I don’t know if there is such a thing as MexiCali Psybhobilly, but if there is, then Calavera are it. Calavera is a semi-legendary Mexican-American (mostly) psychobilly band from Los Angeles with some familiar names, like our buddies, Alex & Ito of Normandie Blue who have played in the band.
But it’s Cesar, founder and lead singer, who decides when and where the band plays and they haven’t played in a long, long time. If you are on the west coast this weekend, then you might want to make your way over to the Voodoo Lounge for their long awaited reunion.
We’ve covered them over the years, including giving the band national TV exposure with our old show “American Latino TV” back in the day, I think around 2006 or 2007. They broke up and went on hiatus shortly thereafter demonstrating the awesome power of our once proud national television show. I guess the glaring spotlight of the show was just too much to handle, ha, ha!
One of the events we covered was put on by Rich Greedie, excuse me, Rich Vreede of Black Cat Entertainment infamy (the Bernie Maddoff of CON-cert promoters) so I guess chances are they didn’t get paid. Or maybe it was just time to chill. I’m not sure.
But this Saturday the band is back in action and we hope to be there and provide some coverage for those of you who can’t take the show in live, so be sure to tune in next week.
In the meantime below are a couple of videos form Calavera from back in the day.