La Chata

Bro: if you’re gonna slip a fake ten at least don’t give Hamilton chola brows. Nice try, though. [Spotted at The Echo Saturday night.]


In 1998, LA’s Kid Frost (Arturo Molina, Jr) and Mexican punk rappers Tijuana No teamed up for a history lesson about the so-called border imposed on Aztlan by the force of arms. SPOILER: We’re gonna get it back! [NSFW F-bombs.]

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mozquizPOCHO’s free ticket giveaway for the Mexrrissey all-age concert at the Regent Theater in DTLA inspired me to craft this list of the Pocho Ocho Top Ultimate Morrissey Trivia Quiz Questions.

Are You Moz Enough to Score 100%?

Do not even think about questioning my Moz Luv. I am on the TSA’s extra special handling list because of Morrissey.

OCHO QUESTIONS AQUI, EIGHT ANSWERS BELOW
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whitewomanfoundThank God they found them!

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8. Candy Bra: Lets face it, dude, the gift wasn’t really for your girl — it was for your own enjoyment. If eating chalky conversation hearts is what turns you on, you might as well just give her one. Plus, you could have thrown it on her body when she was naked. Now you just wasted $14.95 instead of Brachs conversation hearts which are 99 cents.

7. Humidifer: Don’t buy shit just because it’s on sale, unless he or she has severe allergies. Do not let yourself look like a mouth breather.

6. Electric Blanket: I know, I know, I actually got this as a gift on Valentine’s Day. He explained that because he had a Jeep I should take it along when we go out. Shortly after the relationship ended, the blanket ended as well when my niece spilled her Dora the Explorer juice box all over it. [Mas…]

mechafridaWe didn’t see you yesterday in Jerome Richfield 118 at 3:30, hermana. We passed out these flyers, you know.

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Screw Dora the Explorer and her pinche monkey too

by Nancy Marie Arteaga with Ramiro Lechuga March 14, 2014 Cultura
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I’ve got a problem with Dora the Explorer. I know you do too. What the hell is the matter with television’s longest running bilingual toon whore? This passive-aggressive little cow yells too much. She asks a question, then waits silently for the answer while staring at you like a creep. I swear she can see […]

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Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito: Have you ever been to Earth?

by La Chata September 6, 2013 Cultura
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This is an epic rant by @LuckyShirt, who says he is not really THAT angry: Have you ever been to Earth? On Earth, we use the word “burrito” to describe a tortilla filled with things you eat. Pretty simple stuff, and I’m surprised you at least got that part right. My burrito was, in fact, […]

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The Pocho Ocho worst Valentine’s Day gifts evah?

by La Chata February 14, 2013 Cultura
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8. Candy Bra: Lets face it, dude, the gift wasn’t really for your girl — it was for your own enjoyment. If eating chalky conversation hearts is what turns you on, you might as well just give her one. Plus, you could have thrown it on her body when she was naked. Now you just […]

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Pocho Ocho worst Christmas presents evah

by La Chata December 26, 2012 Cultura
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Maybe it’s me. I mean no one else gets presents like this, do they? This year, mi cholo got me action figure condoms! Hard to believe I know, but it’s been worse. Here’s my list of the pocho ocho worst Christmas presents evah: 8. Flan-flavored vodka 7. Wine bra 6. Makeup kit from Rite Aid

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Antibalas asks: ‘Do you know where your money has been?’ (video)

by La Chata July 20, 2012 Cultura
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La Chata’s Music Box recommends Brooklyn Afrobeat band Antibalas’ incisive musical explanation of the corrupting effects of corporate influence on American society: Dirty Money. Also, it has a good beat and it’s easy to dance to. Plus puppets!

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La Chata’s Music Box: Outernational ‘The Beginning Is Here’ (video)

by La Chata July 6, 2012 Cultura
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La Chata’s Music Box presents spankin’-good Spanglish ska from Outernational – The Beginning Is Here, the first video from the activist New York collective’s latest CD (Todos Somos Ilegales We are All Illegal.) (NSFW lyrics.) The title track video (with special guest stars!) is right here, and the band is on the Pocho Hour of Power […]

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Mexican Institute of Sound’s new ‘Mexico’ video out for elections

by La Chata June 29, 2012 Cultura
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La Chata’s Music Box presents Mexican Institute of Sound with their new video Mexico. Elections Sunday, music today. Video directed by Jonas Cuaron (brother of Alfonso of Harry Potter/Y Tu Mama Tambien fame.)

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Fitter shoots first music video in El Salvador: ‘The Coconut Tree’

by La Chata June 22, 2012 Cultura
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Check out The Coconut Tree, the new reggae-toned psychedelic video from Los Angeles band Fitter, shot in El Salvador. Fitter is James Ramirez, drums; Wilfredo Mendez, vocals, guitar and congas; and Edgardo Velasquez, bass and timbales. One question for the band: How can you shoot a vid in El Salvador and not feature a single […]

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La Chata’s Music Box: Maluca charms the boys in ‘El Tigeraso’ (video)

by La Chata June 8, 2012 Cultura
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I truly believe that Lady Gaga stole this New York Dominicana’s hairstyle. “Maluca” in Spanish is a derivative of “Mala” which means bad or mean girl; in Portuguese “maluca” means crazy or mischievous. Maluca Mala’s performances are filled with heat and intensity. Keep your eye on this lady, folks, she makes heads turn, just like […]

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La Chata’s Music Box: If it’s Friday, it’s got to be FIshbone (video)

by La Chata June 1, 2012 Cultura
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Local heroes Fishbone join PRIMUS at the Greek Theater next week and we predict a lot of boot-stompin’ fun and all kinds of adrenaline running from the stage pouring back into the crowd. See you there?

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Happy birthday to Morrissey, the moody Brit who stole Latino hearts

by La Chata May 22, 2012 Cultura
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Happy fifty-third birthday, Steven Patrick Morrissey! You would might think he was dead, with all the tribute bands and karaoke nights and even a whole convention in his honor. The real fans, of course, will be at an actual concert, like tonight’s show in San Diego, where the venue will be filled with lonely misfits […]

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La Chata’s Music Box: Rest in Power Beastie Boy Adam Yauch AKA MCA

by La Chata May 4, 2012 Cultura
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RIP Adam Yauch AKA MCA. May the Fourth be with you in your next life. Cancer got the better of you but you always fought for your Right to Party! You want the half-hour extended version NSFW video? We got it right here!

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La Chata’s Music Box: Madness en Español! Who knew? (video)

by La Chata April 27, 2012 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video: Madness — Uno paso adelante. When La Chata skanks at the office, this is what she skanks to! Veteran English ska/2tone band Madness also recorded One Step Beyond, from their 1979 debut album, in Spanish, and here’s the proof. Rock esteady, Teddy! Original English version here:

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LaChata’s Music Box: Aztlan Underground’s newest video ‘Our Nature’

by La Chata April 20, 2012 Cultura
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With love from LaChata: For 20 years, Aztlan Underground has presented an evolution of consciousness intertwined with pre-Colombian thoughts, feelings and sounds. In a search for the other — the unknown — Aztlan Underground gives birth to a visceral sound that challenges listeners. Check out their new, visually-stunning music video Our Nature. It starts with […]

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Mariachi el Bronx: ‘Cell Mates’ and ‘Revolution Girls’ (music videos)

by La Chata April 6, 2012 Cultura
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La Chata’s Music Box TGIF Music Video: Check out L.A. punk band The Bronx who also released a mariachi album disguised as grupo Mariachi el Bronx. They featured this surprising love song, Cell Mates. The band performed their song Revolution Girls on Letterman — and we have that video below.

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La Chata’s Music Box: The Lions rock the roar reggae-style

by La Chata March 30, 2012 Cultura
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OK OK so yes I know I was bound to feature a reggae band, but what do you expect from La Chata? The Lions feature members of Hepcat,The Expanders, Orgone, Fitz & The Tantrums, Big Daddy Kane, Tone Loc, Raphael Saadiq, Poncho Sanchez and the list goes on.

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El Conjunto Nueva Ola is chido! ‘Chido Chido’ actually (music video)

by La Chata March 23, 2012 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video from La Chata’s Music Box: El Cunjunto Nueva Ola — a crew of masked cumbia-loving luchadores — has a new album out called Chido Chido. No, no I am not saying it’s chido (cool in English.) Well, actually, it is. This tune is called Cumbia Town.

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La Chata’s Music Box: Rocksteady fever from The Delirians

by La Chata March 16, 2012 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video: The Delirians from East Los include members of Arise Roots and Upground. They make fun, infectious rocksteady and ska. If this live performance music video doesn’t result in your doing a happy chair dance, see a doctor. Check out the studio version:

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