Saturday, October 31, 2009

Chica banda.

Café Tacvba in Oakland | info «here»
My first Cafe Tacuba show was in 1993. It was free and it was full of grungy energized dancing teenagers that loved the fact that it was a one-day announcement deal. What a show. Very improvised and rad. In 2005 I randomly met 2 of its band members for a quick second in DF (Mexico City), one in a music-web studio and another having a beer at a whole-in-the-wall divebar, Queen Kong. I was so starstruck. It was cute. They are the it band of my generation served with an ice cold Mexican coke, hundreds of honking bochos in the background and the smell of the carne asada torta a cab driver next to you is having for dinner. Salúd!

I felt like sharing. Anyways, found these sweet posters via SonicLiving posters. Niiiiice


  1. i found out about Cafe about 10 years ago, i'd guess, when watching public tv in nyc -- David Byrne, of all bikey folks, did this show called Sessions at West 54th:

    when i heard No Controles, i took notice:

    and then i heard that dude belt out Ojalá Que Llueva Café, i was just like what. the. cafe.

    of course, missed them in DC by a whisker - saw a couple of them at a dive bar after their show.

    i always thought i'd have to come to cali to see them. thanks for the tip! Let it rain! :)

  2. oh you are very welcome!! DC, DF dive bars?! excellent.

    You know, the last 2 songs are covers (from the cover-album "avalancha de éxitos). One, by a cheesy good-old 80s-all girl pop band -link (hope you enjoy it, it's hilarious!!), and the café one by Juan Luis Guerra -link
    Los tacubos just make it sound sooo much more fun... and that violin man - kills me RAD :D

    Thanks for stopping by. Bikes and music, an excellent combo.

  3. i did eventually find out they were covers, but not until a couple/few years after I first heard the songs.

    in one of those live videos, i think the lead singer gives a shout-out to the original artist.

  4. tacooooooba! i first saw them while i was living in brooklyn at celebrate brooklyn, the outdoor free concert series they have. they were headlining, it was so packed, think ely guerra was up first and i had such a little friend crush on her at the time.

    i was there with my peeps, eating crackers & wine, drinking wine, and having a great time. then it started to sprinkle. then a little more. not too hard, but it was steady. and they were raaaaaaad. didn't feel wet at all. :)

    and bikes in the just gets better and better...


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