Over a decade ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for what was called Pacific News Service but is now New American Media bemoaning how pathetic the Latin Grammys were due to their lack of Mexican music. "The definers of Latin culture," I wrote then, "have decided that the most popular Latin music genre in t ... More >>
He may not be the most famous bluesman, but he's consistently good
[¡Ask a Mexican!!] And why do some Mexicans hate their dark skin?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why Mexican men like to cry so pinche much
There's a fairly rich history of country music where I'm from. Jessi Colter is from Phoenix, as is the currently popular Dierks Bentley; Glen Campbell has lived there for a good long while now. Linda Ronstadt is from Tucson, not too far away. Of course, there's also the annual, massive Country Thund ... More >>
(photo by Christopher Victorio) Last Night: She & Him, Lavender Diamond at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Nov. 5, 2008. Better Than: "The Happening," this summer's M. Night Shyamalan flick that co-starred Zooey Deschanel. But really, what isn't? Download: The eminently likable "Why Do You Let Me S ... More >>
AG Brown: Investigate Santa Ana Renaissance Plan's conflict-of-influenza, por favor
The Bird and the Bee bring brilliant bossa flavor to SoCal
July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique
The Crazy Horse is demolished, the Golden Bears Rick Babiracki passes on
Artists are Americans, too, You Jackasses
But he hates Paul.
One week in unbelievably wretched music
And Kiss are still suckin
The Nevilles let the good time roll away
Plaza Garibaldi is a nontheme dream
And let me perform reparative therapy on the drag queens!