Y La Bamba live in concert.
ON TOUR

Y La Bamba

10
critic concert reviews
folk

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

80
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LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
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Critic Consensus

Based on 10 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Y La Bamba is rated as an impressive live performer, with enjoyable shows overall. Y La Bamba concert reviews describe live shows and performances as haunting.

ON TOUR

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Latest release

La Ultima Vez (September 5, 2036)

artist info

GENRE
folk
ORIGIN
Portland, United States (2008 - present)
BIO
Luz Elena Mendoza is a Pisces goddess who plays under the name Y La Bamba. Based out of Portland, Oregon, she graces the west coast with her haunting, angelic voice.
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CRITIC concert REVIEWS

MAGNET Magazine (USA)

May 24, 2023
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In silhouettes of blue, Y La Bamba entranced a sold-out Johnny Brenda’s crowd. Playing behind the brilliant new Lucha, the musical project of Luz Elena Mendoza Ramos wove a haunting and dance-inducing tapestry of harmony.

The Key (USA)

July 27, 2019
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Before she introduced their album’s title track — which recently got a trippy new music video — to close the set, Mendoza announced, This song is for all the women. All the mamas, all the sisters, las tias, las primas — todos los mujeres.

Chunky Glasses (USA)

April 13, 2019
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Songbyrd Music House, Washington, USA

Radio K (USA)

May 2, 2018
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Minneapolis, USA

Buzz Bands LA (USA)

September 7, 2016
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It’s tied together by the full-throated vocals (and palpable force of will) of Luz Elena Mendoza, who’s been likened to a Latina Joanna Newsom, Neko Case or Feist.

Northwest Music Scene (USA)

August 31, 2016
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Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba I spotted in a small group seated near the stage, nearby sat Bryan John Appleby himself with what I would later learn to be his family.

Mezzic (USA)

September 9, 2012
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The Cedar, Minneapolis, USA

Past critic reviews published in

QRO Magazine, The Santa Barbara Independent (USA)

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