May Barcelona Hostel Events
Generador Indie - Go Mag Djs + Pin & Pon Djs + Wiggum (Acoustic Set)
When: 31st May 2013
Guest dj: Go Mag djs
Go Mag is one of Spain’s most widely read specialised publications. The same broadness perspective which has made the magazine an oasis of music journalism will feature at Generator Barcelona with Manu González, Staff Editor of the magazine, taking control of the decks. As always, anything can happen!
Resident djs: Pin&Pon djs
Rafa and Joan have in recent times been considered one of the top rated DJ combos by the public (in recent years chosen as the Best National DJ by the readers of the prestigious music magazine Rockdelux). Almost all of the most representative spanish indie-circuit clubs have warmly accepted their eclectic and fun sessions where everything has its place (from pop, rock, techno, electronic, soul …) caring above all for the quality in the selection and not forgetting the technique, with help from the latest technology tools. They have participated in festivals such as the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, Sonorama, South Pop Sevilla and Isla Cristina, SOS 4.8 in Murcia, etc … Their maximum is good taste and good technique, trying to mix up from the beginning to the end what seems difficult to combine. Pin&Pon DJs explore in each of their sessions their extensive knowledge of the latest music, without forgetting to also give free rein to the classics, those hits that have been with us for years and have become indispensable on the crazy nights in Spain.
Wiggum (acoustic set)
Wiggum are Julio Salvador (Vocals, Guitar), Halldór Már (Vocals, Guitar and Icelandic), Marc Miralles (bass) and Dani Barrera (Drums). Wiggum started in late 2009 when Julio Salvador and Halldór Már decided to embark on a new musical project with the goal of achieving their dream of someday living on their music. Wiggum recorded their first LP called “Sintón Nisón ama a Nifú Nifá“ in Barcelona’s studio Micromaltese (Linn Youki, Odio París, Las Ruinas) in February 2010 and was well received by independent music critics, which gradually began to take notice of the young band.
During that year were playing in different venues in Barcelona until they signed in 2011 with the music label El Genio Equivocado. A deed that helped them expand their music in different parts of the Spanish territory throughout festivals like FIB, Monkey Week, Vertigo Estival.
In 2012 they again locked themselves in the rehearsal room to give shape to new songs for a second CD. Leaving aside the love songs and the sixties, they dive into a sea of distortion and double-voiced melodies to recover the more aggressive personality of the band and finally acknowledging their influences from the 90s like the early Oasis, Nirvana , Smashing Pumpkins, … and elemental punk (Sex Pistols and Ramones). The result is an album of nine songs called “La Guerra Mundial” which will be published on April 20th, 2013.
Tees, bags & Vinyl on Sale
This Friday May 31st. Playback will also be at Generator Barcelona selling t-shirts and bags from Bowie, Johnny Cash, Daft Punk, Beastie Boys, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop at exclusive Generator prices – 12€ (per tee) and 8€ (for a bag). There will also be vinyl on sale courtesy of the Musicoming.com crew.
Jest – Joyous, exciting, sensory, theatre
#JEST Gallery now up:
On the 14th May Generator Barcelona will open its doors and entertain with breath-taking performances and a dazzling kaleidoscope of acts to mark its recent hostel opening.
Prepare your self for a world of surprises, as we bring together for some rambunctious fairground antics the best of gypsy, circus and burlesque.
This is a ticked event, spaces are limited, so be quick and get your ticket on 23rd April via the link on Facebook, to get your chance to join our jovial jamboree of performances and optical illusions, an event the whole of Barcelona will talk about for a long time!
When: 14th May from 9pm
Where: Generator Barcelona
Stay tuned and check out the latest updates of the event on our Facebook page. #circus #jest
“Why I love Barcelona” Finalist Showcase
Interest and submissions to Generator’s ‘Why I love Barcelona’ campaign have been incredible.
Now the Jury consisting of Anwar Mekhayech, Principle Designer & co-founder of The Design Agency, Rebecca Mason, Interior Architect & Designer, professor at IED Barcelona, Tina Zeigler, Contemporary Art Curator and Carl Michel, Generator’s Executive Chairman face the difficult decision to select the two finalist, who will permanently display their artwork in Generator Barcelona.
The winners will be announced after an art inspired afternoon at the Generator Barcelona. Olga Sevillano/Reina Sofia will host a panel discussion about the role of emerging artists in the contemporary art world.
This event is on invitation only – artist and selected guest, followed by opening event
When: 14 May 2013
15.00 Introduction by Jose Luis Espejos
15.15 “How to gain recognition by Galleries?” topic introduced by Juan Cariela, independent curator followed by open audience discussion.
16.00 “Artistic curation and development in new spaces?” topic introduced by artist and curator, Alvaro Garcia, followed by open audience discussion.
16.45 Short Break
17.00 “The role of the emerging artist in the contemporary art world” panel discussion
Moderated by Jose Luis Espejos of Reina Sofia
- Anwar Mekhayech, Principle Designer & co-founder of The Design Agency
- Rebecca Mason, Interior Architect & Designer, professor at IED Barcelona
- Juan Cariela, independent curator
- Alvaro Garcia, artist and curator
- Carl Michel, Generator’s Executive Chairman
18.00 Winners Announced followed by cocktail reception