By Monica Herrera | 03/16/2009 - 17:00
As you may or may not know, I've unabashedly hearted Los Fabulosos Cadillacs since the tender age of 12, when I first heard "Matador" thanks to my rock en español-savvy cousins in Costa Rica. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sr.
By Monica Herrera | 03/12/2009 - 18:11
50 Cent is known as much for his beef with other artists as he is for his music, but when it comes to Wisin y Yandel, he's got nothing but love. The rapper reuinted with El Duo Dinámico yesterday in a Brooklyn, New York warehouse to shoot the music video for "Mujeres in the Club," the first single from WY's upcoming album, La Revolucion (dropping May 26), and they spent much of the day posing and flexing side by side for the cameras. Qué cute!
By Norell Giancana | 03/09/2009 - 16:30
Believe it or not, Sheila E. is only the second famous Latino to win the reality country star contest. Julio Iglesias, Jr. (yes, the son of Julio Sr. and brother of Enrique) won the first season of Gone Country in 2008.
By Angie Romero | 03/06/2009 - 16:50
I caught U2 live in concert this morning on Good Morning America and even though Bono was a little off-key, he still is the man, forever and ever, amen. It reminded me of Maná, who have always been compared to U2—the former may not have its own iPod, but you gotta admit, Fher and Bono do share a lot in common, particularly their devotion to causes that matter.
By Angie Romero | 03/04/2009 - 17:00
Now that the weather’s turning around, there seem to be way more things happening—concerts and such. Or maybe there’s just more of a willingness to leave home, so you start noticing them more. Either way, Mexico’s alt-rock band Jaguares kicks off the second leg of its U.S. tour around its latest album, 45, tomorrow in Salt Lake City.
By Monica Herrera | 03/03/2009 - 17:23
With so many rock en español bands out there, it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. After all, they pretty much share the same uniform—4-6 nerdy 30-somethings sporting flock of seagulls haircuts and the skinniest jeans known to man!—and that makes it tough for any one group to actually stand out from the pack.
By Monica Herrera | 02/24/2009 - 16:42
Proving that it is possible to hold down a day job while creating dope beats by night: Diego Bernal, a San Antonio-based civil rights attorney who today is releasing his debut hip-hop instrumental album, For Corners.
By Monica Herrera | 02/19/2009 - 18:00
Is this just a crazy, random coincidence, or was Narciso Rodriguez's Fall 2009 collection partially inspired by Café Tacuba? The Cuban American designer, who is a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, sent his models down the runway earlier this week in eye-slit headgear that bore a strong resemblance to the low-brimmed hat that's become a signature look for Rubén Albarrán, a member of the Mexican alt-rock band.
By Monica Herrera | 02/18/2009 - 18:49
My biggest regret from last year's Latin Alternative Music Conference is definitely missing Ximena Sariñana's performance. I'd chalk it up to "conflicting schedules," but the truth is I'd seen about 15 bands perform that night already, and I just didn't have the stamina for an uber-late night set at the Bowery.