That catchy blend of mind-melting and danceable.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Crystal Fighters – Live at SOS 4.8 Festival, Spain – May 4, 2013 – RNE Radio 3
Crystal Fighters have accomplished quite a lot in the relatively short period of time they’ve been together. The Basque/Spanish/English alternative/Indie/Experimental band have been in the midst of touring in support of their second album (which came out in May) and have been going down very well with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. They are scheduled to make an appearance in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre in October. So . . . .
Tonight it’s a concert they performed in May of this year at the SOS 4.8 Festival in Spain. As always, broadcast live by the venerable Radio Nacional España Radio 3. And a warning – they get a bit chatty here and there.
Play loud – and if you’re confused over whether or not to bust a move or stare at the ceiling – don’t feel alone. It’s nice when a band keeps you on your toes.
Adding a touch of ethereal to the Springtime festivities.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Live At Primavera 2013, Barcelona Spain – May 25, 2013 – RNE Radio 3
One of the surprise hits at this years Primavera Festival, Melody’s Echo Chamber. An engaging new band made more engaging by the enthralling voice and presence of Melody Prochet whose band it just so happens to be. The band went on late, and Melody apologizes, but the audience didn’t seem to mind. The gave a great performance and the audience gave a great reaction.
So here is that concert from Saturday night, May 25th as presented by the venerable (and always busy) Radio Nacional España Radio 3, minus the chatty commentators.
Enjoy – there’s more where that came from.
Irma Thomas – Sendin’ some Soul to Spain
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Irma Thomas, live at Black Is Back Soul Weekend – June 16, 2013
It’s hard to believe the Black Is Back Soul Weekend festival was the first time Queen of Soul Irma Thomas played in Spain. But from all accounts it was true. Needless to say, the legend hit Madrid and the audience went nuts.
And for good reason. Irma Thomas is one of those living legends we always talk about and she was in fine form this past Sunday. Luckily for those of us not able to be there, the always wonderful Radio Nacional Espana Radio 3 was on hand to broadcast the goings on.
One thing – lots of talking between songs, and mostly talking over intros. From what I’ve been experiencing the past few years of recording streaming audio from overseas, it’s one of those things announcers do in Europe; talk a lot – they all seem to. But if it meant not hearing this huge moment and that incredible voice, I’ll take the banter any day. Besides, the sound is wonderful.
So with all that, turn this one up and bask in the heady glow of a living legend. It’s good for you.