Collector's Corner: Alexandre Travessas

Hi there! We're back after a relaxing holiday vacation with a new edition of Collector's Corner! As we're 2 weeks from the beginning of this year's Reverence Festival Valada, we brought yet another member of the Reverence family (and record collector) to our little corner: Alexandre Travessas, one of RFV's programmers/organisers. He's also agent/promoter/ road manager/you name it, with a career path including stops like Lisbon's Sabotage Club or Évora's mythical SHE. On this interview, Alexandre reminisces about his time as his parents' DJ, explains how to handle hazardous records in NYC and reveals his personal choices from the Reverence Valada 2016 roster.

What led you to become interested in music and records?
When I was 6/7 years old, my parents bought a stereo with a complimentary package of various vinyl records; though they weren’t that connected to music, those platters fascinated me instantly, so I became the house DJ until the day I moved out to my own place. I grew up listening to Neil Young’s “Harvest” and “Old Ways”, the Beatles’ “Sgt. Peppers” and “Abbey Road” and also Queen, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Stranglers, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, etc.. As my parents were also Reader’s Digest subscribers, there were also some compilations around the house, so I had some access to stuff from the 50's and the 60's. Then afterwards, during my adolescence, I discovered a whole new world of alternative rock, post-punk, indie stuff, some extreme genres and the 90's scene: fanzines and the first concerts. From there to starting bands and getting inside the scene organising gigs was an instant.

How was it for you to start dealing with musicians in person? Does the mystique fade away or you get to add the human component to the artistic?
I face it as a natural thing, I think it depends of the person in question and the empathy at the moment, they’re just people like us. I’ve met teenage idols who were absolute surprises given the humility and support they’ve shown, but I also shared some moments with artists which I wish I hadn’t. I had the pleasure to work some years with [the portuguese band] GNR; [vocalist] Rui Reininho, which I knew from tabloid controversies, has become one of the most fantastic persons I’ve met until today, for his huge heart, humility and a certain kind of “madness” that only some geniuses have. So, the human component is always there, be it good or bad, but the mystique, you can feel it from certain individuals, while some others reveal themselves disappointing.

What is the size of your collection?
Between CDs, vinyl records and cassettes, it should be around 4000.

Format of choice: vinyl or CD?
Vinyl for the piece of art it is. I’m not a fundamentalist of any specific format, I believe they’re all important – what’s really special is music.

What is the most important album of your life?
I don’t know, it’s difficult to elect one. I remember the first one was [Queen’s] “A Night at the Opera”. Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” had a huge impact in my life, as well as “Aenima” by Tool or Nick Cave’s “Murder Ballads” and many other records, from the Beatles, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, REM, Ride, Swans, 16 Horsepower to Black Sabbath, Pantera, DFL, Cypress Hill, RATM, and even Miles Davis or Chet Baker. I don’t believe that there can only be one “album of my life”, there are several of them for several moments of our lives.

What was the last record that amazed you?
“Chinese Fountain” by The Growlers, but lately I’ve been hearing some new stuff by the Fat White Family that completely grabbed my attention. Also, Radar Men from the Moon, 10000 Russos, Claypool Lennon Delirium and Orelha Negra.

What is the one record that you don't have and you're most looking for?
Hard question, there’s a lot of them, but perhaps George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”. It has a lovely edition, several friends of mine have it, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to find mine yet.

Tell me an interesting story about buying records, either because of the purchase process itself, or for the importance (commercial or emotional) of the records in question.
My first visit to Rebel Rebel in New York, a very small store with so many crates spread across the floor that me and the owner barely fit in! After digging in some crates, I find a vinyl copy of Tool’s “Salival” – an unofficial but very cool edition in colored vinyl and a silvery wrap like tin-foil with a sticker stating “This package is contaminated, open at your own risk”. The owner grabs the record, he looks at it thoughtfully for an instant and asks me if I really want to take it. I say I do but he insists, so I ask him if he really wants to sell it. He says he’s worried about the inscription and that I should be really careful, so he hands me the record and says “Since you’re a courageous guy, I’ll make you 10% off. Not everyone would take a piece of art with this inscription”. I don’t know if he did it out of relief or for being in a good mood, but he was really nice! When I got home, I discovered that it was a numbered edition, limited to 350 units - mine is number 13.

Which are the concerts that you are not going to miss (or at least advise everyone not to miss) at Reverence Valada 2016?
Though I’m not going to have a lot of time to see concerts, I strongly advise you not to miss both Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Damned’s Portugal debuts, it should be motive for pilgrimage for any music lover; also Dead Meadow, Blaak Heat, Radar Men From the Moon, JC Satan, Papermoon Sessions, FAT WHITE FAMILY (this one I won’t miss for sure, because I believe it’s going to be the coolest thing that will happen this year in Portugal). And then there’s Thee Oh Sees, Killing Joke, A Place to Bury Strangers, Raveonettes, stuff that you already know that’s going to be very good.


Reverence Valada Festival 2016 starts September 8th (Thursday) and ends on the 10th (Saturday). Tickets are still available so you don't have any excuse.

Have you enjoyed this article? Then take a look at the previous editions of Collector's Corner with Paulo Coelho, Rui Miguel Abreu and Nick Allport.

Time for a (Summer) break!

Hey there! During the summer, Lisbon Record Shops will halt its weekly Live Music suggestions, but you can use Viral Agenda to check what's happening in Lisbon. Meanwhile, we'll be on the lookout for record-related events and will report as soon as possible. Have a great summer!


Next week's Live Music suggestions: 20th to 26th June

A little late this week but still chock-full of great live music - here are our suggestions for next week! Take a look at the list below and plan ahead!

20/06, Monday
Clube do Choro de Lisboa [MPB]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
TizZana [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

21/06, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Charlotte Joerges Quinteto [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

22/06, Wednesday
Anohni [indie/electronica/pop/experimental]
Coliseu dos Recreios (near Rossio) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 40.00
Rini & Bastolini [pop/world/tango/bolero]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission

23/06, Thursday
Jorge Neto [world/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
The Dirty Coal Train [garage/punk/rock n'roll]
Damas (near Graça) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Paulo Pedro Gonçalves [indie/alt.rock/electronica/experimental]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00
Miss Manouche [guitar jazz/swing]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
The Weatherman + Lucky Lupe [indie/alt.rock/pop]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
Oitiva [reggae/jazz/pop]
Stairway Club [Cascais] -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Roberta Sá [MPB]
Teatro Tivoli (on Av. Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 12.50 to € 30.00

24/06, Friday
Javier Alcántara [jazz/world]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Minta & the Brook Trout [indie/alt.rock/alt.country]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
Forró Miór [world/MPB]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Equations + PISTA [punk/hardcore/psych/world]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 4.00

25/06, Saturday
"FNAC Live" w/ Dead Combo + Cais Sodré Funk Connection + Glockenwise + Filho da Mãe [indie/jazz/funk/alt.rock/solo guitar]
Graça -> location of the venue
17:00 - free admission
Horas Vagas + Pestox [rock/punk]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
Beautiful Schizophonic [electronica/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
"Fiesta Cubana" w/ Alma Nuestra + Havana Way Braço Prata [world/Cuba]
Fábrica do Braço de Prata (near Marvila / Braço de Prata) -> location of the venue
20:00 - free admission
Macadame [world/folk]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Tall Juan + Beastie Vee [punk/psych/garage]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00

26/06, Sunday
They're Heading West & Sérgio Godinho [punk/hardcore]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
La Otra [indie/folk/singer-songwriter]
Crew Hassan (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
20:30 - € 4.00
Fado Fusão [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Urso Bardo [post-rock]
Jardim da Tapada das Necessidades (near Alcântara) -> location of the venue
17:00 - free admission
Flamen4tet [world/flamenco]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 13th to 19th June

It's finally time for hot weather and sardines: the typical June Lisbon festivities are about to begin! There's a lot of free concerts everywhere across the city - and incredible paid ones as well. We have made our part and made a selection for you, so enjoy!

13/06, Monday
Somos Fado [fado]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission

14/06, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission

15/06, Wednesday
OCO [world/electronica/ambient]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Rebis [world/Genova/folk]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
The Amity Affliction + Death Remains + The Year [hardcore/metalcore]
RCA Club (near Alvalade)-> location of the venue
20:00 - € 18.00
Eartheater + CRUA [indie/electronica/experimental]
Teatro Ibérico (near Xabregas) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

16/06, Thursday
Assol Garcia [world/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
JazzDela [jazz]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
D?WN [R&B/hip hop/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00 pre-sale / € 12.00 at the door
Dany Silva [world/Cape Verde/pop]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Killimanjaro + Stone Dead [indie/punk/psych/alt.rock]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00

17/06, Friday
"Faz Música" w/ Hallelu'JAH + Chaparro & Rasnatura Band + Off The Lip + Kwantta + JahVai + URBANVIBSZ [reggae]
Príncipe Real -> location of the venue
17:00 - free admission
Djim Job [world/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Babyfather + CAVEIRA [indie/hip hop/electronica/jazz/noise/experimental]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 15.00
Chalo Correia [world/semba/Cape Verde]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Surma [indie/electronica/experimental]
Santo Amaro chapel (near Santo Amaro/Alcântara) -> location of the venue
18:00 - free admission
Amentia + Midinoize + VOX99 + MUV & Nygma [electronica/jazz/dance]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 6.00
"Alcântara Toca Discos" w/ Keso + Pro’Seeds + Beware Jack & Blasph + Króniko & SP Deville [hip hop]
Village Underground (near Santo Amaro/Alcântara) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00

18/06, Saturday
"Faz Música" w/ Panteras Negras + Nooj + Punk Some Noise + Papaléguas [rock/alt.rock]
Largo do Camões (near Bairro Alto/Chiado) -> location of the venue
16:00 - free admission
"Faz Música" w/ The Electric Howl + Then They Flew + Sebenta + Lucky Lupe [rock/alt.rock]
Avenida da Liberdade -> location of the venue
16:00 - free admission
"Faz Música" w/ Ambar + Mero Acaso + Espaço em branco + The Cheers Leaders + Old Yellow Jack [rock/alt.rock]
Jardim da Torre de Belém (near Belém) -> location of the venue
16:00 - free admission
Maria João Fura [folk/world/singer-songwriter]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Con Con + full dark, no stars [electronica/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Föllakzoid + Qer Dier [indie/krautrock/electronica/noise/experimental]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00
FFFFF [world/folk/party]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Minta & The Brook Trout [indie/alt.rock/alt.country]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00

19/06, Sunday
"Faz Música" w/ Bernardo Romão & Pedro Saltão & Matilde Cid & Teresa Landeiro [fado]
Estufa Fria (near Marquês de Pombal) -> location of the venue
18:00 - free admission
"Faz Música" w/ Yara Cambinda + Grupo Gerajazz + Dog's Bollocks + A Lady e Os Lobos Maus + Norton’s Project [blues]
Jardim das Amoreiras (near Marquês do Pombal) -> location of the venue
16:00 - free admission
"Faz Música" w/ KM Mostafa Anwar + Braima Galissá + FFFFF + Buba Djabaté + Sabor Tropical + Mistura Pura Duo - Funky Menestrellos [world]
Príncipe Real -> location of the venue
16:00 - free admission
"Faz Música" w/ Banda Olim + Marília Schanuel + Pedro Limpo + Daniela Mendes + Maria João Fura + Balaco Black [world/folk/MPB]
Jardim do Torel (near Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
15:00 - free admission
TiãoDuá [punk/funk/MPB/fusion/experimental]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Kikagaku Moyo [psych/prog/rock]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00

Record Fairs: Feira de Vinil de Santo Amaro @ Alcântara Toca Discos


Alcântara Toca Discos (or in English, Alcântara Plays Records - a pun with "toca-discos", which is portuguese for turntable) is a new event concept that will take place at Village Underground near Alcântara. On the 17th of June, this multipurpose venue will receive hip hop gigs presenting top portuguese acts of that genre, while on the 18th the same space will host... a record fair! Way to go!

The fair will run from 11am to 8pm and will have both established shops, labels and private collectors, all selling vinyl records. Visitors will have at their disposal street food stands, lots of shadow spots to get shelter from the sun and good music provided by a selection of DJs, so it will certainly be a great way to have a good time!

Feira de Vinil de Santo Amaro @ Alcântara Toca Discos
Village Underground (near Santo Amaro/Alcântara) -> Rua 1º de Maio, 103 (entry through the Carris Museum)
Facebook event here
June 18th (Saturday), 11:00 to 20:00


Next week's Live Music suggestions: 6th to 11th June

Dare we say it? It seems that the sun is back for good (weeee)! While the festival season continues in the north of Portugal (click for more details), here in Lisbon we're having our live music in smaller portions, gourmet-style. Take a look at our suggestions for next week below:

06/06, Monday
Clube do Choro de Lisboa [MPB]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Fado Inverso [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society [world/post-rock/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
Trinta & Um + Backflip [punk/alt.rock/hardcore]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
Tuxedomoon [post-punk/jazz/experimental]
Teatro Tivoli (on Av. Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 20.00 to € 30.00

07/06, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Jasper Stadthouders & Pedro Sousa & Luís Vicente + Wade Matthews & Abdul Moimême [jazz/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
John Gunther European Quartet [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Os Mutantes [psych/rock/MPB]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 18.00
Kamasi Washington [jazz]
Teatro Tivoli (on Av. Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 20.00 to € 35.00

08/06, Wednesday
Jasper Stadhouders + Sirius [jazz/experimental]
Damas (near Graça) -> location of the venue
23:00 - free admission
Braima Galissá [world/solo kora/mandinga]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Night Demon + Roadscum + Booze Abuser [thrash/crossover]
Stairway Club [Cascais] -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00
Puntzkapuntz + Oitiva [world/balkan/reggae/jazz]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00

09/06, Thursday
Michel William [reggae/funk/jazz]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Tito Paris [world/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Wade Matthews & Abdul Moimême [jazz/experimental]
Carpe Diem (near Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 3.00
Fogo Fogo & Silk [world/funk]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
Volúpia das Cinzas plays Ondness [jazz/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 4.00
BalacoBlack [MPB/funk]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Capitão Capitão [indie/alt.rock/singer-songwriter]
Roterdão Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 4.00
Ena Pá 2000 plays "O Álbum Bronco" + tba [alt.rock/pop/experimental]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

10/06, Friday
Ana Firmino & Maria Alice [world/morna/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Granjo [indie/singer-songwriter]
Crew Hassan (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 3.00
Alex Zhang Hungtai & David Maranha & Gabriel Ferrandini [jazz/experimental]
Damas (near Graça) -> location of the venue
23:00 - free admission
Filipe Sambado + Reis da República [indie/alt.rock/pop]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Torga [world/folk]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
Os Quatro e Meia [pop/rock/folk]
Teatro do Bairro (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 8.00

11/06, Saturday
Sembarte [world/semba/Angola]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Mostafa Anwar Swapan & Aharon Wheels Bolsta & Shahin Syeed [world/middle East]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Vânia Conde & Gabriel Godoi [fado/MPB]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
O Trance do Mimo [world/folk/klezmer/balkan]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission
SK6 + Escorraçados [punk/hardcore]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00 including SK6 CD

12/06, Sunday
Telefonia [pop/world]
Renovar a Mouraria (near Rossio/Martim Moniz)-> location of the venue
19:00 - free admission

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 30th May to 5th June

As you might have already noticed, no predictions can be made about the weather around these parts. Fortunately the same cannot be said about the quality of the music presented in Lisbon's venues - top, as always! Check out our selections for next week:

30/05, Monday
Clube do Choro de Lisboa [MPB]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Mark Lanegan + Duke Garwood [alt.rock/folk]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 20.00 to € 26.00
Tertúlia [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

31/05, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Kolme [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Steve Gunn Band [folk/psych/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00 pre-sale / € 10.00 at the door
António Chainho & guests [fado/world]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 15.00 to € 25.00

1/06, Wednesday
Orlando Santos [reggae/folk]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Benjamin Clementine [indie/chamber pop/folk]
Coliseu dos Recreios (near Rossio) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 35.00 to € 40.00

2/06, Thursday
Mariana Ramos [world/morna/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Chão da Feira [indie/folk/world]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Marta Hugon [vocal jazz]
Centro Cultural de Belém [Belém] -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 12.00
Duo Corcova [jazz/MPB]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
Marvel Lima + Flying Cages [indie/psych/alt.rock]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Vircator [psych/prog/post-rock]
Lounge (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Pega Monstro + Primeira Dama + Lucía Vives [indie/alt.rock/singer-songwriter]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
"Festival Desvio" w/ Gabriel Ferrandini Trio + Pedro Sousa & Miguel Mira & Afonso Simões + Hugo Carvalhais Nebulosa Trio + Filipe Felizardo [jazz/improv/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 15.00 one day / € 40.00 3-day pass

3/06, Friday
Zeca Medeiros [world/folk/singer-songwriter]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 10.00
Bárbara Eugênia + Andreia Dias [indie/folk/singer-songwriter/MPB]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Vânia Conde [fado]
Centro Cultural de Belém [Belém] -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 10.00 to € 12.00
Born a Lion + Then They Flew + Whales [stoner/post-rock/alt.rock]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Schonwald [post-punk/dark wave]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 7.00
"Festival Desvio" w/ Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + João Hasselberg + Bruno Parrinha & Luis Lopes & Ricardo Jacinto + Pedro Lopes [jazz/improv/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 15.00 one day / € 40.00 3-day pass
Men Eater + The Quartet Of Woah! [post-metal/psych/heavy prog]
Stairway Club [Cascais] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 7.50

4/06, Saturday
Nice Weather for Ducks [indie/pop/electronica/alt.rock/world]
Centro Cultural de Belém [Belém] -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 12.50 to € 15.00
Lucho Quintanilla [world/folk/Andes/experimental]
Crew Hassan (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 12.00
Michel William [reggae/funk/jazz]
Fábrica do Braço de Prata (near Marvila / Braço de Prata) -> location of the venue
24:00 - € 5.00
Witness My Fall [alt.rock]
Popular (near Alvalade/Roma/Entrecampos) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
"Festival Desvio" w/ Ricardo Toscano Quarteto + Sei Miguel + RED Trio + Lama + Vicente/Marjamäki [jazz/improv/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
17:00 - € 15.00 one day / € 40.00 3-day pass
Ena Pá 2000 plays "A Luta Continua!" + Badpig + Punkarma [alt.rock/pop/experimental/punk]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 23rd to 29th May

It seems like Spring got hold of things again, finally! Time to enjoy Lisbon at its best - including some good ol' live music! Take a look at all the goodies we selected for you this week:

23/05, Monday
Clube do Choro de Lisboa [MPB]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Rio Lisboa & guests [fado/MPB]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

24/05, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Albert Cirera & Javier Galiana [jazz/flamenco]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

25/05, Wednesday
Yami Aloelela [world/Cape Verde/pop]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00
Prince Rama [electronica/dance/psych/pop]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:30 - € 10.00
Expire + Cross Me + Push [hardcore]
Popular (near Alvalade/Roma/Entrecampos) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 13.00
Loroza Brass Band [MPB/soul/funk]
Santiago Alquimista (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00
Spinifex [jazz/metal/improv]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Miss Lava [stoner/rock n'roll]
Stairway Club [Cascais] -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00 / € 10.00 including CD

26/05, Thursday
Aires Silva & Orquestra D'Noz Batuco [world/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Los Negros + Ricardo Martins + Surma [indie/chanson/cabaret/noise/electronica/experimental]
Carpe Diem (near Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Sónia Oliveira [jazz/MPB]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
Rogério Charraz [pop/rock/singer-songwriter]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 10.00
Tomorrows Tulips + Mighty Sands [indie/garage/punk/psych]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
O Terno + Aldo, The Band [indie/alt.rock/psych/MPB]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 6.00
Leandro Tuche [singer-songwriter/jazz/MPB]
Lusitano Clube (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 3.00

27/05, Friday
"Rock in Rio" Festival w/ Hollywood Vampires + Korn + Rival Sons + Metz + Glockenwise + Cave Story + Hudson Mohawke + Nightmares On Wax + Beatbombers [rock/nu-metal/indie/alt.rock/punk/electronica/world/MPB]
Bela Vista park (near Bela Vista / Chelas) -> location of the venue
16:00 - € 55.20
Orlando Santos [reggae/folk]
Crew Hassan (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Kanoa + Terra Livre [world/reggae/folk]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 6.00
Älforjs + Dead Neanderthals + DAiKiRi [alt.rock/psych/electronica/jazz/world/experimental]
Damas (near Graça) -> location of the venue
23:00 - free admission
Inky + Water Rats [indie/punk/alt.rock/electronica/MPB]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
The Twist Connection [alt.rock/rock n'roll]
Popular (near Alvalade/Roma/Entrecampos) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Mão Morta [alt.rock/post-punk]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 12.50 (also on Saturday 28th)
Ena Pá 2000 plays "2001 Odisseia no Chaço" + Amor Terror + Allamedah [alt.rock/pop/experimental]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

28/05, Saturday
"Rock in Rio" Festival w/ Maroon 5 + Ivete Sangalo + Dama & Gabriel o Pensador + Real Estate + Capitão Fausto + Mighty Sands + Alok [pop/rock/indie/alt.rock/psych/electronica/world/MPB]
Bela Vista park (near Bela Vista / Chelas) -> location of the venue
16:00 - € 55.20
Braima Galissá [world/solo kora/mandinga]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Gabriel Lemaire & Yves Arques [jazz/electronica/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Felipe Fontenelle Trio [jazz/MPB]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
@C (Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais) [electronica/musique concrète/improv/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00

29/05, Sunday
"Rock in Rio" Festival w/ Avicii + Ariana Grande + Charlie Puth + Hinds + B Fachada + Isaura + GusGus + Rodriguez Jr [pop/electronica/rock/indie/alt.rock/world/MPB]
Bela Vista park (near Bela Vista / Chelas) -> location of the venue
16:00 - € 55.20
Laura Stevenson [indie/singer-songwriter]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 8.00
Cristina Andrade & Jon Luz [fado/world]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
White Fence + Alek Rein [indie/garage/psych/alt.rock]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00
The Parkinsons [alt.rock/rock n'roll]
Popular (near Alvalade/Roma/Entrecampos) -> location of the venue
17:00 - € 10.00

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 16th to 22nd May

For those who have already labelled Spring 2016 as "useless", think again: good weather is coming back with a vengeance! And it's right on time - the festival season will begin next week, but there's a lot more going on in terms of live music. Check out our suggestions below:

16/05, Monday
Peter Murphy [post-punk/singer-songwriter]
Aula Magna (near Cidade Universitária) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 25.00 to € 35.00
Clube do Choro de Lisboa [MPB]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Fado Pontual [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Black Rainbows + Miss Lava [heavy psych/stoner]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 8.00

17/05, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Nauta [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

18/05, Wednesday
Lemoskine + GUME [MPB/dub/jazz/hip hop/experimental]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 6.00
Luís Lopes [jazz/solo guitar/experimental]
Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (near Roma) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 6.00 to € 12.00

19/05, Thursday
"Rock in Rio" Festival w/ Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band + Xutos & Pontapés + Stereophonics + Black Lips + Keep Razors Sharp + Mart’Nália + Serjão Loroza [pop/rock/indie/alt.rock/world/MPB]
Bela Vista park (near Bela Vista / Chelas) -> location of the venue
16:00 - € 55.20
Simplesmente Vieira [world/morna/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Susana Cruz + Frederico Arriaga [jazz]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
The Heat Death [jazz/experimental]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00 (also at SMUP on Friday 20th, 22h)
Geneva Jacuzzi + Jejuno [indie/electronica/pop/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
The Black Wizards + Asimov [heavy psych/stoner]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
Alex Zhang Hungtai & David Maranha & Gabriel Ferrandini [jazz/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00

20/05, Friday
"Rock in Rio" Festival w/ Queen & Adam Lambert + Mika + Fergie + Sensible Soccers + Boogarins + Mart’Nália + Serjão Loroza [pop/rock/indie/psych/electronica/world/MPB]
Bela Vista park (near Bela Vista / Chelas) -> location of the venue
16:00 - € 55.20
Blood Sport [indie/post-punk/world]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Raquel Tavares [fado]
Centro Cultural de Belém [Belém] -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 5.00
Los Negros + Ricardo Martins + Surma [indie/chanson/cabaret/noise/electronica/experimental]
Cinema Mundial (near Picoas) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Twin Transistors + Serushiô [indie/psych/alt.rock/blues]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
Ena Pá 2000 plays "Opus Gay" + Elotee + No Rain + Bosque [alt.rock/pop/experimental]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

21/05, Saturday
Lisboémia + Rage D'Amour [pop/rock/electronica/funk]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Ortal Pelleg [world/drone/experimental]
Crew Hassan (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 5.00
Michael J. Schumacher + Maria da Rocha [electronica/improv/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
Elias [indie/pop/singer-songwriter]
Estúdio Time Out - Mercado da Ribeira (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00
Golden Slumbers [indie/alt.country]
Museu da Música (near Alto dos Moinhos) -> location of the venue
21:30 - free admission
El Salvador + Ganso [indie/psych/alt.rock]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 6.00
Manilla Road + Ironsword + Scum Liquor [heavy metal/power metal]
RCA Club (near Alvalade)-> location of the venue
21:00 - € 15.00 pre-sale / € 18.00 at the door
Grankapo + Advogado do Diabo + Villain Outbreak [hardcore/metalcore]
Stairway Club [Cascais] -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 7.50

22/05, Sunday
Trio Cubazon [world/son/Cuba]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
TizZana [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Il Tempo Gigante + Jewels [indie/pop/electronica]
Carpe Diem (near Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Adele [pop/soul]
MEO Arena (near Oriente / Parque das Nações) -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 55.00 to € 89.00

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 9th to 15th May

It looks like the weather is teasing us - Summer on one day, Winter on the other. Next week the rain will be back, but the good news is that great live music is back too (in fact it never left)! Here's what you can expect:

09/05, Monday
Clube do Choro de Lisboa [MPB]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Fado Inverso [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Flávia Coelho [MPB/reggae]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00 pre-sale / € 12.00 at the door

10/05, Tuesday
Marifá [fado]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free admission
Zzaj Trio [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Tim Hecker [electronica/experimental]
Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (near Roma) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 7.50 to € 15.00

11/05, Wednesday
Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards [indie/garage/punk/experimental]
Damas (near Graça) -> location of the venue
23:00 - free admission
Tara Perdida + Ena Pá 2000 [punk/alt.rock]
Pólo Universitário da Ajuda (near Ajuda) -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 10.00

12/05, Thursday
Celina Pereira [world/morna/Cape Verde]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Monda [world/cante alentejano]
Casino Lisboa (near Oriente / Parque das Nações) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
Nuno Costa Quinteto [jazz]
Centro Cultural de Belém [Belém] -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 10.00 to € 12.00
Mark Steiner & His Problems [indie/singer-songwriter]
The Decadente (near Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
insch + Lucky Who [indie/alt.rock]
Estúdio Time Out - Mercado da Ribeira (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
RAHU (Alex Zhang Hungtai & David Maranha & Gabriel Ferrandini & Júlia Reis & Pedro Sousa) [solo guitar/folk/americana/post-rock/jazz]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
CASUAR: + Galore [indie/alt.rock/experimental]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00 pre-sale / € 6.50 at the door
Seiva + Omiri [folk/world/alt.rock/experimental]
Popular (near Alvalade/Roma/Entrecampos) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 3.00
Soviet Soviet + Clementine + EGBO [indie/post-punk/alt.rock]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00
Quinta-Feira 12 [alt.rock/pop]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 8.00 / € 10.00 including CD

13/05, Friday
Hot B.Leza [world/jazz]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 10.00
Söndörgo [world/Balkan/folk]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 18.00
Impromptu (Karoline Leblanc & Helena Espvall & Maria do Mar & João Madeira & Luís Vicente) [jazz/neo-classical/improv/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
David Fonseca plays covers [indie/pop/singer-songwriter]
Estúdio Time Out - Mercado da Ribeira (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
Memória de Peixe + Holy Nothing [indie/post-rock/pop/electronica/dance]
Fábrica da Cerveja Musa (near Marvila) -> location of the venue
21:00 - free admission / free beer
Filho da Mãe & Ricardo Martins + Evols + Birds Are Indie [indie/post-rock/alt.rock/singer-songwriter/folk]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00
Ena Pá 2000 play "És Muita Linda" + Elotte + PHM [alt.rock/pop/experimental]
Titanic Sur Mer (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

14/05, Saturday
Ora Cogan [indie/folk]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Fandango [electronica/world]
Cine Incrivel [Almada] -> location of the venue
22:00 -
Áurea [soul/blues/pop]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - free admission with proof of purchase of Áurea's "Restart" CD
Mimimic + Yan-Gant Y-Tan & 666mfRAS + Alex Chinaskee + Twisted Freak [electronica/experimental]
Lounge (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
18:00 - free admission
Gentleman + Djeff Afrozila + Xeg [reggae/hip hop/pop]
Pólo Universitário da Ajuda (near Ajuda) -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 16.00
CRUA & Acid Acid & Daniel Flores [jazz/kraut/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
Messer Chups + Japanese Girl [psychobilly/psych/garage]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00

15/05, Sunday
Chalo Correia & Trio de Semba [world/Angola]
Bartô - Chapitô (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
Vânia Conde & Gabriel Godoi [fado/MPB]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Vaarwell + J-K [indie/pop/electronica]
Jardim da Estrela (near Estrela) -> location of the venue
15:00 - free admission