Music, Protests, and Video Games: Photos from BMI’s Otoño Alternativo, Caifanes, Occupy LA and the Tetris Championship

The past week was an exciting and busy one as I covered a handful of interesting events for Remezcla and LA Weekly (all links in the photos).

First up, I made my way to the King King in Hollywood for BMI‘s Otoño Alternativo Latino Showcase featuring a number of up-and-coming Latin artists:



The Tender Box

V for Volume

Gustavo Galindo

I made my way out to the Nokia Theatre on Friday night to catch legendary Mexican Rock group Caifanes perform:

The next day, I met thousands of protesters outside of L.A.’s city hall:

And on Sunday, I had a brief discussion about neuroscience and video games with Henk Rogers of the Tetris company following the 2nd Annual Tetris Championship:

Teri of Le Butcherettes Spills her Guts on her New Album, New Band and New Home


Le Butcherettes opened for living legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, dos, fIREHOUSE, The Stooges) this past Friday for a night filled with many “firsts”: it was the band’s first gig at The Echo (photos here), the first time playing mostly (all?!) songs off their upcoming debut album Sin Sin Sin, and the first time the new lineup featuring Gabe Serbian of The Locust and Jonathan Hischke of Hella performed together.

I spoke with Teri before the show about the many changes and obstacles she’s faced since Le Butcherettes’ performance at The Troubadour last September, how she met her new bandmates, her new home in Echo Park and life as a musician in Mexico and the USA.

Below is the trailer to the movie mentioned in the last clip, Los Ojos de un Omiso Destino: