These songs had me moving my feet and whistling their choruses all year long.Read More
SXSW 2015 Music is upon u.s The good folks at Beats Music got mover and shaker Marissa Gastelum to curate a playlist of some of the Latino acts coming from all over the world. From this playlist, here my instant stand outs and must sees! Enjoy!
Chile's MKRNI drips sultry electronic beats with 80's fantasy sensibilities.
Mexico/US, MLKMN. Latino Hip-Hop is alive and well with this loco. MLKMN is on point working with El Dusty and Toy Seletah.
Holland/Columbia, Quantic. Simply wonderful music, can't wait to see them live? Tomala!
In no particular order but each song listened to with the repeat on and a rabid ear. Here are the top five songs I can't get enough of for this week.
Church Shoes. "High and Naked." Utterly offensive, juvenile and brilliant, this song speaks to the inner man-child in us. Sadly, this Austin band recently played their last show.
Ben Howard "Oats in the Water." I found this staggering song on a recent Walking Dead marathon, Season Four.
Milky Chance "Stolen Chance." Rarely, very rarely commercial radio plays a pop tune that perfectly balances melody, beat and artistic guts. Such is this song.
Ledisi "Like This." R&B is alive and well and thankfully it's not in the hands of Beyoncé, but in the glorious vocals of singer Ledisi. Smooth, strong and sexy, this song is a late night repeat.
Gustavo Cerati "Crimen." When the Grammy's ran their "In Memoriam," during their recent telecast, I was surprised to see Cerati being honored. Not that this paramount talent didn't deserve to be mentioned, on the contrary. Sadly, I was surprised as we lost Cerati years ago to a coma, now the body finally cease. Cheers to his wonderful music.
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When I was a College lad at Cal St. LA., in the early 90's I was fortunate to stumble upon a group of amazing artists, musicians, comics, poets and coffee drinkers at Troy Café. It was once the punk art venue Atomic but became the Latino arts satellite of cultural exchanges. I will never forget that time but as a filmmaker Randy Gordon-Gatica said, whom I meet over 20 years ago at Troy, "Everything is better in memory."
History of Atomic/Troy. MORE
Cafe's demolition. MORE