This month, Hard Rock Café supports the fight against breast cancer with its worldwide Pinktober campaign. Over the last 16 years, the campaign has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer awareness and research, through creative and fun events, concerts, and merchandise. This year, all money raised in Spain will go to the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC). In support of the campaign, Hard Rock Café Barcelona is putting on a series of events raning from a zumba masterclass from UK based zumba expert Donna Giffen to concerts by female artists every Thursday throughout October. Each concert is sponsored by a different organisation in the city and, on October 9th, its Metropolitan’s turn as we bring Barcelona-based psychedelic rock band Stiff Cats to the stage.
Metropolitan are proud to support such an exciting band, and we caught up with the four-piece for an exclusive interview:
Do you plan on staying in Barcelona for the foreseeable future?
Emily: Oh hell yeah! We love it here.
What is it about the city that you love?
Richard: It’s not England!
Emily: We love everything about Barcelona, aside from the music complaints.
Do you think Barcelona is a good place for bands to develop?
Matan: It depends very much which style of music you play. There is more of a demand here for Latin music and jazz, rather than heavy rock. For rock music, it’s more challenging. I guess though on the other hand, these guys had another theory, which is why they came here.
Emily: English rock, that’s what’s missing here.
Pablo: People are craving rock now-every time they come to our gigs they’re like, “this is what we’ve been looking for!”
What does it mean to you to be part of the Pinktober campaign?
Emily: To help and to be part of something great like this, which raises awareness and support from people of all ages is something we are so happy to be involved with. To help in such a positive way, through rock music, is brilliant!
For the full interview see here.
Also on the lineup are artists presented by the Valencia Campus of the Berklee College of Music, independent music magazine Mondo Sonoro, Rock Zone Magazine and Enderrock for what promises to be a month of great musical events in aid of a worthy cause.
More information here.