In Downtown Los Angeles, near 7th and Spring, one gringo from the Midwest rolls out his cart at night and makes tacos like no one else. Video creator J.A. Lugo-Ponce explains:
This year, for my Dia de Los Muertos altar at the Grand Park (Downtown LA) ofrenda/celebration, I built a new variation on one of my favorite motifs. Check out this photo gallery to see how the Muertos Crossing piece came together. Just click on the skeletor niño to get started….
Three hours into Selena night at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom starts playing.
I feel this deep, animal sense of belonging.
This is my song and I need to be on stage. I claw my way up to the stage and slip in a puddle of what is maybe human sweat.
The hands of my fellow Selena enthusiasts pull me up.
We do what we came here to do: we dance.
Teresa de Jesus Sandoval was named the champion at the Father’s Day habanero chile eating contest at Chichenitza in Downtown L.A. after scarfing down 53 of the the scorching peppers in 20 minutes.
PREVIOUSLY ON CHILES:
POCHO’s free ticket giveaway for the Mexrrissey all-age concert at the Regent Theater in DTLA inspired me to craft this list of the Pocho Ocho Top Ultimate Morrissey Trivia Quiz Questions.
Are You Moz Enough to Score 100%?
Do not even think about questioning my Moz Luv. I am on the TSA’s extra special handling list because of Morrissey.
OCHO QUESTIONS AQUI, EIGHT ANSWERS BELOW
We love Morrissey, you love Morrissey, everybody we know loves Morrissey, including actual Mexicans!
Some Mexicans love Morrissey so darn much they formed Mexican Morrissey tribute bands and went on tour.
And here’s the cool part: The Mexrrissey UK/NY/LA tour is coming to the Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles next Monday May 11.
CHECK OUT THE TWO CHINGON
MEXRRISSEY AUDIO TRACKS BELOW!
We have 10 pairs of tickets we’re giving away to the 7:30 PM all ages show at the Regent and they could be yours!
How can you qualify for a chance to get free tickets? It’s easy.
Sign up for the POCHO mailing list [the form is below] between the time this offer is published (2:50 AM PDT May 4, 2015) and midnight Thursday night PDT May 7, 2015 and you’re automagically entered in the giveaway.
We’ll randomly select ten names and set the winners up with tickets to the Mexrrissey show via email on Friday, May 8.
So Cal homies Chicano Batman lay down a soulful groove and tell an eternal story in Cycles of Existential Rhyme. [POCHO amigo Giovanni Solis produced and directed the just-released video.]
Venice, California artist Christina Angelina and friends recently painted a massive mural on an apartment building wall in downtown Los Angeles. Here’s how they did it.
PREVIOUSLY ON STREET ART:
Arsenio Hall and (Last Comic Standing) Felipe Esparza head to Santee Alley in L.A.’s
Garment Fashion District to see if they can pin down some Latino stereotypes. Hot sauce, Home Depot and “No hablo ingles” here we come!
PREVIOUSLY ON ARSENIO:
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like for a Mexican hipster to remake some of your favorite English-language songs in an alternative cumbia style while wearing hipster mustaches and silver sneakers, you need look no further than Los Master Plus.
I first heard of the Guadalajara duo with their remake of King of Leons’ song, Sex on Fire, Sexo en Fuego, a homemade and tongue-in-cheek music video that makes fun of both hip hop and rock music videos in one fell swoop, last year.
Last week I hung out with El Comanche and Larry Mon at The Conga Room in Downtown Los Angeles.
Gov. Mitt Romney reaches out to Latino voters in this new Hispanic Heritage Month commercial filmed in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street neighborhood.
Click, watch and share for 91 seconds of pure musical joy! If you can, listen real loud and/or with headphones for the amazing live sound recording and KILLER tuba playing! (That’s actually a Sousaphone, a modified tuba that wraps around the player’s body and is specially-designed for marching bands.) This Oaxacan marching band heralded the opening of FIOB — Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (Indigenous Front of Bi-national Organizations) — in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday. Sam Quiñones shot the video and has the story, via our friends at NewsTaco.com.
- And what about that chica on the bus bench? What is she thinking?