Norberto Lobo (Festival Percursos da Música 2018, Ponte de Lima)

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Norberto Lobo (b. Lisboa, 1982)an acoustic and electric self-taught guitarist Norberto Lobo released the first of his six solo CDs in 2007. He represents the diversity and richness of a thriving contemporary Portuguese musical scene. His compositions in both short and longer-form are like a narrative and storytelling complete by a total absence of any tics or theatrical antics, in which every turn is revised and remade for maximum fascination for both musician and audience. Norberto Lobo’s pieces, instrumental except for a bit of wordless singing, seem to move through country blues, Tin Pan Alley ballads, experimental drones and minimalism. “Norberto … Continued

Birds are indie (Festival Percursos da Música 2018, Ponte de Lima)

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“You may call the police we’re gonna split with ease and we’re gonna steal your heart. We are partners in crime and our only enemy is time.” Partners in crime (Birds are indie) Once upon a time there was a girl and a boy. They fell in love. One year later an old friend came along and  since 2011 they have a band. Birds Are Indie are Joana Corker, Ricardo Jerónimo and Henrique Toscano, a Portuguese indiepop band resident in Coimbra. Their sweet tones and lyrics with simple yet engaging compositions are enchanting everyone who listens to them. Discography: Love is … Continued

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART (Concertos do Marisco 2017 – O Grove)

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are an American indie pop band from New York City, formed in 2007. The name of the band is based on a 1991 book written by Charles Augustus Steen III. Their first album was a self-released EP in 2007, called “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart”. Their debut self-titled full-length album was released in 2009, as well their second EP “Higher Than the Stars”. The band’s second record, entitled “Belong”, was released in 2011. The third album “Days of Abandon” in 2014, and the fourth album “The Echo of Pleasure” was released on September 1, 2017. The … Continued

Blind Zero (#Saiprarua, Viana do Castelo)

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O concerto dos Blind Zero integrou a programação da edição 2018 do #Saiprarua, uma festa itinerante que decorre entre 8 e 24 junho em Viana do Castelo e que até final do ano irá percorrer 7 cidades. A par dos concertos, a roda gigante de 32 metros de altura, com vista para a cidade, é outra grande atração da festa. Os eventos são de entrada livre. Mais informação aqui.

Sean Riley (Sons de Vez, 2018)

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Sean Riley is the solo project of Afonso Rodrigues, singer and guitarrist of Sean Ryley & The Slowrides. The singer and composer released his first solo album “California” in 2018, an all-acoustic work recorded in motels during a road trip to EUA with (and produced) Paulo Furtado (The Legendary Tigerman). A recording of the street without artefacts – in California, if we pay attention, we can hear the sounds of each place they passed: Los Angeles, Carmel By The Sea, San Francisco and Joshua Tree (Rancho de la Luna). You can listen “California” here or here, and follow Sean Riley here.

As canções de Leonard Cohen (Centro Cultural de Viana do Castelo, 2018)

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Algumas das mais emblemáticas canções do rico repertório do cantor, compositor e poeta canadiano Leonard Cohen, que faleceu em 2016 aos 82 anos, foram interpretadas ao vivo por Márcia, Mazgani, Miguel Guedes, Jorge Palma e Samuel Úria. Foram recordadas algumas das mais emblemáticas canções, numa homenagem carregada de sentimento e emoções, entre elas: “Dance me to the end of love”, “Bird on the wire”, “Hallelujah”, “Tower of song”, “I came so far for beauty”, “Suzanne”, “I thousand kisses deep”, “I’m your man”, “Lover, Lover, Lover”, “In my secret life”, “Avalanche”, “Famous Blue Raincoat”, “The stranger song” e “So Long, Marianne”. A acompanhá-los … Continued

Selah Sue – Reason (Centro de Artes de Águeda, 2018)

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Selah Sue is a Belgian songwriter and musician. At age fifteen she learned to play the acoustic guitar and started to write her own songs. Since her late teens Selah Sue has skillfully refined her signature blend of soul, hip-hop, funk, and reggae into a powerful force. Sue’s first EP was released in January 2009, under the title “Black Part Love”. The subsequent EP “Raggamuffin”  was released in 2010 and in 2014 she relesead the EP “Alone”. Her self-titled debut album “Selah Sue” was relead in 2011, followed by Rarities (2012), Reason (2015) and Reason Remixes (2016). The last album goes … Continued

Benjamin Clementine – just an alien, passing by… (CC Viana do Castelo, 2018)

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Few artists can command an audience’s attention as powerfully as Benjamin Clementine. British musician, composer, and poet, Benjamin Clementine (born 7 December 1988) had little exposure to music whilst growing up and is self-taught. He made his TV debut in 2013, on the BBC programme Later With Jools Holland. The same year, critics dubbed Clementine as one of the great singer-songwriters of his generation and the future sound of London. He won the Mercury Prize in 2015 for his debut album At Least for Now. Released on 2017 “I Tell a Fly” Clementine’s second album, sees the artist exploring new musical territory on the … Continued

Castello Branco | Soul vibration at Teatro Diogo Bernardes – Ponte de Lima

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Castello Branco is all heart, and love can transcend to the world through his music. There is a lot of beauty in his compositions, many small details in each corner that turn his songs into instants full of rhythm, happiness, sweetness and nostalgia, dressed by delicate textures, with that touch that only Brazilian musicians know how to bring to their compositions. With an unique sound, delicate arrangements and meditative soundscapes, the musician/songwriter Lucas Domênico Castello Branco Gallo, aka Castello Branco, one of the greatest talents of its generation in Brazil, is touring Europe to present his second work “Sintoma”. The new album Sintoma (2017) “Is … Continued

A noite passada… a liberdade passou por aqui | Sérgio Godinho (Teatro Diogo Bernardes)

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With an almost untouchable 45 years old artistic carrier, singer, composer, lyricist, playwright, poet, actor, director, storyteller, children’s storyteller, Sérgio Godinho has become an icon capable of gathering around his songs generations of different ages, experiences and aspirations. The insurmountable lot of songs that he has written and recorded since his first record, in 1971, includes some of the major classics of the Portuguese-sang music of the last half century, where every word is measured, thought out, but it’s always the music that comes first. In other words, it’s the music which dictates the lyrics. From the more than 350 songs … Continued

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