Bringin’ the Noise, Bringin’ the Funk Wave!
By Jaime de Leon on July 31, 2017
Laredo, Texas – Juan Solitario, the 23 year-old triangle player for Banda Gigante, a Mexican Norteño musical group, is contemplating leaving the band because he’s feeling left out of the 18-member group. “Whenever we go on tour, there’s like 60 of us in total and I just feel like they forget about me all the […]
Reyna Ortiz excitedly describes her ideal space for transgender Latinx women as “a big beautiful kitchen, like Grandmother’s kitchen, with fresh produce and a table, very nurturing, very Mexicana, a place where everyone can come together and cook, and you’re more than welcome.” Ortiz participated in a “Race Equity On the Table” panel for transgender […]
by Daniel Martinez and Ilene Palacios. All photos by Daniel Martinez. Chicago is about halfway through music festival season and Pitchfork didn’t disappoint this year. Pitchfork always does a good job of booking popular musicians and musicians on the verge of success (or that had a taste of it in the past), who are staying […]
“Tormenta les voy a dar a todos en Chicago”
That’s what Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón promised Chicagoans through Facebook before her concert on July 13. And she delivered!
North Coast Music Festival is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. The event happens at Union Park, Sept 1-3.
By Luz Chavez on July 25, 2017
Rêver – Where passion meets opportunity! Combine art and science in a dance and STEM summer camp, and achieve dreams you never knew you were possible! Rêver (French for “to dream”) is hosting its first ever summer camp, exploring the intersection of dance and STEM. We believe in the transformative power created by the combined […]
By Terry Carlton on July 24, 2017
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Enjambre and Porter are in Chicago tonight for a performance at Concord Music Hall. The night includes a performance by Chicago’s own Avantist and DJ Angelfuk. Doors at 8PM and early arrival is highly recommended!
By Ondas Chicago on July 19, 2017
The 18th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) announced two winners for this year’s “Discovery Award:” Jesse Baez & A.CHAL.
(Press Release) Sporting an album sleeve showing Catholic altars dotted with pre-hispanic South American icons, Meridian Brothers’ album concocts new, exciting hybrids: influenced by US-inspired ‘70s Latin rock, it sees Andean rhythms melded with splendorous, tropicalia-styled strings. On ¿Dónde estás María?, the Meridian Brothers swing their shape shifting musical enterprise in a new direction. Led […]
By Ilene Palacios on July 14, 2017
Indie music isn’t just acoustic guitars and flannel shirts