Pila Seca Ready to Conquer Colorado
By Jesús Aguado
The group Pila Seca mixes musical genres from pop to electronic or hip hop to Latino and funk. Those rhythms are ready to go to the United States, a country where, according to Pila Seca’s singer, Paco Rivera, people are not radical.
The members of the band are from different cities in the Mexican Republic; however, they met in San Miguel, and in this city they planned and created the group that for years was based at Mama Mía. There they found producer Francis Buckley, who made their dreams possible by helping them to record the singles that took them on an extensive tour in México and the United States. In the US, they visited the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX; Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA; and Chicago, Il, among other cities.
This year, Pila Seca performed in the Magic Town Music Festival, headed by Carrie Cameron, assisted by Russell Henson. In order to promote not only the Sister Cities agreement between San Miguel and Vail, Colorado, but also the culture of San Miguel and the Magic Town Music Festival, Cameron and Henson are taking Pila Seca to Colorado through the Vail Valley Foundation. Paco Rivera commented that the members of the band are very excited about visiting the country again because it is a territory where people are “musically well-educated. They just enjoy the good music.”
“Conquering another country, touching souls with your music and your lyrics is always something exciting, and we are happy to visit Colorado,” said Rivera. The set list for the three or more concerts that they will offer is still unknown, but for sure it will include tracks from Mi suerte cambió and Afrodisiac. The set list, according to the singer, always depends on the audience.
No hay diferencia is the title of the new CD that Paco Rivera will do as a soloist. It will be released between August and September this year and will feature some tracks with Jenny from the Mexicats, Benny Ibarra, and Jonás from Plastilina Mosh.
The scheduled performances in Colorado provided during the interview with Pila Seca are as follows:
Tue, Jun 21, 6:30pm, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail
Thu, Jun 23, 8:30pm, Jazz @ Jack’s in Denver
Fri, Jun 24, 7pm, Owsley´s Golden Road, Boulder.