Chicano Batman & Lido Pimenta At Brooklyn Steel-Brooklyn, NY

Chicano Batman & Lido Pimenta At Brooklyn Steel-Brooklyn, NY


Brooklyn Steel was buzzing with the anticipation of CHICANO BATMAN coming to the
stage. The energy in the room was felt throughout the venue. The fans were getting antsy and
hungry for the new tracks of their newest release Notebook Fantasy. Chicano Batman,
fronted by the ever energetic B.A.R.D.O. took to the stage with an energy I can only describe
as Jaggerish!!! He is literally Mexico’s answer to Mick Jagger but with a twist that only Chicano
Batman can pull off. Several of the songs on the new album like Beautiful Daughter, Fly, The
Way You Say it, Losing My Mind, and Fairytale Love had the audience singing along and
giving raucous applause at the end of each song.
Some of the songs as they are sung in Spanish by bassist Eduardo Arenas, they bring a
nostalgic feel to them with an edgy political message in some. A song like La Jura, speaks on
the inefficiency of the police force and how they are doing their job badly. La Manzanita, is a
funny experience had by him offering a shiny apple to a homeless man who ultimately could
not eat the apple as he was toothless. Era Primavera, speaks of a lover’s memory of a time in
his past. To say that the latinos in the audience were deep into the lyrics is an understatement.
They sang, they cheered and applauded the songs with much enthusiasm. B.A.R.D.O. up his
energy throughout the entire set jumping from keyboards, to guitar and dancing all the while
and even reaching and shaking hands as far as he could reach beyond the barricade that was
the photo pit. He loves his audience and they love him.
The opening act was Lido Pimiento, and she brought a unique blend of cultural and
folkloric singing to the masses at Brooklyn Steel. Her vocal range ran the gamut and everyone
in attendance was in awe of her talent. Singing and mixing electronic music, traditional
indigenous and Afro-Columbian musical styles such as Cumbia and Bullerengue, she sang and
danced her way into the hearts of the audience at large. At times her vocal range bordered on
being operatic and she had a way of moving during her songs that made everyone feel the flow
and the life of her birthplace. She was definitely a unique experience and truly a talent.

Review and Photos By Ray Aponte