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The Adanowsky show

Adanowsky doesn’t cease to reinvent himself. For his new album he dresses with tight pants, an open jacket and makeup. So do the seven members of a band which sounds perfect and who, furthermore, give themselves fully to the spectacle which Alejandro Jodorowsky’s son runs confidently. From the moment the keyboards start playing Welcome to my World giving way to the grand Dancing to the Radio, Adán Jodorowsky doesn’t stop worrying about the audience, making them dance and participate by chanting the choruses.

The core of the band which accompanies him is made up of a guitar, a bass, the drums, and synthesizers that give shape to the funk, and occasionally disco soul that composes Ada, the last album by the artist which he played in its entirety except for the covers in Spanish. The staging is completed by two choristers and dancers who, for every move and intervention, had a direct response from an audience that was so dedicated as Adanowsky himself who set free (perhaps too soon) some of his most famous songs such as J’aime tes Genoux, leaving for the final stages covers like Ghostbusters and Jump by Van Halen, which the guitarist played while Adán changed his jacket, as well as programmed interventions of the different members of the band.

For Ada, the artist has recreated a new alter ego who looks at glam straight on. Beyond the concept of the proposal, the songs do not fail. After going through a more cabaret-like phase with El ídolo; phase from which he brought back Estoy Mal; from his more hippie phase with the fantastic Amador, he played Déjame Llorar, song for which he requested absolute silence. He offered a bare version: just the guitar and his voice, which served to prove that his artistic aptitude endures without the help of a support band.

The impossible choreographies, acting touches, the dancing among the audience and kisses with those at the first rows, shared the leading role with songs as You’re My Lover and I Don’t Love You. The performance reached its highest point with some of the attendees dancing on stage and the feeling of having lived something more than just a concert.

Chencho Fernández, the ex Sick Buzos, was in charge of opening the night by presenting to us the songs from his next album Dadá Estuvo Aquí. Sounds which are near to classic rock came out of the guitars of a solvent band that the frontman himself observed on occasions while he rolled cigarettes. With lyrics that make reference to settings in Sevilla, not for nothing the Fun Club will premiere its record label with Fernández’s new album.

The night came to an end with a grand session on behalf of Música Prepost, that project which consists of Fran Torres and Pablo Peña and which brings back unexpected vinyls. Their selection of songs includes artists such as Kid Kreole, Konk and Quando Quango. It’s impossible to stop dancing.


Translation by Irene Soto.