Pocholandia homies Mariachi El Bronx are mad as Hell and are not gonna take this anymore. There’s a New Beat in town, tu sabes. Advanced music appreciators — please correct us if we’re wrong, but we think the New Beat is in 7/4 and 3/4 and 6/8 and 12/8 time, but “it’s complicated.”
This newly-released “audio-only” video for MEB’s Everything Twice is pretty good, too, maybe even better, actually it’s lots better. It has a great beat (only one!) and it’s easy to dance to. If we were still alive and still a radio DJ, we’d play this “B-side” instead: [Mas…]
Grammy winnners La Santa Cecilia recorded this live performance of Elvis Costello’s Losing Game for KCRW radio last week and Marisoul’s smokey vocal and evocative accordion made for musical magic.
PREVIOUSLY ON LA SANTA CECILIA: [Mas…]
It’s Latino Heritage Month, and that means Latinos. We Are All Over the Fucking Place!
Last week we featured La Bamba played and sung by scores of people all around the world. Today we bring you 6-year-old Jordan Bijan, a Canadian first grader who sings and plays all the instruments in his new La Bamba music video.
You say you don’t want to hear the same old sounds? Then you’ll like this new track from Outernational — Future Rock — produced by RATM’s Tom Morello. And we’ve got lyrics: [Mas…]
East Los homies Las Cafeteras are back with a son jarocho version of the Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land Is Your land with acoustic aplomb and some updated Spanglish lyrics: [Mas…]
What exactly is going on as these three guys sing along to tune we don’t recognize playing hand-crafted instruments and paint bucket drums? They talk in English, sing in Spanish and play objets d’art that could have been crafted by cardboard artist Ramiro Gomez, or maybe Caine the chico from Caine’s Arcade. Something is happening but we don’t know it is, do we, Señor Jones? Do any of you pochos recognize the tune?
PREVIOUSLY ON HAND-CRAFTED INSTRUMENT VIDEOS: [Mas…]
It’s Not My Fault is an original song and music video created by a group of 11th grade students at Venice High School. Their goal was to raise awareness and prevent physical, mental and emotional abuse against women. [Video project via My Purpose Party.]