Archive for the ‘concerts’ Category

Halloween in San Francisco

November 4, 2009

Here are some pictures from Halloween in SF. I was really happy my mom and aunt, who were visiting us from Argentina, got to see such a celebration. Their  jaws were open the whole night!


Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF
Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Halloween in SF

Pretty cool, uh? If you want to see more coolness, see my Día de los Muertos pictures visiting my blog in spanish,  Mucho más Hip que Hippie.


Chris Cornell + Timbaland at the Fillmore

November 6, 2008

Worst. Concert. Of the year.

I am speechless… so here is a review from the internet.

Oh! I almost forget: Chris Cornell owes us money.

Shoebox Studio Student Showcase

August 12, 2008
Last Friday, 08-08-08, I performed at the Shoebox Studio Student Showcase at the Garage Art Space. It was my first bellydance performance in a theater! I was really excited to have the opportunity to share the stage with some great Bay Area performers. We couldn’t use the flash during performances so most of the pictures are dark, sorry.
Natsumi Suzuki and Nanna Candelaria (click to enlarge)

The Bellydance Mafia (Shoebox Studio Troupe) and UNMATA

Damage Control Theater and the Funk Fusion class

We danced a routine called Platinum Digger, choreographed by our teacher Gibson Pearl. The music was a very rare and hard to find mix of an M.I.A. song by DJ Diplo, called China Girl (that sampled Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics). It is a powerful song, and our routine was too. Super fast! Gibson put together a wonderful routine for us.
I was a little nervous when I got there, but I relaxed by talking with the other dancers and watching them get ready for their performances. I was ready in no time! I realized my dreads are pretty and colorful by themselves, so I didn’t have to work on that. I wrapped them into buns on each side of my face, a resemblance of Princess Leah’s hair style from Star Wars ; ) It was pretty cute, even if I do say myself.

Our outfits turned out really nice too. We did our own shirts and printed a lotus on the back with a stencil and spray paint.

Me dancing

Gibson Pearl’s class

Michael and lots of my friends where there to show me their support. It was great to see them all. Dancing makes me happier and happier every time I perform. I can’t wait to start City College again this Fall.

Babasonicos in SF

June 30, 2008

Last Tuesday the great, Grammy Award winning band from Argentina, Babasonicos, played at the Elbo Room. The place is very small and it was a private and intimate show. The crowd was predominantly Latin. They had two local openers, Mucho Axe and May Fire. Mucho Axe is a latin jazz band that unfortunately we missed last night, but we saw them before at the Beach Chalet. We met the founders in San Rafael some time ago, and they are from Argentina too. The other band was pretty rocking, formed by a Chilean front vocal girl and Colombian drummer, and we liked them a lot. 


Babasonicos came to the tiny stage at about 11:30 pm. They opened with Rabioso, from their latest album Mucho followed by Pendejo – strong songs that set the energy for both the band and the crowd that continued to the end of the concert, about an hour later.


Nobody can deny lead singer Adrian Dargelos’ charisma and sex appeal on stage, even though he is not the most handsome guy. He has a unique dancing style and he used the stage to interact with the first row of people, letting them touch him and flirting with the excited ladies. The band had lots of energy even in the slower songs. The other member that had impressive moves was Diego Rodriguez, the first guitarist. He sang Microdancing, my favorite song from Mucho, and showed some fun moves. You could say their movements are quirky, but it is all about feeling the music and having fun. And you could see that the band was totally having fun during all the songs. Although they didn’t talk much with the crowd, the connection between the band and the crowd was there. Nobody cared about their lack of talking because they delivered song after song of a solid performance.  


The place sold out, and we have to praise the organizers for not packing too many people into the small room. Babasonico’s rhythms go from country to rock, from electronica to pop. Since they surfaced in the 90’s from the independent underground, their mix of styles made their own style unique. Their lyrics are interesting as well, playing with contrast and jumping from heartbreaking subjects to the flirt of Argentine slang metaphors. This concert is one of the top 5 shows of this year. They didn’t top The Raconteurs, but they are right there.


 You can check the band’s site by clicking here.


 YouTube has some good footage, and some not so good. This is one of my favorites


Set list of songs

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