4 (less obvious) Influences on Las Sucias
Las Sucias is a feminist noise duo formed by Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschma. The Oakland based group's chaotic mix of influences range from old school Caribbean styles such as Reggaetón, Dembow and Dancehall, to Noise, European 1960's vanguard, Goth, Riotgrrrl Punk, Free Jazz, Experimental and Industrial. Additionally their sound was shaped by BOMBA and GAITA DE TAMBORA DE VENEZUELA, styles that already contain a blend of the cultures of Venezuela and Puerto Rico respectively.
Amongst their biggest influences are Latina queens: LA LUPE, IVY QUEEN, CHAVELA VARGAS, RITA INDIANA and CELIA CRUZ, and non-Latina queens DIAMANDA GALAS, LAURIE ANDERSON, PATTY WATERS, and ELIZABETH FRASER.
Still they have other big aural guides that are perhaps less obvious. Las Sucias gave The Lab a little homework as preparation for their live recording for a new LP this Saturday April 23.
Can't make the performance? Las Sucias' vinyl record is one of many rewards included in The Lab's Kickstarter Keep It Experimental. Watch and learn, you will be quizzed this Saturday.