Photos: Y La Bamba at the New Parish

Y La Bamba (photo: Scott Russell) It was an intimate and low-key evening at the New Parish as Portland band Y La Bamba gave a headlining performance at the venue. It was an interesting night — Rituals of Mine opened with a ton of energy and practically stole the evening away from the headliner. Our photographer was there and covered both bands — check out the gallery below.

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Y La Bamba signs new record ‘Mujeres’ at Bandcamp Oakland next week

We’re happy to announce Y La Bamba is playing a special (free!) show at the Bandcamp record store in Oakland on May 13. Their fifth record, Mujeres, was released in February and it’s a beautiful collection of sounds, feelings, rhythms, movements, languages, and beats beats beats. Title track “Mujeres” is layered with room-warming, powerful Latin percussion coming in from all sides. The harmonious vocal blending is empowering and reminds us what this album is really about. Fronted by powerhouse Luz Elena Mendoza, the Latinx indie-folk group continues to explore the experience of the Mexican-American woman. It’s a bold narrative brought [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Grupo Fantasma, Y La Bamba spice up Great American Music Hall tomorrow, 7/7/2012

Quite the co-headlining bill tomorrow at the Great American. Austin's ten-piece, Latin fusion outfit Grupo Fantasma and Portland's experimental-folk, Mexican-tinged Y La Bamba will share the stage for a night of incredible, original musicianship. Intense harmonies, dozens of instruments, Spanish lyrics - it's all front and center and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. If you're the third person to email, they're all yours. Grupo Fantasma has played countless major international music festivals, had their live performances lauded by the likes of NPR, and in 2011 they won a Grammy for their self-produced album El Existential. [...]

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282)

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. So our top recommendation this month isn't terribly surprising, but it's a festival we're extremely excited about. On July 21, 2012, we'll be throwing the second annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in Potrero del Sol Park. We've got seven great bands lined up -- The Fresh & Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gardens & Villa, Dominant Legs, [...]

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