Funk Up Your Weekend with Pan-Latin Jam Band Chicano Batman

by

comment
COURTESY OF CHICANO BATMAN
  • Courtesy of Chicano Batman

At its core, Los Angeles four-piece Chicano Batman is a jam band. The group’s music, charged with that singularly twee, jam-band energy and replete with solos/extrapolations aplenty (especially live), is special, however, because it strays quite far from the typical genre haunts of other favorite jam bands. With a sound that’s as diverse as it is hard to pin down from one song to the next, Chicano Batman pulls from soul music, tropicalia, reggae, cumbia, pop, and psych-rock to create a whole new aesthetic that’s as much SoCal as it is pan-Latin. In the live setting, like any jam band, the outfit’s compositions become even less predictable, even more intense and sprawling. If you’ve ever wondered what it might have sounded like if Curtis Mayfield tripped some sacred mushrooms and rocked a show in Central America, backed by a hybrid band of soul/funk devotees and Latin jazz orchestra veterans, here’s your chance to (almost) find out. $12, 8pm Fri, Oct. 14, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersa.com




Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.