How His Grandfather’s Death and Mexico City Inspired AJ Davila’s New Sound

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AJ Davila. Photo by Kristina Bakrevski

There comes a time when most every old punk decides to grow up, at least to some degree. Though AJ Dávila, the heavy-drinking, all-night-partying, cigarette-huffing former member of Puerto Rican garage-rock sensation Davila 666, hasn’t settled into a cubicle or swapped any of his favorite beers for cans of V8 and protein shakes, he is, as he tells it, looking forward to the future and working on his music in ways he hadn’t before.

“I named it The Future for a few reasons,” says Dávila of his upcoming third LP, El Futuro, speaking by phone from Mexico City where he’s lived for over two years now. “I write about my experience. Most of our experiences are heartbroken shit or fucked-up shit, you know, so I said to myself, ‘You always have to look toward the future.'”

Dávila’s new outlook on life and music beyond the “heartbroken” and “fucked up shit” didn’t arrive easily.  He was in the middle of touring the United States when he received a phone call from his mother. His grandfather, who Dávila was very close to, had passed away. Dávila’s mother, however, urged him to not end his tour to attend the funeral.

“My mother told me, ‘Don’t come to the funeral,” he recalls. “‘He wouldn’t want you to be here … to see him in a coffin. So don’t come, just go to the tours.'”

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Girl School/Ruidosa Presents Heroína Latina

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Ruidosa (“to make noise, to rumble, the agitators”), invites a bilingual and multi-cultural mix of mujeres musicians and culture makers and shapers to share their unique experiences of developing careers from such diverse spaces such as journalism, punk, ranchera, pop and alternative music. A conversation that explores the challenges of being a bilingual multicultural female artist and communicator in the world today, including issues such as identity, gender and music, art and content as a vehicle of change and transformation. Today more than ever in the US, is the moment to talk about being latina, feminista and proud.

En el contexto del festival GIRLSCHOOL 2017 de LA, Ruidosa tendrá un panel de conversación con un diverso grupo de mujeres artistas y creadoras/comunicadoras bilingues y multiculturales. Se explorarán los desafíos de navegar una carrera bilingue y multicultural hoy en Estados Unidos – incluyendo temas tales como identidad, género y música y arte como vehículo de cambio y transformación social.
Hoy, más que nunca, es el momento de activarse en USA.

Panelists:
Marty Preciado (editor Nylon en español) (Mex/LA)
Victoria La Mala (Artist) (Mex/LA)
Lido Pimienta (Artist) (Colombia/Toronto)
Alice Bag (Artist) (LA)
Moderated by Francisca Valenzuela (Artist/Ruidosa) (Chile/LA)

>> GIRLSCHOOL 2017
>> When: Saturday, January 28th.
>> Where Bootleg Theatre @ 12.30pm
>> Please be there @ 12.00 at the latest.

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Copa Centroamericana Final Match Day Recap

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The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.

Match Day 1 results can be found here.

Match Day 2 results can be found here.

Match Day 3 results can be found here.

Match Day 4 results can be found here.

Belize 0 – 1 Honduras

El Salvador 1 – 0 Nicaragua

Panama 1 – 0 Costa Rica

Honduras’ victory over Belize sealed their fourth Copa Centroamericana title since the tournament began in 1991.

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Copa Centroamericana Match Day 4 Recap

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The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.

Match Day 1 results can be found here.

Match Day 2 results can be found here.

Match Day 3 results can be found here.

Nicaragua 3 – 1 Belize

Honduras 1 – 1 Costa Rica

Panama 1 – 0 El Salvador

The tournament will end today, match day 5, on Univision Deportes and live via CONCACAF’s official Facebook page.

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Copa Centroamericana Match Day 3 Recap

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The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.

Match Day 1 results can be found here.

Match Day 2 results can be found here.

El Salvador 3 – 1 Belize

Costa Rica 0 – 0 Nicaragua

Panama 0 – 1 Honduras

Match Day 4 is tomorrow, January 20th, on Univision Deportes and live via CONCACAF’s official Facebook page.

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Copa Centroamericana Match Day 2 Recap

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The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.

Match Day 1 results can be found here.

Belize 0 – 3 Costa Rica

El Salvador 1 – 2 Honduras

Panama 2 – 1 Nicaragua

Match Day 3 is tomorrow, January 17th, on Univision Deportes and live via CONCACAF’s official Facebook page.

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Copa Centroamericana Match Day 1 Recap

The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.

Honduras 2 – 1 Nicaragua

Costa Rica 0 – 0 El Salvador

Panama 0 – 0 Belize

Honduras is the current leader with 3 points as the only team that won on opening day.

Match Day 2 is today, January 15th, on Univision Deportes.

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