Top 10 Underground Latino Bands in Los Angeles

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Ska music is dearly beloved by Latino kids in Los Angeles, and it has a huge presence in Latin American countries like Mexico as well. Locally, there is no better band to exemplify this phenomena than Viernes 13. Show up to any of their shows and you’ll see why: their Spanish-sung masterpieces go from harmonized horn-heavy ballads about love lost and tequila – like their hit sing-along single Lagrimas de Agave – to bouncy, fast and fun beats about characters that like to drink, like Johnny Pistolero. No matter which song they play, you can count on their mosh pit to be full of skanking fans young and old (“skanking” is the official term for dancing to ska). Most importantly, these fans are friendly, so don’t be scared to jump in and push around.

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