Posts Tagged ‘Juana Molina’

LAMC 2009 kicks off this week, Federico Auebele Interview

July 9, 2009
Federico Aubele at LAMC 2009

Federico Aubele at LAMC 2009

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) kicked off Tuesday evening and goes on throughout this week in NYC. El Niño Diamante y Don Palabras wished they could partake in the festivities and rub elbows with industry changos, but alas, we sit in front of our computers and share, talk, and move you with the music we love. The New York Press has an brief interview with Argentine born, New York City transplant Federico Aubele. Aubele talks about his new record, Amatoria and his collaborations with Cibbo Mato‘s Miho Hatori and Brazilian Girl’s Sabina Scuibba.

This year the LAMC celebrates its 10th anniversary and sees performances by Columbia’s Aterciopelados, la Venezuelan gozadera de Los Amigos Invisibles, Argentine singer-songwriter, Juana Molina, Puerto Rican hip-hoppers, Calle 13, as well as lesser known acts such as La Oveja Negra, Curumin, and Maluca. This week’s festival is a chance for artists, industry moguls, and music fans alike to converge and celebrate Latino music.

We’ll try to keep you posted on all things LAMC 2009!

Mí Casa’s MP3 Round Up #1

June 26, 2009

micasaroundupWe’re still reeling over the loss of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. E.P.D.  M.J.! So, we’re celebrating music this Friday by rounding up the week!

Cineplexx “A Mi Lado” (MP3)

BONUS! Cineplexx “I Feel You” (Depeche Mode Cover) (MP3)

Javiera Mena “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (MP3)

Javiera Mena “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (VIDEO)

Daniela Romo “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (VIDEO)

Jason Mraz featuring Ximena Sariñana “Lucky” (VIDEO)

Juana Molina “Rudo Y Cursi” (MP3)

Juana Molina “Un Dia” (VIDEO)

Gael Garcia Bernal (as Tato Verduzco) “Queiro Que Me Quieras” (VIDEO)

Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” (VIDEO)
Los Odio and Juan Son “I Want You To Want Me” (VIDEO)

Gael Garcia Bernal’s “Quiero Que Me Quieras”, Los Odio and Juan Son (Rudo Y Cursi Soundtrack)

June 24, 2009
Juan Son & Gael Garcia Bernal as "Toto Verduzco"

Juan Son as "himself" & Gael Garcia Bernal as "Tato Verduzco"

Oh, heck while we’ve featured Juana Molina‘s theme to film, Rudo Y Cursi, why not feature actor Gael Garcia Bernal‘s campy take on Cheap Trick‘s “I Want You To Want Me”? Bernal’s Latino hipster cumbia-norteño version is genius. Sure, Bernal can’t sing, but I swear I hear a little bit of Juan Gabriel. It’s not the first time Bernal has sung before, he dueted with Devendra Bernhart on the soundtrack to Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep. On “Queireo Que Me Quieras” Bernal is actually in character as Tato Verduzco, the talented soccer player who truly wants to be a music star. Below is the wonderful video featured in the film as well as the original Cheap Trick version. The Rudo Y Cursi soundtrack does boast an interesting English version of Cheap Trick’s tune by Los Odio and Juan Son (also below). Oh, enjoy.

Gael Garcia Bernal (as Tato Verduzco) “Queiro Que Me Quieras” (VIDEO)

Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” (VIDEO)


Los Odio and Juan Son “I Want You To Want Me” (VIDEO)

Song of the Day: Juana Molina’s “Rudo Y Cursi”

June 24, 2009
Juana Molina

Juana Molina

Singer-songwriter Juana Molina needs very little introduction. She was already a household name in her native Argentina as a comedic television actress. In the last decade, Molina has made a name for herself as a premiere eclectic musician releasing a string of critical lauded independent releases that span a wide variety of genres: electronic, folk, ambient, and pop. Her 1996 debut, Rara introduced Molina as a prolific songwriter. Her 2002 release, Tres Cosas cemented a unique musician often drawing comparisons to other prolific muscians such as Beth Orton and Björk. Molina couldn’t be any more different than Orton and Björk, yet what Molina shares with these two women is their unique artistry. If you ever get a chance to catch Juana Molina in concert, do it. She’s incredibly funny, a master storyteller, and she creates a wall of sound with her voice alone. Molina’s last two releases 2006’s Son and last year’s Un Día were released on U.K.’s Domino Records. She was the first Spanish speaking muscian to land on that label. Today’s song of the day is Molina’s quirky theme to the Gael Garcia Bernal/Diego Luna dramedy Rudo Y Cursi. On “Rudo Y Cursi” Molina sings about the lives of both characters backed by an ambient drumbeat and acoustic gutiar.

Juana Molina “Rudo Y Cursi” (MP3)

Juana Molina “Un Dia” (VIDEO)