Felix Contreras http://krvs.org en First Listen: Quetzal, 'Quetzanimales' http://krvs.org/post/first-listen-quetzal-quetzanimales Twenty years is a long time in the life of a band. In the case of Quetzal, its two decades have been spent playing the soundtrack of its East L.A. neighborhoods: an evolving mash-up of Mexican <em>son jarocho</em>, low-rider oldies, cumbia, boleros, rock and blues.<p>Many Angelenos consider Quetzal as much as an institution as its East L.A. brethren in Los Lobos. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 51718 at http://krvs.org First Listen: Quetzal, 'Quetzanimales' A New World Of Expression: Latino Identity Through Music http://krvs.org/post/new-world-expression-latino-identity-through-music <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXUsTS5pRks</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPIncGcMlU4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSalMU6Oz9A</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3iNSnKL2d8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxnoGgwMY98</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 50201 at http://krvs.org A New World Of Expression: Latino Identity Through Music Guest DJ With Adrian Quesada, A Man Who Needs Four Bands http://krvs.org/post/guest-dj-adrian-quesada-man-who-needs-four-bands <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PcG6yT2kGY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tKIPuLfeKg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqR4CZj0mJQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwW6Fiall6Y</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxPe9xjk_oE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99FrA6KAua0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNgjmn3YrOM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQf4l6VdPg</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:33:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 49731 at http://krvs.org Guest DJ With Adrian Quesada, A Man Who Needs Four Bands First Listen: RolĂȘ, 'New Sounds Of Brazil' http://krvs.org/post/first-listen-rol-new-sounds-brazil This is not your parents' Brazilian music.<p>This is the Brazil where samba, bossa nova and Musica Popular Brasileira meet hip-hop, rock, jazz and electronica. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 03:23:48 +0000 Felix Contreras 49468 at http://krvs.org First Listen: RolĂȘ, 'New Sounds Of Brazil' First Listen: Brownout, 'Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath' http://krvs.org/post/first-listen-brownout-brownout-presents-brown-sabbath One of my first album purchases ever was <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/123664999/black-sabbath">Black Sabbath</a>'s <em>Masters of Reality</em> in 1971. I actually took it back to my local Tower Records where I bought it because it sounded like there was something wrong with the sound. The guitars, I told them, they sound muffled and fuzzy.<p>That long forgotten hippie record store clerk must have had quite a laugh at the goofy 13-year-old who was clueless about the burgeoning sound of heavy metal guitars. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 49465 at http://krvs.org First Listen: Brownout, 'Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath'