Thursday, December 27, 2007

Belanova to Kick-Off 'Fantasía Pop' Tour

Mexican Electro-Pop trio, Belanova, will be kicking off their 2008 Fantasía Pop tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Show date:

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré

Fore info about Belanova and other upcoming shows visit their website.

Pistolera comes to NYC

The Alternative/Folkloric, NYC-based band, Pistolera, will be playing Webster Hall for GlobalFEST, a leading showcase that gives a touring opportunity to international artists in the North American market. The band will be playing with 11 other artists of various ethnicities, music styles, and tempos.


Webster Hall
New York, New York
Doors open @6PM

For more information on the show visit the Pistolera and Webster Hall websites.

More Si*Se

Aside from the three shows Si*Se will be playing with Los Amigos Invisibles, the NYC-based trip hop/electronica group will be playing three additional shows in February.

House of Blues Sunset Strip
West Hollywood, CA

2/11, 2/12
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

Si*Se's debut album was featured on iTunes as a staff favorite for December 2007. Felicitaciones!

Los Amigos Invisibles House of Blues Tour

Acid Jazz/Disco/Funk group Los Amigos Invisibles will be playing three shows at three different House of Blues locations this February. Si*Se will be joining the famous Venezuelan band on their mini-tour.

Show Dates:

House of Blues Las Vegas
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV
USA 89119
T: 702/632-7600
Showtime: 8:00PM
Tickets: 23.00 / 25.00

House of Blues San Diego
1055 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA
USA 92101
T: 619/671-3511
Showtime: 9:00PM
Tickets: 22.00 / 24.00

House of Blues Anaheim
1530 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA
USA 92802
T: 714/778-2583
Showtime: 9:00PM
Tickets: 22.5 / 27.50

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Pimp Your Playlist

This January MTV Tr3s will be airing "Music My Guey" - a search for the hottest playlist. Viewer's create an account on the MTV Tr3s website where they can upload a list of their favorite songs. Each week a playlist is selected and aired on MTV Tr3s, along with the creator's photo and comments about each track.

Music My Guey will air Tuesday's and Wednesday's @ 3:30PM, so create a playlist and introduce the world to the hotness of Latin Alternative music. Let the Mix-taping begin!

Coheed on Tour with Linkin Park

Linkin Park will be joining Coheed and Cambria for their 2008 "No World for Tomorrow" tour. The tour starts February 12th and ends March 10th, hitting 19 cities, including New York at Madison Square Garden.

Tour Dates:

2/15 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
2/16 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
2/18 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless
2/19 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
2/21 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
2/22 - Montreal, QU - Bell Centre
2/23 - London, ON - John LaBatt Centre
2/25 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
2/26 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Ctr
2/27 - Little Rock, AR - Clearchannel Metroplex
2/29 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Ctr
3/01 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
3/02 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Ctr
3/04 - Las Angeles, CA - Staples Ctr
3/08 - West Valley City, UT - E Center
3/06 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel)
3/07 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel)
3/10 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena

Todos Tus Muertos Estan Vivos

Punk-rasta icons Todos Tus Muertos
(all your dead) will be releasing a greatest hits album on February 19th, 2008.

Aside from their hits, the album also includes bonus tracks including "Dale Aborigen" - a collaboration with Manu Chao, members of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Los Autenticos Decadentes.

'Greatest Hits' – Tracklisting:

1. Andate

2. Rasta Vive

3. Sé Que No / Requebra

4. No Te La Vas A Acabar

5. Todo Lo Daría

6. Tu Alma Mía / Adelita

7. Mate

8. Asesinos Profesionales

9. Jah Lion

10. Mandela

11. Hijo Nuestro

12. Políticos

13. Dale Aborigen

14. Lehenbiziko Bala

15. Trece

16. Incomunicado

17. Mandela Dub

18. No Más Apartheid

This album will make music by Todos Tus Muerto's available on digital outlets for the first time ever. Welcome back!

Hay Que Escuchar (You Have to Hear): End of 2007 Playlist

Listen to, relax, and enjoy a review of Latin Alternative in 2007. Feliz Año Nuevo!

Señor Flavio Returns

For all of you Los Fabulosos Cadillacs fans, March 2008 may be your month. Señor Flavio, the founding member of the Grammy-winning rock band, announced he will be releasing a new album, Supersaund 2012, on March 4th

Flavio showcases a variety of styles on his new album like garage rock, psychobilly, and punk to the reggae and ska that made Los Fabulosos Cadillacs an international phenomenon.

Señor Flavor is considered a founding father of the Latin alternative movement. Since Los Fabulosos Cadillacs'last album, he's worked with musical artists like Panteon and Los Rabanes, producing their latest albums.

Tracks on Supersaund 2012 include: "Malito," "Lucha Libre Lovers," and "Retirada Murguera Portena."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dando Props: Manu Chao

Área Alternatve gives props to Manu Chao. Time Magazine selected his Grammy Award-winning song, "Me Llaman Calle," as one of their top 10 songs of 2007.

Time wrote:

“#8 Song of 2007 - ...Manu Chao sings in six languages, but he's world music's great cross-cultural hope because his best songs transcend all of them...With its easy melody and universal rhythm, "Me Llaman Calle" walks proudly in the shadow of Bob Marley, the last guy who made world music this disarmingly simple.”


Atenciòn Nueva York

For all you die-hard Latin Alternative fans in New York City, the kind of fans that trudge through a winter storm in the name of good music, Mexican Institute of Sound will be playing a free show tonight at Brooklyn's Luna Lounge. The show, put on by Nacotheque's 'Naco Nights,' starts at 10PM and ends at 4AM.

Mexican Institute of Sound
Luna Lounge, Williamsburg
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Friday, December 7, 2007

Battle of the Bands

SiTV is giving YOU the chance to "change the future of rock" and walk away with a $500 Apple gift card with their series, Jammin.

In this viewer's choice-based program, unsigned bands submit profiles featuring their songs, images, and bios to help entice fans. Once the submission deadline passes, viewer's vote for their favorite bands, and the 15 bands with the most votes make it to the televised competition. A review committee cuts 9 bands, and the remaining 6 are flown out to L.A. where they work under the tutelage of a big-name band (last year it was Ozomatli). The 6 bands are narrowed down to 3, and the last 3 bands battle it out in front of a panel of judges who select a winner.

This years prizes include:
- $10,000
- A Gibson Scholarship
- A Chance to Meet with Grammy-winning producer Tomas Cookman of Nacional Records
- Exposure at the Latin Alternative Music Conference
- TV Fame

To vote for your favorite bands, register at the Jammin website. Each day you log in and vote serves as 1 entry to win a $500 Apple gift card.

There are 202 bands to choose from, so get out there and vote - the future of rock depends on it.

* Voting ends January 3rd, 2008