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  • Montevideo Mondays (XXV)

    Montevideo Mondays (XXV)

    If -as Simon Reynolds exposed in his book Retromania- we´re condemned to keep on looking back to previous roots of pop music, then we should try at least to pay….

    Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XXIV)

    Montevideo Mondays (XXIV)

    In previous posts, I mentioned the notorious amount of thematic parties emerging in the recent years in Montevideo. One sample of this big success is called Club Subtropical, a party….

    Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XXIII)

    Montevideo Mondays (XXIII)

    Spring is in Montevideo. This is the moment when people flock to the bars, where the pleasant air of the city starts to change the vibe of the people. New….

    Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XXII)

    Montevideo Mondays (XXII)

    Better late than never. Diego Rebella seems to be sick of many things since a lot of time. He is sick with the noisey motorbike riders of his neighbourhood, with….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XXI)

    Montevideo Mondays (XXI)

    In this space we spoke a couple of times about the delicate production values of local hip hop in Montevideo. Maybe we can add at this very moment another fact:….

    Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XX)

    Montevideo Mondays (XX)

    The first time I´ve heard the effect that transforms the song Sacrificio, the first track of Pancho Coelho´s first solo record, I remembered the first time I saw him live…..

    Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XIX)

    Montevideo Mondays (XIX)

    In the middle and the end of the 2000s, at the very moment when the funky disco based in guitars and synthesizers sort of came back to life, the montevidean….

    Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XVIII)

    Montevideo Mondays (XVIII)

    So I mentioned lots of times the deep roots of the uruguayan scene with the folk (or folclore roots) that sometimes are hard to distinguish in the songs. The thing….

    Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XVII)

    Montevideo Mondays (XVII)

    How does a song stick in the right side of our brain? Does it just have to do with your previous influences or obsessions? Is it possible that a reminiscence….

    Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XVI)

    Montevideo Mondays (XVI)

    If disonance, some tendency to go to more noisey sounds and a more intellectual-faced approach are common signs of lots of emergent bands in Montevideo, the scene has many things….

    Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XV)

    Montevideo Mondays (XV)

    I have a friend who half-jokingly says that, as a society, Spain (his mother land) is unable to overcome the shoegaze, a style that lots of bands of that country….

    Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XIV)

    Montevideo Mondays (XIV)

    It may have to do with the passion for travelling: looking for music of places that are not home is like travelling without moving. I still remember the same message….

    Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XIII)

    Montevideo Mondays (XIII)

    Lost in that parallel galaxy known as the alternative scene of bandcamp music labels, a record with four tracks arrived last week in my inbox. A friend recommended me to….

    Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XII)

    Montevideo Mondays (XII)

    Poetry, electronic arrangements, and a folk soul are part of what turns emergent singer/songwriter Laura Chinelli’s new record Infinito into a nice addition to the 2014 record crop. In this….

    Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (XI)

    Montevideo Mondays (XI)

    Let me tell you something about the british influence in Montevideo: some friends tend to think that a lot of people in this city would like to see a double-decker….

    Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (X)

    Montevideo Mondays (X)

    So, we talked about singers, songwriters, artist that based their sound on an electronic field, everyone fresh and new, each and one of them on a search of an identity….

    Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (IX)

    Montevideo Mondays (IX)

    Today, in this ‘last train’ Montevideo Mondays (1:35 am in Montevideo), I would like to start with a concept formerly pointed in the last posts. In this search of a….

    Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (VIII)

    Montevideo Mondays (VIII)

    Montevideo is a complicated city for artists trying to make themselves a name in the electro scene, don´t even think about the big picture in the short term. No matter….

    Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (VII)

    Montevideo Mondays (VII)

    We´re in Carnival holidays in Montevideo and I chose to get out of my city for the first time in this space. The getaway is tricky, because we´re moving to….

    Posted on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
  • Montevideo Mondays (VI)

    Montevideo Mondays (VI)

    From the beginning of this post you should know that in Montevideo we know how to love the blues and the bands that work the classic rock forms adding them….

    Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014