The American band Wilco is back on top after the creative slump suffered years ago, as demonstrated in Thursday’s concert featured on the main stage at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival. Wilco marked the high point of a first day in which the organizers have shown a good eye for selecting the best of pop and rock art Anglo-Saxon.
The unique thing that have regretted the spectators of Wilco is not to be been able to split, because to the same hour acted Kindness, an artist revelation, whose first disk World, You Need TO Change Of Mind is spreading like wildfire on the Internet.
In the same setting in which Wilco unfolded its talent, did the own thing Baxter Dury, that acted when still was during the day and clarified that is something more than the son of Ian Dury of Blockheads. They dressed with white shirt and tie, Dury presented the themes of its last album Happy Soup, full of catchy refrains, nervous guitars and a lot more luminous synthesizers than in its first disks.
Dury sang, played keyboards and spoke with the public, with an affable style and close allowing the audience to feel comfortable in fact at the same time also played one of the most anticipated: Beirut, which has lost its first Balkan influences disks but stays within the folk-pop.
In this scenario, with the towers of Sant Adria power plant in the background, The Afghan Whigs acted which heated the atmosphere for the arrival of Wilco and attracted large audiences, although it had the misfortune to overlap with Death Cab for Cutie. Death Cab for Cutie gave a magnificent concert, only overshadowed by some specific problem with the sound on stage Mini, a space that, contrary to what its name might suggest, hosted some of the largest.
The organization aims to break records Primavera Sound this year and 150,000 spectators gather no coincidence that the organization aims to break records this year and collect 150,000 spectators, including attending the Forum and do so at organized activities off campus.
This year participants have not suffered the terrible queues at the bar last year caused the fatal idea of removing the money within the enclosure and use a voucher system. However, once again the press corps has had to wait long low the sun to collect their accreditation, a standard already, which this year must be added the surprising news that the festival has withdrawn the accreditation of a journalist to argue that there are few Catalan artists on the bill.