With schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, the School of Rock’s main mission is to bring music education to young people. The School of Rock network is the largest after-school music program in the United States. Their School of Rock Allstars represented the school by performing at Lollapalooza on the [...]Read more →
Today’s media sexually objectifies women to sell anything and everything. Our acceptance and tolerance of this behavior is the result of a sad truth that women are seen as “parts” while men are seen as “whole people.” This mentality has been ingrained in our minds so much that we sometimes miss or unconsciously accept [...]Read more →
On Monday morning an email was sent on behalf of the Morton College Board of Trustees informing the staff and faculty of President Dana Grove’s resignation. At the next regular Board of Trustee meeting, the Board of Trustees will officially receive and acknowledge Grove’s resignation. At that time, a plan will be outlined [...]Read more →
Since gaining national attention on NBC’s “The Voice,” singer Melanie Martinez has been making a name for herself. She released her first EP, “The Dollhouse” in 2014, and is about to finish a nationwide tour. Her full-length debut album “Cry Baby” is set to release on Atlantic Records this spring. Martinez, 19, proved to [...]Read more →
By Jose Burgos | Posted June 16, 2016
Ruido Fest will be celebrating its second year since it was established in 2015 as the biggest Latin American festival in world.
In 2015, the Mexican rock bands Café Tacvba, and Zoe headlined the show exceeding the expectations of fans. This summer, Ruido Fest it will be bringing yet another Mexican band just as influential as Café Tacvba and Zoe. The Mexican rock band, La Maldita Vecindad will be performing in this year’s show along with Argentine band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Chilean band La Ley, and many more.
La Maldita Vecindad is one of the most influential Spanish rock bands in Mexico’s history as well as one of the founders of Spanish rock in Latin America dating back to the late 1980’s. Gaining fame in the early 90’s with their album, “El Circo” and their most famous songs, Kumbala and Pachuco, the band sings of a past generation that had class and dignity. As they hold strong to their Mexican roots, the original band members continue to perform across Mexico and in other countries because of their passion for music.
The band has a distinctive sound compared to similar bands. Their music is described as rock, punk, ska, salsa with a touch of traditional Mexican music such as danzon and bolero, setting it apart from the traditional one band sound. An excellent example of their vast array of genres is their well known song, Kumbala, that has a salsa beat. The song has a soulful sound to it, very traditional and very classy. Their song, Pachuco on the other hand, has a strong punk rock sound with a fast paced rhythm. The band goes from salsa to punk rock in a matter of a song, and that’s what people enjoy the most, being able to listen to a variety of music genres from a single artist.
The festival will be held again for three days at the Addams/Medill Park near Pilsen this July 8-10. The band is scheduled to perform on Saturday June 9th. Three day passes are still being sold at RuidoFest.com.
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