Chicano indie-folk band Las Cafeteras formed in 2005, after their members forged friendships while taking classes in traditional music, dance, and art at Los Angeles Mexican American cultural center the Eastside Cafe. The six-piece have built a signature hybrid sound rooted in the Afro-Mexican genre son jarocho, which employs a rich mixture of indigenous themes […]
Record Store Day doesn’t usually include thrift and vintage shops, but they’re among the best places to find vinyl that nobody’s even thought of reissuing yet.
Hip-hop site Ruby Hornet throws its first show in years, Lumpen Radio teams up with Sonorama for a bumping Día de los Muertos party, and more.
Joyride Records throws itself a housewarming party in the old Permanent storefront, Tall Pat Records bows out with a couple more rock ’n’ roll blowouts, and more.
The Green Music Fest catches Dave Mata’s Royal Hands, Bric-a-Brac Records celebrates four years, and more.
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record Store Day attempts a coup d’etat against what the organizers call “online retailers or corporate behemoths” with the help of more than 700 stores in […]