(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, Ca 93257) – Eagle Mountain Casino continues its 2017 concert series with Los Huracanes Del Norte and Conjunto Primavera. They will be appearing at Eagle Mountain Casino on October 20th at 8:00PM. Tickets are on sale now through Eagle Mountain Casino’s web site (www.eaglemtncasino.com) or the gift shop (800)903-3353; $50.00 Reserved, $40.00 GA; doors open at 7:00PM shows at 8:00PM.
With more than 40 years at the top of the regional Mexican music market and a discography boasting better than 50 titles, Los Huracanes del Norte are commonly known as one of música norteña’s most influential groups. Though the group’s musicians originated from the state of Michoacán, it was in San Jose, California that they cultivated their artistic careers. Formed in 1969, the group’s principal members were Heraclio, Jesús, and Francisco García, who, joined by Asunción Rubalcava, called themselves Los Cuatro del Norte. The band was joined in 1972 by a fourth García brother, Guadalupe, who would go on to write to the song that earned the band their first recording opportunity. They recorded their debut record in 1973, featuring Guadalupe’s single “Corrdio de Daniel Treviño,” which got airplay all over California. With the release of their second album, La Gavilla de Burro Prieto, Los Huracanes del Norte were able to tour throughout the region, playing dance halls as far off as Illinois. The band’s breakthrough came in 1978 with the release of La Musiquera, which earned them their first gold record. Los Huracanes’ touring territory was extended to include every corner of the U.S. and numerous stops in Mexico and throughout Central America. Subsequent films appearances familiarized audiences throughout the Spanish-speaking world with Los Huracanes and their unique brand of norteño. Through the mid-’90s, regional Mexican music audiences began to swell, and Los Huracanes del Norte regularly played for audiences of 10,000 to 30,000. In 2003 the band celebrated 30 years as one of the genre’s definitive groups. Every one of their original releases from the late ’90s through 2006’s Puro Pa’ Arriba landed a spot on Billboard’s regional Mexican category’s Top Ten and/ or Latin Albums charts. Their singles were also on the boards at airplay, Heatseeker, and later, on numerous streaming lists.
The hits didn’t stop there and neither did the sold-out transcontinental tours. 2010’s En Vivo Desde Monterrey landed at number eight on the Mexican Regional chart; the following year’s Soy Mexicana landed at 11 and Corridos Que Dejan Huella at 20. Further, 2012’s Como Un Huracan peaked at number seven. In 2015, their self-titled date hit number 16 on the Latin Albums charts. With the release of 2017’s Alma Bohemia, the band commemorated 46 years together. A household name throughout Mexico and much of the U.S., Los Huracanes del Norte remain one of norteño’s leading proponents.
Conjunto Primavera is a Mexican conjunto group from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, México. They were founded on 21 March 1978 by locally born saxophonist Juan Domínguez.
By the time Conjunto Primavera joined the roster of regional Mexican monolith Fonovisa Records in 1996, the romantically inclined sextet had already become one of the leading norteño acts of the day, and yet their popularity only continued to grow, as they began regularly topping the regional charts with their bottomless well of hits. As is typical of chihuahuense bands like Conjunto Primavera, they incorporate saxophone into their sound, and this sets them apart from norteño contemporaries like Los Tigres del Norte who aren’t from the same region of Mexico. The saxophone is a signature component of norteño acts from Chihuahua, the large, mainly arid northwestern state across the border from New Mexico and Texas.
Members of the band included Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Meléndez (vocals), Félix Antonio Contreras (accordion/keyboards), Francisco “Frank” Mata (electric bass), Manuel Rolando Pérez (bass) and Adrián Regalado (percussion). The band made its first album in 1981 and although their early style owed much to the local region, they soon began appealing to a wider audience throughout Mexico and in the Spanish-speaking regions of the southern USA. Noted as purveyors of norteño dance music, cumbia and ranchera, among the songs in Conjunto Primavera’s repertoire in its early years were ‘Sufro Por Ti’, ‘BorachoY Loco’, ‘No Supo Comprenderme’, ‘Amor Fingido’ and ‘El Corrido Del Chore’. Over the years, the band has had various successes including at least three gold discs, the platinum-selling Necesito Decirte (1998), a 2002 BDS Certified Spin Award for ‘No Te Podías Quedar’, a Latin Hot Tracks Billboard placing, as well as Billboard’s Regional Mexican Album Of The Year Male Group in 2002, and a Latin Grammy, for ‘Aún Sigues Siendo Mía’, which won 2006’s Mejor Canción Del Año (Best Song Of The Year).
Tickets are available now through Eagle Mountain Casino’s web site (www.eaglemtncasino.com) or the gift shop (800)903-3353; $50.00 Reserved, $40.00 GA; doors open at 7:00PM show starts at 8:00PM.
Eagle Mountain Casino is a full service casino and is owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. It features 1200 slot machines and 11 table games. Eagle Mountain Casino is a short drive from Bakersfield or Visalia.