Molotov Throws a Cocktail Party at the House of Blues

There was an overwhelming, communal connection when Molotov took the stage at House of Blues' Parish. The Mexican rap-rock/punk band engaged in playful banter with each other and the audience in a performance that was confrontational, vulgar, political, and humorous--all of which was exactly what the audience came to see. Playing visibly drunk under a sign reading Unity in Diversity, the band made it clear that although Latin American politics are a mess, people are stronger when they mosh, yelp, and rock out together.

Our Spilt Milk: Versace, Jackie Shane, and 30 Amp Circuit Goes to Mexico

FX is bringing back the big guns for Season 2 of American Crime Story. Season 1, a somewhat sensationalized but intensely thorough retelling of the O.J. trial, featured excellent performances by Cuba Gooding Jr. (as O.J.), Sarah Paulson (as state prosecutor Marcia Clark), Sterling K. Brown (as state prosecutor Christopher Darden), and Courtney B. Vance (as Johnny Cochran), not to mention solid supporting work from John Travolta (as Robert Shapiro) and David Schwimmer (as Rob Kardashian).

Peter Kuper Finds a New Artistic Home in "Ruins"

[Updated] It’s tempting to neatly divide comic artist Peter Kuper’s work. Ruins looks like his love gig—a graphic novel that tells the story of a couple that visits Oaxaca during a teachers’ strike that turns violent—while Mad’s Spy vs. Spy is the money gig Kuper has been doing for 19 years now. He doesn’t own Spy vs.

El Dusty Asks, "Por Qué Turn Down?"

[Updated] One of my favorite DJs this year has been Corpus Christi’s El Dusty. Last year, he remixed “Turn Down for What” with an accordion-led cumbia under Lil’ Jon’s shouting. His remix of Major Lazer’s “Too Original” was less surprising but equally banging, and he gave “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by the late Latin pop star Selena a percussion-heavy remix without sacrificing the original’s breezy vibe.

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