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SoCal punqueros Manic Hispanic persist in their brave/loco plan to drop a new recording every week. Lowriders for Mars is from their soon-to-be-released EP Al Rato and Thanks for All the Chanklas. [NSFW F-bomb at the end.]

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Despite vehement protestations of innocence, the local constables have incarcerated a member of Manic Hispanic on criminal charges. At least according to this song [NSFW lyrics]: [Mas…]


Making good on their threat to release a new song every week, So Cal homies Manic Hispanic ask you to consider this ode to Mexican moms everywhere: Chankla Abuser. [Barely audible F-bomb.]

Confused? ¡Mira los lyrics!: [Mas…]

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Argentina’s Dante Zaballa made this music video for his primo Tall Juan who was born in Argentina but now lives in Queens. CONTEXT: In Buenos Aires, semi-organized squads of cuidacoches — guys who ask for “tips” to “watch your car” — are a way of surviving on the street for some, and an extortion racket in the eyes of others.

Flashy and bouncy hand-painted stop-motion animation, a short and sweet tune, and a pop and punk performance make for a hella music video. Tall Juan is on Facebook.

Manic Hispanic: ‘The I.N.S. took my novia away!’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan September 15, 2017 Audio
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“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.] SoCal punks Manic Hispanic’s 2003 version of a Ramones tune takes on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to Jr. College.

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First Rule of Non-Violence: Don’t start problems (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 6, 2017 Cartoons
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Cutty Flam’s latest prom punk rola “Runaway” is EZ 2 dance 2 (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 15, 2017 Audio
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POCHO amigos Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, asked us a pregunta on the Twitter: Do you want a new Prom Punk Rola to dance with your Angel Baby? Why, yes we do! Here is the latest from these local faves: Runaway. Now send the Angel Baby, por fa.

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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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San Diego y TJ band PRAYERS represent for ‘Mexica’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan October 11, 2016 Cultura
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Striking footage shot at San Diego’s Chicano Park sets the stage in the dramatic new music video Mexica, so that alt-goth-punk-Chicano-rap duo PRAYERS can decolonize your mind with music. [NSFW F-bombs, etc.]

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What’s the hot punk rock hair style this summer? (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 4, 2016 Cartoons
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Finals Week is finished and now school’s out for Junco! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Nevada riot grrrl + SoCal pocho = PDX duo Tallwomen (audio)

by Soy Capitan June 21, 2016 Audio
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Tallwomen by Tallwomen   Drummer David Jacobo is a SoCal pocho (Sylmar/Van Nuys/East Los) who works as an educator with special need kids in Portland. Guitarist Cassi Blum. from Reno, Nevada via the East Coast, is a PDX barista. Together for just six months, the two kick it old school Black Flag style as indie […]

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Abusive guy says ‘He’s So Sorry’ – Alice Bag says ‘No no no!'(video)

by Soy Capitan June 9, 2016 Cultura
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Punk pioneer and East Los homegirl Alice Bag will not excuse the leader of the pack when it comes to domestic abuse — even if he says He’s So Sorry. PREVIOUSLY ON ALICE BAG:

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OC cumbia punks Thee Commons debut ‘Foolish King’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 10, 2016 Audio
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Fullerton, California’s finest psychedelic cumbia punk rockers Thee Commons have released the first track from their album Loteria Tribal. The Orange County group’s edgy Foolish King comes as the band begins a national tour this summer.

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A musical reminder from Alice Bag: “‘No!’ means ‘No!'” (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan March 4, 2016 Cultura
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L.A. punk pioneer Alice Bag (plus friends Allison Wolfe and Rhea Tepp) want to remind the boys that No Means No. Check out the lyrics:

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*OOPS Welcome to Mexico City’s weekly ‘anarco-punk’ meetup (video)

by JUAN E. ROTTEN October 5, 2015 Cultura
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UH OH! It looks like the video got pulled and the account of the uploader got shut down for reasons. Sorry, pochos. We didn’t do it. We’re victims, too. 🙁 The punks come every week to celebrate feminism, animal liberation, not buying from trans-national corporations, and the do-it-yourself ethic.

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Great Pochos in Music: Mink DeVille’s Ruben Sigüenza (live video)

by Victor Payan October 31, 2014 Cultura
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San Francisco soul rockers Mink DeVille were the house band at New York’s legendary CBGBs, the epicenter of punk, from 1975-1977. Their bassist was Ruben Sigüenza, brother of Culture Clash funnyman Herbert Sigüenza. This makes him the first Central Americans in punk rock, and one of the Great Pochos in Music. Check out Raul’s Spanish […]

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The Chavez Ravine’s hardcore musical tour of ‘Los Angeles’ (video)

by MOON GUAC October 20, 2014 Cultura
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When you’re named after an infamous chapter in L.A. history, like the band The Chavez Ravine, your musical tour of the City of Angels would be pretty hard core too! ¡Mira Los Angeles! What’s the story on this band? Their Facebook esplains:

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