19 days ago | Latin Music
The sounds and rhythms of West African drums, the sharp slaps on the djembe and the cavernous thumps on the dunun, will echo and bounce out of the recently reopened John Anson Ford Theatres and off into the hills surrounding the Cahuenga Pass this...
2 months ago | Rock
It's impossible not to chuckle a bit when hearing Omar Rodriguez-Lopez describe 2016 as a "pretty mellow year for me." This is the year when the ambitious and prolific artist/producer will release 12 new solo albums via Mike Patton's Ipecac Record...
2 months ago | Latin Alternative
The story of "flamenco metal" guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela reads like a quirky, feel-good script straight out of Hollywood. Two metalheads from Mexico City drop everything, swap their plug-in gear for classical guitars and head to the beaches of ...
3 months ago | Festivals
The summer of 2012 was an eventful one for Rene Contreras. The curly-haired Chicano resident of Pomona launched, with the help of a few friends, a little festival at the Glass House in his hometown that they dubbed Viva! Pomona. It was his way of ...
3 months ago | Latin Alternative
In the summer of 2010, friends and music aficionados Tomas Davo and Alberto Bustamante launched a laid-back afterhours house party in Mexico City. The idea was a simple one for the then-restless club kids: Host parties on a bi-monthly basis where ...
4 months ago | Latin Music
A strange and infuriating thing happened last year at SiriusXM for fans of Spanish-language music. It began when the company pulled music station "La Mezcla" without any warning in March 2015. It replaced it with the Pitbull-curated "Globalization...