Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LA Auto Show Kick Off Party

If you know LA, you know its car subculture, after all, it was the car industry that got rid of LA's public transportation back in the day. But for those that don't care about history but about the newest and the best cars coming out, the LA Auto Show has been around since 1907, not in its current form, but in a less showy incarnation.
Nowadays, the AutoMobilty LA is a four day press and VIP event that lets the press experience the LA Auto Show without the riff raff, with drinks and special tours given for further comfort.

Another one of the privileges press gets is attending the Kick Off Party, in which there were no stops pulled! All kinds of food were available to try, meats, pork, chicken, beef, desserts, fruits, even donuts! And drinks, there were open bars all over the place as well! For entertainment you had Cirque De Soleil style performances, dancers, jugglers, DJs and a Cuban band playing. This was the place to be!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

California Vegetarian Food Festival

On Sunday November 13, Vegetarians, Vegans and food conscious and curious individuals congregated at Raleigh Studios in East Hollywood for the California Vegetarian Food Festival. For a Sunday event, the CVFF was well attended, with people lining up and waiting patiently for doors to open at least half an hour before showtime. Once inside, they were welcomed by vendors, music and talks from dieticians and food experts, all revolving around living a vegetarian lifestyle.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Queen of Katwe Q&A with Director Mira Nair, Stars Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong'o

Disney's Queen of Katwe had an exclusive livecast on September 19, 2016, with directory Mira Nair, Stars Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o!

Son In Law Q&A with Pauly Shore

      If you don't remember the days when Pauly Shore was on MTV or in movies, well, you missed out! Back in the days when MTV used to show music videos, comedian Pauly Shore made an impact on pop culture with his character of "The Weasel", which he shared with audiences in movies like Encino Man, Jury Duty, Biodome, and a little hit called Son In Law. 
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at USC's Ray Stark Theatre, Pauly Shore made an appearance for a Q&A after his hit film, and this is how it went: 

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Q&A With Producer Nigel Sinclair

            USC's School of Cinematic Arts screened The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, with a Q&A following the show by producer Nigel Sinclair. 

Eight Days A Week focuses on, as the surtitle spoils, the touring years of The Beatles, from their beginnings until the middle of their career when the intense yearly dates and fame got to them, putting a break on their live performances.
Why another Beatles movie? You get your answer in this interesting Q&A:

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La Feria De Los Moles Media Event

             La Feria De Los Moles comes back to Los Angeles for its 9th year this Sunday, October 9 to La Placita Olvera from 10:00am to 6:00pm. La Feria De Los Moles is an opportunity to experience one of Mexico's tastiest treats, mole. Mole is a traditional sauce from Oaxaca and Puebla, and mole can be spicy or sweet, with Feria having a Oaxaca vs Puebla mole contest, there can be only one winner, the public!

Besides the food, La Feria also offers other attractions, there will be two stages, contemporary music and traditional dances as well as an activities area where games for the kids, photo ops, art expositions, textile workshops and more traditional activities will be on hand. Mexican Blues legend Javier Batiz will be performing on the main stage, and he gave was also present during La Feria De Los Moles Media Event this Wednesday, October 5.
Along with Adriana Argaiz (Consul of Communities) and Gilberto Luna (Appointed Consul) from the Mexican Consulate, the President of Union de Poblanos en el Exterior (UPEXT) Lourdes Juarez and also from Puebla featured La Feria Chef Fernando Hernandez, winner of 'Mole de Caderas' contest, Zacatlan de Las Manzanas representative Marc Antonio, traditional Puebla and Oaxacan dresses, the media event gave an idea of what is to come Sunday:

Javier Baliz talks about music, his life and La Feria (Spanish)

If you love good food, traditional Mexican food, make a trip down to La Placita this weekend. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2:00pm!
La Placita is in downtown, right next to Metro Red Line Union Station, it's easy to get to and no need to worry about parking!
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rock En Español Fest With Pastilla, Radio Viejo, Vim Furor, Alma De Jade & More

    On September 17, 2016, Rock Sin Fronteras AKA DJ HandsomeDevil curated a night full of Rock en Español at Los Globos nightclub. The night not only had local Rock en Español bands like headliner Pastilla and Vim Furor, but it ranged from Mexico to Guatemala with fan favorite Radio Viejo.

DJ HandsomeDevil has been part of the LA Rock en Español underground scene since the early 90s. Beginning as a fan, going to shows all over LA to see bands like Caifanes, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Heroes Del Silencio, Tijuana No, Juana La Loca; and now as a DJ playing those bands and promoting his own shows via Rock Sin Fronteras. DJ HandsomeDevil is sharing his love for 80s and 90s new wave hits with the best Rock en Español has to offer all over California, bringing the music and the bands on tour. Between bands, a good mix of such songs was heard, keeping the night alive and going.

Bipolarte, a local act by the way of Guadalajara, Mexico, opened the night. Bipolarte's show is something to be experienced, the presentation, which included a lot of pop culture references, was as much of the show as its music, granted, his act may not be for everybody but you be the judge! Personally, I enjoy live music with a full band, rocking throughout. In this case only get one person at the forefront, but Bipolarte more than makes up for the lack of bandmates as his show engages the audience and has a performance art side to it as well. I enjoyed his set and was pleasantly surprised with his performance. You can see the whole set below:

Next up was Elektric Lucie from Mexicali, Mexico, whose 90s alternative sound wouldn't be out of place at your local college radio station, and their bilingual repertoire can help for that much desired crossover to the dark side. Their exploration of bilingual songs goes all the way to having their single "muerdeme" released in both English and Spanish, letting the audience make the language choice. I liked their set and they won me over with the aforementioned 90s sound, to me the 90s was the best era for music but that's just me. Below is their full set, enjoy:

Alma De Jade is one of the local L.A. bands that played the night, their sound also within the alternative side of rock en español, with a dash of psychedelic and urban influences. The trio played a diverse set, showcasing their musical dexterity and prowess. Their opening ritual and following rocking song were an indication that their songs weren't in that boring same song sounding style trend alternative bands nowadays seem to fall under. As long as your sound keeps me interested, I will listen. Check them out:

Vim Furor is a duo of bilingual hard metal alternative psychedelic rock, and they really rocked the night for just being two men onstage. I always give the bands extra props when they have a heavy, rocking sound and it's three members or less, you see metal bands where they have 3 guitars and a bass to get that sound, but when you can handle with less, my hat's off! Vim furor plays fast and hard, as you will see:

Guatemala's Radio Viejo (now an official LA band) always has their rabid fanbase make their shows more fun with their sing-alongs and exchanges with the band, and tonite was no exception. Front man Lui Donis, the man behind Radio Viejo, loves to please the fans, playing as long as time permits and singing all the hits, giving always 100% in his performance (At least all the ones that I've seen) below is their set that even included a Soda Stereo song (R.I.P. Gustavo Cerati)

The headliners were next, Pastilla taking the stage and singing all the classic hits from their early days, playing a literal 90s alternative set(!) for the delight of the fans. This was a trip down memory lane with one of the OG Rock en Español acts in Los Angeles. I saw them back in the day and was glad to see them once again, I had lost track of them but the kids are (still) alright. Alternative power pop at its finest!

All girl band Stars At Night closed the night and kept the audience going with their aggressive, in-your-face bilingual metal songs, the perfect band to keep those souls past midnight moshing.I had never heard of them but their L7-like sounds were what was needed. It's interesting to realize that, if it wasn't for Stars, the night would have been all male bands, hopefully next installments of the Festival will include more women, but, all in all, Rock en Español delivered what it promised!  

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Stars At Night:
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Paleyfest Fall TV Previews - El Rey Network's Lucha Underground

El Rey Network's night at the Paleyfest Tenth Annual Fall TV Previews ended on September 9, 2016, ended with Lucha Underground, featuring the talent that has made Lucha one of the most watched shows of the network. Lucha Underground is a mix of telenovela and lucha libre, Mexican wrestling taken to the next level, and the fans seem to love it. Not only do the tapings sell out in record time, the night was full of them, chanting throughout the episode as if they were at the live show, whether it was cheering the surprises or booing the bad guys, the screening was full of energy.

Be in the lookout for our interviews coming soon, special thanks to our wrestling expert Edwin Santos for contributing his wrestling knowledge!
Ring Announcer Melissa Santos


Martin Rubalcaba "Marty Elias"

Kira Foster "Taya"

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Melissa Santos

Karlee Perez "Catrina"

Ian Hodkinson "Vampiro"

Don't forget to watch the new season of Lucha Underground on El Rey Network!