Latino Fans of British Bands, Opinions on Kelela & Yo La Tengo


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Dr. Ricky Rodriguez about the cultural exchange between Latino fans and British bands in the 1980s. Plus, Jim and Greg review new albums by Kelela and Yo La Tengo.

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Raven Kelela


Kelela has kept fans of her electronic dance and R&B music waiting for six years for her second official album, Raven. In the meantime, her music has become a staple of queer dance parties everywhere. Jim and Greg are both big fans of Raven.

This Stupid World Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo This Stupid World

Yo La Tengo is nearing 40 years as a band. They have grown to be synonymous with indie rock. On their 17th album, This Stupid World, the core trio did everything themselves. Jim and Greg attempt to calibrate their review to take their personal preference for the band into account, but still can't give the album anything but a rave review.

Latino Fans of British Bands


Dr. Ricky Rodríguez grew up in a Mexican-American household, but found his musical community when he heard British music from the post-punk era, like Siousixie and the Banshees and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. His book, “A Kiss Across The Ocean” examines the cultural exchange that blossomed in that era between British bands and Latino and Latina fans.

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