Monday, May 10, 2010
Can You Feel It?
Only two short weeks to the beginning of the week-long indie behemoth of a festival that be Primavera Sound. There's all sorts of reasons to get jittery about this inevitable city-wide hoedown; your friends are coming from England, there's gigs all over the shop, from the metro to Bar Fantastico, from Parc Joan Miró to Apolo (Black Lips will be nasty on the Sunday night), Monesteri to l'Auditori, and of course the concrete travesty that is the Forum.
I have to admit that most of the names on the line-up could very well be made up by a graphic designer with a cynical sense of humour, but there are those who walk amongst us on a slightly higher plane of sub-pop knowledge, peering over the underground, quickly sifting out the Gay Dads to find the Mujeres. Occasionally these mages of rock understanding let out a little fart of recommendation in order to shed light on the diamonds that we cannot miss in between trying to sneak into VIP and getting steaming off sexy/punky beers outside the front gate.
One such wizard is Trevor Steward, who releases his selection in a handy downloadable mix through his eloquent blog, Kids Don't Follow. Peep that.