From his work in the exploding early Hollywood punk music scene with his band The Plugz, producing bands like The Gun Club, to film scoring, building a substantial acting career, and founding Fatima Records, Tito Larriva truly earns the title given to him by the LA Times: Renaissance Man.
The Plugz were an inspiring beacon for the early Latino/Latinx punk community. Scholars of Latino culture recognize the band for their unconventional version of “La Bamba” and their influence
on Chicano/Xicanx rockers of Southern California.
Larriva brought his unique sensibility to the score of the cult classic “Repo Man”, featuring “Hombre Secreto,” a Spanish-language version of the 60’s nugget “Secret Agent Man”. His career continued with an energetic ferocity, building a prolific collection of credits, including producing “The Pee-Wee Herman Show” cast album, The Gun Club’s debut ”Fire of Love”, his role in David Byrne’s “True Stories” and into the 80’s with Larriva’s new incarnation, The Cruzados. In 1992, The Cruzados gave way to Tito & Tarantula where Larriva began his relationship with Robert Rodriguez. He went on to act, score, and perform in a half-dozen Rodriguez films, notably “From Dusk Till Dawn” where his song “After Dark” was prominently featured. Tito and Tarantula is set to release their highly-anticipated album, “Brincamos" This latest offering is a sonic journey that explores the depths of the human soul, laced with the raw power of rock and the rich tapestry of the band Latino/Latinx punk Rock heritage. Each track is a testament to the artist's ability to transcend boundaries, genres, and language, creating a sound that resonates with fans across the globe. From soulful ballads to high-octane anthems, "Brincamos" promises to be a musical masterpiece that reflects Tarantula's evolution and growth.
European Tour: “Brincamos"
The excitement doesn't end with the album release. Tito and Tarantula are gearing up for the “Brincamos" European tour, taking their dynamic live performance to stages across the continent. Fans will have the opportunity to witness the artist's unique fusion of chaotic Rock and Cinematic landscape, creating an unforgettable concert experience that transcends. With their powerful vocals, blistering guitar solos, and a stage presence that's second to none, this tour is bound to be a highlight of the year for music enthusiasts.
As the release of “Brincamos" draws near, and the European tour kicks off in April, Tarantula invites fans old and new to join them on this exciting journey. Their music is a testament to the enduring power of Rock and the unifying force of Latino cultural pride.
Stay tuned for the release of “Brincamos" and be sure to catch Tito and Tarantula on their European tour, a musical experience that promises to be unforgettable.