Los Angeles Azules Conquer Coachella, Prepare for Chella Show With Cuco & More
The inaugural Goldenvoice showcase includes Helado Negro & Ocho Ojos at Riverside County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Los Ángeles Azules made their Coachella debut over the weekend and it got the crowds up and moving whether they were die-hard fans of the Mexican band or newbies getting acquainted with their command of cumbias and cool swagger.
"It was so wonderful," the band, which returns to Coachella on Friday, declared on their Instagram account.
Before the band returns to the Coachella stage, fans can catch them at the debut of Goldenvoice's Chella, featuring several Latin bands. Los Ángeles Azules are headlining that event and the roster includes Cuco, Helado Negro and Ocho Ojos performing sets at the Riverside County Fairgrounds.
Last Friday’s showcase was a career highlight for Los Ángeles Azules, who were joined by special guests electronic/pop band Kinky and glam rocker Jay De La Cueva from Moderatto.
"There are few things as exciting as witnessing and being part of such a great success story," said Luana Pagani, president of Seitrack U.S., the band’s management company. "Few are the Mexican groups that have the opportunity (and the merit) to exhibit their music internationally. Ángeles Azules are proudly Mexican and have taken their romantic cumbia movement where no one ever thought they would."
Alex Mizrahi, CEO of Ocesa-Seitrack, echoes those sentiments as the band connected with the audience and transcended "beyond language and nationalities."
The Riverside show will include the latest music from Cuco, the 19-year-old dream pop singer/songwriter from Hawthorne, Calif; Helado Negro, a performer of Ecuadorean heritage whose music is part of his visual art; and Ocho Ojos, a local Coachella Valley band opening the showcase with psychedelic and traditional cumbia. For more information, go to axs.com.