Monday, November 24 2014
Pinup banda provides forum for drinking stories and sex dreams; its brass lines tangle together like sweaty bodies.
Monday, November 3 2014
Teen heartthrob makes terrible music, tops Latin Albums chart, threatens to cross over.
Friday, October 17 2014
When playing corridos, one must be absolutely modern. If you play them as hard as possible, that helps.
Sunday, October 23 2011
La Verdad captures the power and punch and authentic spontaneity of a live performance without sacrificing any studio polish.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Hip Brooklyn label sells nostalgia and world grooves, one 45 at a time.
Monday, September 12 2011
Imagine if Theodor Adorno wrote Disney princess songs -- only, you know, with a salsa band.
Monday, August 15 2011
The newly rechristened "Mr. Worldwide" is sharpening stones and picking up broads to improve his business acumen. It's a sign of the times.
Thursday, April 21 2011
Fania Records had it all: salsa, soul, jazz, grooves, horns, Chopin, subway imitations, and a seemingly inexhaustible appetite for urban America.