Friday night and its live music in Ibiza Town

November 10th, 2007 - 3:27 am Posted in blu, funcale, ibiza, live music | Comments (0)

This evening we went into Ibiza Town to check out some live music at the new BLU, which used to be The Blue Rose – a "slightly" different place now…. Funcale were playing – it was good…

All change at the Blue Rose in Figueretas this winter. Completely refurbished, the poles have vanished from the stage to be replaced by musical equipment and a PA and lighting system fit to stage live bands; which is what they’re now doing every Friday night.

In similar fashion the audience of suited and sweaty elderly businessmen, with bulging wallets and things, have been replaced by a young Spanish audience enjoying the musical offerings of local bands playing indie rock music.
Blu is busy – it’s standing room only.

It’s not as if the venue hasn’t had its ups and downs. It held the first ‘sala de fiestas’ music license in Ibiza town – pre-dating even Pacha!

This license enables them to entertain with live music until 4 in the morning, so that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Tonight was the first of their regular Friday night sequence featuring local Ibicenco bands. Alternate Monday nights are ‘Cocoon’ nights featuring the renowned Cocoon DJs. Saturday nights are slated to feature the new Balearic sound epitomised by the likes of Jonathan Ulysses of Space and Andy Wilson of Sonica radio.

Following in the footsteps of the great Alfredo, some twenty years on you might say…

This new venue means business and looks set to potentially become an Ibiza town version of Santa Eulalia’s Guarana. Good luck to Sid Shanti and Marcus, the partners promoting these events. Another option for these winter evenings won’t go amiss.

As ever, click on the images for larger versions.

Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town
Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town
Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town
Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town
Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town
Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town Funcale at Blu, Ibiza town

 
 

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