Carlos Sé’s debut EP introduces the Sé Sound of East LA.

(Los Angeles) Carlos Sé, a friendly East LA roquero singer/songwriter with a light touch on the guitar and a knack for clever penetrating lyrics, handed me a copy of his debut EP Ready or Not, Here  I Come a few weeks ago at a Dia de los Muertos event and I am still playing it.  The EP’s six songs are easy to listen to and quickly get under your skin. Playing a  blend of reggae, rock, and Latino f...[Read More]

Guitarist Rob Bonfiglio and rising talent El Feeling

Rob Bonfiglio is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and musical director who first gained national prominence in the mid ‘90s as a founding member of RCA recording act Wanderlust. He scored a radio hit on the Billboard charts with “I Walked” and landed prime opening gigs for The Who, Collective Soul and others. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2001, Rob has become a critically acclai...[Read More]

LA/LA Land: FIMPRO: a celebration of the music of Latin America (which now includes Canada).

(Guadalajara Mexico) It’s  1:30 in the morning and my friend from Mexico City and I walked up to the entrance to our hotel in the Lafayette District of Guadalajara and were met by the members of a band we had heard earlier that day. They were well lubricated, very happy and wanted us to go out and party with them since the night was still young. We declined, having been conferencing, speed meeting...[Read More]

LA/LA Land : Womxn Warriors, history lessons and great music in a print shop

Sometimes great music happens where you don’t expect it.  Last week I attended the Womxn Warriors live art show and exhibition grand opening commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the role of women in The East La Blowouts, the student walkouts in 1968 protesting unequal conditions in the LA Unified School District.  The location was Self-Help Graphics, an East LA  nonprofit graphics design and prin...[Read More]

Discover Indie Music – Part 1

I’ve done three previous articles for Artistic Echoes that all relate to Indie Music. In the articles, I discuss the importance of supporting the Indie music artists that you discover and enjoy. In this article, I’m going to do just that! I’m sharing specific songs from artists that I’ve discovered and my favorite songs of theirs. I have put together a play list on Apple Music and Spotify. I’ve Na...[Read More]

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