Monday, October 22, 2012

Y Seguiran Siendo.

Cafe Tacvba released their new album “El Objeto antes llamado disco” This band is my favorite of all bands and I’ve been waiting for this album for a long time. I like their approach as to how they recorded this album. They went through different countries and recorded each song with members of the media and fans in the room as they recorded these songs. I expected something of a live essence to be in the album, but it isn’t. I also had higher expectation for the album, for some reason I thought this album would be a lot better, their previous album “SiNo” didn’t impress me, it was a good album, but not a great album.

 Expectations aside, “El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco” is a solid presentation by the quartet. The opening song “Pajaros” Is a good song to open the album with, I believe in this song you hear Meme (Emmanuel del Real) and Ruben Albarran singing in high voices bringing a happy atmosphere to the song. It definitely put me in a good. The last line of the song “Mis manos quieriendo rezar, mis ojos queriendo llorar, mis labios queriendo reir, escucho la tierra vivir” (My hands want to pray, my eyes wanting to cry, my lips wanting to laugh, I hear the earth living)

“Olita del Altamar” Is probably a new song which people can jump around to, at Café Tacvba shows. It is not as traditional as what we’re used to with the band, but it will definitely get the crowd going. This song will probably be better live than what we’re hearing in the album.

One surprising song in the album is “Aprovechate” It opens up with a good guitar hook, and then is followed with a very solid bassline. It’s very 80’s and it has a good dancey element to it. Definitely another song I’d like to hear on their live sets.

Another dancing song that will get the crowd going will be “Tan Mal”It has a very subtle electronic drumming then when the bridge hits the song goes into a more energetic sound with Ruben belting out vocals as we are used to him doing. I was surprised they didn’t end the album with this song, but instead they finish the album with a very atmospheric song called “Volcan” I was actually glad they closed the album with this song, since it’s a contrast to the beginning; and in a good album I think you need a good beginning a good middle and a good end, and I do think this album has all of those components and you will enjoy it specially if you’re a fan of the band.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Instrumental band Austin TV to release new album soon.

Instrumental band From Mexico City Austin TV is releasing their new album soon. The title of the new album will be "Caballeros Del Albedrio" reported On April 21st producer Tim O'Heir has been in his "Golden Ear" studio mixing the album. According to Tim "It’s been a trip as these pieces are 100% math rock. The trick for them, and myself, was to get them as musical sounding as possible. (I think that was accomplished.)"

The Tracks were produced by Meme from Legendary Mexican band Cafe Tacvba.

If you're a fan of instrumental music or like to check the band listen tothe song below from Austin TV. From their previous Album "Fontana Bella".

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bomba Estereo desde Colombia a Salt lake City.

En Latino America a surgido un movimiento musical, que esta revolucionando los esquemas musicales. Artistas que usan el sonido tradicional de su pais y lo mesclan con el sonido contemporaneo del hip-hop, trip-hop, electronica y hasta reggaeton.

Musicon establecidos como Calle 13 (Puerto Rico) y Ana Tijoux (francia/chile) son unos de estos ejemplos

Y ahora tenemos el placer de darle la bienvenida a Bomba Estereo que se presentaran en el Living Traditions festival 2011 que se lleva acabo el Salt lake city Durante el mes de Mayo.

Bomba Estereo es una banda que ya a dejado su huella a nivel internacional. Ya an pasado por parte de Europa, Latino America y Estados Unidos. Esta año tocaron en el mudialmente conocido festival Coachella en Inido Ca., y an participado en SXSW en Austin TX.

El grupo colombiano cuenta con tres Albums, Vol 1. (2008), Estalla/blow up (2008/2009y el EP ponte Bomb (2010). Estaremos escuchando temas de dichos albums durante su visita en Salt Lake City.

Bomba Estero viene con un show en vivo que tiene mucha energia. Asi que asiste al Living Traditions Festival 2011. Ven y apoya a la musica alternative latina, y ponte listo/a para bailar. Nos vemos en los festivales este verano

Friday, July 9, 2010

2010 twilight could lead to bigger things.

So everyone is talking about the crazyness that ensued at twilight last night.
According to the salt lake tribune, there were about 40,000 thousand people at twilight to see modest mouse.

What does this say about Salt Lake City? A city that is made fun of because of the domincance the LDS church can have on not only the city, but of course the state.

Let's forget about those things for now and lets' thing of possibilities.

What do we have around us?? lets go counter clockwise starting with Nevada, Arizona (not my favorite state at the moment) New mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho.

We're at the center of some big states so why not have our own music festival?
Throughout the spring, summer and fall you have coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, All points west festival etc. So why not have a big 2 or 3 day festival in Utah? It would bring money to the state and not to mention 3 days of good music and fun.

This would also add more to the state. We have Sundance film festival during the winter so why not have a big attraction towards the summer?
We have good weather during the summer and great locations where this could take place.

Now I know some of you say the LDS church wouldn't allow it, but lets keep it real... it would be good for business and the LDS church just like other religious institutions know how to do business and a this would be good for business.

If just one band can bring 40,000 people out of the woodwork in Salt Lake City, imagine what a festival would bring!

Well that's just my opinion, what's yours??

Thank you if you took the time to read this.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is going on in Arizona?

Those of you who follow the news probably already know what is going on in Arizona.
First the crazy laws to single out "illegal" immigrants, but let's say the truth, this is to single out Mexicans and Latnos, I'll doubt some Canadian will get stopped by the cops. (Are there Canadians in Arizona?) let's move on.

Now they banned ethnic studies from schools, because apparently this classes teach kids that they are oppressed and it singles them out and also that these classes seem to encourage the overthrow of the U.S. government.

First of all this classes do not encourage the "overthrow" of anything. What it teaches us of the oppression that has existed towards minorities through out this country for centuries. i.e. slavery, manifest destiny, Jim crow laws and you know the list goes on. Why is white America so afraid to look at themselves in the Mirror? How do you learn if you're not willing to acknowledge what has happened in history.

The reason ethnic studies exist in this country is because the American history written by people of color is not discussed in the classrooms.
People like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Malcom X, Cesar Chavez, amongst many more are not discussed thoroughly in the classrooms.

Kids of color are not exposed to some of these great individuals who changed America for the better.

Ethnic studies in schools allows young people to learn about their own history and give them a sense of identity. To see that in history there was someone like them from their same background who was able to make a difference by standing up and fighting for human rights!

Remember ethnic studies are not there just for people of color. White students are also able to attend this classes and are able to learn about diversity and this gives them a better perspective about themselves and the way they grew up.
This gives them the ability to become allies with people of color and work together for all of us to have the human right to live well and without being afraid to walk out of the door.

Thank you for reading!

The Start/El Comienzo.

I decided to start this blog because I'm a person that likes to talk about different things. The main one being music. However I'll be also talking about films and what is going on around us.

I'm originally from Chihuahua Mexico. I moved here at the age of 11 in 1994. I have lived in Utah most of my life now.

I graduated from the University of Utah I Majored in mass communication in 2008.

I think that's all you need to know now. Let's move on.

Decidi empezar este blog, porque me gusta hablar y discutir de diferentes cosas, una de ellas musica. tambiebn hablare de peliculas y lo que se esta viendo en el cine y hablare de lo que esta pasando en nuestro alrededor.

Soy de Chihuahua Mexico. Me mude a Salt Lake City Utah con mis padres en 1994 cuando tenia 11 años.

Me gradue de la universidad de Utah en el 2008 me recibi con un titulo en comunicaciones.

Hasta ahorita es todo lo que deben saber.