Los Vicios de Papá
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Los Vicios de Papá

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
Band Latin Ska


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"Los Vicios De Papá refine their sound"

"I'll let you in on a secret: the best show you'll see this month is happening on Saturday night at Locals Only. Chicago's Latin-ska pioneers Los Vicios De Papá are making their first appearance in Indianapolis, headlining a night of Latin rock music alongside a trio of local acts, Puntos Cardinales, Los Semilleros and HC4.

Los Vicios De Papá have been refining their unique blend of cumbia, ska and punk rock for over ten years. That decade of experience has paid off in dividends for the eight-piece band, resulting in wildly dynamic, high energy live shows and a rich, finely crafted sound." - Nuvo.net

"Music Concert Review: ... Los Vicios de Papá and GALLO"

"....Following The Lizard Kings were fellow Chicago natives, Los Vicios de Papá. Even though Tijuana No was headlining the night, Los Vicios de Papá were by far my favorite part of the evening. Much like Argentinean ska band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Vicios de Papá’s energetic sound is a melting pot that fuses ska, reggae and genres from various parts of Latin America to form their own unique sound. Lead singer Rene Lemus’s voice blends in harmoniously with the upbeat sound of the instrumental ensemble. While playing a variety of songs from their well known work, among the best performances were of “Iluso” and “Esperanza”. The latter song by far stood out as a proclamation of change and hope for not only the Latino communities, but to the city of Chicago as a whole as it continues to be plagued by violence and a lack of unity." - gozamos.net

"Mustard Plug / Los Vicios de Papa Live in Chicago"

"...Los Vicios de Papa came on stage next. They were a Latin-tinged, Spanish-speaking ska band from the southside of Chicago. Holy crap were they fun. The only drawback was not understanding the Spanish lyrics, but the crowd went crazy. You could tell these guys were feeding off the audience. The energy they put into this performance was something you don't see too often from openers. The bassist was especially good, and the horn section was very tight. Each song brought something unique and different which kept things interesting. There was actually a pit going on in the front which got pretty intense at points." - punknews.org


2013 - Fiesta Y Lucha LP



Los Vicios de Papรก is a high energy Latin fusion band with a passion for social justice set to the roots sounds of latin immigrant beat.

LVDP was born out of a crumbling public education system and failing immigration policy in Chicagos Back of the Yards neighborhood. Our sound carries with it lyrics stemming from our struggling and undocumented youth experience. We are a response to these systemic and unjust inequities; we create an upbeat way out.

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