Y La Bamba at KPSU (Interview + Concert review)
Written by Sir Helmet on October 26, 2019
Hello everyone, Sir Helmet here.
It’s an honor to introduce today an artist born and raised from our dear PDX hometown, Y La Bamba!
Y La Bamba’s sound, a blend of folk, indie experimentation and Mexican rhythms, is a work 11 years in the making. At the forefront of the band is Luz Elena Mendoza, the focal point of the sentimentality, activism and craft in the band’s music. We were honored to have her on KPSU for an interview (click here), as she delved deeper into the band’s message and journey.
The show at Doug Fir lounge was a homecoming celebration for Y La Bamba. Playing two sold-out shows, the crowd arrived in full force to support their home band. The audience tuned along with the vibe of every song, going off in screams with the starting chords of classic tunes. They sang along to the choruses, be it in Spanish or English. And most important, in the emotional times, the crowd cheered on as only true family can.
Thank you Y La Bamba and see you soon!