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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July! Alvin is backed in this version by Los Cenzontles, Tex-Mex accordion superstar Flaco Jimenez and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks. Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July!

No shoes? No problem for Chicano artists! (phototoon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 23, 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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Salsa band Grupo Descarrilao: Trump is a ‘Bully’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan October 21, 2016 Cultura
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New York hiphop-rock-salsa band Grupo Descarrilao is beyond ready to stop Donald Trump the Bully. Are you? Register. Vote. VOTOLATINO can help. [NSFW adult language.]

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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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From 2012: TGIF Music Video: Girl in a Coma ‘Say’

by Soy Capitan September 9, 2016 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video: Rock your way into the weekend with Say by Girl in a Coma, an all-woman power trio from San Antonio, TX. The band is made up of pocha sisters Nina (vocals/guitar) and Phanie Diaz (drums) and long-time friend, Jenn Alva (bass).

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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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The Blasters’ Dave Alvin: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 4, 2016 Cultura
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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks. Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July!

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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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Taco Tuesday Music Video: ‘Mexican Hippic Sauce’ (Vegan Mix)

by Soy Capitan June 7, 2016 Cultura
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Belgium’s “anti-rock/ex-noisy-surf-band” The Poneymen are cooking up vegan Mexican Hippic Sauce with sombreros. That’s all we can really tell you, as our high school French didn’t cover situations like this. Horses reading horse-porn magazines, mon Dieu! [FYI: “Hippic” means “having to do with horses.”]

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Los Hollywood: ‘Hasta Mañana’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan August 24, 2015 Cultura
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San Diego’s Los Hollywood says they’ll see you tomorrow. Heidy Flores is singing and playing bass. Remember her name.

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MORE COWBELL! The Mexican Juligans twang a tune for ‘Parral’ (video)

by MOON GUAC May 29, 2015 Cultura
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Twangy guitar-wielding Chilangos The Mexican Juligans name-check places all over the country in a surf-spaghetti-western-movie-theme music video inspired by classic cowboy flicks. And they especially ❤️ Parral, Chihuahua.

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Live on Stage: El Chapulin, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo, El Santo (video)

by Soy Capitan February 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Back from the dead and live on stage: El Chapulin Colorado, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo and El Santo are El Macheen! [Video by Raul Aguirre, Jr.]

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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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Cutty Flam’s new Spanglish ‘Sugga’ has space rocks, explosions! (video)

by MOON GUAC September 18, 2014 Cultura
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SoCal pochos Cutty Flam say their music is the sound track to a 1950’s B-Movie starring Ritchie Valens opposite Betty Page directed by Quentin Tarantino. Señor Cutty sings and plays guitar, Ms. Bang Bangs kicks butt on vocals and drums and Chewy Lewy is the man on bass. In Sugga, a black and white home […]

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Musical pochos: The Premiers rock ‘Farmer John’ (audio,videos)

by QUESO QUESEM August 25, 2014 Audio
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Fifty years ago the biggest summer radio record was Farmer John, a cover of the Don and Dewey R&B hit by The Premiers, a group of pochos from East Los suburb San Gabriel. [Editor’s note: If you cannot access the NPR audio, blame NPR which is still using an outmoded, incompatible Flash-based media player.] NPR […]

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Russki electropunks Barto live at a Yucatan mezcaleria (video)

by MOON GUAC August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Barto, Барто in Russki, an electropunk combo from Saint Petersburg, rocks the Chalupa “Hostal & Mezcalería” in this new video. The “hostal” is in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucutan Peninsula. Also, luchadores. Schizflux reports: Their arrival on the scene prompts the managers of wholesome pastime to just in case […]

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