Next week's Live Music suggestions: 2nd to 8th March

Here comes Carnaval! Enjoy the season and make sure you have a good time, be it in samba-fueled parties or in one of our live music suggestions for this week:

2/3, Sunday
Nobody's Bizness [blues/soul]
Teatro da Trindade (near Bairro Alto / Chiado) -> location of the venue
18:00 - from € 8.00 to € 12.00

3/3, Monday
Mad Called Honey [indie/rock]
Pensão Amor (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free entrance
Bonga [angolan semba/world]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 10.00

4/3, Tuesday
Krystle Warren [singer-songwriter/pop/soul]
Teatro Tivoli (on Av. Liberdade) -> location of the venue
22:00 - from € 13.00 to € 35.00

5/3, Wednesday
Timespine [folk/jazz/experimental]
Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (near Roma) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 12.00

6/3, Thursday
Primitive Reason [alt.rock/crossover]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 12.00
Reunion Big Jazz Band [jazz/big band]
Clube Ferroviário (near Santa Apolónia) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 6.00
Spectral Haze + A Tree of Signs [stoner/rock]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
Penicos de Prata [humoristic alt.fado]
Teatro Villaret (near Picoas) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 10.00

7/3, Friday
Egberto Gismonti [jazz/experimental]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 10.00 to € 30.00
Tudo é Vaidade [indie/pop/rock]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Aldina Duarte [fado]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00 (also Saturday 8th)
Sofia Ribeiro & Jeffery Davis [jazz]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Xutos & Pontapés [pop/rock]
Meo Arena (near Oriente / Parque das Nações) -> location of the venue
22:00 - from € 20.00 to € 30.00 (also Saturday 8th)
Mano-a-mano [guitar jazz/country]
Vestigius (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
Mike Watt & The Missingmen + Guess What + L'Œillère [indie rock/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00

8/3, Saturday
Nicole Eitner [singer-songwriter]
Fábrica do Braço de Prata (near Marvila / Braço de Prata) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
Addūcantur [world]
Museu do Oriente (near Alcântara) -> location of the venue
18:30 - € 10.00
METAL PATROL FEST w/Simbiose + Atentado + Nightshift + Disthrone [metal]
República da Música (near Alvalade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 8.00
Norberto Lobo & João Lobo [guitar+drums/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 23rd February to 1st March

February is ending and Carnaval is getting closer, but the rain persists! Arm yourselves with raincoats and umbrellas if necessary, but don't miss yet another week crammed with great live music in Lisbon!

23/2, Sunday
They're Heading West & Ana Moura [indie/rock]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
The Lazy Faithful [rock n'roll/stoner]
FNAC Colombo (near Colégio Militar/Luz) -> location of the venue
18:00 - free entrance

25/2, Tuesday
Pedro Zagalo & Mário Caeiro [tango/jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00

26/2, Wednesday
Tigran Hamasyan [jazz/piano solo]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 18.00 to € 22.50
Tetuzi Akiyama + Rafael Toral [guitar/electronica/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

27/2, Thursday
Olavo Bilac [pop/world]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 15.00
Jean-Louis Matinier & Marco Ambrosini [neo-classical/experimental]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 11.00 to € 13.50
Simão Costa + Sturquen + Fat Freddy [experimental/noise/rock]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 6.00
You Can't Win, Charlie Brown [indie/pop/rock]
FNAC Colombo (near Colégio Militar/Luz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free entrance
Moxila + O Cão da Morte [singer-songwriter/indie]
Lounge (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free entrance
Meu e Teu [indie/pop]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00

28/2, Friday
Duarte Coxo [fado]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 10.00 to € 12.00
Nuno Aroso + Peixe [solo drums/solo guitar/experimental]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 6.00
Xeg [hip hop]
FNAC Colombo (near Colégio Militar/Luz) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free entrance
Ghetthoven + Mgdrv + Mike El Nite [hip hop/R n'B]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 8.00
Sepultura + Legion of the Damned + Flotsam and Jetsam + Mortillery [thrash/death metal]
Paradise Garage (near Alcântara) -> location of the venue
19:30 - € 22.00
More Than A Thousand + Bury Tomorrow + Cosmogon [hardcore]
República da Música (near Alvalade) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 12.00
Mafalda Arnauth [fado/pop]
Teatro da Trindade (near Bairro Alto / Chiado) -> location of the venue
24:00 - from € 10.00 to € 15.00
Red Trio [jazz]
Teatro do Bairro (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 3.00
Samuel Úria [singer-songwriter/indie]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00

1/3, Saturday
Warpaint [indie/rock]
Aula Magna (near Cidade Universitária) -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 23.00 to € 30.00
Killimanjaro [stoner rock]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 4.00
"A Lontra Fest" w/ 2 Seconds Late + Uaninauei + Matilha + Flama + Flashbackers + Nuno Prata [indie/rock/pop]
Santiago Alquimista (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
18:00 - € 10.00
Erro! [indie/alt.rock]
Garagem da Graça (near Graça) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 2.00

MAU GÉNIO

Though it's home to one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe and to the stadium of one of the big football teams in Portugal, the Benfica parish isn't exactly close to Lisbon's historic or commercial centre, but we'll give you a great reason to go there: it's called MAU GÉNIO!






One of the first used record shops in Lisbon, MAU GÉNIO opened in 1999, and has been located in the Nevada Shopping Centre for the most of its existence. During these years, Pedro Marques, the shop manager, has amassed a incredible stock of used CDs, as well as vinyl records, DVDs, BluRays and books.

This massive offer covers all genres, with emphasis on rock-related genres, but there's something for everybody. The prices are fair and there are discounts if you purchase 3 items of equal value.











In addition, the shop has a great website, where you can browse the whole catalogue and order online.

So, if you're a CD freak, a vinyl collector or a movie fiend, your urges will certainly be quenched at MAU GÉNIO!


MAU GÉNIO
Estrada de Benfica, 731A - Shopping Center Nevada, Shop 9
1500-089 Lisboa

Opening hours:
Mon. to Sat. - 10:00 to 13:00 / 14:00 to 19:45
Closed on Sundays

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

February is passing by like a breeze - a cold and wet one, in fact. At least it seems the rain is taking a break during next week, so take the opportunity to check some of the live music going on!

18/2, Tuesday
Backstreet Boys + The Exchange [pop/R n'B]
Campo Pequeno arena (on Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 22.00 to € 35.00
Recycle Beam: Johannes Krieger & João Rato & Nuno Fernandes [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00

20/2, Thursday
Glenn Miller Orchestra [big band/jazz]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 20.00 to € 40.00
Georgios Anamateros [vocal jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00 (also friday and saturday)
10000 Russos + The Jack Shits [psych/experimental/rock n'roll]
Trem Azul (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 6.00
M-Pex [portuguese guitar + electronica]
Vestigius (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00

21/2, Friday
Ute Lemper sings Pablo Neruda [jazz/chanson/south America]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 20.00 to € 32.50
Nuno Rebelo + Rodrigo Pinheiro & Thomas Lehn [experimental/jazz/improv]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 6.00
Um Corpo Estranho [indie/rock/blues]
Fábrica do Braço de Prata (near Marvila / Braço de Prata) -> location of the venue
23:30 - € 5.00
Orlando Santos [reggae/soul]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
"Festival de Inverno" w/Mesa + Walter Benjamin + Nicotine's Orchestra [indie/pop/rock]
Santiago Alquimista (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 25.00 one day / € 30.00 two-day pass
"Festival de Inverno" w/NBC + Dino d'Santiago + Mad Called Honey [hip hop/world/indie-rock]
Teatro do Bairro (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 25.00 one day / € 30.00 two-day pass
Irmãos Catita [humoristic fado/pop]
Teatro Villaret (near Picoas) -> location of the venue
24:00 - € 10.00
Horisont + Stonerust + Asimov [stoner/psych/rock n'roll]
Stairway Club [Cascais]-> location of the venue
22:00 - € 10.00

22/2, Saturday
Tó Trips + Kimi Djabaté [guitar/folk/world]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 11.00 to € 13.50
Bill Callahan + Circuit des Yeux [indie/alt.country]
Cinema São Jorge (on Avenida da Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 20.00
Tiago Sousa & Maria Leite + Eduardo Raon & Tomaž Grom [experimental/jazz/improv]
Culturgest (near Campo Pequeno) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 6.00
For Pete's Sake [indie/rock]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
24:00 - € 5.00
Monarch! + Teething + Atentado + Don't Disturb My Circles + Oniromant [doom/hardcore/metal]
RCA Club (near Alvalade)-> location of the venue
15:00 - € 8.00
Miguel Rebelo [fado]
Teatro da Trindade (near Bairro Alto / Chiado) -> location of the venue
21:30 - from € 8.00 to € 15.00
"Festival de Inverno" w/Balla + Anarchicks + Thomas Anahory [pop/indie/rock]
Santiago Alquimista (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 25.00 one day / € 30.00 two-day pass
"Festival de Inverno" w/Denis + O Martim + Erica Buettner [pop/indie/rock]
Teatro do Bairro (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 25.00 one day / € 30.00 two-day pass
Caixa de Pandora [neo-classical]
Vestigius (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
Jon Luz [world/pop]
Vitória Clube de Lisboa (near Olaias) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 5.00

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

Rain, rain, rain. What'cha gonna do? Get an umbrella or a raincoat, but be sure not to miss all the great concerts that Lisbon has to offer during next week! Take a look:

9/2, Sunday
Thomas Anahory [pop]
FNAC Vasco da Gama (near Oriente / Parque das Nações) -> location of the venue
16:00 - free entrance

11/2, Tuesday
Francisco Andrade & Vasco Pimentel [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00

12/2, Wednesday
Luísa Sobral [pop/jazz]
Teatro Municipal São Luiz (near Baixa-Chiado) -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 11.00 to € 22.00
Scott Kelly and The Road Home [folk/country/dark/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 15.00
13/2, Thursday
Éme & Duquesa [indie/rock]
Lounge (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - free entrance
"TOUR OF CHAOS" w/Hatebreed + The Exploited + Napalm Death + Primal Attack [metal/punk/grindcore]
República da Música (near Alvalade) -> location of the venue
20:00 - € 27.00 presale / € 30.00 at the door
Bandeira Branca [guitar/avant-garde/experimental]
Trem Azul (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

14/2, Friday
Xeg [hip hop]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
24:00 - € 8.00
Nashville Pussy + Dollar Llama [hard rock]
RCA Club (near Alvalade)-> location of the venue
21:00 - € 20.00
Coclea [guitar/psych/experimental]
Trem Azul (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
Mler ife Dada [pop/jazz/fado/ethnic]
Our Live Spotlight of the week!

15/2, Saturday
Ricardo Ribeiro [fado]
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
21:00 - from € 10.00 to € 30.00
Tv Rural + Cachupa Psicadélica [indie/rock]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 6.00
Farra Fanfarra + Pás de Problème [band music/klezmer/samba/latin]
Santiago Alquimista (near Castelo de São Jorge) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Plaza [indie/rock]
Teatro Taborda (near Castelo / Graça) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
Carlos Zíngaro & João Pedro Viegas & Miguel Mira [jazz/improv]
Trem Azul (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00
RioLisboa [fado/bossa-nova]
Vestigius (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
Sensible Soccers + Quelle Dead Gazelle [indie/electronica/post-rock]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

Next week's Live Spotlight: MLER IFE DADA - February 14th - Centro Cultural de Belém

During the '80s, portuguese music broke itself free from most of its past dogmas, a delayed effect of the UK punk explosion and subsequent post-punk reconstruction. A band of true innovators from this era, MLER IFE DADA are getting back together again, 30 years after the start of their career, and 23 years after the end of the band's original run.
Known by their exquisite mixture of pop, jazz, fado and ethnic sounds, Mler ife Dada return in a new incarnation, led by Nuno Rebelo (the only original member of the band) and Anabela Duarte (its most charismatic singer), who will present new versions of their songs live. It's probably your last chance to meet one of the most original portuguese bands ever!


Mler ife Dada
Centro Cultural de Belém -> location of the venue
February 14th (Friday), 21:00
€ 23.00 to € 29.00

Keepers Of The Flame: Jorge Dias (Louie Louie)

Here's the first of a series of interviews with the owners/managers of Lisbon record shops, the true keepers of the flame. Jorge Dias, manager of Louie Louie answers to some questions regarding his taste in music and how to make a living selling records, among other things.
What's the importance of music in your life?
Music has definitely marked my life. It did to such extent that I ended up working on a record shop! It's a craze that comes from the beginning of my adolescence, which has manifested itself in many ways... There's a mystic side [to music] that leads us to project all kinds of ideas in it. From the political to the fantastic, there's room for a bit of everything. In the end, it even can help us understand ourselves.

What's your favourite music genre?
Generally speaking, anglo-saxon rock, extending to electronica, though I'm able to absorb and enjoy very diverse genres. Let's say that after so many years listening to music, no genres sound strange to me. But however, alternative rock and late '70s post-punk were what most struck me. Not just for its sonic form, but mainly because of the ideas carried.

Vinyl or CD? Why?
Both. As much as I would love to have more vinyl than CDs, the truth is that even working in the business, not everything is available or affordable. Furthermore, there are practical circumstances that make the CD format more acessible and "mobile". Be it to listen while traveling or play music on a bar, the CD can have its advantages. [I'll use] "Downloads" only if really there is no other option...

What's the album of your life?
I really don't think I have one. Alas, I've always been against those people that attach themselves to one artist or genre. But there is a group of albums that have definitely struck me, namely Talking Heads' "Remain In Light", Stooges' "Fun House", Siouxsie's "Kiss In a Dreamhouse", The Cure's "Faith", most of The Young Gods' discography, Bowie's "Scary Monsters", and so on...

Why sell records? What brought you to this business?
The necessity to feed my own addiction, and an invitation from my former partner João Moreira. [Jorge Dias was one of the founders of Carbono, the first used record shop in Lisbon, and one of its owners until 2007]

Is the customer always right or are there exceptions to the rule?
There are exceptions. It depends on his attitude. For the people standing behind the counter, the customers' attitude is super important. That's what distinguishes an "alternative" business from the "multinational" kind of approach.

Can one still make money selling records? Do you recommend this line of work to anyone?
It's possible, but as in any other independent business in the 21st century, you must have a very accurate knowledge and an almost supernatural perseverence...

What is the most valuable record you've sold? And the most curious one?
Some cult records on eBay, but I reserve that information for myself!
The must curious one? Easier to ask than to answer. Let's say I've sold some records that rather surprised me...

Tell me an interesting episode that has taken place in your shop.
Musicians often come here to buy their own records, because they offered all of their own copies... Here's another one: I've bought an LP collection from someone who bought the same albuns on CD, and later on I've sold the same LPs back to the same guy because he's collecting LPs again!