|Carlos Yannacañedo, Carlos Debarrios, Carlos Huerta|
|Born||September 4, 1975|
|Guitarist, Singer, Dancer|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass and Vocals|
|The PeeChees, Rice, Love or Perish, Beehive and the Barracudas, Carlos Cañedo Is Filling Gaps|
Carlos Cañedo (born 1975) is a Mexican-American (chicano) rock musician, professional Argentine Tango dancer/choreographer, and documentary producer. As a musician, Cañedo performed in American punk rock and hardcore bands The PeeChees, Rice, and Beehive and the Barracudas, releasing albums on seminal indie labels Kill Rock Stars, Lookout! Records, and Subpop. He is currently performing in Carlos Cañedo Is Filling Gaps with Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. As a dancer, Cañedo has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Europe and his choreographies have been performed on Broadway and Europe. Carlos was also an associate producer of No No: A Dockumentary, a film about Dock Ellis, the late African-American baseball player turned drug abuse counselor who infamously claims to have pitched a no-hitter on LSD. The Documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Carlos Cañedo first began performing at age 15 in the San Diego-based foodcore band Rice. The band included members of many influential San Diego punk and hardcore bands such as Rop Vasquez of The PeeChees, Jason Crane and Paul O'Beirne of Rocket From The Crypt, Jason Soares of Physics, Matt Anderson of Heroin, and Dustin Millsap of Beehive and the Barracudas. In 1991, the band released a single on the Vinyl Communications label and later an LP on Lookout! Records. The band broke up in 1992. In 1994, Cañedo and fellow Rice member Rop Vasquez moved to the Bay Area and started The PeeChees with Molly Neuman of the Riot Grrrl band Bratmobile and her then-boyfriend Christopher Appelgren, an employee at Lookout! Records. The band released 3 Full-Length LPs on the Olympia-based Kill Rock Stars label, and various singles on various labels including Lookout! Records (which is owned by Appelgren and Neuman) and Subpop. The band toured the United States and Europe before disbanding in 1998. in 1999, the electroclash band Le Tigre sampled Cañedo's guitar riff of The PeeChees song "Fine Watch" for their song "Yr Critique". In 2005, Cañedo and Neuman reunited to play in the New York-based punk rock band Love Or Perish. The band released one album, Start From Zero, and toured the United States and Australia. Cañedo currently plays in Carlos Cañedo Is Filling Gaps with Adam Horovitz and NYC-cabaret singer Bridget Everett.
Cañedo began dancing in the 1990s while a member of The PeeChees. He studied Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires and San Francisco. In 2000, Cañedo moved to New York City and began performing in the show Swango and Tangos Pour La Milonga. He has performed in North America (including acclaimed venues such as NYC's Lincoln Center and MetLife Stadium, Montreal's Place des Arts, and San Francisco's Palace Of Fine Arts), Mexico, Europe, and Argentina. His choreographies have been performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In 2011, Cañedo choreographed Romulo Larrea's Tangos From Gardel To Piazzolla, which received enthusiastic reviews from the New York Times. He is the founder and director of The Tango Company, based in New York City, where he currently resides.