Nancy Mendez

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Aparato Singer: Border Patrol Profiled Me

    [Mental Notes] Also, No Doubt's famous 'Beacon Street' house for sale

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    ¡Aparato! Singer Says She Was Profiled by Border Patrol

    ​ Anaheimer and front woman for the jarocho-rock band ¡Aparato!, Nancy Mendez (a.k.a. Cat) assumes the voice of the undocumented whenever she sings, "I'm not a criminal; I'm not who you say I am" on her pro-immigrant anthem "Kriminal." In the early-morning hours of Jan. 10, however, she had to re ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010


    [Mental Notes] The best alt-Latin acts in OC

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Latin Alternative Music Guide: OC Edición!

    Earlier this week, I introduced readers to my "Latin Alternative Music Guide: LA Edición" and the musicians who compiled it - a task too much for one person and one blog post! (Other "must listens" that came to mind after publication were Cava, Monte Carlo 76, and BEATMO to name a few) Now I turn t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Innovate, Not Alienate

    [Locals Only] ¡Aparato! mix traditional Mexican music with post-punk rock