News & Updates — Grupo Fantasma

Share the cumbia love with MONEY CHICHA!

Share the cumbia love with MONEY CHICHA!

Peace & Rhythm, Estero and Money Chicha are very excited to announce the upcoming release of a new limited edition 45!  Preorder from Forced Exposure and available from the band, at Estereo in Chicago and at the Peace & Rhythm web store on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Buy it here and Meet the band

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TWISTED: Grupo Fantasma covers "Immigrant Song"

TWISTED: Grupo Fantasma covers "Immigrant Song"

After checking out the mighty Brown Sabbath show, a side project of Grupo Fantasma side project Brownout (with Brownout side project Money Chicha opening the bill - that's a lot of side projects!), I remembered that amazing clave-rock version of the Led Zeppelin banger "Immigrant Song" that Grupo played on a live video session for KUTX. These Texas badboys rip and shred on anything they want! One of our favorite group of musicians here at Peace & Rhythm. Check 'em out! http://grupofantasma.com/ http://kutx.org/ TWISTED features left-field cover versions of popular songs.

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2015 Year-End Round-Up (with guests!)

Among the many beautiful things about sound & music is that it can supplement your life's routine in so many different ways. Whether you look at (or hear or make) music as artistic expression, ritual, relaxation, protest, celebration, dance release, mathematical composition, entertainment, fashion, comedy or even as background sound, there is no wrong way to appreciate music. It fills our lives with joy or aggression, songs about love and hate, constructions of rhythm and noise, harmony or disruption. Only a high-minded snob will pooh-pooh somebody's artistic creation. (Although they are certainly out there, usually in the form of talentless...

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Our Favorite Records of 2014

What records made your ears happy?

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Visiting the Dark Side...Brownout presents Brown Sabbath (Ubiquity Records)

(photo by focalchrome) This is the highly publicized Black Sabbath tribute from members of Brownout and Grupo Fantasma. I have seen both of those bands several times and have been continually amazed by their tight live shows with swingin' horns and rippin' grooves. Intrigued further, I decided to gain access into their world and tried to find out what makes them so sick. I was told to meet them in some late night Texas heat (I took a left at the longhorn, vultures circling). When I arrived on the scene there was a wicked feeling that came over me. The...

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