Luis Álvarez "El Haragán" (Courtesy photo)
A music career of 30 years? Yes, that’s the case for singer and composer Luis Álvarez “El Haragán”. He is the founder and leader of Mexican rock band El Haragán y Compañía, who in early June embarked on a U.S. tour to celebrate his successful and continuous musical career.
El Haragán y Compañía’s musical repertoire is comprised of 16 albums, a near dozen movie soundtracks that showcase the group’s music, and has participated with dozens of artists ranging from Los Tigres del Norte and Los Tucanes de Tijuana, to Emmanuel del Real (Café Tacvba), Alex Lora, Javier Bátiz and Johnny Laboriel, among many others.
On top of their various vital recognitions and significant awards, the group that hails from Mexico City, has an extensive experience of leaving their mark on all kinds of stages: from the modest and smallest to the largest and most recognized in the Mexican, European and American regions.
El Haragán’s music contains a great diversity of rhythms and musical proposals. One of the most distinctive characteristics is in the lyrics which serve as music chronicles that describe the many existential problems that people face in the megalopolis of Mexico City and the suburbs that surround it. El Haragán manages to do all of this with a sense of sharp humor – take the group’s name for example.
In spite of the little diffusion of their music in the mass media, El Haragán y Compañía enjoys great success – their massive shows are proof of it. What was once a word of mouth recommendation is now a phenomenon difficult to ignore by both the media and international attention.
Songs like “Mi Muñequita Sintética”, “Él No Lo Mató”, “En El Corazón No Hay Nada”, “No Estoy Muerto” and “Bajando en la Esquina” to mention a few, are classic songs in an audience of all ages and also form part of Mexican National Rock’s timeless hits.
“Rumbo a los 30” [On the way to 30] continues its U.S. leg on Saturday, August 10, 2019, with a much-awaited show at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Tickets start at $40 for general admission and $70 for VIP. Doors open at 9 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ticketon.com