A diverse crop of Chicago’s Latinx-fronted garage, punk, psych-rock (and beyond) acts will take over the Auxiliary Arts Center on December 8th for the second annual “Demolición” night.
Booked, promoted and hosted by Chicago label Dumpster Tapes (Alex Fryer and Ed McMenamin), the event brings visibility to the integral contributions of Latinx performing artists in Chicago’s diverse, but often segregated, music scene.
The night is named after Los Saicos’ 1965 proto-punk single. But it was inspired here in Chicago by the larger-scale Latin American and Latinx music showcases, such as Ruido and Pilsen Fest. Dumpster Tapes also hopes to use this opportunity to raise funds for organizations and causes that support the Latinx community. As such, a portion of each admission will go to support the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund organized by the Center for Popular Democracy.
As a Chicana navigating a scene that is predominantly not brown and not female , these issues are important to me. I want to address and challenge them and invite others to do the same. It was from these emotions that Demolición was born.
–Dumpster Tapes co-founder/co-owner Alex Fryer
Neo-Latin soul singer Lester Rey opens the evening, followed by lyrical power-pop act Laverne, and a DJ set by The Ponderers. Garage-psych experimenters Cafe Racer and desert rockers Los Gold Fires close the evening.
There’s no better way to spend a Friday. Make your way to Auxiliary Arts Center on December 8th to celebrate the impact of Latinx in Chicago–and to donate to Hurricane Maria relief. Do good, and listen to good music. RSVP here. 7:30PM | $7 | 21+.