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Carlos Sé’s debut EP  introduces the Sé Sound of East LA
Dec03

Carlos Sé’s debut EP introduces the Sé Sound of East LA

Carlos Sé, a friendly East LA roquero singer/songwriter with a light touch on the guitar and a knack for clever penetrating lyrics, handed me a copy of his debut EP  Ready or Not, Here  I Come a few weeks ago at a Dia de los Muertos event and I am still playing it.  The EP’s six songs are easy to listen to and quickly get under your skin. Playing a  blend of reggae, rock, and Latino fusion born of the La Maravilla Projects in East LA,...

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COASTCITY at the Echoplex in LA:  language and musical divides disappear
May10

COASTCITY at the Echoplex in LA:  language and musical divides disappear

  There is no other way to say it: COASTCITY blew away the Echoplex Thursday night.  The Grammy-nominated multilingual Puerto Rican duo of Danny Flores and Jean Rodriguez  brought pure fun to the spacious stage of one of LA’s best sounding clubs to an audience completely at home with the band’s  parallel languages and music forms. They also brought a full band complete with horns.  And if that wasn’t enough, they brought rapper...

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Días Raros: Diamante Eléctrico’s tasty little surprise with Billy F. Gibbons
Feb24

Días Raros: Diamante Eléctrico’s tasty little surprise with Billy F. Gibbons

  Double Latin Grammy winner Diamante Eléctrico is out today with yet another surprise, an EP/download with four remixes of “Días Raros”, a song they originally recorded with ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. The remixes feature the Mexican Institute of Sound, Ulises Lozano of  Kinky  Frente Cumbiero and Hotmode vs Andee Zeta.  This EP may or may not be a teaser of the band’s next album rumored for release later this year, but...

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Musical Magic in a power plant with Nancy Sanchez for Valentine’s
Feb20

Musical Magic in a power plant with Nancy Sanchez for Valentine’s

The Edison is one of LA’s more upscale and quirky music venues.  Designed by DTLA urban renewal developer  Andrew Meieran and run by the entertainment entrepreneur Barbara Jacobs, it is situated inside LA’s first privately-owned power plant, underground in the sub-basement of the Higgins Building, constructed in 1910. It retains parts of the generators and other mechanical marvels of the time in a completely refurbished two and half...

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Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!
Oct08

Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!

The Hammer Museum in Westwood opened the Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA art exhibition, Radical Women: Latin American art, 1960 -1985, with Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!  a wild concert led by Lido Pimienta and introduced by LA’s own joyful punk, funk Latin rock band, Sister Mantos.  It was the perfect combination of musical and plastic arts to showcase the power of Latinas in our culture. The Hammer Museum – “The Hammer” — is a...

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