with Rana Santacruz & Digital Guaracha
Tue May 5th, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $12
Day of Show: $15
free for members
This is a general admission, standing event.
Highly regarded New York band Pistolera has toured its accordion-driven dance songs in six different countries since its debut in 2005. Led my Mexican-American songwriter Sandra Lilia Velasquez, the band has released three studio albums, Siempre Hay Salida (2006), En Este Camino(2008), El Desierto Y La Ciudad (2011). Pistolera has shared the stage with Los Lobos, Lila Downs, Vieux Farka Toure, and many others, and has performed at Town Hall in New York City, Massey Hall in Canada, Teatro Circo in Portugal, and high profiles festivals such as The Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Ollin Kan (Mexico), Central Park Summerstage (USA), Celebrate Brooklyn (USA), Antwerp Summer Music Festival, and Sfinks (Belgium). In 2011 they were invited to perform an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Their music has been featured in numerous television shows, most notably in Episode #12, Season 4 of the AMC hit television series “Breaking Bad”.
A Mexican native living in Brooklyn, NY, Rana Santacruz is considered one of the artists currently redefining the sound of Mexican American music. His music, often called “Mexican Bluegrass” or “Irish Mariachi” starts in Ireland, runs through Appalachia, swings through New Orleans, and careens across most of Mexico. Santacruz’s songs seem to belong on a magical-realistic novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Mexican author Juan Rulfo and tell tales of funerals, loyal dogs and towns flooded with tears.