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Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba - Viuda Encabronada

Just after releasing the long-completed, long-awaited Lupon, Portland’s Y La Bamba joined us for a batch of unrecorded songs, in the process revealing an emerging new vibe in their music and giving a taste of what the next album might sound like. Speaking of new material and the next album, the band recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with an eye toward the goal— from the sounds of things, it’s a worthy one.

This month you’ll have multiple opportunities to hear the group live, in the McMenamins Great Northwest Music Tour, a series of free shows around the Northwest, most open to all ages. Y La Bamba plays the tour from February 16-26, with stops including the Kennedy School, Edgefield, in Bend, McMinnville and Forest Grove. See the schedule here.

Y La Bamba in-studio, 10-13-10

Recording engineer: Steven Kray, with technical assistance from Bill Ward

Video: Jarratt Taylor / Anthony DelCalzo / Ethan Derner

Performance photos: Inger Klekacz — see the set here. Cover photo: Alicia J. Rose


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