+ ++ Viernes Video: Latino Rock n Roll artists keeping the music alive | Latina Lista

Viernes Video: Latino Rock n Roll artists keeping the music alive

Viernes Video: Latino Rock n Roll artists keeping the music alive

LatinaLista — Over the years, music critics have declared rock n roll dead. Yet, for one Los Angeles-based indie music label comprised of young Latino rock n roll artists, it's a question that the label is fighting hard to dispel.

Courtesy of a new documentary, Los Wild Ones, set to make its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, viewers learn just how difficult it is to survive today in the music industry.

Los Wild Ones is about Wild Records which was formed in 2001 by an Irishman named Reb Kennedy. The first act he signed was Lil Luis y Los Wild Teens. Since then, his label has developed a stable of 17 artists, all who write and perform 50's rock and roll.

Yet as the documentary points out, Kennedy is operating 'old-school.' He doesn't know anything about social media, web sites, YouTube or MySpace — all essential tools in promoting today's musical artists.

The documentary, directed by Elise Salomon, follows Kennedy as he struggles to grow his business in a cyber-era and prevent an outcome that would prove the critics right.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


More in General


ListaPodcast: Obama kills Keystone pipeline, NFL star faces renewed controversy, Mexico opens door for marijuana legalization November 6, 2015

Latina ListaNovember 6, 2015

ListaPodcast: New Speaker of the House, budget deal, arrests made in relation to Ayotzinapa students October 30, 2015

Latina ListaOctober 30, 2015
Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

New Census report shows critical segment of Latino population not voting

Latina ListaJuly 16, 2015
Photo by Daniel González

(Slideshow) The People of Taco Libre

Latina ListaJuly 1, 2015
High School Graduation

Guest Voz: Latest report on Latino dropouts is one to celebrate while understanding más work needs to be done

Latina ListaOctober 17, 2014
6th pass_FINAL to USE

International Peace Day to be celebrated through global concerts

Latina ListaSeptember 19, 2014

LULAC members mark 85-year anniversary with special TODAY show appearance

GritoBlastJuly 10, 2014
michelle obama

LULAC announces national initiative to provide aid to the thousands of Central American children on U.S.-Mexico border

GritoBlastJuly 10, 2014

Survey on LGBTQ Latina immigrants from Latin America

GritoBlastJuly 10, 2014