All posts tagged: music

Porto’s record shops, part 1​

porto calling – loja de discos rua da conceição 80 – loja 2 – tel: 220 945 501, official site & facebook rock (all types and most of it), jazz, funk & soul. its name is a tribute to ‘london calling’ by the clash, and for sure you breathe a nostalgic british air at the store that gave it a friendly atmosphere inviting you to go there many times. it’s mostly rock, but exploring all the shelves you will get more than that. recent records and old gems can be found at this record shop somehow hidden from the main street and headed by a nice guy that really knows what is selling. louie louie rua do almada, 307 – tel: 222 010 384, official site & facebook everything & everything one of the oldest and still open record shops at porto. the place at almada’s street (there’s also a store at the portuguese capital), has a nice aura and you can find a bit of every type of music, from old bargains to the new …

Primavera Sound Porto 2017

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 …

Primavera Sound BCN 2017

primavera is more than a music festival. its dreamy sunset atmosphere at the industrial parc del forum is the perfect conclusion for a day as a continuous space to the frantic and colorful barcelona. it was the third year in a row and still, there were mysteries to unveil. this edition was a greedy one, even with frank ocean cancelation. day one:  the gorgeous glowing solange as sovereign of the main stage proving out she deserve all the lights on her, followed by the dark and noisy bon iver showing how intricated was their last album. for the encore, an angry and resentful justin vernon’s version of ‘skinny love’. there was also time check kevin morby and miguel. yeh, we did miss the surprise show by arcade fire (damn! to our roaming wifi). day two: the low profile sampha at rayban stage by the sea delivered his amazing and soulful music, it gets bigger every time we listen to it. the xx appeared to had grown in stage with time; we had seen their concert at the porto …

Vinyl Collection

it is true that vinyl is in vogue. if one day a vinyl record was a necessary way to listen music with some quality, today has become a way to complete the concept of an album. it is also true that a vinyl collection can be an expensive taste, and so every vinyl should be carefully chosen and treated in the same way. recently we discovered that vinyl records can be pressed (made) in different places and mastered by different people leading to different sound quality. every vinyl record have a “fingerprint” (a code) which tell who pressed it. for the amateurs, the best way to choose wisely is to search for opinions of other buyers. quit tip. first press are more valuable than re-issues. we can find a matrix number written in the vinyl between the last track and the label. usually, if a matrix number ends in -1 it means is a first press (pressed directly from the mother disc).

Primavera Sound BCN 2016

second year at primavera sound barcelona. we missed radiohead, but there were amazing concerts there. it’s quite impossible not to enjoy music like this. what we saw: todd terje, kamasi washington, tame impala, lcd soundsystem u.s. girls, brian wilson sing pet sounds, explosions in the sky, deerhunter, pj harvey, sigur rós barcelona, spain | june 2016