PICÓ PICANTE

PICÓ AT THE ICA WITH OTTO VON SCHIRACH

EVENTS, BOSTONSara Skolnick

Picó Picante is back at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston this summer on July 31st, teaming up for their Wavelengths outdoor programming!

We've had so much fun in past years, playing on the waterfront with folks like Jubilee, Que Bajo?!, and Mexican Institute of Sound. This year we've bringing Otto Von Schirach up from Miami for a live performance, bringing his mutant Miami bass, live and direct from the "King of the Bermuda Triangle."

Otto Von Schirach grew up in Little Havana, Miami, surrounded by Miami bass,
Cuban tropic music, Afro-Cuban noise, gangsta rap—and a White Magic–practicing grandmother. These musical and supernatural influences come through in unhinged and chaotic songs that merge dubstep, 80s dance music, grind, noise, psychobilly, garage rock, and tropical calypso: Pitchfork called one track “a fevered hallucination,” another “just the right mix of mutilated party anthem and breakneck cut/paste lunacy.”

Don't miss opening sets by Picó residents; grab your tickets here!

RIOBAMBA AT QUE BAJO WITH LOS GAITEROS DE SAN JACINTO

RIOBAMBA, NYC, EVENTSSara Skolnick

As part of the Afro-Latino Festival of New York, Que Bajo is presenting the legendary group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto along with Picó's own Riobamba and their residents Uproot Andy and Geko Jones

Formed in the 1940's Los Gaiteros are a multi-generational band that has passed down the Gaita tradition and toured internationally for over 7 decades. Often featured in Uproot Andy remixes at Que Bajo, some of you might have seen Los Gaiteros along with Geko Jones some years ago and remember that these guys drink guaro straight out the bota and they party like rockstars. 

The rest of the festival is packed with performances from the likes of plena rey Kafu Banton, Cuban hip-hop emcee Danay Suarez, kizomba dance classes, and more. Pre-sale tickets are on sale here!