Interview: Buyepongo brought the ruckus from Los Angeles to SXSW

Buyepongo’s aim is pretty simple – to cause a ruckus. Their Latin American roots show in their music, a complex fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with merengue, cumbia and punta. “We started off with a cumbia-flavored sound, and cumbia is still a big part of our foundation, but we evolved to different sounds,” Modesto said. […]

Nacional Records announces debut release from Jungle Fire

LA-based Afro-Latin funksters Jungle Fire will release their debut album on Sept. 30 via Nacional Records.

Feature: Chicano Batman on what inspires their sound, touring Japan and returning to Austin

Last year Chicano Batman had a brief encounter with the city of Austin. They enjoyed the city’s culture, vibe and of course the tacos! Now they are on a quest to bring their groovy-funky-psychedelic sounds to next year’s South By Southwest Festival (SXSW). I talked with Chicano Batman’s—bassist and songwriter—Eduardo Arenas to get the scoop […]

Feature: Eddie Gomez brings work ethic and compassion to L.A. singer-songwriter scene

The way singer-songwriter Eddie Gomez stumbled upon music, and what he plans to do with his talent and growing fame, is just as compelling as the music he creates.

Interview: Irene Díaz, from Kickstarter to Latina indie darling on the rise

When you look at singer-songwriter Irene Díaz you would never guess that such a big and soulful voice comes out of that petite figure, but trust me it does. We met up at the Downtown Rehearsal studio—east of downtown Los Angeles—where she told me all about the whirlwind of a life she’s had in the […]

Las Cafeteras release music video for “Luna Lovers”

LA-based Son Jarocho collective Las Cafeteras released their new music video for their song “Luna Lovers” officially today for all after premiering it via LA Weekly last week. The English language track from their album It’s Time, which was released in October of 2012. The sound of “Luna Lovers” is representative of their signature bilingual […]

[10/30] Preview: Chicano Batman at Sahara Lounge

This week Austin music venues are bringing their “A” game this week for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. The first show we want to spotlight this week will be happening Tuesday, October 30, at The Sahara Lounge. The East Austin neighborhood venue on Webberville is formerly TC’s Lounge. Making a stop there Tuesday night […]