Friday, June 18, 2010

Your next two Fridays, by yours truly

One day, many years ago while I was out at Loyola visiting the folks from Rock Sin Anestesia, I met a guy referred to as "Jesuchico." Those pop-boy-band good looks combined with a sharp but sweet sarcastic tone have marked Jesus Echeverria's witty repertoire ever since and continue to have me giggling in evil delight. What amazed me most, though, was his eclectic knowledge of everything latin rock and beyond. He knew about artists before they knew about themselves. No, seriously!

I've learned quite a bit from this man just like I've learned from other music connoisseurs in this area such as Tomas Cookman, Gabriel Feijoo, Paco Barba, Charly Garcia, Calvillo, etc. (Thank you, my dogma!) Through all of them I've discovered music rarities so sacred I can't even tell you about them. No, seriously!

All jokes aside, the man is a genius and you should take the time to go see him play tonight as it's quite the phenomenon when he showcases that knowledge live. He's DJing tonight at Darkroom (2210 W. Chicago) during Eskucha's "Lavate Las Orejas" night which will be showcasing the expanse of latin alternative music and more with DJs Resistol Cincomil, Nando and Victor Lua. (9PM, no cover before 11pm and only $5 after.)

It's free (before 11pm) and they'll be giving away free tickets to the upcoming Heineken Inspire Night taking place at the Ravenswood Event Center on Friday, June 25th with a live band performance from Babasonicos and Heineken Mezclasonics DJs Mexican Institute of Sound, Nacotheque
and D'Marquesina.

Although Babasonicos and Nacotheque aren't new to Chicago, you should definitely head out to this free show because M.I.S. (who will also be performing at this year's Lollapalooza) and D'Marquesina's Hector and Glori are rarities in the Midwest. They'll leave an impression, no doubt.

Plus, it's a Heineken show and those are always a good time. And who doesn't enjoy free beer and food with some great music? Win-win,!

So, this Friday head out to DarkRoom, listen to some outstanding music, get your dance on and get your tickets to next Friday's show where you'll be doing the same. Two Fridays planned out so well for you. You're welcome!

Here's another treat: download (((SONORAMA)))'s Tropipower Podcast.

See you around town.


Nacotheque & M.I.S. photos courtesy of Jose Calvo of Enchufate
D'Marquesina photo courtesy of D'Marquesina.

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