felix y los gatos

V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
Felix Peralta and David Barclay Gomez of Felix y Los Gatos
Courtesy of the artist via Facebook

Aural Fixation

The Cool Cats

Felix y Los Gatos bring it

Felix y Los Gatos have seen it all and they’ve probably played it all too, from infectious party rock to intuitively formed, precisely executed zydeco.
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Felix Peralta and David Barclay


Musical Stew

Today marks the celebratory release of Ocho, the new album from Felix y los Gatos. Mel Minter wrote about the band’s South Valley gris-gris in this week’s music section.

Felix Peralta and David Barclay


South Valley Gris-Gris

Felix y los Gatos conjures spellbinding sounds

Judging from Ocho, the new album from Felix y los Gatos, Felix Peralta (guitar, vocals) has been knee-deep in some hard times lately: relationship problems, too much partying, trying not to party, homesickness (living in the Heights and aching for the South Valley), car trouble and so on.

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Song Roulette

Guitarist and vocalist Felix Peralta is releasing a new album—Ocho—with his band, Felix y los Gatos. We asked the multigenre-influenced musician to give his catalog of songs a spin. Here are the random results.

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V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012
Work by Miguel Mejía
Work by Miguel Mejía


Mexico City to Burque

Festival Cervantes opens tonight with graffiti from south of the border

In its first year, the Festival Cervantes is a series of events put on by the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque with the aim of spreading the Spanish language through the medium of art. The fest kicks off this evening at UNM’s Latin American and Iberian Institute with a graffiti show from Mexico City artist Miguel Mejía (aka Neuzz), who’s come in specifically for the event. See the above link for a full schedule of events, which go through Monday.

Work by Miguel Mejía

Culture Shock

Festival Cervantes

If you've read one book in Spanish, chances are it's Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. The classic account of delusional heroism is taught in high schools around the country, and it’s many a Spanish-as-a-second-language student's gateway into literary art set to a foreign tongue.

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V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012

Music to Your Ears

Le Chat Lunatique Unveils Nouveau Vintage Video

See the premiere of Le Chat Lunatique’s “Demonic Lovely” video at Low Spirits—where parts of it were shot—on Friday.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
Baraka Moon

Music Feature

A Note by Any Other Name ...

Musicians comment on their place in the global scene

World music.

The term irks me like a pebble in the shoe. If it’s in the world and it’s music, literally all music is world music. Or, maybe the term applies to anything non-Western. As David Byrne says, “Western pop is the fast food of music,” so perhaps if music is complicated or has substance it’s “world.” But what about vapid French pop? World. If it comes from somewhere you’ve never been, or it’s in a language you don’t understand, world.

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V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011

Group Hug

All-ages SOS Music Fest is tomorrow! Buy cheap tickets today!

The Alibi’s Group Hug Events presents live music, beer, food, vendors and art at Expo New Mexico’s Spanish Village. Pace yourselves—there’s a lot to do at this all-day, all-ages affair tomorrow. Let the sun worship begin!

You can buy your tickets in advance for only $10 up until noon tomorrow when the gates open. They’re $15 at the door. (Kids 10 and under get in free.)

Check out this lineup:

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V.19 No.49 | 12/9/2010
Felix Peralta and lady friend


The Cat Goes to the Dark Side

Felix Peralta’s Gato Malo

“Damn right I have the blues,” proclaims singer/songwriter/guitarist Felix Peralta in a burst of enthusiasm about his new, almost solo CD, Gato Malo, Acoustic Blues for the Grave, Volume 1. The front man for Felix y Los Gatos, Peralta is better known for the consistently upbeat dance music that band pumps out. But he has another side, one he’s been more in touch with recently.

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V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010

Sonic Reducer

Felix y los Gatos Green Chile Gumbo

On Green Chile Gumbo, the third release from Albuquerque’s Felix y los Gatos, just about every track is another good argument to stop worrying and thinking too much—just get up and dance.

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