Pilar Diaz

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Songstress María del Pilar Got Over Her Writer's Block By Traveling to Chile

    María del Pilar could barely muster a song from her creative soul two years ago, much less plot an ambitious trilogy of albums. The former energetic frontwoman for Latin Alternative indie rockers Los Abandoned had lost nearly all enthusiasm for the craft as she was mired in a deep, unproductive fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Pilar Díaz Checks in from Chile (and Talks About the Los Abandoned Reunion Show)!

    On site in Santiago filming a new music video for 'La Vitrola'​ While Southern California has been slugging through an often humid summer full of music events and festivals, singer-songwriter Pilar Díaz has been chillin' in Chile as inverted seasons make the country a winter wonderland. Hard at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Los Abandoned to Reunite for One Night Only!

    ​Call them Los Disbanded no more! Lady P, Don Verde, Vira Lata, and Dulce will reunite as Los Abandoned for a special one-time only concert at the Echoplex. It will mark the first time the Los Angeles-based Latin Alternative band has taken the stage since their farewell performance at the Tar Fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    'Mucho' Moves Onward and Upward

    ​It all started with a simply stated status update on Mucho Musica's Facebook page. On April Fools' Day, Ricky Garay, the popular Latin Alternative producer of Mucho Wednesdays in downtown Los Angeles announced, "Today we'd like to share that April will be the last month of weekly Mucho parties a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010


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

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    TGIF: Pilar Diaz, Stars, Blonde Redhead, The Misfits, Usher!

    Blonde Redhead​Friday is when Pilar Diaz, one of our featured acts in this week's music section, takes a bow at the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art in Santa Ana. With some years of solo work under her belt after she broke from LA's shoulda-been-really-famous Los Abandoned, the Chilean-bo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    Just Like Starting Over

    Pilar Diaz's solo stint has been a helluva ride

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Torreblanca: 'Things Are so Much More Vivid [in America]'

    ​Following Perrozompopo's performance at Anaheim's Club Ember last night, OC's recent Latin Alternative revival turns next to a Day of the Dead celebration in Santa Ana. Torreblanca, one of two bands from Mexico currently touring Southern California, will take to the stage on Saturday in the city ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Hurrah for Jara

    Los Abandonded's Pilar Diaz pays tribute to a revolutionary Chilean icon