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Marinero “TRÓPICO DE CÁNCER” LIVE on all digital platforms!

We're thrilled to share our 1st full length digital album with all of our family & friends, vinyl & music lovers, locals, & supporters worldwide. Jess Sylvester worked so hard on this album and we're humbled to collaborate with such a genuine & talented guy. Vinyl takes a little longer, so let this hold you over [...]

By |2019-07-15T23:52:23+00:0007/15/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unsung Heroes: Ramsey Lewis – Funky Serenity LP

Unsung Archives: Ramsey Lewis – Funky Serenity (Columbia, 1973)   If his 1965 hit “The In Crowd” is your only exposure to Chicago jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, Funky Serenity, released just eight years later, will largely sound like the work of another artist. To be fair, a lot had changed in the jazz world in [...]

By |2019-06-19T22:15:50+00:0006/19/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DJ BASURA

DJ BASURA – San Jose, CA. Electronic – ‘80s – New Wave – Indie – Hip Hop – Punk – Industrial – Goth – Experimental   DJ BASURA – San Jose, CA. Electronic – ‘80s – New Wave – Indie – Hip Hop – Punk – Industrial – Goth – Experimental Michael [...]

By |2019-06-12T19:58:17+00:0005/30/2019|Artists|0 Comments

In Defense of RSD

In Defense of Record Store Day   I’ll admit it: before last Saturday, I was an RSD hater. Just like some of the posts swirling around social media protesting the day as a faux, greeting card-esque holiday, I’d written it off a long while back, when I realized a line out the door of a [...]

By |2019-05-13T20:24:34+00:0005/13/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Citing Sources with Angel Bat Dawid: Records, Chicago, & avant-garde jazz

Citing Sources with Angel Bat Dawid: Records, Chicago, & avant-garde jazz   In 2014, Angel Elmore, known creatively as Angel Bat Dawid, cashed out of an office job to pursue music full-time, diving fully into a practice that held a special place in her life for years. It was a transformative time for her, as [...]

By |2019-04-03T20:19:47+00:0004/03/2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Gow Dow Experience – Transcending Jazz

The Gow Dow Experience 73-74-75 (The Gow Dow Experience Productions) (Private Press) Released February 11, 1973   Diving into the history and context behind the incredibly rare private press recording 73-74-75, the only recording from The Gow Dow Experience, it’s difficult to judge the music as purely entertainment. That’s because this album was merely one [...]

By |2019-03-20T00:02:55+00:0003/20/2019|Blog|0 Comments

Marinero

MARINERO – San Francisco/Guadalajara. Band MARINERO – San Francisco/Guadalajara. Band Marinero is a solo project dreamt up by Bay Area chicanx songwriter/composer Jess Sylvester in 2014. He is a man of many projects and has taken part in groups that delve into a variety of genres ranging from punk/hardcore (Violent Change, [...]

By |2019-06-25T20:10:56+00:0003/19/2019|Artists|0 Comments

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