I want to bring AC/DC to Almeria!

Says Almería’s premier festival organiser, Santiago Gallego, owner of 4 Rosas Producciones Artísticas. It’s not as fantastic as it may seem – Santiago has worked with them on their previous tours of Spain, and has bought in the past groups such as U2 and Rolling Stones as well as singers such as Julio Iglesias and Rod Stewart. “We have projects and discussions with several international stars for 2014…. but no hints! he told El Almeria. Continue reading I want to bring AC/DC to Almeria!

Spanish CD sales at an all time low

So it turns out that to get your CD into the Spanish Christmas top 40, you only had to sell 500 copies this year. To get into the top 10 during the peak sale week of between the 9th and 15th of December, you only had to sell 2,000 copies… and the number one spot was taken with sales of just 8,500 copies. That’s physical sales and digital downloads. This isn’t an indication of an Continue reading Spanish CD sales at an all time low

Arriba Arriba calls it a day

Arriba-Arriba, the well known local duo, have decided to call it a day. Here’s the press release: These will be Arriba Arriba’s last-ever public gigs. After 3 years    of performing, it is 100% Ellen’s decision to quit and go solo, and    I wish her every success. Thankyou to every single one of you who have supported our act over    the years. I’m so sorry that so many of you have been clearly very    upset and Continue reading Arriba Arriba calls it a day

Country & Western? Rednecks and misogyny more like

Whilst hiking in the mountains above Turre, I was listening to internet radio streamed over the Android. Although I don’t normally venture outside my comfort zone of classic rock, the combination of fat fingers and a rabbit hole lead me to press the “country & western” button on the radio app. Which bought up a whole new world of strange mid-US radio stations, most with unusual names such as JizzFM or KrabsAM. Venturing further, and Continue reading Country & Western? Rednecks and misogyny more like

Creamfields confirms lineup

Creamfields, southern Spain’s most important techno / dance music festival, has confirmed the final lineup of acts which will take place over next weekend (14/15 August). 32 major and minor international acts will take part. This important dance festival takes place in Guardias Viejas, the huge beach under the castle at El Ejido. Just down the road from Chris Marshalls place (his penthouse has a great view of it if you want to rent it Continue reading Creamfields confirms lineup

los40.com rebuilt with public money

While surfing los40.com -website of Los 40 Principales, Spain’s version of MTV- I noticed that they’re proudly telling people that they’ve been rebuilt using money from EU FEDER funds and a grant from the Ministry of Tourism. Any reason why a commercial pop radio & tv channel gets large grants like this to relaunch their website? Was it an attempt to improve Spain’s ranking in Eurovision? Oh, wait – of course! Los40.com belongs to Grupo Continue reading los40.com rebuilt with public money