AYO! TOO EXCITED to hear, feel and see LA band Chicano Batman in Oakland this weekend performing as part of this benefit show for migrant children:

Did you know that children are not provided with lawyers in immigration court? And 9 of 10 youth without attorneys will be deported even though more than half qualify to stay in the US. To address this injustice, the proceeds from this benefit concert go directly towards providing attorneys to youth!

After having the chance to see them in NYC this past summer open up for Saul Williams, I can certainly testify: THIS IS A SHOW YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

The band simultaneously exists in the local and transnational spaces of Latino music, a sonic space of past, present and future Latina/o sounds reaching for something new.

“The whole point was that both Chicano and Batman are very iconic names so when you combine these two iconic names it creates a whole different thing. The whole point is combining a pop-cultural symbol and a cultural-political symbol. It’s like a play on words.”

Although the band has no overt political messages in their music, theirs is a pop-cultural politic of championing older styles of working-class music from Latin America and U.S. Latino communities, of choosing to record mostly in Spanish, and of generating a multicultural dance floor.

Learn more about the band in this KCET profile: “Chicano Batman: Not Another Band From East LA.” Check this awesome video directed by Mochilla and LA photographer B+.