Y La Bamba in Vancouver – preview

Y La Bamba publicity image

Y La Bamba plays the Media Club Oct 26 2012.

Contest – Y La Bamba at the Media Club Oct 26 2012

Y La Bamba returns to Vancouver Friday Oct 26 to play the Media Club, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away!

To enter, follow us on Twitter @TheSnipeNews and tweet: “I’ve entered to win a pair of tix to Y La Bamba at the Media Club Oct. 26. Details: http://ow.ly/eGzcA  @TheSnipeNews @TheMediaClub”.

We’ll make a draw using a random number generator 9 a.m. PST, Thursday Oct 25.

The Portland ensemble includes Luz Elena Mendoza (guitar, vocals), Mike Kitson (percussion), Ben Meyercord (bass), Paul Cameron (guitar), Eric Schrepel (accordian), and Scott Magee (percussion).

After opening for The Avett Brothers at the Orpheum in June, they return to Vancouver with their sophomore album, Court the Storm.

Y La Bamba’s latest is produced by  Grammy Award-winner Steve Berlin, member of  legendary Chicano rock band Los Lobos. With Berlin’s distinctive touch, Y La Bamba transform their mariachi-inspired melodies into a unique indie folk sound. Mendoza’s heritage and personal background  influenced the writing of Court The Storm, crafting four of its songs in Spanish.

The new record was inspired by Mendoza’s Mexican roots. Spin Magazine‘s Carolyn Ganz writes, “Delightfully tweaked Mexifolk brings Luz Elena Mendoza ever closer to being crowned the Latin-rock Feist.”

Veronica Rose in QRO Magazine writes, “‘Como Ratones’ excites one to learn Spanish, without understanding the words, heads unconsciously bob to the beat of its joyful rhythms, enunciated with maracas, a dancing accordion, and Luz’s yearning vocals that are at times almost soft and fragile, at other times almost explosive, but always with a haunting quality as if they’re emerging from a dusty recording on a lost victoria.”

Y La Bamba has toured with everyone from Neko Case, who sings on Court the Storm, to Typhoon, and Horse Feathers.

Y La Bamba plays the Media Club Friday, Oct 26. Tickets on sale now and are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/257870 for $13.

Music video – Y La Bamba (live):

 

 

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