November 18th, 2009

Two Gigs This Week, en Mexico!

I’ve been dying to get back to Mexico City since I first went there a couple years ago. I’m headed there today (primarily to attend the SEM conf) and will be staying through the weekend, and I’m excited to report that in addition to #sem09 I’ll be playing a couple gigs!

Big thx to my colleague in matters ethnomusicological and DJ-wise, the mighty Ripley, for working with Ricardo/Nimbo to put these together. I’d have been psyched to simply attend some interesting music clubs/parties in MX, so actually playing a couple takes the cake. Go, go, great bass coaster!

Anyway, I’ve got a plane to catch shortly, so gotta make this quick. Here’s the deets for any of you who might happen to be in DF or Puebla this week. (I’m amazed and honored to say that I actually do have some readers there! Hope to link up with y’all.)

First, in Mexico City, tomorrow (Thursday) night — a free event @ Salon Calavera (Tacuba 64):

Followed, Friday night, by some sort of house party, out in San Pedro, Cholula (Puebla), a place I’ve wanted to visit for a while, at least since discovering some TCK MEX there

I’ve got to admit that I’m remarkably proud in these cases, odd as it sounds, to represent — according to the flyers/websites — “el vecino del norte” as well as “Massachusetts”!


  • 1. giessel  |  November 18th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    those flyers are dopeeeeeeeeee

    have fun!

  • 2. Daniel H.  |  November 18th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Hopefully I’ll get to be at one of these.

  • 3. Jesse  |  November 18th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    That sounds ridiculously fun. Enjoy!

  • 4. revecca  |  November 18th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    See you en dayeffay!!!

  • 5. Colin  |  November 18th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    q chevere. ¬°disfruta en los eventos de SEM y los clubes!

  • 6. Andrew  |  November 18th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Awesome. I’ve been been aching to get back to Cholula, and now doubly so. Enjoy!

  • 7. kevin  |  November 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm


  • 8. rizzla  |  November 19th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    CAN’T WAIT FOR RIPLEY in MA! will you be back for Kingdom sir?

  • 9. w&w  |  November 19th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    sitting next to ripley right now — awesome that she’s going to play your night on tuesday! and yes, coming back sunday night, so i’ll be able to catch kingdom on monday at beat research and then again the next night in JP. gonna be a fun early week!

  • 10. Andrew  |  November 21st, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Hey Wayne — Did the Cholula show come off? A Cholulteca friend of mine said she went by the address but didn’t find evidence of a party on the block and wondered if it was actually in San Andres Cholula rather than San Pedro.

  • 11. w&w  |  November 21st, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    the show went off (and until way past daybreak). there was something fishy about the address on the flyer, tho I’m pretty sure it *was* in San Pedro. sorry tthat your friend couldn’t find us!

  • 12. » M&hellip  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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  • 13. Mike  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 7:06 pm


    Saw a guy in a “Wax on Wax off” t-shirt on my Mexico DF-Houston flight yesterday, if it was you, I missed a chance to say “Keep up the great work” and give you a cumbia LP or two as a small thanks for all the cool stuff you’ve posted over the years. The reggaeton book was an awesome read too!

  • 14. wayneandwax  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    jajaja, that was so totally me. who else? hilarious. you should have said hello. anyway, thx for dropping a line and offering some kind words. sorry i missed out on those cumbia LPs!

  • 15. Mike  |  November 24th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Safe, but it took me until immigration control to posit the
    “bunch of ethnomusicologists on the plane from Mexico + wax t-shirt = W&W?” equation…anyway, if you are ever in Mexico (DF or better yet Monterrey),
    let me know and I’ll point you to the cumbia motherlode.
    Best, M.


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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