Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival
Feat. Los Lobos, Celso Piña, Intocable, 3BallMTY, y más
Fiesta Gardens, Austin
May 10 & 11, 2013
Since 2008, the annual, family-friendly Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival has showcased the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on Americ ... More >>
Tejano Music Fest 2013 feat. La Mafia, Emilio Navaira, Jay Perez, and Fito Olivares
Humble Civic Center
April 6, 2013
It was one of those rare, perfect, mosquito-free afternoons in the Bayou City. Little to no humidity, the temperature hovered around seventy, and the breeze blew softly through the ... More >>
In the world of Latin rhythms, a new duo is making noise with a combination of cumbia and various electronic dance genres.
Royal Highness consists of youngster Svani Quintanilla and veteran turntablist Luis Espada. Svani is from Corpus Christi, and is the nephew of the late Queen of Tejano music, S ... More >>
Check out our slideshow from yesterday's Feast of the Virgen de Guadalupe.
For Mexicanos and Mexico-Americanos, there is nothing better than mariachi music to help celebrate a wedding, birthday, funeral, graduation, hiring, firing, or national or religious holiday. The music is both fancy and acces ... More >>
In the past decade or so, much has been written about the decline and apparent death of Tejano Music, the much-loved yet all but forgotten genre that mixes traditional conjunto music with modernized, keyboard-driven pop sounds native to the Mexican-American population of South Texas.
The Houston ra ... More >>
Back when I was a skinny, innocent 13-year-old, and believe me that was a long time ago, I was given the option to choose band or theater as my fine-arts elective. At this point in my life, my music knowledge was limited to the boleros, rancheras and cumbias I had been exposed to by my mom and dad. ... More >>
Note: This article was written by Rolando Rodriguez and Marco Torres.
In March of this year, Houston beat the likes of Los Angeles and New York as the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country and that landmark development was mainly due to the growth of Latinos. Back in 1990, Latin ... More >>
Go Tejano Day feat. Duelo, La Original Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists
RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium
March 11, 2012
The rain didn't dampen the mariachi spirit last night. Check out our slideshow from Go Tejano Day.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Tejano is dead. But tha ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresLa LeyendaGo Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists
March 13, 2011
Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston.
Gone are the days of Selena, La Mafia, and David Lee Garza, who are now replaced with conju ... More >>
Breaking iFest news: Nigeria's King Sunny Ade & his African Beats have been forced to cancel their entire U.S. tour, including a scheduled appearance Saturday at iFest. According to a press release from the group's PR firm, Rock Paper Scissors, the U.S. Embassy has refused to grant visas to two ... More >>
Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, a look at ... More >>
Someone needs to find this guy a hobby...I'll be honest: I didn't know if I'd be able to find the strength to soldier on now that Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay had left Dancing With the Stars. What light be light if Tommy be not seen? Now I finally knew what Jesse and Slater meant when they sa ... More >>
Mariachi Real de San Diego
www.mariachi4u.com/usa/Real_de_San_Diego.htmMariachi music has been present in American culture as long as I can remember - I recall watching old Hollywood films set in Mexico or Southern California, where the inevitable trio would come out for a song o ... More >>
Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezMeet Houston's newest mariachi - Catalina Garcia of Mariachi Hermosura.
"I've only been playing in the group for four, almost five months now," she tells Hair Balls backstage at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Mariachi Invitational competition.
Hermosura isn't i ... More >>