Tropicália Music & Taco Fest 2018 - Sunday


Nov 4, 2018 – All Day

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 Map

  • La Sonora Dinamita
  • Ronnie Spector
  • Mariachi Flor de Toloache
  • Mon Laferte
  • Homeshake
  • MC Magic
  • Nina Sky
  • The Regrettes
  • badbadnotgood
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Cardi B
  • Chicano Batman

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$99.00 - $300.00
Ronnie Spector: Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960's. No one has ever surpassed Ronnie's powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, her innocent but knowing sexuality.

A native of New York City, Ronnie Spector cites Frankie Lyman as her earliest vocal influence. Ronnie cut her first records at age 13 as the lead singer of the Ronettes; her first recorded song was written by Carole King. At the Peppermint Lounge, disc jockey Murray "The K" Kaufman discovered the teenage trio; he promptly hired them as dancers for his Brooklyn-Fox Theater rock and roll revues.

Beginning in 1963 Ronnie Spector- as lead singer of the ultimate girl group, The Ronettes- recorded a long string of classic pop hits: powerful poignant teen anthems like the Grammy-winning "Walking in the Rain", "Do I Love You", "Baby I Love You", "The Best Part of Breaking Up", "I Can Hear Music", and their international Number One smash "Be My Baby". These records are among the best-loved and most-emulated recordings in the history of rock and roll.

As the Number One pop group in England, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes headlined over acts like the Rolling Stones and Yardbirds. The Beatles personally requested that the Ronettes join their final American tour. For the Ronettes' final live performance at Basin Street East in 1966, their opening act was a talented young comedian named Richard Pryor.

Ronnie Spector is the only American vocalist to have been backed by all four Beatles on her George Harrison-produced single, "Try Some, Buy Some" in 1970. During the next few years, Ronnie also sang on records by Jimi Hendrix and Alice Cooper. In 1976, Billy Joel wrote "Say Goodbye to Hollywood", a tribute to Ronnie which she recorded the following year with backing by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Her Christmas songs with the Ronettes, "Frosty the Snowman", "Sleigh Ride", and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are holiday classics and an integral part of every Christmas season.

Ronnie's 1986 duet with Eddie Money, "Take Me Home Tonight", was a Top Five Grammy-nominated hit across the nation and a heavy rotation video on MTV.

In 1987, Ronnie made a celebrated return to recording with her Columbia album, Unfinished Business, featuring "Who Can Sleep" and "Love on A Rooftop". Her supporting cast included Diane Warren, Paul Shaffer, Desmond Child, Eddie Money, and The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs.

Over the course of the next 18 months, Ronnie Spector was everywhere. She starred in the HBO/Cinemax special, "Legendary Ladies of Rock" with Grace Slick and Belinda Carlisle as her back up singers. She was a presenter on the American Music Awards telecast, and sang on NBC's "Merry Motown Christmas " special. She starred in a Christmas spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and appeared at the New York Music Awards, where she was inducted (along with Billy Joel) into it's Hall of Fame.

Her classic recordings- "Be My Baby", "Baby I Love You", "Frosty the Snowman", and others have been featured in soundtracks for such films as Baby Boom, The Pickup Artist, Quadrophenia, Good Fella's, Mean Streets, For Keeps, The All-Nighter, Just One of the Guys, and Nine Months. Most significantly, Ronnie's "Be My Baby" set the tone for of the box office smash Dirty Dancing. In September 1988, she joined the cast of the Dirty Dancing stage show for a six-week international tour.

In 1989, Ronnie took time off to write the story of her remarkable life and great music. Be My Baby, How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, published by Crown Publishers, in 1990 was an international bestseller and was published in paperback by HarperCollins in 1991.

In the 90's Ronnie returned to the recording studio to record the theme song for Roseanne's ABC TV cartoon, "Little Rosey", as well as the haunting "Farewell to a Sex Symbol" for the cast album of Tim Rice's Tycoon, and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" for the top ten platinum album, A Very Special Christmas 2.

Recently, Ronnie performed at the invitation of President Clinton for the leaders of the free world at the Summit of the Eight in Denver.

In 1999, Ronnie released the critically acclaimed EP She Talks to Rainbows. Included on the EP were Brian Wilson's "Don't Worry Baby", Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory", and a duet with producer Joey Ramone on his own composition "Bye Bye Baby". The EP was released in America on the cutting edge Kill Rock Stars label.

In June of 2000, Ronnie won a landmark decision after a fifteen year court battle. Her victory impacts on all other recording artists and their ability to be properly compensated.

Today, Ronnie Spector lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons, Austin Drew and Jason Charles. She is, quite simply, a legend in her own time radiating talent, beauty, and charisma.

The style, look, and sound of Ronnie Spector have served as an inspiration and role model for a generation of rock and roll women. In her sensuality, attitude, and dress, Ronnie created a personal and performing style, which has proven revolutionary.

On stage, record, or on video, a Ronnie Spector performance is a jubilant celebration of the power of Pop.

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Mariachi Flor de Toloache: Mariachi Flor de Toloache es el primer mariachi femenino en la ciudad de Nueve York. Fue fundado por Mireya I Ramos en el 2008 con el proposito de representar las tradiciones de todas las regiones mexicanas. Proviniendo de distintas nacionalidads, cada miembro del mariachi le añade una riqueza especial creando un sonido particualr con sus propios arreglos musicales y sus exactas armonias. Realmente el Mariachi Flor de Toloache es un jardin de flores el cuyo nobre es muy apropiado por el embrujo que ellas sucitan. El Mariachi Flor de Toloache se ha presentado en el festival de Santa Cecilia, eventos de Consulado Mexicano, Teatro Thalia con el Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yloy Ibarra y la obra Fuente Ovejuna, "Sole Survivors" presentacion de teatro, Festividades de la Virgen de Guadalupe, Museo de Queens y continua presentandose en eventos especiales desde un Festival a presentarse en el Subway difundiendo la cultura Mexicana en Nueva York como tambien en otros estados.

Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first all female mariachi band founded in New York City in 2008 by Mireya I ramos with the goal of representing Mexican music adding their own edgy and versatile sound. Each of the members of different cultural backgrounds, add their own unique creativity within the traditions of the different states in Mexico by creating their own arrangements tastefully and each time performing beautiful harmonies. This mariachi will put you under a spell like the magical Toloache flower that is still being used in Mexico as a love potion. Mariachi Flor de Toloache has performed in St. Cecilia mariachi festival, events for the Mexican consulate, Teatro Thalia with Yloy Ybarra Mexican Dance Company and the play Fuente Ovejuna, "Sole Survivors" theatre show, Festivities of the Lady of Guadalupe, Queens Museum and continues to perform in many events from Festivals to playing in the NYC Subway to preserving the richness of the Mexican culture all over New York, as well as in other states.

Homeshake: Homeshake is the solo musical project of Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar, who is best known as the former guitarist for Mac DeMarco’s live band

ALLAH LAS: Greil Marcus liked to refer back to "The Old, Weird America" when discussing a certain famous set of recordings that emanated from a Woodstock cabin basement. ALLAH-LAS sound like the Old, Weird Los Angeles: Strains of true surfing music, American harmonies, Sunset Strip backbeat, desert ramble filtered through Goldstar Sessioneers; That pre-fuzz pedal 'electrified folk' music and pop groups hitting that California sound with the tambourine on just the right beat. When you hear it, you see things — Venice's arches lit at night with the ocean in the distance; mid-century hamburger stands and slow-moving main drags in residential nights; Teen-age revues at 400 person ballrooms; Ferus Gallery beatniks; bungalows in canyons; hidden deco stairsteps peeking from leafy hillsides; kustom kars and dovetails and chicks in OP shorts with long, long hair. Like a Dennis Hopper photo come to life. You look at their well worn Fender guitars, their real surfer tans, their dusty suede boots - and you see it's a sound natural to them; This isn't an act. - Nick Waterhouse (PRES records)

MC Magic: MC Magic is the founder and producer of Nastyboy Klick and NB RIDAZ. He writes lyrics, produces music, and pretty much has created the style which we call Latino Hip Hop Ballads. Since age 13 he began playing with keyboards and drum machines trying to create music. Even though he does not read nor write music, playing by ear he has given us hits like Lost In Love, Down for Yours ft Roger Troutman from Zapp and Roger, Perfect Man, Runaway, So Fly, Pretty Girl and many more to come...... From NbK, to NbRidaz, to the Magic City... CLICK HERE TO ORDER MAGIC CITY!!!

Nina Sky: 2006 is going to be a hectic year for Nina Sky. With a new single out this March, a new album following it & a global tour, Nicole & Natalie are ready to prove that they're not just "1-hit-wonders" & showcase their talents of singing, writing, & performing.

Hailing from Astoria, Queens, Natalie & Nicole Albino are indentical twin sisters who have had hits such as "Move Ya Body", "Turnin' Me On", & have been featured on the first Reggaeton song to make history & go mainstream, N.O.R.E.'s smash "Oye Mi Canto", The Alchemist's "Hold You Down", with Illa Ghee & Prodigy of Mobb Deep, & Tony Touch's "(Hey DJ) Play That Song" with B. Real of Cypress Hill. Signed to Universal/Motown Records, Nina Sky dropped their first studio LP "Nina Sky" on June 29th, 2004. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry of America. Not bad for an album that spawned just one video.

The girls dropped 2 independent mixtapes. The first one was "The Nina Sky Mixtape", which released right before their album & the current mixtape is "La Conexion".

A mixtape/DVD, "La Conexin" features brand new material showcasing Nina Sky's proud Puertorican roots, & some of the Latin industry's hottest names! On board is Ivy Queen on the lead single "Ladies Night", Pitbull, Yaga & Mackie, Notch & N.O.R.E.. The DVD features some exclusive footage of Nina Sky behind the scenes, performances, photo shoots & Nicole showing us her DJ skills. Both the CD & DVD can be downloaded for free at Nina Sky's official site

Nina Sky's second studio album "THE MUSICAL" is set for a 2006 release & will feature production & collaborations with long time collaborators The Jettsonz, DJ Cipha Sounds and Silver, Ryan Leslie, Bink Dog, Cool N Dre, Rick Ross, Troy Taylor, Luny Tunes & more on the way.

The Regrettes: Los Angeles punk outfit The Regrettes was resurrected from a two-piece band by Lydia Night following the departure of her drummer and the release of their debut EP, Hey!. The lead vocalist invited her friends from music school -- guitarist Genessa Gariano, bassist Sage Chavis, and drummer Maxx Morando -- to join the band. In no time, the group was courted by Warner Bros. Records and hit the studio to record their debut single, "A Living Human Girl. The song appeared on The Regrettes' debut album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!, around the same time the band was on a headlining tour around the U.S. in summer 2017. In February 2018, The Regrettes released their second EP (first with the current lineup), Attention Seeker.

BABY BASH: Houston-based rapper and songwriter Baby Bash has signed a recording deal with legendary music man Clive Davis, Chairman and CEO of BMG U.S., and Arista Records. Baby Bash joins a combined Arista/J Records roster of critically-acclaimed and multi-platinum selling artists such as Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Pearl Jam, Fantasia and Jamie Foxx.

“I feel ultra blessed to be with Clive Davis and the Arista Records familia,” states Baby Bash. “I look forward to Arista elevating me to a higher level. This business is crazy and it feels good to have people on my team who see and understand my vision,” Bash concludes.

Baby Bash started his musical career in Vallejo, CA where he was a member of Potna Deuce and the seminal rap group Latino Velvet back in the mid-‘90s. Bash’s career was placed on an upswing when he went to Houston to work with SPM (aka the South Park Mexican). Their successful collaboration catapulted Bash into one of the area’s biggest rap star and prompted him to relocate to Texas, where his popularity grew exponentially. In 2003, he inked a deal with Universal Records and released two albums, the gold-selling The Smoking Nephew and Super Saucy, which spawned the #1 hit singles “Suga Suga,” and “Baby I’m Back.” As a songwriter Baby Bash has penned smash records for artists like Frankie J’s “Obsession” and Arista label mate Paula DeAnda’s current hit “Doing Too Much.” Baby Bash is currently featured on the remix of Mario Vazquez’s “Gallery.”

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Cardi B: After gaining notoriety through her various social media pages, Belcalis Almanzar was selected as a cast member on Love & Hip Hop: New York. Later that year, she made her musical debut on Shaggy's remix of "Boom Boom", followed months later by her debut mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1. In 2017, just months after the release of Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2, Cardi B released her debut single, "Bodak Yellow", which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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