Taking place in L.A's Historic Park on August 4th is La Tocada Music Festival! This year's all Latino line up is made up of internationally known Café Tacvba, Mon Laferte, Molotov, Panteon Rococo and Jesse & Joy! Not only that, but also playing are the very popular indie-rock mijos: Porter, Little Jesus, Caloncho and Camilo Septimo! And also live lucha libra as a plus! All the good bands and vibes needed for a fantastic festival.
La Tocada Music Festival is growing more and more each year and it only gets better and better. There is already excitement and buzz surrounding this year's line-up! I know for a fact I am excited as well. As someone who has been able to see Mon Laferte, Café Tacvba, Caloncho, and Little Jesus in previous festivals before, they definitely deliver and bring todo el power during their sets! Hearing Mon Laferte's voice live is definitely an orgasm for the ears, it's mesmerizing and she is just powerful. I am in awe each time. While Café Tacvba in a Shamanistic-like state takes one on a trip down memory lane as they play popular songs from their albums. They are definitely a must see!
Little Jesus and Caloncho are still relatively "new" to the game, but nonetheless their shows and stage presence is enough! It's also such happy music like Little Jesus' "La Magia" to Caloncho's "Optimista" that it's hard not to groove along and be happy the whole time! I had the opportunity to interview Caloncho when he opened up for Mon Laferte and Juanes during the "Amarte Tour" and apart from a lovely conversation, I asked him if he was excited for La Tocada and he said that he was and that he loves L.A. After that interview, he came back to El Paso to play at Neon Desert and his show left people who had never heard him before as fans. His combination of indie-rock, reggae and other genres is hard to resist.
I also had the opportunity to interview and see Little Jesus during Neon Desert and they too made people dance and have a good time despite the summer heat! I also got to ask them whether they were pumped for La Tocada for which they all responded with a resounding "yes"! If you have not heard them before, you will become a fan after you see them play.
I can only imagine the energy that Panteon Rocco will bring to the crowd. I have always heard it is a nothing but a good time! I can already see the crowd getting the crowd getting wild! While Molotov's music is not political, but also fun and there is nothing better than chanting along their classics like "Puto", "Frijolero" and "Yofo"! I also can't wait to see Jesse & Joy, this fantastic duo comes to la frontera often and they always put on a good show. I know for a fact that I will be found singing my heart out to "Espacio Sideral" and "No Soy Una de Esas"!
As for Camilo Septimo and Porter, their last albums were beyond good! I can only imagine how grandiose their stage presence is as well as how good their shows are. Every time they play at festivals they always draw in big crowds and I have only heard great things!
In other words, don't forget to get your Tickets for La Tocada! It's a great opportunity to see such talented and wonderful artists with such great trajectory in one day especially in the wonderful city go Los Angeles!
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