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2002 Stories by Javier Andrade

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  • Café Tacuba

    published December 26, 2002

    There are many ways to understand why Mexican alt-rock band Café Tacuba decided to end a long recording hiatus with another set of covers... More >>

  • Joy Undivided

    published November 28, 2002

    As odd as it may sound, the leader of Argentine rock band Divididos (the Divided) now believes that dividing everything makes no sense. Ricardo... More >>

  • Rata Blanca

    published November 21, 2002

    To be alive today, fifteen years after Rata Blanca first tasted fame in mid-Eighties Argentina by playing traditional hard rock and a variation of... More >>

  • Shameless Copy

    published November 14, 2002

    By the time MTV Latin America aired Los Prisioneros' (The Prisoners) video "We Are South American Rockers" -- the first video to roll when the... More >>

  • Rockin' for Dollars

    published November 7, 2002

    Despite the seemingly endless waves of exiled South American rock fanatics washing into Miami in recent years, most Latin rock festivals in town... More >>

  • Cheat Sheet

    published November 7, 2002

    Los Piojos Origin: Argentina Sound and influences: A mix of Rolling Stones-tinged R&B, Argentine tango, and Uruguayan... More >>

  • He's Got the World Beat

    published September 26, 2002

    Physically finding Manu Chao has never been easy. He's everywhere, and not. He's so proud of his ephemeral nature that he even sings about it. In... More >>

  • Gutter Glitter

    published September 12, 2002

    Pop stars are only discovered on TV shows, not in real life, right? Don't tell that to Puerto Rican band Circo. "This is totally pop-star... More >>

  • Alive and Kicking the Habit

    published September 5, 2002

    On his latest album, Emboscada (Ambush), Puerto Rico rapper Vico C brags that he is still respected by fans even though critics have... More >>

  • This Way Out

    published August 29, 2002

    Next week in my spaceship/I will leave this world/I can't find peace here ... I want to be a citizen of the world. Juan Antonio Ferreyra... More >>

  • Fighting Words

    published August 1, 2002

    If you consider Enrique Bunbury the only survivor after the sinking of Titanic-like Spanish rock band Heroes del Silencio, then his fascination... More >>

  • Ozzy Knows Best

    published July 25, 2002

    Staging a comeback on the same MTV screen that spurred Teen Pop Mania, Ozzy Osbourne not only officially buried the bubblegum phenomenon, he... More >>

  • Get Kinky

    published July 18, 2002

    Don't get the wrong idea, Kinky is not the Mexican Marilyn Manson; its members don't wear bondage or leather clothes. They just like the sound of... More >>

  • Charly Garcia

    published July 4, 2002

    At 50, Argentine rock legend Charly Garcia is back with Influencia, his best work in a decade. The album is based on the song "Influenza,"... More >>

  • Baby Blue Bites

    published June 6, 2002

    Last November, when the Argentinean government blocked access to everyone's bank accounts and the national economy collapsed, rock band Los Piojos... More >>

  • Argentine Invasion

    published June 6, 2002

    In 30 years the Argentine audience will end up signing autographs, predicts Ratones Paranoicos singer Juan Sebastian "Juanse" Gutierrez. The... More >>

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