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Y la Bamba, Sean Flinn & The Royal We and Rememory

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Ingrid Renan
$7

Y La Bamba—a band as gorgeous as they are entertaining—have cleverly avoided the curse of accessibility by being extremely weird: Fuzzy guitars, whimsical percussion, and harmonizing multi-instrumentalists weave in and out of bilingual lyrics regarding heavy spiritual conundrums. Sometimes there is Mexican accordion; sometimes there is full-on rock. It's enjoyable, unexpected. But it's all ultimately background for Luz Mendoza, the force of nature at the front of the stage, a smoky silver-screen chanteuse who is nevertheless heavily tattooed. Her extreme confidence as a frontwoman makes Y La Bamba what many of their musically talented peers never could be: memorable. Their upcoming album was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and features even more Spanish lyrics and lush arrangements. Local stalwart Sean Flinn, the band's one-time guitar player, opens up with his band the Royal We. REBECCA WILSON

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m. 2011