WARSAW WEEKLY CONCERTS GUIDE (May 15 – 27)

Warsaw is not only Chopin, opera and ballet.

The city has changed so much during the last years, Clubs and bars coming and going as fast as lightning. Thanks to this guide you’ll be on top of what’s going on in Warsaw, so that you can get out and have a blast (without necessarily waiting for the weekend).

WEEK ONE: May 15 to May 20

TUESDAY 15.05

1) Jerry & The Pelican System

Five different musicians with different background and sounds that join together for a new jazz experience. Ladies and Gentlemen, Jerry & The Pelican System.

Where: BARdzo Bardzo

Price: 15 / 20 zl

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2) Grails + Ilyas Ahmed i Delayed Schedules

Grails is a band of musicians consisting of experienced musicians, free of stylistic restrictions. They moved from psychedelia to post-rock, hybridizing their different backgrounds and combining their disparate musical heritages. Ilyas Ahmed (USA) and Delayed Schedules (Poland) will offer their support!

Where: Klub Hydrozagadka

Price: 60 / 70 zl

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3) Normal Echo (Latarnia Records) + Julek Płoski

Dawid Szczęsny is a polish musician who released two albums, one in Polish and one in English. The new one contains ten songs on obsessive love, sung for the first time in Polish. He describes in detail the places in which he lived and the emotions that accompanied him every day:  claustrophobic memories, and the fears expressed by him give them pessimistic overtones.

Where: Pogłos

Price: 20 zl

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WEDNESDAY 16.05

4) JazzState #27 Baliński/Różalski/Szablowski jam session

A wonderful Jazz jam session with Marcel Baliński (piano), Rafał Różalski (double bass) and Bartosz Szablowski (drums)

Where: Klub SPATiF

Price: 10 zl (free for musicians with instruments)

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5) Moonzibar

Moonzibar is a three-man band from Warsaw: post-rock and indie elements, with a cold-wave and melancholic atmosphere.

Where: Chmury

Price: 15 zl

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6) Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola is an American songwriter who combines fusion jazz, latin and middle eastern music and melodies. Since 1976, he released 28 albums, included the new release of “OPUS”. He cooperated, among others with such personalities of world music as Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Simon, Santana,

Where: Palladium

Price: 169 / 199 zl

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7) Bison / LLNN / Only Sons

Canadian doom metal and stoner band, Bison are the mix of different musical experiences like punk and metal in general. LLNN (Denmark) and Only Sons (Poland) will perform metal too.

Where: Klub Hydrozagadka

Price: 40 / 50 zl

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8) Wiosenna potańcówka balfolkowa

Bored with rock, metal and punk music? Are you looking for something more relaxing and cheerful? Here is the event for you! You will learn and dance different dances and traditions from several countries: France, Sweden, Portugal, Brazil and more.

Where: Chata Numinosum

Price: 10 zl (FREE for students!)

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THURSDAY 17.05

9) Torban Folk Band

Ukrainian and Balkan traditional music, adding to it the sound of unusual instruments and experiments: concertina, hurdy-gurdy, Hutsul drum, drums and guitar.

Where: Skład Butelek

Price: 10 / 15 zl

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10) Szymonmówi

An interesting indie-pop project inspired by movies and comics, with melodic melodies about adulthood

Where: BARdzo bardzo

Price: ???

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11) Spaceslug / Telepathy / Toke / YOTC

Another night of metal, stoner and hard rock!

Where: Klub Hydrozagadka

Price: 50 zl

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12) Adam Repucha

Adam Repucha is considered one of the most original songwriters in Polish, combining ascetic folk with synth sounds. His tender and delicate compositions are accompanied by symbolism – in which the motifs of travel, astronomy, and contacts with nature, returns.

Where: Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny

Price: FREE (the number of tickets is limited)

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13) Carnival Youth

Carnival Youth is an indie and neo-folk band from Latvia, formed in 2012 by four friends who met at school.

Where: Cud nad Wisłą

Price: ???

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FRIDAY 18.05

14) The Jesus and Mary Chain

What to say about them? This Scottish alt-rock band was inspired by Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Pink Floyd and Siouxsie and the Banshees and they became one of the most significant British guitar alternatives of the 1980s. The Jesus and Mary Chain opened the way to a new idea of music together with  My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Primal Scream, and so on. In 2017 they came back with a new album, ‘’Damage and Joy’’.

Where: Klub Proxima

Price: 135 zl

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15) Rumianek / Evvolves

Two bands from Poland will perform and combine totally different genres: math rock, noise, shoegaze, drone, dream-pop sweetness and post-punk with a black-metal atmosphere.

Where: Pogłos

Price: 10 / 15 zl

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16) The Uppertones

“The Uppertones” is a powerful Italian trio of trombone, vocals, piano, & drums dedicated to the sound of the 50’s in Jamaica, the Jamaican R’n’B, Jamaican boogie.

Where: DZiK

Price: 20 / 30 zl

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17) WIXAPOOL CZYLI WIXAPOL NA BASENIE

Techno, dubstep, and rave music party.

Where: ISKRA

Price: ???

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18) Beats Radio & Sound

Spring (or summer) is in the air and it’s high time to chill and dance on the riverside!

Where: Pomost 511

Price: FREE

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SATURDAY 19.05

19) The Breeze / Lethe / Lilac

Three bands with a different soul but associated by a common mix of folk, blues, and alternative rock.

Where: Skład Butelek

Price: 10 zl

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20) Raphael Roginski

Guitarist and composer from Poland, he plays jazz/ethnic jazz but he explores musicology and ethnomusicology as well.

Where: Klub SPATiF

Price: 20 / 30 zl

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21) Sublimacja #20: Kosay Bday / I Wannabe / Crackenn

A drum & bass night for you, don’t miss it!

Where: K 55

Price: 20 / 25 zł

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22) Psycho Killer PARTY

Iggy Pop, LCD Soundsystem, The XX, Joy Division David Bowie, The Cure, Pixies, Editors, Depeche Mode, New Order, Sonic Youth, The Kills, M83, Pulp, Justice, Franz Ferdinand, The Kooks, Arcade Fire, Foals, The Knife, Phoenix…Should we continue?

Where: barStudio

Price: ???

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SUNDAY 20.05

23) Zorya

ZORYA is a project by the Polish vocalist and violinist Karolina Beimcik, which is the fruit of her four-year stay in New York. She is classically trained violinist and jazz vocalist who draws inspiration from many different sources such as music, poetry, and literature in Central and Eastern Europe.

Where: Cud nad Wisłą

Price: 10 zl

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WEEK TWO: May 21 to May 27

MONDAY 21.05

24) We Are Scientists + Oscar Jensen

We Are Scientists, the American indie rock band with post-punk vibe and synths from 80’s twist will perform for the first in Poland. The success of the band came with their first studio album, ‘’With love and squalor’’ in 2010. A few weeks ago they released ‘’Megaplex’’.

Where: Klub Hydrozagadka

Price: 65 zl

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TUESDAY 22.05

WEDNESDAY 23.05

25) Crevasse / Distress / Limp Blitzkrieg

Punk, hardcore and metal from Germany, Russia and Netherland.

Where: ADA Puławska

Price: 15 / 20 zl

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26) The Glitchhh / .K / Foma

The Glitchhh (shoegaze, blues, electronic music), Tochka-K (psychedelic folk and grunge) and Foma (post-rock, drone).

Where: Chmury

Price: 15/20 zl

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27) DDT

The legendary Russian pop-rock group DDT, which is often called a Russian Rolling Stones, will perform in Progesja.

Where: Progresja

Price: 130 zl

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28) Chicago / London Underground

The greatest night of jazz and avant-garde jazz of the next two weeks, special guests and talented musicians.

Where: Pardon, To Tu

Price: 39 / 49 zl

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29) Muchy

Alt-rock from Poznań to shake these boring Wednesdays!

Where: Grizzly Gin Bar

Price: 39 / 50 zl

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THURSDAY 24.05

30) Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington started his career studying as a tenor saxophonist at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts at Alexander Hamilton High School and forming his own band – “Young Jazz Giants”. He recorded the first album of Young Jazz Giants in the summer when he was in his first year of studies. Washington has worked with both jazz legends like Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, as well as rapists (Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar). “Harmony Of Difference” from 2017 is his last album.

Where: Klub Stodoła

Price: 130 / 150 / 180 zl

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31) Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

Ben Caplan is known as a musical poet and songwriter as well, with his extraordinary sensitivity and affection for the piano, deep vocal and a warm voice, which evokes authentic and countless emotions in the listener. The blues-folk song “Down To The River” or the subtle ballad “Drift Apart” are pieces that undoubtedly evoke extraordinary memories of the present fans. Love, violence and political matters among his favorite topics.

Where: Klub Hydrozagadka

Price: 55 zl

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32) Celtic Dance

Traditional Celtic dances: Irish, Breton, Scottish and those from France, or old Gaul. One hour to learn and one hour to dance.

Where: Chata Numinosum

Price: up to you

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FRIDAY 25.05

33) Death Over Warsaw [Sun No More, Cultum Interitum, Uklarhet, Ortsul]

Four death and black metal bands from Poland.

Where: Chmury

Price: 10

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34) Mind the Dub #3 : TBA // DubStone Launch Party

Dubstep, reggae, and industrial party until the sunrise!

Where: Pogłos

Price: TBA

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SATURDAY 26.05

35) Dick4Dick

Dick4Dick are together since 2004 and they play different genres: electro, noise rock, techno or pop. Their show is not just about music because often are accompanied by visual art, synth, and samplers.

Where: Klub SPATiF

Price: 20 zl

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36) Bassriver session

Bassriver Session is an event where DJs are supported by musicians playing live on instruments, intensifying the perception of acoustic waves in a club which will leave a pleasant sensation for all those having graced the dancefloor.

Where: BARdzo Bardzo

Price: 15 zl

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37) Tool night

TOOL is an American progressive metal band. They released four great studio albums since 1990. Their concerts are a characteristic type of expression of emotions: music and art too.

Where: Chmury

Price: 10 / 15 zl

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38) Short And Loud Fest Warsaw vol II

Short And Loud is an initiative that was born in the Netherlands and the subject was picked up in Berlin, where the place had several editions. The fun is that there are 10 teams in 10-minute sets and the event 100% benefit. Pure punk, hardcore, and metal!

Where: Pogłos

Price: ???

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