May 24, 1997
Ricardo Lemvo seamlessly brings together music from Zaire and Cuba in his band MAKINA LOCA, which returns for shows in San Juan Capistrano. See WHAT GOES ON.
March 30, 2000
Fatboy Slim, "On the Floor at the Boutique," Astralwerks. In this London club DJ set, Slim cannibalizes, manipulates and re-contextualizes various clips, keeping the mind engaged along with the feet--something many DJ albums don't manage. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, "Sa~o Salvador," Putumayo Artists. The Los Angeles salsero's third musical vision is gritty and humid, adding an almost painful melancholy to the most kinetic salsa jams. Trisha Yearwood, "Real Live Woman," MCA Nashville.
September 3, 1998 |
Riding a wave of great reviews for her album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road," singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, right, will be at the Wiltern Theatre on Sept. 29. Tickets go on sale today. . . . Garbage has added a Sept. 28 show at the Hollywood Palladium. Tickets go on sale today. . . . Also available today: Heather Nova, Sept. 15 at the Roxy; Sprung Monkey, Sept. 23 at the Troubadour; Wild Colonials, Sept. 24 at the Troubadour; Transglobal Underground, Oct.
August 31, 1998 |
There was a persistent feeling Friday in the Conga Room that Ricardo Lemvo was holding himself back during the first of two sets he performed with his band Makina Loca. Add a beloved classic to the program, however, and the spice quotient is likely to increase--which is what happened when the octet performed a torrid version of Silvestre Mendez's "Yiri Yiri Bon."