We’re a week away from one of the most watched awards shows on television, The Grammys, which is broadcasting live on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS. The event, now in its 59th year, continues to garner all sorts of trending attention which is great for independent artists like Carla Morrison.
The fight for immigrant’s rights has been all too long and full of roadblocks, but despite the massive attacks that we are currently facing, it continues, gaining strength and wisdom from our stories. Filmmaker Mario Contreras documents the struggle through the lens of his family and explores the power of names, both in his family […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on February 1, 2017
House of Vans Chicago will open its doors on Feb. 3 with special live performances from Future Islands, Digable Planets and Chicago-based breakout artist, Noname.
We tend to steer our ears toward Lat/alt sounds because we love the endless variety of music from that ‘genre’ but we also just love to listen to anything that makes us feel. From neo soul to heartfelt gritty blues, we enjoy music that evokes an emotion, a moment in time or that joy and […]
By Ondas Chicago on January 24, 2017
‘Me Estas Matando, Susana’ featuring Gael García Bernal and Verónica Echegui premieres Friday, Feb 24 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. #nuevocinemexicano
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 23, 2017
Whether watching from afar to capture a photograph, or marching and chanting along with thousands of Chicagoans, as participants of this weekend’s historic Women’s March, Alonzo and I also chronicled some moments from this massive gathering. For me, this was an experience I won’t soon forget and I hope it resonated with you as well. […]
I came to support and document yesterday’s amazing gathering. I stand in solidarity with my wife, my mother, my sisters, my nieces and my fellow human beings. Let’s have these outpourings of love every week. Let’s outTRUMP the hate. All photos by Alonzo Alcaraz of Zotography.
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 17, 2017
The film follows the ups and downs of a punk band who hire a musician with Down syndrome who proves to be the key to the band’s success. Playing now through Thursday.
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 10, 2017
Colombian musicians Liliana Saumet and Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo have joined efforts with PETA Latino in a new anti-bullying campaign asking people to defend animals. The duo urges people to not be spectators when they are witnesses to any sort of abuse. Compassion is essential. (Currently, the PSA is in español.)
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 9, 2017
With a morning salute to Three Kings Day on Facebook this past Friday, singer-songwriter Ani Cordero debuted a beautiful animated new music video for her song “Corrupcion” (via Billboard) which is featured on her forthcoming album, Querido Mundo. “Corrupción has two levels, a direct level — aimed at politicians in Puerto Rico where nepotism and corruption […]
By Ondas Chicago on December 16, 2016
In an interview with Aristegui Noticias, Mexican pop singer-songwriter Maria Barracuda (Jot Dog) revealed she was attacked. “El individuo me agarró del cuello, del pelo, se me echó encima y me acostó en el asiento. Todo fue rapidísimo. / The individual grabbed me by the neck, from my hair, got on top of me and placed […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on December 16, 2016
Mala Rodríguez is known in the global hip hop circuit as one of the genre’s most innovative and recognized contributors. She will be in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 31 celebrating New Year’s Eve with a performance at Concord Music Hall. Thanks to Tussoni2 and Goose Island Beer Co., we have a pair of courtesy tickets for one lucky winner.