive (although we saw them in March in a much smaller venue, so it's hard that a Festival show could beat that experience), and there are some nice options to warm-up and await until the Monkeys gig ends PS 2018 for us... but is that all?

Sunday, June 3rd, 
, Waxahatchee and Jay Som could be enough reasons to consider a return to Sunday's, more so if that allows us to making some schedule switches. We'll see...

Stay tuned for further developments!!






First weekend of May coming to it's end and, in order to cheer up this rainy but busy weekend, and begin the week with the needed energy, here's our latest round of the . Again the playlist is full of different musical styles, so please allow yourselves to dive into these ten songs and discover a whole range of wonders & possibilities. From the return of beloved  to the alt-rock sounds of A Festival, A Parade, going through the vintage rock of or the indie-pop of The Sideways, there's quite a lot to enjoy and discover! Have a nice day and remember, all tunes are available at our  . (Join Us!)










As we told you, we don't stop for holidays, but for those who do, we have the perfect soundtrack for these days ahead. This week we bring you a pretty varied , perfect for all kinds of tastes and moods. Some recurring bands at the Blog as our dear , but also many discoveries and even a pretty exciting band with a very Feeliesque name (extra kudos for that). Just press play and enjoy! And remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)




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Without hesitation, we arrive to the third and final chapter of our quick chronicles of "our"  2018. Saturday 2nd of June was a pretty exciting day, intense and complete, with promising newcomers and surefire heavyweights. It was a full schedule... so let's begin!

The Good
Ms. Graham, indeed does ring a bell
Photo: Bloodbuzzed
Third female afternoon in a row:  and were the responsible of igniting our afternoon. The young Catalonian artist and her band were excellent (once again, we must add) showcasing the highly recommendable 'Does it Ring a Bell?' with stunning aplomb and confidence. She's great and, if there's some hope in the world and we're not completely deaf, she should hit big. She was followed by a veteran that was particularly expressive  and enticing at Seat stage. Ms. Rosenvinge showed charm, mystery, strength... plus an unquestionable knowledge of what does it mean being in front of a large audience, leading the way.     

Slowdive: We were a bit late to be in a front row position, but contrary to what was going to happen afterwards with the , the sound was so powerful and the gig so fierce and tightly executed we were able to enjoy it even from a distant (and chatting) location. Like yesterday, you can't go wrong with . What an unexpected, much longed, welcomed and special return to form this has been. Please keep coming...
 Rosenvinge, still a case to be resolved, luckily. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
The Bad
Too much Mordor (part II): History repeating with what happened the day before. Criminal sun, dust and too many people wandering around. And the collapse to leave the area was appalling after the Monkeys gig, although it has to be said that some of the blame should also rest within the public shoulders, not contributing at all to ease the circulation.

Arctic Monkeys: Arguably the biggest name of this year's edition... that was major disappointment. Not because of the band itself, that was impeccable (although not very engaging and with a setlist heavily focused in their last two records, not the most dynamic) but due to the strangely weak sound, hardly listenable from the far-yet-not-that-far location at Mango stage. For once, it was easy to understand that thousands of people weren't really into it, chatting and looking for things to do/go.
Rolling Blackouts C.F., pop waves (always) from down under. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
The Queen
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever/Jay Som: Yeah, we're going to give an ex aequo this time. Because both bands provided us the most joyful moments of the Festival. First, the mighty Australians (probably at this Blog with taking into consideration their short career to date) demonstrated WHY any good festival that claims to be so SHOULD have several Antipodean bands in their roster. Energetic, jangly and unstoppable. Later on, it was time for Melina Duterte and her colleagues to conquer the (not so big, kudos to everyone to chose the Americans instead of Lorde, you are hope) audience gathered at Pitchfork stage. There's a natural charm that can't be faked. looked, acted and played like a genuinely fun, easygoing, bunch. The kind of people you would like to go for drinks and goof around. Add they have enough, lo-fi, quirky and immediately lovely, songs to knock you down, and we must assume the fact: here's a band to love. Two, to be more precise...
But WE like the bus! Fun with Jay Som. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
Here are the links of the previous chapters! and







Today we have a special  for you, a miscellaneous playlist devoted to the  that, beginning (for us) next Wednesday, will keep the whole week pretty busy  live! Many bands and artists to see, so we thought it might we worth to warm-up with some tunes from the acts that look more appealing for us, plus "some mandatory" gigs to attend like , d,  or . We'll keep you posted and, as usual, all these songs are also available at our , so please join us! And see you at Forum!







With all the **it taking place in Spain (and the world) right now and uncertainty (again) knocking our front door, it was time for a "happy tune" in our . With that aim and thanks to the recent read/review on which revisits power-pop and new wave's most noteworthy acts, made me remember one of the most joyful bands ever. Let's go back to Athens, GA, again...

Song: Roam 
Artist: The B-52s 
Year: 1989

Pretty easy to figure out, it was who brought me to the B-52s' music, a music that, to be honest, didn't really click with me at first. Guess I always found hits like '' or '' a bit too playfully silly (I like '', but it wouldn't rank among my 's favourite precisely). But with time and patience to dig a bit deeper I discovered several gems, like '' (their top tune if you ask me), '' or this perfect-pop slice entitled 'Roam' (seems it was big hit in the States, though), arguably among the best songs for going on the road. Slightly psychedelic (that guitar line, looping around itself) and danceable, contagious (handclapping!), cheerful and sprightly inviting (easy when you have Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson intertwining voices) from the very first second. A tune to foster you into adventure...






Lady Bird

Another high school movie about coming of age? Another “indie” film, with the hype this time arriving in her scriptwriter and debuting director, (fifth woman in history to be nominated in the latest category at the Oscars), the queen of low-budget cinema? Well, the answer is yes, if you are only interested in the surface and the headlights of things. But if you are willing to go further and allow yourself to get haunted by top-notch acting and storyline (yes, there’s still hope for screenwriting!), “” could be your movie. So, let me introduce you to Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson...

Effervescent, charismatic, obstinate-to-the-point-of-rebellion and quirky (she gave a name to her by herself, to begin with) 17-year-old Christine, played majestically by , is a teenager in the verge of becoming an adult. She is a senior student in a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California (Gerwig’s hometown), facing her last year of college and the big decisions in the making and ahead of her. She dreams of getting out of “The Midwest of California”, as she called it, aiming for higher expectations, adventures, an artistic future, savoir-vivre and social refinement. Opportunity and struggle are just behind the corner...

Because Gerwig allow us to follow Lady Bird in that last year, one that looks as crucial as well as full of experiences for our leading character: romance, a play, friendships that allow her to be part of the coolest gang of the school, while she maintains a constant battle with her mother Marion (striking performance by , who should have won the Oscar, imo), who wants her to apply for local universities instead, settling her for more modest and less expensive goals. As I said, it looks like a simple and unsurprising development for a movie on the surface. And it’s true there won’t be any groundbreaking revelations, unexpected twists or revolutionary sci-fi scenes. But who needs them when you are rewarded with such an empathic, extremely well crafted, detailed and touchingly rounded film.

The amount of standout conversations (or discussions, or just one-liners), matchless scenes or moments that are going to captivate the viewer in ‘’ is plain impressive. In some sort of way (not comparing the narratives or the tone, very different) is that sort of excellency you find in , Carson McCullers, Anne Beattie or Raymond Carver's writing, that sort of “can't be better said/summed up/encapsulated than this”. I’m thinking on how that dress searching, with mother and daughter arguing again, is resolved. Or the one when both are sharing the bathroom and Lady Bird asks about her father’s depression. Or the first scene when his father drives her to the school (arresting ). Or how he is “located” in the room and how he behaves when the big fight arrives between mother and daughter explodes. I could go on and on... That sort of “screen magic”, aside from pure talent, of course, has to come from Gerwig’s knowing exactly, from the heart, what she wanted her characters to say and, what’s even more mesmerizing, being able to translate from the paper to the screen. It’s obvious this story is an extremely personal, intimate one… one that a masterful director has transformed into something universal.

The other major factor that can’t be praised enough is how Gerwig deals with what’s clearly the most important bond that’s about to be cut with Lady Bird’s leaving home: family. An imperfect, flawed, modest, all flesh and bones (so refreshing) family. Money is a real, burdening issue (how many American movies deal with that?), one that curses the despaired yet kindhearted father, torments the quibbling mother and frustrates our main character, surrounded by well-off classmates at high school, uncertain of her future because of that lack of resources. And with that comes the relationship between mother and daughter, easily among the most fascinating ever shown in a film. The mixture between intimate connection and tough love, Christine’s need of validation from her mother and Marion’s constant pressure towards her daughter looking to help her to be the “best version of herself” is just mindblowing, impossible not to get emotional as the movie conclusion approaches.

On the not so positive side, several secondary characters and plots are not that remarkable. For example, one can argue the “romantic quests” within the movie could be more developed, as Kyle (played by ) is nothing more than a caricature, and Danny (I’m seeing  a lot recently, another great performance) is somewhat lost as the movie advances when her role deserved more. Same applies to the new friendship with the posher girl of her institute, although it's true allows the director to talk about class angst. Or that the head nun of the high school is “too nice” to be credible. But these underachievements are not that relevant to undermine the film. No, ‘’ might not be reinventing the wheel, not even reformulating the teenager coming of age story. As a matter of fact, that's her only real flaw, having the feeling of being in front of a story you have seen several times already. But to be honest, not many come to my mind as fulfilling, heartwarming, smart and moving as ‘Lady Bird’.

SCORE: 7,75/10






Half of March already and we can see Eastern holidays approaching... but before vacations arrives here's a new round of our , this time full of new discoveries, from the post-punk-grunge of Molly Beaches' to the indiepop touches of Numb.er proposal or the The Sour Notes' ace cover of an 's classic. Nine novelties alongisde one of the most desired comebacks. The majestic return of one of our favourite bands, . We invite you to listen it closely, pure gems awaiting! Have fun and remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)


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It's Friday, the last one before the arrival of another Primavera Sound Festival, so you can imagine we are counting down the days. Besides, a new month is around the corner, a pretty exciting one in which we are going to 'put our feets' in Asia! But first goes first, so it's time to bring you our new , full of discoveries that will help you enjoy the weekend as it deserves. Relax and remember, all the songs are available at our  . (Join Us!)









A grey (not that rainy, though) weekend doesn't necessarily mean staying at home with the blanket and sofa! To overcome that tempting drowsiness that for sure is invading you, we have our latest  for your ears only :) This time, full of new discoveries, including one we will try to see live at , Alex Lahey, plus a couple of beloved bands of the Blog returning to form in Wax Idols and Soft Science. As always, a lot to choose from & shake the laziness off! Have fun and remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)








After a long & busy week of work, it's finally Friday! That means we are ready to unveil our new round of . And what do we have prepared for the first playlist of March? As always, many discoveries in a pretty great variety of styles ranging from the shoegaze of to the surf-pop of Boytoy, or our trademark 'Antipodean touch' of RVG (don't forget that name), plus a little surprise in the form of a movie soundtrack tune with the great . As you can see, a lot to listen and enjoy! And remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)



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Temperatures rises and warm spring is finally here (and seems ready to stay, hope summer takes a while to arrive though) so, while with the changing of the seasons we are already expecting changes in our minds and lives, here's an extra "push" for the 'joyful' vibes coming thanks to our latest . A pretty eclectic playlist, full of discoveries as usual, just in time to begin the weekend in "the mood". Have fun and remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)







We need a break. Seriously. Time out. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. This week has reached another step towards the certification of Spain as a fascist regime. Corruption and mafia (this time within the ruling governing party, by no means the first time) in the umpteenth & embarrassing case of political corruption within the government of Madrid. And yesterday, another despicable, shameful judicial decision. It's rape not-all-honourable magistrates. No is always No. Who stops the system when it constantly betrays you? The answer is US, only US. Sorry for the rant, but this week has been infuriating. So, if you share our feelings, or just need, want a distraction here's out latest , fully loaded with new groups and great songs to begin what will be another long weekend for some. A soundtrack, we hope, to "breath some fresh air". Take care and remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)










The  2018 is almost over! So, here we are, pretty exhausted (again, the not very recommendable combination of daily work and Festival), but ready to being with the first round of our traditional quick chronicles of our experiences there. What follows is our take of Thursday 31st, with a note on Wednesday's fail. Let's go!

The Good
The War on Drugs: Yeah, the millennial era might be all about synths, danceable (or kind of) grooves and that sort of shallow urban pop-indietronica that fits so-well with glasses & clothes advertisements, but dammit if the best gig of the day wasn't full of guitar riffs & solos, plus the urgency and the mystery offered by the most iconic and traditional instrument of rock history. . just nailed it. Terrific band, terrific tunes.
The War on Drugs, lost in the dream of rock. Photo: Bloodbuzzed


The infinite, powerful worlds of Laetitia Tamko
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Two more female artists to follow closely: On a pretty "empty" day (to a poignant level compared with previous years, something that has been the sad trademark of this PS' edition, with the exception of Saturday) the gigs of and were very welcomed. Keep an eye on them...

The Bad
(Missing) : Is it that hard to make some sort of announcement or use the Festival App properly to let the people know how are the tickets needed for the Auditori selling? The organization could easily avoid extremely long queues and the understandable anger from concertgoers. We were the unlucky ones that missed grabbing a couple for a matter of minutes, so pretty frustrating to wasteone hour and half waiting for nothing...
Not made for this times: We'll try to keep the rant short and try not to repeat ourselves that much. The millennial age is just killing music. It should be about the songs, the artists that make it and the feelings these tunes bring to you, not about your looks (by the way, Mango?), your selfies, your constant, irrelevant & discourteous chatting, or the amount of beers you can drink... Raise your head and look at the stage, not to your smartphone. It's MUCH MUCH more interesting...

The Queen
The Twilight Sad: In terms of sounding, the Scotts show couldn't compete with The War on Drugs's one. Unfortunately a recurring trend within the Festivals and gigs, bass (and/or rhtym section) are too heavy in the mix burying vocals for the sake of power, that happened with . But we were compensated, extraordinarily, with something even more important and meaningful: real, intense, touching, unadulterated emotion. Coming straight from the heart and the boundaries that not even the death can take away. Humans talented and passionated enough to be in front to of a stage, and with the humanity, the guts and kindness to open their hearts out in front of us to pay tribute to a lost beloved pal. Goosebumps and tears. James, we're sure you did your friend proud. Thank you.
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Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Week 187  Week 188The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 193 As told you, this June is about to be special for us, between books, good music (this weekend you can find us at the Barcelona Independent Sessions Festival 2018) and... holidays in Japan! So, before we pack for travelling to the land of the rising sun (we'll be off for a couple of weeks, but we'll come back strong, with the best of the year so far lists) we leave you with the weekly 'dose' of TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Another playlist full of new discoveries to keep you going through the end of Spring. Have fun and remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Week 187  Week 188  Week 189  Week 190  Week 191 Week 192Discoverer 164: new indie findings No, this Blog is not taking holidays! Instead, we are eager to propose you another trio of music wonders in our discoverer series. Our "Easter eggs"are just ready for your listening pleasure!Hurry. We begin or music trip in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with this trio composed by Matt Scottoline (vocals, guitar) and cousins Joe and Rob DeCarolis (bass & drums respectively). Formed in 2012, Hurry began as Scottoline's, member of Everyone Everywhere, solo project, writing the first homemade material under that moniker later on released on Bandcamp. But the need of assembling a band to perform the songs live alongside the sort of "hibernation" of Everyone Everywhere helped the proper birth of Hurry. After signing to Hot Green Records the trio announced first (or second, depends on how we count) album 'Everything/Nothing', out in October 2014, which was followed by LP 'Guided Meditation' in Spring 2016 via Lame-O Records. Now, after the EP 'Casual Feelings' out in October 2016, the band is back with their third/fourth record, 'Every Little Thought', out since this February. Somewhere in between Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo, with traces of noise-pop and 90s alternative rock, Hurry's tunes are a jangly and melodic delight, instant love affair for the listener. Don't waste your time and check them out! &amp;lt;a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://hurry.bandcamp.com/album/every-little-thought"&amp;gt;Every Little Thought by Hurry&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; Chemtrails. We move to London, UK, where this quintet is based. Lead by founders and main composers Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, the group started to make noise in 2016, signing with the great nordic label PNKSLM and debuting that September with EP 'Love in Toxic Wasteland'. A second EP, 'Headless Pin Up Girl' (one of the Blog favourites last year) appeared in Spring of 2017 and now, we can enjoy their first album, 'Calf of the Sacred Cow', out since this February. A very personal, idiosyncratic crossover between garage rock, power-pop and lo-fi psychedelia, think on Shrag meeting Blondie. Raw, bouncy, exciting music.&lt;a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://adoseofchemtrails.bandcamp.com/album/calf-of-the-sacred-cow-lp"&gt;Calf of the Sacred Cow [LP] by Chemtrails&lt;/a&gt; CCFX. And we end in Olympia, Washington, to meet this quartet discovered at the very end of past year (but they had to be featured at the Blog), formed by Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques, the result of local cult bands CC Dust and Trans FX (hence the mysterious moniker) merge. Self-titled debut EP appeared in late October 2017 via DFA Records, and is a very special one. Dream-pop unafraid of contemplating the waves at the cliff's edge, strangely warm and nostalgic, cinematic and disarmingly melodic, with the vocals of Dunphe knocking you out. There's magic here, a real gem awaiting to be discovered. More soon, please, please, please.  <a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://ccfx.bandcamp.com/album/ccfx-ep">CCFX EP by CCFX</a>The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 182 It's finally Friday! That means that we have two days ahead to disconnect, rest and enjoy the time off with those we love the most. Whatever your plans are (maybe you are lucky enough to connect the weekend with the forthcoming Easter holidays) we are sure they are likely to get even better if you give them a soundtrack, so here we are proposing you an ace one but our TOP TEN Jukebox. A varied and plenty of discoveries playlist (more groups to add to our 'bands to follow' list), a great companion for the promising days ahead. Enjoy, listen to a lot of music and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 184 A busy and turning point of a week, folks. Winds of change can (hopefully) be seen on the horizon at  (something about a door closing and a window opening..., right?) and with the desire and enthusiasm to begin new adventures soon, here we are, ready to bring you another round of our TOP TEN Jukebox, full of new discoveries and some beloved bands like Linda Guilala. Because being honest, we don't know what the future holds yet, but were are sure is going to be better if it arrives with great music. Have a wonderful weekend and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, raged America Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriKind of one of the biggest surprises of the year, receiving nominations and awards here and there to a striking amount (including two Oscars for the main actors), and with the best among the best, Frances McDormand, on it, 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', was a must-watch for this humble blogger. And after seeing it, I have to say it is indeed pretty astonishing the film is getting so much praise. Because Martin McDonagh’s piece is risky, bold, sardonically funny yet scary at the same time, brilliantly acted as expected (and even beyond) and, although not as top-notch the universal reviews proclaim, mostly rewarding and thought-provoking. There’s something in ‘Three Billboards...’ tone, atmosphere and scope that gathers Southern literature, The Coen brothers, the music of The Band and the current state of US affairs, with its shameful Trump administration (and their fellow supporters) on top of it. As a matter of fact, Flannery O’Connor’s essential ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ and the legendary ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ appear in the film, a couple of clues of what McDonagh is trying to address in his film: grief, rage, despair, violence… and beyond, way beyond (is it possible?) redemption. A movie that, during its first half, works almost flawlessly as an odd yet absorbing combination of tragedy, tension, vengeance, misanthropy, and a shockingly dark, brutal humor which is not afraid to settle over extremely sensitive issues, without 'resting its case' on easy answers.That first half is firmly sustained by Frances McDormand, who adds another memorable performance to a gigantic career, in her incarnation of Mildred Hayes, a rough, relentless, obsessed mother seeking for justice (or is it just vengeance?), pushing the police of Ebbing not to desist in the investigation of the rape and murder of his daughter seven months ago, convinced she has to do whatever it takes (almost literally, to the point her actions can be questioned) in order to make them keep working in her case. McDonagh presses 'all buttons', harshness and savage comedy, while introducing all the elements of the plot: a small community that doesn’t want to be part of that confrontation between a grieving mother and their police force, as it is directed by a smart, noble man (chief Willoughby, played by Woody Harrelson)… yet alongside him there’s Dixon, a blatantly racist, violent and profoundly stupid cop. A character that, initially, seems to be a secondary, pressing redneck walking cliché, but as the movie develops, turns out to be the other major force of the film, fuelled by the impressive performance of Sam Rockwell (another actor that now might find the recognizement he deserves). But with Dixon shifting the focus of the film (or, at least, widening to him and Mildred’s actions), also comes the 'issues' with ‘Three Billboards…’ Because, unfortunately, there’s a noteworthy amount of underachievements, dubious scenes and characters, adding some sense of script going overboard or, in the contrary, being undercooked, harming considerably the movie as a result. Some might be consider minor, like the 'deer' scene, or the secondary characters of Mildred’s teenage son, her ex-husband and his teenage girlfriend, carelessly written, in plainly 'broad strokes' (and the 'domestic violence' scene is not funny at all, is gross, by the way). Same applies to Peter Dinklage’s lame role. But more important is the lack of development on why Dixon is always a second away to start kicking someone’s head for no reason (sexuality perhaps?), constantly raged. Why is he not in jail? How are we supposed to believe he can transform himself into that 'other Dixon' just because a letter (we all get the purifying meaning of the fire, by the way, but still)? And linked with Dixon’s 'new found' attitude, how are we supposed to jump on the bandwagon of the threat that, out of nowhere, completely implausible, appears in Mildred’s life and leads us into the film open conclusion? One not only has to concede quite a lot to go with the awkward development of the movie, but in several occasions has to do their bit to 'fill in the gaps'. As McDonagh’s bet is brave and bold, one really wants to 'have a pass' in what regards to the movie problems and focus in its achievements. Like the aforementioned leading cast, the movie’s intensity, its rhythm and visual imagery (again, the fires). Or acknowledging the viewer should never root for anyone, as every leading character is (heavily) flawed, villains and heroines are not what they seem or, more precisely, the human beings in this film are, at the same time, one step closer to redemption and becoming a monster with their actions, making you stop to think after the initial, impulsive feeling. There's no black and white, no simple answer. True, it’s miles away from her masterful stories, but I have the feeling Flannery O’Connor would be proud of ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.SCORE: 7/10The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 180 Even for those who were reluctant to support it or just believe it (some Spanish journalists and politicians which doesn't deserve to be quoted), the ones who criticizes it or the ones eager to take despicable profit of its historic success (blue or orange, the shit is the same), the highlight of the week (month, year, decade...) has been the feminist strike of past Thursday. Here's hoping it's only the first step o a real, global, unstoppable movement. And to continue with the good mood of the demonstration and the positive force of change, here comes our latest TOP TEN Jukebox. A variety of tunes from consecrated artists like Father John Misty to bands we have discovered recently but we can't (won't) get out of our heads, such as Whenyoung or Megrim. Ten stunning songs to keep the excitement going! And remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179Discoverer 165: new indie findings Four out latest discoverer series, we have scratched (just virtually, sadly) the world to bring you three music wonders honouring the noble tradition of melting guitars, melodies and arresting vocals in our ears &  head. It's all jangle out here!Say Sue Me. Very excited to introduce you this quartet hailing from Busan, South Korea (yay for that!), and responsible of one of the records of the year so far. Formed in 2012, their debut album 'We've Sobered Up' arrived in 2014, followed by the EP 'Big Summer Night' a year later. But it was 2017 when the Asian combo began to make some blogosphere noise, thanks to British label Damnably Records compiling the two aforementioned releases in a self-titled album out in Europe and the US (Electric Muse did the same in Asia). Shortly after came the EP 'Semin' out for Record Store Day 2017, plus a split 7" single with the punk band Otoboke Beaver. And finally, since this April, we can enjoy their sophomore LP, 'Where We Were Together' (plus another EP, 'It's Just a Short Walk' just out for this RSD). Flirting with almost every subgenre where a guitar-driven melody takes the lead, from jangle-pop to sharper-noisier territories, sugar and some grit, Say Sue Me music is as infectious, quivering and enchanting as one can only dream about. Your next indiepop crush is here!  Say Sue Me - Where We Were Together by Say Sue Me Stephen's Shore. Back in old Europe to meet this band founded 2014 in gorgeous Stockholm, Sweden. They debuted in 2016 with EP 'Ocean Blue', out that August via Cloudberry Records and now, available since this March thanks to Spanish label Meritorio Records, we can relish in their first record, 'September's Love'. A moody, Byrdesque and cinematic take of jangle pop, somewhat as if one unexpected member of The Paisley Underground scene had appeared in the Nordic countries, Stephen's Shore music is perfect for wide open landscapes and long car breezy drives. Sun-baked pop wonders...   September Love by Stephen's Shore The Catherines. And we end out trip in Hamburg, Germany, to meet Heiko Schneider's stirring music proposal. Involved in other musical endeavours such as The Pippinger Flur or Darlin' Disco, at the very beginning of 2017 he decided he wanted to indulge himself in a simpler sonic adventure completely of his own. With that idea he went into the studio with the sole dogma of playing, singing and recording a song in no longer than a day. So, if you go check his bandcamp (something you should do asap) you'll find fourteen tunes to date (latest one just surfaced and includes the vocals of Sandra Ost) in a collection that sounds, looks and I can bet smells like a treaty in classic, enduring lo-fi indiepop. Tasty Spanish label Mondo Canapé put out a (now sold out) tape with eight of his tunes this March, so fingers crossed there's another release in the very near future. From Hamburg with Love!  The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 190 It's finally Friday! And luckily for us, we have a long weekend ahead (much needed). But for those that doesn't, we have prepared a 'travellers' playlist. So, grab your backpack and get ready for the trip! Because thanks to the bands listed in our TOP TEN JUKEBOX you will be able to visit Seattle, Melbourne, Amsterdam or Osaka to discover flamboyant, new exciting tunes. Therefore, fasten properly your belt, the weekend begins here! And remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Week 187  Week 188  Week 189Discoverer 163: new indie findings Past Thursday, International Women's Day, was such a historic moment we had to celebrate somehow in our discoverer series and, besides, any excuse goes when it's about promoting and showing female's neverending talent, something this Blog is quite proud to have done since its beginning. So, here it comes, another trio of stunning "girls to the front" music proposals!Amaya Laucirica. A well established presence in the Australian musical landscape, Amaya Laucirica was born in rural South Australia, but moved to Sydney and is now based in Melbourne, where, in 2008, debuted with the folkie-tinged album 'Sugar Lights'. But it was sophomore release, 'Early Summer', appeared in October 2010, the one that "opened the floodgates" for her, gaving her the chance of touring alongside Blonde Redhead, Mark Lanegan and national rock icon Adalita. The EP 'Anywhere There's You' followed in late 2011, with third album, 'Sway' coming out in 2014. Then Laucirica moved to Berlin, returning back home  two years later to form the band who helped her to create fourth LP, 'Rituals', out just now via Opposite Number and Kasumuen Records. Pop at its dreamiest and enthralling peak, somehow encapsulating the mysterious atmospheres and blurred lines of Cocteau Twins and the pensive wide-open-spaces of Mazzy Star without losing the knack for melodies, 'Rituals' is a warm and cinematic triumph. Rituals by Amaya Laucirica Mint Field. Happy to move (first time at the Blog) to Tijuana, Mexico, in order to meet Estrella Sánchez (vocals & guitar) and Amor Amezcua (drums & synths), a very young duo responsible of the most hypnotic and intriguing sounds to date in 2018. Formed around 2014, at high school, the tandem released homemade EP 'Primeras Salidas' a year later (they were a trio back then) and, in 2016, doubled the bet with singles 'Ciudad Satélite' via French label Cranes Records, 'Nada es estático y evoluciona' and 'Viceversa', material that gave them the chance to play in Coachella, SXSW, as well as extensively through both sides of the the non-existing wall (f*** you Mr. Trump). while at the same time they were anticipating a first album that took a bit longer to see the light but, since this late February, is finally here. 'Pasar de las Luces', out via LA-based Innovative Leisure Records, is a bewitching exploration of the most spacious, eerie and organic sounds, ranging from evocative dream-pop to fuzzy shoegaze, as well as flirting with krautrock rhythms and the darker face of psychedelia, giving nods to bands like Slowdive, Cocteau Twin or Grouper. Allow yourself to get haunted!Pasar de las Luces by Mint Field Cozy Slippers. And we end in Seattle, Washington, to meet this three-piece formed around 2015, when Barbara Barrilleaux (drums, keyboards, and vocals) and Sarah Engel (bass and vocals) met at music workshop Ladies Rock Camp, being completed with Steven Skelton (guitar) later on. The band debuted with EP 'Late Night in Summertime' in March of 2017, which now will have a follow-up with 'Postcards' out next April via our dear friends of Jigsaw Records. Immediately catchy guitar-driven indiepop, somewhere in between Marine Girls, the Go-Gos and Chastity Girls, propelled by the straightforward dual vocals of Sara and Barbara. A lot to love here...Late Night in Summertime by Cozy SlippersPrimavera Sound 2018 in brief, day 2 No time to waste. Here's the second round of our traditional briefings of what went on for us within the Primavera Sound Festival 2018. Friday 1st of June came with several "big names" and a few promises to be confirmed so let's begin!The GoodA great female afternoon: The combo of Waxahatchee-The Breeders is just a fantastic way of beginning a Friday afternoon. The band of Katie Crutchfield, which includes her amazing sister Allison (what a wonder when their two voices intertwine) and the great Katie Harkin (Sleater-Kinney, Sky Larkin), gave us a top-notch show, passionate and powerful. We love 'Out of the Storm' and believe the future couldn't be brighter for them. The day kept getting better and somewhat linked, because after Waxahatchee it was the turn of the Deal sisters, who are so genuinely fun and lovely you really don't care about the initial false steps or little bloopers. Their gig, like the weather, got warmer and warmer, ending in a memorable, gigantic, way. A big big love for both bands.   Waxahatchee, sister's act. Photo: BloodbuzzedThat band from Ohio: Luckily, we've seen The National in many different occasions and much better, smaller venues now, so we didn't bother about getting in a front row (if you want to be in a closer position for a gig in Mordor, you must sacrifice the previous or next one) position. From the distance, it's pretty obvious the gig wasn't going to be that special for us, but still the band was impeccable and unafraid of getting into their latest and more experimental 'Sleep Well Beast', or deliver a setlist generous in ballads and downtempos. In our opinion, highlights were a rougher 'The System Only Sleeps In Total Darkness', 'Fake Empire' and finale 'About Today', all stunners, as well as newbie 'Rylan' sounding promising. They never disappoint.Matt Berninger meets the digital age. Photo: BloodbuzzedThe BadToo much Mordor: After several editions without ending there that much, this PS18 we have spent too much time within Seat and Mango stages, the clearest symptom this year's line-up wasn't that appealing for us. Mordor is hell. No way to hide from the sun, too many bored people being there because the headliner "obliges" (meaning endless chat) and too many bar zones (meaning more human traffic of bored people). Add the issues of leaving the area, which is something that the organization has to improve. There's a Festival in Mordor and another one, much more pleasant, out of it.Charlotte Gainsbourg: You know when you go somewhere because you have a reminiscence (not confirmed) that once you enjoyed it? It also works with records & artists. And usually, it's a mistake. That was the case.The QueenFather John Misty: It was in 2012 and Mr. Tillman opened the day (Saturday) at Auditori, very early in the afternoon. The venue wasn't full by no means, and he was doing a show on his own, acoustic guitar and dark sense of humour. How times have changed! On Friday he was accompanied by a full band and an orchestra, clearly one of the headliners of Friday line-up. And deservedly so. The show was arresting, flawless and enjoyable from start to finish. A performer at the top of his game, doing wonders with a song book that at Seat stage sounded like a collection of classics. Folks, the man has it. Probably the gig of the Festival. Must-see in a smaller venue as soon as we can.  When pure comedy turns into pop. Photo: BloodbuzzedDon't go anywhere, the final chronicle of the PS18 on Saturday 2nd, coming very soon at the Blog!Primavera Sound 2018: my draft schedule Here comes one of our favourite Blog traditions! The timetables of the Primavera Sound Festival 2018 have been disclosed, so it's time to organize our, temptative, very early, work in progress, draft, personal schedule. Unfortunately, at first look (sure some additional bands will be added) it is clear this is the less exciting edition for us, with not too much we are really eager to see, plus some of the (usual) overlaps reducing the options even more. But anyway, while we do some 'research' to complete the routes (one of the most attractive things of Festivals) and keep an eye on the final surprises (that bigger and open hidden stage) here's what our PS 2018 looks like right now. Suggestions are kindly accepted!Wednesday,  May 30th, Parc del Fòrum19:00 Javiera Mena (Primavera with Apple Music)20:00 Spiritualized with orchestra and choir (Auditori RockDelux)20:55 Wolf Parade (Primavera with Apple Music)22:15 Belle and Sebastian (Primavera with Apple Music)Very temptative day, as the only mandatory gig would be Spiritualized. It still hurts that Belle and Sebastian has lost the aforementioned compulsory condition. But it's been a while now...Thursday, May 31st, Parc del Fòrum17:40 Vagabon (Primavera with Apple Music)19:15 The Twilight Sad (Pitchfork)19:40 Warpaint (Seat)20:50 The War on Drugs (Mango)23:00 Amaya Laucirica (Night Pro)23:35 Fever Ray (Primavera with Apple Music)23:40 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Mango)Ok day with not a lot of must-see acts (The War on Drugs and Vagabon) but the additions of The Twilight Sad (although it clashes with Warpaint, first let down the Festival) and recently discovered Amaya Laucirica has made the day worthy. We end pretty early, which it seems is going to be some kind of a trademark of this PS' edition for us...Friday, June 1st, Parc del Fòrum16:50 Fontaines D.C. (Day Pro)17:40 Waxahatchee (Primavera with Apple Music)19:10 The Breeders (Mango)20:20 Father John Misty (Seat)21:30 The National (Mango)23:30 Charlotte Gainsbourg (Primavera with Apple Music)00:40 Cigarettes After Sex (Ray-Ban)03:20 Omni (Adidas Originals)The most promising day for us, with up to seven acts we are really willing to see, gets seriously jagged because Fontaines D.C. (soon to be featured at the Discoverer series) is only playing at Day Pro (meaning the city centre) and we don't have the superpower of ubiquity yet, and the gap until Omni's gig looks gigantic... Still, from Waxahatchee to Ms. Gainsbourg there's a pretty fine afternoon-evening awaiting us.Saturday, June 2nd, Parc del Fòrum17:00 Núria Graham (Ray- Ban)18:55 Car Seat HeadRest (Mango)20:10 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Adidas Originals)21:30 Slowdive (Primavera with Apple Music)22:45 Jay Som (Pitchfork)23:50 Arctic Monkeys (Mango)And the last big day is kind of dubious. Excited to see Rolling Blackouts and Slowdive (although we saw them in March in a much smaller venue, so it's hard that a Festival show could beat that experience), and there are some nice options to warm-up and await until the Monkeys gig ends PS 2018 for us... but is that all?Sunday, June 3rd, Tigercats, Waxahatchee and Jay Som could be enough reasons to consider a return to Sunday's, more so if that allows us to making some schedule switches. We'll see...Stay tuned for further developments!!The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 188 First weekend of May coming to it's end and, in order to cheer up this rainy but busy weekend, and begin the week with the needed energy, here's our latest round of the TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Again the playlist is full of different musical styles, so please allow yourselves to dive into these ten songs and discover a whole range of wonders & possibilities. From the return of beloved The Goon Sax to the alt-rock sounds of A Festival, A Parade, going through the vintage rock of The Saxophones or the indie-pop of The Sideways, there's quite a lot to enjoy and discover! Have a nice day and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!)Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Week 187The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 183 As we told you, we don't stop for holidays, but for those who do, we have the perfect soundtrack for these days ahead. This week we bring you a pretty varied TOP TEN Jukebox, perfect for all kinds of tastes and moods. Some recurring bands at the Blog as our dear Night Flowers, but also many discoveries and even a pretty exciting band with a very Feeliesque name (extra kudos for that). Just press play and enjoy! And remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182Primavera Sound 2018 in brief, day 3 Without hesitation, we arrive to the third and final chapter of our quick chronicles of "our" Primavera Sound Festival 2018. Saturday 2nd of June was a pretty exciting day, intense and complete, with promising newcomers and surefire heavyweights. It was a full schedule... so let's begin!The GoodMs. Graham, indeed does ring a bellPhoto: BloodbuzzedThird female afternoon in a row: Núria Graham and Christina Rosenvinge were the responsible of igniting our afternoon. The young Catalonian artist and her band were excellent (once again, we must add) showcasing the highly recommendable 'Does it Ring a Bell?' with stunning aplomb and confidence. She's great and, if there's some hope in the world and we're not completely deaf, she should hit big. She was followed by a veteran that was particularly expressive  and enticing at Seat stage. Ms. Rosenvinge showed charm, mystery, strength... plus an unquestionable knowledge of what does it mean being in front of a large audience, leading the way.     Slowdive: We were a bit late to be in a front row position, but contrary to what was going to happen afterwards with the Arctic Monkeys, the sound was so powerful and the gig so fierce and tightly executed we were able to enjoy it even from a distant (and chatting) location. Like The National yesterday, you can't go wrong with Slowdive. What an unexpected, much longed, welcomed and special return to form this has been. Please keep coming... Rosenvinge, still a case to be resolved, luckily. Photo: BloodbuzzedThe BadToo much Mordor (part II): History repeating with what happened the day before. Criminal sun, dust and too many people wandering around. And the collapse to leave the area was appalling after the Monkeys gig, although it has to be said that some of the blame should also rest within the public shoulders, not contributing at all to ease the circulation.Arctic Monkeys: Arguably the biggest name of this year's edition... that was major disappointment. Not because of the band itself, that was impeccable (although not very engaging and with a setlist heavily focused in their last two records, not the most dynamic) but due to the strangely weak sound, hardly listenable from the far-yet-not-that-far location at Mango stage. For once, it was easy to understand that thousands of people weren't really into it, chatting and looking for things to do/go.Rolling Blackouts C.F., pop waves (always) from down under. Photo: BloodbuzzedThe QueenRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever/Jay Som: Yeah, we're going to give an ex aequo this time. Because both bands provided us the most joyful moments of the Festival. First, the mighty Australians (probably the most featured band at this Blog with taking into consideration their short career to date) demonstrated WHY any good festival that claims to be so SHOULD have several Antipodean bands in their roster. Energetic, jangly and unstoppable. Later on, it was time for Melina Duterte and her colleagues to conquer the (not so big, kudos to everyone to chose the Americans instead of Lorde, you are hope) audience gathered at Pitchfork stage. There's a natural charm that can't be faked. The Californian quartet looked, acted and played like a genuinely fun, easygoing, bunch. The kind of people you would like to go for drinks and goof around. Add they have enough, lo-fi, quirky and immediately lovely, songs to knock you down, and we must assume the fact: here's a band to love. Two, to be more precise...But WE like the bus! Fun with Jay Som. Photo: BloodbuzzedHere are the links of the previous chapters! Day 1 and Day 2The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 192 (Primavera Sound Festival Special) Today we have a special Jukebox for you, a miscellaneous playlist devoted to the Primavera Sound Festival that, beginning (for us) next Wednesday, will keep the whole week pretty busy enjoying awesome groups live! Many bands and artists to see, so we thought it might we worth to warm-up with some tunes from the acts that look more appealing for us, plus "some mandatory" gigs to attend like Slowdive, The Twilight Sad, The National or Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. We'll keep you posted and, as usual, all these songs are also available at our Soundcloud, so please join us! And see you at Forum! Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Week 187  Week 188  Week 189  Week 190  Week 191The Indie Anthology 83: essential songs With all the **it taking place in Spain (and the world) right now and uncertainty (again) knocking our front door, it was time for a "happy tune" in our Indie Anthology. With that aim and thanks to the recent read/review on a highly recommendable book which revisits power-pop and new wave's most noteworthy acts, made me remember one of the most joyful bands ever. Let's go back to Athens, GA, again...Song: Roam Artist: The B-52s Year: 1989Pretty easy to figure out, it was R.E.M. who brought me to the B-52s' music, a music that, to be honest, didn't really click with me at first. Guess I always found hits like 'Rock Lobster' or 'Love Shack' a bit too playfully silly (I like 'Shinny Happy People', but it wouldn't rank among my R.E.M.'s favourite precisely). But with time and patience to dig a bit deeper I discovered several gems, like 'Give Me Back My Man' (their top tune if you ask me), 'Deadbeat Club' or this perfect-pop slice entitled 'Roam' (seems it was big hit in the States, though), arguably among the best songs for going on the road. Slightly psychedelic (that guitar line, looping around itself) and danceable, contagious (handclapping!), cheerful and sprightly inviting (easy when you have Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson intertwining voices) from the very first second. A tune to foster you into adventure...'Lady Bird', magic at the "wrong side of the tracks" Lady BirdAnother high school movie about coming of age? Another “indie” film, with the hype this time arriving in her scriptwriter and debuting director, Greta Gerwig (fifth woman in history to be nominated in the latest category at the Oscars), the queen of low-budget cinema? Well, the answer is yes, if you are only interested in the surface and the headlights of things. But if you are willing to go further and allow yourself to get haunted by top-notch acting and storyline (yes, there’s still hope for screenwriting!), “Lady Bird” could be your movie. So, let me introduce you to Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson...Effervescent, charismatic, obstinate-to-the-point-of-rebellion and quirky (she gave a name to her by herself, to begin with) 17-year-old Christine, played majestically by Ronan Saoirse, is a teenager in the verge of becoming an adult. She is a senior student in a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California (Gerwig’s hometown), facing her last year of college and the big decisions in the making and ahead of her. She dreams of getting out of “The Midwest of California”, as she called it, aiming for higher expectations, adventures, an artistic future, savoir-vivre and social refinement. Opportunity and struggle are just behind the corner...Because Gerwig allow us to follow Lady Bird in that last year, one that looks as crucial as well as full of experiences for our leading character: romance, a play, friendships that allow her to be part of the coolest gang of the school, while she maintains a constant battle with her mother Marion (striking performance by Laurie Metcalf, who should have won the Oscar, imo), who wants her to apply for local universities instead, settling her for more modest and less expensive goals. As I said, it looks like a simple and unsurprising development for a movie on the surface. And it’s true there won’t be any groundbreaking revelations, unexpected twists or revolutionary sci-fi scenes. But who needs them when you are rewarded with such an empathic, extremely well crafted, detailed and touchingly rounded film.The amount of standout conversations (or discussions, or just one-liners), matchless scenes or moments that are going to captivate the viewer in ‘Lady Bird’ is plain impressive. In some sort of way (not comparing the narratives or the tone, very different) is that sort of excellency you find in Richard Yates, Carson McCullers, Anne Beattie or Raymond Carver's writing, that sort of “can't be better said/summed up/encapsulated than this”. I’m thinking on how that dress searching, with mother and daughter arguing again, is resolved. Or the one when both are sharing the bathroom and Lady Bird asks about her father’s depression. Or the first scene when his father drives her to the school (arresting Tracy Letts). Or how he is “located” in the room and how he behaves when the big fight arrives between mother and daughter explodes. I could go on and on... That sort of “screen magic”, aside from pure talent, of course, has to come from Gerwig’s knowing exactly, from the heart, what she wanted her characters to say and, what’s even more mesmerizing, being able to translate from the paper to the screen. It’s obvious this story is an extremely personal, intimate one… one that a masterful director has transformed into something universal. The other major factor that can’t be praised enough is how Gerwig deals with what’s clearly the most important bond that’s about to be cut with Lady Bird’s leaving home: family. An imperfect, flawed, modest, all flesh and bones (so refreshing) family. Money is a real, burdening issue (how many American movies deal with that?), one that curses the despaired yet kindhearted father, torments the quibbling mother and frustrates our main character, surrounded by well-off classmates at high school, uncertain of her future because of that lack of resources. And with that comes the relationship between mother and daughter, easily among the most fascinating ever shown in a film. The mixture between intimate connection and tough love, Christine’s need of validation from her mother and Marion’s constant pressure towards her daughter looking to help her to be the “best version of herself” is just mindblowing, impossible not to get emotional as the movie conclusion approaches.On the not so positive side, several secondary characters and plots are not that remarkable. For example, one can argue the “romantic quests” within the movie could be more developed, as Kyle (played by Timothée Chalamet) is nothing more than a caricature, and Danny (I’m seeing Lucas Hedges a lot recently, another great performance) is somewhat lost as the movie advances when her role deserved more. Same applies to the new friendship with the posher girl of her institute, although it's true allows the director to talk about class angst. Or that the head nun of the high school is “too nice” to be credible. But these underachievements are not that relevant to undermine the film. No, ‘Lady Bird’ might not be reinventing the wheel, not even reformulating the teenager coming of age story. As a matter of fact, that's her only real flaw, having the feeling of being in front of a story you have seen several times already. But to be honest, not many come to my mind as fulfilling, heartwarming, smart and moving as ‘Lady Bird’.SCORE: 7,75/10The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 181 Half of March already and we can see Eastern holidays approaching... but before vacations arrives here's a new round of our TOP TEN Jukebox, this time full of new discoveries, from the post-punk-grunge of Molly Beaches' to the indiepop touches of Numb.er proposal or the The Sour Notes' ace cover of an Sleater-Kinney's classic. Nine novelties alongisde one of the most desired comebacks. The majestic return of one of our favourite bands, Hazte Lapón. We invite you to listen it closely, pure gems awaiting! Have fun and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 191 It's Friday, the last one before the arrival of another Primavera Sound Festival, so you can imagine we are counting down the days. Besides, a new month is around the corner, a pretty exciting one in which we are going to 'put our feets' in Asia! But first goes first, so it's time to bring you our new TOP TEN JUKEBOX, full of discoveries that will help you enjoy the weekend as it deserves. Relax and remember, all the songs are available at our Soundcloud . (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Week 187  Week 188  Week 189  Week 190The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 185 A grey (not that rainy, though) weekend doesn't necessarily mean staying at home with the blanket and sofa! To overcome that tempting drowsiness that for sure is invading you, we have our latest TOP TEN Jukebox for your ears only :) This time, full of new discoveries, including one we will try to see live at Primavera Sound Festival, Alex Lahey, plus a couple of beloved bands of the Blog returning to form in Wax Idols and Soft Science. As always, a lot to choose from & shake the laziness off! Have fun and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 179 After a long & busy week of work, it's finally Friday! That means we are ready to unveil our new round of TOP TEN Jukebox. And what do we have prepared for the first playlist of March? As always, many discoveries in a pretty great variety of styles ranging from the shoegaze of Soft Wounds to the surf-pop of Boytoy, or our trademark 'Antipodean touch' of RVG (don't forget that name), plus a little surprise in the form of a movie soundtrack tune with the great PJ Harvey. As you can see, a lot to listen and enjoy! And remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 186 Temperatures rises and warm spring is finally here (and seems ready to stay, hope summer takes a while to arrive though) so, while with the changing of the seasons we are already expecting changes in our minds and lives, here's an extra "push" for the 'joyful' vibes coming thanks to our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX. A pretty eclectic playlist, full of discoveries as usual, just in time to begin the weekend in "the mood". Have fun and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 187 We need a break. Seriously. Time out. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. This week has reached another step towards the certification of Spain as a fascist regime. Corruption and mafia (this time within the ruling governing party, by no means the first time) in the umpteenth & embarrassing case of political corruption within the government of Madrid. And yesterday, another despicable, shameful judicial decision. It's rape not-all-honourable magistrates. No is always No. Who stops the system when it constantly betrays you? The answer is US, only US. Sorry for the rant, but this week has been infuriating. So, if you share our feelings, or just need, want a distraction here's out latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX, fully loaded with new groups and great songs to begin what will be another long weekend for some. A soundtrack, we hope, to "breath some fresh air". Take care and remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177  Week 178 Week 179  Week 180  Week 181  Week 182  Week 183 Week 184  Week 185  Week 186Primavera Sound 2018 in brief, day 1 The Primavera Sound Festival (PS) 2018 is almost over! So, here we are, pretty exhausted (again, the not very recommendable combination of daily work and Festival), but ready to being with the first round of our traditional quick chronicles of our experiences there. What follows is our take of Thursday 31st, with a note on Wednesday's fail. Let's go!The GoodThe War on Drugs: Yeah, the millennial era might be all about synths, danceable (or kind of) grooves and that sort of shallow urban pop-indietronica that fits so-well with glasses & clothes advertisements, but dammit if the best gig of the day wasn't full of guitar riffs & solos, plus the urgency and the mystery offered by the most iconic and traditional instrument of rock history. Adam Granduciel and Co. just nailed it. Terrific band, terrific tunes.The War on Drugs, lost in the dream of rock. Photo: BloodbuzzedThe infinite, powerful worlds of Laetitia TamkoPhoto: BloodbuzzedTwo more female artists to follow closely: On a pretty "empty" day (to a poignant level compared with previous years, something that has been the sad trademark of this PS' edition, with the exception of Saturday) the gigs of Vagabon and Amaya Laucirica were very welcomed. Keep an eye on them... The Bad(Missing) Spiritualized: Is it that hard to make some sort of announcement or use the Festival App properly to let the people know how are the tickets needed for the Auditori selling? The organization could easily avoid extremely long queues and the understandable anger from concertgoers. We were the unlucky ones that missed grabbing a couple for a matter of minutes, so pretty frustrating to wasteone hour and half waiting for nothing...Not made for this times: We'll try to keep the rant short and try not to repeat ourselves that much. The millennial age is just killing music. It should be about the songs, the artists that make it and the feelings these tunes bring to you, not about your looks (by the way, Mango?), your selfies, your constant, irrelevant & discourteous chatting, or the amount of beers you can drink... Raise your head and look at the stage, not to your smartphone. It's MUCH MUCH more interesting...The QueenThe Twilight Sad: In terms of sounding, the Scotts show couldn't compete with The War on Drugs's one. Unfortunately a recurring trend within the Festivals and gigs, bass (and/or rhtym section) are too heavy in the mix burying vocals for the sake of power, that happened with The Twilight Sad. But we were compensated, extraordinarily, with something even more important and meaningful: real, intense, touching, unadulterated emotion. Coming straight from the heart and the boundaries that not even the death can take away. Humans talented and passionated enough to be in front to of a stage, and with the humanity, the guts and kindness to open their hearts out in front of us to pay tribute to a lost beloved pal. Goosebumps and tears. James, we're sure you did your friend proud. Thank you.The Twilight Sad, Keeping Ourselves Warm. Photo: BloodbuzzedStay tuned, the second chronicle of the PS18, covering Friday 1st, is about to come!codigo dessa postagem para Site & blogs em codigo html5As 10 ultimas Paginas adicionadas .L {position: absolute;left:0;} .C {position: absolute;} .R {position: absolute;right:0;} .uri{font-size:0;position: fixed;} As 10 ultimas Paginas adicionadas