Saturday, July 15, 2016 - Central Park SummerStage
Los Pericos / La Vida Bohème / Chicano Batman
Argentina-based Los Pericos is a reggae band formed in 1987. They are currently on tour celebrating their 30th anniversary. They have enjoyed much success, especially throughout Latin America. Known for their reggae and ska sounds, they have a large catalog of hits. They have performed around the world, and this will be their Central Park debut. In 2016, they released their latest album Soundamerica, which has been hailed for its
"reinvention and perseverance" by Rolling Stone.
Two-time Latin GRAMMY winners La Vida Bohème exploded onto the US scene with their debut album Nuestra. Lauded by press after showcases at SXSW and LAMC, the band releasedSerá, which earned them their first Latin GRAMMY win for "Best Short Form Music Video." It was around the same time that the band left their native Venezuela and found artistic refuge in Mexico City, where they finished their recently-released third album, La Lucha. The album was co-produced by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante from Calle 13), debuted at #1 on iTunes, and was their first album to appear on the Billboard Latin Sales charts. Upon the release of their new record, which completes an aptly titled trilogy called "Nuestra Será la Lucha," La Vida Bohème plans to tour in Europe, North America, and South America.
Chicano Batman came out of LA, four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalia with early '70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Angeles Negros. Since forming in 2008, Chicano Batman have released three full-length albums - a self-titled 2009 debut, 2014's Cycles of Existential Rhyme, and the recently-released Freedom is Free. The band has played Coachella and toured with Alabama Shakes and Jack White. In 2017, they will embark on their own national headline tour.