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1996 Stories by Jesse "Chuy" Varela

Archives: 2001 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995
  • Hear This

    published November 27, 1996

    Sergio Mendes As the Beatles and Motown blanketed the AM airwaves in the '60s, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 broke onto the charts with a... More >>

  • Wammies 1996

    published November 13, 1996

    SF Weekly's Alternative Music Awards Saturday, November 16, 1996 7:30 p.m. at the Transmission Theater Celebration and... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 30, 1996

    Chico O'Farrill Though rooted in the secular music of the Congolese, mambo was distinguished by modern Latin big bands (like that of Perez... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 2, 1996

    Tish Hinojosa/Flaco Jimenez/Dr. Loco and His Rockin' Jalapeno Band Texas Chicanos first heard accordions through German and Czech immigrant... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 5, 1996

    Les Thugs Strike (Sub Pop) Just because a culture's good at throwing rocks doesn't mean it will necessarily excel at playing... More >>

  • Pleasure of the Andes

    published May 29, 1996

    "There is no voice like it in the world today. It has a greater range than any female voice of concert or opera. It soars into the acoustic... More >>

  • Angel Heart

    published May 1, 1996

    It's Saturday night at the Paradise Lounge, and Los Angelitos are gearing up for a set of "leftist-acid-Latin-funk." Members mill around the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 20, 1996

    Various Artists Offbeat (Red Hot) What if Beat Generation artists had access to the sampling and collage technologies today's... More >>

  • Lo Maximo

    published January 31, 1996

    When Los Super Elegantes played the Kilowatt a few months back, the bloodcurdling screams of frontwoman Milena Muzquiz could be heard halfway down... More >>

  • This Is for La Raza

    published January 10, 1996

    "Vatos, cholos, call us what you will/ You say we are assassins, truly trained to kill/ It's in my blood to be an Aztec warrior/ To go to any... More >>

  • The Book of Lists

    published January 3, 1996

    James Sullivan's Best Music, 1995 1. Insurgent Country/Twangcore/Cowpunk: Two of my favorite records of the year -- the Geraldine Fibbers'... More >>

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