Skip to main content

RATAS DEL VATICANO Y INSERVIBLES: TOUR MEXICO



A couple of months ago, Ratas del Vaticano and Inservibles toured their homeland of Mexico. From Monterry to Mexico City, they played shows in the nooks and crannies of that beautiful country laying south of US of Ey.

I'll skip the rundown and just give you the transcript of our chat: (Dave sings and plays guitar in Ratas del Vaticano)

1:17:50 PM Dave mexican: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZaWE5j3zM
1:22:18 PM Melissa: cool
1:22:21 PM Melissa: what's is that for?
1:22:30 PM Dave mexican: we gonna made a dvd
1:22:35 PM Dave mexican: of the mexican tour
1:23:43 PM Melissa: cool
1:23:49 PM Melissa: i'll post that on the blog
1:23:58 PM Melissa: do you want to add anything about it?
1:24:15 PM Melissa: do you feel that what you are doing is important for mexican music?
1:24:27 PM Melissa: where do you think you stand?
1:24:33 PM Melissa: it sounds important to me
1:24:45 PM Dave mexican: cool
1:25:00 PM Dave mexican: well,,, i want to add nothing
1:25:04 PM Melissa: ok
1:25:30 PM Melissa: yes, your band is important to me
1:25:59 PM Dave mexican: i feel is important for us , it opens doors to other countries, and bands can come to play with us and see mexico people is the best
1:26:05 PM Dave mexican: not because im a mexican
1:26:18 PM Dave mexican: it is because here people love people from other places
1:26:30 PM Melissa: good
1:27:21 PM Melissa: what other mexican bands are getting more or similar attention, besides los llamaradas?
1:27:36 PM Dave mexican: and if more people come, and more people can go out of the country, it will creat trusth in what we are doing and more bands will be recording and playing not giving a fuck about mainstream shit or what people thinks
1:27:43 PM Melissa: yeah
1:27:52 PM Melissa: i agree
1:28:34 PM Dave mexican: XYX, inservibles, los margaritos, are the best bands here....
1:29:12 PM Dave mexican: los llamarada have served to other people can take a look of what's going on here
1:31:56 PM Melissa: yeah
1:32:03 PM Melissa: is that just within monterrey
1:32:08 PM Melissa: or mexico city too?
1:32:17 PM Dave mexican: just mty
1:32:35 PM Dave mexican: inservibles are from mexico city though
1:32:39 PM Melissa: oh
1:33:00 PM Melissa: are there any older bands that you guys work with or look up to in your community?
1:33:17 PM Dave mexican: punk older bands?
1:33:31 PM Melissa: like, just 5-10 years older
1:33:42 PM Melissa: that have been around for a while
1:33:44 PM Dave mexican: they are on the same shit, they think us are not punk enough
1:33:58 PM Dave mexican: no so many bands here can survive too much
1:34:07 PM Dave mexican: is kinda weird,,,
1:34:18 PM Melissa: ah
1:34:19 PM Dave mexican: it's very reduced the people that goes to shows
1:34:24 PM Dave mexican: but in this tour
1:34:38 PM Dave mexican: served to know there's not too much rock
1:34:41 PM Dave mexican: in mexico
1:34:55 PM Dave mexican: cities fogotten by eveybody
1:34:57 PM Dave mexican: even GOD
1:35:32 PM Dave mexican: but people went to the shows, without giving a fuck about what bands were playing
1:35:43 PM Melissa: that's amazing
1:35:47 PM Dave mexican: and we had a great time
1:35:48 PM Melissa: cause you don't get that here
1:35:49 PM Melissa: at all
1:35:58 PM Melissa: it's only about what band is playing
1:36:03 PM Melissa: the 'cool' bands
1:36:16 PM Melissa: so it's kind of hit or miss with the audience
1:36:29 PM Dave mexican: uhum
1:36:33 PM Melissa: sometimes you can have an amazing show - but no one knows they're amazing, so they don't go
1:37:18 PM Melissa: other times, it will rely on promotion for a band that is accepted as 'cool'
1:37:42 PM Melissa: do you feel people went to your shows just to release
1:38:13 PM Melissa: you say they didn't care what bands were playing - they just wanted to have funn
1:38:22 PM Melissa: that's so pure
1:38:28 PM Dave mexican: that's cool
1:38:37 PM Melissa: the need to get out and release stress
1:39:02 PM Melissa: i made another song
1:39:06 PM Melissa: last night
1:39:17 PM Dave mexican: im not saying that happened on all the shows,, but it does happened in some cities like tehuacan or aguascalientes, that are smaller and away ,, bands dont go there too much
1:39:27 PM Dave mexican: pass the song :)
1:39:30 PM Melissa: that's awesome
1:43:00 PM Melissa: i sent it
1:43:34 PM Dave mexican: cool

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Flat Worms 7" on Marc Riley's (of the Fall) Best of 2016 BBC 6 show, Oh Boland LP on Pitchfork's Best of 2016, Susan LP on Dirty Laundry TV's Best of 2016, Teach Me 7" on ListenSD's Best of 2016

Happy holidays, all, hope you get through them okay. I know this can be a strange time of year for a number of you, myself included. Happy to be here to share some mighty fine recent news in the land of Volar. Marc Riley, one of the originally songwriters in the Fall, has a BBC 6 show, and just last week discovered the debut 7" by Flat Worms on Volar. He says some very kind words here about the nine-minute mark, played them again the next day, and then included them in his best of 2016 show this past Monday. We're down to the last few of our black vinyl copies. Also this past week, Pitchfork put out its list of

Debut LP and tour by Irish trio Oh Boland and debut 7" by Teach Me, solo LP by Matt Lamkin (Soft Pack)

STREAM/ORDER/DL the debut limited clear LP Spilt Milk by  Irish punk-slop-power-pop trio Oh Boland
Formed in 2012, the trio of songwriter Niall Murphy(Guitars, Vocals) Eanna MacDonnchadha (bass) and Simon McDonagh (drums/vocals) came together to form Oh Boland over the course of drunken pub crawls in their small town of Tuam, Ireland.The band eventually recorded a couple of EPs with Brian Kelly of So Cow, and began venturing out into Galway City, leading to involvement with Dublin-based collective Popical Island and their release of the Delphi split LP with fellow Ireland indie-poppers Me and My Dog.
The Delphi recordings brought them together with producer Mark Chester, who makes his own music as Ginnels and plays in No Monster Club. After the band realized they were sitting on a number of songs, they decided to go back in with Chester to record this first full-length, Spilt Milk, over the course of two days over Halloween weekend 2014 in a cottage in one of the most isolated parts o…

Matt Lamkin of the Soft Pack and Silver Shadows West Coast tour, Teach Me and Keepers live w/ the Spits

First off, a moment of reflection about the Oakland fires. I've been in my own state of shock and grief and am slowly getting back to focusing on this other stuff here. My thoughts go out to everyone involved. I had friends who were there that night and made it out safely; I had quite a few more who were close to going and decided not to. The first show I ever attended in the Bay was at a warehouse (the French Fry Factory), and the first show I ever played there was at the Ghost Town Gallery. I have more musical ties to friends in the Bay and Oakland specifically than anywhere else outside of where I live, and the creative freedom and resourcefulness of the music and arts community there is the richest that I know of in the country. There have been many thoughtful posts and articles regarding that scene in particular, the culture at large, and the nature of warehouse spaces like Ghost Ship. I was asked to do an interview for NBC San Diego and only agreed to help spread that messa…