It’s that time of the year when the massive three-day Vive Latino festival brings bands and artists from all over the continent and beyond (and Dave Matthews Band) together to celebrate Latin culture. Some of this year’s big names include stalwarts like Caifanes, Molotov, Aterciopelados, and Babasónicos, and international acts like Robert Plant, Interpol, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, and more.
Of course, we are excited about bands like Dënver, AJ Dávila, and El Columpio Asesino, but let’s talk a little about those indie fellows that have been flying under the radar but are sure to kick some serious butt this weekend.
Don’t miss Vive Latino this March 13th, 14th, and 15th, and get ready for it with our special 25-song Spotify playlist.
Los Rusos Hijos de Puta at Carpa Intolerante, March 13th
Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Los Rusos Hijos de Puta are guaranteed to hit you hard in the face with their thunderous brand of rock and post punk. They just released their new album, La rabia que sentimos es el amor que nos quitan, so make sure you’re prepared for some serious fist-in-the-air moments.
Apanhador Só at Carpa Intolerante, March 13th
Apanhador Só are well-known in their native Brazil, but not so much in the rest of Latin America. Their highly-interesting mix of experimental rock, MBP, electronica, and folk will definitely amaze the Vive Latino audience, who will be entertained with material from their 2014 album, Antes que tu conte outra.
Zonora Point & King Doudou at Carpa Gozadero, March 13th
Chilean duo Zonora Point will be joined by French producer King Doudou (f.k.a. Douster,) and will bring their laid-back hip hop vibes to Carpa Gozadero. These three have been collaborating tightly for some time now on killer tracks filled with modern hip hop and even reggae sounds, so there will be a large amount of heads bobbing for sure.
Los Fresones Rebeldes at the Rockampeonato Telcel stage, March 14th
Ok, so Los Fresones Rebeldes aren’t an unknown band at all. In fact, they have achieved a cult status in Spain, as pioneers of the tonti pop sound that has been largely followed and imitated long after their initial break-up in 2001. In this special 25th anniversary reunion show, they will celebrate with the Vive Latino audience and will shower them with their signature bubblegum pop sounds.
MC Peligro at Carpa Gozadero, March 13th
Hugo, Caio, and fantastically weird and sexy frontwoman Ethel are MC Peligro, and they are going to blast their Mexbow style on the Carpa Gozadero speakers. If you’re in the mood for party, MC Peligro will turn it out with their pumping beats and sultry lyrics, setting the mood for a cosmic perreo session, Mexican style.