The Madgarden Festival takes places between the 26th June and the 27th July. It takes place in the Jardín Botánico de Alfonso XIII at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Acts include the Beach Boys, Booby Mc Ferrin, Pat Metheny, Chicago, amongst others. Website Madgarden ’14 Map
For the third year running Suma Flamenca hits the streets of Madrid with a mixture of music, dance, cinema, poetry and exhibitions across not just Madrid Centre but the whole of the Madrid Community. Artists who are appearing include: Estrella Morente, Carmen Linares, Arcángel, Pitingo, Serranito, Miguel Poveda, Eva Yerbabuena and La Moneta. More information […]
The Guardian Travel supplement offers ten good (and varied) places to enjoy Live Music in Madrid. They include: Cardamomo (Flamenco)Café La Palma (Mix) Populart (Jazz) Las Tablas (Flamenco) Honky Tonk (Rock) El Junco Jazz Club (Jazz) Las Carboneras (Flamenco) Café Central (Jazz) Clamores (Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, Folk and World music) Sol y Sombra (Jazz, Soul, […]
For the 24th year running the Festival de Otoño returns to Madrid. A combination of music, theatre, dance and circus from around the world will entertain visitors and Madrileños for the coming 5 weeks. The event runs from the 15th October to the 18th November and is held is venues across the city. The Theatre […]
I must apologise to regular visitors to this blog for not having written an article for a while but I have been quite busy with work and developing my other website – Marketing Tom. Because of that I failed to write up about one of the big events in Madrid’s calendar, the Veranos de la […]
The Independent newspaper yesterday published an interesting article by Chris Sullivan, where he explores Madrid’s Flamenco scene. He was even lucky enough to meet up with Joaquín Cortés, Spain’s most famous flamenco dancer – well, it looks like this opportunity to meet him was the main reason he went to Madrid. He recounts his experience […]
Driving to work this morning, with the sun shining brightly, there was only one song that I fancied playing: Amaral’s Días de Verano (or Summer Days). I know the song is not from this year but who cares – my kids and wife love it! Click the YouTube video below to enjoy!
On the 13th, 14th and 15th April, 2007 the Madrid Players are putting on a show called I Love Paris Spring Revue. According to their blog, I Love Paris: is a tribute to the music of the City of Lights: by the American composers who fell under her spell, and the French artistes who have […]
If you’re a Rolling Stones fan, you may want to listen out for a press conference that they will give on Thursday, 22nd March. It has been rumoured that they will play the Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid on the 28th June, 2007. Watch out for more news tomorrow. **UPDATE**The Rolling Stones have confirmed that they […]
Metrópoli has a really good guide to what you can do in Madrid this December – it is in Spanish, though. They have come up with 150 suggestions for what you can do in the coming weeks – eat, drink, be merry and much more. Interestingly, they have broken them down into 15 categories – […]
If you’d like an "exhaustive" programme of activities on in Madrid this Christmas, download [pdf] the esMadrid magazine. Be aware this is quite a "beefy" 8MB pdf!!
One of Madrid’s hottest bands – and definitely one of my favourites – has announced 3 dates for concerts in Madrid’s Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. Pereza will play on the 20th, 21st and 22nd November and tickets can be bought from Fnac, Carrefour (Supermarket) and Tick Tack Ticket – I’m sure tickets will go very quickly.
This is very short notice but if you’re in Madrid tonight (15th June, 2006) you really should consider going to see, what should be, a great concert in Las Ventas (the bullring). My favourite Spanish band Amaral (of the moment) will be playing alongside Keane as part of MTV day. Tickets only cost 20 Euros […]
On the 23rd and 25th June, 2006 Madrid hosts its own rock/pop festival, MetroRock. Artists from both Spain and internationally will converge on Parque Juan Carlos and perform on their two stages. The headline band this year will be Franz Ferdinand, who just signed up to perform. Other artists include: Paul Weller, The Charlatans, Gecko […]
According to Wikipedia Zarzuela: "..is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre, which alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating dances." Indeed, some of Spain’s most important opera singers, like Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballe, have all done Zarzuela. Domingo will actually be playing a lead role this summer in a zarzuela production in Madrid. The […]