The cliché "the hardest
working man in show biz" has really been overused,
but perhaps it is the best way to describe Alfredo Ortiz.
Most people who have seen the Beastie Boys 1996 Tibetan
Freedom Concert set either on video or in person will recall
that Alfredo played percussion. Plus in 1998, Alfredo played
percussion on stage every night during the Hello
Nasty world tour. This was the duty previously held
by Eric Bobo. Yet, Alfredo's
involvement with the the Beastie Boys goes beyond these
In 1995 Alfredo played with Money
Mark when his services were required. As recent as the
summer 2001 Change Is Coming tour, Alfredo was spotted
playing the drums for Money Mark. In addition to that tour
in 2001, he went out on the road with Adam
Horovitz and AWOL for
the BS 2000 Simply Mortified tour.
When he isn't working for some element
of the Beastie Boys, Alfredo plays in a band called Los
Villains. Their brand of southern punk is showcased in their
jaw dropping album Punk Rock Pow Wow. Los Villains
(comprised of Vincent Hidalgo, Alfredo Ortiz, Dave Hidalgo,
Louie Perez III, Billy Harrigan, and Athony Todaro) are
based out of Los Angeles and play gigs in the area on a
regular basis. Hungry for some Hardcore...Buy the Album!
The cd is only $8.00!