April 14, 2001

The Aztlan Fest 2001 will be held on Thursday May 17, at Fiesta Hall in San Diego and Sunday May 20, at the Grand Olympic Auditorium Grounds in Los Angeles.

The festival will hit San Diego on Thursday May 17 with a line-up that will work its way up to the 45+ artists for Sunday May 20 at the Grand Olympic Auditorium Grounds, featuring the most popular Chicano talent California has to offer. In Los Angeles, the festival will have 3 Stages with performances representing all the genres involved.

Featuring such artists as Voodoo Glow Skulls (who have just returned from en European Tour), Union 13 (who will head out on the Epitaph Punk-O-Rama Tour this summer), Las 15 Letras (Atwater/Echopark natives hit the tour in support of their independent sophomore album titled 'Ya Era Tiempo,' produced by John Avila (bassist for Oingo Boingo), Caradura (Northern Cali's prodigal ska-punk sons), Chencha Berrinches (Southgate natives, these kids are growing up & still keeping it raucous), Skarnales (Houston Texas rockabilly skansters), Los Alex (energetic melodic punksters from Tijuana will warm up before entering the studio to record their first album on upcoming L.A. based indie label SourPOP) and Orixa (Northern Cali punk).

Other bands confirmed on the Aztlan Fest 2001, are Engrave, Infamy, Rhyme Poetic Mafia, Earthquake Institute, N.M.E., and more.

Festival organizer Aztec Entertainment President, Mario Cobian comments on the range of bands and mission, 'our goal is to promote the often overlooked Chicano Underground rock and rap genres. In doing so we've created one of the most unique festivals in the country-reaching young and informed Bilingual and Bicultural Chicano audiences.

Aztlan Fest 2001 dates, artists and venues as follows (subject to change):

Thursday May 17 San Diego
Fiesta Hall located at 1770 Palm Ave. Imperial Beach/San Diego
Time: 2:00pm-11:45pm
Tickets: Presale $16 (ends 5/12/01), $20 at the door.
Ticket & Info: Hotline 619- 575-0937 or 619-233-1129

Voodoo Glow Skulls (punk-ska), Chencha Berrinches (ska), 5ta Madre (rock-alternative-hip-hop), Las 15 Letras (punk), G13 (rap-metal), Earthquake Institute (hip-hop), Dukkah (rock-alternative), Los Alex (energetic melodic punk), Ohtli (alternative)

Sunday May 20 Los Angeles
The Grand Olympic Auditorium – Grounds Area
Time: 11:45am - 11:30pm
Tickets: Direct with no service charge call: 310.876-1840
Ticketmaster: $18 (until 5/20/01: Plus service charge)
At-the-Gate/Grand Olympic Auditorium Box Office: $22 (no service charge). Tickets also available at all Ticket Master Centers including Robinsons/May, The Wherehouse, Tu Musica, Ritmo Latino and Tower Records stores. To charge by phone, call (213) 480-3232. In Orange County: (714) 740-2000.

STAGE 1: Main-Stage
Voodoo Glow Skulls, Chencha Berrinches, Las 15 Letras, Union 13, Los Skarnales, Orixa, Caradura, Emaue, and Skalavera.

Stage 2: Stage Dos
Los Tumbados, Pro-fe-cia, Engrave, Infamy, Double Agent, Schizm, Los Alex, Destruction Made Simple, Punch, Flattbush, N.M.E., Rascuache, 5ta Madre, 3rd Degree Burn, Tribu de Ixchel, Dissnfranchised, Yerba Buena, and Chelsea

Stage 3: Hip-Hop & Rap
Rhyme Poetic Mafia, Earthquake Institute, Terminal Madness, La Paz, Street Platoon, El Nuevo Xol, N'Cognito, O.T.W., The Answer, Ugly Percent, Last Prophets, West P.D.S., The Fifth, Trilogy, Crooked Stilo, Afaze, Blunts LLA, Krazy Race, MSDC, Def Kon Unit, The Chosen, Enhanced Vision Project and Voodoo Click.

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