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Thursday, April 28, 2011

CHOLO STYLE MAGAZINE ART SHOW


This Saturday, April 30th I'll be kicking it with the homies of Cholo Style Magazine in San Fran Mission for their art show at Galeria de la Raza. This is gonna be a good one, so don't miss out ayyyy!!!


Cholo Style Magazine presents: 

"Cultura & Old School Ways"

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Saturday, May 14, 2011

Opening reception Saturday, April 30: 7:30-10pm

Galeria is honored to host Cholo Style Magazine’s art exhibit entitled "Cultura & Old School Ways." Cholo Magazine was a recipient of the 2010 GINAA Program. The exhibition will feature original drawings, paintings and photographs by Victor A. Spider from San Francisco (Cholo Style Magazine), Luis de Quetzalcoatl Tattoo (San Francisco), Chato de San Francisco (Mission District), Mosca de Chiques, Pino de Wilmas, Tuddy de East Los Angeles, and "Memo" Sanchez de SGV.
"Cultura & Old School Ways" will speak of the cultural heritage, barrio life, and cultural pride of ‘Cholo’ artists. The term "cholo" usually indicates a person of Mexican or Mexican-American descent who is associated with American youth movements such as the "lowrider" subculture, or the hip hop scene in general.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

KARMIN


I'm usually not a big fan of white girls trying to rap but I must admit this girl is pretty rad, and she's cute too... 





Oh, and she can really sing, for reals for reals!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

LIKE A STEPPING STONE...



Today is like what they call like the stepping stone, like its the stepping stone today for Esteffenia!!! lol

CASA DE MI PADRE


Gael Garcia Bernal + Diego Luna + Will Ferrell = Hella Awesome!!! 
I can't wait to see this movie, I couln't find a release date but I believe it will be sometime this year... it's gonna be hilarious!!!

LA SANTA CECILIA



La Santa Cecilia is a band from Los Angeles Califas, and I think they're hella tight, I need to see them live muy pronto! Cinco de Mayo can't come soon enough, that's when they will be playing at The Blue Macaw en La Mission SF, and you best believe I'll be there... I love the music video right below witch was taped at one of my favorite places to spend a Sunday afternoon, Placita Olvera in downtown L.A., Watcha!!!





La Santa Cecilia consists of guitarist Gloria Estrada, accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, drummer Hugo Vargas and lead vocalist Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Ther common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians.

La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. This six-member group draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music .Their unique sound and the experience of their colorful, passionate performance leaves fans and new listeners mesmerized. They are proud to be from the City of Angels.




Thursday, April 14, 2011

ROA


My homie Roman of "Turbo Sonidero Futuristico" from San Jo Califas moved to Cholula Mexico last year and has been making some dope cumbia beats down there... check out this video of graffiti artist ROA doing his thing in San Andres Cholula, with soundtrack by Turbo Sonidero Futuristico, pretty sick if I may say so myself... Keep it up homie and come back soon cuz the bay misses you, 
Stay Brown!!!

BOMBS UNITED BBQ PICS


I just wanted to share some pics of last weekends Bombs United car show in San Jo, Califas... Enjoy!!!


On the way there we saw this beauty cruising to the show...

   




Cholas eat ice cream too... haha






We had so much fun at the show, there was Hella Raza there... Thank you George from Bombs United for inviting us and for putting it all together, we'll be back next year fo sho!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"ELEGY" COMES TO CALIFAS


Finally it's here, Benjamin "Borish" Rojas' Elegy series is coming to the west coast... after having a successful run at Camaradas in New York it will be showing at Sol Collective in Sacramento, Califas!!! I can't wait to check it out... come out and support the homie and his powerful work!!!



Opening Reception
 Saturday, April 23 · 7:00pm - 12am


Sol Collective
2574 21st Street
Sacramento, CA

"Elegy" is a newly developed series of ink illustrations focused on the "mourning poems" of a post 1492 contemporary Brown America. Visual artist, Borish (BenRojas) recreates an element of warrior culture and the physical markings of tattoos in a modern twist. Influenced by the strong negative media on young Latino gangs, Borish reinterprets traditional gang tattoos into markings that question or mourn oppression in the Americas after European encounter. This series exposes that clash of cultures for it's violence, oppression, beauty, destruction, and creation that continues to this modern day.


MEX AND THE CITY BLOG PARTY


Heyyyyy New York Gente!!! If you know what's good for you then you'll be at this party on Saturday April 9th... Don't be a leva and come out to support the homies of Mex and the City... I wish I lived closer cuz I would be there for sheerrr!!!


Queridos y queridas,

Here is your official invite. Join us this Saturday April 9th, to celebrate our first Anniversary of the blog at Hous Projects in downtown Manhattan. It will be a showcase of all things Mex in this city and beyond, brought to you by Mex and the City.

Margaritas by Milagro, cervezas by Heineken, refrescos by Jarritos, paletas from La NewYorkina, retratos aka photobooth by Polite in Public, Acapulco chairs by Greenpoint Works, and much more fun provided by YOU.

Make it a family affair. No RSVP necessary just come out and bring a smile.

Hous Projects
31 Howard Street, 2nd floor (next to Opening Ceremony)
6-10pm

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

SUAVECITO ART SHOW FLICKAS



I just wanted to share some flickas from the "Suavecito" art show I curated last month at Pueblo Nuevo Gallery in Berkeley, Califas...


El Angel and I... awww breezy love!!!




The following six pieces (below) are El Angels' firme arte, all pieces are for sale... if interested holler at me for prices, shaaauuuuwww!!!


The homegirl Margarita, myself, and the homie Alfonso...


 Franklin (above) making screen print posters of El Angels' art... thanks for doing that homes!!!


My homegirl Maria sporting her husbands dope jacket, I need one so bad!!!


The sick photography of homie Felipe Vazquez (above)... also check out all the Teen Angel inspired borders on the walls, all done by the Pueblo Nuevo interns Alejandra, Nisha, Cesali and myself... Thank you ladies for all your hard work!!!


The very pretty Miss Amanda, Felipe Vazquez, and I...


The super talented  Jaime Salazar had the three pieces below in exhibit... he has prints of his work for sale, holler if interested...


My HFL (homie for life) Rio Yañez and I...




Thank you soooo much DJ Aztec Parrot for that 4hr  set... he played all the firme rolas on 45's and had all the homies jamming to the sweet sounds of oldies, freestyle, and Chicano rap, if you ever need a DJ for an event I highly recommend you hit the homie up, you won't be disappointed!!!



Lovely ladies,  Miss Renee Castro, Amy, and I...



La Chicanada getting down!!!



Many thanks to everyone that made it out even with the rain... and a very special thank you to everyone who helped me put this show together Mister Bouncer, Oree, Gabriel, Stephanie, Felipe, Rio, El Angel, Jaime, Franklin, Dj Aztec Parrot... know that I truly appreciate all the love and support homies!!! 
Keep It Suavecito!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MEXICAN HYPHY BOOTS


This is probably the craziest fashion trend from Mexico that I have seen in a long long time... personally I'm not a fan of the boots but I give them mad props for doing something they love... I do dig the Tribal beats thought, I'll get hyphy to that shit for sho... Wacha!!!

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR