Los Angeles

Francisco Palomares and His Caballitos

By 19 March, 2020

Francisco Palomares is an emerging Mexican-American artist whose artwork is inspired by urban landscapes and the complex relations within. He was born and raised in Boyle Heights, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State... Read Article

REVIEW ¿Qiensave? – Mujer

By 08 October, 2018

¿Qiensave? are a cumbia group from central California, with roots stretching back to Michoacán, Mexico. In an explosion of catchy sound, ¿Qiensave? pepper their signature cumbia urbana with rocking riffs, reggae beats and ska and gypsy energy – the... Read Article

Exotica’s Imagined Origins

By 31 August, 2018

From rum rhythms to savage sounds Erin Osmon maps the rise and fall of exotica. By the time Martin Denny’s Exotica hit shelves in 1957, the U.S. was awash in rattan and rum. Armchair safari-goers across the nation... Read Article