THE BAND: CHICANO BATMAN
Their Go-To Venue: Fonda Theatre
The Fonda, built in the ‘20s, is one of Hollywood’s first legitimate theaters and is a staggering 31,000-square-feet of pure rock. Chicano Batman, a four-piece Latin-funk band that has generated a cult following across the country, loves the Fonda because of the staff, its proximity to after-show hangouts at Palms Thai Restaurant, and the epic memories from the band’s first show.
“I remember driving out to the Fonda to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2003 when I first started college, and I remember that place being so massive and seeing these sold out shows as an up-and-coming musician,” says guitarist Carlos Arevalo. “Ten years later, to be headlining the place and selling it out, it was unbelievable.”