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Wednesday, March 16 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pedropiedra

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Pedropiedra is the name that Pedro Subercaseaux chooses to name his music and his personality. Straight and simple, his nickname rules itself according to his own musical rules: search for the pop song without resort to big words and say much with little. With that intention, Pedropiedra edited by middle 2009 his debuting homonym becoming soon pretty popular thanks to the rst single “Inteligencia Dormida” sounding in different radio stations and calling the attention of divers Chilean virtual publications, Pedropiedra managed to take his music to a massive and popular elds in just a couple of months being catalogued as one of the top musical leaders (according to 2009 ranking from El Sabado magazine from El Mercurio, an important Chilean newspaper). His pop proposal, heiress of acoustic and electronic sounds, consolidated the path of Pedropiedra after being part of the successful band CHC, a hip hop collective in which he formed three studio albums, then Yaia where he combined pop, country and surf and Hermanos Brothers, a hip hop duet awarded in 2003 as best independent group of the region according to MTV. After adding up a nourished repertory of presentations in Santiago de Chile together with his old bands, Pedropiedra decided to live for a period of time in Mexico City in 2008 to prepare what would be his rst soloist album. In one of his different promotions, he meets Leonel García- ex member of the Mexican ballad duet Sin Bandera- who decided to support Pedro from the executive production of his debut album. The thirteen songs that forms Pedropiedra, shows a taste for pop song and the possibility of composing simple lyrics about diverse topics such as love, social relationships or dead. As a life journal transformed in an album, the debut of Pedropiedra was received by Chilean press as the most intimate registration from the singer. At the same time, his sticky refrains and melodies where dened as one of the best examples of Nuevo Chilean pop, making it comparable to Gepe’s and Javiera Mena’s productions. Parallel, Pedropiedra composed in 2007 part of the soundtrack of the prime opera from Sebastián Silva: La Vida me Mata. The Singer collaborated once more with Sebastian in 2009 adding up the song “Ayayayay” for the movie La Nana, a lm awarded as best movie on the Sundance Festival in that year.Thanks to La Nana success in the United States, the song was selected between the themes to compete as best song at the Oscar’s. In addition to this international recognition, he adds his participation as special guest to the 2009 edition of the Feria Internacional de Música de Buenos Aires, plus his appearance in the Día Mundial de la Música in Chile, an event that gathers an audience of more than 50,000 people. Back in Mexico, in December same year, Pedropiedra toured different Mexican stages as guest of the third edition of Festival Neutral at the Multiforo Alicia, the musician released his album at Centro Cultural España and also was a guest in the sixth edition of Festival Diego Rivera. At the beginning of 2010, Pedropiedra surprised the audience of Vive Latino festival with a really intense show. The singer’s fans acclaimed all of his repertory over passing the audio of the compound. This showed the impact the singer had between Mexican audiences who knew every single song because of the rotation of his music on local Mexican radio stations. At the same time, in this new trip to Mexico, Pedro made some presentations along with Gepe taking the occasion of recording part of his new material: “Cripta y Vida”. In May 2010,Pedropiedra travelled through Spain, country he visited for the rst time in company of Javier Mena, Chinoy and Gepe with dates in Madrid and Barcelona. Actually, Pedropiedra works on the last details of “Cripta y Vida” while he maintains a tight agenda of live presentations. PEDROPIEDRA PRESS: Extravaganza! Magazine (Chile, May 2009): “The rst soloist album of Pedro Suber- caseaux, a.k.a Pedro Piedra (Hermanos Brothers, Yaia and CHC) it’s an ensem- ble of simple melodies and lyrics, with metaphors charged with emotion, irony and a pretty good dose of good humor, that give as a result a disc with an admirable naturalness” Super45 Magazine (Chile, June 2009) “The quality on the voice and recording (realized at Sin Bandera’s- Leonel García studio) are some of the reasons to understand why this disc is one of the best that has been released this year” Sumplemento Wiken (Chile, Sep- tember 2009) Pedro Piedra is one of those persons that thanks to his unreachable behavior inside the rules of social interaction ended being a funny guy: a guy a little bit weird and pretty much unique. The same as his songs” El Mercurio (Chile, 2009) Pedropiedra is pop with distinction, with a personal humor and mood in his lyrics, with accurate melodies and his voice always in forefront. Everything he says is part of a good melody and its pop music sing with absolutely no tics at all, another good reason to nd him good” POTQ.CL (Chile, June 2009) About Pedropiedra: “More than 40 minutes that is divided in 13 songs that never lower their level. The pop, the guitars and memorable lyrics intercalate each other to assemble a very sticky work and also very good for hum- even, leaving a place for the heartfelt obeisance that is Mi Mamá (…). A gesture of tremendous honesty, that doesn’t distune because precisely, all this plate feels honest from beginning to end” Mus.CL Magazine (Chile) “Pedro Subercaseaux arrived just a couple of weeks ago to Santiago from Mexico City. Without too many plans, he spends the summer heat in a department close to Plaza Italia and keeps composing and recording. What matters him the most is to play live his recently nished album: 13 sticky, happy and very melodic songs with reexive lyrics, from a funny melancholy that he registered in the north of the country and that is already ring on in live capital concerts”
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Pedropiedra is the name that Pedro Subercaseaux chooses to name his music and his personality. Straight and simple, his nickname rules itself according to his own musical rules: search for the pop song without resort to big words and say much with little. With that intention, Pedropiedra... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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