Lovers & Lollypops was created in 2005 as a result of the characteristic DIY urgency, the impulse to make things happen and the desire to document and publicize all the music that excited us at the time.   
Seventeen years and more than a hundred records later, that's still the main motivation: to record what has been one of the most fertile moments in musical creation in Portugal and beyond, through record publishing, promotion and agency.

From the very beginning and alongside its publishing activity, L&L has organized concerts and festivals - including the iconic Milhões de Festa and Tremor - in a constant act of reinvention, searching for new paths and languages, which come together around founding ideas such as freshness, lyricism and persistence.

Lovers & Lollypops was created in 2005 as a result of the characteristic DIY urgency, the impulse to make things happen and the desire to document and publicize all the music that excited us at the time.   
Seventeen years and more than a hundred records later, that's still the main motivation: to record what has been one of the most fertile moments in musical creation in Portugal and beyond, through record publishing, promotion and agency.

From the very beginning and alongside its publishing activity, L&L has organized concerts and festivals - including the iconic Milhões de Festa and Tremor - in a constant act of reinvention, searching for new paths and languages, which come together around founding ideas such as freshness, lyricism and persistence.

Agenda

10 apr.
18:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Percussion workshop with Sarine
Percussion workshop with Sarine @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

A masterclass/workshop led by Mariano de Melo (percussionist with DEAFKIDS) around the concept of percussivity, which seeks to propose a new reading of the historical divisions between composition and improvisation. 

By looking at different traditions and approaches to percussion (from Indian classical music, to Afro-Latin, Afro-Brazilian, reggae/dubwise, among others), Mariano proposes to debate how percussiveness can serve as a guide for humanizing and spontaneizing more mechanical forms of music. In addition, the workshop will give access to the techniques used by Mariano himself in his practice and creation. 

The workshop has a 40-minute format, with the remaining time for questions and a conversation about the material covered. 

Access is by conscious donation. Registration via the form (https://forms.gle/UtGR8qWyfKuDoeRg7). 

10 apr.
19:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Listening Session "Ritos do Colapso"
Listening Session "Ritos do Colapso" @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

Originally created during the pandemic era and divided into three volumes, Rites of Collapse is based on the creation of short, unusual sounds with different moods and approaches. An abstract album with a focus on rhythms and electronic manipulations, it creates a kind of soundtrack for imagined scenarios of the future.

The listening session will be attended by DEAFKIDS for a chat about the record. 

Free Entrance.

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18 apr.
19:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Mixing Tales with Saya
Mixing Tales with Saya  @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

Revisit, mix, connect. These are the premises of Mixing Tales, regular sessions where Lovers & Lollypops challenges nearby DJs to create a set exclusively with songs from its catalog and archive of releases. In this first session, which will be broadcast live on Rádio Temporária do Bonfim, the invitation goes to Saya, a DJ and activist with Hispanic-Palestinian roots based in Porto. 

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30 mar.
19:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Sereias
Sereias  @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

Two years after the release of their second LP, Sereias reunite at Lovers & Lollypops to revisit a repertoire that is increasingly becoming intervention music for modern times. 

 

 

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15 may.
19:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Julius Gabriel + HOMO
Julius Gabriel + HOMO @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

First northern release date for Julius Gabriel's new album. Tales From the Subterranean, the saxophonist's fifth solo album, is not "pandemic music", but without the pandemic it wouldn't have existed. The silence made Julius hear the sound, but then he had to figure out how to amplify, create and record it without losing the electroacoustic characteristics of the idea.
Over the course of twelve songs, Julius evokes different paths that these rhythms can take, takes on emotions - or insecurities and anxieties - through the order and tempos in which he overlays layers and makes the sound penetrate us with euphoria, fear and satisfaction. Absent of restraint, based on the idea that the release of these sounds is an emancipation, to look at and move forward with optimism. From the inside out. 

HOMO - Presentation of Pearl Harvest At Sun Source 
HOMO is the vehicle for the solo work of Filipe Silva, a musician from Porto who is also a member of HHY & The Macumbas and composer of soundtracks for theater. 
His work as HOMO takes on a nomadic character in stylistic terms, encompassing approaches such as the exploration of a single sound source, such as dolphin vocalizations in "RESURRECTED DELFINARIUM" (Tesla Tapes, 2022) or a modified acoustic guitar in "LUNAR IN AZURE" (Leviatã, 2023) or, on the other hand, the sculpture of oblique and texturally dense songs, as in "A GOOD DOG IS A BAD WOLF" (Tunguska, 2019) or "ALTERED EGO" (MuteAnt Sounds, 2022), weaving non-linear narratives, anchored in the intricacies of the psyche. He performs live at L&L to present his latest work, Pearl Harvest At Sun Source. 

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23 may.
19:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Cocanha
Cocanha @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

Cocanha is a polyphonic singing and dancing group based in Toulouse. Its members are Caroline Dufau and Lila Fraysse, both on vocals and percussion, accompanied by Sanz Grosclaude for concert sound. They arrange and compose their music from the traditional Occitan repertoire.

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26 may.
17:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Meth Math
Meth Math @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

An esoteric Mexican trio made up of singer Angelicá Ballesteros and producers Bonsai Babies and error.error, Meth Math make their debut in Portugal with an extensive tour of different cities. They bring with them Chupetones, a debut LP that thrives on the dichotomy that fuels the band's energy: a gothic party where you dance (or rather perrea) and cry. The nine songs that make up this record - a mixture of neo-opera beats and shattered electronic sounds - are a kind of ode to disaffection and a guestlist for any post-apocalyptic club. Chupetones is a giant gate, we just don't know if it's to heaven or hell. 

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20 jun.
19:00
Lovers & Lollypops, Porto
Adelaida
Adelaida @ Lovers & Lollypops, Porto

Adelaida's music transcends conventional boundaries, creating a tapestry of pure fantasy where the celestial and the mystical merge. From Catalonia - where she lives and produces - she has released a body of work that is a clear reflection of her background in Fine Arts and choral music. Here, the voice is the central focus, unmistakably marked by the particular way in which Adelaida explores its expressive potential. 
In her second album - to be released soon - she collaborates with producers MANS O and Pura Cadera, anticipating a darker, more baroque atmosphere, evoking surreal landscapes and chimerical realms. For this date in Porto, we expect a concert of pure intimacy and an open invitation to immerse ourselves in the evocative universe of his music. 

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milhões de festaBarcelos, 2010-presente

Milhões de Festa

Since 2010, Milhões de Festa has been taking place in Barcelos (Portugal), the point from which, in more than ten years of history, it build a reputation of being one of the most country's most referential musical event, a space for discovery and encounter with new musical movements and a scenery for dozens of national premieres and memorable concerts. Driven by its eclecticism, Milhões de Festa proposes, annually, a diverse line up composed by national and international artists, a stage that is also a swimming pool, a “taina” are that incorporates the DNA of the region where it operates crossing music and food, as well as a set of musical and cultural proposals that in the city's public spaces, in an attempt to promote a close connection between the festival and Barcelos.
It was also around Milhões de Festa that a movement of musical creation was born, described by some as the “Barcelos scene”. A movement guided by the appearance of a diverse group of new bands and an environment of collaborative musical creation that remains alive until today. 

Tremor

(2014-Presente) Tremor is an festival-experience that aims to implement a creative platform in a constant dialogue with the territory and the local community of the Azores, with particular attention to the island of São Miguel, the place where it takes place annually. With music as its ignition point, Tremor integrates a set of concerts that, over five days, occupies theaters, commercial spaces and touristic locations. The hallmarks of the festival are Tremor na Estufa, surprise concerts that are often held in natural and outdoor spaces, and Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, hikes that are accompanied with original and site-specific soundtracks, created to provide a plastic and sonic experience for a specific trail and that culminate in a live presentation surrounded by nature.
Committed to its work with the Azorean community, Tremor has been intensifying, since 2014, its residency program, with a wide range of exclusive creations that relate music to the territory, that activate collaborative creation with artists from the Azores and that involve different communities in the production of unique shows. Examples of this are the regular collaboration with the Rabo de Peixe School of Music and the São Miguel Deaf Association, among others.

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20 XX Vinte

The 20 XX Vinte is an itinerant festival that offers an authentic music marathon and non-stop exhibitions. So far five editions were held in different spaces in Porto, Guimarães and Lisbon integrated with some of the initiatives of the most recent European capitals of culture in the country. 20 XX Vinte aims to be an exercise of "State of Art" for contemporary Portuguese culture .

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Serralves em Festa

Festival anual organizado em Serralves que conta com várias atrações artísticas desde a arte performativa, música e artes plásticas.

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Festa de Outono 

No ambiente único do Parque de Serralves, a Festa do Outono marca a chegada da nova estação e celebra a época das colheitas, o reavivar de antigas tradições e costumes, demonstra saberes e práticas ancestrais ligadas à tradição rural, revividos no contexto contemporâneo de Arte e Paisagem que é Serralves.

Há luz no Parque 

Os públicos de Serralves podem visitar o Parque à noite nos meses de julho e agosto e conhecer, ou revisitar, percursos, árvores e elementos construídos icónicos, decorativamente iluminados, que transformam o ambiente noturno do Parque numa experiência única de magia e luz.

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Ponte Party People

Ponte Party People had four editions (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and 2016) and took place in Braga (Portugal). Held in one of the lungs of the city, Parque da Ponte, the event was one of the first in the region to present a line up totally composed of emerging Portuguese music.

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Les Siestes Électroniques

Les Siestes Électroniques is a summer event held annually in France that, in 2018, started to have a Portuguese edition in Coimbra. Focusing mainly on electronic music, the event features a line-up of emerging artists targeting not only fans of the genre, but also professionals working in this field. The fact that it takes place outdoors and has free admission makes Les Siestes Électroniques a rare event in the European festival scene. 

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Salto da Graça

Based in Mondim de Basto (Portugal), Salto da Graça is an event that brings together music and adventure, developing initiatives that, in dialogue with nature, design new ways to discover the local territory and propose a new relationship between live music and natural environment. Canoeing, paragliding, off-road circuits, hiking, cycling and canyoning are some of the sporting activities that are complemented by soundtracks and exclusive concerts.

GROIA

GRÓIA is the acronym for the editorial section of VICE “Guimarães Rocka-Ó-Ió-Ai” and was born from a partnership between VICE and 2012 Guimarães European Capital of Culture. The festival organized concerts of Portuguese bands such as PAUS, Allen Halloween and Moullinex + Xinobi.

groia.jpgGuimarães, 2012

Musa

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