El Guincho, the Spaniard rock ‘n’ roller (aka Pablo Díaz-Reix), has successfully created a refreshing summer-like feel that doesn’t feel misplaced in the dead of winter (f0r those of us in seasoned cities–LA, you don’t count). It’s a party in your stereo, or any of your mediums for rocking out. His 4th album, Pop Negro, is titled to represent its afro-beat groove and has kept fans waiting for more to come since its 2010 release. Despite its novelty, I chose to feature “Palmitos Park,” a former single, which grasped my attention more so than the more recent albums. It just seems to have that right amount of jungle fever. If you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, check out a live show in the one or more of these four cities: Brooklyn, Mexico City, Barcelona (El Guincho’s hometown), and Sesimbra, Portugal! Enjoy!
Ay Dios Mio! Did you say you want to dance? Well, here yah go. I had to bring this one to the Trendland table, although this single was released in 2008. I fear I must defend this song choice for all you time sensitive sticklers out there (no judgment, I’m one of you). I know, it’s so 3 years ago…but perhaps it’s new to some of you?
May 18 13 @ 12:00 PMICFF 2013
May 18 13 @ 5:06 PMIHEARTCOMIX Presents: OFF/CNTR
May 18 13 @ 5:10 PMThe Killers at Barclays Center
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall