Since their formation in 1984, Argies have stood out due to their libertarian poetry, the power of their
music and the understanding and coherence of their political attitude. Even though their roots can be
found in the British Punk from the seventies, nowadays their music witnesses influences from ska,
reggae, dub and good part of rock’n’roll elements and Latin rhythms. Practicing a philosophy of “do it
yourself” they have made a successful career while maintaining independence.
The name “Argies” derives from the English pejorative term for “Argentinean” which was most
popularly used by the British yellow press during the Falkland War in 1982. Far from being
nationalists, their name connects the band, the members of which define themselves as
internationalists, with debased minorities and marginalized people worldwide.
By the mid nineties, Argies left their hometown Rosario and moved to Buenos Aires. Since then,
playing more than 35 shows annually, they came to be known as one of the most frequently
performing acts in town. Starting in 1999, the band has regularly played extended tours in South
America and Europe. Until today, Argies have performed in 33 countries and played more than 600
shows in Europe. The Band functions like a collective of committed musicians all of which form part of
the project for undetermined periods, entering and leaving Argies with the same liberty that also
characterizes the work in the band and the way in which its members study and teach in joint efforts
across their differences. Over the years, the band’s particular method of making music has made
Argies a truly independent cultural movement.