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April Outlook: Mexico

By Anali Rodriguez / Indie Rocks!

April started off on the right foot celebrating one more edition of two well-loved festivals within the Mexican Republic. The Pal' Norte Festival took place in Monterrey on April 1 and 2, presenting performances by The Strokes, Natanael Cano, C.Tangana, Bizarrap and more, for more than 120,000 attendees per day. During the same weekend in the center of the country, specifically in CDMX, thousands of attendees enjoyed another meeting of Ceremony with the return of the Wu-Tang Clan, C. Tangana (also), ARCA, Nathy Peluso, Nicola Cruz and Nicki Nicole to name a few acts. 

However, in the middle of the month, within a space that he painted to become one of the venues warmer to enjoy live music in the heart of CDMX, a tragedy occurred that left many people injured. the grouping Maskatesta he was offering a concert at the Franciscan Terrace when an act of violence ended the presentation. The vocalist, Israel Villanueva was seriously injured and now the members of his team are seeking to obtain $20 thousand dollars to be able to cover the expenses of the medical intervention and treatment. A situation that leaves the country in a vulnerable situation where sorrow, anger and, above all, sadness are perceived.

Unfortunately the bad news continues and on this occasion one more case of femicide resonates. The disappearance of Debanhi Escobar happened in Nuevo León. The body of the 18-year-old girl was later found lifeless. Investigations and statements by friends and family continue. #NiOneLess. 

Without further ado, we begin this month's cultural premieres. 

Daniel Craft and Silver Rose from CDMX come together to present a soft pop rock ballad that will reach all those who have gone through a complicated love situation. Waves It relates to those occasions in which one of the members of the relationship feels overwhelmed. Has it happened to you?

Accompanied by her acoustic guitar, the talented singer from Veracruz, Silvana Estrada, shares her own version for Clandestine from the original by Manu Chao. The track weaves between a fine instrumentation in which the main touch is the soft voice of the performer, which later explodes between cymbals and accordions. 

It is also good to accept defeat and cry if that calms your heart. Marion Raw understands this perfectly and puts it to music in her new single I cry, a song full of his electrifying voice and the screeching of some guitars. In addition, it has a music video made by Marcelo Quiñones in collaboration with the artist; a dramatic but arriving footage. 

After going through a complicated stage such as confinement, the León group extends its arms to support its fans. your color is the latest single from Budaya for which they present a very colorful and sparkling music video filmed live from Brooklyn. Enjoy the visual work done by Sary Hernández. 

A lyric full of poetry awaits you in Lights, the new single from the natives of Mexicali, Ola Magenta in collaboration with Niño Viejo. The melodic punk rock that embraces this song is pure gold for the ears. A theme that will soon become a classic to enjoy on a sunny day at the beach. 

Recently, a musical project was born full of the energy of youth but with a musical essence that flows through vintage. The group from León, Guanajuato, Disco Bahía, has just presented its single Nostalgia, a theme that invites you to dance softly with that special person. 

From Mérida, comes a proposal that will make you travel through dream pop. Islas is premiering with the video of its single The eyes, track that with its cosmic vibrations will make you evoke the feeling of nostalgia. Mental Films was in charge of directing the accompanying footage and in which we can see a couple of strangers walk between flashes. 

As a sequel toand Bag of tea, Caro Valenzuela shares Cloud, one more single from their debut album Milkshake. The singer from Hermosillo presents a production of Cachora Films where she is seen sharing moments of happiness with a person for whom she feels great affection to the point of calling him part of her home and her refuge. Single that we invite you to dedicate to that special person. 

The group from Guadalajara, Costa de Ámbar, shares The Lives of Others, a material that speaks the truth and encourages you to show your feelings. The play of the guitar, the drums and the voice of the performer achieve this interaction with your heart. There are 14 tracks that make up this LP that arrives independently.

Monterrey native Charlie Rodd is making his debut with his new record production Something better which arrives via Warner Music to reflect a bit of romantic waves set to the beat of folk country pop. 

One of the most outstanding electronic projects in Mexico, Nortec: Bostich + Fussible presents its new studio album From north to south, through which they make a colorful journey that continues in their traditional norteño techno style. The latest from the Tijuana collective is presented via La Tuna Entertainment. 

The interpreter of the CDMX, Girl Ultra presents his third EP, The South, a project that he worked on for years to be able to conceive a new and refreshed facet of his music. Moving away from his traditional R&B but keeping his vocal style firm. within the tracks presents a collaboration with Little Jesus in a brand new and fun single; each and every one of them with a well-defined personality.


May: What's Coming

In May there will be a big wave of festivals in Mexico. Pulse GNP, Akamba, GNP Bravo, Corona Capital Guadalajara, will be some of the meeting points for music lovers. In addition, the Australian group King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will offer a tour of different cities; an initiative presented by Hipnosis who finally shared that the fifth edition will be held on November 5name. 



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