Malafacha is a ska band with reggae and Latin rhythms that was formed in 2003 in Pilsen’s Hispanic Bohemian neighborhood in Chicago. Malafacha is comprised of 8 members: Moises Bello (lead voice), Alejandro Cruz (drums), Ivan Bello (alto sax and vocals), Ezequiel Cruz (bass), Juan Abad (trombone), Armando Pescador (percussion), Roberto Carlos Tovar “Charlie” (guitar) and Martin Orosco (keyboard). Malafacha had shared the stage with a number of bands including some of international recognition such as Maldita Vecindad, Panteon Rococo, El Gran Silencio, Victimas del Dr. Cerebro, The Wailers, Gondwana, La Castañeda,The Toaster, Rata Blanca, Salon Victoria, Sekta Core, Genitallica, Nana Pancha, El Haragan, Banda Bostik, Kenny y los Electricos, and La Tremenda Corte.
Nahuales started out as a trio back in the early 00’s. After several lineup changes and challenges throughout the years. Nahuales has been known for its high energetic, get in your face attitude yet with their diverse way of mixing genres. Every band starts off somewhere, from playing garages on 26th street and local bars to playing huge venues like Congress and the House of Blues. Nahuales has been devoted to achieve our passion towards music and make sure never to give up.