Posted in MP3 | music | streams | tour dates on August 29, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Y La Bamba - Bendito (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Y La Bamba - Skwak (MP3)

Y La Bamba

Portland's Y La Bamba are in NYC this week, playing Knitting Factory tonight (8/29, tickets) Mercury Lounge tomorrow (8/30, tickets). Both shows are with Chris Pureka and all upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Fronted by the honey-voiced Luzelena Mendoza (who can belt it out too), Y La Bamba released their third album, Court the Storm, back in March which was produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin. (Talk about an on-the-nose!). When they tweak tradition Mexican folk -- like on "Bendito" and the album's title cut -- it is pretty stirring stuff, and there is no debate about Mendoza's powerful pipes. You can download a couple songs from the album at the top of this post and stream the whole thing below.

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Y La Bamba - 2012 Tour Dates
Aug. 29 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory (all ages)*
Aug. 30 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
Aug. 31 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki*
Sep. 1 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
Sep. 2 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern*
Sep. 5 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center*
Sep. 29 Bend, OR - Bend Roots Festival
* w/ Chris Pureka

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Comments (4)

I love the stand infront of a projector band promo style shoots

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 12:51 PM

Even though I can't understand the lyrics of the songs by Y Lba Bamba. I still love their music.

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 11:26 AM

I love this band.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:42 PM

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