Erika Delgado

Writer. Freelance Journalist. Word Spitter.

A chicana, humorist, and music writer from the SF Bay Area.

Portfolio

Music Journalism

Meet Cuco, the 19-year-old Chicano making it as a form of resistance - The Bay Bridged - San...
(photo: Jerry Rangel) Growing up first-generation Chicanx gave me access to multiple worlds, but mostly one where there weren't many people like me in the media. Even when it...
Review + Photos: Conor Oberst at the Fox - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music
Conor Oberst (photo: Jon Bauer) Also Titled: How To Be Sad in Public I have seen Conor Oberst live over 15 times in the last seven years, but the last ...
Way Out West: Pumpkin - The Alternative
Posted: by The Editor FFO: Beat Happening, Sports, Girlpool For this week's Way Out West we have a special guest writer. Enjoy the following recommendation from Erika Delgado, a...
An interview with the Genrequeer rebels Sons of an Illustrious Father
It was the late afternoon. I was laying in bed, and the members of Sons of an Illustrious Father were grocery shopping. Since I had those pre-interview jitters, like any normal...
Interview: Celebrate your personal growth with Vagabon - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area...
If you're looking for an album to get you out of bed, an album to make you feel empowered on days where you feel powerless, I suggest Vagabon's Infinite Worlds, ...
Noise Pop: Saw Tacocat while dressed as Tacocat at Starline - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay...
Tacocat (By: Joey Pangilinan) In 2015, I had the best Halloween costume ever. Three days of taco fun: Friday, I was a fish taco. Saturday, I was a Taco Bell. ...
Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis on Demisexuality and Solo Project Sad13
Sadie Dupuis, best known as the lead singer of indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz, was teaching writing at UMass Amherst in 2011 when she came across a student paper that dealt with...
Interview: Lisa Prank is everything you needed in middle school
Growing up, I was like any other weirdo kid in the fact that I loved emo because I was very emotional, and I loved bright colors because Lisa Frank. But there was never much...
Album: Three - Diners
words: Erika Delgado Sometimes you need music that reminds you that the simple things in life are what makes it worth it. Those simple moments of being back in your hometown,...
Interview: Doodling with SOAR
When friendship and collaboration are the most valued things in a band, it comes out in the the way it all mashed in perfect chaos. SOAR is Chaotic Good.
Doodling with Hazel English
You'd never except to meet a possible pop star while your both repetitiously steaming secondhand designer clothes, but that's how I met Hazel English . I've had a lot of weird...
Doodling with Jay Som: Rocking out with our socks out
Jay Som is taking the indie world by storm and spoke about it while doodling.
Doodling With Plush
Lately I've been having the problem where whenever I actually want to go to a show, there's too many bands I want to see everyone playing on that one night. Sometimes it gets to...
Nikolas Escudero releases honest debut album '100'
Though he's mostly known as the bassist for Never Young, Nikolas Escudero just released 100.
Q&A: Told Slant shares the healing aspects of creating, and plays BOTH June 2 - The Bay Bridged -...
The day that "Tsunami" by Told Slant was released, I was in desperate need to have someone tell me "Isn't this silly and aren't you beautiful." So I replayed the ...
Sirena Victima release self-titled album and kick off tour at Hemlock - The Bay Bridged - San...
Local San Francisco band Sirena Victima release groundbreaking self-titled album and bring it live to us at Hemlock on September 4.
Interview: King Woman on creating, mental illness, and feminism
King Woman is more than a rock band, King Woman is Kristina's way to not only save herself but other women.
Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy - The Bay Bridged - San...
Quaaludes is a band about them and for other women-identified musicians taking their own space and not being ashamed of it.
Q&A: Frankie Cosmos talks fave cereal, plays Swedish American Hall April 16
Frankie Cosmos is the brain child of Greta Kline, but lately it's been more of a love child.
Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home
Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk Out of all the Bay Area music projects I've found out about in 2015, South Bay's Try The Pie has to be one of the most meaningful ...
Q&A: Tonopah & Kitchen Hips on touring, DIY, female musicians, and their new albums
Tonopah and Kitchen Hips are two ice cream devouring bands from LA that are going on a West Coast tour, and dropping down in the Bay Area twice along the way. Both very genuine...
Treasure Island Preview: An interview with Shamir, the 20 year old killing the game.
There are many musicians and bands playing at Treasure Island Music Festival, and all of them are worth knowing, but Shamir is the one you need to keep an eye out for. The 20...
The emo kid's guide to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
The first time I went to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was 2010. This was the first time I saw Conor Oberst live. I had been a fan for 5 years, but I was barely 18 and barely going...
An Interview with Marian Li Pino of La Luz - chifladazine.com
An Interview with Marian Li Pino of La Luz On August 10, 2015 I finally caught La Luz live at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. I had been wanting to see them for a couple years...
Burger A Go Go 2015 by Erika Delgado or "The Weekend I Punched a Teenage Boy"
This piece crosses the line from personal narrative to music journalism.

Personal Narrative

My Father's Surrogate Mother - chifladazine.com
By Erika Delgado - with help of her parents, Maria Del Carmen and Salvador I'm not religious. I define as agnostic, because I do not believe in ever telling someone what they...
A Vague Misunderstanding
A couple years ago I went out with a guy I met off OkCupid. After a few dates of hand holding and listening to mundane monologues about his time at MIT, he invited me to his...
How to Ignore Los Chismosos - chifladazine.com
How to Ignore Los Chismosos According to my mother there was a time in my life that I didn't speak Spanish like a gringa mensa, when I was 5. Apparently back then I was really...

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