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MB:195 with Héroes del Sol Riding the Musical Rollercoaster: Unity, Influence, and Unforgettable Performances

October 30, 2023 Mindbuzz Media Season 3 Episode 195
The Mindbuzz
MB:195 with Héroes del Sol Riding the Musical Rollercoaster: Unity, Influence, and Unforgettable Performances
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Heroes del Sol is a chicano alternative rock band from Southern California as they entertain for the next ideas to put them back in the limelight.

https://www.heroesdelsol.com/

Brace yourselves! This episode is a thrilling musical rollercoaster as we engage with the sensational band Héroes del Sol. They bring us their riveting journey, insights on the power of unity among independent artists. We'll also be shedding light on fellow artists Janelle, Two Souls, and the incredible Obsidian Records. And yes, don't miss out on My Grito and The Mindbuzz for tantalizing updates. 

The power of humility, respect, and knowledge sharing is the cornerstone of our chat today. Carlos and his devoted fans emphasize how these values can create a ripple effect of success, with Héroes del Sol as a shining example. The conversation heats up as we tap into the magic of the DBA Club in Pomona, California, and the pulsating energy of night-time music performances. We'll also be dissecting the nuances of playing at festivals, outdoor and indoor events, and the spectacular cinematography of Héroes del Sol's music videos.

If you're a fan of diverse music genres, you're in for a treat as drummer Guillermo shares his favorite flavors. We're introduced to his father's band Super Cuatro, and how their style influenced his own beats with Héroes del Sol. We then venture into the vibrant Rock en Espanol music scene, discussing its key influencers and the unique studio playing style. Closing the episode, the band unveils their dreams of playing at the House of Blues and their next big thing - their second album. Buckle up, as this musical journey with Héroes del Sol promises to be one you won't forget!

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King without a Throne
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Speaker 1:

3, 2, 1. Boom. What is up? Mind-buzz universe Woo.

Speaker 3:

Gets me every time.

Speaker 1:

I'm still gonna go for that, because I'm here for the booze. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here for the booze. Amber made me wear a colored t-shirt. I don't think, in all of the three years that we've been doing this podcast, I've never wore a colored shirt before, until today.

Speaker 3:

Your profession on the top.

Speaker 5:

It looks good on you, man. Thank you, appreciate it.

Speaker 3:

That's God speaking by the way, but welcome back.

Speaker 1:

We didn't have a podcast episode last week, so we're gonna hit it strong. We had a great, great. Should we even go over, like the past two weeks, or should we just get right into it?

Speaker 3:

I forgot what happened the past two weeks, so do I. It doesn't matter.

Speaker 1:

All that matters is right now, this moment, and then the future. So, without further ado, it's gonna be Amber with a Mike Grito weekly.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, all right. So this week the rundown creeps will be performing this Sunday at Punk in the Park, alongside bands such as Pennywise, descendants, circle Jerks, goldfinger and much more. So us here at the Mike Grito family are super excited and very proud of Richard, stephen and Alan from the rundown creeps. It's a really big deal, so, yeah, so we hope to see everyone else there it's a pretty big deal, ladies and gentlemen.

Speaker 3:

It is so congratulations, guys. Also, if you haven't listened to the new song called Space Time Continuum from Professor Galactico, I would suggest that, as soon as this episode is done, you go over there and you give it a listen.

Speaker 1:

Don't do it right now. Do it after the podcast. Don't do it now.

Speaker 3:

Don't pause it right now and go.

Speaker 1:

Really, guys Do it after.

Speaker 3:

Do it when it's done. So you lost her. But yeah, we have some really really great announcements coming up in the next couple of weeks from Mike Grito, so just listen in so that you can be updated and go give them a follow. Go give our family a follow. So they're called Mike Grito. Go give them a follow and go check out all the really cool bands that are part of the label.

Speaker 1:

All the links to.

Speaker 3:

No, that was it, oh, okay.

Speaker 1:

All the links to what Amber just talked about will be down in the show description. If you're listening to Spotify or on YouTube, go down to the podcast description and give Mike Grito a follow, and if you're not following the mind buzz on Instagram, do that before you follow Mike Grito. That's all I got to say. All right, without further ado, we're going to go ahead and introduce our guests for this evening. Amber, can you introduce them Because I am very I'm Spanish challenged? I have figured that out in the past four years that we have dated and I know nothing.

Speaker 3:

So go ahead and can you do that for me Please? Yeah, of course. So we have Héroes del Sol here with us, yeah.

Speaker 1:

And then switch the camera to them.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, all right.

Speaker 4:

Thanks, gil, for having us Appreciate this very much, and all your father. Please tune in to Gil give all the support.

Speaker 1:

Héroes del Sol.

Speaker 5:

There you go.

Speaker 1:

All right, I got it yeah, perfect Cool. Sounds good. So just go down from right to left, just say your name and what you do for the band.

Speaker 5:

Okay, my name is Carlos Lozap. I play the guitars and I'm the vocalist, and I do most of the writing.

Speaker 4:

My name is Albert no Diego. I'm a cousin's Carlos. I play the bass and make the band look better on stage.

Speaker 1:

Oh, okay.

Speaker 2:

My name is Guillermo Mota, I'm also a cousin and I'm the drummer.

Speaker 1:

Sweet guys. So how long have you guys been playing for?

Speaker 5:

Roughly, we've been playing kind of on and off. I would say like maybe 10 years, Probably even longer.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, whoa, 10 years is a long time to do anything but different projects oh yeah, yeah.

Speaker 5:

So, but this new project that we got going on roughly like since 2020, one or 20. 21.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so you've been playing over 10 years. But yeah, ero Ero, ero es el sol, you're good. Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Del.

Speaker 1:

Sol, it's so. It's about a year or so About like two.

Speaker 5:

About two years. Yeah, about two years.

Speaker 1:

And you guys just played in La Mas Festival. Yeah, how did that go Festival.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, it was great, awesome, it was awesome. We had a great time. Shout outs to Janelle, two souls as well too, and Obsidian Mice. Record Paul. Everybody was great man, we had a great time out there. It was good to give back to the community, you know, and see people have fun, enjoy themselves, and we had a blast.

Speaker 1:

Paul's such a great guy. Yeah, he's really cool. So he actually sent me your guys' profile on Instagram, checked you guys out. I was like why not Anybody that he sends me over? We take a look and let's have them on the podcast for sure.

Speaker 5:

I appreciate that. Yeah, Of course we look out for each other and so, yeah, it's a little family that we have right now at the moment and you know, we're just, you know, trying to, you know, do something with it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's more important, especially when we're all independent artists, all trying to create something, and when we do it together, it becomes like we all win. If one person wins, we all win.

Speaker 5:

Exactly.

Speaker 1:

So how important is like the community to you guys and the band.

Speaker 5:

Well, I mean it's extremely important to us. I mean we want to give back to the community. I mean for them to you know, understand and see that you know what there might be kids out there that, hey, they maybe one day want to, you know, be musicians, you know, and if you tap into that and have a little piece of it to do with it, then that's awesome.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Especially yeah, especially now. Well, I guess now is a very good time for creators because it's so accessible that now, like, how accessible is podcast equipment compared to? Like 10 years ago? It was unheard of, Like nobody was doing podcasts Nobody, yeah, there was instruments and all that. But even recording like now you can record from your phone, Like with musicians there's so many different apps, right.

Speaker 5:

It's so much easier.

Speaker 1:

It's so much easier now. Yeah, the accessibility is freaking crazy right now.

Speaker 5:

I remember in the past, let's just say maybe 10, 15 years back, I mean, we didn't have that opportunity and nobody really wanted to show you. You know you, just if you had the passion, you were going to learn it on your own. Yeah, You're going to find out a way, You're going to poke at it until you broke your head, even download a cracked version of Pro Tools. And I remember the first time I actually was able to break through that and to be able to use it. I just couldn't believe it that I was able to get this software for free. Hopefully I don't get in trouble for that, but you know, hey, I mean to me that opened the doors.

Speaker 1:

I remember the first time that I actually got Pro Tools and I had no clue how to use it, because back then I didn't really remember the well, I didn't really know the concept of like Googling it and I'm pretty sure Googling it or YouTubing it back then I don't think that there was any tutorials?

Speaker 5:

I don't think they had any tutorials on it, yeah.

Speaker 1:

And this and I'm saying this is about 10 to 12 years ago, when I say and you were breaking your head just to try to figure it- out.

Speaker 1:

But what? But what I did? I bought it. I had the program. I took the program, the software and my laptop. I took it to the music store and I was asking the guy hey, like I don't know how to use this, can you help me out? So he, I was literally in the music store for about like two hours and this guy was setting it all up for me, he was showing me, he was giving me a tutorial.

Speaker 5:

Well, that's awesome, cause you don't find that many people that will actually do that for you.

Speaker 1:

No, he looked pretty irritated by the two hours.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, when was he?

Speaker 1:

I think he was an older European gentleman, yeah.

Speaker 5:

Cause I know it wasn't no Mexican person, because they're the last ones to show you. You're like come on, just show me bro. Uh, yeah, I don't know, dude, you're on your own Like oh, come on. Yeah, stop it, man.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, kate, keepers everyone.

Speaker 5:

And then it's like dude, like if you show me, then you know, it's a good thing for all of us. You know, Maybe even one day to the point to where, like, if you're trying to run a studio and you're trying to, you know, uh, make business and all that, what more better to teach someone? Just in case, if you need you can't make it, you always have a backup Right as a backup to a backup is always good to have, Do you?

Speaker 3:

think that I don't know if they can't hear me, but do you think that? Um like that like what you're saying, like Mexican right.

Speaker 4:

Or like a.

Speaker 3:

Latino wouldn't show you. Um, do you think that that's like kind of like old time mentality? Of just it was all for you and not for everyone, and do you think that we're?

Speaker 5:

at that point, at that moment.

Speaker 3:

Moving towards not get keeping within like Latinos or yeah, I don't know what it is.

Speaker 5:

Um, I know this, I know this much. I'm trying to break that cycle myself to where people need help. And I see it all the time it's like if I know all for my services and I'll be like, hey, you know, let me help you. And some people will say yes, and some people will be like I got it, I don't need your help. So, you know you, you you offer and you try to break that cycle. But I guess some people are stuck in that old mentality way of I don't need your help.

Speaker 1:

Carlos, have you always been like that, or is it just something that you've stumbled across and decided? You know what I'm done gate keeping. I'm going to teach the next generation. I've always been this way, Okay.

Speaker 5:

I've always tried like well, this gentleman right here next to me, like he used to come to my practices and we would let him get on the instrument. They didn't know what they were doing and a lot of people won't do that because they're going to fuck my bass up or, excuse me, excuse my lack of go for it. So, you know, some people are going to be like I don't want to mess up my drums or or they're going to mess my drum, my bass guitar or or anything. But we were always kind of like, yeah, go ahead, man, get on it. You know, I was, you know, proud to see the next generation kind of sort of. You know, go at it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

And to know that you know I had a little bit to do with that. I mean, maybe it wasn't a great part of it, but they were inspired by it and I gave them an opportunity to just get on the on the instruments.

Speaker 4:

That was about 20 something years ago. So you know, here we are together, you know, sharing this moment with, with Gil and his fans out there and my cousin and cousin here to the right playing shows. For you know, for the public, for the, for the people out there that want to listen and come out to shows and support that, if it's a few people, you know those are the ones that we appreciate even more. And the communities themselves. You know, if it wasn't for them and the people there, you know, we wouldn't have, you know, ears to listen to this, to our stuff, you know, to well, I mean, I honestly feel that you know what we need to break that cycle.

Speaker 5:

We need to get away from that, and a lot of people you know they need to start seeing that. You know, and the sooner the better. That way we can all rise up together, you know, instead of just one person, and and that's not going to work for us. We need to, we need to stay united, strengthen numbers.

Speaker 1:

You know what I discovered not too long ago. When you, when you, when you share information, right To say it's I don't know, just pick a subject right and you, you have this great information on how to advance in this certain subject, this certain project, right? I feel that when you share what you know, your knowledge, with a group, then it advances not only you but the group as well, but also, what I like is it sets a challenge because, say, your knowledge or your level of expertise is here and you bring your group up again. There becomes a challenge because now you guys are on the same level, right, you guys are on the same playing field. I think that people don't want to share that, because they always want to be right here and they want everybody down here.

Speaker 5:

It's the old way, it's exactly the traditional way of being right, that's like jealousy and envious, you know.

Speaker 1:

Exactly so. When you bring the entire group up to this level, it becomes challenging because you're no longer above anybody else. What I like is when you bring up everybody to your same level. It's a challenge for you to keep reaching up and it challenges everybody else to keep rising up.

Speaker 5:

Well, I look at it like that and at the same time, I look at it like, well, not all of us are good at everything. You know what I mean. So what I don't know, you may know Exactly, and you can teach me that, and what you don't know, I can teach you that. So guess what? We become stronger, we become better knowledge at what we're trying to accomplish. So I mean I honestly feel like, hey, if there's something that I don't know, when I reach out or say, hey, how are you doing this? Because I'm having some trouble here. You know I can do all this other stuff, but I'm having difficulties in this section of it. I think that's how we're going to get better by helping each other. What are your weaknesses? Because wherever you're having those weaknesses at, maybe I can make a difference for you.

Speaker 1:

I have a weakness choosing clothes. I have a weakness choosing shirts that Amber helps me at that, so I'm T-shirt challenged on that.

Speaker 5:

Albert can help you with that. He's really good at that.

Speaker 4:

We'll talk after.

Speaker 3:

There we go.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

But you've got a good shirt on right now.

Speaker 1:

Show me your seasonal. Oh yeah, there you go. What did you have on right now?

Speaker 5:

It's going with the theme right the Halloween's tomorrow.

Speaker 1:

So you know it, you're good, perfect, I think. Two months ago when he jumped in for a date for Halloween Seasonal we got to remember it's seasonal. Two months ago it wasn't.

Speaker 4:

And then you're going to want to put that away too.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, after October.

Speaker 5:

Tomorrow's your last day to use it. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

You can't use it for that one. Oh, everybody wants to come in. Oh you do. Yeah, I'm excited to not wear that. We can't wait to see it. But I mean that's the old mentality, right? I mean it's by that thought frame saying I don't know how to do X, that is, some of that takes vulnerability which most people don't want to do because they're saying I don't know how to do something.

Speaker 5:

So not only that, but some people have the mentality of I know everything when they don't. Yeah, they don't want to admit it. How can you know everything and you're trying to help? You're trying to help them because you see the problem. Hey, you need help right here. Let me help you and they just don't want your help. Yeah, it's unbelievable on how we're still trying to function that way and we need to wake up and try to be better and try to help each other out to become better. How we're going to do it.

Speaker 1:

What's the first step? If you have this magic wand and you can correct all this, what would be the first step to do?

Speaker 5:

Humble yourself.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, humble everybody.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, just humble everybody, and I think by humbling people then they're open to anything. If I'm humble, I'm going to be like I'm going to give you the respect of listening to you, because you're trying to help me and I see it, and so then I'm going to let myself get educated.

Speaker 2:

I think the number one rule is respect first. Even as a leader, you have to respect the ones below you so that way they can learn.

Speaker 4:

And we hold each other on an uneven platform. I've always done that with around different musicians. I've been around different musicians about 20 years, so I've always held everybody at an even platform.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

You and everybody evenly in the band.

Speaker 2:

I think that's why our band kind of works out, because we respect each other. We don't, you know, I joke around here and there, but we have a little bit of respect for each other and that's why I think we're doing this working.

Speaker 1:

I think it's a little bit harder too, because you guys are family, right?

Speaker 5:

Well, yeah, we're all family We've been since we were born.

Speaker 4:

I've known this guy too, since he was coming around Family parties on his side when I was nine 10 years old.

Speaker 1:

So you guys are related and you're not.

Speaker 5:

Oh, okay. Well, I'm the one that we all connect. So through my dad's side and my mom's side. So, guillermo's, through my dad's side and my mom's side. So, we're all connected, we're all family we're all family, yeah. So we're all cousins, you know so. Gotcha yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but it's pretty cool.

Speaker 5:

It doesn't? It just dawned on me, to be honest with you, never really thought about the cousin part, not kind of mentioning it, that is kind of that is really cool actually. Yeah, that's cool, I wish my cousin could play an instrument.

Speaker 1:

Right, I don't even know how to do that. I wish you could play an instrument. No, you're. Yeah, hey, that's an instrument. You're using the instrument of your mouth to create cheese man.

Speaker 4:

And that's fine, that can be a talent.

Speaker 5:

That could be. Yeah, hey, not everybody can do that.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, everybody can do what you do here Podcasts.

Speaker 1:

So Just Google how to do a podcast and keep working at it and you know over time, you got to have some personality, and what you do, guillermo, is awesome, so you got to have.

Speaker 5:

first of all, you got to have the shirt that you got on.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

And you cannot try to do podcasts without that shirt, I would. I would say that would be the first rule After.

Speaker 1:

Halloween. This shirt is going to be on sale on mindbuzzorg.

Speaker 5:

I think you'll get a lot of money for it too. You're going to get paid a lot of money bro.

Speaker 1:

Born on MB195,. Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be on sale, mindbuzzorg, Check it out.

Speaker 5:

You got to sign it and we're going to sign it.

Speaker 1:

I won't even wash it. I will spare you guys that it's not worth anything, because I'm not going to believe that you wore it.

Speaker 5:

That's the whole thing, yeah.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, you might start seeing. Oh yeah, oh yeah.

Speaker 5:

That's why you put your cinch on one of those ghosts, like you see.

Speaker 1:

There you go. They're going to sell it at the Paramount Swatme at Ember, the same.

Speaker 5:

And you know you can get a lot of money. Paramount Swatme. You can sell anything out there, bro.

Speaker 4:

They're like he's there with the slash.

Speaker 5:

That's the fix in the right way, but they got me this See, that's why you got to sign it.

Speaker 4:

They told you open the box till you get home and I opened it and I was like, wait, why is the dash?

Speaker 1:

backwards, it's backwards. It's not a swish, it's a swish.

Speaker 5:

So those ghosts?

Speaker 1:

They get on wish. Yeah, those ghosts are going to be backwards bro, yeah, it's a bootleg, something like that, but uh.

Speaker 5:

I mean you got to. I mean nowadays, I mean you got to be careful, man, what you get. You don't know if you're getting the legit stuff or is it a bootleg?

Speaker 1:

Has that ever happened to you buying an instrument? No, no. Do you know what to look out for? Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 3:

I do.

Speaker 5:

I've been in this industry for a while, so I know exactly what to look for. I worked at Guitar Center, the DC, out in Rialto for a couple of years and I got to learn a lot of stuff there.

Speaker 1:

Really Yep Dang. That's cool. How long did you work there?

Speaker 5:

About a couple of years ago, maybe like four years ago, we were there for a while. Actually, oh dang and yeah, we got to see a lot of cool toys, and then for lunch breaks or our 15 minute breaks, we used to jam.

Speaker 1:

Really yeah, what the heck.

Speaker 5:

They had instruments just taking over the jam area? What?

Speaker 1:

No way.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, so like during lunchtime we would like work on stuff, Like we were just kind of sort of working our chops up.

Speaker 4:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

We were just working together.

Speaker 4:

Well, just me and Guillermo, if we're going to plug in our jobs. I work at Niagara Bottling. Shout out to Niagara Bottling.

Speaker 2:

Drink more water please Shout out to R&D Innovation. It is healthy. It's a water plug, yeah.

Speaker 5:

Well, I might as well throw my plug too. Yokohama Tires yeah, if you ever need good tires, yokohama Tires, bro. They're really good. I recommend them. I ran over something and my tires are still good.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I ran over that railroad. That was tough.

Speaker 5:

Oh which one.

Speaker 2:

They were going really slow and I tried to go a little bit fast and it felt like I hit something hard on my tires.

Speaker 5:

Oh, wow.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you guys experienced that on that railroad.

Speaker 3:

Which one?

Speaker 2:

Right here where you exit off the road. What was that road? You exit.

Speaker 1:

Oh, over here by Reservoir.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, the railroad tracks, train tracks.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they're pretty rough over there. Yeah, they're just over there by the jack in the box and I must have been speeding it bro. Merandas or something like that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I was going 25, but it still felt like I had to get a flat.

Speaker 3:

Oh shit. Yeah, you must have been going real slow to catch it.

Speaker 5:

I don't know what happened there. You didn't have a cool shirt, like Gil. That's why you would have had Gil's shirt, I would have just floated right there, you would have just floated over those train tracks bro.

Speaker 1:

You would have ghosted the train tracks. Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 2:

I'll chertrew that.

Speaker 1:

My fly t-shirt is making a comeback. Ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate it, but back to the music. Let's take it back to the music. So you guys say you guys play in the inland empire. What's the biggest venue that you guys played at as a?

Speaker 5:

group as a group, yeah.

Speaker 2:

I would say the biggest, the coolest one. Yeah, probably the coolest.

Speaker 1:

What's the coolest.

Speaker 5:

What was it down here in Pomona? The DBA, yeah, the DBA. How is that place, can you?

Speaker 1:

pull it up. I want to see it. It's a pretty cool spot. I have a friend there.

Speaker 5:

It's a bar, but it's like the vibe there is awesome. It's a cool spot.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you have the wine cellar the. Dba like that DBA, pomona, dba and Pomona, yeah, dba club.

Speaker 4:

It's kind of a lounge, because they had the wine selection.

Speaker 5:

Really, and they got a bar there.

Speaker 4:

It was more of that.

Speaker 5:

But they had a bar, a full bar going.

Speaker 1:

Do they have like a nice stage?

Speaker 4:

area.

Speaker 1:

It's a lifted stage, or is it that's a lifted?

Speaker 5:

stage.

Speaker 4:

Oh, that's cool.

Speaker 5:

It's not like that. It looks kind of small, but when you're there it actually like it looks really cool.

Speaker 1:

I like that. It's a cool spot. It's just down the street too. We need to check it out, Amber.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, so it's a cool spot. We played there with Gets A Go, actually, and now we loved it there. Man, people loved it there as well too. When we played there, we had a great crowd response. Like the response of the crowd, it was great. We didn't know these people. It's just like out of nowhere, all these people started coming and started dancing. Really, it's just to me don't get me wrong, I like playing outdoor events Very cool, but playing indoors to me, and at night it just as a musician you thrive off of it Because it's a night scene.

Speaker 1:

People are right there in front of you. You can feel the energy. They're drinking, they're drinking, they're having a good time.

Speaker 5:

They're singing along your songs, they're dancing, so it's just a different vibe. And then when you do festivals, it's just like everybody's a little shy.

Speaker 2:

They want to go and dance. They're all in their own world.

Speaker 5:

That's why, not only that, but it's daylight and people get shy. How many people like? How many times have you wanted to get up there and go dance but you're like, oh man, no one's stopped her man, I don't want to be the first one.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's true, I never really thought about that.

Speaker 5:

But once you see one, two, three, then you have the courage to go up there. And so that's what I see with outdoor events, and unless it's a big old festival where people are already out and about like, for example, we played at Tacolandia, right. So this spot in Tacolandia it's like an outdoor swap meet and we played in the front, there was a lot of people. So it was cool, it was fun. That one was another fun show to play at because the people were already there. And so once you start playing, people stop and they're like ooh, and next thing you know you got a big old crowd right there just hanging out watching you.

Speaker 1:

Do you find that your type of music is, like it resonates with anybody? Like before you answer that, tell me about your music Like how would you describe your guys' music?

Speaker 5:

Well, I would say it's got like that Kind of drogue en español, but alternative vibe, so kind of you know there.

Speaker 1:

I watched one of your guys' videos that you have on YouTube on your website.

Speaker 2:

Right, pretty cool, I like that.

Speaker 1:

Thank you. Yeah, thanks, pretty cool, vibe. I like it and we just kind of did it ourselves. The cinematography on that is. It was really good.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, thank you, man yeah who did that?

Speaker 1:

Was it you? You?

Speaker 5:

Well, I put it together.

Speaker 1:

Collection of all of you guys.

Speaker 5:

Well, we all chip in, we all did our parts right, and then the in-between parts and the editing. I worked on it. We had another gentleman that was working on it, but I was not happy with his version, and so if I was to show you that version, would you never? Probably see it Never.

Speaker 1:

It's hard right, it's hard to. I was like no, I'm not going to release it, yeah, Of course, if it's something that doesn't fit your vision of how you want something to look, then why do it Right?

Speaker 5:

Yeah, yeah, it was just not. It was like it was bad, really yeah, like so, at least for me it was.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

So I was like there's no way I can, did you guys? Did I show it to you guys? The original?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so it's kind of like comical, comical, yeah, in a sense Like they weren't ridiculous.

Speaker 5:

One of the girls, like the background, seemed like they were dancing in downtown LA.

Speaker 1:

Did you have to redo all the shots?

Speaker 5:

Yeah, you had to redo all the shots. Well, not all the shots, but I'm gonna say like maybe 50% of it.

Speaker 1:

Well, that's still a lot 50% of it.

Speaker 5:

I was not happy with it. I had it like no, I'm not doing this, we're not gonna release this like that, no way.

Speaker 1:

How difficult was it for you to tell him that we're not gonna use this stuff, dude?

Speaker 5:

I just was honest with him, yeah, and I told him I'm not happy with it and I'm going to take it from here and thank you very much for your services. I paid you for it, so we're good. So he still got paid, you know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

Cause I still believe you know what. Like hey, he did his part Maybe Of course it wasn't in my tasting and he kind of just, instead of kind of saying like well, what did I do wrong, can I fix it? Or it was nothing like that it was more like well, whatever you want me to do, I'm gonna charge you more. And so I'm like I'm gonna charge you for my services.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

So then I was like, okay, well, thank you very much. That's cool, you know, I'll take it from here.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

And then, right then, and there, I had to learn another software, and you know, I think from Adobe.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, from those points. That's when you start learning different, different softwares, different types of techniques, when it comes to different artists, stuff.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I think that YouTube came in well for me. I just went into YouTube and I just I need to do this.

Speaker 1:

You can find everything you can know how to do everything. It's all on YouTube Now.

Speaker 5:

It is like 10, 15 years ago there wasn't that many tutorials on there, I probably would have still been working on it.

Speaker 1:

Probably.

Speaker 5:

You know, if YouTube didn't have a tutorials like that?

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

I'd probably be still editing that. We wouldn't be sitting here talking about the video I would have never saw that shirt, yeah, and I would have been like damn.

Speaker 2:

But here we are. That's enough, I'm taking off.

Speaker 1:

I know I'm taking it off Going topless, ladies and gentlemen, for the remainder of this podcast, I'm just trying to promote that shirt because I know you said you're gonna put it up there, we go yeah.

Speaker 4:

Let me check Amazon real quick.

Speaker 5:

Mindbuzzorg It'll be on sale. You gotta put your autograph on there.

Speaker 1:

I gotta do it.

Speaker 5:

Otherwise they're gonna boot like this Gotcha. Then people are gonna start to sell the fake one and it's not gonna be good. We're gonna go to Paramount Swamp Mead and there's gonna be a shit load of those shirts for sale. What's your name on it?

Speaker 1:

They're gonna have Ray-Ban glasses that are gonna be fake. They're gonna have bald caps. I'm gonna become a Halloween costume.

Speaker 5:

I'm a Halloween character you better watch out next year, and with headphones too.

Speaker 1:

Doesn't come with headphones and podcasting gear.

Speaker 4:

ladies and gentlemen, Gear with two L's, though.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, two L's. If it has one, that's a fake one. Dang, there we go. That's how you can tell. That's how you tell.

Speaker 5:

They're gonna try to save some money by putting one out, yeah, and that's how you'll know that that was a fake one.

Speaker 1:

Damn Paramount Swamp Mead.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, they got everything out there, bro. They got everything.

Speaker 1:

Every Tuesday. Right Once every day, but Tuesday, how do you run a Swamp Mead every day, I feel like that. I've been going on for years.

Speaker 2:

Geez, I would go to the Swamp Mead anymore.

Speaker 5:

I used to go over there after school and make money.

Speaker 2:

I remember I used to be like a Sunday tradition with our family. Shout out to the Swamp Mead.

Speaker 4:

Goers, though hey, if you need a wrench or a five millimeter. Allen you go to the Swamp Mead and you pick one up.

Speaker 1:

That's true. Am I the only one in the room that goes to the it might be Krasman.

Speaker 4:

It might be like 15 millimeter Sanofa.

Speaker 2:

Swamp Mead. Yeah, I used to go there a lot, Sanofa, that's where.

Speaker 1:

Well, because I grew up in Whittier so we used to go to Sanofa Swamp Mead all the time.

Speaker 4:

Never been.

Speaker 1:

No, it's really cool.

Speaker 4:

Like bands. Maybe we'll play Like bands. They do have like bands there, yeah, yeah, they do.

Speaker 1:

But back to the oh, you took it down. I was gonna say the DBA, we have friends of the podcast that I think they just we might have a picture of us at the DBA too, on our website. They just got like a residency there for like the month of November. Damien's band oh really yeah.

Speaker 5:

It's a really cool little place, man, I would love to play there again. Actually, I mean, you know, because it's just environment there and, like dude, you can bar hop it there, so people go in and out from it, you know. So it's like you Very intimate. Yeah, you get to see people and they come in and to see them not leave and actually come in and start grooving to your music.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Dude, that's awesome. What about, like when we played a cover from the cure that was?

Speaker 5:

like oh yeah, dude.

Speaker 1:

Oh really.

Speaker 5:

I think the crowd was singing the song Nice. Yeah, the crowd was singing and dancing to it, so it was pretty cool. It was a pretty cool spot, I'm not gonna lie.

Speaker 1:

Pomona has such a good, they have potential to create something so good. I haven't been there in it's been a couple of years, but I feel that there Maybe it's happening now and I don't know what the hell I'm talking about but they got a bunch of good little spots out there, it looks cool.

Speaker 4:

The classic spots Mm-hmm. Glass house, glass house.

Speaker 1:

Fox.

Speaker 4:

And then these other.

Speaker 1:

The flyway Like the.

Speaker 4:

Tiki Hut or Tiki is that still there? No, it's changes, but the places are still there. But these new places come in.

Speaker 3:

They're a modern type of vibe but they they renovate, they hold up, yeah they renovate.

Speaker 4:

They adjusted the times, because times are different. Yeah 15 years ago till now, where the Fox Theater and all these places that have been around for ages. These new places come in and still add a new touch to these older plazas like that.

Speaker 1:

They have this thing called the basement and it's literally in a basement and that's where they have Club Rocket Right Down in the. It's really cool, like it's a really cool spot. I think it's right there underneath what is it? Thockels. It's near, it's not underneath the Thockel place, but it's the 80s club.

Speaker 5:

Well, you told me what the Thockels are Kind of Like. You said Thockels, I'm like dude. Where's this spot? Man, we gotta play there.

Speaker 1:

And the chef wears like a Santo mask. It's really cool. Oh yeah, I've been there. Yeah, what is it? Look up Luchador Thockels or something like that.

Speaker 2:

What is?

Speaker 1:

this at. It's right next to the DBA. Yeah, it's right. Oh, okay, it's right in downtown Pomona. Yeah, it's really, amber, we've been there To the Thockels, yeah, but remember they moved. They moved just around the corner from the Fox Theater. I've only been to the Fox Theater, like one time. Oh, what is it called?

Speaker 5:

I don't know, but those Thockels look good bro.

Speaker 1:

Luchador, urban Thacchiera, urban Thacchiera, thaccheria, thaccheria, is it that one? Yeah, that's it. Dang, time for that close. I'm getting hungry. There's also a brewery down the street, but yeah, downtown Pomona has such a good vibe. I was just telling Amber the other day. I was like, dang, we need a cruise by there to see what's going on, because the Fox Theater is there. The Fox Theater is a great venue. I haven't been to the Fox Theater and I think what Chicano Batman played in 2016-17 for New Year's Day that was cool.

Speaker 5:

Nice.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but what do you guys? Are you guys working on a full length album?

Speaker 5:

working on singles and the process of that. At the moment we are about to start. Actually, we just got off finishing up actually playing our last gig for the year and we just kind of wanna now focus on working with the next album, which is gonna be in English. So we wanna kind of sort of switch it up and even to where we're looking, to the point, to where the third album is going to be half Spanish and half English. So there's a few things in work. Also, we got some video, like some more videos that we're gonna work on.

Speaker 5:

So I mean I know that the one that we released that was pretty fun, and we do have some other ones that we have lined up that we're about to work on as well too, since we kind of sort of are taking a pause. I mean I'm still open to gigs, but I do have to kind of cut it to where I need to work on the next album, right. So we've released a couple of singles, but we still gotta get into the studio and start working on this upcoming album that hopefully next year we'll release it.

Speaker 1:

Around this time does it take, like how is it I'm trying to figure it out like playing gigs during this time, like from after we're already in November, right now, November and December how is booking gigs during that time?

Speaker 3:

is it pretty difficult.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we can book gigs. I'm just saying in general, like in the music industry. Say, me and Amber have a band and we're new and this is our first November and December season. Is it hard? Well?

Speaker 5:

it's not hard. I mean, we could invite it to like, for example, events that are happening in December and also in November as well too, but there's gotta be a point for us to kind of sort of stop and focus on going into the studio.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 5:

And that way we really kind of just put all our efforts into the album that we'll be releasing, and that takes time. We wanna make sure we pull something good. In order for that to happen, we need to kind of stop going to that submarine and close it, and we're not coming down till we come up with a good album.

Speaker 1:

Generally is that how you work you just keep pounding.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, we keep pounding ideas. We might pound like maybe 50 ideas and not all of them are gonna make it Right kill your darlings, yeah. But we're trying to make sure that we're pushing every angle and everybody's input into it, and so once we kind of sort of push it and we keep pushing ourselves, greatness comes up, you know.

Speaker 1:

Guillermo, who's your favorite drummer? Did I put you on this bottom? Sorry, I think he was asleep, he was taking that.

Speaker 4:

I wanted to wake you up.

Speaker 1:

That's why no sleeping in the podcast, no sleeping in the studio, yeah what's going on, Guillermo? I'm gonna call you Artie Lang from Hi man. I mean, I've been. I'm gonna call you Artie Lang from the Howard Stern Show. Do you remember that? I don't know.

Speaker 4:

Who's the comedian? Nice to meet you. Yeah, I know.

Speaker 1:

He used to be so high off of something and he used to just knock out and but he's naturally high.

Speaker 5:

Though, there you go, he is naturally high.

Speaker 1:

I seen the clip and one of the producers was hovering the microphone over his face and he was snoring and Howard Stern was just talking about his snoring. It was great. But favorite drummer, guillermo, yeah, who's your inspiration? Who inspires you?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I really can't pin it like. I Mean talking to the mic, I mean like, basically I like to practice along with like a Like the cure, or okay, just depends on the vibe, you know. But when I first started I actually played with like a Like classic rock.

Speaker 1:

So there's that blend and John Bonham is one of the greatest drummers on this planet. You know a son I'm sorry to cut you off you know his son is a pretty badass drummer too. Yeah, it's, his son plays the drums too.

Speaker 2:

Nice yeah, I guess yeah.

Speaker 1:

But so you say John Bonham, the drummer from the strokes on the door Is. John Denzmore.

Speaker 2:

You got Pink Floyd. You know those artists.

Speaker 1:

I don't know the drummer from Pink Floyd, I only know Roger Waters, and that's it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, pretty much a lot of like rock and roll music that pretty much we're gonna be playing, so like anything alternative from the 90s, like death tones, okay, that's just really one of my biggest Inspiration.

Speaker 1:

so death tones. Yeah, they inspired me a lot so it's a lot of like late 70s and 80s type of bull. It's all. All drummers that you like are pretty across different genres of music, exactly.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I don't just stick to one genre. It could be a mix of variety and it also has to do with, like the vibe, you know, depending how I feel the day. Like To tell the truth, like before I start work, like I I'll put on a, my, I tuned up, put a blue Monday and that's how I start off my day.

Speaker 1:

Is that the one that goes?

Speaker 5:

Okay gotcha.

Speaker 1:

I know that one that that's a cure song who?

Speaker 2:

is that.

Speaker 5:

Lumine, that's.

Speaker 2:

Pull it up every not now. I'm falling asleep over here.

Speaker 5:

It's nori yeah okay when you're not talking

Speaker 1:

already laying number two ladies and gentlemen I.

Speaker 5:

Think it's new order bro.

Speaker 1:

New order. Yeah, there we go.

Speaker 5:

Sorry about that, there was kind of drifted off a little. Yeah my brain was over here.

Speaker 3:

Get back you ticket at you guys are all related right or yeah, in some way Do you guys have like a background like family, other family?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, come from music you can find my dad on YouTube. Oh really yeah Is that he goes by the group super quatro and you hear one of his songs on there and he had like a whole, like two albums that he put out. I think it's number four. Yeah, I Think, yeah, let me see if I recognize it's like a, not the record label has like a something in the middle, or, if not, if it's probably as Is Q you.

Speaker 2:

I think, is he see? Yeah, there, it is right there, super four, that's my daddy. Oh, that's cool, it's gentle solo.

Speaker 5:

Like those freddies yeah yeah yeah, yeah well, there you go. There you go yeah, I believe they played on my wedding really.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, do you guys just oh yeah, so when you guys music, is it just a three piece or D? Add any other instruments.

Speaker 5:

We it's a three piece when we play, yeah, but occasionally we'll have a keyboard player.

Speaker 5:

Oh, okay this last gig and we had a Mickey sander step in shoutouts to her great keyboardist. She used to play with us back when we were in cemento that was a name of the group and you know I kind of Gave her. I gave her a call and I was like, hey, what are you doing this Sunday? Nothing, why, hey, do you want to play? And and kid you know, she was just like, well, let me see, because I do play a lot, she plays in a lot of different bands and I was kind of like, oh man, please, please, and she sure enough said yes, I send her the music. And Like we never even practiced with her until we got together on Sunday and yeah she's awesome.

Speaker 5:

Dang. She like that dude. She's a professional man. Yeah, she's awesome. What was that forward to actually doing more gigs with her?

Speaker 1:

What was plan B if she wasn't able to make it to the gig? Oh, play it without. We're like without keyboard.

Speaker 5:

A three-piece band. Okay, and we still rock it. Yeah so that's one of the things that people kind of sort of see us and they hear the music that we put out and they're like, well, where's the rest of the people? Mmm like it is just only you three.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 5:

Because her fucking pad ass is like let's put it down. So yeah, I mean, we've been doing it with a three-piece band and we still do.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, keyboards, yeah. There's a resurgence of this, this style of music that was played in like the early 70s and late 60s, with Oregon right, I feel yeah yeah, you see. Chicano Batman.

Speaker 5:

They kind of have that Ender in their music. If you listen to them or like you can feel the, so who she kind of Batman. Oh, yeah, yeah, 100%, yeah you feel that you know 70s kind of keyboard. Yeah, that's awesome deep purple. Whoever their deep purples Keyboard is, is freaking amazing right, I can't remember who he is, but yeah, I wasn't wearing your shirt. No, that's for sure.

Speaker 1:

That's, that's why we forgot him, because he wasn't wearing the T-shirt.

Speaker 5:

Wearing the T-shirt, it would have been over.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, what size is that? Cuz I like to try it out on the show, if it was okay. Listeners and stuff.

Speaker 5:

Like one of the gigs or what.

Speaker 1:

I haven't had that much tequila to take off my shirt if not, you would. I know you, amber, you better start collecting right.

Speaker 5:

Where's that donation?

Speaker 1:

the donation bucket, Whatever the donation partner please donate to Gilles cause to the cause.

Speaker 2:

There we go?

Speaker 1:

what about bass players? Who do you, who do you like when it comes to bass playing?

Speaker 4:

I always resort back to the story. Started listening to stuff, so it was James Jamerson a lot of Motown. He backed up Marvin Gaye a lot and Any artists that recorded with Motown with any artists, looked him up and booked him to record bass for him. So that's why Motown was very consistent with their sound because James Jamerson was on every track, every big hit with Stevie Wonder. He worked with a lot of people in Motown Okay everybody, so it's. It's James Jamerson.

Speaker 1:

James Jamerson. Okay, nice, anybody in the rock and roll scene rock and roll.

Speaker 4:

I mean I like the Mr Verdeau wife, or earthwind of fire, it's funk. You know it's not, it's not rock, but they, I've seen them a few times and if I was like this, playing funk was One of my old passions, is what I mean I'm still big on that Rock. I mean I Lean more towards towards funk and and all these and and the old-school sound and stuff.

Speaker 1:

Gotcha. Yeah, okay but that has influenced in your bass playing right.

Speaker 4:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, okay.

Speaker 2:

Well, he started out with one finger. I.

Speaker 5:

Think everybody starts with one finger, right one finger one finger on each hand. Yeah, I mean when I started playing too.

Speaker 4:

It was very like one just one just for consistency and that was I mean even till now. I place faster, sometimes with my one finger.

Speaker 1:

Have you ever tried playing upright bass?

Speaker 4:

Little bit, yeah, a little bit. I love the sound, I love the. I mean shout us to deal for video and so we have some musicians that run in the family that play yeah they play stand-up bass, oh really. Chirin and a lot of that Norteño.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, you know we're from, but our family's from Singapore. So you know, you hear all that. You know all that style of music that you know We've grown up with trancellas and all that.

Speaker 1:

Do you guys know any cello? No, sanchez.

Speaker 5:

Well, we know, but, yeah, never attempted to play them. Oh no, I'm sure we, like you know, try to figure it out. We'll figure it out, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, another thing too. I was because he brought up pink Floyd. I'm trying to think if there's any other Spanish or Espanol music that has done a Pink Floyd song. I'm trying to think that's even a thing Like yeah, like a cover, like there's so many bands that do it. There was a whole album of Dark Side of the Moon. You remember who was at Leo?

Speaker 5:

from. Sure there's a lot of different groups. Yeah, because I know like I mean all groups like maybe saw the studio, they might have done some kind of.

Speaker 1:

I found out who they were like maybe a year ago. Oh my God, they're fucking awesome. I was like stuck in, wasn't I stuck in that for like a good one time?

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I like I delete singer man, the style of playing. I mean, that's to be honest with you, that's kind of sort of what did it for me.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah.

Speaker 5:

So the studio, like as far as the Rokina Espanola, that's where I kind of sort of kind of gravitated and I couldn't get enough of it. And you know, there's other groups of course, like you know, the Doors, the Cure, Bajas, the guitarist from Bajas, Daniel Ash, I mean there's so many different good musicians, good guitarists. Carlos Santana, let's not forget him as well too. I mean a pioneer, right, yeah, or Giganos.

Speaker 3:

I think that, like in years to come, there'll be a resurgence of, like Rokina Espanola, again Cause it, like I can speak for myself, but like in the 2000s, like when you know, when I was going to school, and then 90s, like you, had all these bands.

Speaker 5:

How long it is you know anything that you can think of not everything, but now we kind of transition to which seems like they took the pause right, yeah, so that's what's kind of trending now right.

Speaker 3:

It's either the very aton or like the Largo Corrido that we listen to.

Speaker 5:

Well, I think that that it goes in circles right Like it's. You know, once that's over, then you know you'll see another different style of music come in, you know. But do you think that the bands still like the reemergence of new bands that are gonna play? Oh, yeah.

Speaker 5:

I think that's still going. I mean it's still going strong. I mean it's just that right now, like, of course, the pop world, you know, I mean you got, you know reggaeton at the moment and you know Taylor Swift, how many times has that not popped up right Like it's all over the news? Football games, I mean they're everywhere. But I think that you know Roca Espanol, I mean it's still, it's still there strong. I mean there's good groups out there, like there's a band called Zoey and Dude that was the band I'm trying.

Speaker 1:

I was trying to think I was gonna ask you, Amber, about that, but they're awesome, oh my God yes. Yeah, the main. I started listening to the frontman. His stuff, like on his own, is really good too. I forget his name. Do you know his name, amber?

Speaker 5:

I can't think of one of his stuff in my head. Yeah, yeah, I can't think of it a year.

Speaker 1:

I seen them in concert like a few years ago and I had no idea. I had no idea until I have the flyer in my kitchen, right across from where I eat, and I was looking at the flyer just eating my breakfast and I was like what? The fuck, I seen Zoey and I had no clue. Right and Leon Lauregy, there you go. Leon Lauregy, there we go, gotcha.

Speaker 4:

Was that at Tropicalia Festival?

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 4:

I was there too, and then-.

Speaker 1:

Oh really.

Speaker 4:

They had a badass set.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don't remember it, but they must have had a great set.

Speaker 4:

So there was a few artists there that stood with rock genre and a lot of mixed genres. You can put rock and ska together. They're like siblings or cousins and stuff. My whole background is ska.

Speaker 1:

Oh really.

Speaker 4:

Been around that for the last 20 years or so, but here.

Speaker 1:

I am a comfort circle and get with the cousin of mine's.

Speaker 4:

And-.

Speaker 1:

Is it like bass and Like your bass playing? Does it have some kind of an influence from ska riffs into what you play now? Not really the timing's different right, I had to adjust Because it's on the offbeat. I had to adjust because a lot of reggae and traditional it's like one, two, it's like on the third.

Speaker 4:

And steady. It was different, yeah, so. I had to come back and learn the one instead of the two. So instead of offbeat I had to get back on beat, and it was an adjustment for sure. I talked to some of my friends. I was just like hey, man, 15, 18 years as it is. And turned around and do a little bit of rock.

Speaker 1:

Oh, thank you.

Speaker 4:

And yeah, I appreciate it and I won't talk bad about you anymore, but I'm gonna help you. Who do you like?

Speaker 3:

Scalbams Like Alley. Scalbams Alley.

Speaker 4:

Alley compas ocho calacas. You know Resistencia, we go back 20 years or so. Yeah, ronco Bacoco, they're not around anymore, but shout out to Alex from Ronco Bacoco and Suzy Q Band that was temporarily out to shout us to them they made a good impression on me. And shout us to the old Allen Theater there. And we were there jamming out and selling out that place and lots of love to the RestorBum fans and just plugging them in to them. Plugging in. Are they still playing? I play bass for them, yeah.

Speaker 5:

What do you do? I'm the original bass player.

Speaker 1:

You're the original bass player. Og bass player. No fucking way, yeah, really. Oh, that's cool. Who wrote so? So Is it so so?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, so, so and.

Speaker 1:

Bumblebee Dang so.

Speaker 4:

So was a so so music. The song was an old Scalabera song, different lyrics though. They called the Niño Huedo, same patterns and all that stuff. They had given it to us. They didn't play that song. And then different lyrics, same changes, same pattern and everything. I think we just did the lyrics in a different horn line. So that's the story, dang.

Speaker 1:

We mentioned.

Speaker 4:

So so that's the story from Ground Zero. I've seen you guys a lot of times when I was in high school, Right on. Yeah, those are the times I'm in school. Well, there's people still now watching us. I mean, the crowd is usually a younger crowd. You know lots of love to them.

Speaker 3:

That's cool, I like. Like Diem estresse.

Speaker 4:

Viernes. They're not around anymore, I believe, but those are the bands that I remember Quince Letras, viernes, shaoros Sua them, almalafa, la Pobresca Friends of ours too and Asael Shaoros Asael if. And he's one of the promoters I want to work with eventually with these guys and get us out to LA and you know he can plug us into you know, rock, ska show and all that Cause they go hand in hand. I mean, inspector, they can do a little bit of everything. And Pantil Rococo they've done a little bit of everything. I feel like it's, you know, it goes hand in hand at a show.

Speaker 3:

So I was just telling Neil, the other, day about the Ellen Theater because he passed by. My grandma always lived in the quarters. My grandma lived off Tweeting.

Speaker 4:

Tweeting.

Speaker 3:

But I was never allowed to go.

Speaker 4:

You missed some epic.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, every time that there was shows and my friends would go, my mom would be like no, you can't go. So I would try to bribe my grandma whenever I went to go to the nighter house to let me go, because it was literally a block away from her house and I never got to go. And finally, when I was like all right, this is my time. And then they closed me down. Yeah, and I was just like devastated.

Speaker 4:

I missed so many shows, some epic shows there with, like Cerebro, also from the Indian Empire, lavanda, scalavera not around anymore, but Cerebro's still around. There's still. There's a lot of bands that have come and gone and musicians kind of bounced around to other bands. So you know, those who have it in their heart to play as long as they can and have the opportunity to play, it's a major blessing. And then you know to share and we play for the people and we play, we do it for the fans.

Speaker 3:

I seen shows in South Central and then in East LA.

Speaker 1:

It was where I used to go to, yeah, compton gigs. I remember Compton gigs.

Speaker 4:

Heck, yeah, compton gigs that was a lot of those and they kind of died out and just stayed within these few places. Now there's a few venues but like in Hollywood, Roxy and all these venues, the Wix, Whiskey and a bunch of venues that we ran through, all those and I'm sure Carlos, yeah, through all those too, with the previous project, when the Key Club was open.

Speaker 5:

I hope you guys remember that place.

Speaker 4:

The Lock Talks too, the Jablain Club.

Speaker 5:

Key Club Whiskey the Rainbow.

Speaker 1:

Remember the knitting factory?

Speaker 4:

the knitting factory was cool, oh, man is that it the House of Blues right there off of Hollywood Boulevard too, Epic.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

Place House of. They treated you really good there and had the chance to play at all three of those at the San Diego one.

Speaker 1:

They had a record store next to it too, dang.

Speaker 4:

Southgate this street.

Speaker 1:

Gallant Theater, Tweety was like, really cool, they had a bunch of it was poppin' back then.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, it was a play theater. It was theater, right? Or was it a play theater where they did plays? It was a theater like an actual, like a, where they did plays, or no, I was there. No, it was a. It showed movies, right? Yeah, cause they still had the booth there and, oh, really, they had some stuff. Like a. You bought your popcorn in the front, you walked in and it was, and then all the seating, classic theater seating, and I'm not sure if you ran in there once or twice. Yeah, I did in there, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Scroll down. There's an old. Where's the sector core flyer? There we go.

Speaker 4:

Oh.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, how old is that?

Speaker 4:

What does it say From Colacó?

Speaker 1:

Where's that 1990,? Oh, look at it.

Speaker 4:

What is it called? Scar Scar, skok, kyve, skokor, oh, but the thing is the archive.

Speaker 1:

Oh, that's cool. It has like different, different years.

Speaker 4:

Oh yeah, let's go in 2006. Yeah, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Speaker 1:

There we go. Whoa, that's cool. It's an archive, guys.

Speaker 5:

Dang, you might see Gil's shirt in there.

Speaker 1:

Somebody's gonna wear it. Vietná stress Amber, go to the year that you didn't see three bad jacks, since you always talk about that incident. I wanna see the lineup on that, if you can find it, or it's just scoshos.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, click on that one right there.

Speaker 1:

Oh, the red store bums, there you go, la muerte.

Speaker 3:

Scoria.

Speaker 4:

Might have that flyer still.

Speaker 1:

Damn la resistencia, I'm really mean my.

Speaker 4:

Could you print that out for me though? Yeah, this is a cool thing. I don't know if this is yeah, can you start?

Speaker 1:

Can you start? Yeah, that's pretty cool so we can go back to it. Heck, yeah, but that's cool, that's.

Speaker 2:

That's basically his back.

Speaker 1:

That's a fact. Wait, so do they still play.

Speaker 4:

We have a show coming up with those guys with a chencha and resistencia in a few weeks like two weeks I think in LA To catch one venue.

Speaker 3:

They all were gone.

Speaker 4:

The monsters of ska or something.

Speaker 1:

Okay, what was that big ska festival? It was like the Does, it does, it's like Scotland, or some shit like that. Yeah.

Speaker 4:

There was a Scotland, there was an alien Empire, but there was one in.

Speaker 1:

Downtown LA. Right yeah, the scar, scar wars yeah and then everybody was here.

Speaker 4:

We played with my Dita yeah bands from Europe Dang really no more Did I most come. They're great and from Spain and Everybody was there. Damn to every band that was, yeah, that was the biggest.

Speaker 3:

When I think of Scott, I think of one show in particular.

Speaker 1:

Where you lost your shoe, we all lose.

Speaker 5:

Oh.

Speaker 3:

Like right in a corner and people were waiting in line to get in and it was by a bus stop and and you stepped on it.

Speaker 5:

Okay, it was huge.

Speaker 4:

That was probably the stinky. I shall be played in like that. I remember that one chop house where they stole cars and they were like chopping them up right there while we were playing. So I was just you know all the VIN numbers and taking them all that shit on. Take the doors off choppy cars damn while we're playing. We're just like it was going on back there.

Speaker 1:

I don't even look like don't worry about it, there's a car in half already.

Speaker 3:

That's crazy, that stories, stories.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, I got a lot, got a lot.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, it's, it's.

Speaker 5:

It's crazy how it's a full, full circle, like, like at the beginning at the beginning, we, when we're like actually doing this he was a little kid trying to just, you know, come to my practices and to see him, kind of sort of you know, go from one point to the next and and we got to play a few times with, with, with the red wrist or pumps as well too, and so that was kind of so surreal, like it was cool, you know, to see the, you know the stage, where they started and when he was at at the moment, and it was, it was awesome.

Speaker 4:

That's that. You know. I owe a lot to Carlos here and that was much respect and love. You know, to get to throw a A brand new bass or guitar in my hands and trust me with that, even though it dropped a few times. And, and you know, now I have my sons with instruments in their hands and I'm pushing them, you know, and you know a little tough on them, but they have their stuff and you know another generation so yeah, we're bringing the next generation.

Speaker 5:

There we go.

Speaker 1:

So, when it comes to frontmen, carlos, who's your inspiration?

Speaker 5:

Um well, I got a few, a couple of of, like Robert Smith from the cure. I really kind of sort of grew up a lot watching, you know, him do his thing. And there I, every concert I went to was Guy sounded like the record, like the CD, like I couldn't even believe it. Like it was there, like is this thing? Like is there a CD playing back there? So what's going on here, bro? Like. But every time, and they man, they put, they put it down and to see that it was just A driving force for me, are they still playing? Do you know? They just finished their tour.

Speaker 1:

Really yeah, they played out here at the.

Speaker 5:

Rose Bowl Mmm. Yeah, yeah, we were trying to get tickets but it was kind of hard.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, do they sell out really quick?

Speaker 5:

when you have a, a jump. You know you gotta work first.

Speaker 2:

Not only that, but they're having like a ticket master, yeah, they were actually really yeah.

Speaker 5:

And then at the end it was just kind of like you know, what Screw it? We'll watch it on youtube. Did they live stream it or something, or is it? Oh they did.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they did. Did you have to pay for the live streaming?

Speaker 5:

Or is it.

Speaker 1:

Someone was doing it for free, oh, someone.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, someone was doing it for free.

Speaker 1:

Oh someone in there. Damn, that's how they do it, huh.

Speaker 5:

I was at the Paramount Swampy when I You're looking for my shirt.

Speaker 1:

How's shopping for the?

Speaker 5:

shirt and what do you know man? The cure at the Hollywood Bowl.

Speaker 1:

That's awesome. One more question before we get you guys out of here. So you guys are gonna be heading into the studio for the next couple of weeks months.

Speaker 5:

Uh, we'll say a couple months, yeah, we're gonna dive into it and start working on our second album, and this one should be a little more, I think. I think a little more exciting, because All three of us will be actually inputting it. You know we'll, we'll have everybody's input, kind of like. The first album was just kind of some stuff that I kind of wrote, and with this next Album, you know we'll all pitch into it. So it should be, you know, it should be very, uh, very great.

Speaker 1:

So you guys been playing for about Two years, right? So what's the? What's the goal in the next five years? Have you thought about that?

Speaker 5:

Um, well, I mean, I haven't really kind of sort of gone too far with it because I always try to kind of stay within, within my, you know, within my uh, how can I say it? Within my time zone, I guess, if I can make any sense of it. But you know, we, you know we want to be able to, uh, you know, continue to, you know, rock and Rock out places and and and play big venues. You know, I see something big for us coming soon. It's just, you know, I think we're in the middle of something that we need to, like, you know, um, put together with, you know, the talent that we all bring to the table and, um, it should be a very interesting, you know, next couple years for us.

Speaker 1:

If you can think of any venue that you would want to play in the next Three years, what venue would it be? Packed, sold out, packed, sold out Maybe House of Blues for me probably.

Speaker 4:

All three of them.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I mean, I'm good with that too as well.

Speaker 1:

House of Blues. House of Blues get us in. Yeah, guillermo, are you? Are you on that one too?

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I'm just making sure you're alive over there.

Speaker 5:

I think, uh, he was asleep there for a minute and we woke him up and he was like sure, yeah, whatever they say.

Speaker 1:

All right, one, one more time for me before For Hereros Jesus christ. We should have just gave you the mic Heroes, heroes Delso for you, for the no sabbles Heroes.

Speaker 3:

Delso Thanks guys for coming out.

Speaker 5:

I really appreciate it. Thank you for having us, man. Thanks, thanks.

Speaker 1:

Awesome, so go ahead and tell us where we can find you and what you got coming up, sure.

Speaker 5:

You can find us on instagram, um, on all the platforms, youtube as well too. Go check it out, um, stay tuned for our next album. Uh, it's sometime next year. And uh, shout out to obsidian rice record two souls on fire, gill the mind buzz gill shirt that, uh, he's about to uh, get ready to sell pretty soon. And remember, if it doesn't have two wells, don't buy it. There we go. So, yeah, please, follow us. Our website. Yes, uh, check out our website. Uh, it was a soul. Uh, you'll see it, you'll, you'll. You can see videos, you can see all kinds of good stuff there, and then you'll be posted on the Upcoming gigs as well too. We should have some. Well, we have some gigs out lined up for next year. I think it's a single the mile event, and then we have something in the works for, I believe, the whiskey gogo as well too, if sometime in august next year. So stay tuned and, uh, follow us.

Speaker 4:

It was a song. Listen up, keep your ears wide open, shout out to Alonzo and, as I love you guys.

Speaker 5:

Oh yeah, shout out to, uh, my beautiful wife annabelle and my beautiful kids zoe, zulema, monty or month of summa actually and shout out to my parents as well too. Love you guys.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, shout out to all my brothers and sisters. I love you guys and thanks for all the support cool.

Speaker 1:

All the links to Heddlesdale soul will be down in the show description.

Speaker 5:

Heroes del so will be down in the show description. There you go, you got it bro.

Speaker 1:

Ladies and gentlemen, it took, like what? Almost an hour about an hour and some change Huh. Atta atta ways. Oh, why didn't you say that Atta ways this song there?

Speaker 5:

you go. You should have just said that wow, hey, all right, just silent, hey, you got it.

Speaker 1:

You see you guys in the next one peace.

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