Wake up to… Los Impresionistas

Los Impresionistas are an experimental rock band from Mexico City who are not afraid to play around with emotions (and their instruments…and chord progressions). Whether by going the route of Rock or deceptively laying some electronic music (but then hitting you back with more Rock), Los Impresionistas are slowly but surely getting their musical gospel out there for the masses. Here’s ‘Esperando el olvido en … Continue reading Wake up to… Los Impresionistas

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Podcast : The Hibiscus Cocktail Mix

We bring you another dashingly cool music mix, this time ’round it’s all about Mexican bands, some rather well known and established, some getting a good buzz and some just starting out on this journey we call music.

Did you like that? You can find out more about each band: Continue reading “Podcast : The Hibiscus Cocktail Mix”

Gig Review: URSS Bajo el Árbol @ Casa del Lago, México

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If there’s something true about us Mexicans is that we do love a free gig. More so when it’s a band you know will take you to Mictlán and back. Such is the case of the reality bending music of URSS bajo el Árbol, who played a free gig at Chapultepec’s Casa del Lago to flaunt their new album, 7, one which has been slowly making waves with two singles (‘Las aves sin ala’, ‘Los hilos de Dios’.) Continue reading “Gig Review: URSS Bajo el Árbol @ Casa del Lago, México”

Invitación – URSS bajo el árbol @ Casa de Lago

Se les invita cordialmente a la presentación de 7, el nuevo disco de URSS bajo el árbol en Casa de Lago, Chapultepec, éste Sábado 15 de Junio, a las 14:00 Lléguenle temprano porque es gratis y se va a aperrar como vagón del metro de la línea naranja a las 9 am. Ya hemos cubierto previamente a la banda en este sitio, desde su EP … Continue reading Invitación – URSS bajo el árbol @ Casa de Lago

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Tamal Superbowl Mix CD

Whoa! It feels like it was barely  a couple of months ago (43 days, but who is counting?) that we brought you not one but two awesome mix cds from bands that might be unknown, but golly gee willickers, they are good. Especially Wet Nuns (they bribed us). Continue reading “Tamal Superbowl Mix CD”

Best of 2011


By now you’re probably dead tired of end of the year lists, some of them are extremely self-indulgent and, well, they do get a little samey.

It’s always hard to do these End of year things… not only because you’re still struggling with food coma nor because it’s sometimes a bit of a self-indulging thing. No, the problem is that as an editor, you tend to forget stuff around and sometimes even just plain give up in deciding which bands went above and beyond duty. Continue reading “Best of 2011”

Sloucher – Posada Mix CD

A Posada is a traditional Mexican party where people drink, break piñatas, gorge on sweets, snog (sometimes not their significant others, eh) and, oh, yeah, they mount up a play about Baby Jesus and his parents looking for a place to park the SUV during the busy last minute shopping onslaught (eh!) in Bethlehem. They all want a Turbo Man. But let’s leave amateur heresies … Continue reading Sloucher – Posada Mix CD

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Wake up to … The Dream Surman

Part of a collective of Mexican musicians doing something very off-kilter and experimental, The Dream Surman joins the same box where we could place URSS bajo el árbol and Los Impresionistas. They do share a few members (and possibly all meet in the Astral Planes to exchange chord progressions) but that’s where similarities end. With some stuff laid out (on cassette tape, natch) and hopefully … Continue reading Wake up to … The Dream Surman

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