Check out our slide show of Caifanes at Nokia here! "No human being is illegal!'' shouted Saul Hernadez in Spanish to a Nokia Theater packed with raza from all walks of life, from the chilango a week removed from Tepito to the fresas who probably thought they bought tickets to Maná. "This is for y ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why would a Mexican ever call a gabacha a mexicana?
We named Luis F. Fernandez of the SanTana Public Library OC's Best Local Historian last year for a reason: because he is. The Garden Grove resident, of course, is the guy who unearthed the Doss v. Bernal housing segregation case, and will be one of the co-authors on a coming history book on Mexican- ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And a special gracias from your favorite Mexican!
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are Mexican Indians so poor?
The Coach House
Orange County Great Park, Runway Stage
Mission San Juan Capistrano
La Santa Cecilia represents a generation of genre-mashing Latino musicians raised in Los Angeles. Their preferred forms of expression remain the Latin American realms of boleros, rancheras, cumbias and salsa; nevertheless, they expand far beyond them. The band possesses an impressive talent for inte ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And let's start a glossary of great Mexi terms!
¡Aparato! has made a name for itself by utilizing traditional Mexican instruments to help craft post-punk soundscapes netting two OCMA Best Latin nominations early on along the way. Now the band is hoping to take its rock music experiment into the studio and record a full-length debut album for ... More >>
Metalachi and the Go To ElevensDiPiazza's Long BeachJan. 27, 2012It's not every Saturday night when I walk into a venue and there's a band on stage playing Spinal Tap's uber-classic "Stonehenge." But it should be because that was pretty much the most awesome way to start an evening.
It's that time of year again when Anaheim transforms into NAMMaheim. The trade show hosted by the National Association of Music Merchants has already descended upon the city's Convention Center with numerous in-house stage performances and after parties promised in the days to come. For musician ... More >>
The Bakersfield band inject all their influences, from Nirvana to norteno, into their music
Downtown Santa Ana
OC WeeklyLos FabulocosDos(Delta Groove Music)Let time take its path, and simplicities start falling away, at least for the most part. We know there are people out there who use the phrase "Latin music" as if that explains everything because there are people who similarly think that everyone south ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 8, 12:28 P.M.: Over the weekend, Grrl Fair announced the lineup of bands ready to rock the event's 10th anniversary. Nine bands in total, ranging from blues and rock to mariachi music, will perform amidst feminist-themed workshops and more (to be announced) during the Grrl Fair colle ... More >>
Election 2010: Scenes from some of the few races where Dems didn't get tsunami'd
Mission San Juan Capistrano
La Mirada Theatre
Edwin GoeiName: Rumba - Chocolate Flavored Sandwich Cookies With Coconut Flavored FillingOrigin: ArgentinaFound at: Villa Roma, Laguna HillsCost: $2.99
Within the genus of funk music, the variety of beastly and beautiful breeds are well documented. But for a type of music that comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and sonic permutations, they all succeed at making you do one simple thing: dance. And as far as our Orange County exposure to funk goes, ... More >>
Good show going on Friday at downtown Long Beach's Rhythm Lounge. It's called Summer Bliss A Solstice Celebration and there are some cool bands playing.Headlining is EOTO, an improv electronic duo featuring Michael Travis and Jason Hann from String Cheese Incident. Also on the bill is Long Beach's D ... More >>
'Rude to sing along? Never'
Delta Nove mash genres with panache
Cinco De Me! Of meat and mariachis, Vidal Sassoon, and (ladies and gentlemen) Arnold Schwarzenegger!
Yerba Buenas furious, sensual Nuyorican salsa-soul
El Gran Silencio celebrates the hick
Voz de Mano succeeds despite living in LA
The euphonic existentialism of Zurdok