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LA Record talks with latin rockers Chicano Batman

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From left to right: Chicano Batman drummer Gabriel Villa, bassist Eduardo Arenas, LA Record's Chris Ziegler, and guitarist/organist/singer Bardo Martinez.

Local band Chicano Batman, yes that's their real name, formed just a couple years ago but have a sound that spans decades and continents: Brazilian tropicalia, Mexican cumbia, Chilean funk, even American psychedelia.

They take to the stage wearing crushed velvet blue shirts that look ripped right from their fathers’ closets and play an organ that sits on top of an ironing board. They just got back from a tour of Colombia and sat down with Chris Ziegler from LA Record. Click here for info on this Sunday's Chicano Batman show!

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