A Shot of Spring with Sobremesa Supper Club and (((SONORAMA)))

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Sobremesa Supper Club is a Latin inspired, locally sourced dining experience that looks to build community through food. Serving only seasonal local products from purveyors and farms around the city, Chef Gabriel Moya, along with his team of passionate artists, create a highly unique and inspiring dining experience. This is not just a meal, it’s an event that includes art and music. You will never experience food the same way again.

To celebrate Chicago’s version of Spring, Sobremesa is joining vintage music collectors (((SONORAMA))) for a culinary reset button to awake your senses from the longest running winter ever! Heading out to Bridgeport on April 19, this one of a kind event – A Shot of Spring – will entice you with Latin flavors and Latin beats.

The special five course menu will showcase the best flavors that Spring has to offer. Courses will be paired with a secret, locally brewed Berliner beer that will be “enhanced’ with unique flavor shots hand-crafted for each dish. While savoring the delectable treats, vintage Latin sound connoisseurs (((SONORAMA))) will be delighting you aurally with their eclectic vinyl selections.

Awaken ALL your senses and join the festivities on Saturday, April 19 at Co-Prosperity Sphere, located in Bridgeport at 3219 S. Morgan Street. Tickets available here.

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Hollywood Metal band Rusty Eye has released its new record “Saca El Cobre”, a hard rock and heavy metal homage to Mexican “Rock en Español” while saying farewell to longtime drummer, Miss Randall.

With “Saca El Cobre”, Rusty Eye is paying homage to its Mexico City roots by covering songs of some of the most prolific “Rock en Español” bands from the late 80s and early 90s, all reinvented with Rusty Eye’s signature hard & heavy style. The album includes seven covers in Spanish from Mexico’s most notable Rock pioneers: Caifanes, Cuca, Café Tacuba, Fobia, Amantes de Lola, Maldita Vecindad and Transmetal. It also includes Rusty Eye’s hit single “Mr. Cannibal” re-recorded in both English & Spanish.

The release of the new album coincides with drummer Miss Randall pursuing new musical endeavors, having her throne filled by a session drummer for live concerts. As part of her farewell, Miss Randall will be participating with the album promotion, including music videos filmed in Mexico City, as well as some select live appearances.

Rusty Eye is constantly in a never-ending effort to top previous musical accomplishments. Pablo “Mr. Rust” Salido (Vocals/Bass) comments, “This marks the beginning of a new era, it’s not the first time we have adapted to changes made by our musical tendencies. Rusty Eye‘s essence is based on the evolution of the music”. Tony “Baron” Murtland (Guitar) adds, “Our life’s journey is ever-changing, but we will always continue to reach new musical horizons.

Rusty Eye’s new album “Saca El Cobre” was produced by Baron Murtland and mixed by Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich. W.A.S.P), and marks a new production standard for the band. “Saca El Cobre” (“Bring out the copper”) is a Spanish saying that means: show your true self, defining the bands reinvention of these classic songs. This hard-hitting, high concept, cover album is a must for anyone who loves intricate hard metal!

Saca El Cobre” Limited Edition CDs are now available at Amazon.com and Digitally on most Download and Streaming Services.

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Zoé will begin tour of Spain along with Vetusta Morla

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Zoé returned to Mexico City after visiting the Mexican countryside with their Prográmaton tour for a month and a half. They closed the 15th edition of the Vive Latino festival on a high note. The group delivered a uniquely visual show that impressed the over 70 thousand people in the audience and featured their biggest hits.

Zoé performed on the Indio stage for approximately an hour and a half. It was an impeccable show with big screens that showed images created especially for this event, an amazing sound,  songs that have already become part of Mexico’s rock history and five artists who showed why they are the most important and respected rock band, not only in Mexico but internationally.

The five-member group began their Mexican tour on February 14, but towards the end of 2013 they went on a successful tour that covered the most important cities in the United States. Before they continue to tour Mexico’s countryside, the group will travel to Colombia in order to participate at the Estéreo Picnic festival on April 4. Additionally, they will be part of the Coachella festival on April 13 and 20, after which time they will travel to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. 

Starting on April 30, the group will embark on an important tour in Spain, together with Vetusta Morla. Eight shows have already been sold out. They will also perform in London before returning to Mexico in June, at which time they will continue to tour said country, Afterwards, their tour will take them to Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Zoé continues to occupy the top positions in terms of sales in Mexico, thanks to their most recent album Prográmaton, which has already gone platinum in México. Their new single “Arrullo de estrellas” keeps moving up in its positions on radio charts.

This year, the band has also dominated the lists under the Alternative category on iTunes and was able to position 5 songs in the Top 10 simultaneously:  ”Arrullo de Estrellas“, “10 AM“, “Luna“, “Labios rotos” and “Soñé“. León Larregui is also featured on this list with his song as solo artist “Brillas“. And combined with this,Zoé’s records Prográmaton and MTV Unplugged: Música de Fondo have moved to positions 1 and 2 respectively on the list of alternative albums. 

Zoé‘s members are León Larregui (vocals & guitar), Sergio Acosta (guitar), Ángel Mosqueda (bass), Rodrigo Guardiola (drums) y Jesús Báez (keyboards). The group has sold more then one million records worldwide and their album MTV Unplugged: Música de Fondo is a four times Platinum Record in Mexico and won 2 Latin Grammy awards as Best Alternative Album  and Best Rock Song (“Labios Rotos”). 

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Mexican Dubwiser present “Bad Behavior”

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mdMarcelo Tijerina, known internationally as Mexican Dubwiser, is back, presenting an electrifying new single: “Bad Behavior,” belonging to his second studio recording that will be released on April 29, entitled Electric City. “Bad Behavior” is a track that confirms the evolution of the sound that can be easily identified as Mexican Dubwiser‘s own style. It features great guests, such as Myron Glasper, Ulises Lozano (Kinky), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Cesar Pliego & Omar Gongora.

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, and residing in Los Angeles, CA, Marcelo Tijerina keeps his post-futuristic sound on his new album Electric City, which was produced by  Ulises Lozano and Marcelo himself. The record will be edited simultaneously in the United States and Canada by  Kool Arrow Records and Kin Kon Records, and in Mexico by the Terricolas Imbéciles label.

His debut album Revolution Radio, generated a significant interest on the radio, in clubs and the pres son both sides of the border. It earned excellent reviews and made the chart of New World Music of CMJ magazine (College Music Journal) as one of the 10 most played records on college radios.

People who are familiarized with contemporary Latin music may recognize some excellent collaboration by guest musicians on Revolution Radio. In the case of Electric City, some of them have returned and new ones have come on board. Among them, El Gran Silencio, Randy Ebright of Molotov, Francisco Javier, vocalist of the legendary band Tropical Panama, together with Pato Machete, Celso Piña, Ulises Lozano and other members of KINKY, Serko Fuentes. Some of the best MCs of the music scene around Los Angeles also stand out, such as Rocky Dawuni, a Reggae artist from Ghana, Africa, the vocalist of Soul Myron Glasper from the Myron & E (Stone Throws Rec) band, and the Hip Hop  MC Longevity y Treasure Don, born in Jamaica and living in New York, among many other excellent collaborations.

The Electric City tour will kick off on March 20 with several shows in California, and will take Mexican Dubwiser on a new path with several confirmed concerts in Europe, including one of the world’s biggest music festivals: the Glastonbury Fest. The group’s debut in Europe includes other performances in Spain and France with more shows to be confirmed.

The album release party with special guests will take place in Los Angeles, California, on March 21 at the Blu Monkey. During this year, Mexican Dubwiser will perform along with the brand Novation/Focusrite, using some of their equipment for live shows and major DJ set.

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Indie-Latin Music Festival begins tonight at Subterranean

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TuSSoni2 Presents: An Indie-Latin Music Concert Series!

Russian Red

Tue, March 18, 2014
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
$15 Advance – $20 Day of Show

The festivities continue on Thursday and Friday!


About Russian Red:

Russian Red is the stage name of Lourdes Hernández, a Spanish indie and folk singer-songwriter.

Known by many as the Spanish Feist, in reference to the Canadian singer-songwriter who inspires her in many of her attitudes on the microphone, Hernández—who writes and sings all of her compositions in English—states that she sings in that language instinctively because she has always listened to music in English.

Russian Red’s project began when Hernández met Brian Hunt, a musician with an English father and Spanish mother, with whom she recorded a demo (which included tracks that remain unpublished like “Reason”, “The Night of the Paper”, and “Sadie”) that reached more than 70,000 visits on her MySpace page by 2008.

The name Russian Red comes from the colour of a lipstick that Hernández herself usually wears. When asked how she chose the name, Hernández stated: “I had a band without a name some time ago. Since then, I was haunted by an obsession: to find the ideal artistic name. One day, I fell in love with this colour that a girl was wearing. I pronounced its name, and now it is my pseudonym. With the release of her first album I Love Your Glasses Russian Red became well-known and popular in Spain. In late 2010, Russian Red signed with Octubre of Sony Music Spain. In May 2011, she released her second album Fuerteventura. At the same time, she toured in Asia including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea. She also published a duet with Elvis Presley of his song “Love Me Tender” in the special Spanish edition of the album Viva Elvis. Fuerteventura was recorded in Glasgow, Scotland with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, David Byrne, Mogwai).

About Enjambre:

Enjambre is formed initially by Zacatecan brothers Luis (vocals and guitar) and Rafael Navejas (bass), Romeo Navejas (drums) in 2001. With this formation the band begins to play presentations in Southern California and record a 3-song demo.

In late 2001 Romeo left the band and was replaced in early 2002 by drummer Nico Saavedra Chile. During the summer of this year the band as a trio rehearses hard and recorded a demo of 2 tracks which include “Gravity” and “Back to Fall.” After starting with a series of several presentations in California, Osamu Nishitani, in Japanese / British origin, he joined the group in August of this year, taking the position of guitarist also bringing a new element to the music via guitar synthesizers.

Once as a quartet, the group begins an intensive series of live performances, television and local tours during 2003. In April, the band recorded a demo of 8 tracks which was sold during presentations this year. Then in September to begin recording their first album “Solace In Domingo” in Santa Ana, California.

The band continued its cycle of presentations and tours during the recording of the album which culminated in the summer of 2004. In October this year, “Consuelo In Domingo” is released on CD and digitally via iTunes with a presentation one day Domingo in Hollywood, California at the Roxy Theater where they play the whole album + a set of old songs and others listed in “El Segundo is Feline” and “Nectar”, “Felinia Straight” and “Madame Siamese”.

Tours, promotion radio, and local TV shows continued in 2005 with the 1st single from the band “Biography”. The video for the single was much rotation on MTVs + USA via radio a great demand in the country which leads the band to lead the charts on Radio & Records alternative rock side.

In early 2006 Swarm is nominated for The Univision Lo Nuestro Awards in 3 categories “Best Album”, “Artist of the Year” and “Best Song” with artists such as Juanes, Andrea Echeverri, Molotov and Circus. This leads the group to have national recognition in the United States.

About Sobrenadar:

“Sobrenadar” is Paula Garcia’s solo project.

Paula Garcia is an Argentinean singer and songwriter. Born in 29 February 1988 Resistencia, Chaco (north of the country).

In 2006 she moved to Buenos Aires and began to study music production in Escuela de Musica de Buenos Aires. Two years later Paula moved back home and starting recording songs in his bedroom studio that has been self-described like ‘watery music’. She blends together reverby beats, electronic elements, soft guitars, and voice whispering to create “acuatic” Dream Pop tunes that it seems to be listening underwater. Sobrenadar can be translated to over swimming (float).

The track “Sommeil Paradoxal” has been included in a compilation “Así suena el verano”[1] released through the blogIndie Hoy (Argentina). Also the song “Esmerilado” in Weekly Magic Tape #27 of Magic (magazine) (France).

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