We want to thank our Southwest Latin Rock connections Mark Grado and Bill Angelini who helped bring in Zebop with Tony Lindsay. I have worked with Bill since my early Malo days in the late 80's. It is no surprise that Bill has worked mostly with Tejano groups in the Southwest territory. But he has also been able to keep the Latin Rock fanbase in this territory satisfied by bringing in the groups of Latin Rock from Malo, El Chicano, Zebop along with many other allstar lineups. We hope to soon bring Tejano to our neck of the woods through future collaboration.
Fresh from their show in Phoenix, Zebop! brings their love of performing Santana to the Club Fox to celebrate their 15th Anniversary. They are sure to bring a top show with special guests to this annual event you won't want to miss. We don't get to hear this music live enough and Zebop brings it home to us in this special event to celebrate their many years of performing.
Also sharing the stage will be the L.A.Project who recently celebrated their second anniversary at The District. It's becoming a busy season for L.A.Project with Bay Area festivals, anniversaries, private events and performances with some exciting line ups including Juan Escovedo. At their 2nd anniversary show, the band brought their fans to their feet to dance to the funky sounds of Lead Vocalist Delia Padilla, Lead Vocalist Larry Olden, Back up Vocalist Rosie Dominguez, Drummer Art Padilla, Bass player Keni Williams, Cliff Gamble, Guitar player Victor Montes, and Percussionist Tam Saguyan, Together this group flows very well together and never misses an opportunity to strive for "the groove that will make you move."
On Friday July 21st, Bay Area Originals, Ruckatan Latin Tribe, return in their 7th year together touring the Summer of Love Show to perform at George's nightclub in San Rafael CA. Tonight they will be raising money for the nonprofit organization and school Marin Community Music School, North Bay. Featuring their original sounds of Reggae, Latin, Rock n' Soul sprinkled with World Beats!
And joining them on stage for this incredible event will be the Amazing guitarist and Bay Area native Jorge Santana with his nephew, the guitarist for R�ckatan, Carlos Hernandez.
One of their notable recordings was a CD they made together in 1994 titled "Santana Brothers" with brother and uncle Carlos Santana, respectively.
Original founder and lead singer, Arcelio Garcia brings Malo into Northern California for two amazing shows after a long hiatus. First on Saturday Aug 12 coming into downtown Gilroy at the District, a place that has been the home to many as a great showplace for various local groups from the Bay Area. Next up for the early risers will be Malo at the Stern Grove Summer Music Series on Sunday Aug 13.
Also with Malo will be the awesome House DJ Jimmy G keeping the music coming from the turntable. Be sure to get your tickets and table reservations early as they are limited. Also check back in a few weeks to learn how to be a guest of LRI at this show and have a seat at our table.
Rancho Nipomo BBQ & Gold Rush Cantina on Saturday Aug 26 bring Richard Bean and Sapo back for their encore of a performance.The group met the owner Richard Cowell at Ruben & Leah Gonzalez's wedding in Pismo and asked the group to perform for him at his venue. Now returning after a sold out performance the last time at the Cantina, Richard Bean brings the group to perform "Suavecito" - the song he wrote and sang on Malo's debut album - along with songs from the Sapo album.
So if you like Latin Rock and Ribs, this is the place for you to come and have a good time. Call for more information of the show at the LRI office:415-285-7719 or at Rancho Nipomo's Cantina:805-925-3500.
After their sold out Valentine show with Sapo, Masterpiece will be coming to Club Fox for a solo performance to showcase more of their enriching music. Masterpiece, who performs regularly at the Top of The Mark at The Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco (where I first experienced them with their dance provoking rythms) will be sure to keep you on your feet. So come ready to move!
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Dr. Bernado D. Gonzalez III
LATIN ROCK, INC.
Rosie Eros Gonzalez
Dr. Annie Rodriguez
"I would invite all Latin people to do nothing for about two weeks so you can see who really, really is running the economy. I am here to give voice to the invisible." - Carlos Santana