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New York’s Afropunk Festival Announces Final Lineup and Set Times

Twitter: @riobamba_dj The Afropunk Festival is set for its 10th edition this upcoming Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th. The festival describes itself as "synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution …
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Omega Reborn as an Evangelical Pastor?

According to Fuegolalata, merenguero Omega is going the way of the MC Hammer, having decided to become an Evangelical pastor while in prison in an attempt to rebuild a career that’s been plagued by …
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News: Festival Ceremonia Announce First Line-Up List [MEX]

The one-year-old Festival Ceremonia---brought to you by Sicario and Ocesa---will take the stage at D.F.'s Centro Dinámico Pegaso for the second time on August 16th, bringing a full line-up of well-known international …
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News: Dominican Rapper Monkey Black Murdered

Initial reports claim Dominican rapper Monkey Black was murdered yesterday in Barcelona, where he had been living for the past four years. According to local press, Spanish police report the rapper had been …
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News: Fania develops first ever Latin music app for Spotify

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot 50-year-old music institutions normally don’t do revolutionary things with technology, but this is exactly what’s happening right now. Fania---who flipped the world upside down with rhythm, soul and instrumental prowess---has developed the …
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News: Cheo Feliciano Killed In Car Accident

Salsa extraordinaire Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano (78) passed away early Thursday in a car accident in Cupey, Puerto Rico. According to official sources he was driving alone when he crashed his car …
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News: Costa Rica to host Epicentro Festival

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Epicentro is a gathering of musicians, labelheads, producers, promoters, and people interested in the independent music scene in Costa Rica and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world. The festival will …
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News: Robi Draco Rosa Resurfaces via Twitter Since Transplant

TWITTER: @Kiddieriot Today, Robi Draco Rosa tweeted a picture to tell the world that 12 days have passed since his last bone marrow transplant. The singer-songwriter has been struggling with cancer since 2011. Angelo Medina, …
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Rita Indiana Is Back [Kind Of]

A sad fact of the human condition is that xenophobia is a universal phenomenon. From the United States and beyond, immigrants have had to overcome numerous racial and legal obstacles in order …
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Help Javiera Mena Record Her Third Album

Crowd funding is the post-2010 way of making non-corporate projects happen. Whether it’s a Veronica Mars feature, an Amanda Palmer solo album, or Zach Braff’s new shitty movie, fans gather to be …
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INDIE-O Music Awards Announces 2013 Nominees

The tastemakers/selectors at Indie-O Music have just announced the nominees for this year’s awards show and, oh lord, is it ever an extensive list of bands you’ve most likely never heard of …
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La Santa Cecilia signs with Universal Music Latin

Los Angeles-based genre-fusing band La Santa Cecilia has just been added to the Universal Music Latin Entertainment family. After being signed to the Grammy-winning producer, Sebastian Krys’ independent label Rebeleon, the group …
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