Dave Alvin, Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo y Los Cenzontles: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’


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.

Here’s the original music video, so old it’s in black and white!

Mas…Dave Alvin, Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo y Los Cenzontles: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’

POCHO Asks America: How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?


POCHO sent reporters to bars and parties, barbecues and parades all across the United Estates to find out how Americans were celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Here’s what they said:

Pocho Ocho top ways to celebrate this July 4 weekend


There’s no holiday more pocho than the Fourth of July. Independence Day has all the elements that make for an awesome celebration: it marks a momentous event in our history plus there’s a barbecue, family, friends and the perfect excuse to play with fire, fireworks and/or firearms.

Some of you may already starting to party today, so let’s jump the gun with the Pocho Ocho top ways to celebrate this holiday weekend:

8. Honoring the flag. We love our country and we love our flag.

7. Spilling beer on your cell phone. Party foul be damned, it’s bound to happen.

6. Eating too much. Then eating more. You can’t just have one plate, even if your already-tight jeans are feeling snug. This is a holiday for goodness’ sakes!

Mas…Pocho Ocho top ways to celebrate this July 4 weekend