The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>
Music has no borders.
Saturday, June 16
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
Mexico City's El Tri gives its fans the goods.
Monterrey's bubbling rocanrol scene whips up something Kinky.
Mexico's most popular rock-en-español band, Jaguares, couldn't care less about livin' la vida loca.
Thanks to a win at the Latin Grammys, the world is paying close attention to Juanes.