rock en espanol

The surf guitar cowboy classic Ghost Riders in the Sky/Jinetes en el Cielo lives to ride again in this new version by Los Baby’s.

Spanish “punk blues” band Guadalupe Plata asks the age-old question, “¿Qué He Sacado Con Quererte?” Even if you can’t understand Andalusian Español, we bet you can’t take your eyes off this vertically-scrolling goth video with dissonant surf guitars.

Mira los lyrics by Chilean songwriter Violetta Parra: [Mas…]

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 anthem.” “Now more than ever we,” they emailed, “the need to rise up and fight, wave the Mexican flag in fair warning to the government we are no longer afraid.”

Since we’re pochos who can’t espeak Spanish, here’s an official translation: [Mas…]

They’re weird. They’re Mexican. They play surf music. That’s why they named the band the Mexican Weirdoh’s Surf Band.

losmariachisenoritaThis relatively unknown 2011 (or 2013?) video from Mexican rockers Los Mariachi just re-appeared on Vimeo with much better video and audio than the YouTube original and we’re glad it did. Señorita features the band’s awesome sweet Mexican metal – they got the action, they got the motion, yeah, the boys can play! That’s Ian Alvarez on soulful vocals, Carlos Casquejo shredding on the guitar, Ruben Balagot pumping it out on bass, Eddie Perez playing lyrical keyboards, and JamJam Emmanuel hitting hard on drums. Firme rock! [Mas…]

Get your long weekend off to a fast start with Café Tacvba and Eo (El Sonidero) from 2003.

Mahatma Dandys: Turning your ‘Miedos’ into sueños (music video)

by MOON GUAC August 2, 2013 Cultura
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Alternative folk-rock collective the Mahatma Dandys: They’re on your video, turning miedos (fears) into sueños (dreams.)


Where is Bettie Page? Dorados Rockabilly Trio wants to know (video)

by QUESO QUESEM June 19, 2012 Cultura
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Famous 1950s cover girl Bettie Page gets a shoutout from Medellin, Colombia’s Dorados Rockabilly Trio in this new music video. Hat tip to Josh Norek and The Latin Alternative for the link.