Bringing together community through fashion and music. Chess Entertainment hopes that their debut Fashion Night Out event at Valentino Club (Club V), taking place Saturday, April 30, will serve as a networking opportunity, as well as a new fun night out, for many of the DIY and underground music and art participants and promoters they encounter […]
A review of ‘A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America’ by Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez
Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences from r&b and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and […]
No one’s sure how Inky escaped. One day he was chilling in his tank, and the next morning he was gone.
By Sandra A. Trevino on April 20, 2016
On Sunday, May 15, the Chicago Humanities Festival will launch its first ever one-day festival, Our Cities, an exploration of the economic, social, and personal issues facing residents of the cities in our region. One in a series of local and national programs celebrating the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Our Cities will […]
By Catalina Maria Johnson on April 12, 2016
ZZK Records, pioneers of the musical movement that gave us amazing mash-ups of electronica and traditional roots music from South America are preparing to delve deep into the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast, mantric, profound and sacred music by launching a new imprint: AYA Records. ZZK is starting with Ecuador but their vision extends to encompass the entire Latin American continent. Today, AYA […]
Gozamos podcast: a conversation with local artists Yvette Mayorga, Ricardo “Naco” Gonzalez, and Joseph Josue Mora, on their group exhibition, Brown Profile.
By Catalina Maria Johnson on April 8, 2016
When we heard the announcement that Nortec would be collaborating in the music for Luzia, Cirque de Soleil’s new show, we could barely contain our excitement. Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming Big Top production LUZIA features original music by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier, and then passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on April 8, 2016
Check out the new lyric video for First Of The Gang To Die (El Primero Del Gang) by Mexrrissey, which premiered earlier today on Gigwise.
By Catalina Maria Johnson on April 7, 2016
Las Cafeteras have been using their music to tell new and different stories about the Latin/Mexican American/Chicano community since they were formed in Los Angeles in 2008. They have become renowned for spectacular live shows, imbued with an energy that is fiercely compelling, as well as for their vibrant mash-up of son jarocho taken to the Los Angeles […]
Ají Sobremesa is here! Sobremesa Supper Club held a menu tasting this past Sunday at Longroom in celebration of their Aji Amarillo crowdfunding launch. The culinary art collective – formed by Efren, Mayra, Sandra, Gabriel and Felipe – which has been creating food centered social project dinners in Chicago since 2012, decided to finally make […]
Buenos Aires-based music label ZZK is turning 8 this month and to celebrate they just debuted a brand new website. Check out the new home of all things ZZK and come back regularly for exclusives like Nicola Cruz Live at La Plata video, tour and album announcements, monthly mixes, and more. Their April 2016 newsletter continues… “It […]