I met the coolest Buenos Aires chica Fernanda, who invited me to a live show on Sunday with her amigos Bruno and Fernando. The show was at this garage venue El Emergente, and started super early for Buenos Aires (~6pm) because it was Sunday. (Wait, so they follow SOME laws here?)
I didn’t know any of the bands, but was excited to experience the local music scene. It was Vintage Wave night, and the rockabilly vibe was strong. Bethany Saint-Smith opened up with her bluesy sounds, followed by the Calavers, then a surf-rock band the Lefunders (who Fernanda was most excited to see), and lastly, the psychobilly headliner: Los Cianuros.
The Lefunders were most definitely my fave. They are an instrumental surf rock group, and made me feel like I was inside Quentin Tarantino's brain. They could easily do the soundtrack for Kill Bill Vol 7.
Great acoustics for a garage! Very cool vibes. Mi amigo Derryl came with. Had a great time dancing with mi chica Fernanda! And, loved meeting Bruno (cool musician who speaks English really well and has family in Texas) and Fernando (from Ecuador, but actually lived in New Hampshire for a few years as a kid). Both are super cool cats!
Love meeting locals! Probably my favorite part of traveling so far. It's a lil new and scary being the foreigner and wondering if you'll be accepted or rejected. Think I got the thumbs up.
I had to miss a cool Remote Year function to attend this show. But, it was worth it.