As far back as 1902, “hip” was used to mean “in the know.” Those who were up on new trends were therefore “hipsters,” the first people to catch on to a certain style of music. Semantics aside, the term could still be useful, complimentary even, especially to separate an individual who appreciates a postmodern aesthetic from one whose interests revolve around modernity.
Cara-B is a clear example of a postmodern mix of visual and audio styles, and will appeal to a small selection of Barcelona’s live music fans. The first festival to playfully feature Comic Sans and word art in its landing page, its lineup isn’t so self-referential, possibly all the better for it.
The horror-cabaret indie of Betunizer meets the trash rock of Guadalupe Plata. Le Parody’s ecstatic pop trails into BeGun’s dreamy beats. Even hip hop and trap get a look-in with Yung Beef and El Coleta. Fabra i Coats is a grand venue for a niche event such as this but you can be confident that Cara-B will fill the space well.