LOS AUTENTICOS DECADENTES
Argentinian ska-punk band Los Autenticos Decadentes (One True Thing) was formed in 1986 as a high-caliber party band. Despite these modest intentions, the group’s popularity soon ballooned in its home country, owing in large part to the band’s stylistic versatility and its impressive number of excellent musicians. After releasing its debut album El Milagro Argentino (The Argentine Miracle) in 1990, the band signed with BMG in 1991, releasing Supersonico (Supersonic) later that year and El Nuevo Milagro (The New Miracle) in 1992, which featured the hit “Siga el Baile” (“Follow the Dance”). After the release of Fiesta Monstruo (Party Monster) in 1993, the band’s next big hit came with the release of Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) in 1995. The song “La Guitarra” (“The Guitar”) crested the top of the local music charts.
NO TE VA GUSTAR
Inheriting the fine musical tradition of Uruguay and influenced by the best of Argentine rock, the music of No Te Va Gustar (The Like) (NTVG) traverses a unique path into the heart of its native culture. With heartfelt, intelligent lyrics and a versatile musicality that makes definitive categorization all but impossible, the band boasts a rock-reggae sound that falls somewhere between authentic and cosmopolitan. The band’s six studio releases and two DVDs represent the strength of its live performances, which have taken the group to cities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, and more – a reflection of the immense global popularity that NTVG has amassed in little more than a decade.