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  • blog May 14, 2015

    Chicano Batman: Five Tropical Inspirations

    Listening to Chicano Batman is an unmistakable experience. Soulful and organ-heavy, the group plays like they’re covering a set of top-10 pop hits you’ve never heard. To better explain how the band developed their sound, we got Carlos Arévalo, the group’s guitarist, to share … Read more »

  • interview May 4, 2015

    Chicano Batman: Organs, Roots and Existential Rhythm

    First off: Chicano Batman easily has one of the best band names in music history. But more importantly, they are a powerful Latino rock band, one that combines psychedelic vision quest and soulful passion with easy, charismatic groove. Coming out … Read more »

  • blog April 3, 2015

    Voices of Salsa in NYC

    If you’ve heard our latest podcast on salsa’s status in its New York homeland, “After the Money,” and you want a chance to support those artists, or if you’ve been pining to get your dance on, we’ve put together this profile … Read more »

  • blog April 2, 2015

    After the Money: Salsa For Love in NYC

    Salsa, the dance, is more popular than ever in New York City, its birthplace. Yet salsa musicians are having a harder time than ever making a living from playing the music. In “After the Money” we explore why this might … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2015

    “Sound System Music”: Lucas Silva and Palenque Records

     Few labels in recent years have done more to recover and share the glories of Colombian popular music than Palenque Records. We recently asked them to put together a mix for our podcast. To accompany that mix, producer Sam Backer … Read more »

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