QUESTION: How can you tell when Cinco de Mayo has turned into a totally American holiday? ANSWER: When gabachos from Tennessee start making rap videos about it in broken Spanglish! Dear Hootie (AKA Hoochie) and the Brofish: Orale!
Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those red commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive Sanders cells here in the Homeland but the lamestream media sheeple won’t tell you that).
Tomorrow, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the communist comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of making the future great again that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect. [Mas…]
MR POCHO’s imaginary girlfriend, East Los Angel Hope Sandoval (formerly of Mazzy Star) just released this new music video Isn’t it True. We’re in love all over again. Hope: Look in your OTHER mailbox on Facebook. ❤️
(PNS reporting from VISALIA, CA) Outgoing Visalia Chamber of Commerce president Adrianna Castro stands behind the selection of her brother, area broccoli farmer and businessman Eddie Reyes, to serve as Grand Marshall for the annual July 4th parade.
“Eddie is not only an outstanding, civic-mind citizen,” she told PNS early this morning, “but his blue broccoli rubber bands put our Central Valley city on the world map!”
Castro announced the selection of Reyes (family photo, right) at the closed-door meeting Monday night, her last meeting as president of the group. Her term expires at the end of the month.
After the announcement, incoming president Tony Santamaria jumped up and called her choice “nepotism” and had to be “calmed down,” according to Chamber members at the meeting who contacted PNS.
“Eddie is more than just my big brother,” Castro explained. “He was a man with a plan Panama!” [Mas…]
Electric guitar? ✔︎ Vihuela acoustic guitar? ✔︎ Guitarron? ✔︎ Trumpet? ✔︎ Soaring harmonies? ✔︎ Grunge synthesizer? ✔︎ Neo-charro outfits? ✔︎ Dia de los Muertos makeup? ✔︎ Hypnotic masked dancer in a red bandanna? ✔︎
Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the home of The Mariachi Ghost, the world’s best Mexi-Canadian progressive metal band. This live performance of Susana shows why. We don’t always feature 7-minute-long music videos, but when we do, they’re MexiMetal. 🙂
“Please allow me to introduce myself,” he said. “I’m a man of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long year, stole many a man’s soul and faith. Pleased to meet you; hope you guess my name. But what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game.”
San Antonio Valentine’s Day Shout Out! “Hey, baby – que paso? I thought I was your only vato!” The Texas Tornados perform in a 1992 BBC video at the Gruene Hall, in Gruene, Texas. Want to sing along? We’ve got lyrics!
Ecuadorian-Peruvian-Miamian* pop duo Diana y Dela — Diana Mera and Mariadela — are all about the here and now in their new music video for the super catchy Aqui y Ahora. Sing along with los lyrics en español and read them en ingles:
San Antonio sensation Vanessa Del Fierro is the alt.mariachi chingona behind Las Coronelas, whose mega-viral David Bowie cover almost blew up POCHO’s servers this week. Vanessa also stars as an immigrant-smuggling coyote in a new video for her original composition Mexican Train. It’s a love song; too bad she’s in love with the wrong vato. Extra […]
We bet you can figure out Sophie’s French by yourself: La Chica est le projet hybride de Sophie Fustec, artiste franco-vénézuélienne, qui propose un collage de textures sonores empruntées à son héritage traditionnel latino-américain et de diverses influences modernes en cassant les codes établis.
The Mariachis, the UK’s Famous No. 1 Mariachi Band, turn an ordinary office holiday party into a fiesta. When these vatos show up, everyone is down for the party, Coz’ It’s Christmas Time. The band first found fame playing for Doritos:
Over the weekend, Mexi-Canadia’s The Mariachi Ghost dropped this awesome Halloween/DDLM music video, named The Marigold, after the distinctive flower of Dia de Los Muertos. Who/what is this band, exactly? The jefe explains: Me llamo Jorge Requena. Soy Chilango. Vivo e Winnipeg, Manitoba en Canadá. Mi banda The Mariachi Ghost ha tenido un poco de […]
Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbirds) offer up the traditional ranchera El Columpio. Life, they lament, is up and down, back and forth, like a seesaw or a swing. Lucina Rodriguez and Fabiola Trujillo sing accompanied by Eugene Rodriguez and Emiliano Rodriguez. Video by Tudor Stanley. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:
When you and a newly-released ex-con drive through the desert in a car with no name, watch out for Danny Trejo. L.A. homies SadGirl serve up a stunning video with a bloody love story for the moody surf guitar instrumental Norma and Jessica.
In case you missed it: This is a clip from a 2012 concert that’s been online for over two years and it’s suddenly popular all over again. We think Cuban a capella group Vocal Sampling does a great version of the Eagle’s Hotel California. We’re also pumped it’s finally OK to like Cuba and Cubans […]
The trancifying Trouble in My Soul from self-described “Post Futuristic Rebajada Cumbia Soul Experimenter” Mexican Dubwiser was released two years ago, before POCHO reappeared online. So in case you missed it, or forgot about it, here it is. You’re welcome. 🙂