porto’s primavera sound may be the younger brother from the barcelona festival but he captures its essential in a beautiful venue – the city gardens by the sea. we tried to catch up with the full (as just one festival) line-up, trying to get here what we missed at barcelona.
due profissional duties we intentional skipped day one.
day two: angel angel was for some the best actress, but at the stage she got more noise that we were expecting. bon iver remained with the good acting from barcelona, nonethless the encore with all the group was not so good. like that justin vernon couldn’t delivered all its anger. hamilton leithauser with all his dreams made everyone happy and with a smile. nicolas jaar was the king of the night on a unxpected performance alone at the stage with his minimalist electronic atmosphere on improvised beats and samples. he could be playing just for him, he could be playing for 30 thousand people. he was always him, always honest with his music.
day three: sampha was as good as at the barcelona festival, its never enough to listen him, daydreaming at sunset. this good feeling was continued by the friendly and generous performance of weyes blood. natalie mering left everyone in love with her. the canadian rock by japandroids was a disappointment but it lasted few moments. by the end of the night, the psychedelic lights and the insane acting of aphex twin left everyone stunned wondering about what of that was earthly.
porto, portugal | june 2017