Poquito Para Aqui is our favorite song (so far) from the new Los Lobos album, Gates of Gold.
Die Cooleros, a German pop band, say you should live the dream, or, as they put it, Lebe Deinen Traum.
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“Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone,” Ry Cooder sings. “Let’s pretend that we’re together all alone. I’ll tell the man to turn the juke box way down low. And you can tell your friend there with you HE’LL HAVE TO GO.” And then Flaco Jimenez plays.
Ry Cooder on guitar and vocals and Flaco Jimenez on norteño-style accordion make magic with the Ben E. King classic oldie but goodie Stand By Me.
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[8:48PM PST] Whoa! LOL funny! Sorry you missed the live webcast. We don’t know if a re-run will be available, but we’ll let you know.
Grammy winnners La Santa Cecilia recorded this live performance of Elvis Costello’s Losing Game for KCRW radio last week and Marisoul’s smokey vocal and evocative accordion made for musical magic.
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We borrowed the title of this Tower of Power mega-hit for POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz’ toon about San Francisco hipsters so it’s only fair we show our true love for the Bay Area in general and TOP in particular.
Check out TOP’s performance of What Is Hip? live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 (with guest star Carlos Santana.)
By the way, these are some hip lyrics:
So you want to jump out your trick bag
And ease on into a hip bag
But you ain’t just exactly sure what’s hip
So you start to let your hair grow
Spend big bucks to cop you a wardrobe
But somehow you know there’s much more to the trip
You know him from Cannibal and the Headhuters and Thee Midniters: Pochas y pochos, please welcome the singer who is a legend of Chicano Soul, Los Angeles homie Greg Esparza, with the ? and the Mysterians hit, 96 Tears! On Twitter he’s OverSoulMessage.
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Inspired by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s L.A Kings F-bomb on live TV, on-the-air sports presenters in Ireland dropped the bomb during halftime of Tuesday’s Mexico-Brazil match. [NSFW adult language if someone there at your job can understand the thick Irish brogues. It’s more like “fookin” or something.]
This short video features tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos. You’re welcome.
Mira Los Lobos, Los Angeles’ best band, live! Starting at 6 PM Pacific Daylight Time this evening.
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Famed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia just shreds in this version of the classic Tico Tico. RIP.
- Thrill! As Pochodores like Santino J. Rivera show up to rant about Sheriff Joe and Rick Bayless!
The most distinctive voice in pop music? East Los angel Hope Sandoval elevates any song, and takes Fade Into You by Mazzy Star into the heavens. [P.S. Hope — call me! ♡ Comic Saenz.]
The surviving guys (minus one) of the band formerly known as WAR (East Los favorites) are now the Lowrider Band. This just-released video is their OG salute to the ordinary man who works hard all day at a job he hates so he can take care of his family.
East Los band? Check. Managed by POCHO’s own La Chata? Check. Video by POCHO amigo Giovanni Solis? Check. It’s Jungle Fire with Comencemos (Let’s Start).
LUNCHTIME JAM: “I love America, but boy can she be cruel,” ritmo maniac David Byrne sings. Yes, he is wearing a kilt.
And chair dance with more Byrne, this time in mambo-land:
TGIF Music Videos: Los Brioles are a crazed psychobilly trio from Spain. Dead men, like dead puppies, probably don’t have much fun, but they sure do rock!
But wait — there’s more! Dig this local cholobilly music video from Los Bandits who describe themselves this way:
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk, Spanish guitar, Cumbia, and Mexican music that has an infiltration of Chicano based lyrics.
TGIF Music Video, dedicated to all you lovers out there! Tierra – an offshoot of El Chicano – had their greatest hit with a remake of this Philly Soul classic Together. The sensuous vocals, slick horn arrangements and hypnotic groove make this extended live performance something special. And a big shout out to thee one and only Mr. Duran!