Al Borde’s Battle of the Bands Highlights LA Rock en Español

By Gaby AlvaradoMay 29, 2014AB's Top Music News, Music
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By Gaby Alvarado | May 29, 2014

Latin Alternative rock loving Angelinos got to see and hear new, up-and-coming bands at the free Acoustic Session presented by Al Borde.

Spanish rock fans flocked to Al Borde’s free Acoustic Sessions on Thursday, May 22nd at La Huasteca, in Los Angeles, for an unprecedented evening that showcased the “Battle of the Bands” competition, the first of its kind in 17 years of Al Borde’s history.

Each of the “Acoustic Sessions” concerts reaffirms Al Borde’s continued support for the evolution of the Los Angeles music and rising artists in today’s music scene. This time, three emerging local alternative bands, Kronica Azul, Proyecto E, and Bilingual Delinquent, were chosen as finalists among hundreds of gifted artists from which only one group stole the votes of the eager crowd.

Captivating over 100 people in attendance, finalist and headliner Kronica Azul, an indie alternative Spanish rock band from LA, performed a mix of Mexican and American rock. Following this talented group was Proyecto E, an independent music production who set the mood with its Spanish rock songs embodying inspirational messages of overcoming daily challenges in life.

“We are extremely thankful with Al Borde for supporting and appreciating our development as artists,” shared the six members of the band minutes before their performance. “Even if we don’t win tonight, we will keep participating in future contests and following Al Borde’s effort on building the Latino indie/alternative music scene everywhere.”

The mood was already set with the fans of the female pop-rock music band and winner of the night, Bilingual Delinquent. Their performance charmed the animated crowd with a fusion of music influences from Rock, Pop, Ballad, Latin styles, Classic, Rock, and Rumba. Unaware that they were destined to conquer the stage, the four members proved themselves in a historic event where the female-powered melodic tunes will be remembered for a very long time.

Excited about their win, Bilingual Delinquent wasn’t thinking about the competition. “We wanted to have fun and perform for the people who came to support us. After all, they were the ones in charge of voting, so the crowd deserved a good show.”

Now, Bilingual Delinquent will compete with the winner of the Al Borde’s upcoming summer concert on July 10th, 2014. After an exciting one-year competition the winner of all the shows will open the most expected event of 2014: “Día de los Muertos” concert on November 2nd, 2014.

In addition to the performances of these leading bands, attendees also enjoyed drinks and prizes courtesy of the event’s main sponsor, Jack Daniels. Among the many promotions, the most coveted prize of the night was an electric guitar signed by singer and songwriter, Julieta Venegas. The dynamic Al Borde events team managed to conduct a very successful raffle through social media using the event’s hashtag #ABMusica.