Soda Stereo is an Argentine pop band formed in Buenos Aires in 1982 by Gustavo Cerati, Héctor "Zeta" Bosio (bass) and Carlos Alberto Ficicchia "Charly Alberti" (drums).The band ventured into many styles, such as "música divertida" in their beginnings, new wave, darkwave, hard rock, alternative rock and electronic rock during their final years.
Gustavo Adrián Cerati was an Argentine musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, who gained international recognition for being the leader, vocalist, composer and guitarist of the rock band Soda Stereo. He is widely considered by critics, specialized press and musicians as one of the most important and influential artists of Latin rock.
Babasónicos is an Argentine rock band, formed in the early 1990s along with others such as Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. After emerging in the wave of Argentine New Rock bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Babasonicos became one of the banner groups of the "sonic" underground rock movement in Argentina in the late 1990s.
The band name refers partly to Sai Baba, the Indian guru, and partly to The Jetsons, whose Spanish version is called Los Supersónicos.
The lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a new style, which wouldn't follow the established Argentine music. The other official band members are: Diego "Uma" Rodríguez (guitarist and lead singer), Diego "Panza" Castellano (drummer), Mariano "Roger" Domínguez (guitarist), and recently deceased Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli (bassist).
Los Auténticos Decadentes (Spanish for "The Authentic Decadents") is an Argentine band that mixes ska with Latin American rhythms. The band was formed around the year 1986 by Cucho and Nito, who invited Gastón to join them.
Their first hit was Veni Raquel, which set the tone for the irreverence and ironic humor of their later lyrics. Many of their songs are classic anthems of the Argentine nightlife, such as Corazón, Loco (Tu Forma de Ser), Entregá el Marrón, La Guitarra, Los Piratas and El Murguero.
For some of their hit songs and videos, the Decandentes have engaged many Argentine icons such as former soccer referee Guillermo Nimo and the later candombe singer Alberto Castillo. As they draw from traditions such as canzonetta, murga bands and cantina songs, they are popular with many generations.
Bersuit Vergarabat is an Argentine rock band that formed formally in 1987.
The previous name of the band (from 1987 to May 1989) was Henry y la Palangana. By the end of 1989, the band had changed name several times, adopting nonsensical names like "Ernios of arcabio", "Aparrata Vergi", "Seria Soneub" (Buenos Aires spelled backwards); but eventually settled on "Bersuit Vergarabat Van de ir" then keeping only "Bersuit Vergarabat" its most iconic name.
After two albums of underground transgressor rock, the band began to experiment with Latin American rhythms such as cumbia, chacarera, candombe and cuartetazo. The lyrics, though, remained acid and critical with regard to political and social problems.
Attaque 77 ("Attack 77") is an Argentine punk rock group. Formed in 1987 as a group of friends who got together to play their favorite songs, most of them by The Ramones, their favorite band and the one that influenced them the most. They started writing songs in the same punk rock style, with lyrics with proletarian content (about exploited factory workers, etc.), and wore denim jackets, which became one of their hallmarks in their beginnings. Currently, only three members continue performing and recording.
When they were just starting, they played the more traditional punk rock style of seminal bands like the aforementioned Ramones, the Sex Pistols or the early The Clash. In those years, the band became more popular by virtue of a more melodic style. High points in the band's history include the album El Cielo Puede Esperar in 1990, with the first band's big-hit "Hacelo Por Mí" and performing their first gigs at the Estadio Obras in October 1991.
Serú Girán was an Argentine rock supergroup. Formed in 1978, the group consisted of Charly García (keyboards, synthesizers and vocals), David Lebón (guitars and vocals), Oscar Moro (drums and percussion) and Pedro Aznar (electric and fretless bass and vocals) the three first being already consecrated musicians through their previous bands. It is considered one of the best in the history of rock en español, both musically and conceptually, including the staging
Serú Girán was born after the separation of the band La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros which Charly García had organized in his early post-Sui Generis. Along with David Lebón, Charly García traveled to Búzios (Brazil) in 1978, with the idea of writing songs for a new album. On their return to Buenos Aires, García met the young and talented bass player Pedro Aznar. They were then joined by Oscar Moro, who was the drummer of La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros and formerly of the legendary group Los Gatos.
Sui Generis is one of the most influential rock bands in Argentine history, enjoying enormous success and popularity during the first half of the 1970s and a following that lasts to the present throughout South America. Its youthful songs, classical at sing-along gatherings, became hymns for successive generations of Argentines and are part of the national cultural landscape. Charly Garcia was author of most ot the songs and arrangements, which went from the simple folk style guitar, piano and flute of their greatest hits in the first and second album, to the more developed symphonic/prog rock of their last concept album. Sui Generis disbanded on September 5, 1975, in a mythical concert which was turned into a popular record and film, and, despite concerts that took place in 1980 and 2001, a permanent re-formation has been ruled out.
Raúl Alberto Antonio Gieco, better known as León Gieco (born on November 20, 1951 in Cañada Rosquín, Argentina) is an Argentine folk rock performer, composer and interpreter. He is known for mixing popular folkloric genres with Argentinian rock and roll, and lyrics with social and political connotations. This has led to him being called "The Argentine Bob Dylan".
Leon Gieco was born into a family of Italian origin on November 20, 1951 in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. At 6 years old, Gieco traveled with his family from the field to the village center due to economic problems. At age 8, Gieco bought his first guitar on credit, and soon began playing music at local events with his father's band. Throughout his childhood, Gieco played with local bands such as a folkloric group called Los Nocheros (The Night Watchers) and Los Moscos (The Flies), a rock band that gained some popularity within Argentina. In 1965, Gieco traveled to Bolivia as an exchange student. He studied music and played guitar at local festivities.
Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, also known simply as Patricio Rey, Los Redondos or Los Redonditos de Ricota, was a rock band formed in La Plata, Argentina. The group was active from the mid 70s up to the early 2000s. They are known for shaping Argentinian rock and their enormous fan base.
Andrés Calamaro (Andrés Calamaro Massel, August 22, 1961), is an Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential rock artists in Spanish. He is also one of the most complete artists for his wide range of musical styles, including funk, reggae, ballads, boleros, tangos, jazz. His former band Los Rodríguez was a major success in Spain and throughout Latin America mainly during the 1990s. He is multi-instrumentalist and became one of the main icons of Argentine rock, selling over 1.3 million records to date.
Andres Calamaro was born in Buenos Aires. At 17 years of age he participated as a guest in the recording of an album of the group Raíces, and shortly after he started his own band, the Elmer Band, with guitarist friend Gringui Herrera. This band had an underground hit, Tristeza de la Ciudad (City Blues).
Los Cafres es una banda argentina de reggae, formada a fines de 1987. El grupo logró reconocimiento popular a mediados de la década de los 90, con la edición de su primer disco, Frecuencia Cafre. El término «cafre» proviene del adjetivo árabe «kafir» (en árabe, كافر kāfir, en plural كفّار kuffār), que en primera instancia significa «infiel» y que luego fue variando su significado hacia «brutal en el más alto grado»; acepción del término con el que la banda elige identificarse.
Los comienzos de la banda fueron con Roberto «El Robba» Razul, Adrián Canedo quienes se encontraban en la feria del Parque Rivadavia con Guillermo Bonetto, donde buscaban discos y casetes de reggae y compartían los mismos intereses musicales. Luego se sumaron en percusión y vientos de Los Auténticos Decadentes: "Chiflo" en saxofón y "Capanga" en trompeta.
Rodolfo Páez Ávalos, popularly known as Fito Páez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfito ˈpaes]; born 13 March 1963), is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director.
Paez was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province; his real name is Rodolfo Paez, like his father. When he was a child people called him "Rodolfito" (in Spanish, an affectionate form of "Rodolfo") to distinguish him from his father. With the passage of time, this nickname became just "Fito", and that is where his stage name came from.
He formed Staff, his first band when he was 13. In 1977, he played in El Banquete with Rubén Goldín and Jorge Llonch. He began to perform solo in pubs the following year.
Charly García (born Carlos Alberto García, October 23, 1951) is an Argentine singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. With a vast and renowned career, he formed and headlined two of the most popular bands in Argentina's rock history: Sui Generis in the 1970s and Serú Girán in the 1980s, plus cult status groups like progressive-rock act La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros and folk rock supergroup PorSuiGieco, both also in the 1970s. Since the 1980s García has worked mostly as a solo musician. His main instrument is the piano, followed by guitar and keyboards. García is also well known for his flamboyant and rebellious personality as well as his bicolor moustache, with one side white due to vitiligo.
Sumo was a 1980s Argentine alternative rock band, merging post-punk with reggae. Headed by Italian-born Luca Prodan, it remained underground for most of its short activity, but was extremely influential in shaping contemporary Argentine rock. Sumo is credited with introducing British post-punk to the Argentine scene, with many lyrics in English, and providing a visceral counterpoint to the progressive and nueva canción influences then dominant in rock en español.
Luca Prodan was born in Rome on 17 May 1953, and he had not only Italian origins but Scottish as well. He was born after the return of the Prodan family from China: his father had set up a prosperous business in ancient Chinese pottery that became untenable after the Japanese invasion of China during World War II.
Divididos ("Divided") is an Argentine rock band. The band was formed in 1988 after the death of Luca Prodan and the consequent dissolution of the band Sumo. Ricardo Mollo (vocals, guitar) and Diego Arnedo (bass guitar) joined drummer Gustavo Collado to form a band named "La División" (The Division), which would be later called "Divididos".
The group is dubbed La Aplanadora del Rock (The Leveller of Rock) and is known for mixing rock music with Argentine folk music, and cryptic, hard-to-get lyrics. The band started with a lukewarm reception on their debut album, 40 dibujos ahí en el piso (40 drawings there in the floor), which sounded like the British new wave of Sumo. However, soon the group rose to prominence in the history of Argentine rock, with the release in 1991 of the very different album Acariciando lo áspero (Caressing the rough), furtherly consolidated in 1993 with their politically committed next album La era de la boludez (The age of idiocy), and in 1995 with the psychedelic and experimental Otroletravaladna.
Kapanga es una banda argentina de cuarteto, rock y ska formada en 1989 en la ciudad de Quilmes, provincia de Buenos Aires.
La música de la banda es una fusión de géneros donde predominan los ritmos alegres y bailables. De ahí que es frecuente que sus recitales se asemejen a "fiestas". El cantante, Martín Fabio, dice[cita requerida] que “para mí la parte musical con Kapanga es fiesta siempre; son muchos, muchos shows”.
En 1989, Martín "Mono" Fabio y Marcelo "Balde" Spósito formaban Kapanga y sus Yacarés, en honor a Kapanga el Misionero, personaje de Titanes en el Ring. Foco en teclados, Pablo Monteagudo en batería, el Negro Collet en percusión, Juanjo en pandereta y Polvorita en guitarra completaban esa primera formación.
Pedro Aznar is an Argentine musician and singer-songwriter. He has a musical experience in jazz, Argentine folk and rock music and has a successful career as a solo artist. He is well known for giving rock songs a jazz-oriented style, by playing the fretless bass, with a big influence from Jaco Pastorius.
No Te Va Gustar, also known by their initials NTVG, is an Uruguayan rock band formed in 1994 in Montevideo. The group consists of Emiliano Brancciari, Guzmán Silveira (bass), Diego Bartaburu (drums), Martín Gil (trumpet), Denis Ramos (trombone), Mauricio Ortiz, Pablo Coniberti (guitar) and Francisco Nasser (keyboards).
Fernando Díaz Villanueva (Madrid, 24 de enero de 1973) es un periodista español. Aparte del periodismo, que es su ocupación principal, es también escritor, conferenciante, columnista habitual en varios medios de comunicación y director de varios podcast de buena acogida en escucha hispana.
Colabora o ha colaborado con La Ilustración Liberal, Liberalismo.org, el Semanario Alba, Libertad Digital, la revista Xtra, el diario Vozpópuli y la revista Milenio. Fue también jefe de opinión de Libertad Digital, subdirector de contenidos de Libertad Digital TV y redactor de la Agencia Atlas, perteneciente a Mediaset España, donde formó parte del programa de sucesos e investigación Código Rojo, dirigido por Francisco Pérez Abellán. Fue, asimismo, director del diario económico Negocios.com y director adjunto del diario La Gaceta.