Tropa Magica

“Invigorating”, “brilliant”, and “charismatic” are just a slew of the adjectives used to describe Tropa Magica. “The East L.A. duo made a name for themselves by combining alternative, grunge, and psychedelic rock with cumbia." (Spin Magazine)

Having toured nationally and on multiple southwest and west coast tours, they have supported established acts such as Bomba Estereo, Molotov, and comedian Felipe Esparza. The band has boldly and successfully taken on larger LA stages at venues such as The Microsoft Theater, El Rey Theater, and The Hollywood Palladium.

In 2018 and 2019 Tropa Magica performed at So-Cal festival favorites Desert Daze and Tropicalia. At the end of 2019, the band self-released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl EP, Smells Like Cumbia, featuring Nirvana songs as cumbia renditions.

Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a fruitful year for the band. They wrote and recorded the theme song for comedian Felipe Esparza’s new Netflix special and collaborated with the notorious Foo’s Gone Wild on the “Foo Files Cumbia” track released earlier this year. The band has partnered up as ambassadors with 805/Firestone Beer and is sponsored by Fender Guitars and Ernie Ball.

Their sophomore LP, Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recamara, has garnished appraisal by music critics:

“...the psychedelic cumbia-punk that David and Rene Pacheco have pieced together over a decade as Tropa Magica has coalesced into something sublime on their sophomore album”

Grimy Goods

“they’ve spread their wings sonically while losing none of the charisma that made them a hot item at festivals...Tropa Magica’s new album, while born in East L.A., will truly be a child of the world.”

Buzzbands LA

Past Shows


Jun
13
th
2024
Fine Line
Jun
13
th
2024
Fine Line

Shannon and the Clams

with Tropa Magica

More Shows

Oct
12
th
Turf Club

Brooke Alexx

Oct
29
th
First Avenue

Wyatt Flores

with Bo Staloch
Sep
29
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Emarosa

with Laur Elle and Val Astaire
Oct
22
nd
7th St Entry

Jeris Johnson

with Slay Squad and BLAKSWAN