Tag Archives: Chicano Batman

Bumbershoot 2017, Day One: Chicano Batman

It’s been a big year for Chicano Batman. The L.A. four-piece released the Freedom is Free, their third album in total and first on big-time indie label ATO Records. They made their first appearance on late night TV, performing on Conan in May, and hit the festival circuit hard, playing top slots at FYF, Sasquatch!, and NewportRead more…

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Forecastle Festival, Day One: ODESZA, Chicano Batman, Waka Flocka Flame

Written by Morgen and Amie Schuler As I stepped onto the grounds of Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY, I had a weird combination of anxiety and nostalgia roiling around in my chest. You see, I grew up in the area and Louisville is the place I called home for over 18 years. I still do,Read more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Chicano Batman

Few bands worked Sasquatch‘s main stage better than Chicano Batman. The L.A. four-piece played a lively set on Sunday afternoon, infusing latin rock with elements of psychedelia, funk, and soul in an hour-long performance. Frontman Bardo Martinez was quite the showman, testing the limits of his microphone cable as he strutted across the stage. One of hisRead more…

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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2017

It’s Cinco De Mayo today, or as we’ve coined it “Gringo de Mayo.” (Read our history lesson on the KEXP Blog here.) In addition to DJ Cheryl Waters’ on-air celebration on The Midday Show on KEXP, we’re spotlighting some of favorite bands from Mexico with a round-up below. You can always discover more fantastic LatinRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 5/1

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 1st: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Kings of Leon The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: MaryRead more…

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In Stores Now 3/6

They say great art can come from sadness, and that seems to be true for the new album from Grandaddy. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “the fifth album (and first in 11 years) from this reunited Modesto, CA-bred band led by Jason Lytle is an impressive return to form featuring consistently strong songs ofRead more…

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El Sonido: SXSW 2016 Latin Recommendations

South By Southwest is a music lover’s wonderland with a magnificently overwhelming amount of bands and DJs to check out. You’ll have the chance to see some of your current interests, old favorites, and maybe most importantly discover brand new sounds. Austin is a multicultural city and SXSW always offers a wide array of musicalRead more…

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El Sonido: Chicano Batman, Algodón Egipcio, Los Blenders, La Yegros

This week in El Sonido, we’ll check out superheroes from L.A., party in the desert, rock out alone in our room and dig some experimental electronic pop from planet D.F. via Venezuela. First up is an awesome live set from Los Angeles group Chicano Batman. They stopped by KEXP in the summer of 2015, dressedRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, January 26th: • Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley // All Ages (more info) • A Loose Leaf Reading Presents An Evening Of Story Telling and Music at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info) Wednesday, January 27th: • Nosaj Thing at Q Nightclub // 21+ (more info) • HÆLOS at TheRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: Chicano Batman

For this installment of Immigrant Songs, I was blessed to have Los Angeles group Chicano Batman live in the KEXP studios. They’ve been getting a lot of attention around the country lately, both by doing some killer opening slots during tours with Jack White and Alabama Shakes and by being on the bill at thisRead more…

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