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I Ching Gatos

Rank #10 US San Antonio, TX Indie / Esoteric / Outsider

50% of sales go to the charity Oxfam America.

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Sounds Like: The Velvet Underground, Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Manager: Presently open to suggestions.

Bio: I Ching Gatos began in 1990 as Tequila Mockingbird. The original four members broke up the band and then reformed some months later, this time using the name I Ching Gatos.
The band garnered good press locally and made an impact on the local alternative scene. We were regulars at the local alter... See Full Bio

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View my music video "Wall of Silence": http://www.reverbnation.com/q/57swey


“Armed with the Nuggets collection and an off-color, multilingual pun that would make James Joyce jealous, I Ching Gatos have crafted a Mysterious Mess. Guitarist and lead vocalist Joe Sanchez assures “I’m OK, I’m just in a whole lot of pain,” before enumerating a laundry list of modern-day bellyaches. While most of the album’s songs conclude with exuberantly loud and sloppy guitar solos (think “Cortez the Killer” working against a shot clock) this one fades into an ambient haze. “White Flour Tortillas” follows with what at first seems to be a goofy, one-note joke but ends up as a commentary on culture loss. “Nothing but Money” and “It’s Not in the Medicine” seem too excessively, unselfconsciously awesome to’ve been released anytime after 1979, but “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and “Suicide Bomber” offer a one-two punch of current-ish political rhetoric that’d be easier to take seriously if it didn’t sound like the band wer”
— Jeremy Martin, The San Antonio Current
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Recent Blogs

Not Scared
Jan 14, 2012
We prepare to do battle against the forces of darkness. Our weapons are music, t... [more]
Natural World
Jan 9, 2012
Refrigerators and microwaves Have replaced the hearth in our homes. We’ve got ai... [more]
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    Is It On? Released on Dec 1, 2012
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    Mysterious Mess Released on Jan 1, 2009


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  • Sat

    Oct 11

    San Antonio, TX, US | 7:00pm
    Gallista Gallery
    San Antonio, TX, US
    Sat Oct 11 7:00pm


    Gallista Gallery Second Saturday Lone Star Arts District block party with Music, Art, Food, and Fun Everywhere! Gatos and Friends from 7:00 - 8:00 The Jazz Poets from 8:00 - 10:00 featuring, Eduardo Garza

  • Sat

    Oct 4

    San Antonio, TX, US | 7:00pm

    San Antonio, TX, US
    Sat Oct 04 7:00pm


    Mary Rodriguez is throwing a breast cancer event and Jeremiah Bredvad is hosting. Wearing pink is fully enforced to represent you support breast cancer awareness so please come dress to impress in your best pink outfit!!! We will be having live bands, live body painting, live art, tattoo raffles, best dress contest and much more!!!!! $5 to get in and 100% of the proceeds we make at the door will be going directly to WINGS a non-profit organization so come out 10/4/2014 and show your support!!

  • Sat

    Sep 27

    San Antonio, TX, US | 8:00pm

    San Antonio, TX, US
    Sat Sep 27 8:00pm


    GatoSongs for everyone. We begin at seven and play through the sunset till it gets really dark and cool. Great food, family friendly, outdoors under lots of trees - AND I Ching Gatos - to serve you better.

  • Sat

    Sep 27

    San Antonio, TX, US | 12:00pm
    Southwest Worker's Union
    San Antonio, TX, US
    Sat Sep 27 12:00pm


    This year 100 TPCSATX is partnering up with P.E.A.C.E. Initiative and Southwest Workers Union to host a loud mouthed call against police violence in solidarity with the global event 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official). Join us! Special guest poets include: Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero Jim Lavilla Havelin Octavio Quintanilla Vincent Cooper Gerard Robledo Rod Carlos Stryker Don Mathis Mondrea Harmon Victoria Garcia-Zapata Klein The Jazz Poets And many more Bring your poetry!

  • Sat

    Sep 20

    Weslaco, TX, US | 10:00pm

    Weslaco, TX, US
    Sat Sep 20 10:00pm


    joechinggato returns to his ancestral homeland to rock the Valley with organic grenades and Gatossongs for everyone! Come and get it!

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  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist) Chuck Brunicardi
    "Flying Machine" edgy violin and style is phenomenal i Ching Gatos. You are indie heroes. Best wishes from LA.
  • Susan Martin (Artist) Susan Martin
    Fine tunes and great energy!
  • Madison Audio (Artist) Madison Audio
    Greetings I can "energize" your songs by mastering them. You may send a song for a free mastering. Cheers madisonaudio@hotmail.com
  • I Ching Gatos (Artist) I Ching Gatos
    Thanks, y'all! It's great to get the feedback.
  • RSA210TX (Fan) RSA210TX
    The new album kicks ass!!! Great job!!
  • Cyclops Cow (Artist) Cyclops Cow
    Your band is awesome, I love all of your tunes...keep on rocking!
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Q: How can I be more" I Ching Gato "in my daily life? Or, how can I stop it? Love the Surface too.
A: Hi - Mike - whoa! Reverbnation-land. It's all so surreal. How can you get more? Unfortunately, you have no choice - there's a whole lot more to come - and soon! How can you stop it? You can't. Turn in, tune in, drop in.

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