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Category Archives: 2013

Nadadora, Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain (February 14th, 2013) – Mp3

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This was the last show from Nadadora, their farewell gig as they no longer can make their day jobs compatible with the rehearsals and touring.

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The National – Palacio de Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain (November 20th, 2013) – Mp3

Arctic Monkeys – Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid, Spain (November 15th, 2013) – Mp3

Pixies – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain (November 7th, 2013) – Mp3

Bruce Springsteen – Estadio el Molinon, Gijon, Spain (June 26th, 2013) – version #2 – Mp3

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This was the only concert in Spain during this second leg in Europe of the Wrecking Ball tour, after 6 shows in Spanish ground last year, just one concert around here this time looked like too little (but the current economic crisis plus the incredible VAT increase to 21% in cultural activities has this devastating effect). All tickets were gone in less than four hours and the expectations were really high, after the amazing shows in Madrid and Barcelona last year.

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Bruce Springsteen – Estadio el Molinon, Gijon, Spain (June 26th, 2013) – Mp3

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This was the only concert in Spain during this second leg in Europe of the Wrecking Ball tour, after 6 shows in Spanish ground last year, just one concert around here this time looked like too little (but the current economic crisis plus the incredible VAT increase to 21% in cultural activities has this devastating effect). All tickets were gone in less than four hours and the expectations were really high, after the amazing shows in Madrid and Barcelona last year.

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Lana Del Rey, La Riviera, Madrid, Spain (May 09th, 2013) – Mp3

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First time Lana del Rey was in Madrid, I can’t say I’m a big fan of her but I really liked some of the songs in her first record so I made a last time decision to go. I was lucky to get a ticket from a fan I found on twitter for face value (the tickets were selling by a hundred euros by scalpers, and I was not going to pay that for sure).

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Nacho Vegas, Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain (April 3rd, 2013) – Mp3

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Cuando Nacho Vegas sacó su primer disco en solitario allá por el 2001 me lo regaló un amigo. Recuerdo escucharlo un par de veces, pero la verdad, en ese momento no me dijo nada. Ahí quedó en la estantería, rodeado de otros muchos discos durante casi diez años. Un buen día y casi por casualidad cuando estaba ordenando la estantería de los discos, haciendo sitio para nuevas compras fui a dar con él… no sé por qué, pero fui hasta el salón, lo metí en el reproductor de cd y ya nada volvió a ser lo mismo, desde esa primera escucha el disco me enamoró, fue lo único que sonó en mis distintos reproductores durante el siguiente mes. A partir de ahí fui recuperando el resto de discografía, poco a poco, para poder saborearla… pero cómo había estado ignorando a Nacho Vegas durante tantos años???? No sé, cosas inexplicables y actos inexplicables, pero por suerte su música se ha convertido en algo muy importante para mi.

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Mumford & Sons, Palacio de Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain (March 21th, 2013) – Mp3

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First concert of Mumford & Sons in Madrid and the expectations were really high. The show was scheduled to take place at La Riviera (it can hold 2500 people more or less), but due to their success last year and the big demand of ticket the show was moved to the Palacio de Vistalegre (which can hold around 12000 people). So you make an idea that this was the place to be yesterday, and though this surely had a big impact on the promoters and the band it was catastrophic for the concert itself. The post-“Madrid Arena” situation also had its effect in the show and the general admission was half empty… I think this situation will really harm the promoters and less important bands will come to Madrid each time (add the increased VAT for all cultural events [21% now] and it’s a pretty desparing mix up).

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Beach House, La Riviera, Madrid, Spain (March 15th, 2013) – Mp3

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This was the second time Beach House were playing in Madrid, the first time was in 2008, and to be honest I didn’t remember they had ever played in Madrid.

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