When twelve Argentineans with an affinity for ska and rockabilly formed a musical group in 1986, their only intention was to have fun and play their friends' parties at el Colegio Nacional San Martín in Buenos Aires. Late last year, though, Los Auténticos Decadentes found themselves at el Palaci ... More >>
What does an Indian yogi and the Spanish-language version of the The Jetsons have to do with Argentinean rock 'n' roll? For Babasónicos, it's all in the name. Over 20 years ago, a group of Argentines borrowed Baba from Indian guru and Hindu saint Sai Baba of Shirdi and sónicos from Los Super ... More >>
...Speaking of DJ Craze (check the previous post on this blog for an un-missable nugget of joy he passed along), Miami's finest DJ champ will head to the desert this summer to play Coachella for the first time. On the mega-festival's second day, Saturday, April 17, he'll take the stage with frequ ... More >>
Miami's resident internationalist.
Saturday night, 2:00 a.m. A club raftered with Colombians and Venezuelans, Argentines and Bolivians. There are Cubans too, primarily born in Florida. And there's also a smattering of Italians. Pepper the crowd with a fistful of Yanks and then stir.That's the stew. It could be La Paz; it could be ... More >>
Everything's cyclical. It's the reason for a resurgence of skinny jeans and Keds -- the 1980s were due for a comeback that started early in the New Millennium and steadily gained steam. And that trend wasn't lost on Latin rock groups. Outfits like Belanova, The Pinker Tones, and Babasonicos beg ... More >>
Highlights come from all over the Southern Hemisphere.
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>
Anoche (Universal Latino)
Infame (Pop Art Music/EMI Latin)
The Billboard Latin Music Conference trudges through a transition year for the music industry
Musician has salve for every sorrow
Babasonicos just wants to make a decent wage -- and some really weird music
Circo takes a stab at pop monuments -- and scores pop success