Studio Grand is pleased to welcome back our friends from Lima, Peru -- Latinx indie-folk duo Alejandro y Maria Laura. Join them for their first Bay Area show of 2017 as they present their new album, La Casa No Existe.
Duo, bandleaders, life partners, co-authors, travelers... since 2009, the Peruvian duo Alejandro y Maria Laura have continually shared deeply felt songs like "Folcloricito" or "Jaula" (recorded with Susana Baca); playful and bizarre compositions like "Pez Cacheton De China"; and slightly antisocial ones too, like "Quiero Estar Sola" or "Te Odio".
Their first two records, "Paracaidas" (2011) and "Fiestra Para Los Muertos" (2013), were produced by Matias Cella (producer of Jorge Drexler's "Amar La Trama" and "Cara B"), and showcased the eclectic musical fusions generated by the duo's combined songwriting.
In the past few years, the couple has visited more than twenty Latin American and U.S. cities, have participated in a number of festivals, and have shared the stage with many artists including Kevin Johansen, Javier Barria, and Aterciopelados.
"La Casa No Existe" (2017), Alejandro y Maria Laura's third album, was released recently to both critical and popular acclaim. Fidel Gutierrez from the El Peruano newspaper said, "su principal virtud, sin duda, es la de crear canciones en las que la melancolía es agridulce, los odios tienen una carga de cariño y la ternura está inoculada hasta en las emociones más extrema." ("Their principal virtue, without a doubt, is creating songs where the melancholy is bittersweet, hate has the weight of caring, and tenderness is pierced by the most extreme emotions.")
The new record, produced by Juanito El Cantor (Argentina), was recorded with local musicians from Lima and features contributions from South American artists La La (Peru), Paulinho Moska (Brazil), Perota Chingo (Argentina), and Ezequiel Borra (Argentina). Singles include "Matrimonio" and "Aguita Del Equilibrio" -- the latter song having surpassed 2 million streams on Spotify.
Doors 9:00pm, show 9:30pm
$10-15 sliding scale