Meet four-piece psych surf punkrock band, MAMIS. Formed in 2015 in Austin, Texas, the capital city best known for hosting the massive SXSW festival each year, Espíritu is the quartet’s first release. We found their bilingual lyrics, which are focused... Read Article
The SXSW Music Festival is one of the largest and most influential global music industry events of the year, taking place every March in Austin, Texas. We’re delighted to announce our picks for those lucky enough to attend... Read Article
It’s very rare that we get to post anything featuring Bill Callahan on Sounds and Colours, so when we get the chance it’s always nice to involve one of our non-Latin favourites. Callahan is one of the guest... Read Article
REVIEW Grupo Fantasma – Problemas
Thanks to its proximity to Mexico, Texas has been home to musicians who have recorded in Spanish for many decades now. Naturally, this tejano music has been strongly influenced by Mexican forms like ranchera and corridos. That is... Read Article
Austin’s Gina Chavez is a name we’ve heard out in the alternative Latin music world for a couple of years now, but it was her recent performance on NPR Music‘s Tiny Desk Concert that put her right in front of our radar.... Read Article
Latinas are badass by nature, but you can see them showcase their talent at SXSW 2015. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of music, interactive, and film conferences that occurs annually in Austin, TX, and this year... Read Article
By now, most of us who set New Year’s resolutions have skipped the gym, lit the forbidden cigarette, and devoured a croissant that was supposed to be a smoothie. For the Austin, Texas -based Peligrosa crew, 2015 has brought a new record label. Peligrosa’s... Read Article
To celebrate the return of Peligrosa – a tropical bass institution in Austin, Texas – DJ Chorizo Funk has put together this rather relentless mix of cumbia, a taste of the rhythm that rises to the top in... Read Article
There must be something in the water of the Lone Star State of Texas, because those Peligrosa DJs keep churning out mixes that we like!
There is no place I’d rather be this week than Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Music Conference. Alas, it isn’t on the cards for me this year. Should you be fortunate enough to find yourself at the conference–now... Read Article
Why would a New York City-based “futurerock” band, made up of five non-Latinos, embark on a tour of the Southwestern United States to proclaim, “We Are All Illegal?” I asked myself the very same question.