Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas stays as curious a musical curator as when she first began two decades ago. The prolific musician with quirky eyebrows and an accordion slung over her shoulder returns to audiences with Algo Sucede, her seventh studio album released in August. Since captivating critics with avant-garde Latin alternative songs earlier on, Venegas explored morphing her music with pop influences that propelled her to commercial success and Grammy awards. On the musician's latest work, a balance is struck between '80s new wave, ranchera and piano ballad sounds. Venegas remains a pensive lyricist penning personal tales of childhood nostalgia and feelings of outrage over mass disappearances in Mexico. The Weekly interviewed Venegas ahead of her performance this weekend at La Tocada, a stacked lineup transforming The Observatory into a Mexi mecca of rock en español.
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