Mixtape: Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music

Download: Mixtape: Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music (Podcast #428) This episode first ran on KQED.org. The Bay Area has a rich history of acclaimed musicians drawing from the many musical styles developed in Latin America. That legacy continues on today, with an array of Latinx artists incorporating cumbia, salsa, rumba, reggaeton, and Latin rock sounds into their work. This mixtape showcases eleven songs from local bands and artists drawing from Latin music. What's perhaps most immediately notable on first listen is the diversity of sounds included here. Even though half of the artists in this mix are inspired in [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 24 – 26

Terry Malts are back and coming to Brick + Mortar. Friday, March 24 Terry Malts, Circuits @ Brick + Mortar Hot off the release of their new record, Terry Malts come to the intimate Brick + Mortar. La Misa Negra, Locura @ The New Parish Get ready for an eclectic night, linked together by Latin rhythms. Cola, Mother's Worry @ The Ritz San Jose's trippiest psych outfit play a hometown show at The Ritz. Saturday, March 25 Eliquate @ Milk Bar This Santa Cruz five-piece rolls out rapid-fire rhymes. Catch them in San Francisco Saturday night. Love District, First in [...]

UnderCover presents Amy Winehouse: The Singles at The Jewish Contemporary Museum

Bust out the liquid liner and get that hair high: an Amy Winehouse tribute is coming to San Francisco this summer. Though our collective threshold for nostalgia is ever-shrinking these days, you should still remember who Amy Winehouse is. But just in case: She's the singer who, round 'bout 2007, wore a lot of eyeliner, ushered in the second coming of blue-eyed soul, and had her personal struggles with drugs and alcohol put on blast by the notoriously unforgiving British press. Though she was one in a string of neo-jazz and blues performers bursting out of Britain at the time, [...]

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