The lineup for the first Portuguese edition of the Primavera Club festival is finally complete. From the bunch of Portuguese and Spanish artists confirmed in the last round of announcements, we’re excited to watch the likes of Sensible Soccers, You Can’t Win Charlie Brown and Tropa Macaca again. Head to the Primavera Club website to learn more about those acts.
Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp will be reissued in a 2xCD deluxe edition next November 13. The package includes a bonus CD with demo versions of the songs from the album. Thank God I still haven’t bought it - she plays in Guimarães at the Optimus Primavera Club festival on November 30 and perhaps I’ll get it there. Here’s a demo of an unreleased song you probably knew about if you’ve seen her 2010 KEXP session, “Tell Me”.
Remembering Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: a month later and day 4
Ah, Optimus Primavera Sound. It’s been already a month. From now on it will be way slower the time passing by to the next edition, already confirmed to take place at the simply perfect Parque da Cidade, Porto, from May 30th to June 2nd. Really hard to wait, you say? Don’t you worry, it looks like the Autumn version of the festival, the Primavera Club will also take place in Portugal this year! Take note: November 30th through December 2nd in Guimarães, European Capital of Culture in 2012. How cool is that?
Moving on, if you haven’t been to Primavera but wanted to know all that happened, you realized that there aren’t many reviews from the last day. Not hard to figure why: venues with limited space, a lot of people who left Porto earlier and so on. As for Bolachas?
Optimus Primavera Sound: day 3
Oh, festivals on rainy days. Such a pleasure for absolutely no one. Everyone loves guest appearances in festivals, but would invite such an inconvenient entity? My one and only guess is “students who couldn’t attend the festival due to having to study for exams”. You made little girls cry, are you happy now?