REVIEW Orkesta Mendoza – ¡Vamos A Guarachar!

By 07 December, 2016

Perhaps there is something about the borderlands setting of Tucson, Arizona, that inspires musicians to experiment with a variety of sounds. The Tucson-based rock bands Giant Sand and Calexico have developed reputations for their shifting approaches and genre... Read Article

Brand New Cumbia from Calexico!

By 04 February, 2015

Well I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that Americana group Calexico have turned to cumbia. After all, their previous head honcho Howe Gelb already hit upon the style a few years ago when Giant Giant Sand recorded... Read Article

Life is a Circus – A Review of Circo

REVIEW Life is a Circus – A Review of Circo

By 06 October, 2011

The circus is tough, but it is also beautiful. So says ringmaster Juventino “Tino” Ponce at the beginning of Circo, a mesmerising documentary about a 100 year-old travelling circus in Mexico, struggling to prevent its own extinction.