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Julieta Venegas Teams Up With Jack Daniel’s Studio No. 7 Latino

Californian-born Mexican pop rock singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas is an award-winning artist about to release her 5th studio album in March. Otra Cosa follows her widely successful Limón y Sal album, which was released in 2006 and actually sold twice as many copies in the US as it did in Mexico. Venegas is known for her catchy love (or anti-love) songs “Canciones de Amor,” “Limón y Sal” and “Eres Para Mi,” not to mention 4 Latin and 1 Amercian GRAMMY awards. Another notable distinction, her song “Canciones de Amor” was featured in the movie The Heartbreak Kid (during Eddie and Lila’s long drive to their honeymoon destination). This mainstream achievement proves Venegas is an artist who can break boundaries.

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The Honor Roll: Staff Picks

In this edition of “Honor Roll Staff Picks” —it’s our sixth one already!—we’re taking you on a pleasant foray into the worlds of modern and indie rock. It seems everyone here in Blogland had the same idea this weeek. These bands have rhythm, dynamics, great lyrics and plenty of fun to go around. We know you’ll dig our playlist below, so don’t be shy and leave us a comment about what you think!

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The Weekly Rhythm: Abdias Ernesto Garcia

The Weekly Rhythm “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” ~ David Bowie

A month ago, this quote was posted on Facebook by Abdias Ernesto Garcia, the object of our musical affection in this week’s “The Weekly Rhythm”. The quote seems a fitting commentary on his work, whether that’s what he was getting at or not.

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Ask Marcus: Video Blog 4

Welcome to the fourth video blog installment of Ask Marcus: the place where artists from any genre can ask Marcus Johnson, a Billboard charting jazz pianist, professor at Georgetown University and founder of Three Keys Music, questions about the music business.

Are you an artist with a question? Ask Marcus HERE. You could end up in his next video blog!

The Honor Roll: January Favorites

The Honor RollIt’s time to pay some respect to our winners from January 2010: those artists who made it to the top, battle after battle. This month we’re bringing you a selection of artists from country to soul to indie rock. This batch of winners are the first for the year, so give it up for these musicians and their Number 1 tracks. Read on for a quick rundown of each song and a killer playlist to share.

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Canciones De Amor ~ Latin Love Songs

OSBlog_WeeklyRhythm_VDAYHappy Valentine’s Day everybody! Still looking for a sweetheart? Already got one but don’t know what to give him or her? Completely uninterested in Valentine’s Day but still like good Latin music? No matter what situation you’re in, this playlist has got you covered. From new loves to loves lost, we chose some of our high-ranking Latin tracks to fill your V-Day with music.

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The Honor Roll: Staff Picks

The Honor RollHello faithful readers! Alright, so maybe you know the “Staff Picks” drill by now. Just in case you don’t, every other week we bloggers PERSONALLY select some of our current favorite songs on OurStage. Then what do we do? We assemble an awesome playlist just for you! This week we’ve got pop, rock and even a little acoustic love for you.

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Pedro Eça E Os Franco Atiradores

The Weekly RhythmMonth after month, Pedro Eça e Os Franco Atiradores are one of my favorite acts to stumble upon in the Latin Channel. Four Top 10 finishes and two Channel wins are just the beginning of their arsenal of OurStage accomplishments: they’ve racked up a whopping 16 other badges as active Fans of music on the site.

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The Honor Roll: Short And Sweet Tunes For The Shortest Month Of The Year

The Honor RollToday’s “Honor Roll” playlist clocks in at a mere 11 minutes as we bring you 5 of our favorite 2 minutes and 30 seconds or less OurStage tracks. Why, you ask? Because February is the shortest month of the year, and let’s face it, we’ve all got a lot to get done. These tunes pack a punch and do it fast. Check out our picks below… while there’s still time.

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Stay Warm In February With These Hot Shows!

The Weekly RhythmFebruary. It’s the shortest month of the year, and I say good riddance to it when it’s done with. Classes have just gotten going again for most college students, and for many of us, it’s that time when winter starts to seem just a liiiiittle too long. OurStage would like to help you shake that February malaise and help you get out of the house. So we took a look through our top-ranked Latin artists to see who has the hottest upcoming shows in February. Check out the calendar below along with the bands’ details. If you’re not lucky enough to live in the vicinity of any of these shows, you’ll just have to stay occupied by  judging in the Latin Channel!


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Mento Buru: Two shows, February 16th and 20th. Bakersfield, California.

Rojos Calientes: Three shows, February 12th, 13th, and 26th. Various Colorado venues.

Vinyl Soul: CD Release Party February 26th at The Cabana Club in Hollywood!

Lau Miranda: Three nights at Carnaval de Ensenada in Ensenada, Baja California (MX), February 12-14th.

Olio: February 12th, 17th and 25th in the Los Angeles area.


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