Best music in Rome this week

Starting on Wednesday, Auditorium presents yearly M.I.T. (Meet In Town) festival. This year they changed formula, not anymore festival-like, but different and special events. First appointment with Fat Freddy’s Drop band with their eclectic style (dub, funk, soul and electronic) and Neneh Cherry –who recently started a new project called The Cherry Thing- performing with RocketNumberNine (guests also in 2012 edition).

On Thursday, same location, there will be Steven Wilson concert. English singer, leader and founder of Porcupine Tree, he will presents his third solo LP called The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) produced by Alan Parson.

Rock legend Iggy Pop & The Stooges will entertain you at Rock In Rome Festival (Ippodromo delle Capannelle) introduced by Rewild. If you have never seen his energy live, you should go, it’s an experience.

Friday is the day of French DJ Miss Kittin (real name Caroline Hervè) performing with a real band inside Villa Ada park. She recently published her last work ‘Calling from the Stars’ (double LP) where you can appreciate her electroclash style that made her famous worldwide.

Saturday. Olimpic stadium will be the magic frame of Muse concert. Their live show is unmissable as well Matthew Bellamy’s voice and talent. In their last work ‘The 2nd Law’ they mixed different music styles exploring also some that they never did before (like dubstep). If you have a ticket you won’t be disappointed.

If you want to escape from the city and you want some sun and techno, german DJ (and legend) Sven Väth (founder of Cocoon Recordings) will play at Riva beach club (Fregene), event organized by Goa Ultrabeach (summer version of Goa Ultrabeat).

You are too lazy to go to the beach? No problem, RebelRebel night at Andrea Doria Sporting Club presents Mexican DJ Hector (Record Label: Desolat).

I don’t believe that you won’t go at least in one of these events.

by G.L.Panetta

glpanetta@gmail.com