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Y La Bamba: Live October 26th

Y La Bamba: Live October 26th

Luz Elena Mendoza, the singer-songwriter behind Portland-based band Y La Bamba, has proven herself to be one of the more restlessly inventive artists in indie rock today. Watching Mendoza grow – and, through her, seeing Y La Bamba grow – has been an enervating experience. While Y La Bamba has always been presented through the prism of Mendoza's perspective, the form of the music has expanded into something positively kaleidoscopic, dazzling in both tone and vision. What started as a serenely beautiful solo project has steadily blown up into something much richer in scope.