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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!

Singer-songwriter Oscar Castro also known as CALONCHO, takes inspiration from folk, reggae and 60s beach rock, and is known for using organic found sounds during his recording process. His signature chill and nostalgic vibes can be heard on albums, Fruta (which was nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards) and Fruta (Vol. II).

city guide:
Mexico City, MX
El Imperial
Bar and live music venue in Condesa with a rock and roll vibe. THE place in Mexico City to discover emerging acts both big and small. Arrive early for the opening bands, check out a neighboring bar next-door and return to check out more music as you please.
De Alvaro Obregon 293, Agencia Municipal de Donaji, 68020 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
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Metropolitan Theater
One of Mexico's best-known theatres and former movie palaces. Built in 1943 it seats just over 3,000 guests. Today it showcases everything from plays, concerts, dance and more and is the site of Mexico City’s National Jazz Festival.
Av Independencia 90, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
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Café Passmar
A coffee oasis in the middle of a bustling market. Café Passmar has some of the freshest coffee around as the beans are sourced locally and roasted next door at their micro roastery.
Insurgentes San Borja, 03100 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
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La Discoteca
Record shop that also has an online store and offers workshops and classes with a focus on electronic and independent music.
Calle Zacatecas 43, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
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La Finca Santa Veracruz
Cozy cafe that sources coffee from small farmers in Mexico. Featuring medium and finely roasted beans paired with a small selection of pastries. Lovely spot for a mid-day snack and a good book.
Sevilla 15, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico