((Chikita Violenta)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Mexico's Chikita Violenta are a band of five closely linked to Broken Social Scene. And the fandom works both ways. Not only does their big and climactic chamber-pop rock full of rapturous riffs and drawn-out keyboard choruses sound very similar to that massively successful Canadian collective, but the members of B.S.S. themselves also lent their talents to Chikita Violenta's debut album (the album also included Do Make Say Think's Charles Spearin).

Broken's Kevin Drew (with Metric's Jimmy Shaw) recently performed with Chikita Violenta as a guest player in their band. And (the links just keep coming) Chikita enlisted Broken Social Scene's producer (Dave Newfeld) to record their latest album, The Stars and Suns Sessions. Phew. So I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if you like Broken Social Scene, you'll like Chikita Violenta. They're just as good.
Published April 22, 2008
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