The feeling you get when your bike is where you left it, that sums up Ojalá Estë Mi Bici—amazing. Trying to create a counter movement to the hundreds of over-priced concerts and festivals that consume Barcelona's music scene each year, they focus on bringing new music to the city at an affordable price. Modest venues, cheap tickets and a good atmosphere. They pay bands what they can, striving to ensure it's more than the venue gets—making use of Barcelona's civic centres has helped this. They invite new bands to come to the city, offering them a home and a cooked meal, in lieu of a fancy hotel. They are everything the current music scene is not.
This Sunday's helping of new music is sure to give some of the weekends big gigs a run for their money. With tickets at only €5, it's definitely one of the cheapest out there. Knowing that the best part of that fiver is going to the artist is is a good incentive.
So, what music do you have to look forward to? The evening kicks off with Don Vito's noise-rock sound, a mix of short songs filled with rhythmic drums and shrieking guitars. Next up are Tours natives Pneu, giving us the fix of Nineties-style grunge we've all be looking for. From noise rock to noise pop, Massachussets band Gondiliers will finish the night and ensure you leave with ringing ears. Originally the frontman for Young Sexy Assassins, John Mason and his band have created a synth-infused, rythmic sound. Well worth a listen.
Head along to Kasal de Joves Roquetes for a sonorous night of earsplitting, clamourous music.
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