David and Rene Pacheco are East L.A. underdogs who first stepped onto the scene as Thee Commons – a spitfire trio that shredded surf, cumbia, and punk music into a tangy, tropicali pulp. Six years into Thee Commons the brothers decided to pivot from their established trajectory and created Tropa Magica. They lost their label and management during the change but also obtained the freedom to develop their signature PCP (psychedelic cumbia punk) genre.Read More
I try to be really straight and pure and powerful with it because I feel a lot of power in that simplicity. I think simplicity is taken for granted. Playing slow and quiet really perfectly is really hard to do. Everyone wants to play faster and loud but playing slow and quiet is one of the challenges in music.Read More
Kendra McKinley helped found DIO back in 2013... and we're stoked to have her with us every chance we get. Launching a music career in SF, we don't always see her around Santa Cruz much anymore, but when we do... it's always good. The voice of an angel, the strength of the sea, the prowess of a legend...
Kendra McKinley is a troubadour for the new millennium. Combining the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley melodies, the harmonic sensibility of 1960s chamber pop, and the seductive calm of Bossa Nova, McKinley creates intoxicating compositions that can bring even the rowdiest crowd to a standstill.