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Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Everything tagged with Live Music

Male Bonding

Male Bonding have been described as creating “noise pop” and “punk pop” but whatever sound you file them under they certainly know how to create energetic catchy rock and roll music that nods to the e


Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Mastodon are a metal band that were formed at the end of the 90s.

Veranos del Museo

The Museo Nacional de Antropología is holding music nights every Thursday throughout the summer, providing the chance to experience some great rhythms of the world.

Clásicos en Verano

This year is the 25th edition of Clásicos en Verano, which brings more than 80 classical music concerts to the Comunidad de Madrid.

Fringe Festival

As part of the Veranos de la Villa celebrations, the Centro Cultural Conde Duque is holding Madrid’s first Fringe Festival, giving space to emerging artists in the fields of dance, theatre, circus,

Caprichos para violín y cuerpo

Violinist Ara Malikian brings his latest show, based on the 24 caprices of Italian composer Niccolo Paganini, to the stage of the Bellas Artes.

Niskerone (Gig of the Month)

Hailing from the dusty streets of Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town, Niskerone’s lively and original style of mixing has entertained crowds at festivals and on dance floors all over the globe.

The Naked Heroes

The Naked Heroes’ music has been described as ‘hard, southern-styled rock played in a lo-fi, garage-punk mode’—quite impressive for a sound produced by happily married couple George Michael Jackson

The Hard-Ons

One of Australia’s most popular, long-lasting and rebellious punk bands, the Hard-Ons got together in 1981 and consisted of high school pals Peter Black, Brendan Creighton and Keish de Silva.

DCODE Festival

The University campus of Complutense is the place to be on the 14 and 15 September, when the second annual DCODE Festival brings some great performers to the city.

En Vivo Festival

With the first two editions of the Festival having taken place in Getafe, this year the venue moves to Rivas Vaciamadrid, with the action taking place from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September.

YouFest—the festival of the YouTube generation

YouFest promises two days of live music, projections, conferences and extreme sports, divided between the Matadero and La Riviera, on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September.

Queen Symphonic Rhapsody

What better way to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of Madrid’s most popular theatres than for its brand new management team to stage a rocking spectacular featuring the songs of Queen!

Sharon Van Etten

Brooklyn-based US singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten comes to Madrid following the release of her third studio album, Tramp, in February.

Forever King of Pop

Moon-walking its way into Madrid this month is Forever King of Pop, the only Michael Jackson homage show endorsed by the Jackson family itself.

Hip-Hop for Mozambique

Some of the most well-known hip-hop formers in Spain take to the stage on Sat, 27 Oct, in the Hip-Hop concert of charity Banda Solidaria Orginal (BSO).

Chaplin at la Zarzuela

As 2012 draws to a close the iconic Madrid landmark, Teatro de la Zarzuela, offers film and music fans the chance to see four classic Charlie Chaplin films in special presentations with live orchestra

Macbeth at Teatro Real

Giuseppe Verdi’s version of Macbeth will grace the stage of the Teatro Real on nine occasions this month.

Rufus Wainwright and his Band

Baroque pop artist (yes, it’s a style of pop) Rufus Wainwright is bringing his smooth, storytelling drawl to Madrid and you are in for a treat.

Father John Misty

Father John Misty is Joshua Tillman, who was once a member of Seattle band Fleet Foxes but is now a rather good solo folk singer.

1st Muestra de Flamenco de La Noche en Vivo

Spain just isn’t Spain without Flamenco, even if your participation doesn’t go beyond some out-of-sync hand-clapping.

Crystal Castles

Electronic experimentalists Crystal Castles are a Canadian duo, known for their frenzied gigs and homemade sound productions. Ethan Kath met Alice Glass in Toronto when they were teenagers.

Spin Doctors

New York’s Spin Doctors have been around since the late ’80s and made a name for themselves with perfect melodies such as “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes”.

Napalm Death

Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1981, Napalm Death are rightfully credited with helping to invent grindcore. What is grindcore, you ask?

Glen Hansard

Once a teenage busker on the streets of Dublin, Glen Hansard started laying the groundwork for his charming stage persona and raw sound early in life.

The Impressions

Quintessential Chicago soul group, The Impressions, recorded some of the best R&B songs of the ’60s.

Beach House

Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House are built on the vocals and organ of Victoria Legrand and the pleasant but slightly eerie slide-guitar of Alex Scally.

Ludovico Einaudi

Whether you know it or not, you have probably already heard some of Ludovico Einaudi’s music.

Enya Mystic Dream Tribute

Note: Change of date for this event. Since Enya is not touring, her fans can at least find consolation in this Enya Mystic Dream Tribute, in Madrid for one night only.

Kill It Kid

Formed in Bath by a group of university mates, Kill It Kid are a blues-inspired, dark pop-singing four-piece.


California-based alternative rockers Eels have been around since 1995.

Jamie Cullum

Brit jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum has achieved a lot in his 33 years.


“Biodiversidad Musical” is the subheading of this annual music festival, now in its 20th year, and the programme certainly has something for all tastes.

Life is Sweet: the music of Mike Leigh films

For two nights only, in his show La vida es dulce (Life is Sweet), Spanish guitarist and singer Nacho Vegas presents a musical tribute to the films of English director Mike Leigh, incorporating scenes

Daniel Minimalia

Following his successful concert in January, Daniel Minimalia returns to Madrid this month at the Hard Rock Café, as part of the FestiMad season.

James Blake

Londoner James Blake began his final year studying popular music while recording songs in his bedroom. He released his debut 12” Air and Lack Thereof in July, 2009.

Lana Del Rey

Born in New York, Lizzy Grant, better known as Lana Del Rey, has made quite a stir as a musician, fashionista and celebrity.

Manu Chao

Born in Spain to a Basque mum and Galician dad, Manu Chao and his family moved to Paris when he was still a baby.


Fans of Spanish hip hop, rap and reggae await the annual BOAFEST with eager ears.

Axwell (fmr. Swedish House Mafia)@Fabrik

The king of the sun-kissed summer anthem, the mogul behind one of the hottest imprints on the planet, a superstar producer and DJ who’s never lost the giddy enthusiasm of a fledgling clubber, and one

De La Puríssima

Seriously, don’t miss this. De La Puríssima is a one-of-a-kind band, lead by Julia de Castro, who will definitely give you a night to remember.

Bad Manners

Formed in 1978, and fronted by the formidable Douglas Trendle, more popularly known as Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners have delivered ska and 2 tone for more than 30 years.

Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men are a rather lovely group of folky popsters from Iceland.

III Festival Internacional de Fado

The theme of this year’s III Festival Internacional de Fado is “Los poetas y las palabras del fado” (The poets and the words of fado.) The festival, which brings the best from Portugal, will include t

Geneseo Chamber Singers

Under the Direction of SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor’s Award winning Professor Gerard Floriano, the Geneseo Chamber Singers is a mixed collegiate chorus of international reputation wi

Día de la Música

The Día de la Música festival is now in its eighth year, and it’s not just one, but two days of live music at the Matadero.

Museo Nacional de Antropología Concerts

As part of the Veranos del Museo season, the Museo Nacional de Antropología is presenting various free music concerts on Thursdays this month.

Veranos de la Villa Festival 2013

The annual Veranos de la Villa Festival takes place at five venues this year—the Teatro Circo Price, Los Jardines de Sabatini, the Matadero, the Teatro Conde Duque and the Centrocentro arts centre

Original Flamenco Festival 2013

Now in its second year, the Original Flamenco Festival (OFF2013) will take place from 1-26 August, under the slogan “Flamenco with Soul”.

Iboga Summer Festival

If you’re down on the coast near Jávea (alicante) on the last weekend of July, then check out the first Iboga Summer Festival, a tribute to Balkan, Swing and Ska music.


The third edition of Festival Transmissions, dedicated to musical documentaries, will be celebrated for the first time in Madrid this mont


It's been six years since he last played here but Morrissey will be back in Madrid this Thursday 9th for a one-night-only show to promote his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business


Funky Madrid barrio Lavapiés is hosting the fourth edition of Tapapiés, a gastronomic and musical extravaganza which plays out over ten days and offers 90 tapas from 21 countries and 13 Spanish provin