We spoke with David ‘Itzi’ Nallah, the sweet, kind and brilliant soul behind one of the most popular dance parties in the city of Chicago – CumbiaSazo – regarding this weekend’s event. Taking place tomorrow at Double Door, the night’s lineup includes Bleepolar and Precolumbian. What began as a sporadic and nomadic dance party has […]
“Does he deserve to die alone for what he did or didn’t do? Did I deserve to grow up without a father? Does any boy?”
Banging out catchy Laternative hits since 2008, the Bay Area’s Bang Data continues its successful reign of fresh tracks with “Ya No Mas” their just released single. Fronted by Juan Manuel Caipo and Deuce Eclipse, Bang Data’s new single takes the band into unexplored (and unexpected) musical realms, confirming the band’s ability for sound innovation. […]
By Hector Luis Alamo on June 23, 2016
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa discusses gentrification, civil disobedience, Chicago’s broken education system, policing reform and, of course, the election.
Immerse yourself in the funky and psychedelic Latin sounds of Ocote Soul Sounds as they debut a 7” on Wonderwheel Recordings. They’re playing tonight at the Parish in Austin with The Echocentrics for their album release party. Ocote Soul Sounds is formed by Martin Perna of Antibalas and Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma with help […]
By Ilene Palacios on June 22, 2016
Michelle Cruz Gonzales is giving a reading of her memoir, The SpitBoy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, today at La Catrina Cafe
El mas reciente lanzamiento musical de Ana Tijoux. La artista aviso a sus fans por medio de su Facebook: “Gracias a todxs quienes ya descargaron #Calaveritas!! Vamos liderando el ranking de descargas. Recuerden que durante una semana esto estará activo gratuitamente aquí el link…”
A reflection/tirade on the Orlando tragedy
By Terry Carlton on June 16, 2016
The power structure in this country has created some deeply disturbing trends. Isn’t it time for a change? Think about it. Be about it.
Entering the world — and the mind — of a Latino bodybuilder
By Alejandro Riera on June 10, 2016
In an article titled “Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race” published in 1851, Mississippi physician Samuel A. Cartwright attributed the African slaves’ desire for freedom to a disease he named drapetomania. He called it a “disease of the mind,” one that could be “almost entirely prevented” by treating the slaves like “children, with care, […]
By Brian Martin on June 6, 2016
Los Luchadores Por El Barrio, a group of artists of color, passed around calling cards to businesses in an effort to open up dialogue about gentrification and cultural appropriation. Getting kicked out and sworn at isn’t what they had in mind.