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I Ching Gatos

I Ching Gatos

Indie / Esoteric / Outsider San Antonio, TX  US


  • Is It On?
    Is It On? Released on Dec 1, 2012
  • Mysterious Mess
    Mysterious Mess Released on Jan 1, 2009



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  • Los Perros Del Barrio (Artist)
    Los Perros Del Barrio
    Orale! Here's a "Big Bow-Wow" from Los Perros.
  • Jesse James & GGBR (Artist)
    Jesse James & GGBR
    I'm pretty much in love with this stuff. Great manic gods have shined upon you! Hope to catch a show soon.
  • 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!
  • I Ching Gatos (Artist)
    I Ching Gatos
    Thanks, y'all! It's great to get the feedback.
  • RSA210TX (Fan)
    The new album kicks ass!!! Great job!!


  • local planets
  • Everything here is black and white.
  • The joke's on us!


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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“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

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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