People always ask about SLV, ‘What kind of music is it?’ We say, ‘It’s THIS KIND…’ Most artists have trouble labeling their music. But more than any other band I’ve been in, I have trouble explaining what kind of music ours is. The only way I can comfortably describe it is to say that it […]

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Celebrate the start of the new year with The Ponderers at Harbee’s! We continue to feature an eclectic selection of dance music so make sure to wear comfy shoes to get your oogie-boogie dance on. To bless our dance lovin’ souls we’ve invited the fabulous vinyl selecta Constance K. to join us on our first […]

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Although we have plenty of reasons for you to join us tonight, we’ll only bug you with our top five. If you’re up for music and more, join us tonight at Harbee’s for the year’s last installment of The Ponderers residency (until it gets started again on January 14, 2015). Where did the time go? […]

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Adele Nicholas, the one-woman band behind Axons, is on a musical high as she releases a new album this winter, Unmanageable which follows the debut of her EP Inter Vivos earlier this year. “My aim with Axons is to explore intellectually and emotionally complex topics within the confines of pop songs.” Adele Nicholas is the one-woman band […]

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“What I have always done well is express myself, that’s what fulfills me. I don’t want to do what everyone says I need to do.” Exuding an aura of gentle calm she seems to glide across the floor like she’s floating on invisible clouds that smell like flowers and earth and evoke all that is […]

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Chicago artist Vivian Garcia exemplifies the power of a modern woman and musician, firmly set on her journey to share the fusion of world music that sets her apart from the inundation of corporate mainstream music. Whether singing solo or accompanying a full jam band, her unique vocal style highlights her tremendous talent.

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Tijuana is a very detached city, right on the border, away from the rest of Mexico. For many years it was well known by its violence and drug traffic path. Nowadays that could be a misconception, or at least there is much more of a truth to discover. I haven’t had the privilege to step in that […]

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We are very excited to present our very first mixtape: El Veranéo!! ​El Veranéo is The Ponderers’ eclectic musical version of summer in Chicago. Indulge your body, mind and soul in the exclusively selected beats which showcase rhythms and sounds from Latin America and beyond. Each 30 minute mix-tape offers a diverse array of music […]

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From funk to rock and jazz in between, Sara Valenzuela continues to foster the growth of music, art and culture in her hometown of Guadalajara. Valenzuela is currently in pre-production of her third full-length album, Rumbo Al Tercero.

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Juana Molina regresa a Chicago, este Jueves, Abril 10 en el Old Town School Music of Folk y si ya la has visto antes sabrás que en cada experiencia en vivo siempre escucharás una nueva versión de su material.

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Anabel and Cristabel Acevedo are known as Las Acevedo and perform the loveliest of Dominican folk alt-pop tunes. Their career has been boosted through social media and they continue to DIY their music to new audiences.

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Ali Gua Gua, the self-proclaimed jarochicana, is a musical phenomenon who demonstrated early on that in music gender doesn’t matter. It’s the passion with which you present your music that’s most important

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 22 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival Marquette Touist Park, Marquette MI,
Thursday, July 27 SummerDance at Humboldt with DJ Agúzate Humboldt Park, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 BANTU FEST Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL 60637, United States,
Saturday, July 29 Peruvian Festival Chicago Kosciuszko Park, Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Pilsen raise up – Big community march Plaza Tenochtitlan, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Salsa: Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros and Arthur Murray Dance Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Monday, July 31 Juan Díes: Beyond the Music Mather’s—More Than a Café, Chicago
Tuesday, August 1 Bend it Like Beckham Millennium Park, Chicago
Thursday, August 3 2017 Lollapalooza Lollapalooza, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 Quetzal Art Fest 2017! Sga Youth Family Services, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 50 Years of Verde Luz: Chicago Tribute to El Topo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Sunday, August 6 Slow & Low: Community Lowrider Festival 600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1820, United States,
Friday, August 11 Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan
Friday, August 11 Festival Cubano 2017 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639-2705, United States,
Friday, August 11 Santana at Ravinia Festival Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Saturday, August 12 My House Music Festival 2017 18Th St. & Blue Island Ave., Chicago
Monday, August 14 Broadway In Chicago Free Summer Concert Millennium Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Saturday, August 19 Cumbia: Sonorama DJ Collective and Latin Rhythms Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Thursday, August 24 Salsa & Cha-Cha: Angel d’Cuba and Latin Street Dance Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.,
Saturday, September 2 LUCHA LIBRE in the Park / Lucha Libre en el parque Unity Park in Logan Square, Chicago