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(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 came ...
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 ...
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 wonderful Chicanx writer from San Francisco. Imagine that you're sitting alone, in a field that you went to specifically because you were feeling overwhelmed; insecure; too much impostor syndrome to even sit still.
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 person who is also a person with severe anxiety, I called them exactly on schedule.
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, ...
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. ...
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 demisexuality - defined, generally, as a sexual orientation in which someone feels sexual attraction only to people with whom they have an emotional bond.
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 space for me and my over-embellished cat sweaters in emo. I was meant to be the fangirl.
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, and feeling safe along side your oldest friends. Those friends that even though you don't talk much anymore, they tend to always be there when you need them.
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.
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 jobs in my time, and through out them all there were always creatives beside me.
Jay Som is taking the indie world by storm and spoke about it while doodling.
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 the point where I just don't go anywhere, because it's easier, but sometimes I have to make some hard choices.
Though he's mostly known as the bassist for Never Young, Nikolas Escudero just released 100.
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 ...
Local San Francisco band Sirena Victima release groundbreaking self-titled album and bring it live to us at Hemlock on September 4.
King Woman is more than a rock band, King Woman is Kristina's way to not only save herself but other women.
Quaaludes is a band about them and for other women-identified musicians taking their own space and not being ashamed of it.
Frankie Cosmos is the brain child of Greta Kline, but lately it's been more of a love child.
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 ...
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 bands filled with en...
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 year old has been acti...
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 to shows on a monthl...
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 now, so finally seeing them just brought a bolt of energy and inspiration through me.
This piece crosses the line from personal narrative to music journalism.
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 have put their whole souls faith in is wrong. I was raised Catholic, still am very culturally Catholic.
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 apartment, and for some reason I agreed.
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 cute, never said no, and could speak Spanish so fluently that my whole family in Mexico was startled by my existence.
Poetry, Erika Delgado, 12
By Erika Delgado Once again I had to re-enter the billion-year-old house where my grandmother hides from everything. Waiting in her crypt, she slowly crawls out of her room, fixing the curtains as she passes. I say hello and kiss her soft falling cheek. In Spanish, she tells me how I should smile more.
by Erika Delgado My whole life I wanted to be white. Not just light skinned. Not just passing as white. I mean pure white. Clear white skin, freckles, straight blonde hair, and a thin figure, with a culturally white background. I would lie to people about I came from.