Come out for another year of Creative Alliance’s post Lantern parade wild costumed dance party!
“Members of the band have backgrounds in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, and Texas and they draw on the DNA of jazz, salsa, folkloric music, as well as intercontinental traditions of psychedelia. There is a sort of utopian quality to a project like theirs, where every music is given equal footing, and each player an equal voice in determining their shared musical grammar.” -Colln Joyce, noisey
Dos Santos is a quintet based in Chicago. Their elasticity & consistency in live performance and their recorded output have garnered them wide attention as one of the city’s most potent, impactful performers. Collectively raised through the pedagogy of American popular and traditional Latin music, their future-minded sound gestures forward into an idealized new progressive American music, as rooted in Chicago as it is communicable with the world. The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing.
After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals—from the prestigious Millennium Park Summer Music Series to the exclusive Chicago World Music Festival. In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut cd Dos Santos and subsequently toured the United States, making appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival along the way. In 2016, the band released their follow-up EP entitled “Fonografic” on Electric Cowbell Records produced by Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma. Recently, they teamed up with Money Chicha to release a 7" vinyl split entitled "Summit Sessions" on Sonorama Discos. Their highly-anticipated debut LP on International Anthem is now available worldwide. Read more about it here.
SAT OCT 27 | 8:30PM | $13, $10 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)