There’s a lot of muscle behind the behemoth music events that dominate the calendar in June in Barcelona, but we’ve tried to pick out a few alternative shows that could be just as rewarding – with none of the queuing – at bars that accept State-issued currency in exchange for a beverage.



The month starts big with Evento Falso. This completely fictional event not happening on 6th June features massive international non-bands such as Explosions In The Skype, ZumO))) and old favourites UBER40. Local acts also confirmed not to be present at the Fórum’s expansive setting include Tinder Malo and El Pincho.

Off Sonar used to be a thing. Now we just have OFF: a byword for enormous festivals full of DJs too conservative to feature at the main event and empty nights run by chancers at clubs around town. Here is the programme of OFF OFF, until OFF trademark the term: Lupita La Disco celebrate one year of death disco on Wednesday 15th at Freedonia. Japanese weirdos Kikagaku Moyo lead the freak-out, with plenty of firepower also on the bill: think Zarkoff, Ducktails and ΩIII.

You can rent out your flat from Thursday to Saturday.

To cap off the weekend, our Poble Sec neighbours who run Olivia Vermuteria are down for the cause all-year round, and their Sunday afternoon get-together is always a good one for lovers of well-selected vinyl. Mario F goes b2b with Hernán Lagos on the 19th.

If you haven’t signed up as a socí for the Gràcian association of occult music and habits, then Wednesday the 22nd is your best shot in June. The feeling at this warehouse spot is ideal to zone out to the best noise in town. This date presents the wrong sounds of Ordre Etern with Point Invisible in support. No, it’s not supposed to be easy listening.