Review: Belafonte Sensacional – Destroy

Lightning in a bottle. That’s it, the only way to describe the folly of capturing Belafonte Sensacional‘s impossibly energetic live show on tape. It could be a Bible truth if it weren’t for the fact that Destroy, their newest EP, manages to catch their fierce sounds. ‘Convocatoria al destroy’ and ‘Ponte al tiro’ are live staples that encompass the diverse influence of each band member, creating a … Continue reading Review: Belafonte Sensacional – Destroy

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Stream: Belafonte Sensacional – Torreón

The folk genre always seems to strike a chord in Mexico’s heart. Chava Flores’ jocular anecdotes peppered with our vernacular. Rockdrigo González, who journeyed from Tampico to his doom in Mexico City, also tapped into this vein. Enter Belafonte Sensacional, who follows this tradition of taking lyrical snapshots of Mexico’s weird and wonderful fauna and wrap them into folk songs about alcohol, punk, drugs and Kerouac.  ‘Torreón’, the newest video, finds Belafonte Sensacional yearning … Continue reading Stream: Belafonte Sensacional – Torreón

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Assignment #23 : The House Party

“I grew up watching all these videos of house parties” says Migraine Boy, between sips of Indio beer “and I always wanted to have my own behemoth house party were things get broken, music is performed and every one ends up demolished.” The warm August trashes a few solo cups. Mixed with the gust of wind is the smell of weed, tobacco and a the … Continue reading Assignment #23 : The House Party

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Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Toreo a Hidalgo

Nota: Si el widget no funciona, escúchalo directo en Mixcloud o descarga la app para Android o IOs. El menú de hoy: “La escena en México está muerta” dictaban por ahí hace unas semanas. Creo que es una cantaleta que se ha repetido mucho antes, en varias ciudades, para varios movimientos. Apenas y le rasco a la superficie del chulimontón de bandas que tenemos en … Continue reading Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Toreo a Hidalgo

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A fine day at Aquí No Hubo Escena

“The woodsie lord knew the foolsie manbeings held gatherings// the folly of the sneaksies n th’ lightnies cometh// for green outlives us in the end.” – Unknown. It’s been a while since I’ve ventured into the dark world of small festivals, so when the opportunity arose to flex out the reviewing muscles again, I moseyed down to the colourful and picturesque Colonia Obrera. The sights, … Continue reading A fine day at Aquí No Hubo Escena

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