C.A.F.F - Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro

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C.A.F.F - Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro

C.A.F.F - Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro
4.5
Concerts • Theatre & Performances
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:45
Thursday
19:00 - 23:45
Friday
19:00 - 23:45
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
About
If you want to see Argentine tango played live, off the tourist path, you have to discover Fernandez Fierro. Part Pugliese, part Ramones, they has inspired an entirely new generation of Argentine musicians. Its typical tango orchestra coupled with an original attitude playing at the CAFF, an old auto mechanic workshop transformed into an art space, founded and managed by themselves in 2004.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Almagro
How to get there
  • Carlos Gardel • 6 min walk
  • Medrano • 10 min walk

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Hans B
5 contributions
Intense atmosphere, screaming instruments
Apr 2017 • Couples
After the first 15 minutes I realized that it's clearly not my kind of music (too dissonant, too angry, too much fortissimo) but the loaded athmosphere remained magical. I didn't understand a word of what the singer was expressing and thus maybe missed important information about why these musicians act so painfully angry and intense. Still it was an amazing show and the musicians gave every last drop of sweat for it. My deepest respect to them. The show is perfect to sum up my days in BA: loud, dirty, intense, lost in translation but with a very unique beauty and charme that I would definitely recommend my closest friends to experience themselves.
Written 5 April 2017
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lengelcj
New York City, NY81 contributions
Great space to see a great band
Nov 2016 • Friends
A friend who grew up in BA and comes to see the Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro every time he's back in town brought us to see this fantastic band on a Wednesday night. The place is funky and hip but with a friendly vibe--a disco ball, chairs suspended from the ceiling, red lights, wall murals, a tin ceiling. It's kind of like the East Village in the 1980s if there had been any spaces that attracted crowds ranging from pre-teens to 70-somethings and if the people working there had actually been pleasant to strangers. The OTFF is not to be missed: a twelve-piece orchestra with six strings, a piano, four bandoneons, and a great singer who stalks on and off the stage as if she has just remembered one more emotion-filled moment she simply must tell you about. Watching the bandoneon players at the front of the stage is also a drama worth paying 150 pesos for. The music sounds like a tango orchestra on Metallica. (There's no dancing--just music with dramatic lighting and effects.) You can book in advance online for discounted tickets if you have an appropriate Argentinean ID that will allow you to use a credit card, but you'll still need to show up early (around 9 when the doors open) to get a table. I went twice and the band began between 10-10:30 and played for 75-90 minutes. If you're in BA on a Wednesday or Saturday night, check out the Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierra at CAFF!
Written 30 November 2016
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soulelectriiic
Newcastle, Australia25 contributions
Heavy tango orchestra show
Dec 2015 • Friends
We saw the orchestra show on a Wednesday night after being recommendations on TA. We tried to book tickets on the website, but there were errors encountered and we couldn't book in advance, but not to worry! The theatre opens at around 9pm on a Wednesday, and most people bought tickets at the door. Tickets were very cheap at 120 pesos! I would say to get a good spot to rock up at around 9-9.30pm and get your tickets there. The bar serves food and drinks which was very cheap. Staff were very friendly. A litre of beer cost around 80 pesos. They also had bottles of wine around 100-180 pesos. They also served empanadas for 18 pesos which were pretty good. The seating is around tables in front of the stage, with 4 chairs around each table. The show itself was very novel, original and contemporary. Friendly and passionate audience with a mix of tourists and locals. There is an orchestra of 12 young men playing string, piano and accordion instruments and a young female singer. Also FYI, there was no actual tango dancing. While initially entertaining, after about half and hour, the remainder of the show was repetitive and seemed to sound the same. The same chords were repeated over and over! A bit more variation in the songs would have made it a great performance. Overall an enjoyable experience.
Written 12 December 2015
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bigdra
Miami, FL92 contributions
Unique Tango-Inspired Group
Nov 2014 • Couples
Tucked away in its own theater in the tango district of Almagro, Fernandez Fierro's innovative take on tango is not to be missed. A female singer with an amazing voice compliments the 12 piece orchestra to take nuevo tango to a whole new level. Relaxed atmosphere with tables and friendly people...
Written 7 December 2014
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Flavio_Sch_1
Buenos Aires, Argentina39 contributions
Punk guys playing heavy tango. Don't miss it
Oct 2014 • Couples
Truly an experience. If someone would have tell me "I knew from something new", I wouldn't have trust him/her. But I went to see this spectacle: it's astonishing, overwhelming, a little bit bizarre... Some guys dressed like punkies or heavy metal, playing tango with an attitude I've never seen before. The singer, Chino Laborde, is a mix of freak & sort of drag queen tango singer (I know it sounds rare), but he sings like if it was the last night of his life. How can this band sound like vintage and modern at the same time? How could those guys be that... genuine? Needless to say, it's not touristy tango at all but there were many tourists in the house. If you want to be surprised and shocked, don't miss it.
Written 4 November 2014
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Seminartraveller57
Helsinki, Finland118 contributions
Unspoilt and contemporary
The CAFF is such a positive exception to the touristy tango scene in town. The name of the club, an acronym for Club Atletico Fernandez Fierro, is a reference to the house band, Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro, who at the time of writing play on Wednesdays at 10pm. And in truth, these reviews are more about the OTFF than the CAFF. On other evenings the club hosts other local acts. We went specifically to see the house band because I had heard them on cd before and was very impressed. We were running late that evening, so we also arrived late for the rather short set. But the two songs we heard were terrific. Raw and rhythmic, contemporary tango with a punk attitude, and great performance, as well. They were so nice that instead of taking the cover charge at the door for the few songs that were left, they offered the (cheaper) option of buying a cd instead. So not only did we get to see the OTFF, but we now have something to remember the evening by. The Abasto neighbourhood is a bit on the rough side, so the CAFF has not found its way into the guidebooks yet. It will soon, though, and that may not be a good thing.
Written 9 October 2014
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Rita1970
São Paulo42 contributions
Modern Tango
Jul 2014 • Friends
The best show ever. Young people who play heavy tango. Amazing attration. The price is very low and the music is incredible. Very talented group of people.
Written 14 July 2014
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