The 2013 Holiday Season Begins in the Land of 1000 Dances

Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos signal the start of holiday happenings in Aztlan

By Frankie Firme,Contributing Editor
Published on LatinoLA: October 22, 2013

The 2013 Holiday Season Begins in the Land of 1000 Dances


Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos fall so close together, BROWN folks just have to put 'em together and join the spirits in partying, dancing, living & CELEBRATING LIFE like only WE know how!

Like a lot of grandparents, I'm gonna be walking the streets of Sylmar with my 2 dogs next Thursday, tagging along as my grandkids get there trick or treating done  but before that, LatinoLA's & East L.A. Revue Radio's "Fearsome Foursome" is gonna be getting our party-boogie on the week before, like a whole lot of other good folks,

For the 6th week in a row, RAY CARRION & Thee EAST LOS ALL STAR Band have been a LatinoLA's "Editor's Hot Pick" for outstanding entertainment & dancing venue every Thursday at GRINGO'S Caf?® in Montebello (formerly aka as Montebello Inn/ Paloma Room) on Whittier Blvd.

With heavy talent holding such music credentials, as Azteca, El Chicano, TIERRA, Thee Midniters, WAR, Europa, SANTANA, SAPO,Tito Puente & Poncho Sanchez Bands, Sly,Slick & Wicked, plus individual artists such as TeCheetah Lopez, Rocky Padilla, Irma "Cui Cui" Rangel, Victor Orlando, Gilbert Esquivel, and others joining the array of fine music talent every week, this FREE event has provided many music lovers the chance to party & dance to some of the best live music in Aztlan, and they do it again this Thursday for the 7th straight week.

November 16th, all hats are off to them in respect, as ALL the previously mentioned talent will perform in a killer live music extravaganza at GRINGO's that will have Montebello Rockin' till past midnight! Tickets on sale for this baby NOW! Call 323-895-2863 or 323-807-8054 , and tell 'em you heard it from LatinoLA!

Saturday, Ocober 26th, has some great Halloween costume parties happening in the Land of 1000 Dances, here's a brief list of some of the best! :

At Nick's Taste of Texas in Covina, Thee Mr. Duran hosts a show that features the one & only Barela AKA the Pride of Santa Ana, along with the Stone Soul Band and DJ Funky Phil. Gonna rock the San Gabriel Valley so fine! For tix & info: 909-644-2680 or www.nickstasteoftexas.com

THE IMPULSE Band, featuring 3 of the prettiest Latina singers struttin' stage with Chicana attitude, backed up by a killer band led by Dennis Ulibari, takes the stage at City Lights in Hacienda Heights starting at 8:30. For tix & info: 626-369-5522.

Out in the Inland Empire, KUCR FM's Thee Angel Baby hosts the 9th Annual "Cruisin' with the Eagles" Car & Bike show, featuring live entertainment by RU CREW and LATIN FLAIR. For tix & info: 909-838-4071. Shades of L.A. Band bring it to the east side at Rudy's Baja grill on Pomona Blvd. For tix & info: 323-722-7992.

Way over on the West Side of Los, Wokcano Santa Monica is hosting a Halloween costume party featuring food, drink & dancing to popular DJ FRANKIE ( NO relation to Mr. Firme) that should be party of the beachside crowd. For info: http://wokanosmhalloween.eventbrite.com .

The Brotherhood Band, featuring Bobby Martinez, headline a costume bash at the Presidente Restaurant in Northridge out in the San Fernando Valley. Show starts at 9pm.

But the BIG ONE in Aztlan is going to be held at the San Fernando Valley Moose Lodge in Sylmar on this Halloween weekend Saturday night. Hosted by East L.A. Revue Radio's Frankie Firme & Sugarbear, who will also be the House DJ's, Mr. RAY CARRION & Thee EAST LOS ALL STAR Band, will be taking the stage with many surprise invited music guest stars. Delicious $1.00 tacos & other great food provided by EL CAMELEON Catering, door prizes, raffles and a $100.00 best costume prize. Gonna be the baddest Halloween party in the Valley, so get your costume & dancing chanclas ready!

For tix & info: 818-581-5572 or 818-689-3190.

The 2013 Holiday Season starts with Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos in the Land of 1000 Dances, and you'll hear all about the happenings here, on LatinoLA.com.


About Frankie Firme,Contributing Editor:
Frankie Firme is the Al Capone of the microphone, the Hitman of West Coast Chicano Soul, and the Voice of Aztlan, heard daily on www.eastLArevue.com
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