The Latin Grammys are not exactly on the radar of most music fans, and for the most part I’d say that they’re about as meaningless as the regular Grammy awards. That being said, I was pleased to note that the amazing Cafe Tacuba was nominated for a bunch of awards for this year’s upcoming Latin Grammys.
Their music won’t be an alien concept to anyone who has listened to alternative rock in the past twenty years–songs like “Volver a Comenzar” (From the Latin Grammy-nominated Sino)have more than a little 80’s influence, from bands like Simple Minds or Modern English.
Here’s a live clip from a concert in Argentina last week:
and just for fun and to prove my point about their sonic forefathers, here’s Modern English with a song that I never get tired of: