Published on LatinoLA: August 16, 2006
The name "CURANDEROS" means "Medicine Men" or "Witch Doctors" in spanish. Fronted by Mario Lomar on vocals & rhythm guitar, he's joined by Larrhy Ruiz (Lead Guitar), Diego Palacios (Drums), and the newest member, Jesus A. Rauda on bass. This L.A. quartet has been 8 years in the making and can now say they are more than ready to conquer the masses with their unique, alternative / indie rock sounds. One of the few L.A./International Indie bands, that caters to a bilingual audience. Independently, they have put out 3 LP's, 1 full length cd, and currently are working on it's first major budget production. Their acceptance from crowds has been phenomenal, stretching from the U.S., to Latin America and Europe. Curanderos last full length cd,"Evolucion Show", released early 2003, sold thousands of copies locally and internationally & catapulted this band to the brink of mainstream success, thanks to all the positive reviews from the industry, media, and not to mention, the fans! Releasing 2 singles,"Dolores" a melodic latin rock ballad with a Santana/Jaguares feel, accompanied by a video that can viewed on MTVespanol, Mun2, LATV, Launch.com, and many other Latin music stations across Latin America. "Perro", the spanish version of Radiohead's "Creep" held Number 1 spots in Mexico, Colombia, and parts of the U.S. Curanderos has also shared stages with many heavy hitters in the Latin music industry ranging from Mexican rockers Mana, Jaguares, Aterciopelados, Ely Guerra, La Ley, Babasonicos, among others. Having played at most major venues throughout L.A., the U.S., and Latin America. Curanderos have many musical influences ranging from 80's Alt. Rock like (U2, The Cure, Pixies, Radiohead, The Smiths) to classic rock such as (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who). Including modern bands such as (The Killers, The Bravery, Interpol, Bloc Party) to spanish rock groups such as (Soda Estereo, Enanitos Verdes, Jaguares). "Evolucion Show" is available at any Tower Records or Ritmo Latino music stores. Or you can also purchase it online at CDbaby.com or Amazon.com. To receive the latest news on Curanderos, log on to their website at www.curanderosrock.com or feel free to join our Yahoo group at Yahoo Groups/Curanderos_Show. You can see pictures, watch videos, and get info about upcoming shows and special appearances, etc... Truly Curanderos is an L.A. band not to miss!