This incredible rock band from Mexico City formed in 1987, is considered one of the most important bands in Latino Rock. Caifanes’ style can be described as progressive rock and Latin percussion underscored by deep, somber, and Latin American-Mexican-Spanish influenced lyrics and the vocal style of Saúl Hernández.
The band was formed by Saul Hernandez (Vocals/Guitar), Sabo Romo (Bass), Alfonso André (Drums) and Diego Herrera (Keys). Two years later, Alejandro Marcovich (Guitar) joined the band. Together, they wrote their most popular songs such as: Afuera, Matenme porque me muero, La negra Tomasa, Viento y No Dejes Que.
The band broke up in 1995 and got back together in 2011. Since then, they have toured in México, USA, South America and Center America.
CAIFANES is headlining on the Rock Fiesta Main Stage, Saturday night, March 19, 2016.
CAFE TACVBA (Mexico)
This iconic band was founded in Mexico City in 1989. Since then have had the same musical lineup of Rubén Isaac Albarrán Ortega (Vocals/Guitar), Emmanuel “Meme” del Real Díaz (Keys/Vocals/Guitar), José Alfredo “Joselo” Rangel Arroyo (lead guitar, vocals), and Enrique ‘Quique’ Rangel Arroyo: (Bass/Vocals)Their musical style covers a wide variety of genres, though it is most commonly labeled as Latin Alternative/Rock en Español but also they mix ska, hip hop, norteño, electronic, bolero and Mexican Folk.
Cafe Tacvba has won 8 Grammy Awards for Album such as: Cuatro Caminos and Reves/Yo soy, The top tracks of the band are: Eres, La Ingrata, Como Te Extraño, Volver a Comenzar, Las Flores, Las Batallas, Avientame.
Rock Fiesta’s Main Stage will be filled with the magic and rock of Cafe Tacvba on Friday, March 18, 2016.
MALDITA VECINDAD (Mexico)
MALDITA VECINDAD Y LOS HIJOS DEL 5TO PISO are a band formed in Mexico City in 1985. They are pioneers in rock en Español and are one of the most influential rock bands in Mexico.They first made an impact with “Mojado”, “Un poco de sangre”, “Cocodrilo”, “Pachuco” and “Un gran circo,” songs that narrate the problems, adventures, and beauty of a society anxious to improve its economic status.
Their sound incorporates many styles, including Ska, Rock, and traditional Cuban forms such as the Bolero and Cuban Son. Roco, the band’s vocalist, dresses in a manner reminiscent of the Pachucos.
Some of the most representative songs of Maldita are: Kumbala, El Cocodrilo, Pachuco, Esta Tarde Vi Llover, Don Palabras y Solin.
MALDITA VECINDAD will be performing on the Rock Fiesta Main Stage Friday, March 18, 2016.
El TRI (Mexico)
El TRI is a Mexican rock band from Mexico City fronted by Alex Lora. It is a spinoff of Three Souls in My Mind, formed in 1968. The group is regarded as influential in the development of Mexican rock music.Over the years, El TRI’S sound has touched on several different styles including rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, acoustic rock, blues-rock, and blues. El TRI has sold over 30 million copies and recorded 41 albums.This year the band celebrates 47 years of music without interruptions and has released a new album called “El Tri Sinfonico 3”. El TRI has been nominated 5 times to the Grammys for albums such as: Cuando tu no estas, No Podemos Volar y Fin de Siglo.
The most popular songs of EL TRI: Las Piedras Rodantes, A.D.O, Triste Canción, Pobre Soñador, Todo Me Sale Mal, Metro Balderas and Difícil.
Today the band consists of Alex Lora (Vocals/Bass/Guitar), Chela Lora (Chorus), Rafael Salgado (Harmonica), Eduardo Chico (Guitar), Oscar Zarate (Guitar), Ramon Perez (Drums), Carlos Valerio (Bass), Lalo Toral (Keys) and Alex Alvarez (Violin).
EL TRI rocks the Rock Fiesta Stage Friday night, March 18, 2016.
MOLOTOV is a Mexican hard rock band formed in Mexico City in September 1995. Their lyrics feature a mixture of Spanish and English, rapped and sung by all members of the group. Molotov blends heavy bass lines with heavy guitar riffs, the lyrics are risky, playful, and frequently aggressive.MOLOTOV is made of: Miguel Huidobro (Vocals/Bass), Ismael Fuentes (Vocals/Guitar), Randy Ebright (Vocals/Drums) and Paco Ayala (Vocals/ Bass). Molotov’s success to the top, has won them 4 Latin Grammy Awards.
MOLOTOV released their last album “Agua Maldita” on June 2014 and has been nominated to a Grammy Award. The most iconic songs of the band are: Puto, Gimme the power, Frijolero, Hit me, Voto Latino, Here we kum, Dance and Dense Denso and Que no te hagan bobo Jacobo.
The band is currently touring in Mexico, USA, South America and Central America. The band performs at Rock Fiesta on Friday, March 18, 2016.
PANTEON ROCOCO (Mexico)
PANTEON ROCOCO is a Mexico City band formed on 1995. The band blends several styles of popular latino music such as rock, punk, salsa, mariachi, reggae, ska, and also mestizo-music into a very energetic, groovy sound. The band has been performing for 20 years with a nonstop schedule of touring, producing original music releasing 9 albums.Performing in concerts and music festivals in Mexico, PANTEON ROCOCO’s World Tours have taken them to Europe, the United States and to South America. They are loved on stage worldwide.
Currently, the band is: Luis Roman (Vocals). Dario Espinoza (Bass), Hiram Paniagua (Drums), Leonel Rosales (Guitar), Felipe Bustamente (Keys), Paco Barajas (Trombone), Rodrigo Bonilla (Guitar), Missal Oseguera (Sax) and Tanis (Percussions).
The top ten Rococó songs are: La Carencia, La Dosis Perfecta, Arreglame el Alma, La Rubi, El Demonio, Curame, Academe de Matar y Estrella Roja.
PANTEON is playing Saturday night, March 19, 2016 at Rock Fiesta.
The greatest electronic rock band south of the border, KINKY is a fivemember band from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico formed in 1998 as part of the Avanzada Regia musical movement, consisting of Gilberto Cerezo (Vocals/Guitar), Ulises Lozano (Keys), Carlos Chairez (Guitar), Omar Góngora (Drums), and Cesar Pliego (Bass). The band’s music is heavily influenced by Latin music, rock, dance, and techno. Although a majority of songs are sung in Spanish, some songs contain English lyrics.The sound of KINKY is unique, they mix the best of rock riffs with electronic beats and latin rhythms. The music of Kinky has been included in movie soundtracks, video games, tv shows, commercials and radio ads.
KINKY became the 11th Mexican band to record a MTV Unplugged Album. They reinvented 11 of their best songs in an acoustic versión showing their super musical talents.
The most popular songs of the band are: A donde van los muertos?, Intoxicame, Una Linea de Luz, Tripolar and Mexican Radio (where in the video, the band’s Manager is off-camera shaking the bus to simulate the rough Mexican roads).
OZOMATLI is a seven-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist view points and their wide array of musical styles, including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and rock.In 1998 they were Carlos Santana’s opening act in the Supernatural Tour”, then they won their ﬁrst Grammy Award for the Best Latino Rock Album in 2001.The band has won 2 Grammy Awards and their music has appeared in the soundtrack movie Happy Feet 2.
The top songs of OZOMATLI are: La Cumbia de los Muertos, Can’t Stop, Saturday Night, Cut Chemise Suit, Place in the Sun, City of Angels and Como Ves. The band has participated in the TED’s Conferences, where they speak about the music in the new era and how it affects new generations.
OZOMATLI will perform on the Rock Fiesta Main Stage Friday, March 18, 2016.
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES (Venezuela)
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES is a Venezuelan band that plays a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms. In addition to releasing six critically acclaimed albums, the band is lauded internationally for their explosive, live shows, spanning nearly 60 countries.The band is currently: Julio Briceño (Vocals/Percussions), Jose Luis Pardo (Vocals/Percussions), Jose Rafael Torres (Bass) y Juan Manuel Roura (Drums).
The most popular song of Los Amigos are: Mentiras, Viviré para ti, Que rico, Lo que me gusta, Sexy, Ponerte en 4 y Dulce.
newest album was released earlier this year and is totally unplugged, los amigos are currently touring all around USA, Mexico and South America. You can dance with the best songs of Los Amigos on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Rock Fiesta.
NORTEC COLLECTIVE: BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE (Mexico)
BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE are an electronica production duo afﬁliated with the Tijuana, Mexico-based Nortec Collective whose style fuses norteño with electronic music, Nortec was formed in 1999.The great quality of their music has taken the band to be part of Video games soundtracks, movies and tv commercials.
In 2014 they launched their most recent album “Motel Baja” and included 11 original tracks, the top songs of the Nortec are: Coyote, Tijuana Sound Machine, Rosarito, I Count the Ways and Blue Pill.
Nowadays they are touring the U.S. and Mexico, playing for the big music festivals such as: Vive Latino, SXSW, Pal’ Norte, Coordenada and Coachella and now Rock Fiesta.
NORTEC will be putting out the dance tracks live at Rock Fiesta on the Main Stage, Saturday night, March 19, 2016.
DIVISION MINUSCULA (Mexico)
Formed in 1995 by the Blake brothers Javier and Alejandro, DIVISION MINUSCULA is one of the best punk/rock bands of Latin America.DIVISION released their first album in 2001 “Extrañando Casa”. It was well received, earning them the distinction of being “the first” Mexican band to play punk’s latter day, slap happy incarnation with Spanish language lyrics. Division has been nominated in several times to the MTV Latinamerica Awards in 2007 and 2009.
DIVISION released their last album called “Division” in 2012, their most famous songs are: Sognare, Cursi, S.O.S, Humanos como tu, Me tome una pastilla, Tinta y papel, N-Amigo and Soundtrack.
The band is currently touring across the USA and Mexico, they have been playing in major festivals such as: SXSW, Vive Latino and Pal’Norte and now, ROCK FIESTA.
DIVISION will turn up the Rock Fiesta Main Stage on Friday, March 18, 2016.
SILVERIO: His Imperial Majesty started his career en Chilpancingo, Guerrero playing in Titan band. Silverio moved to Mexico City and started the production of his ﬁrst Album “Silverio”.Removing most of his clothes on stage, this showman is full of energy on the stage. Silverio describes his music as “Music from the Caverns”, as he mixes psychedelic electronic beats with aggressive sounds and powerful bass lines.
He has performed in Vive Latino, Ruido Fest, Hellow Festival and is currently on tour across the USA and Central America.
SILVERIO’S Top Tracks are: Yepa Yepa, S.I.L.V.E.R.I.O, Gorila, El Iluminado, El Baile del Diablo, XXX, Chimpancingo y Super Idolo.
The Rock Fiesta Main Stage will be ﬂooded with SILVERIO’S aggressive beats on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Jorge Siddhartha, better known as Siddhartha, is a soloist musician of rock formed in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Siddhartha began his solo career after being the former drummer of Zoé. He has recorded three albums: Why You?, Náufrago and El Vuelo Del Pez.Siddhartha has been nominated to the Latin Grammys Awards and his tracks have been used for several Mexican movies. His Album Naufrago is considered as one of the best 10 discs in 2011 by Rolling Stones. Warp Magazine, URL Magazine, Sindicato del Sonido, El Universal, Me Hace Ruido Magazine, Rock MX, Audio Elemental Radio and Life Box Set.
The voice of Siddhartha is unique. His music blends the best of the Alternative Rock with deep lyrics. Jorge is currently on tour across México, USA and South america. The top songs of the band are: Loco, Extraños, Bacalar, Nube, Sacudeme y Control.
Siddhartha will be rocking the Rock Fiesta Main Stage on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
The band from Mexico City, formed by: Jose Tajonar (Voice/Guitar), Rodrigo Lopez (Voice/Guitar), Bernardo Ben (Bass) and Manuel Rubio (Drums), released their first album “Buscando Angeles” in 2006, the album was produced by the Mexican rock band Molotov.Finde has 3 studio albums and has performed in big music festivals like Vive Latino, SXSW, Pal’ Norte and Rock al Parque. The sound of the band is a mix of rock and punk, powerful drums, melodic voices and energetic guitar riffs.
Currently the band has released their most recent single “Paso a Paso” and is on tour across Mexico and USA.
The Finde’s top song are: Mas de cien palabras para ti, Llévate todo, Buscando Angeles, Cuestión de honor, Mi ultima idea y Alguien tiene que pagar. The band will be performing on the Rock Fiesta Main Stage on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
S7N (SEVEN) is one of the top heavy metal bands from Mexico City formed in 2009. In 2013 they launched their first album “Fearless” blasting out 7 powerful metal tracks. The band’s top songs are: Blackout, Fearless, Sins and Enemies.Fearless was nominated to the IMAS Awards for the best Metal Album in 2014, thanks to the nomination, now they are known in Norway, USA, Argentina, Germany and Brasil. S7N has also shared the stage with Napalm Death, The Iron Maidens, Havok, Agora and Luzbel.
The band consists of: Mao (Vocals/Guitar), Memo (Rhythm Guitar), Israel (Lead Guitar), Lalo (Bass) and Fabian (Drums). S7N is a combination hard driving guitars, intense solos and powerful drums, achieving a unique projection on stage creating an immediate connection with the audience.
S7N will be rocking Rock Fiesta’s Main Stage on Friday, March 18, 2016.
PALENKE SOULTRIBE (USA)
PALENKE SOULTRIBE, a live electronic production collective, are taking electronic music to new heights by deconstructing AfroColombian rhythms and blending them with modern beats, catchy bass lines and synthesized arpeggios. This band is energy on steroids, making your feet move to exciting rhythms.Based in Los Angeles, PALENKE SOULTRIBE (PST) puts on energetic live shows, and are consistently releasing musically interesting albums and remixes, always pushing the envelope visually and conceptually.
The band: Juan Diego Borda (Bass), Andres Erazo (Keys), Angel Cota (Drummer) and Clodomiro Montes (Percussions). Together they have written their best tracks such as: El Makako, Oh Mama, El Liso, Echale Candela, La Gozadera, Sos Vitamina and Si Cerca Yo Te Tengo.
PALENKE SOULTRIBE will make EVERYBODY DANCE at Rock Fiesta on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
MEXICAN DUBWISER (Mexico)
Marcelo Tijerina is in charge of one of the most interesting DJ projects in Mexico and USA: MEXICAN DUBWISER.His unique style and sound, based on Latin rhythms fused with cumbia, reggae, funk, dub and club also has him booked sharing stages, opening shows and going on tours with the likes of: MANU CHAO, RADIO BEMBA SOUND SYSTEM, KINKY, NORTEC COLLECTIVE, BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE, PACHA MASSIVE, BIGGA BUSH A.K.A. LIGHTNING HEAD JULIETA VENEGAS and MOLOTOV.
MEXICAN DUBWISER has released their last album “Electric City” in 2014, the material features songs with Randy Ebright (MOLOTOV), Ximena M, Myron Glasper, Ulises Lozano (KINKY), Celso Piña, Serko Fuentes and Pato Machete (CONTROL MACHETE).
The electric sound of Marcelo will be on the Rock Fiesta Main Stage, Friday March 18, 2016.
METALACHI was born in the 1990s by Vega de la Rockha (Vocals), Pancho Rockafeller (Guitarron), El Cucuy (Trumpets), Ramon Holiday (Guitar), Maximilian “Dirty” Sanchez (Violin) and Warren Moscow.The band gave birth to an innovative new sound: the fusion of traditional Mexican Mariachi folk music, and the loud, wild, sleezy and decadent vibes of heavy metal.
METALACHI had been blowing minds and bursting ear drums, all with a high level of musicianship, showmanship, creativity, and tongue in cheek humor.
The band’s most famous songs are: Crazy Train, Rainbow in the Dark, Man in the Box, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Run to the Hills, Wind of Change, Immigrant Song and Livin’ on a Prayer, all of this songs are played with the unique style of METALACHI.
METALACHI will be rocking the Rock Fiesta Main Stage Friday, March 18, 2016.