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cinclecticWhen Cinco de Mayo gets eclectic it’s CINCLÉCTICO!

Two of our fave “eclectic” local bandas are on Thursday’s CINCLÉCTICO bill at the Regent Theater downtown — rocksteady/ska superstars The Delirians and retro-soundtrack rockers Cutty Flam — and a good time is guaranteed for all.

What’s more, we’re giving out two sets of freebie tix to randomly selected entrants who can CORRECTLY answer this question before midnight Wednesday PDT: [Mas…]

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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running.

Via NPR’s Morning Edition: [Mas…]

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Race relations in Los Angeles, 1991 are far from ideal. When Mexican-American Eladio goes to avenge the death of his older brother at the hands of a Korean-American merchant, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one with a reason to kill today. [NSFW adult language, F-bombs; graphic violence.] [Mas…]


Did an Unidentified Flying Object/Objeto Volador No Identificado buzz La La land Monday? It looks like a bunch of runaway birthday balloons to us, but WTF, the truth is out there. Also, we want to believe.


A Floridian transplanted to Los Angeles, Te-Erika Patterson video’d Sunday’s No Pants Subway Ride — it was her third year stripping down and riding the rails for fun. If you think this is for you, check out her MovingToLAToday.com blog.

Videographer and photographer Dan “The Steel Shark” Cooke also braved the chilly 50° L.A. weather Sunday to take his pants off and ride the subway. Click on any photo to start the gallery: [Mas…]

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This year, for my Dia de Los Muertos altar at the Grand Park (Downtown LA) ofrenda/celebration, I built a new variation on one of my favorite motifs. Check out this photo gallery to see how the Muertos Crossing piece came together. Just click on the skeletor niño to get started…. [Mas…]

cornmanThe Corn Man has been vending elotes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights for 27 years, according to L.A. Eater: [Mas…]

LA’s best band, Los Lobos, is releasing their first album of new material in five years, Gates of Gold.

We’ve got the entire record here and then individual tracks, courtesy NPR. [Mas…]

What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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Dancing with Selena, memories of childhood, and pepperoni pizza

by Estefania Zavala September 15, 2015 Cultura
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Three hours into Selena night at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom starts playing. I feel this deep, animal sense of belonging. This is my song and I need to be on stage. I claw my way up to the stage and slip in a puddle of what is maybe human […]

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: ‘Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz September 15, 2015 Cultura
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¡Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month 2015! — Alcalde Eric Garcetti Manhole cover image via Buzzfeed.

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Regular guy Danny Trejo goes cruisin’ on Van Nuys Boulevard (video)

by WOLFMAN JOAQUIN September 9, 2015 Cultura
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Machete don’t text, but he did stop by — on a recent Wednesday cruise night, on Van Nuys Boulevard in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley to check in with ManCave TV. [Totally NSFW hardcore soundtrack.]

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Meet Orlando Holguin, the littlest lowrider in Los Angeles (video)

by RON FLOSS August 19, 2015 Cultura
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Third-generation lowrider Orlando Holguin, six years old, was riding low and slow before he could walk. [Video by Shannon Cottrell for the L.A. Weekly.]

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Madonna’s new NSFW music video ‘Taco Truck Bonita’ is puro L.A.

by Soy Capitan July 17, 2015 Cultura
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OOPS, SORRY POCHOS. THE VIDEO PEOPLE CHANGED THE SETTINGS TO PRIVATE. IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED!

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This is how Los Angeles welcomed Donald Trump Friday (video)

by Comic Saenz July 13, 2015 El Now
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Dennis J. Romero of LAWeekly.com was on the scene at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood Friday afternoon as Donald Trump came to speak to a private GOP gathering: Donald Trump’s mouth might be the most uncivilized thing to have graced the blue-blood hills of Brentwood, but those reacting to the GOP presidential […]

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Proudly presenting Rainbow Mariachi de Los Angeles (audio, video)

by Verdana Bold June 29, 2015 Audio
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Somos here, somos queer, somos Mariachi Arcoiris de los Angeles — Rainbow Mariachi of L.A. Maria Hinojosa and Camilo Vargas of LatinoUSA tell the story:

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Quetzal tells a tale of urban survival in ‘The Coyote Hustle’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 18, 2015 Cultura
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East Los band Quetzal dedicates this video to the street vendors of L.A., the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. To learn more about the efforts to help hard-working families like the ones in this video, check out the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign on Facebook. Quetzal is the collaborative project of […]

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From LatinoUSA: The unlikely story of Chicano Batman (audio, video)

by QUESO QUESEM June 16, 2015 Audio
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Southern California pochos Chicano Batman started out in the hood, lucked out with a spot at Coachella and then went on the road opening for Jack White. They shared their story with LatinoUSA. The band’s latest video is Cycles of Existential Rhyme:

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Californian @AlMadrigal is all about the H20 on Jon Stewart (video)

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2015 El Now
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POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who lives in Los Angeles – had to make lifestyle changes because of the California water shortage. In New York, where there’s more than enough H20 to go around, Al can let it all hang out, as he explained to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. PREVIOUSLY ON CALIFORNIA […]

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Pop-up restaurant serves ‘East Coast’ elotes, sopes y churros (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 10, 2015 Cultura
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Then there was the time chef Jonathan Pimental popped up a restaurant on the roof of an LA building and served “East Coast” elotes, designer sopes and elegant churros.

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Angry area youth calls menudo ‘yucky,’ demands pizza

by ESTEFANIA ZAVALA May 18, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Javier “Flaco” Hernandez outraged his family Sunday night when he refused to eat his bowl of menudo. “It’s yucky!” the 8-year-old shouted as he repeatedly banged his spoon on the dinner table and insisted on pizza instead. Flaco’s refusal ticked off his mom, who had spent hours preparing the beef stomach broth […]

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L.A. lowriders cruisin’ and jumpin’ for Cinco de Mayo (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan May 5, 2015 Cultura
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Every year for Cinco de Mayo the lowriders cruise to Los Angeles’ Elysian park for some fun family time and spectacular hydraulic jumpin’. Sunday’s conclave was captured in this video from MancaveTV. [Hiphop soundtrack is NSFW with N-word etc.]

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What’s for breakfast? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos?

by Barney Asada March 13, 2015 Cultura

Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach. LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen […]

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Hey Vato! This one is dedicated to Art Laboe (video)

by Barney Asada February 17, 2015 Cultura
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Smiley and Chuy of Hey Vato! hop on the webcam to share their many feels about the apparent end of LA radio DJ Art Laboe’s famed oldies but goodies show – and the romantic dedications that helped “seal with deal” with many a hyna.

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