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Latin Music

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Pachanga Fest: A Latino-Music Spread Worth Driving West

    For anyone who loves music, it would be a dream come true if some of your favorite bands accepted an invitation to play a show in your backyard. Throw in a variety of delicious food, cold drinks and a handful of your family and friends, and you might stumble upon the creation of a pachanga, which me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Go Tejano Day at Reliant Stadium, 3/16/2014

    Go Tejano Day, feat. Pesado and Banda MS Reliant Stadium March 16, 2014 "Tejano is dead... at least at RodeoHouston". -- me, every year The above statement is true, but RodeoHouston still managed to sell a record 75,224 tickets to Sunday's annual Go Tejano Day at Reliant Stadium. And boy, it sure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Houston's Top 10 Latin Bars and Clubs

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Carlos Vives at Toyota Center, 7/28/2013

    Carlos Vives Toyota Center July 28, 2013 The Republic of Colombia is a South American nation known for its beautiful people, delicious food, and festive music. On the one hand, you have cumbia, an especially wonderful and eternally danceable music that has evolved and grown throughout the Americas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Latino Music's Many Styles Charge Austin's Pachanga Fest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Tejano Music Fest 2013 at Humble Civic Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Heard of "Screwmbia"? Royal Highness Will Show You at Bombón

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Mariachi Imperial de America Helps Celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Is Tejano Music Completely Dead? We Ask The Experts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    RIP Javier Olivares, La Pura Sabrosura Vocalist/Drummer

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 24, 2012
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    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Latin Nights

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 3, 2012

    Where to Party This Cinco de Mayo

    Salt, tequila and lime

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Last Night: Go Tejano Day At Reliant Stadium

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2012
  • Culture

    November 17, 2011

    Why Is Mexico Such a Dump?

    And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
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    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Last Night: Go Tejano Day At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco TorresLa Leyenda​Go Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium 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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
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    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: Not Bad For a Non-Music Festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Latin Music At iFest: Legends, Locals And A Party-Starting Funk Crew

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Nightfly: Hip Movement

    Dance reigns supreme at salsa institution Club Tropicana.

  • Music

    February 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    19th Annual Mariachi Invitational

    "Volver, Volver" to the city's largest celebration of mariachi music

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    3rd Houston Brazilian Carnaval

    Katia Moraes brings her infectious rhythms to Houston

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Things Ain't The Same Without Delay

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Sonidos Y Mas: Mariachi Real de San Diego's Mariachi Classics

    Mariachi Real de San Diego Mariachi Classics 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Mariachi Rodeo -- The Torch Has Been Passed To A New Generation

    Meet 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 in the running this year (they'r ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Concierto: Gracias Houston (Concert: Thank You Houston)

    Raul Brindis throws a Latin music mega-party

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Cumbiamania at the Continental Club

    Like the armadillo, an ancient Colombian dance music continues creeping north Super Estrella I've always had a theory that if the cumbia ever made the jump into the English language, it would sweep the world. A show this Saturday featuring the reunited El Super Estrella and the debut of cumbi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Ozomatli

    Ozomatli appears Friday, October 6, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel Street. Call 713-225-5483 for more info.

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Merengue Mosh

    Introducing the punk-infused Latin rock of Cordero

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • News

    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

    Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    ¡Viva México!

    The International Fest casts light on one of the world's most underrated musical nations

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Ibrahim Ferrer

    Buenos Hermanos (World Circuit/Nonesuch)

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Memo Re: Borders

    Memo Villarreal isn't afraid of the corporate bookstore or the Rio Grande

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Grupo Fantasma

    Thursday, December 27

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Travail-less Travels

    Putumayo and Rough Guide samplers offer up armchair adventures for jittery Americans

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Racket

    Tejano musicians aren't getting the same cut as their Anglo counterparts

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Conjunto's King

    Advancements in Tejano aside, Flaco Jimenez is still the champ

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Rotation

    Various Artists

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