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Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this …. [Mas…]

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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever.

Post offices and other public facilities not already closed by the shutdown will be shuttered, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite snack combo – will go on sale all across America. Monday’s holiday honors RMLK’s 41st birthday. [Mas…]

Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez?

Here’s Rumel:

And here’s Flaco: [Mas…]

MY MY HEY HEY POCHO BACKS UTLA


It’s a sad, sad country music tale of a “mixed love affair” gone bad. He needs America, America needs him, Rick Trevino sings, but I Am A Mexican. There’s also La Migra to keep things interesting.

Tex-Mex legend Flaco Jimenez backs Trevino up on accordion, and as chance would have it sings a song on the very same subject: [Mas…]


Our favorite heavy metal mariachi band — Metalachi — serves up a spectacular video for their version of Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring special guest star Felipe Esparza. Their third album — inexplicably called Tres — is available now.

PREVIOUSY ON METALACHI: [Mas…]

POCHO OVAL OFFICE THEATER TRIPLE FEATURE: Blood In, Blood Out; El Norte; y Mi Vida Loca; PLUS Our Hero, Speedy Gonzales, in Mexicali Shmoes

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2019 Cultura
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Anything good on tonight? Why yes there is, and thank you for asking:

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Where is The Chavez Ravine? Lost in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ (video)

by Comic Saenz December 7, 2018 Cultura
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 East Los rockers The Chavez Ravine‘s new music video takes us to the mysterious zone known as the Bermuda Triangle, where being buried in a shallow grave doesn’t mean your love affair is over. [Video by MANDO+KEVIN. The Chavez Ravine is Manny Nieto (vocals/guitar), Mando Lopez (bass), and Phil Guerrero (drums).]

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Los Hebrew Homies make Hanukkah potato latkes (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY November 27, 2018 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Sunday night, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis prepare potato latkes (pancakes) one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.)

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Top Chef Katsuji Tanabe: ‘Got salsa, chips? Make chilaquiles!’ (video)

by Comic Saenz November 13, 2018 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Top Chef alumnus Katsuji Tanabe doesn’t want you to waste food. That’s why he’s sharing his recipe for chilaquiles.

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Election Mediation: Breathe in, breathe out, VOTE BLUE (video)

by Comic Saenz November 5, 2018 Cultura
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Radical reiki master and post-modern yoga guru Shea Depmore wants you to breathe, breathe out and VOTE BLUE.

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GODZILLA MADNESS: Nightmare on Burrito Street (toon)

by Comic Saenz October 18, 2018 Cartoons
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Chicana punk icon Alice Bag: ‘I Believe Her, Do You?’ (new music, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz September 28, 2018 Audio
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I Believe Her, Do You? by Alice Bag East Los pocha Alice Bag aka Alicia “Alice” Armendariz (formerly of the The Bags) just released this track in support of Professor Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D.’s testimony about rapey Judge Brett Kavanaugh. MIRA LOS LYRICS:

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Reiki-method ‘Trump Detox’ meditation will chill you out (video)

by Comic Saenz September 20, 2018 Cultura
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Breathe in. Breathe out. Reiki Master Sondra welcomes you to this week’s TRUMP DETOX MEDITATION: Do you need to detox from Donald Trump? From the stress of the Kavanaugh hearings and Trump’s inability to pronounce “anonymous?” This Reiki healing meditation video is for you. This week’s mantra: Kamala. [Video by Shea Depmore.]

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Talk (And Sing) Like A (Mexican) Pirate Day 2018: ‘Santy Anno’ (video)

by Comic Saenz September 19, 2018 Cultura
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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not […]

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Iconic Chicana Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexism since forever (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2018 Cartoons

Famed labor organizer and activist Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexual harassment and discrimination since forever — when she was working in an office, when she was building the United Farm Workers, and when men tried to take credit for her work. In this video, by Hannah McNally, Huerta tells her story.

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What is killing the great classical composers of Europe? (video)

by Comic Saenz September 14, 2018 Cartoons
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In the lucha libre of Classical Europe, famous composers are dropping dead at an alarming rate. What is killing these guys? Brenda Ortiz of Vancouver and CDMX, who loves animating stories, made Músicos y Medicina para el Colegiio Nacional de México conmemorando su 75 aniversario.

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Ex-con Creeper is back, drops CholoFit for CholoSpin (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2018 Cultura
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Our favorite ex-con Creeper had some early success with his CholoFit classes, but a quick rise to fame led to some very public meltdowns. Now Creeper returns with CholoSpin and your loud-mouthed Tia and your neighbor’s chihuahua will finally meet their match. [Frankie Quiñones is Creeper. Some NSFW language.] PREVOUSLY ON CREEPER:

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UFOs and ancient Andes ruins: Frank Zappa’s “Inca Roads” (video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2018 Cultura
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The supremely weird (what else is new?) Inca Roads was the opening track on Frank Zappa’s 1975 LP One Size Fits All. Zappa and friends explore the racist cable TV theory that ancient illegal space aliens built the civilization of the Incas, because ancient Incas were not smart enough to do it themselves because brown. […]

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Blow that funky shofar, bot boy (Happy Rosh HaShanah 2018 video)

by HIP HOP JUDIO September 7, 2018 Cultura
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A musical shoutout (and Hebrew/Spanish pun) to all our friends at Temple Beth Pocho who, at sundown Sunday, are celebrating Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5779 years since the creation of the world. Happy New Year y Le Shanah Tovah tambien. What is that date on the Mayan Calendar? (Tekiah? One of the traditional four ritual […]

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Pete Seeger Plays Pasadena: Oh you can’t scare me, I’m sticking to the union (video, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz September 3, 2018 Cultura
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America’s folk singer, Pete Seeger, tells a dressed-up crowd at Pasadena’s Rose Parade he’s “sticking to the union.” Words and music to Union Maid by Woody Guthrie. Mira los lyrics:

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Always Look for the Union Label: Music vids for Labor Day Weekend 2018

by Comic Saenz August 31, 2018 Cultura
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It’s Labor Day Weekend! ¡Orale! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: 9 to 5 from Dolly Parton, Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and Solidarity Forever.

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‘Get out of the White House,’ angry citizen yells at Trump (video)

by Comic Saenz August 26, 2018 El Now
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POCHO.COM Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was across the street from the White House — Lafayette Park — on the evening of August 26, 2018, and recorded some FREEDOM OF SPEECH in action. “Get out of the White House,” this one citizen yelled, echoing the screams of millions of American minds. Also something about Diet Coke, murder […]

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Paco Estrada, Brandon Callies as The Heart of the City: ‘The River’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2018 Cultura
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 The River is new video from Brandon Callies (Black Tie Vendetta, Brandon Callies and The American Revival) of Austin and Paco Estrada (SouthFM, Paco Estrada and One Love) of Dallas. But The Heart of the City — as these Texans call themselves — won’t let life get them down.

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