Tag: Heliogàbal

Zu + Outblinker – an earshatteringly good time

BeGood, Barcelona, 28th November 2016 (promoted by Heliogàbal) Outblinker To be honest, I came for Zu and didn’t know much about Outblinker at all other than that they’re Scottish and a bit krautrock-y. Then I got my internal organs bashed about by pounding subaural synth beats, precision drums (to within nine decimal places) and hallucinogenically…




Blood Quartet at Heliogàbal – 18th June ’15

It begins with an echoing trumpet tone, a handful of harmonics from a Fender Jazzmaster, a shimmer of cymbal, and a scrape of a bass string… Blood Quartet are here. It was their first gig proper and the launch of the debut album, “Dark Energy” and Heliogàbal in Gràcia was packed out. On other days,…




Mike Cooper at Heliogàbal – 26 Nov ’14

Mike Cooper (lap steel guitar, electronics) Mike Cooper is someone I don’t know much about but what I do know makes him fascinating(ly bizarre). In the early 60s, he turned down the Rolling Stones (they gave the job to Brian Jones instead) and instead followed his own increasingly idiosyncratic and wayward musical path. Starting from…