Molotov: A perfect storm
Las Vegas is a favorite stop for Latin music artists, but most of the major acts that come through town are pop stars. Spanish-language rock is less common, so the visit from Mexican rock band Molotov is a positive sign for more diversity. It’s also a positive sign for fans of the group, which began in 1995 and has become one of the most successful rock bands in Latin America. With influences ranging from Rage Against the Machine to Mexican rock band Maná, Molotov creates socially conscious rock music with strong hip-hop elements.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Molotov’s debut album ¿Dónde Jugarán Las Niñas?, which Latino pop-culture site Remezcla called “a perfect storm of controversy, incendiary political critique, toxic masculinity, and screaming and slam dancing” in a retrospective. The band’s newest album is 2014’s Agua Maldita, which featured appearances by D.M.C. and won the Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, starting at $35 plus tax and fee, 18+. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster