Industrial/Indigenous Punk Rock band Aztlan Underground celebrates their 20th anniversary with a full concert line-up featuring musicians and musical groups who have been influential in or part of the band’s history. Reuniting on stage will be original band members performing early recordings off of their Decolonize (1995) album followed by songs off of their latest self-titled album, Aztlan Underground (2009)*.
“I can hardly believe that it has been 20 years since the founding of Aztlan Underground,” said lead singer Yaotl Mazahua. “All we wanted to do was play music that spoke to us as Indigenous people living in Los Angeles dealing with contemporary issues of identity, place, dreams, and convictions. I am humbled that our message has touched so many of our fans for this many years and I can only hope that we can continue to do so for more years to come. Thanks to all of our fans, friends, collaborators, and those that have inspired us.”
The concert is hosted by KPFK 90.7 FM’s Pocho Hour of Power show and will feature art, comedy, guest speakers, and music. Musical performances include the equally established Indigenous punk band from the Diné Navajo Nation, Blackfire; as well as 2Mex; Of Mexican Descent (OMD); Victor E. of El Vuh; La Bestia featuring The Brat’s guitarist; and Marco Amador of Subsistencia Arise and Chicano Son. Theatre and comedy by Lalo Alcaraz, author of nationally-syndicated La Cucaracha comic strip; Esteban Zul; Las Ramonas; Javier Gonzalez; and Che Castro. DJ Arboles Pintados will spin during the breaks.
Live silk screening by Roots Factory of San Diego and an art show will feature the works of AUG bassist Joe "Peps" Galarza. Pioneer Chicano musician and musicologist Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara will speak along with additional special guests to be confirmed.
*The latest self-titled album "Aztlan Underground" (2009) is available now in stores and on iTunes. Images, album, and select downloadable songs available to press upon request.
Azltan Underground’s 20th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 8pm - 2am
The Blvd., 2631 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA
$10, 18 and over
Aztlan Underground celebrates their 20th anniversary with reunited band members and a full line-up featuring art, comedy, speakers, guest musicians, and performances by Blackfire, 2Mex, Of Mexican Descent (OMD), Victor E. of El Vuh, La Bestia and more.