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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]

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mujeremixedIn Mujer Soy, by Las Cafeteras, we see a day in the real life of Maryann Aguirre, a woman from East Los Angeles. Happy International Women’s Day! (Remixed by YUKICITO.) [Mas…]

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Singer songwriter Tom Russell — he comes from border country in Texas — has a question for the Cheeto Bandido: “Who’s gonna build you wall?”

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Shot in Los Angeles and Mexico City, Mexican Dubwiser‘s latest “Post Futuristic Rebajada Cumbia Soul Experiment” is this chingon video with Spanglish rhymes with a mad house vibe. We like it.

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Why, we asked ourselves, would these RelaxMusic people upload scores of allegedly ethnic or national background music videos to YouTube? If people play them as background audio, they will not be looking at — and clicking on — ads, so the uploaders will not make money. Is it a public service? Some kind alternative facts thing? We don’t know. On the other hand, you can enjoy two hours of uncredited, unnamed mariachi (and other Mexican) muzak right here.


East Los musicians Las Cafeteras have long made political progress a signature element of their sound and the band’s new single continues the tradition.

If I Was President — released on Monday, Presidents Day — starts with the son jarocho song Señor Presidente and “then flows into a bilingual hip hop-folk fusion, with lyrics that make you dream, think, come up with alternatives.”

Read more at UNIVISION.

Los Hollywood: Cassette mixtape + Polaroid selfies = ‘Cucu’ (video)

by Soy Capitan February 22, 2017 Cultura
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Los Hollywood — from San Diego and Tijuana — do the Time Warp again as they mashup the past (cassette tapes, Polaroid cameras) with modern pop and selfies in the new video Cucu. Los Hollywood es la visión artistica de una banda dinámica conformada por Heidy Flores (voz/bajo) [POCHO ❤️ HEIDY], Gustavo Mojica (batería), y […]

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Mexican roqueros De Nalgas: ‘Con Dinero Baila El Perro’ (video)

by Soy Capitan February 21, 2017 Cultura
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When it comes to Rock en Español, we love De Nalgas y Molotov. In this angry new release, De Nalgas turn the standard lyrics music video upside down by spelling out the Spanish words via memes and social media. The band is sick and tired of Mexico’s hypocrisy and lies and this is their “combat […]

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Alice Bag: We reject your ‘Reign of Fear’ (music video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan February 14, 2017 El Now
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East Los punk pioneer Alice Bag wrote this song for the orange-skinned fascist fear monger. We reject, she sings, your Reign of Fear. Mira los lyrics:

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Haydn Vitera, Vanessa del Fierro: ‘Que Pasara’ (music video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan February 6, 2017 Cultura
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Shot in East Austin, Que Pasara features Haydn Vitera, POCHO amiga Vanessa del Fierro, and the one and only Ruben Ramos “El Gato Negro” and celebrates the raza who made America (and Austin) great. ¡Mira los lyrics:

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Mariachis vs Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall? Nunca! (video)

by Soy Capitan January 27, 2017 Cultura
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Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, for example Mariachi Cabos vs Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In the Wall. Winner: MARIACHI CABOS!

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Manu Chao’s “Words of Truth” fights “alternative facts” (video)

by Soy Capitan January 25, 2017 Cultura
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International star Manu Chao taps a reggae groove to point out that Words of Truth are what we need now.

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We don’t want your tiny hands anywhere near our underpants! (audio)

by Soy Capitan January 21, 2017 Audio
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“We don’t want your tiny hands anywhere near our underpants!” Fiona Apple sings. Everyone, now: WE DON’T WANT YOUR TINY HANDS ANYWHERE NEAR OUR UNDERPANTS!

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Doris Day Is Aztec? ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan January 18, 2017 Cartoons
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The song started out in 1947 as Quizás, Quizás, Quizás by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés. In 1964, Doris Day had a hit with an English version Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps. And now we have Doris’ version sung by an Aztec-looking animated head and Monarch butterflies in this new music video The Time Has Come. What a […]

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Oldie But Newie: ‘Showers Are Golden’ by the Trumpeloes (video)

by Soy Capitan January 17, 2017 El Now
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The inspiration flows as Rocky Mountain Mike (plus Steve and Mary on backup vocals) channel the 1967 Tremeloes hit Silence Is Golden in this tribute to the PEE-OTUS.

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Moms Mabley sings for MLK: ‘Abraham, Martin and John’ (video)

by VICENTE REDD FOXX January 16, 2017 Cultura
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In this clip from the old Merv Griffin show, comic Moms Mabley, known mostly for her “blue” stage act, sings an emotional version of Dion’s classic, Abraham, Martin and John. Moms had a Top 40 hit with the song in 1969. Her version includes Bobby Kennedy.

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Russia is sending their best: Trololo Guy to sing at inauguration (video)

by Soy Capitan January 13, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from Москва) Stepping in to fill an entertainment lineup devoid of anyone artistic, famous, or beloved, Donald Trump backer Vladimir Putin is sending his country’s top singer to perform at next week’s Inauguration Ball.

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Los Villalobos: ‘Auld Lang Syne, El Corrido Del Año’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 31, 2016 Cultura
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Have A Corrido New Year!

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51 Years Ago in East Los: ‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters

by Soy Capitan December 29, 2016 Cultura
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Fifty-one years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles. Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters. Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, […]

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Lalo Guerrero: Pancho Claus (Santa’s cousin from south of the border)

by QUESO QUESEM December 22, 2016 Cultura
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It doesn’t get more pocho than this! Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music, tells the story of Pancho Claus, Santa’s cousin from south of the border, in this 1956 classic.

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Speedy Gonzales: ‘Hat I Got for Christmas Is Too Beeg’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan December 21, 2016 Cultura
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Mel Blanc, the amazing voice artist who brought our hero Speedy Gonzales to life, is the man behind this November 1957 novelty record, The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg:

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Cheech and Chong Xmas Classic: ‘Police got my car!’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan December 14, 2016 Cultura
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Cheech y Chong can’t go burn one or grab a beer at the bar. Por que? Police got my car! [NSFW adult lyrics.] Los lyrics:

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Modern Xmas Carol: ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Privilege’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 13, 2016 Cultura
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I’m dreaming of a white privilege, just like the one y’all seem to know.

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Chicano Batman: ‘Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)’ [video]

by Soy Capitan December 12, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles band Chicano Batman team up with New York’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache in Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm) the debut single from forthcoming album Freedom is Free. Does every friendship, they ask, end in betrayal?

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